My name is Jules Bower and I am a destination and Italian wedding photographer who loves to travel the world. Italy was my home for over 10 years and my wife is Italian, so part of my heart is Italian. You can get an idea of my style by browsing my portfolio or checking out the full wedding galleries.
My style is unique and captures the beauty that exists all around us exactly as it is. I create evocative, luxurious authentic images with cinematic tones. I strive to give you a true recount of your wedding day, one that will transcend time and trends. I aim to tell the story of your day with timeless elegance, where each image, can 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, that they deserve to be captured exactly as the human eye can see them. I am not a fan of images that are a washed out, hazy or blurry interpretation of reality. I believe a photo should only be in black and white or altered if that makes it better than the color version. I like to create images that look like they belong on the pages of a magazine. In fact, I have many publications online and even more in print.
Of all the wedding destinations in Italy, my favorite is Tuscany. The light, art, architecture, countryside, and landscapes of Tuscany are inspirational. When I photograph weddings in Tuscany, I use the olives, cypress trees, white roads, rolling hills, vineyards, and gorgeous sunsets to create works of art that capture your location. The photos need to show the location, otherwise, you may as well stay home!
There are some places that are just a dream to work at. These are wedding venues in Tuscany that I really enjoy working at, three of my favorites are La Foce, Villa Catignano and Borgo Stomennano. They have that right combination of elements and character that inspires me. The opportunity to be a Tuscany wedding photographer is like being a kid in a candy shop!
You may prefer to invite only a few guests and have an intimate wedding or elopement in Italy. I like to photograph smaller events with the same coverage so you can take home some awesome pictures to show friends and family who couldn’t be there with you. You may also want to just travel the world to be photographed in amazing locations with breathtaking landscapes. I love to create beautiful itineraries and jaw-dropping pictures that can make your friends jealous. Pre-wedding shoots are very popular and I have some great locations and ideas.
For most weddings I work alone, I like to keep it simple as it’s your wedding and not a film set so you don’t need 3 photographers and 3 videographers causing confusion and making a circus out of your event. One photographer means one person to relate to, it keeps things intimate. Of course, there are events where a second photographer may be needed due to logistics or perhaps you would like one to photograph all your guests. If this is the case I can bring an assistant photographer with me.
Many clients say they are not comfortable having their photo taken. Consequently, they prefer 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.
I am thrilled that you are considering me to photograph your event. Naturally, you have some questions so please get in touch so I can 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 are comfortable and know each other well. We will achieve great results together by discussing your ideas. Communication is the key to success and exceptional is in the details.
If you let me, I will guide you and help you achieve your dreams. My experience in event planning and as a destination wedding photographer in Italy gives me unique knowledge. Because I also photograph events worldwide, 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.