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I'm Liv, your adventurous elopement and intimate wedding photographer.

You’ll find my heart on this blog. The real love stories of my couples. My golden nuggets of wisdom for helping you plan your dream elopement. My tips + tricks for fellow creatives to grow their business. And a peek into my daily life! That’s right, learn more about me, my converted van + my own adventures.

I’m glad you stopped by here + I look forward to you staying a while! 

Welcome to the Blog!

Snowy elopement day in Banff National Park during the covid-19 pandemic, featuring The Malcolm Hotel, Banff Gondola, & McDonalds fries.

Banff Gondola Elopement | Quynlan & Braden

Elope with family - should you do it, pros and cons, and tips on how to involve your loved ones in your elopement day

Elope with Family or go Solo with Only You & Your Partner! Explore the Pros and Cons of Each and Decide What is Best for You Both. Your Decisions are What Really Matters.

How to Elope With Family – Include Your Loved Ones at Your Elopement

cozy in-home photography, couple cuddling in bed

Jana-Lyn and Luke celebrated the end of a chapter in their lives after selling their first home and decided to commemorate it with a cozy in-home session.

Cozy in-home session to commemorate your first house

building the perfect elopement timeline

To learn about what goes into an elopement timeline and how to create one that’s perfect for you, check out these tips to get the most out of your day!

Building the Perfect Elopement Timeline

Find all of the best elopement vendors in Alberta right here! Photographers, videographers, officiant, florist, hair and makeup artists, private chef and catering, macrame, and so much more!

A full list of the best elopement vendors all over Alberta. Why waste hours searching for wedding vendors who also cater to elopements? Find everyone you need right here!

Alberta’s Best Elopement Vendors

Secrets, scandals, and rushed ceremonies may be what eloping used to be about, but not anymore! So, what does “elope” mean today? What actually is an elopement?

What Does “Elope” Mean?

If you’ve decided to elope and you’re considering Banff National Park, keep reading this Banff elopement guide for all my tips and tricks to plan your day!

Banff National Park Elopement Guide

Groom in floral suit from asos, bride in BHLDN dress from Blush and Raven YYC holding colourful bouquet and wearing a flower crown of dried flowers. Intimate backyard covid wedding

Nakita + Tristan’s backyard wedding was full of colour, great style, and loads of fun! The groom wore a floral suit, all the bridesmaid’s dresses were mismatched, they got wedding tattoos instead of rings, and the bride’s flower crown just completed her look!

Colourful & Chic Backyard Wedding

Climbing rocks, jumping in to secret fairy pools, and playing in the ocean waves as the sun sets. Matt and Bri were ready for the adventure!

Fairy Pool Exploring in Byron Bay, Australia

bride and groom walking through rainforest

Jess + Todd’s wedding was so unique and filled with their personality. Instead of an arch, they had a 3 meter cactus, instead of tables and chairs at their reception, they had teepees and cane furniture with macrame pillows and rugs.

Boho Festival-Style Wedding at Ardeena in Carool, Australia

"Liv is extremely talented and great to work with! She gave us enough direction in our shoots to know what to do but still left tons of room for candid, genuine moments. Nothing beats seeing real smiles and laughter in your photos! She was more than willing to collaborate and go for some sillier ideas, and was always super encouraging. She's an incredibly sweet person and we felt very comfortable to be ourselves around her. Liv's talent is beyond just the technical knowledge, she really has an artist eye for beautiful photos. Her editing style is perfect, not too dark or light but still brings personality with the warm tones she adds. I HIGHLY recommend working with Liv!!"

- Cassie + Matt

Are you ready to make some magic together?