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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 […]

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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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 […]

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Johanna & Caleb When Johanna first asked me to shoot her and Caleb’s wedding I couldn’t have been more excited! We’ve become friends in the past few months through church and the photography world and nothing thrills me more than shooting a friends wedding. We explored Birds Hill on their romantic winter engagement session and […]

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Jenny & Liam I have known Jenny for years, since junior high I think! Getting to photograph her engagement session with her new fiancé was a total treat. Now most of my engagement sessions are quite different because I always shoot them at sunset. But for theirs we tried something different and ventured out into […]

Anastasiya & Corey Meeting Anastasiya and Corey for their Kenora engagement session was easily a highlight of my summer. Their radiant personalities are so hard not to love and neither was their dog! And I know how much like 99% of you love dogs! We had such a fun evening running around Kenora’s countryside, trying […]

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Madi & Ryley One of my favourite summer evenings right here. Ryley & Madi are good friends of mine, and that makes getting to show the world their unique and amazing relationship so incredibly special to me. They took me to one of their favourite places in Sandilands for their Canadian autumn engagement. From there, […]

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