Destination wedding photographer
In search of an experienced, creative destination wedding photographer? You've come to the right place. My name is Jules Bower, and I have a real passion for photographing weddings in breath-taking destinations. I have worked in the U.S.A, Canada, France, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Dubai, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Thailand to name a few.
For over 15 years, I've travelled the world, capturing the love and emotion of countless couples at their destination weddings. Each and every photograph I take has its own unique style as well as purpose or meaning. I invite you to check out my portfolio to get a feel for my work. Once you do, you'll realize that I'm not your ordinary destination wedding photographer.
I have a deep understanding of all that goes into destination wedding planning. My wife is a wedding planner who created one of the first wedding planning agencies in Italy. Yes, we are a family of wedding professionals!
With my years of experience, I will share advice and ensure your destination wedding photography is a fantastic adventure. We will be creating unbelievable photographic memories.
Destination Wedding Photographer - How It Works
No matter where you decide to tie the knot, I will join you on the adventure creating fine art images that record your unique love story. You can expect me to arrive in advance and scope out the best places for your photos. I'll also ask you about the types of pictures you'd like, and get to know you and your partner's personality.
Once your big day arrives, I'll already have a game plan and an understanding of the best locations and backdrops. You'll enjoy an exciting, seamless photography session. More importantly, you will receive stunning images that will keep the story alive for generations to come.
I strive to make the photography session a fun experience. You and your bridal party can be yourselves and make beautiful memories with one another. It's not uncommon for brides and grooms to tell me that the photography session was one of the most enjoyable parts of their big day.
Why Host a Destination Wedding?
There are countless benefits you can enjoy if you decide to host a destination wedding. Let's take a closer look at several of them.
Compared to traditional weddings, planning a destination wedding abroad can be simpler and choosing a photographer more exciting for sure! You can work with a professional wedding planner and choose from a variety of packages. Often, these include everything you need to plan and execute the wedding of your dreams.
Since it's unlikely that you live near the destination, you'll find that your wedding venue and/or wedding planner will take care of everything on your behalf. Just make a few decisions and relax while the professional looks after the process for you.
There's no denying that a wedding in your local area can add up very quickly, especially if you decide to invite hundreds of guests. If you'd like to host an unforgettable wedding without breaking the bank, a destination wedding is a way to go.
You can invite fewer guests to control your spending. Plus, your investment is definitely going to buy you something more exciting and enjoyable. Most clients do not pay for their guest's travel expenses, so you won't have to worry about their travel arrangements. After all, they are having a vacation, and for a few days, you will feed them and provide the party! With less budget going on the guests, you can spend more on getting a top destination wedding photographer!
Destination weddings are inherently more intimate. Unlike at a traditional wedding, you'll likely be able to spend time with your guests before your special day. This makes your entire wedding experience more intimate and eliminates your need to spend your wedding day greeting all of your guests. You can truly take in the magic of your wedding and focus on yourself and your partner.
You can extend your trip to your destination of choice for a few days after your wedding. Enjoy a honeymoon with your new spouse. This is ideal if you do not have the time or funds to go on a honeymoon to another destination after you tie the knot.
Destination weddings offer a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests. No hotel or conference room in your hometown will be able to replicate the atmosphere that you can enjoy in a unique destination.
Destination Wedding Locations
The world is full of beautiful places that make the perfect backdrops for destination weddings. Maybe, you'd like to have a destination wedding but are unsure of where? Here are some popular wedding destinations from a photographers point of view... places where unbelievable photos are a must!
- The U.S.A: America has no shortage of lovely places for a wedding. You can tie the knot on a beach in Florida, or in the mountains of Colorado. Or, imagine the vineyards in California.
- Italy: The timeless architecture and romance of Italy make it a hot spot for destination weddings. Some of my favorite places include Tuscany, Florence, Venice, Rome, Lake Como, and the Amalfi Coast. If you'd like a fairytale wedding, you can't go wrong with a wedding in beautiful Italy.
- South Africa: For a picturesque wedding, South Africa, especially Cape Town, is stunning. Its world-class wineries, comfortable year-round climate, stunning scenery, and wildlife make it an excellent choice for a destination wedding, no matter where you're from.
- Thailand: Thailand is full of natural beauty. While you can have your wedding photos on one of its stunning beaches, you can also walk down the aisle at a jungle lodge, mountain retreat, botanical garden, or private villa.
- Mexico: If you're all about sunshine and blue skies, Mexico may very well be your dream wedding location. Its countless all-inclusive resorts make it a convenient option for guests.
- Greece: It's no surprise Greece is one of the most popular places for a destination wedding. Plan a wedding on Spetses Island, the perfect island for romance as there are no cars. Or opt for the traditional Greek island experience in Santorini or Mikonos.
Why choose a destination wedding photographer?
I don't just love traveling. I love weddings. A destination wedding is often a gathering of many cultures and nationalities in a location that brings everyone together to celebrate love. As a storyteller and artist, my work captures the feelings and beauty of this event in a unique way.
Of course, I see things differently from you and from other photographers, so my photographic interpretation of your love story is one of a kind. Browse my work and get to know me, and perhaps you will let me preserve your wedding with my style of photography.
If you are eloping or traveling with only a few guests, then you might consider some more far-flung locations like French Polynesia, Iceland, or Japan. At this point, you only need to meet up with your wedding photographer at some super exotic destination, and we will create jaw-dropping photos.
Interested in an Experienced, Passionate Destination Wedding Photographer?
I have a range of photography packages. Ranging from shorter sessions for intimate elopements to full-day wedding collections for your multi-day wedding celebration.
Contact me, Jules Bower, today! I can't wait to learn more about your destination wedding and be your photographer. Let's start making your wedding photography dreams come true!