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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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Editing to Keep Your Photos Consistent There is nothing more eye catching about a photographer than the first thing you’ll ever see; their photos! Most importantly, their style of editing. One of the questions I’ve been asked on Instagram so many times is how to edit photos consistently, even through different lighting. A few things […]

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Cass & Tony If you’ve ever heard me rave about Grand Beach and how much I love it, this right here is why! This Grand Beach bridal session was extra special to me for many reasons! One being that Tony and Cass are some of my and Valerio’s best friends. Almost two years ago they […]

Spirit Sands Manitoba Summer couples photo shoot. Photographed by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg wedding photographer and elopement photographer. Desert engagement session.

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 […]

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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.
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  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 […]

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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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Taylor & Dawsyn I wish every day was a honeymoon. No agenda, no expectations, just you and your honey and whatever you want to do! Taylor and Dawsyn stayed at a sweet little cabin in the forest and we met up for an evening for their Kenora honeymoon session. Kenora is one of my favourite […]

kenora honeymoon session in Kenora, Ontario photographed by Vanessa Renae, a kenora wedding and elopement photographer.

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