Su-Lynn Chen Photography – the blog

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!

 

September 18, 2009

Danielle and Nathan – Bayards, NYC Part 1

Sorry for the lack of posts but have been extremely busy – shoots almost every weekend since I have gotten back from vacation, and more shoots to come! Hopefully this post will be filled with lovely eyecandy to tide you over.

2 weekends ago, I photographed Danielle and Nathan’s beautiful wedding at Bayard’s in downtown NYC. We were supposed to have the wedding outside at the Elevated Garden, but unfortunately the soggy weather didn’t allow for that. Nonetheless, the beautiful ceremony room at Bayard’s was a great back up location, if only a tad small. Running up and down a single tiny aisle was hard! Especially since I had to duck down most of the time to not block the guests’ view. The ceremony was short but so heartfelt and emotional. Both the bride and groom got teary-eyed and it was just so sweet! Bayard’s has an old world New York feel to it, very charming and vintage-y. Sort of made you feel like you stepped back in time to a much grander period in history.

Aside from the weather, everything ran rather behind schedule so instead of doing portraits and bridal party pics before the ceremony, we had to squeeze it in after the ceremony. Luckily we had a very photogenic group of guys and gals so it wasn’t very hard!

Here are some pics from the big day:

 

 

The beautiful dress. This one was for the ceremony.

 

And another stunner with gorgeous embroidery for the reception.

 

 

And the shoes!!! LOVED the purple color. Now I feel like I should have worn some colorful shoes for my wedding. I guess it didn’t matter since I wore flip flops most of the time, but gosh I just love it when brides have pretty shoes!!

 

 

 

 

The lovely girl below is the groom’s adorable daughter, Orianna (I hope I spelled that right!!) She was sooo cute!

 

The exquisite bridal party

 

 

The beautiful bride getting ready. On a side note, I did the bride’s makeup too! Everyone was scrambling around, and I have experience with makeup so I offered to do it for the bride. Honestly, Danielle was just so gorgeous to begin with, I didn’t have to do much at all. So, I don’t have many pictures of her getting made up, since I was doing it!

 

 

Stunning isn’t she? I must admit, I really like the makeup job I did!  I dont’ usually offer makeup services but I am happy to lend a hand if needed =)

 

The beautiful and lush bouquet was created by Mary Poston from Simply Unique Weddings and Events. She said this was the first bouquet she’s ever created herself (she usually directs them as they are made!) but I would never had known! It was simply divine, and I love how Danielle added the sparkly turtle brooch.

 

Hmm, how does this veil go on?

 

Dress? check. Veil? check. Flowergirl? check.

 

A teary Danielle walking down with her brother. Love how emotional this shot is.

 

Married!!!

 

 

I love the next two shots. Since there was no meeting before the ceremony, this was their time to really snuggle right after the ceremony

 

 

Some group shots:

 

 

Will be back to add a few more pics later on! In the meantime, Enjoy the weekend!!

July 5, 2009

Bridal Louge presented by By Your Side Events

Filed under: Events, New York, Photography, Uncategorized — Su-Lynn @ 12:21 am

Last Friday, I was invited to photograph a chic bridal and make-up soiree presented by By Your Side Events, a team of event and wedding planning specialists based in NYC and Atlanta, GA. It was a great way for people to meet some great people in the wedding industry,  including makeup artists, photographers (me!), DJs, and specialty vendors. The event was held at Salon Fringe, a newly opened salon in Amityville, Long Island. I braved the looong Friday evening traffic out to Long Island, and luckily I made it in time, as it was a lot of fun! Now on to some pictures from the night:

This is the front of Salon Fringe, which was decorated with posh boudouir-esque furniture.

 

Here are some details from the night:

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Some yummy florals always make events look goooooood:

 

Food and champagne doesn’t hurt either!

           

 

Guests arriving and signing in

 

A bride was getting her hair done at Salon Fringe, I think it was a hair trial. It looked great! Love the messy grecian look, I am inspired to do that for my hair if I am ever in a wedding party again.

                   

 

The lovely Sharon Gray had some amazing pieces of jewelry for sale. She also does custom pieces for bridal parties and weddings, gifts, etc. and can work with any price points, which is great. I loved some of her big flower cocktail rings.

                   

 

 

 

Some details from the makeup area:

                   

                   

 

Here’s Mia from Bridal Lounge at work. Mia specializes in making you look great on your big day. She gave mini makeovers to attendees all night, and they looked great. She really knows how to accent your best features with the best colors.  A lot of attendees were very happy with their looks!

                   

                   

 

The finished results: classic and polished yet sexy!!

                   

 

                   

 

Eating the food! Yummy. There was a great spread of crudite, fruits, cheeses, charcuterie, and candy!

 

Here’s the event as it was just getting started, you can see my little vendor display right in the middle of the room! I had a picture frame with some prints, my business cards from MOO, and an album of recent work.

                    

 

I like how we used the seats with the hoods above them. It was so cute.

 

 

Having a drink and checking out the pretty jewelry

 

My Treasure, Your Pleasure, gave a rompy demonstration with some items I can’t mention on this G-rated blog. It was a big hit with the girls. They even have pole dancing classes you can take. They also do Bachelorette parties and showers.

 

There were games and prizes too during the presentation. Everyone had a good laugh at some of the games.

 

On a side note, this was the dramatic sky outside, right before it poured. Isn’t it nuts??

 

Thanks Rashida and Elizabeth of By Your Side Events for inviting me!

Here’s a list of vendors:

Organizers: Rashida & Elizabeth from By Your Side Events

DJ: High Voltage Sound

Makeup/Hair: Mia from Bridal Lounge

Jewelry: Sharon Gary

Presentation: Adrienne and Sharon from My Treasure Your Pleasure

Photographed by Moi

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