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!

Virtually venture through a small, intimate wedding at Mount Engadine Lodge, complete with adventure, family, and a winter wedding hike.

Sunset, Swings, and Sleds: A Winter Wedding at Mount Engadine Lodge

couple just got engaged and start planning their dream wedding day but first start by popping a bottle of champagne and celebrating this love they have

Engaged and ready to plan your wedding or elopement? Here are the first steps you should take to start planning your day.

First steps to take after getting engaged!

Take a miniature tour of a Lake Louise engagement photoshoot, complete with a sunrise adventure, a teahouse, and a canoe ride.

Lake Louise Hike and Canoe Engagement Photoshoot

mount cook and lake in new zealand

Guess what!? I’m headed to New Zealand! I’ve been researching the area like crazy, and there are some amazing sights to see all around the country. I’ve booked some extra time for exploring and maybe to shoot an elopement or two while I’m there. Read on for tips on eloping in New Zealand, and to […]

Where to elope in New Zealand!

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

"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?