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 […]

how to edit photos consistently, photo editing education by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg wedding photographer

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 […]

grand beach bridal session on Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba. Elopement style photos by Vanessa Renae Photography, a winnipeg wedding photographer and kenora wedding photographer. Lace wedding dress, beach wedding photos, sunset wedding photos

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 […]



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Shayna & Corey As soon as I got off my flight in Hamilton, I was greeted with a big hug from Shayna. We hopped in the car with Corey and drove straight to the falls for their Hamilton waterfall engagement! The planning process for their engagement session was a bit different from most as it […]

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Priya & Kevin There is something about fall that brings such a calming presence with it. As soon as we arrived for their engagement session, I could tell it would be a really good evening. The session was so laid back and fun. One of my favourite things about engagement sessions is how perfect of an […]

engaged couple walking hand in hand at Birds hill park for their fall engagement session. Photographed by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Canadian engagement photographer, always available for travel.
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Brooke & Kevin As our warm weather is coming to an end, it has me reminiscing on this fun Whiteshell engagement shoot from earlier this summer! Brooke and Kevin took me to their favourite camping spot in the Whiteshell Park and we explored all of their favourite places! We were surrounded by hundreds of dragonflies which […]

engaged couple sitting on a rock together on their whiteshell engagement shoot. Photos by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg and Kenora wedding photographer

Sonja & Jaydan There are some people that just radiate joy, from the crinkle in their eyes when they laugh and the way they look at each other. Sonja and Jaydan are definitely two of those people! Grand Beach is one of my favourite places to go to in summer. I love helping my couples […]

couple wading through the water at their Grand Beach engagement session in Manitoba. Beautiful deep pink sunset, photos taken by Vanessa Renae Photography
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Shauna & Alain Adventuring out in the forest with these two is a seriously fun way to spend your summer afternoon! Shauna and Alain were kind enough to model for a mentor session I was teaching and they were completely perfect! It was so fun to get to know each other throughout the shoot and […]

girl leans on her fiancé's shoulder during their winnipeg engagement photo shoot in the forest in Sandilands. Sunset engagement photos taken by Vanessa Renae Photography, a winnipeg engagement photographer

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