Weddings and Elopements - Liv Hettinga Photography Blog

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! 

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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

banff helicopter elopement

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

Banff Helicopter Elopement | Christina & Adam

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

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

There’s something really special about announcing your new marriage after you’re already hitched. Keep it all under wraps, and shock the world after the fact. This couple, Matt and Alex, took it to the next level with their cabin elopement in Alberta. Everything about their sweet elopement was intentional, and done with only what they […]

Alberta Cabin Elopement | Matt & Alex

yurt elopement at flora bora

Imagine marrying the love of your life with your closest friends by your side and camping in yurts all weekend. Flora Bora is the cutest yurt accommodation, situated in a forest sanctuary and overlooking a small lake. Only 2 hours north of Saskatoon and near the beautiful Emma and Christopher lake, Flora Bora makes for […]

Yurt Elopement at Flora Bora, Northern Saskatchewan

Snowy elopement day in Banff National Park during the covid-19 pandemic, featuring The Malcolm Hotel, Banff Gondola, & McDonalds fries.

Banff Gondola Elopement | Quynlan & Braden

Groom in floral suit from asos, bride in BHLDN dress from Blush and Raven YYC holding colourful bouquet and wearing a flower crown of dried flowers. Intimate backyard covid wedding

Nakita + Tristan’s backyard wedding was full of colour, great style, and loads of fun! The groom wore a floral suit, all the bridesmaid’s dresses were mismatched, they got wedding tattoos instead of rings, and the bride’s flower crown just completed her look!

Colourful & Chic Backyard Wedding

bride and groom walking through rainforest

Jess + Todd’s wedding was so unique and filled with their personality. Instead of an arch, they had a 3 meter cactus, instead of tables and chairs at their reception, they had teepees and cane furniture with macrame pillows and rugs.

Boho Festival-Style Wedding at Ardeena in Carool, Australia

Volkswagen Sunset Elopement

A volkswagen bus, rowing over the still lake, running around barefoot. The Graces Loves Lace wedding dress along with the succulent bouquet and hair piece were the perfect fit for the bridal style. The tan linen suit and floral tie with the succulent boutonniere created the perfect groom look. The golden sun setting over the fields brought the whole look together.

VW Boho Sunset Elopement in Byron Bay, Australia

"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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