Hey I'm Liv, owner of Liv Hettinga Photography. I specialize in photographing and planning adventure elopements and small weddings. I love to work with brides who are adventurous, wild, quirky, & unique. Who aren't afraid to get their feet a little dirty and who want to break tradition.
I believe everyone has a unique story and their wedding photos should reflect that. I love adventuring with my couples and will climb to the top of a mountain, canoe across a lake, take a heli somewhere epic, and much more to capture their unique and playful love. I care deeply about all my couples and value getting to know you and your story before there's ever a camera in my hand!
My mission is to bring out the gold in people. I do this by creating a safe and welcoming place for my couples to be themselves and feel connected to each other. I give constant support to my couples and guide them in creating a fun, stress-free wedding day experience. Your wedding should be unique to your story and celebrated with those closest to you (whether that be just your fiancé, your immediate family, or a few close friends).
I am a certified "Leave No Trace Aware Photographer" and care deeply about keeping the earth beautiful and clean. A strong part of why I own my own business is so that I can give back to those who don't have as much, 10% of all my bookings are donated to missionaries and organizations working together to end poverty (such as YWAM, or Food for the Hungry).
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Hanna T. · Married on 02/08/2020
Such an amazing photographer!
Liv is a wonderful photographer! She was intentional to get to know us, and the way that we connect as a couple, which highlighted the realness of who we are in the photos. She made us feel relaxed and we had a lot of fun, which brought out our authentic selves! It felt like she was so invested in making our day the best day ever and when we got our photos back, we were in LOVE! She did a beautiful job capturing the joy and emotion of our wedding day. Thanks Liv!Sent on 03/09/2020
Nicholas · Married on 07/09/2019
We loved having Liv shoot our wedding photos! She was so nice and worked so well with us! I would definitely recommend checking her out when you are looking for a wedding photographer! One of my favorite things about her was how she didn't waste time getting our photos back to us! I was amazing that the NEXT DAY after our wedding she already sent us 20 photos to check out! AMAZING! She is a lovely girl to work with!Sent on 28/01/2020
Elise H. · Married on 27/07/2019
I can't even begin to describe how amazing Liv was for us at our wedding! She got beautiful pictures all throughout the day and ensured we always felt comfortable! She bent over backwards to get the shots we asked for and she also had a big list of shots to get that we would never have even thought of! She was so gracious to put up with all our requests and get all those family shots we wanted. She is such a wonderful person to be around and we could not imagine having any other photographer on our wedding day! We got so many pictures so quickly. We were only a couple days into our honeymoon before we got our sneak peeks and then we got the whole package of pictures so quickly afterwards. Our families could not believe how quickly she edited such beautiful pictures! There is nothing we would want to change about the whole experience. Liv is so talented and devoted to what she does, I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a photographer for any occasion!Sent on 13/01/2020
Jenna · Married on 02/06/2021
Liv was amazing and her photos of our wedding day were absolutely stunning!! From our first interaction with Liv, we could tell that she was so passionate about photography and made us feel completely at ease both during the planning phase and during the actual wedding day. Trusting in Liv to capture every precious moment of our big day was the best decision we made for our wedding! Everytime we look back at the photos, we remember moments of the day that we would have otherwise forgotten. Each photo makes us smile, laugh, or cry!
Other than being an incredible photographer, Liv is also a kind and fun-loving person. She helped us plan and organize every detail of our elopement and went above and beyond to help us create our perfect day. She provided a detailed vendor list for local florists, makeup artists, hair stylists, wedding officiants, and videographers! Her website is also incredibly helpful as she provides resources to help you plan your day or help you get inspired. We actually found our amazing wedding venue through Liv’s instagram!
We would highly recommend Liv to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion. She was an absolute delight to work with and her photos speak for themselves!
Sent on 15/07/2021
Emilie · Married on 29/12/2020
Excellent, high quality and profession!
Liv was awesome to work with for our wedding. She went above and beyond in every aspect. She was always available to answer any questions and had in-depth questionnaires to get to the heart of what we wanted our wedding to look like. Liv was also very accommodating with date and venue changes and went beforehand to scout out the perfect locations for photos. It was clear that Liv cared about more than just the photos, but also provided moral support and offered to help wherever needed. I would highly recommend hiring Liv for your wedding!Sent on 02/05/2021
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I am the face behind the camera. The one capturing the intimate connection between the goofballs who love adventure, aka the couple who wants to make out on top of a mountain! I am based in Western Canada, living in Calgary and shooting all over the rocky mountains. I LOVE traveling and am always ready to pack my bags and hop on a plane for you!
My heart is full when I’m serving others + spreading the love that Jesus gives. I love to connect with my creator in His creation. I think this is why I am so drawn to adventure in the outdoors! I feel my Heavenly Father surrounding me in the mountains, the ocean, and under the stars more than anywhere else. I can't help but stand in awe of Him as I soak in every inch of the beauty He has created.