Su-Lynn Chen Photography – the blog

April 3, 2010

Some sneak peaks…

A few shots from a very busy spring season!!

A maternity shoot in Central Park:





And a lovely engagement shoot on the Upper West Side:








Am off to do more post-processing but couldn’t wait to post these images of my RADIANT clients! Am also slightly obsessed with my latest PS3 game…FF XIII! Love the characters, the gameplay, the story.  Hope everyone is enjoying the fabulous weather in NYC!

February 9, 2010

Ming and Marc – Engagement in NYC

Filed under: engagements, New York, Personal, Photography, Uncategorized — Su-Lynn @ 11:57 pm

Sorry for the lack of posting but I had come home from 2 separate vacations to Hawaii (Maui and Kauai) and was packing (and unpacking) furiously. Here are a couple of pics of Ming and Marc, whom I shot around the Upper East and in Central Park. It was a fabulous fall day!! I had already edited the images earlier but recently purchased the new Totally Rad Presets and was just trying to experiment with them. They are great! I’ve still got to get used to learning each one, but I am emjoying myself playing around at the momemt, and learning new ways of post processing.

 We started of at a church on the Upper East Side, boasting a wonderful red door!






Ming and Marc love Magnolia cupcakes, so since I live dangerously near one, I brought some along for our shoot.



I think eating them was their favorite part of the shoot!


Gee, your cupcake looks better than mine!


Gotta love the fabulous orange Hermes billboards. Now if only someone will get me a Birkin…



We moved on to Central Park, where Marc had proposed to Ming. Here’s a silhouette of them in one of the many “tunnels”





Love the lighting here, so I didn’t have to do too much to the pic to keep it’s nice faded tone.


A black and white version


I *heart* the next pic! It got a bit warm so I asked them to hang their coats on the tree next to them.


Marc’s famous for his “kicking the heels” jumps





 Some cute portraits


I think this one’s a keeper!



Love the next two “street” scenes



This was a special shoot for me because as most of you know, Ming is my sister!!! Their wedding is in April of this year, and I can’t wait to be a bridesmaid again (although not looking forward to having to fit into a bridesmaid’s dress again. Bootcamp anyone?)

November 5, 2009

Eva and John :: a sneak peek

Here is a sneak peak at a wonderful session I did earlier this week in Hoboken NJ. There is a park a few blockes from the PATH station, and the beautiful yellow trees were just bursting with color and screaming for a photoshoot!

Eva and John were a very special couple for me because Eva is my good friend from my previous job. We used to sit next to each other and giggle and joke about various people in the office and constantly took “water breaks” with our other colleague, Fatou.

Eva moved to London last year to be with her fiance, John, and also to attend graduate school, so I hadn’t seen her for over a year! When she told me she was visiting NYC and wanted to do a photoshoot, I happily obliged.

Eva told me John was very stiff in front of the camera. I found him to be the exact opposite! We had a blast! I honestly could have shot for hours, but they needed to catch a flight back to London, boo hoo.

I will post more in the next few weeks but here is a sneak peak for now.

Will post more when I get back. Me and the hubs are off to Maui next week for our 1st anniversary! I can’t wait!

On a side note, am SUPER HAPPY that the Yankees have won the World Series! We are huge Yankees fans and have had season tickets for 2 years. Go Yankees! Also glad that Matsui won WS MVP! Totally deserved and I hope they bring him back next year, although, this would be a totally cool way to kinda retire as a Yankee don’t you think?

October 12, 2009

su-lynn chen PHOTOGRAPHY is a featured photographer at Papyrus!! Enter now to win!

Filed under: engagements, Events, New York, Personal — Tags: , , — Su-Lynn @ 9:16 pm

Hi all, some exciting news! I was approached by Papyrus Inc to be part of their featured photographer event promotion they are having in their NYC stores. Each store features a local photographer and they are sponsering a raffle to win a portrait session with me. It’s a 300 dollar value! The particular store featuring my work is at 74th Street and 3rd Ave on the upper east side. I stopped by today to check out the displays, and I was uber excited to see the entry box super full with raffle tickets!! The drawing takes place at the end of the month so you still have some time to enter!

BTW, here is one of the pictures I have for display at the store, from Liz an Dwayne’s engagement session. I was so enamored with their session even though it was taken only days before I had to submit my pictures that I had this one rush printed because I loved it that much!


