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International destination wedding photographers Joel and Justyna Bedford own and operate Joel Bedford Photography. They are based in Los Angeles and Ottawa, Canada. They are available to travel worldwide and love to capture all the wonderful moments, emotions, and details of wedding celebrations. Photographing together and separately for around 10 years, Joel and Justyna specialize in contemporary, photojournalism, portraiture, and traditional style photography.


The team’s work has been featured in various online and print photography publications, such as Style Me Pretty, Rock n Roll Bride, Wedding Chicks, and Grey Likes Weddings, as well as in magazines like Weddingbells and WedLuxe Magazine. Joel started his photography career by assisting his father, Ottawa portrait photographer Michael Bedford. He has taken part in high-profile shoots, including one with H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II. He later became a successful retouch artist while pursuing a professional modelling career in the fashion industry. He has been a subject for brands such as TDK, Paul Smith, Holt Renfrew, Buffalo, Corel, Louis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld, and Christian Dior, and magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, L'Uomo Vogue, and Elle. This experience has helped him to develop a perspective both in front of and behind the camera. He began photographing weddings five years ago. Justyna is the founder and editor of an online culture-themed magazine. She has also worked in styling and art directing for numerous commercial and editorial shoots. Justyna brings great ideas and a beautiful aesthetic to all weddings that she and Joel shoot.

Services offered

Joel Bedford Photography covers one event per day and has liability insurance. Joel and Justyna photograph weddings on 35mm digital and Contax 645 film. Other items and services they offer include:

  • Engagement shoot
  • Second shooter
  • High-resolution images
  • Digital files
  • Boudoir shoot
  • Albums
  • Proofs
  • Flush mount
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What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Boudoir shoot
Liability insurance

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Flush mount

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Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files

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One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
Engagement shoot
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Sheridan S. Sent on 01/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best of the best!

Joel & Justyna’s work is INCREDIBLE, but sharing our day with them was just as incredible- and that was so meaningful to us. My husband and I are both very private & shy at times and we weren’t sure what it would be like having cameras on us during our wedding. Looking back, we didn't know half of the pictures were captured because they made us comfortable enough to fully relax and just be ourselves. The photos they captured are beautiful, breathtaking and TRUE to how the day really was. They are TIMELESS keepsakes that our whole family will cherish in the days, weeks & years to come! We are so lucky to have worked with them and couldn’t recommend them any more!
Ivana S. Sent on 24/07/2013
5 out of 5 rating
Both Joel and Justyna are fun, professional, and so easy to work with. I am happy I had them as my wedding photographers.
Mark M. Sent on 04/10/2012
5 out of 5 rating
We used Joel Bedford Photography to take our wedding photos which proved to be one of the best decisions we could have made. Joel and his assistant, Justyna were amazing to deal with right from the initial planning meeting, through to the final shot. They had all aspects covered and were amazing at dealing with everyone involved. I highly recommend contacting Joel and seeing for won't be dissapointed!

Marko Z. Sent on 20/11/2012
5 out of 5 rating
It was a great experience and we loved our engagement and wedding pictures. The work is just stunning and extremely talented! Highly “recommended”. Thank you for capturing such beautiful memories of our wedding day. We are absolutely fascinated by our photography creations, they are truly mesmerizing and breathtaking! You are the most amazing photographer ever. It has been a pleasure working with you. Thank you for being part of our special day and part of our memories forever.
Lyzon B. Sent on 25/11/2012
5 out of 5 rating
Joel Bedford Photography was recommended to us by our wedding planner Wendy. After having worked with Joel and his wonderful assistant Justyna, we can completely understand why he came so highly recommended.

Our engagement shots were so beautiful and personal. The wedding pictures were simply stunning. Joel provided us with wonderful pictures of our day that captured perfectly the emotion and atmosphere of our wedding day. He even brought along props to our engagement and wedding shoots! Also, Joel and Justyna are such personable and sweet individuals! We had such a blast working with them. They quickly made everyone feel at ease, and even bought me (the bride) a pair of flip-flops after my feet were so sore from walking in my wedding shoes (a beautiful pair but not practical!). I would highly recommend to anyone who wants beautiful, artistic, photojournalist-esc photos of their wedding.

Lyzon & Élie
Helen P. Sent on 18/11/2012
5 out of 5 rating
Joel Bedford photography was a great decision from the beginning! We met him Joel to discuss our wedding and what we expected to get out of the day. Joel immediately made us feel at ease and let us tell him what we wanted but also gave us his professional opinion on things. which we very much appreciated.
The wedding day he and his assistant, Justyna were professional and easy going, let us do our thing and again added in their professional opinion to make the photos amazing! we were extremely happy with the services that we recieved and would recommend them to anyone!
Thank you Joel
[Anonymous] Sent on 24/03/2014
5 out of 5 rating
Such a lovely duo to deal with - they're sweet and professional - nothing felt too posed. Really happy with the photos we got back - every one retouched! We can't wait to print these babies out and get them framed around the house!
[Anonymous] Sent on 24/07/2013
5 out of 5 rating
Artistic & stunning a very professional team that truly captures the moments worth remembering!
[Anonymous] Sent on 26/07/2013
4.4 out of 5 rating
Great experience, very pleased with the results. Some disappointment with how long it took to receive the final product. Truly lovely people, easy to deal with. Would highly recommend to anyone as their work only appears to improve with time and experience.
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