- Liv Hettinga Photography Blog

Welcome to the 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! 

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

A Snowy Drumheller Elopement

Geraldine and Kyle eloped in Drumheller which is supposed to be the desert of Alberta, but instead it was covered in snow and didn’t feel much like a desert.

A Snowy Drumheller Elopement

Their entire day was centered around prayer. All they want to do in their marriage is honour God and that was so evident. All the girls prayed for Emily before she walked down the isle. During the ceremony their pastor called up their entire wedding party to lay hands on them and bless their marriage. What a great way to start a marriage.

Winnipeg Fall Wedding at Ashgrove Acres

rainy wedding in New Brunswick

Boho wedding in the rain overlooking the groom’s family lake in New Brunswick. They had macrame, greenery, and so much more beautiful diy decor.

Rainy Wedding in New Brunswick, the Canadian Maritimes

"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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