When Sasha and Ameen asked us to photograph their intimate Ottawa wedding  (clumsy writing yes, but we want the SEO) with less than two months notice before the big day, we had to ask how they were going to do it. They explained to us that it would be quite simple actually; only seven guests for a small ceremony and then a dinner afterwards at a local restaurant. Wow. No fuss, no muss. Our favorite kind of wedding. Intimate, small, and all shades of lovely.

      Photographing a wedding like this is a real privileged experience…There’s a unique intimacy when photographing a celebration this small and lines between ‘guest’ and ‘vendor’ become wonderfully intertwined and blurred.  With such a small wedding, we really become part of the celebration itself, getting a front row seat for every hug, tear, and overjoyed smile. Gracious as can be, Sasha, Ameen, and their family and friends ensured that we were seated with them at their dinner table, enjoying the same food and drink. Above and beyond all our expectations.

      The leaded skies of cold early December in Ottawa can be a tad melancholy for some, but on this fine day it felt as if the sun were shining and a warm breeze was enveloping us all.

      Thanks to everyone who made this day possible, especially our lovely Sasha and Ameen who were a photographer’s dream.

      For more of our Ottawa wedding photography work, check out this Chateau Laurier wedding, this summertime wedding at Le Belvedere, or this autumn Horticulture Building wedding.Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna BedfordOttawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford Ottawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna BedfordOttawa Wedding Photographer - Joel and Justyna Bedford

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      WOW! What an incredible, intimate wedding. You captured some stunning, artistic shots.

      Beautiful wedding and absolutely rock solid set guys. World class in every way.

      INtimate weddings are my favorite and these are amazing photos. I adore the creative motion blur portraits of her especially.

      Ugh this is GORGEOUS! I have to agree, having the opportunity to capture such intimate weddings is truly a privilege. To me, it’s like they’re letting you into a moment that they want to keep so personal. It’s amazing. You captured this so beautifully.

      Ok, their wedding invitations are so rad. I absolutely love it. It looks like such an intimate wedding.

      This Ottawa wedding looks beautiful! You captured it so perfectly!

      these are gorgeous! you guys did such a great time shooting this ottawa wedding! you’re such great photographers!

      What a beautiful, intimate wedding!! I absolutely love your style.. the colors, and non-intrusive looks!! Gorgeous work!!

      so intimate! love the getting ready shots! What a beautiful location for an Ottawa Wedding Photographer!

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