Kind Words

From previous couples

Sarah & Marcus

“SHE IS THE BEST! To start, we are not from Alberta but wanted to get married/elope in Banff. Because we are not from the area we were a little nervous but she went ABOVE AND BEYOND. Her communication was top notch and we were able to video call, email (we would email weekly!), chat and meet her the day before the ceremony! She sent us a list of so many ideas of where to go the day of the wedding and even hiking trails for us to do before the big day! She was more than a photographer – she helped me find hair & makeup – she helped facilitate the whole day. She was basically my planner and photographer and maid of honor in one. It was just my fiance and I so she had to help me put my dress on and carry my shoes when we hiked. YOU GUYS!!! SHE IS SO GENUINE, KIND and FUNNY!!! The whole process made me feel like I was working with a good friend! Also, it’s important to note that my fiance (now husband) and I can be awkward when it comes to posing in photos – but with her it was never awkward because she knows what she is doing and made us feel totally natural! I cannot say enough great things – she 100% helped make our day perfect! Thank you so much Dila – definitely blessed and grateful we found you!”

Sally & Ronald

“We absolutely love our sunrise engagement session with Dila in the Canadian Rockies! Dila is an Amazing photographer with a beautiful soul! My Fiance and I are from the US and we found Dila via Instagram. After expressing our interest, Dila was quick to response. The location we shot at was supposed to close for the rest of the year. Thanks to Dila for keeping check for us, she found out the closing got delayed! She drove 1+ hr to the location to meet us on time at 6AM. It was quite a chilly morning, but Dila made us feel welcome and comfortable. Her thoughfullness shines when she gave us extra hand warmers ❤. The whole session was fun and natural as if a friend is taking this photoshoot for us. After two weeks, Dila delivered our high quality pictures and we absolutely love them. Dila’s pricing is reasonable and we would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dila to anyone who is looking for a photographer to capture your special moment. She sure did for us”

Brookelan & Brandon

“I don’t even know where to start about how absolutely amazing Dila is, our wedding day was absolutely Perfect and so much is dedicated to Dila and her partner for being behind why it was so amazing. Not only is our sneak peak absolutely gorgeous and breath taking, she captured everything and from getting ready, a first look, a 10k hike to our ceremony, then back down for our reception. She is truly a rockstar. Dila also helped me secretly do a bridal boudoir shoot for my husband that was quite adventurous being outdoors, she found another location that actually made some of my most favourite pictures from the shoot. He loved it and so did I as she captured my vision so perfectly, romantic yet adventurous. I honestly would do it again, she made it so much fun and was so supportive she knew just what to say when to say it and the best poses!

At the top of the mountain there was lots of wind and a storm nearing, not only was I quite cold so was my groom but Dila and her partner worked quick and still brought absolutely stunning results! She again was so supportive and made it almost a unforgettable moment when we got the after ceremony pictures, just letting us be happy in the moment!

If you want truly the best photographer for an adventure you need to choose Dila, she will blow your mind with the results and experience she will bring!! We have been talking about yearly doing a adventure shoot and we wouldn’t ever choose anyone but Dila Pertiwi Photography!”

Paula & Greg

“There are all these other photographers who will produce you nice but obviously edited photos, then there’s Dila who would capture your photos and make them just right to let the natural beauty pop out even more.

We actually saw Dila by chance at the trailhead of Parker Ridge prior to our session, but we formally met one another on the day of the engagement shoot itself.  I’d say she would be the type of person that you’d clicked with right away.  Her lovely smile, friendly demeanor, and bright personality would make you think twice whether you have known her before.  Even my fiance who tends to be quite shy when meeting people for the first time got along with Dila pretty quickly, and trust me, that says a lot!

I would have loved to mention one specific moment that stood out throughout our experience with Dila, but I cannot think of any since the whole engagement session was memorable.  I must say, she got me emotional and had me teary-eyed at some point.  Don’t ask me when that was, because that would be up to you to find out when you get her as your photographer. 😉  What I appreciate about her too was that she remembered my ideas from our initial conversation, and she was not hesitant to incorporate them in her work.  While we didn’t get the best weather that we were hoping for on that day in September, we had a creative and talented photographer anyway… and I think that’s what matters most.

