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A New Leaf | Jules Ko Photography

For many years now, I’ve taken to growing house plants, herbs, and bonsai as if they were my pets.  I’ve named them quite colorful names in the past, like Aravis, and Noelle, and I’ve even dropped them off at several friends’ homes on occasions I traveled out of country to make sure my babies would be well taken care of.  Since Dan and I got married, Orchids have been added to the family, but they have yet to flower in our home.  Any tips?  I do give them orchid plant food, but just the greens multiply.

When I got settled into our new home 2 years ago, some of the plants that moved in with me couldn’t survive the  north west facing window’s sun exposure, and shriveled up and died.  I was saddened by the angle of the kitchen window.

Although I pot herbs we commonly use every spring, last Sunday, we found the one we’ve been searching for!  Thai Basil at Mahoneys!  In our excitement, unlike my usual habits, I came home and potted it right away, and even planted new seeds (cilantro) into new pots.  We’ve been staring at it daily to make sure the strong winds weren’t stressing it out too much, or if the recent warm weathers weren’t drying out the new soil.  But guess what I found last night!  The new seeds have germinated!!!  Here they come!!!!

Boston is claiming it’s arrival of summer, but in our balcony, it’s spring!

When a coriander sprouts, it is now a cilantro seedling!

Our Thai basil growing side by side with our sweet Italian basil *

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Ina - How exciting!!! I nearly died of excitement when I saw the first sprouts of our basil plant a few weeks ago! When space allows, I hope to have as many plants and herbs as you do!! :D

Angie - Jules,
My orchids only flower when I forget to water them for a few weeks. I don’t think that is normal. :|
Good luck with your orchid!

Amy - How exciting!!! I nearly died of excitement when I saw the first sprouts of our basil plant a few weeks ago! When space allows, I hope to have as many plants and herbs as you do!! :D

Congratulations Liz & Ryan | Jules Ko Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

Liz and Ryan have a wonderful, intimate destination wedding being planned in a field of lavenders… it sound dreamy, doesn’t it?

On an early Boston morning, we had a pretty darn dreamy engagement session right here in town.  But as intimate as these photos came out, we still got to get down and waddle like a duck, stomp on some shrimp tails, had fun dancing in broad daylight, and even got to talk about protein crystallization.  Those are two words I’ve never used consecutively until I talked to Ryan.  =)

Liz and Ryan are from Texas.  Ryan proposed in Colorado.  They are getting married on the other side of the continent near my home town.  So capturing the beauty of Boston for their out of town guests to see seemed just the right location for us!

Liz wore the most fabulous dress!  Look at how it moves on her! Ryan works his own pose
one of my most favorites from the session, shows such suave manners!


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Steve & Pat Meacham - Congratulations Liz, really enjoyed the pics and glad Angie share them with us. We ask her often if she has talked or been in contact with you. You were a big part if her ISU years and she always cherishes those days.

Have a great wedding and future with your new guy.

Steve & Pat Meacham

Shang - I love the one where he’s lifting her up, so much joy!

Design Company Headshots | Jules Ko Photography | Boston Headshots

Headshot styles or Corporate portraits can range a broad spectrum, whether we are talking about actors/musicians/artists, vs. executives, vs real estate agents, or authors.  They have different purposes to them, and no one formula applies to all.  But in general, it’s the first impression for the subject’s target audience.  Does this person look trustworthy, does this person look reliable, does this person look professional, etc.  During a research web browsing, I came upon a page of finalists for an international business award, and was surprised at the varying degrees of ‘professional headshots’ to snap pictures.  It’s amazing how much one can visually base professionalism on appearance alone.

The following design company being a group of consultants that provide visual solutions to marketing problems, the gang wanted to look their visual best.  The direction on this set was to show the fun side of the company without being silly.

Then, the fun began… just for fun.

There are many more… but, I don’t want to get in ‘trouble’


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Baby A’s first birthday celebration | Jules Ko Photography Boston Baby Event Photographer

Baby A turned 1 last month!  And we got to celebrate all 3 of his heritage, Korean, Chinese, and American!  His parents prepared a feast of mixed ethnic cuisines, and a wall of photos chronicling his journey till now month my month.  On top of it all, Baby A was surrounded by friends, and aunt and uncles, and grandparents.  Such a sweet baby on the brink of becoming a toddler!  He showed us a few promising steps at the party!  And as other Korean Dohl celebration elements, Baby A picked a marathon medal, a wooden spoon, and then… his mommy~  =)  Thank you Christina and Wayne for the lovely celebration and and welcoming me to document your special day!

The Korean Hanboks just get more beautiful each time I see a different version!  But don’t forget the details, check out his socks!

The happy family

A very careful eater

Lots of love

A glimpse of Baby A’s nursery

His new cool ride


Matching Daddy’s outfit this time

Congratulations  Christina and Wayne!

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Martin and Yon Family Portrait | Jules Ko Boston Portrait Photography

I met Martin 13 years ago when he was my campus ministry leader, and I was a freshmen in college.

Within that time, Martin got married to Yon, and had two beautiful-energetic daughters.  All the while mentoring me from time to time, giving me sound advise, and letting me vent through family dilemmas, career crisis, and death of a mom and lastly,  approval over my husband Dan while we were dating.  Martin, I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this, but over 10 years ago, my mom said she trusted your character and your judgment.  If I met a guy like you, she’d approve of the marriage!  =) and here we are (hi Dan!).

Several years ago, for different reasons, Martin’s family and I both left the Seattle area, and Martin settled into Long Island, and I into Boston.  So when they were coming to visit Boston over spring break, and wanted to meet up for a portrait session at the Public garden, I was in for a treat!

If I could name this shot, it is such quintessential Boston!

Just as the tree blossoms were coming out, the girls had so much fun running around and breaking out in hysteric laughter!

aren’t those magnolias glorious?  girls are such girls… can’t imagine similar age boys having a ball with flowers in their hands!

It was almost like a roulette table!  I don’t remember giving them  much instructions for this one!

one of my favorites of the day~  To capture an instance of the quiet joy in an energetic little girl!…

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