I am a photojournalist and Pulitzer finalist whose personal work has been featured in The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine of London, and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and Washington DC. I approach weddings with a quiet presence and an eye for authenticity. In practice, this entails moving with a calm demeanor and a desire to remain unnoticed, finding small moments of intimacy in the midst of public celebrations. Read More...
|Location||Denver in Colorado, United States|
|Starting Rates||$3900+ (USD) View Packages|
|Photos||24 Contest Winning Photos|
|Client Letters||10 Client Letters|
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Carl Bower. The following awards have been earned by Carl from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
6th Place - Getting Ready
16th Place - Transportation
|2011||Q4||10th Place - Emotion|
1st Place - Kids (being kids)
7th Place - Emotion
19th Place - Humor
20th Place - Kids (being kids)
2nd Place - Emotion
3rd Place - Emotion
4th Place - Ceremony
16th Place - Emotion
2nd Place - Bride and Groom
7th Place - Kids
|Q2||15th Place - Transportation|
8th Place - Departure
12th Place - First Dance
15th Place - Getting Ready
17th Place - Kids (being kids)
17th Place - Action
19th Place - Departure
3rd Place - Action
4th Place - Reception
14th Place - Transportation
15th Place - Action
My standard package includes:
• site visit prior to the wedding day with guidance on photographic hazards
• up to eight hours of coverage
• 4x6 prints without logos or other such nonsense
• website to view the pictures or order custom prints
• 1,000px JPEGs on DVD
I usually begin photographing an hour and a half before the ceremony (two hours if the preparation is in a different location) and work through the end of the reception.
I work very unobtrusively with the intent of conveying a sense of those present. Nothing on the website was guided, arranged, or staged in any way. The documentary work is usually done in black and white, though I will work in color upon request. On around half of my weddings, people request some group pictures, which are usually taken in color.
My primary concern is to tell YOUR story; experience can serve as a guide to what to expect, but I pick up my cameras without preconceived notions of the day or the subtleties of the relationships before me. My approach is specific to the individuals involved, and I try to approach each wedding with a fresh eye, open to moments both telling and unexpected.
Carl Bower offers the following wedding coverage packages.
$3900 - Standard Package
Everything described above.
$4100 - Standard with Engagement Session
We'll take a few hours and have fun in a relaxed environment. I've found this is a great way to become really relaxed with each other before the wedding day. Includes digital files, web gallery, and two 10x15 prints.
$4850 - Standard with Album
Includes a 10"x10" lay-flat, leather-bound album of 50 pages of photographic prints from Leather Craftsmen. The design in clean and minimalist, resembling an artist's monograph more than a conventional wedding album. The leather is available in a variety of colors, with fabric options available as well. It is also possible to add any number of pages up to a maximum of 80, to match your specific edit.
$5050 - Standard with Engagement Session and Album
$5500 - Standard with Engagement Session, Album and Hi-Res files.
Files are very high-res, 4,500px in the long dimension, with printing rights.