Bernard Littlefield

Bernard E. Littlefield M.Photog. CR., CPP

Bernard E. Littlefield (“Bernie”) is a native of Hampden, Maine. After studying Biomedical Photographic Communications at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, he moved to Florence, South Carolina to be the head photographer at the McLeod Regional Medical Center’s photography department. Although he found medical photography fascinating, his desire to be a portrait photographer led him back to Maine. In 1986, Bernie realized his dream of opening his own photography studio – BEL Portraits – specializing in destination weddings, family portraits, and commercial imaging.

In 2017, Bernie moved BEL Portraits to Florida to start a new journey concentrating on Family and Wedding portraits.

Currently, Bernie is one of only a few Certified Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman in the state of Florida. The Master Photographer Degree is awarded for superior photographic skills—demonstrated through the PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced education and service to the industry. The Photographic Craftsman degree is awarded for service as an orator, author or mentor. This degree shows that the photographer has gone beyond the creation of images and dedicated their time to move the industry forward and encourage education.

He is a Past President of the Professional Photographer’s Association of New England; is a Past President of the Maine Professional Photographer’s Association; is a member of the Professional Photographer’s Association of America; and is an alumni of the New England Institute of Professional Photography.

Client Testimonials

"Thank you Bernie for helping make our day so special! You captured every moment perfectly. The day would not have been the same without you!"

Amanda Harvey Turcotte

"BEL Portraits is, in my opinion, the ONLY photography studio to choose when planning a wedding. I can't imagine using any other portrait artist."

Patricia W, Bangor Maine

"Bernie was amazing!!!!! He was one of the most incredible parts of our day!!! He was completely seamless and professional and has captured the most incredible memories through this lens, I could not be happier with the photographs and he is one of the main reasons I want to do it all again!!!!"

Jessica & Chris L. UK

"Bernie was the best. Our engagement and wedding portraits were great! He is very understanding and I felt I could go to him with anything I needed or wanted."

Ying-Tang C.

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