Hello! We're Joel Bedford and Justyna Baraniecki, an Ottawa wedding photography duo that also service Toronto, Montreal and for 3 months of the year - southern California (we photograph weddings and engagement sessions in Los Angeles, San Diego and everywhere in between).  

A bit about Joel:

Joel began his career assisting his father, Ottawa portrait photographer Michael Bedford. on many shoots, some as high profile as H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II. Through his experience assisting these shoots, he adopted a sincere appreciation for quality image production, professionalism at the highest level, and putting people at ease in front of the camera.

He later went on to develop successfully as a Photoshop artist, while carving out a professional modeling career in the international fashion industry. He's been a  subject for brands such as TDK, Paul Smith, Holt Renfrew, Buffalo, Corel, Louis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, and magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, L'Uomo Vogue, Elle, and countless others. This work has helped him refine his visual aesthetic, understand the importance of light and body position which serves him a unique perspective from both in front and behind the lens. He continues to be inspired by the professional community in which he has been involved for over a decade, and to share and apply his knowledge with his own photography clients.

Joel started photographing weddings in 2009, and has found the perfect blend of documentary, fashion, portrait, and fine art photography with weddings. He's had the priviledge to take part in over 90 weddings in the last four seasons and continues to work to deliver the highest quality images for his clients. Joel would be honoured to capture your once-in-a-lifetime memories, and to know that they will be cherished by future generations.  

A bit about Justyna:

Justyna basically holds the show together. From her experience founding and editing her own online culture-themed magazine, to her work styling and art directing for numerous commercial and editorial shoots, Justyna brings great ideas and her beautiful aestheic to every wedding we shoot. She has an uncanny ability to create a photograph with a relaxed elegance. She also keeps an eye on the clock to make sure the logistics of the day run as smoothly as possible.

Joel & Justyna would love to discuss your wedding with you and can be contacted at info@joelbedfordweddings.ca or via phone at (613) 252-4094.

               Much love,


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