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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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 […]



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Alex & Kyle Having the chance to wear your wedding dress again is seriously the best. The day goes by so quickly and before you know it, the dance is over, your guests have left and you’re packing up the car to head home. I was thrilled when Alex reached out to do a wreck the […]

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Kara & Kennie This day is what downtown Winnipeg wedding dreams are made of. It was a gorgeous, hot day with a slight breeze blowing through the trees throughout the ceremony. Everyone got ready in different rooms throughout the Ralph Connor House that morning, it was so fun to explore the house, it seemed to […]

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 Banff Wedding Photographer – Jena & David Even though I was raised in the prairies, a part of me always feels so at home in the mountains. I think it’s the wide-open glacier air and how small, yet content you feel standing among something so large. To celebrate 9 months of marriage, Jena & David […]

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Johanna & Caleb This wedding was nothing shy of a fairytale. And I don’t mean the white horse-drawn carriage kind, I mean the unconditional love kind. The surrounded by your nearest and dearest and you want to cry it’s all so happy kind of fairytale. Caleb & Johanna’s summer Steinbach wedding touched my heart and […]

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Ashgrove Acres So, I am a details person. Planning our wedding was so much fun (although I am so glad I never have to do it again!). Every little thing I included had its purpose and was so important to me. Also, I am really sentimental! It took months to find the perfect bouquet charm […]

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