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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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Anastasiya & Corey From the day I first met them at their engagement session, I knew I’d found some truly special people. Their Kenora wedding day was no less special! Many of Anastasiya’s family from Ukraine came to celebrate this incredible day with them, the love was so present! They had a perfect day for […]

Lakeside Kenora wedding, fall wedding in Ontario, photographed by Vanessa Renae Photography, a Winnipeg and Kenora wedding photographer
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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

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 […]

Winnipeg wedding couple portraits, downtown winnipeg at their winnipeg restaurant wedding at the saddlery on market
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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 […]

Gimli wedding couple on a beach at sunset, flowers by Stonehouse weddings, planned by Feast and festivities, photos by Vanessa Renae Photography, a winnipeg wedding and elopement photographer

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