You’ve probably heard over and over that your wedding day flies by and that is incredibly true! You put a ton of thought into where to say your vows, who you want standing by your side, and how you're going to kick off your marriage with an adventure. But what happens after it's all over?

Photos are the one true item that stand the test of time and transport you back to the day as you experienced it. The look in your groom's eyes when he sees you for the first time, the beaming smiles as you read your vows, and the breathtaking landscapes surrounding you as you start your new adventure together. Those are memories you’ll want to savor forever. That’s exactly what my job is; to preserve those sweet moments for you to relive every day.

This is about YOU and your memories

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What does it mean to elope?

Eloping is about being intentional about the way you get married.

It means you've decided to focus on what matters to you and what reflects you two as a couple.

It can be anything from a simple backyard ceremony with your closest friends, to an epic adventure across the globe with just you and your partner.

Eloping is about crafting an experience you love—just thinking about it will give you goosebumps.

There’s no one way to elope, and there are no rules when it comes to eloping!

Wanting to elope but not sure how it all works?

Wondering where to get married?

No idea what actually goes into an elopement timeline?

Feeling anxious over who to invite?

Nervous about telling your friends and family you're eloping?

Stressed over what permits you'll need?

Don't know what gear you will need?

Not sure what activities you can include?

Feeling lost with what to do during your ceremony?

Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are as a couple; you deserve a unique experience you love and will never forget. When you hire me, you get so much more than just a photographer.

Not only are you going to get amazing photos that tell your story, but you are going to get my planning guides, all my insights into the BEST "hidden gem" elopement spots, and a built in BFF who is there to guide and support you + every decision you make.

I believe the day you get married is the start to a new adventure and planning it should be fun, not stressful.

The Liv Hettinga Photography Experience.

What's included in all of my packages:

I value getting to know you, the things you love, and the ways you connect as a couple. That way I am able to help you craft a completely unique experience for your elopement or adventure session. It also helps me photograph your true, authentic selves and give you photos that tell your story. As you reflect on what you love most about your partner and start to envision your dream elopement day together you'll feel even closer.

An in-depth "get to know you" questionnaire

I know this is probably your first time planning an elopement and there's a lot to think about which is why I created the ultimate resource for you. It explains in easy and simple steps how to plan an elopement so you don't forget those important details. For your adventure session, you will receive my styling and what to expect guide with all the best tips and tricks.

My planning and preparation guide

I've got you covered from the moment you book me. I love helping my couples with all the planning that comes with an elopement and I will help you create a fun, stress-free, elopement experience that is unique to YOU! You've got my number if you ever have any questions and I am always happy to help you out, literally in any way. Even if you just need some company or a person to rant to.

Unlimited consultations and planning help

I'm super passionate about helping my couples find secret, hidden-gem locations to say their vows and have their session. Nothing quite ruins the moment like being surrounded by a crowd of people. I will personally scout for stunning locations for you and create a location idea list to choose from as well as help you find all the information on permits for the area.

Personalized location scouting and permit assistance

I will help you create a dream team of vendors. I'm happy to suggest whatever you need... videographer, hair stylist, makeup artist, officiant, florist, and even airbnbs to stay at, helicopter companies, professional chefs, and whatever you can dream of. 

Local vendor recommendations

I will help you build a stress-free timeline that has everything you want to do and leaves lots of room for spontaneity. I've also got loads of activity ideas I'm happy to recommend to you if you are unsure of what to do on your day. I'm telling you... I really mean it when I say I've gotchu. 

Customized hand-crafted timeline and activity suggestions

My job as your photographer is to give you photos that tell your story which is why I offer full day coverage. I'm going to make it super fun and true to you. I promise it won't feel like an all day photoshoot. My photography style is very candid and documentary, you won't have to worry about how you look or how to pose, and I won't make you do anything that doesn't feel natural or authentic. My focus is on capturing raw emotions, genuine feelings, and golden memories.

