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      Joel comes from a family of portrait and wedding photographers. His father, Michael Bedford, was the official royal portrait photographer in Canada prior to his retirement and Joel had the opportunity to assist on royal commission.

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      This is the final portrait of HRH Queen Elizabeth II - the retouching was done by Joel!

      Click below to see more behind the scenes from this incredible session.

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      Justyna was born in Poland, raised in Germany, moved to Canada, attended school in Ottawa and has family all over the world. In another life, she was a German language teacher, a fashion stylist, a marketing manager and a gallery curator.

      She also has a pretty severe hearing impairment. While most humans can hear sounds up to 20,000hz, Justyna taps out at around 1500hz. She can hear but under "perfect" conditions, and thus experiences the world visually.

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      In another life, Joel worked as a fashion model for Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar (shot by Karl Lagerfeld in this here photo), a gallery manager, fashion photographer and retoucher.

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      When not photographing weddings, Justyna creates still life art, and is represented by Lorimer Gallery.

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      Justyna's work can be described as "emotional". She is drawn to emotional responses because she comprehends a lot of communication through gestures and expressions, not words.

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      Joel's work is very much light and composition driven. He's deeply inspired by vintage Disney, Art Nouveau, the fine art masters and oil painters and Annie Leibovitz.

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      Between the two of us, we are travelers, runners, a scratch DJ (Joel), improv actor (Justyna), soup lovers, museum-goers, joke tellers, lovers of spontaneity, believers in love and universal balance, goers of our own pace, dog parents, lovers of cinema, restaurant frequenters, adorers of great hotel bars, artists, freinds, avid readers, in need of slow mornings, chandelier collectors and the list goes on.

      Want even more info? Let's get together and chat!

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