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!

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

Get the adventure without the elopement Dreaming of an adventure elopement but really don’t want to let go of the party and fun that comes with a traditional wedding? There’s a way to have your cake and eat it too! I love offering Day After Sessions to couples so they can get that elopement feel, […]

Day After Sessions

You’ve decided to elope! I’m so excited to see you prioritize your wants and needs on your wedding day. Now, it’s time to think about choosing an elopement date. There’s way more freedom picking your wedding day when you plan an elopement. Whether you’re planning on just the two of you and an officiant, or […]

Choosing an Elopement Date

I have never been quiet about my faith as a Christian. However I haven’t taken the time here on my website to explain why my relationship with Christ is so important, or how that plays into my business, and interactions with clients. Today I want to share with you how I bring my faith and […]

Faith and Photography: How God shows up in my life and my business

"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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