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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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Shelby & Jesse Every wedding is so special and unique and the same goes for Shelby and Jesse’s day! Their Evergreen Village wedding was full of silly jokes and funny faces and lots and lots of happy tears. The morning was fun and relaxing and there was constant entertainment provided by the flower girl, Ily! […]

Shelby and Jesse celebrating their Evergreen village wedding in fall. Rustic boho wedding details. Photographed by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg Wedding photographer
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Jacie & Jason Jacie & Jason’s wedding day was was such a beautiful Christ-centred Steinbach church wedding day, celebrated with their friends and family. One of my favourite things about what I do is photographing such amazing love and marriage focused wedding days. I couldn’t have pictured a more perfect day for these two! Many […]

Steinbach church wedding, bride and groom portraits in Sandilands Manitoba. Photographed by Vanessa Renae Photography, a winnipeg wedding photographer and Canadian elopement photographer
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Jessica & Neil Jessica and Neil’s wedding day was every bit as joyful and cozy as it looks! Their intimate Winnipeg restaurant wedding at The Saddlery on Market was such a beautiful celebration! Along with their friends and family, they tied the knot on the lawn at The Ralph Connor House.  Jessica and her dad […]

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Kristene & Travis Celebrating with Kristene and Travis at their Gimli wedding was so fun. Seeing all the details come together was beautiful but it had nothing on their first look down the aisle. There were tears coming from just about everyone and you could see so much joy in Travis seeing his bride, and […]

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Madi & Ryley This day was perfect in every way. Madi is a dear friend to me, and capturing this day for her was unforgettable! It was such a lovely Winnipeg boho backyard wedding, matching her personality to a T. Gorgeous, effortless and just plain fun! When Madi talked about how she envisioned her wedding […]

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