Fun, documentary style photo coverage

You contact me on my Book Me page. AHH! I'M SO STOKED!! I'll respond within 2 days with my full pricing guide and we will find a time to chat over the phone or meet up in person to get to know each other even more.

Once you've settled on a date and general location I email you your invoice + contract. You pay the 40% retainer fee and sign the contract (online) + your date is officially booked!!! CUE HAPPY DANCE!

We'll dream up your perfect day and make it come to life. I'll help you pick a location, find vendors, build a timeline, gear up, and anything else you need help with. 

Your elopement day is finally here!! You get married. I take your photos. We have a blast! You spend the rest of your life with your best friend <3

I know you can't wait to see your photos so I'll send you a little sneak peak within 1 week! The final gallery of edited images will come within 2 months. CUE ALL THE MEMS!

1. Inquire

4. YOU GET FREAKIN' MARRIED!!!

3. Plan the best day ever

2. Lock in your date

5. Image Delivery

My Step-By-Step Process

Want to know what you can expect from working with me? I’m talking about the moment you contact me to the day I deliver your gallery! Yup, I broke it alllll down for you in 5 easy steps!

I'm Liv, your

When you hire me, you are investing in your story, your memories, and an experience you won't forget. It is more than a one time purchase and I do not take this lightly. I'm not just going to show up on the day, do my job and leave. I'm investing right back into you. As your photographer, I'm invested in you, your story, and helping you create the best day of your life. I'm committed to you from the moment you book me until after I deliver your gallery.

I will help you create an amazing experience and give your photos that tell the story for you.

Like I said, I'm so much more than a photographer.

more about me

elopement photographer

travel guide

planning guru

professional third wheel

hype girl

BFF

location expert

permit pro

marriage witness

timeline wizard

vendor matcher

hair tier

dress bustler

bouquet carrier

snack provider

moment designer

emotional support

experience creator

adventure buddy

KIND WORDS
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 -Ashley & Michael

Liv truly cares. She cares about you, your spouse, your story, and your guests.

 -JanaLyn & Luke

We hardly even noticed that we were taking photos it was just like we were hanging out with a friend.

 -Hanna & Daniel

Liv was intentional to get to know us, and the way that we connect as a couple, which highlights the realness of who we are in the photos.

 -Mikaela & Riley

This girl has a heart of GOLD!!!

 -Victoria & Michael

Do yourself a favour and hire her!!!

 -Sam & Nevis

We very much enjoyed her warm and kind presence while spending a day in the mountains hiking, laughing, and truly being ourselves.

I know you want to give back to the world more than you take. It’s important for me that you know your investment is larger than you or me. 10% of every dollar you pay is donated to missionaries + organizations working around the world to end poverty + make the world a better place. I want you to be confident in knowing that not only will I serve you with the photos + memories you deserve, but that in doing so, we are giving back to those in need.

Make your wedding investment larger than you 

Take a look at the experiences I offer:

My packages are unique just like you + your needs. Here are my starting rates:

Anywhere in the World Elopement and Intimate Wedding Packages

You deserve an incredible elopement experience with no limitations. No matter where your adventure takes you, count me in! I will help you plan a day focused on what you love and document every moment of it keeping your memories alive forever.

What's included:

» Full day coverage

» Unlimited planning assistance and guidance

» Personalized location scouting and activity suggestions

» Hand crafted timeline

» Permit assistance, vendor recommendations, + more

» Access to Liv's 100 page How to Elope guide

» Professionally edited images

» Online viewing gallery with personal printing rights

» Travel included 

» A charitable donation made on your behalf

Starting at...                                    $5000

Starting at...

$5000

Western Canada Elopement and Intimate Wedding Packages

Get married anywhere in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the badlands, or the open prairies. Whether it be just you and your partner, or with 20 of your favourite people—I can't wait to share all my secret locations and help you craft your unique elopement experience.