August 14, 2009

Out of office

Filed under: engagements, New York, Personal, Photography — Su-Lynn @ 5:32 pm

Just wanted to let everyone know that the hubs and I will be on a much-needed vacation starting today until the 25th of August. I will be able to respond to emails and new inquiries though.

Vegas and LA here I come!

Just want to give a huge congrats to my friend, Ellen, who just had her second baby today, a baby girl named Vivian. Congrats!

And also…my little sister, Ming is engaged!!! Woohoo! She and her fiance, Marc will be with us in Vegas and LA and we are super duper excited to be celebrating with them.

 Here’s a few pics I snapped of them in Central Park, the day after their engagement.






July 31, 2009

Sneak Peak :: Jessica and Brandon :: East Village

A quick sneak peak at the gorgeous Jessica and Brandon – shot in the eclectic and colorful East Village. LOVED IT!!

I have 2 shoots coming up this weekend, so lots more posts to come!


July 27, 2009

Danielle and Nathan :: Engagement :: The Highline

Danielle and Nathan are the most charming couple ever. They met while abroad in Japan, their love crossed oceans abound and they now reside in Brooklyn, NY. We met up at the brand new Highline park overlooking the west side of New York City, stretching from Gansevoort street, and extending up until 23rd street. Future extensions of the park are scheduled for the near future, and if it’s anything like it is now, New York City is going to have the premier oasis overlooking the west side highway!

My inspiration for this shoot was Old School Summer in New York

Don’t they just take your breath away?





As we were walking around shooting, a ton of people were stopping to stare. I felt like paparazzi!


I guess you can’t help but be stared at when you are both this good-looking.



Love this next one! So romantic!


There was a covered area which had some pretty purple stained glass backdrops. I wonder what this place was at one time.


I thought a bit of dancing was in order


I thought Danielle’s colorful dress contrasted nicely with the industrial gray walls



This was a funny shot. They both brought mirrored sunglasses, and you can see my reflection in this one. Danielle made him take them off. =)


We exited the highline at Gansevoort street, and we snapped a few pictures around the cool Meatpacking district






A quick outfit change! I admire Nathan’s ability to wear long sleeves and a hat when it was a sweltering 85 degrees out. But he looked cool.



Love cobblestone streets!



A pit stop at El Faro restaurant



I saw this yellow wall, and although the light was a little harsh, I really wanted to get a shot there.



Love the next series




We came across a wall plastered with hearts. It was a bit too sunny but it was the perfect time to break out the mirrored sunglasses!


Ready, set, JUMP!



We ended with one last shot but the colorful apple sculpture.


Danielle and Nathan, I hope you had as much fun on the shoot as I did. You guys were great, and I can’t wait for your wedding in September!

July 20, 2009

Laura and James :: Engagement :: Central Park, NYC

Laura contacted me through weddingbee, and even though her and her fiance James were  having a destination wedding in Hawaii in October, they wanted to do some romantic engagement pics in their home base, New York City!!!!

We shot in Central Park and I had a great time. I brought along my second shooter, Cindy, who is also busy building up her portfolio. Even though it was the first time meeting Laura and James in person, I felt we had a lot in common, and it made for a great shoot. I think we ended up shooting for 2.5 hours which was a record in my book! We got carried away because we were having so much fun. I had a wonderful time capturing their love for each other. I was inspired, with all the greenery in Central Park, to create some sort of “enchanted garden” theme with a modern twist.

Now onto some of my favorites!













I love the backlight shot here.







There’s just a few for now, but I have plenty more on my Featured galleries under Laura and James. Enjoy!

July 18, 2009

Sneak Peak :: Danielle and Nathan :: Engagement, NYC

I will post the rest of Laura and Jame’s engagement soon, but here’s a sneak peak at Danielle and Nathan’s engagement session today, which was shot on the Highline and Meatpacking District. They were so much fun to photograph because they had some wonderful yet playful expressions and we had a great time together.

July 15, 2009

Sneak Peak :: Laura and James – Engagement :: Central Park, NYC

Filed under: engagements, New York, Photography — Tags: , , , — Su-Lynn @ 8:55 pm

Myself and Cindy shot the lovely Laura and James in Central Park, New York. We walked all around the park, and shot in some beautiful light. I can’t wait to post the rest of the pics, but for now here’s a sneak peak.


Thanks to Cindy for second shooting with me! I am sure she will post some teasers as well.

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