Founded in 1997, byfield-pitman is one of Ottawa's longest-running photography companies.

Our wedding and event pictures are very candid and our work is best characterized by the sense of narrative that's present in our documentary-style photography. Our storytelling can be found in the emotional and joyful moments captured between a couple on their wedding day, and our flair for photojournalism can be seen in the way that we shoot events. 

With our editorial and commercial work, our subjects are always poised and confident, while remaining warm and approachable. A common thread in our portraits is how at ease people look in front of our photographer's camera.

Ben Welland is a full-time professional photographer, and is the owner of byfield-pitman photography.

Ben first became interested in photography in 1994 at the age of fourteen when he built a black and white darkroom in his basement. He photographed his first wedding in 1997, and he studied photography for two years at Algonquin College starting in 1998 and earning his diploma in 2000. 

In the years since, Ben has photographed hundreds of weddings, worked for dozens of editorial and commercial clients, and has taught several photography courses at Ottawa’s own SPAO – School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. Ben was also the primary photographer at Ottawa's weekly arts newspaper, Xpress, for 10 years between 2002 and 2012. 

Ben now works exclusively as the lead photographer at byfield-pitman photography.