My name is Jules Bower and I am a destination wedding photographer in Italy. Italy is my second home as my wife is Italian, so part of my heart is Italian. Born in the UK I speak Italian fluently.
I want to capture the beauty that exists all around us exactly as it is. My style is evocative, luxurious and authentic. I want to tell the story of your big day with timeless elegance. The photos should not only look great tomorrow but also in fifty years time.
I love black and white photos, however, I adore colour. As a wedding photographer in Italy I find the colours are so romantic and rich. They deserve to be captured exactly as the human eye can see them. I am not a fan of images that are washed out, hazy or blurry interpretations of reality.
I want your images to look like they belong on the pages of a magazine. In fact, I have many publications online and even more in print (of course only with your permission).
I prefer to use digital cameras over film as I do enjoy retouching the images. I love film but the organic look can also be achieved with digital. To retouch film you need to scan it and make a digital version so you may as well just shoot digital in the first place.
You receive the images in high-resolution files and if you wish you can have a wedding album.
If you prefer to keep photography and planning separate I work with and happily recommend some amazing wedding planners.
As an Italian destination wedding photographer, I am inspired by light, art, architecture, countryside, and landscapes. I use the olives, cypress trees, white roads, rolling hills, vineyards, and gorgeous sunsets to create works of art that capture your location and the incredible light. A photographer should use their surroundings, as, after all, you are having a destination wedding. The photos need to show the location, otherwise, you may as well stay home!
Imagine you have a relative who is elderly or poorly and they are unable to attend your wedding. I like to think that when you are back home, one you will sit down with them and show them the pictures. The photos will help them understand exactly where you went, what it was like and how your day started and finished. And having seen the images they will then understand why you took the crazy decision to get married in Italy!
The Amalfi Coast and northern Italy are also wonderful wedding destinations. Italian lakes weddings are now very popular and if you visit Lake Como it is easy to understand why it is also a high demand choice for couples looking to get married in Italy.
Many clients say they are not comfortable having their photo taken, scratch that… almost all clients say the same thing… “We are not good at having our photos taken!” Consequently, they prefer to not be the centre of attention, especially on their wedding day. This is a completely normal feeling. You are not used to having your photo taken so it feels awkward to you.
I work with you prior to your wedding. We discuss and make decisions together that will help you have an even better celebration and help me get better photos for you. Whilst we are doing this we are getting to know each other and so on the day, you will have a photographer you know and not be photographed by a stranger with a camera.
Twice a year I work with celebrities and models but the majority of my clients are regular people like you and me. It’s my job to make you relax and create photos where you look great. While you browse my site you will see how everyone is relaxed and happy. Hopefully my passion for photography and meeting new people is evident.
I like to cover full events from start to finish and my focus is on quality rather than quantity. Wouldn’t you rather have a sensible amount of quality photos rather than thousands of average ones?
I cover the locations, the details, the preparations, the ceremony, the reception, dancing and party and everything else in between including your portraits, family photos and of course lots of spontaneous moments and emotions. Ideally, each and every image should stand on its own as a work of art.
Please remember I can only show a fraction of my work on my site. I also photograph your guests but tend to show them less online for privacy reasons.
There are many wedding photographers based in Tuscany and even more in Florence Italy, and the standard is very high. Choose an Italian wedding photographer whose style you like, review their wedding photos both their portfolio and examples of entire weddings. Then, interview them and see if you like them too.
If you care about your wedding photos it is important to talk to the photographer and make sure there are no misunderstandings and above all, you should see that you have chemistry with them. Here is some more advice on finding the best wedding photographer for you.
If you are considering me to photograph your event then I am sure you have some questions you would like to ask. Get in touch and I will gladly answer them, listen to your ideas, your dreams and plans. I believe that communication is the key to success and exceptional is in the details.
If you let me, I will guide you and help you too. My experience in event planning and as a destination wedding photographer in Italy gives me unique knowledge. Because I also photograph international weddings, I have a wealth of information to give you.
I want to create a completely unique record of your special day giving you some of the best photos of your lives. Consequently, I hope you will spread the word about me with great feedback. If you are looking for more information here you can find answers to commonly asked questions. If you want to see some of my latest work why not browse some wedding galleries.