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!

Taking couple’s photos should bring excitement, not dread. Peruse through my list of couple’s photoshoot activities to turn the experience into a fun date night that truly reflects your relationship.

From photoshoot to date night: choosing the best couple’s photoshoot activities

Find real-life inspiration for how to combine elopement day location scouting with a personalized engagement photoshoot.

Peyto Lake Engagement Photos: Location Scouting at the Lookout

Check out a Peyto Lake Engagement Photoshoot, complete with disco dancing, mountain views, and your favourite elopement photographer.

Peyto Lake Engagement Photoshoot: Disco Dancing at Dusk

Get inspired by Matt and Kristina’s ultra-romantic Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Engagement Photoshoot.

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Engagement Photoshoot

Glide through an 80s-style honeymoon photoshoot in Kananaskis, complete with cross-country skiing, retro snowsuits, and amazing views.

Retro Romance: Cross-Country Skiing Honeymoon Photoshoot

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

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

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

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

"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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