Dubi & Chase’s Wedding at Spencer’s on the Waterfront

Spencer's on the Waterfront Wedding Photography

Where to even start with Dubi & Chase’s gorgeous wedding? First, take one part totally STUNNING COUPLE, add 2 parts the most epic wedding dress ever, and 3 parts total awesomeness…and let’s not forget 24 parts wedding party – because it was huge!  Their wedding at Spencer’s on the Waterfront in Burlington (such a stunning venue!) led into their photos across the street at the Art Gallery of Burlington (it was about 45 degrees celcius outside so I’m so happy we had a wicked indoor venue for their wedding photos!).  I can’t wait to edit all the pics from this wedding…the final blog post is going to be epic! Love you guys, thanks so very very much for an amazing day together, and many happily ever after’s to the both of you! xo Shawn Tip: Click any image below to open up a big slideshow!

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15 Fun Photography Prop Ideas For Wedding & Engagement Photos

Fun photography prop ideas

We’re definite fans of using props during your photo shoot to bring a little life and character to your session, be it during your wedding or engagement photos (or both!). The trick is to not over-do it, and choose just one or two props that are appropriate for the two of you! We’ve collected 15 of our favourite fun photography prop ideas below – hopefully you’ll find something you can use for your own wedding or engagement photos! Click any image to open a full screen slideshow! 1. Glitter, Confetti & Bubbles 2. Balloons 3. Photo Booth Props 4. Famous Faces 5. Chalk 6. Seasonal Items 7. Pets 8. Vintage Marquee Lights 9. An Ampersand 10. Cutout Hearts 11. Fun Signs & Banners 12. A Vintage TV 13. A Vintage Bicycle 14. Vintage (or new!) Cameras 15. Everything Else! All photos by Renaissance Studios Photography – Toronto & London Ontario Wedding & Engagement Photographers.  Check out our Wedding Photography Packages or inquire about our availability for your upcoming wedding!

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25 Awesome First Dance Songs For Your Wedding

Awesome First Dance Songs For Your Wedding

As a followup to last year’s super-popular “30 Songs To Walk Down An Aisle To” and “31 Instrumental Songs To Walk Down An Aisle To” – Clint has collected 25 awesome songs that are perfect for the First Dance at a wedding. From slow and steady, to romantic and dreamy, upbeat and surprising – you’re going to have a hard time choosing the perfect one for the two of you!  I think my favourite would be number 12! 1. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) – Martha & The Vandellas   2. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran   3. At Last – Etta James   4. Soldier – Gavin Degraw   5. Painting By Chagall – The Weepies   6. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Billie Holiday   7. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac   8. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri   9. Wonderwall – Oasis   10. Come Away With Me – Norah Jones   11. I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher   12. You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne 13. You And Me – Dave Matthews Band   14. These Arms Of Mine – Otis Redding   15. Forever – Ben Harper   […]

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Daniela & Jesse’s Rustic Country Wedding, Sombra Ontario

Rustic Country Wedding Photography Sombra London Ontario

We absolutely LOVE Daniela & Jesse, and their photos, too!  Their wedding took place on the water at Bogey’s Inn and Bogarts Banquet Hall in Sombra, Ontario – an amazing venue!  We hunted around on Google Maps leading up to the wedding in hopes of finding an epic, abandoned barn location for their bride and groom photos…and we found the most epic abandoned barn location ever! Clint and myself recently moved to London (don’t worry, most of our Renaissance Studios Photography team still live and work in Toronto and area) and we are super pumped to be working with more Southwestern Ontario / London wedding couples!  Daniela & Jesse’s wedding was the perfect way to kick off our wedding season and I couldn’t wait to share it (and I’d shoot it again tomorrow!) Thanks so much for a wonderful day, Daniela & Jesse!  Can’t wait to work together again someday! xoxo – Shawn & Clint   If you’re getting married in London, Ontario (or surrounding areas like Stratford, Kitchener, Cambridge or Chatham) – get in touch and lets chat about your wedding photography! Check Our Availability!

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The Crawley’s Take Toronto

Downton Abbey Inspired Photoshoot

We always love it when people approach us with their fun and inspired ideas and ask us to transform them into photos!  This is exactly what happened when Jessica wrote in looking for someone to help her out with her sister’s bridal party at Spadina House in Toronto.  Naturally, as Downton Abbey lovers (who isn’t!?) – they opted to dress up in period dresses and spend the day enjoying tea and biscuits.  How. Awesome. Luckily, Kimon was available and totally inspired after returning from his tour of the UK – and here’s what they all came up with.  Love it!

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