Carl Bower


Carl Bower
Carl Bower
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I am a former photojournalist and Pulitzer finalist who approaches weddings with a quiet presence and a focus on authenticity. I photograph things as they are, without interference. The authenticity of the images is important, and I strive to convey a real sense of intimacy - an honest reflection of how people feel, the complexity of relationships, what the day is actually like. 
I maintain a quiet presence. I'm not invisible, but most people forget I'm there even when I'm only a couple feet away. I don't manufacture moments. or arrange scenarios to replicate pictures made elsewhere. These pictures should be about you, your life, your memories. So you'll never hear me ask you to do something again or in a different way. I observe, wait, and anticipate. 
I let you be you and don't intrude upon your experience.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I'm in Denver, and don't charge for travel within 100 miles. For shoots requiring airfare, hotels, etc., I estimate actual expenses and bill a flat fee in advance.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

Over 300 weddings in 20 years.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

It's generally described as documentary or wedding photojournalism. Aside from a few group photos, I photograph real life as it naturally occurs. I still make beautiful images, and I think the authenticity gives them an impact and power a staged photo will never posses. It also lets me work virtually unnoticed.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

I charge $4,000 for up to 8 hours coverage, an online gallery, actual prints, and hi-res digital files. I feel strongly about the quality of the final images, so it generally takes me 1-2 weeks of post-production for a single wedding.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Yes! I'm in the Congress Park neighborhood of Denver, within walking distance of the Botanic Gardens, the Zoo, and the Museum of Nature and Science. I also use skype for clients who can't meet in person.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I worked as a photojournalist based in Washington DC for 15 years, doing stories throughout the U.S. and Latin America. You can see samples of my non-wedding work at The Wedding Photojournalist Association ranked me as one of the top 25 photographers worldwide for two consecutive years.


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