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Welcome to the Blog!

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! 

couple eloping in Banff National Park and how to plan your dream elopement

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

Sandy hills, steep cliffs, cacti growing in the dirt… How is THIS Saskatchewan?

Beechy Sandcastles of Saskatchewan, Couples Adventure

1. Screw the hotel rooms Nobody wants to be getting ready in a dark, messy, cluttered space on the morning of their wedding. Hotel rooms are often all of these things. They have ugly yellow lighting that messes with your skin tones in photos and are a lot more cramped and easily become cluttered and […]

How to choose where to get ready the morning of your wedding.

Cuddles, tickle fights, dancing, pizza, + wine make for the perfect date night to get some photos done.

Pizza, Wine, & Kisses. The Perfect Date Night In.

Ever wonder what locations make the best for your shoot? It’s those hidden scenes away in the mountains or in the woods that only the locals know about. Where there’s nobody else around but you and your partner (and your photographer of course). I scouted out this beautiful hidden mountain scene for Alexa and Jared […]

Snowy Mountain Adventure in Canmore, Alberta

Volkswagen Sunset Elopement

A volkswagen bus, rowing over the still lake, running around barefoot. The Graces Loves Lace wedding dress along with the succulent bouquet and hair piece were the perfect fit for the bridal style. The tan linen suit and floral tie with the succulent boutonniere created the perfect groom look. The golden sun setting over the fields brought the whole look together.

VW Boho Sunset Elopement in Byron Bay, Australia

A Snowy Drumheller Elopement

Geraldine and Kyle eloped in Drumheller which is supposed to be the desert of Alberta, but instead it was covered in snow and didn’t feel much like a desert.

A Snowy Drumheller Elopement

"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

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