Elopement Tips - Liv Hettinga Photography

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!

Elope with family - should you do it, pros and cons, and tips on how to involve your loved ones in your elopement day

Elope with Family or go Solo with Only You & Your Partner! Explore the Pros and Cons of Each and Decide What is Best for You Both. Your Decisions are What Really Matters.

How to Elope With Family – Include Your Loved Ones at Your Elopement

building the perfect elopement timeline

To learn about what goes into an elopement timeline and how to create one that’s perfect for you, check out these tips to get the most out of your day!

Building the Perfect Elopement Timeline

Find all of the best elopement vendors in Alberta right here! Photographers, videographers, officiant, florist, hair and makeup artists, private chef and catering, macrame, and so much more!

A full list of the best elopement vendors all over Alberta. Why waste hours searching for wedding vendors who also cater to elopements? Find everyone you need right here!

Alberta’s Best Elopement Vendors

Secrets, scandals, and rushed ceremonies may be what eloping used to be about, but not anymore! So, what does “elope” mean today? What actually is an elopement?

What Does “Elope” Mean?

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

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.

What to wear for couples photoshoot

5 tips to help you choose what to wear and nail your look for your upcoming photo shoot.

What to wear for your couples photo session

"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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