Grand Beach Engagement session, Manitoba engagement , sunset beach engagement session by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg and Kenora wedding photographer

Caity & Nick’s Grand Beach Engagement Session Their love is sweet and fiery, which is also how I would describe this evening’s sunset! It couldn’t have been a better night for their Grand Beach engagement session. I do really love the surprise of not knowing what each evening will look like. Before each session, I […]

Gables Wedding Barn autumn wedding by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg wedding photographer

Jenn & Alex’s Romantic Celebration at The Gables Wedding Barn When I think of a romantic autumn wedding, I think of Jenn and Alex’s day. The wind howled strongly that day but they just went with it! Nothing adds more passion to photos than a good, strong breeze! The Gables Wedding Barn is such a […]

How to create your Wedding Day Timeline by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg Wedding Photographer

Creating your wedding day timeline When you’re planning your wedding, the timeline is a really important part to have solidified before the big day! Whether you’re having a 300 person wedding or an intimate 20 person wedding, your timeline still matters. Read through this post to find out how to create and customize your timeline […]

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What is a first look? In the past few years, first looks have become incredibly popular, and for good reason! Being able to have an epic cocktail hour you can actually be present at and lots of really pretty, meaningful portraits of you and your spouse on your wedding day is a treat! It’s a […]

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My Favourite Gear to Shoot With I remembered when I was starting out in photography and wanted to know the wedding photography gear all my favourite photographers used! There is so much gear out there so it can be really overwhelming knowing where to start. First off, Nikon and Canon are very similar, it’s just […]

My Favourite Lightroom Tool! Here’s my favourite editing tool in Lightroom that I absolutely can’t live without! The TONE CURVE!  However, use it with grace. Less is definitely more with this baby! I just it very sparingly and I still get such dramatic results with it. Here’s are two examples of my images. On the […]

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Caity & Nick’s Grand Beach Engagement Session Their love is sweet and fiery, which is also how I would describe this evening’s sunset! It couldn’t have been a better night for their Grand Beach engagement session. I do really love the surprise of not knowing what each evening will look like. Before each session, I […]

Grand Beach Engagement session, Manitoba engagement , sunset beach engagement session by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg and Kenora wedding photographer
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Spirit Sands Being around Nikky and Roger is as effortless as it looks. And then put them in nature, their happy place and it’s just good for the soul to be around them! This summer we made the trip out along with my husband to Spirit Sands and the 4 of us did the day-long […]

Spirit Sands Manitoba Summer couples photo shoot. Photographed by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg wedding photographer and elopement photographer. Desert engagement session.
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Cate & Mike The moody light, the fresh air and horses everywhere, it was perfect. I was thrilled when Cate reached out to me about her plans for her and Mike’s Kenora farm engagement session! Kenora is my favourite place to be and I love being around horses, so naturally, I knew this evening would […]

Canadian couple at their Kenora farm engagement session, photographed by Vanessa Renae Photography.

  My favourite Manitoba Engagement Session Locations When couples are planning their engagement sessions, one of the most common questions I get is “Where should we go?”. Now there is no right or wrong answer to this, it’s a completely personal preference! My first suggestion is always a place with meaning. Whether it’s where you […]

Grand Beach Engagement session, Manitoba engagement , sunset beach engagement session by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg and Kenora wedding photographer
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ali & Jeff Let’s start off with; Jeff is very good at keeping secrets! Ali and I had a one hour drive together to Jeff’s farm for their maternity session and we talked tons! I asked her when she thought Jeff might propose and she had honestly no idea and didn’t think it would be […]

Manitoba maternity session & proposal, photographed by Vanessa Renae, a winnipeg wedding and elopement photographer

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