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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!

couple pictures with their dog in a field of wildflowers

Take a glance into this picturesque anniversary photoshoot with me, an adventure complete with location scouting, fishing, and finding hidden fields of flowers.

Anniversary Photoshoot with Dog

airbnb elopement locations in british columbia

Take a virtual tour through my favourite AirBnBs in British Columbia to use for your elopement getaway.

AirBnB Elopements in BC: Treehouses, cabins, and yurts, oh my!

bow lake elopement

Dive into the details of a Bow Lake elopement, and find tips on how to include family and friends.

Bow Lake Elopement: Savanah and Dylan

how to photograph your proposal and keep it personal

Learn how to include a proposal photographer in your engagement without spoiling the surprise or the intimacy of your proposal.

How to Photograph Your Proposal and Keep it Personal

banff helicopter elopement

Take a virtual tour of a helicopter elopement experience with your favourite elopement photographer.

Banff Helicopter Elopement | Christina & Adam

Find out why you should book a couple’s photoshoot with Liv Hettinga Photography to capture the adventure in your relationship in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Why You Should Book A Couple’s Photoshoot

These sand dunes are proof that Saskatchewan isn’t boring. The Great Sand Hills is a hidden gem that more couples need to explore for their elopement or photo session. From the stunning views, to exciting and unexpected weather, it’s a spot worth considering for your elopement. Keep reading to learn about my unprecedented experience at […]

Saskatchewan Sand Dunes – A Hidden Gem

Hiking Elopement at Lake Louise in Banff National park

As the prevalence of elopements has increased over the last few years, more and more couples are also choosing to hike to their elopement. It’s a trend I am absolutely living for and I would totally encourage you to consider hiking to your elopement. There’s a lot to consider with a hiking elopement, from what […]

How to Have a Hiking Elopement

Considering going against the grain of a summer wedding? Choosing an Alberta spring elopement is great for couple’s looking for a unique day, all to themselves. There are some important things to consider though, like the weather, vendor availability, and location accessibility.  What about the weather Spring weather is a bit unpredictable. A week of […]

How to: Alberta Spring Elopement

Intimate mountain weddings like Lindsey and Kevin’s are a special sight to behold. They are the epitome of laid back, and it made for the perfect early fall Canmore intimate wedding.  The Couple These two met through mutual friends in their industry. Their friend groups from work often met up at a bar for drinks […]

Canmore Intimate Wedding | Kevin & Lindsey

"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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