Whimsical. Magical. Romantic. Timeless.

We are passionate about photography – but we're also passionate about art.
We believe your wedding photography should be real, raw and full of the fairytale magic that makes your heart flutter.

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We do things differently – and our couples love it.

 

Having photographed over 700 weddings in Ontario and abroad – we've polished our approach over more than a decade into something simple and beautifully effective.

 

Your photos should be as beautiful as your love

 

It's in the fleeting glances, the way you hold hands, the laughter that erupts when an inside joke slips out. It's in the way you fit perfectly together and the magical moments between the photos – that are the actual photos. We not only get it, we specialize in it.

 
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We have had the pleasure of working with VanDaele & Russell on multiple occasions and each time was just incredible! They are true artists and really in their own category when it comes to wedding photography. We were in love with our engagement photos, but our wedding photos went beyond what we could have ever imagined! They were not only able to capture the natural beauty of our venue with such creativity, but also captured the candid moments that we will cherish forever. Van Daele & Russell are talented and true professionals.
— Elisa & Mick, Kortright Center Wedding 2017

We don't do cookie-cutter photo shoots

 

In all honesty – if we went out and did the exact same shoot every day, we probably wouldn't be wedding photographers. We like to keep things fun and personalized uniquely for the two of you. We love working with couples that love photography, and are excited to work together to create some awesome art!

 
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You made me calm from the second you stepped foot in my house. My friends (who have been in many, many weddings) said you were the BEST photographer they have ever worked with. You have an art at capturing moments without them being staged. You allowed my day to go on without interruption. I simply cannot express how much I appreciate how calm and comfortable you made me feel.

Then the photos came. I couldn’t stop crying. When asked how I envision my wedding day, I said I wanted it to reflect my love for Chase and our families and to be a great time, along with elegance and style. All of your pictures captured these things. They were PERFECT. If there was a better word than perfection, I would offer that to you.
— Dubi & Chase, Spencers on the Waterfront Burlington Wedding, 2015

We are lovers of light

 

If there's one thing we absolutely can't get enough of, it's dreamy, magical, fairytale night photography and the rosy hues of the Golden Hour! Dramatic enough to be called epic, yet romantic enough to be called dreamy. The perfect combination for a perfect wedding day.

 
One of our must haves for our wedding was a good photographer, as you only get to do this once! When I came across Van Daele & Russell on Instagram, I knew I had to have them. I was ecstatic when I found out they were available on our wedding date! Good photographer is an understatement with these guys – they are absolutely THE BEST! No offence to other photographers but they literally do not come close to how incredible VD&R are – we had a wonderful engagement shoot and I knew our wedding photos would be even better (if that was even possible!) We are absolutely in love with our photos! Shawn & Clint are so sweet and make you feel at ease. Neither my hubby nor I love getting our photos taken and they somehow made the camera love us! I could go on and on about how great Van Daele & Russell are. Do yourself a favour and book them for your wedding....NOW!
— Shauna & Dylan, London Civic Gardens Wedding 2018

Featured on The Blog:

While we are updating this brand new website, feel free to take a trip over to our old one to view a lot more of our work!

ALSO: Check out our Instagram, Facebook Page, and Facebook Group,
where you'll find all our most recent work! We post every day, so you'll see what we've been up to most recently!