Day After Sessions

Get the adventure without the elopement

Intimate Mountain Day After session on 2021-07-15 in Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, captured by Liv Hettinga Photography.

Dreaming of an adventure elopement but really don’t want to let go of the party and fun that comes with a traditional wedding? There’s a way to have your cake and eat it too! I love offering Day After Sessions to couples so they can get that elopement feel, while still having the big party they’ve always wanted. Keep reading to find out why a Day After Session could be perfect for you.

Get to dress up again! 

Everyone always talks about how much of a bummer it is to only wear your wedding attire for one day. With Day After Sessions, you immediately get to spend more time in the look that you lovingly put together. Change it up a bit with a more relaxed hair and make up look, maybe go barefoot, and really enjoy it. Or maybe you couldn’t decide between two dresses! A Day After Session is a great way to incorporate a dress or outfit that you want included in your wedding. 

Spend time getting stress free photos

Intimate Banff, Day After session
Carlin was stunning in her Gigi Pip hat and thrifted gown

While wedding days are so much fun, there is almost always going to be an element of stress or anticipation to them. It’s not a bad thing, but it can make it difficult to relax in your photos. Timelines can get rushed, and some couples find it difficult to focus on each other during portraits. When my couples book Day After Sessions, there’s nothing to stress about anymore! The marriage license is signed, the guests have gone home, the food has been eaten. Couples get to focus on each other and their new marriage! Move slow, without a timeline, and enjoy your new spouse. 

Go to your favorite spot

With a Day After Session, we go wherever makes sense for you. Venues are wonderful, but maybe you have a spot that holds even more meaning for you. A particular trail or mountain that you went on your first date, or your favorite ski lodge. When you book photos for the day after the wedding, you get wedding photos in every spot you love, not just the venue. 

Get the best of both worlds

Intimate Mountain Day After session on 2021-07-15 in Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, captured by Liv Hettinga Photography.

Ultimately, with these sessions you are getting the best of both worlds. You don’t have to choose between the big party, and the elopement. Spend a day getting pampered with your bridesmaids one day, and the next with your new spouse! Truly what could be better. 

Get ready to gear up and head outside for a super fun and intimate Day After Session that feels just like an elopement. This couple got up with me at 3 am to head out on their adventure! They are no strangers to the outdoors, with their camping set up always ready to go in their car. They truly embody the laid back spirit that comes with these sessions. We all had a blast in the cool morning air at Moraine Lake. It made the perfect back drop for these two to get lost in their love.

Ready to learn more about booking a session like Carlin and Claudio’s? Get in touch with me here. I can’t wait to help make your wedding weekend epic.

Photographer: Liv Hettinga Photography

Videographer: Kord and Co

Bouquet: Adventure Florals

Hat: Gigipip 

Dress: Thrifted

HMU: Done by the bride

Morraine Lake Day After Session
Stunning couple during their Day After Session
Get the adventure without the elopement, with a Day After Session
Morraine Lake was the perfect spot for this Day After Session
Get cozy at your own Day After Session
This stunning bouquet was the perfect detail for this Banff National Park, Day After Session
Morraine lake showing off for this Day After Session
Get the elopement photos you dream of with a Day After Session
Get the adventure without the elopement with a Day After Session
Banff National Park showing off for this Day After Session
Get snuggly during your Day After Session
Elopement photography, and Day After Sessions by Liv Hettinga Photography
Get adventurous during your Day After Session with Liv Hettinga Photography
Sunrise Day After Session with Liv Hettinga Photography






I’m your elopement hype girl and a photographer for the goofball lovers + those who want to make their wedding day an adventure. I’m also the owner of a converted camper van and love exploring the outdoors. You’ll find my heart on this blog. Whether it’s documenting my real life couples or giving my brides + grooms the tips + tricks they need to plan their best elopement, I’ve poured my heart out for you here. 

I'm Liv Hettinga


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"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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