My name is Jules Bower and I am a destination and Italian wedding photographer. Italy was my home for over 10 years and 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. I like evocative, luxurious authentic images. I create a genuine record of your big day, one that will transcend time and trends. I want to tell your story with timeless elegance, your photos should still look great 50 years from now. Ideally each and every image, should stand on its own as a work of art.
I love black and white photos, however, I adore color. The colors in Italy and especially Tuscany are so romantic and rich. Tuscany is famous for its earthy tones, ocres and golden hues at sunset. These 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 also believe that a photo should only be in black and white if that makes it better than the color version.
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.
As an Italian destination wedding photographer, my favorite place is Tuscany. The light, art, architecture, countryside, and landscapes of Tuscany are inspirational. As a Tuscany wedding photographer, I use the olives, cypress trees, white roads, rolling hills, vineyards, and gorgeous sunsets to create works of art that capture your location. 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!
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 popular choice for couples looking to get married in Italy.
Many clients say they are not comfortable having their photo taken. Consequently, they prefer to not be the center of attention. This is a completely normal feeling. You are not used to having your photo taken so it feels strange to you.
Twice a year I work with celebrities and models but the majority of my clients are regular people like you and me. I will make you relax and produce completely natural photos of you. You will look at your pictures and think “that’s us and we look great!”. While you browse my site you will see how everyone is relaxed and happy.
I try to photograph as much as I can for you. My focus is always on quality rather than quantity. I want to tell the story of your special day including:
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 all over Italy the standard is very high. Choose someone 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 misunderstanding and above see that you have chemistry with them
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. By doing so I will get to know you and your personalities. This way, on your special day, we already know each other well. We will achieve great results together by discussing everything. 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 event giving you the best photos of one of the most important days of your lives. Consequently, I hope you will spread the word about me with great feedback. If you are looking for more information you can find answers to commonly asked questions here. If you want to see some of my latest work have a look at what I have been doing recently.