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Documentary wedding photographer London - Kent - UK

I'm Jules Bower - Your Documentary Wedding Photographer covering London, Kent and UK. A leading professional wedding photographer for London and the rest of the UK. For almost two decades I've specialised in capturing destination weddings in Italy and other beautiful overseas locations. Now, I divide my time between Italy and the UK, bringing my distinctive style of photography to weddings across Kent, London and internationally.

I use a compelling blend of documentary wedding photography and portraiture to tell the story of your day. The results are beautiful, heartfelt, and above all, genuine. I don't fiddle with filters, blurs or effects.

I capture the beauty of what's in front of me. The emotions within you, your guest's reactions, the landscape around us, and so much more. As well as timeless images, I aim to achieve classic elegant photos that will look as mesmerising in the future as they do now.

If you are looking for a wedding photographer in London or Kent, I understand it's tricky. I say, go with your heart. How do you feel about the photos? What do they communicate to you?

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My site is designed to give you maximum inspiration and insight. You'll find countless images in my galleries, from stylish weddings on the shores of Lake Como to country weddings in Kent, venue ideas and lots of tried and tested wedding planning advice. My secret ingredient is my talented wife, a sought-after wedding planner.

Better than your average UK Wedding Photographer (and then some!)

Firstly, I've bags of experience. I've been shooting Italian and destination weddings for almost twenty years. There's no learning curve here. I've refined my unique style so that you get enduring, evocative images that you can really feel.

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Images that put you back in the moment; reliving the sensations you felt, those fun times, the love around you. It doesn't matter if your wedding is in London or somewhere else in the UK if you need a photographer that can always deliver the results that's me.

If you're looking for the phrase award-winning wedding photographer or photographer of the year, you won't find it. I'll be honest, though my photos are up there with the best wedding photographers in London or the UK, there's something slightly insincere about winning an award in a competition that you need to pay to enter that doesn't interest me.

However, if you're looking for accolades, now you're talking. My images regularly feature in top print and online publications, including Vogue, You & Your Wedding, Hello! and The New York Times.

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I'm also a professional photography judge for FIOF and sit on panels for international competitions, including the prestigious Italian Wedding Awards. I also recently hosted a photography master class alongside Hollywood's Kevin Lee, designer for the Oscars.

All this means is that you're in one creative, capable pair of hands.

My approach to your wedding photography

The first step is to hear more about you and your ideas. I love getting to know my couples and listening to their vision. Whether you want to Skype, call, or meet in person to chat through your plans for photography and more, just let me know. I am based in Kent so if you prefer to meet your wedding photographer I can easily come to London or elsewhere in the south-east.

This type of close communication is excellent for discovering whether we click and ultimately generates better results on the day. Also, unlike other wedding photographers, I will be the one taking your photos on the day, so there are no surprises. Just someone you can trust to capture your special moments efficiently and professionally.

How will you cover our special day?

I don't dip in and out, I provide complete coverage of your big day, from your preparations through to the ceremony, first dance and beyond. I prioritise the moments that are important to you, so rather than ending up with a mass of on-the-fly photos, you end up with a series of moments to treasure.

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As a seasoned documentary wedding photographer in London or, I take a natural, relaxed approach to your wedding day coverage. I'll chip in with guidance if I think you or friends and family might need it, but otherwise, I'm a discreet, unobtrusive presence.

Telling the story of your day, from pre-ceremony butterflies to big goodbyes

My aim is to create an enduring record of your special day. Alongside your setting, I'll capture the bridal and groom preparations, the ceremony, group photos, reception and dancing. I also shoot wedding portraits – where I spend time photographing just the two of you.

In between, I'll capture lots of lovely candid shots of you and your guests, and the details and decor you've worked hard to create.

Best Wedding Photographer in Kent, London and UK: Insider Knowledge

One of the standout features of my photographs is my ability to work with the environment. I express the true beauty of nature, using the light to significant effect – whether it's rolling Kent countryside or edgy London cityscapes. The result is impactful, fine art wedding photos.

As a Kent wedding photographer living outside Canterbury, I have easy access to venues across London and the south-east.

Here are a handful of my favourite wedding locations and venues:

  • Kent Wedding – The Garden of England has multiple memorable wedding venues, from characterful castles to beachfront hotels. While magical castle venues don't get better than Leeds Castle or Hever Castle. You can also choose a quintessentially English cottage wedding at Marleybrook House. Of course, let's not forget the incredible Canterbury Cathedral.
  • London Wedding – If you're looking for wedding venue pearls, London is your oyster.  As one of the best wedding photographers in London, I can recommend some beautiful venues, grand and yet intimate. Prime central London wedding locations include The Savoy. For intimate and exclusive London wedding venues just a stone's throw from iconic sights, you can't beat Mark's Club or The Ned. If you prefer a country feel just outside London consider Wrotham Park.
  • UK Wedding – Babington House in Somerset, and Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire are celebrity favourites and offer several indoor and outdoor spaces. For the best manor house look no further than Highclere Castle.
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Attentive, it's all about you Customer Experience

I've created images for hundreds of brides and grooms, but I never forget your wedding day is unique. From the beginning, I work with you to understand and deliver your ideas, so every portrait is an enduring, elegant piece of art. I only shoot a handful of weddings a year, dedicating as much time to your wedding as possible.

I've lots of glowing reviews - take a look at what my happy couples have to say.

We're a teeny bit camera shy!

Lots of my clients say that they don't feel at home in front of the camera. Ok, I get it... but, let me assure you I'm an expert at helping clients relax and feel at ease.

There's a couple of things we can do beforehand. As well as discussing how you'd like me to approach your photos on the day. I can give you a few gentle directions to help you relax and enjoy yourself. Believe me, it works, the proof is in the pictures!

Quick re-cap: Why I'm one of the top ten wedding photographers in the UK

You've viewed the portfolios, scoured my Instagram, read the FAQs - here's a quick at-a-glance reminder of why I'm one of the top UK wedding photographers:

  • Authentic, timeless images of the moments that matter.
  • Highly skilled wedding photographer with a top-ranking industry reputation.
  • Complete wedding photography from start to finish, plus optional pre-wedding photoshoot.
  • Expert knowledge and advice from a photographer with experience at weddings in London, Kent the UK and worldwide.
  • Sumptuous quality, hand-bound wedding albums and fine art books, as well as print and wall art options.

Like what you see? Let's get booking!

In the first instance, please get in touch today. I can answer any questions, chat through formalities, then we can get to the fun part of planning your dream wedding photos.

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