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Jason and Yvonne Family Portrait | Jules Ko Photography | Boston

Jason and Yvonne has a baby-toddler, W, who was around 18 months at the time this session took place.   What happens when we schedule an outdoor summer session around the a baby’s nap schedule, was a really really bright sunny middle of the day without a hint of cloud in the sky.  But the hot sunny day didn’t stop little-W from exploring the beautiful deCordova Sculptural park.  I had never seen a little guy who was so good at running!  The picture below happened a lot~  Little-W also loved cars, so every time we could hear one, Daddy Jason was chasing little-W to keep him away from cars.

As Little-W ran, every little while, he would fall on all fours, look back to see who’s still coming after him, and flash this charming smile over the shoulder, and then get up to run again.  He was such an energizer bunny.

And these beautiful eyes!

Making sure I’m still following him.

Irresistible smile

When we first met up to discuss the portrait session, I was pleasantly surprised that Little-W has a little brother on the way~

So I sneaked in a few maternity shots!
Stealing a private moment~

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Altvil Sailing Outing | Jules Ko Photography | Newport

Sailing, Newport, Racing, The America’s Cup class twelve metre, all new terriorty and terminology to me, but when a friend referred me to shoot their company’s sail outing, I was excited to try something new!  But after I committed to cover the event, I was feeling very nauseous with this summer’s medical emergency, but thankfully, by the time this date arrived, I was feeling much steadier.

I drove down to Newport, with a new 300mm f/4L IS lens, along with my other trusted gears, to an open sea marina on a gorgeous day.  Altman Vilandrie & Co, a consulting firm based in Boston, had chartered with Seascope Yacht Charters to have their employees race four 12 meter sail boats, all with a pedigree history dating back to the mid 30’s.  I, along with some family members who wanted to watch the race, got on a large power boat, named Pam (1921), and captured the action in a stunning view.  Of course as the president of Seascope, Elizabeth was announcing the actions of the race, there were a lot of terminology that was foreign to me, but I didn’t need words to see the beauty in these vessels.

Why is sailing so patriotic and so American?  =)

team members doing some of the heavy lifting

still blackberry in hand~ Northern Light won the race!  Look at that reflection of the water on boat!indeed… Life is good

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sooj - great photos jules. love the one w/ dan and his crackberry. too bad the boat didnt tip and the crackberry didn’t fall off the boat…. sigh~

jules - too funny Sooj, too funny… wish you were there!

Katherine - Love the “under the bridge” pic!

Something new Part 1: Boudoir | Jules Ko Photography | Boston

The post below is password protected.  It is meant for many readers of this blog, so the password is super easy: boudoir

But I also respect the gentlemen readers’ eyes, that the post below isn’t meant for you.

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“Within the photography business, Dan and I ponder hypothetical questions every once in a while.  If “this” comes up, would we do it?

A little while back, I wondered if I would say ‘yes’ to Boudoir photography.  Recently, Boudoir photography has become very popular for women celebrating and embracing their self image in an intimate setting. Often meant as a gift album to their husbands, or wedding gifts to their fiance’s.  Of course, these aren’t meant to be objectifying women, or even artistic nudes.  Studios such as Boudoir Divas, only photograph boudoirs with an all women staff, and offering make-up and hair stylists partners, all the way to intimate sets.  As someone who gets caught off guard when I see cleavage in everyday attire, I had to think long about it.  At first, I had to think, do I agree with the concept of boudoir? 2nd, can I work the camera in this context?  3rd, can I work on these images without Dan’s eyes ever seeing them?  =)

Sure enough, earlier in the summer, I was approached if I would shoot a boudoir session.  I figured, I am up to try new styles.  By the time the date came, it was 2 engaged ladies, a contemporary hotel room, and a lot of feminine garments, pearls, along with their men’s favorite sports jerseys.

Although boudoir looks like a completely different animal, at the base of it all, the essence of how I work held true in boudoir photography as well.  My photography philosophy to capture and preserve a person’s beauty, and make them feel comfortable in front of the lens to be themselves, held true to boudoir.  This wasn’t about candids and story telling, but like a portrait, to capture this moment to be cherished for years to come.

In college, during one of my painting classes, my professor popped live nude models in front of us without ever saying a word beyond the fact that we are going to work on human figures.  As an 18 year old, I saw a human form in it’s entirety in many ages, shapes and forms in the manner of weeks.  I’m certain I was the most sheltered person in that room, but after the worldly eye turned off, and the artistic eye turned on, I realized that the human body is very beautiful indeed.  And in all frankness the model in front of me at the time was someone who would not standout in a crowd if she had everyday clothes on.  I remember thinking to my self, no matter what age, or shape I am, I hope my future husband can see the beauty I see now.  =)

To protect the privacy of the clients, and their loved ones, I can only show a small sample here, and many, I cropped even further to keep their identity discreet.  And I’d also recommend some readers to not ready/view further, since this isn’t meant for all. :)

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grace l - thanks for sharing this and writing about this, jules. i’ve read about boudoir photography for a couple years but never understood it or appreciated until your post. great work! i’m super impressed with the range of photos you can always capture so beautifully.

Seaport Wedding | Jules Ko Photography | Boston

This wedding season, I started something new.  Second shooting with high end New England Area Photographers.

Although Dan and I shoot most weddings together, neither of us are pegged as the second shooter role.  I hadn’t been his second shooter since the first wedding I shot 2 years ago.

Second shooting is great!  Less work, and it’s great to know that I’m getting someone’s back, versus running the show and feeling the pressure all the time~  just kidding… slightly.  =)  There are definitely wonderful sides to second shooting, not to mention to work with these respected, well established photographers, and be inspired by their hard work, experience, and knowledge.  Also, due to my recent surgery, second shooting was a great way to keep my self photographing without accruing additional editing work to my palette.  Among the several photographers I got to work with, I had the pleasure of working with Brittany Blando, who’s also the founder of Beantown Brides a blog site dedicated to New England, Boston area weddings, and brides.

There was something definitely unique to covering the groom getting ready, I’m more used to capturing the bride. But sure enough, there were plenty details to capture.

The Burberry Wedding gift from the bride.

Peter’s mom was part of the entire getting ready time.  It was wonderful to witness the calming mother-son love.

Walking out the Boston Seaport.

There were many more groomsmen shots.  But I didn’t realize how much more diverse groomsmen shots can be!

They can pull off stern, silly, traditional, boy-band, men-in-black, james bond, GQ, and just keep going!One of the groomsmen let me take a shot of his independent fashion statement~ Kelly arriving at the church with her Dad. as the best man speech said, Kelly couldn’t be any more cute. again, heart melting… I lost it when they danced to Boyz-II-Men’s Mama… later in the receptionEach of the bridal party ladies had a unique shoe color to pull off, and the groomsmen pocket squares matched their shoe color.  Love the details!

The gorgeous maid of honor, Maryanne

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Jill - wow beautiful photos jules!! love the one of her walking down the aisle. :)

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