We met on Craigslist.
Ok, we’ll expand on that a little… Way back in ’08 Justyna was looking for photo contributors for a creative project she was managing. Joel came across her ad and inquired. What followed were years of artistic collaboration, friendship, exploration, and appreciation for each other. This turned to courtship, romance, a beautiful wedding, and a beautiful marriage. With an education in art history, a previous career in fashion modeling, a family business in portrait photography, and a mutual love of French decadence, perfectly diffused light, old hardcover books, exotic travel, and heady perfumes, we compress all of it – all of it – into our careers as wedding photographers. We truly believe that life is punctuated by chapters, paragraphs, books, and volumes. A wedding is the beginning – and end – of a volume. There will seldom be in life a time when so much love will fill a room. We know how wonderful – and important – it is to try and capture not just these fleeting moments, but also the feeling…We want to preserve for you these fondest memories that you will carry with you forever. This is what we’re about. Our raison-d’être.
SELECT AWARDS & ACCOLADES
The Lane - Handpicked Best Wedding Photographers in the World 2018
Junebug Weddings - Best Wedding Photography in the World - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
VOGUE - AUGUST 2020
Legacy Workshop - Speaker 2019
THINGS YOU MIGHT NOW KNOW
- Joel & Justyna
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.
This is the final portrait of HRH Queen Elizabeth II - the retouching was done by Joel
When not photographing weddings, Justyna creates still life art, and is represented by Lorimer Gallery.