What's included:

» Full day coverage

» Unlimited planning assistance and guidance

» Personalized location scouting and activity suggestions

» Hand crafted timeline

» Permit assistance, vendor recommendations, + more

» Access to Liv's 100 page How to Elope guide

» Professionally edited images

» Online viewing gallery with personal printing rights

» Travel included (within BC, Alberta + Saskatchewan)

» A charitable donation made on your behalf

Starting at...                                    $2500

Starting at...

$2500

Couple's Adventure Session

No matter if you're planning a secret proposal, celebrating your engagement or anniversary, or you want to spend a cozy afternoon in your own home, I'm here for it ALLL and I'm ready to document your wild + unique love story! We'll create a fun date-like experience while I third wheel with my camera :)

What's included:

» At least 1 hour of coverage

» Personalized location scouting and activity suggestions

» Outfit and styling help

» In-depth questionnaire to get to know you

» Access to Liv's 48 page session prep guide

» Professionally edited images

» Online viewing gallery with personal printing rights

» Travel included 

» A charitable donation made on your behalf

Starting at...                                      $500

Starting at...

$500

Don't see what you're looking for?

Your elopement day or adventure session can be whatever you want it to, which is why I also offer custom packages for you out-of-the-box dreamers.

You could have a multi-day backpacking elopement.

Or an "after your married" adventure session in your wedding attire.

Or even a full day adventure with your love.

The options are endless. I will help you create the ultimate elopement experience that gives you goosebumps just thinking about.

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 -Nakita & Tristan

Liv is so talented and 100% the best person for the job!! Leave it to Liv!

 -Caleb + Alixx

Looking through her photos made us feel like we were living the day all over again!

 -Emily & Stan

She didn’t forget to catch those special moments and details and was able to capture our personalities in each photo.

Need help planning your elopement?

Download my printable planning checklist and packing list to make sure you don't miss a single thing when prepping for your adventure!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Definitely not! Many couples still choose to elope indoors for many reasons; they want unique décor, they are getting married in winter, or they found the cutest place to get married at. You could elope in a church, a greenhouse, or even at your grandma's house. Elope somewhere that means something to YOU whether it be indoors or outdoors.

Do we have to be outdoors to elope?

Will you recommend a location?

But we're really awkward in front of the camera...

How do we know how much coverage we need?

Having a camera in our face for 8+ hours seems tiring...

You bet I will! I'm super passionate about helping my couples find the perfect location to say their vows! I will send you a questionnaire to get to know a bit of your vision and then go into full research mode and create a location idea list full of beautiful places you could get married.

Do we have to be outdoors to elope?

Will you recommend a location?

But we're really awkward in front of the camera...

How do we know how much coverage we need?

Having a camera in our face for 8+ hours seems tiring...

I am happy to go over this with you on our call and help you find the perfect package that meets your needs. Most of my couples end up booking 10-12 hours of coverage because I believe that eloping is the most intentional and amazing way to get married and you deserve to have your memories documented.

Do we have to be outdoors to elope?

Will you recommend a location?

But we're really awkward in front of the camera...

How do we know how much coverage we need?

Having a camera in our face for 8+ hours seems tiring...

You don't know how many times I've heard this... Even I feel awkward in front of the camera sometimes so you are not alone! I want you to know that it is MY job to help you relax and focus on each other, so I will do just that! This isn't about how comfortable you are in front of a camera, but completely about capturing the connection you and your partner already have.

Do we have to be outdoors to elope?

Will you recommend a location?

But we're really awkward in front of the camera...

How do we know how much coverage we need?

Having a camera in our face for 8+ hours seems tiring...

I promise you this will not feel like an all day photoshoot. My style is very documentary and candid, it's not about forcing you into any uncomfortable poses. We will craft a day filled with things you love so you can actually enjoy it and soak in every moment. You can rest assured knowing I am photographing all your memories so you can relive your day after it's over.

Do we have to be outdoors to elope?

Will you recommend a location?

But we're really awkward in front of the camera...

