Van Daele & Russell

161 King Street N0M 2P0 Thorndale (Ontario) Map
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About Van Daele & Russell

Located near London, Ontario, Van Daele & Russell Photography is a company that specializes in capturing the most creative yet timeless images of brides and grooms on their wedding day. Owners and photographers Shawn & Clint have documented 700+ couples on their special day, making them a favourite among soon-to-be-married couples in the area!

Services offered

Their use of light and colour in their shots is astounding. They offer packages with 6, 8 and 12-hours of coverage with services that can include a second shooter, additional hours, custom graphics, high-resolution images, liability insurance, multiple locations and toning.

Other services

Van Daele & Russell also offers other services for:

  • Engagements
  • Trash the dress
  • Portraits
  • Photography Services 2nd shooter, add'l hours, custom graphics, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance, multi.…View more
  • Starting Package C$ 2,400.00
  • Most Popular Package C$ 3,600.00
  • Meet the Team View team
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More information about Van Daele & Russell

  • What primary photographic style do you identify with?
    Contemporary
    Photojournalism
    Portraiture
    Traditional
  • What photography items do you offer?
    Albums
    Canvas
    Digital files
    Flush mount
    Matted prints
    Negatives
    Prints
    Proofs
    Save the date
    Thank you cards
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price?
    Add'l hours
    Digital files
    Toning
    High-res
    Multi. locations
    Negatives
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    2nd shooter
    Add'l hours
    Digital files
    Engagement shoot
    High-res
    Multi. locations
    Negatives
    Toning

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38 Reviews for Van Daele & Russell


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 4.9

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  • Megan

    Megan Getting married on 22/08/2020

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    Best decision we made!

    The only thing I knew I wanted for our wedding was Van Daele & Russell as our photographers! We just worked with Shawn for our engagement shoot and the photos are absolutely stunning! We were so nervous, but Shawn calmed us immediately. I didn't know that a photoshoot could be so fun! He found all our best angles, and the simple, everyday locations we chose turned out beautifully. From our first few emails, it really showed that Shawn and Clint love what they do and care so much for the couples they work with. Best decision we made!

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  • Dallas

    Dallas Price · Married on 01 of September of 2019

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    In Love With their Work!

    I knew for 11yrs I would have Clint for my wedding photographer and I almost want to do it again it was so great! I'm a goof in front of a camera and he made us look so incredible that I haven't stopped smiling since I saw our pics. He captures the essence of the couple. We goofed off a lot and he caught all the fun jokes and laughs we had. There's lots of good photography out there, but then there's a great photographer. He feels like part of the wedding, not just an outsider trying to catch moments. If you can book him, do it now.

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    Sent on 10/09/2019
  • Madison

    Madison Hiemstra · Married on 27 of July of 2019

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    One of the Best Decisions to Make for Your Wedding!

    Long review, but condensed version: get this man as your photographer it is WORTH it! :D

    Shawn was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding, I’ll just start off by saying that. We initially met him at our engagement photo session, and after maybe a few awkward photos, he made us feel comfortable with the confidence he displays in how he wants you to pose. I would definitely recommend doing an engagement photo with him! First, you get amazing photos, not once, but twice (with your wedding); second, it offers opportunities to help guide him to achieve your vision for your wedding.

    What I think makes Shawn an incredible, top-notch photographer is his versatility in photography style. Often, it seems that many photographers have one type of look/filter setting that they use…but not Shawn. After looking at numerous photos from different weddings from Vandaele and Russell, it was evident to me that they work very hard to achieve your vision and style. Different photo styles can really express the type of personality the relationship between you and your SO. He fully captured the dreamy, magical, romantic look that we were looking for!

    Shawn could be a ninja part-time. During the wedding ceremony and reception as he was taking photos, both of us noted that we never noticed him taking photos. He was able to capture amazing candids of our guests and us throughout the day without any interruption. During the wedding ceremony specifically, he literally almost got every perspective shot all around the ceremony area which is awesome!!

    Another aspect of Shawn I really appreciated was his high attention to detail and confidence to command either the two of us or our massive wedding party to look organized. During our wedding day we were a little crunched for time prior to the ceremony (which was when we were taking the majority of the photos), Shawn was a cool cucumber and worked swift and efficiently. He takes any pressure off of you to organize your wedding party into organized form (which was amazing) so that you can enjoy the day with less stress.
    Further (as I have also an attention to detail), Shawn’s attention to detail is incredible. He makes sure you are centred and that everything is in place (which again, is great to have to not worry about because these pictures are a one time deal).

    Overall, Shawn makes you feel comfortable and confident on your wedding day, either posing in photos or organization for the day. The photographer is someone that you spend a large part of the day with, and we both agree that Shawn is an absolute pleasure to work with! And above all else, his photos are amazing!! The colours, the dreamy looks, the sunset skies….everyone that I’ve talked to loves his engagement photos and the wedding teasers we’ve seen so far! If there’s anything you spend money on at your wedding, I believe Shawn’s talent should be one of them! Thanks Shawn.

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    Sent on 31/08/2019
  • Jessica

    Jessica Emslie · Married on 27 of July of 2019

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    Beautiful, magical and perfect

    Once we picked our venue we knew we had to find a photographer that was phenomenal with lighting. We got married at Steam Whistle, downtown Toronto with the CN Tower in the background, we saw Van Daele & Russell’s Instagram and knew instantly we had found our photographers!

    We were not disappointed. The teasers from our wedding have blown our mind, the lighting, background, poses are all perfect.

    We then really put them to the test by doing an elopement ceremony on Toronto Island a few days before and WOW the teasers from this day are so dreamy, romantic and absolutely beautiful! We initially picked them for their amazing work with lighting but are so blown away with how versatile and talented they are in all settings! Over the two days we had night, day, clouds, rain, sun, nature, city, everything (including mud and water) and Clint and Gord worked their magic with spectacular results!

    Clint was able to take two awkward people who were dreading having their photo taken and make us feel completely comfortable with him and with each other behind a camera. We both actually felt sad when it was over and we wouldn’t have another reason to work with Clint again (how soon is too soon for a vowel renewal)

    We can’t wait to see the rest of our photos. We are blown away as are all of our family and friends and we are so happy we chose Van Daele & Russell!

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    Michelle Durante · Married on 28 of June of 2019

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    Professional, timely, efficient & Simply PERFECT

    If you want the best in the business search no more! I have only seen 2 photos from our wedding... ONLY 2 so far... and I would hire them again simply based on these 2 photos alone! If you want to capture moments from your special day in a way that is magical than search no more. These 2 men are not just professional photographers but in my opinion artists. I highly recommend !

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