How do we know how much coverage we need?

Having a camera in our face for 8+ hours seems tiring...

You are making an intentional decision to elope because you want an experience focused on you. All inclusive packages aren't focused on what you want, they are all the exact same. I believe every elopement should be unique because YOU are unique and your story is unique. I will help you with finding trustworthy vendors so you don't have to worry about the planning.

We hate planning. Why shouldn't we book an all inclusive elopement package?

What is your posing style?

Do you provide albums or prints?

Where do you live?

How much of our elopement do we need to have planned before we reach out?

I try to stay away from traditional "posing" and focus on capturing emotions, feelings, and memories. During your portraits time I will give you directions and prompts for things to do to help you connect. I promise we will have a ton of fun together, laughing, dancing, + frolicking, and I won't make you do anything that doesn't feel like you.

We hate planning. Why shouldn't we book an all inclusive elopement package?

What is your posing style?

Do you provide albums or prints?

Where do you live?

How much of our elopement do we need to have planned before we reach out?

Yes and no. I do not include them in my packages, but do give you the option to order prints and albums after I deliver your gallery. You can create an album yourself using the gallery I send you or order prints. If you choose to order elsewhere, I am not responsible for the quality of prints.

We hate planning. Why shouldn't we book an all inclusive elopement package?

What is your posing style?

Do you provide albums or prints?

Where do you live?

How much of our elopement do we need to have planned before we reach out?

I live in Calgary but shoot all over Alberta and BC and even worldwide! I've gone as far as Australia to photograph an elopement. I love to travel and no destination is off limits. But if you're ever in Calgary and want to hangout hit me up!

We hate planning. Why shouldn't we book an all inclusive elopement package?

What is your posing style?

Do you provide albums or prints?

Where do you live?

How much of our elopement do we need to have planned before we reach out?

Honestly... nothing. I love helping my couples plan their elopement day, so you don't actually need anything figured out before you reach out. In order to sign a contract and book you will need a date and a general location. But I can go over this with you on our call!

We hate planning. Why shouldn't we book an all inclusive elopement package?

What is your posing style?

Do you provide albums or prints?

Where do you live?

How much of our elopement do we need to have planned before we reach out?

My goal when editing your gallery is to create a timeless look so your photos never go out of style. I want them to last for generations and to transport you back to your greatest adventures. My photos are warm and clear with true colours and a hint of mood.

What is your editing style?

How do we hike in our wedding attire or do we have to hike?

Can you recommend things to do and places to stay?

How many photos are included?

How far in advance should we book you?

You definitely do not have to hike to elope. There are so many other ways to get amazing views without hiking, like taking a helicopter tour. But if you do want to hike in your wedding dress, I recommend materials that are lightweight and easy to move around in. Be prepared for your dress to get muddy, I think the mud tells a beautiful story of the adventure you took. You can also pack up your dress and I'll help you change at the top of the mountain. 

What is your editing style?

How do we hike in our wedding attire or do we have to hike?

Can you recommend things to do and places to stay?

How many photos are included?

How far in advance should we book you?

I'm happy to! If it's somewhere I've been I can recommend things I've done and places I've stayed at, and if I've never been there I will happily research this for you!

What is your editing style?

How do we hike in our wedding attire or do we have to hike?

Can you recommend things to do and places to stay?

How many photos are included?

How far in advance should we book you?

Most of my couples book their elopement around 6 months to 1 year in advance. The earlier you book, the more I can be a part of your planning process. But even if you're eloping in 1 month don't hesitate to reach out. For adventure sessions I book them anywhere from 5 months to 1 week in advance, but I recommend booking about 1 month in advance.

What is your editing style?

How do we hike in our wedding attire or do we have to hike?

Can you recommend things to do and places to stay?

How many photos are included?

How far in advance should we book you?

Are you ready to have the adventure of a lifetime?

I wanna hear allll about YOU and YOUR love story!!! So shoot me a message and get ready to create some golden magic!