If you are looking for a photographer who will give you incredible pictures AND an amazing photoshoot experience, then congratulations… You found Dila.

Katie & Huynh

“We were very fortunate to get to work with Dila a few years back, after we had gotten engaged. She took such incredible engagement photos and we enjoyed working with her so much that she was the only one we thought of when we were planning our wedding! Dila is always up for an adventure, and good thing as that is exactly what our day turned out to be. We had plans to get our photos surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Canmore, AB., however Mother Nature had other plans. With a snowstorm happening, Dila was able to calm our worries and took us to a beautiful spot for photos with our friends and family. She directed us all so well despite the cold and kept us laughing and enjoying the moment. The photos, of course, turned out amazing. We are beyond happy with our photos and appreciate all the personal touches Dila did for us. It was a perfect day and Dila captured all of the magic and happiness! Thank you Dila!”

Alecia & Nick
A couple getting married on top of a mountain having their first dance.

“Oh Dila! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her! After deciding to get married in the Banff area, she was the first photographer I spoke with. We talked to several others in the process but I just knew she was the one. She was kind and genuine from the very beginning and seemed to really want to get to know us! She was my friend and wedding planner throughout the whole wedding planning experience. It was just my husband and I for our elopement, alongside our two dogs and she was so helpful the entire time. She helped us coordinate locations, vendors, give ideas for the day, and seriously felt like my maid of honor/photographer! Her communication was excellent and she responded to texts, emails, phone calls. Etc very timely. She met up with us after we arrived in Banff and even postponed our day due to inclement weather. On our wedding day, we did a fairly difficult hike and faced many challenges along the way but Dila always kept her spirits up and made us feel safe and still having fun. She even found a friend that we hired to hike with us, that also helped tremendously with the dogs and with the hike. I honestly don’t think I could have done it without them and i know I wouldn’t have as much fun with anyone else! She helped with the dress, shoes, helped care for our dogs, etc. She is seriously a lady of many talents! Her prices are extremely fair and her work is outstanding. Honestly, just as good or better than others even more expensive! I seriously cannot say enough about her, except if you are considering her, just do it. You will not regret it! I truly think we made a friend for life and would go back to Banff to have her shoot photos of us in the future!”

Rachel & Randy

“My husband and I had an anniversary session with Dila just a few weeks ago and we couldn’t be more pleased with our experience. We went to Moraine Lake for a sunrise session. This required us to be at the parking lot by 5am, but letmetellyou…the light was worth it. Watching the sun touch the mountains was one of our top experiences in Banff, so if Dila recommends that you wake up early—do it!!!

The outcome of the pictures made even my reluctant husband very happy that we made the early morning sacrifice. Dila made us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. We couldn’t recommend her more.”

Neru & Saurabh
An engaged couple running together at Lake Louise. She is wearing a a red dress and he is wearing a suit with red tie

“We had a engagement/surprise proposal shoot at Lake Louise during sunrise with Dila. We had traveled from Toronto, Ontario to Banff, Alberta. Dila was professional yet very friendly. She made us feel comfortable despite there being people around us and she made us laugh and made it so much fun and memorable. She also gave me advise as to what to wear, weather conditions, and directions to the lake and kept in touch, so helpful. She is an amazing person and her photography is incredibly amazing. She captured every moment, emotion beautifully. We shared the photographs with friends and family and their compliments warmed our hearts, all thanks to her. The photographs are utterly beautiful. Thank you so much Dila! We are so grateful she was our photographer, your work is just stunning. We wish you all the best. Thank you so much for everything Dila. We look forward to working with Dila again in the future. Best Photographer in Alberta.”

Rob & Jerica

“Very professional and very helpful they made the whole experience painless and joyful she took the most wonderful photos and was able to adapt and over come all our crazy weather thank you so much for your amazing work”

Tina & Greg

“Dila is very professional and charming. We took photos on a very chilly and windy day, but Dila kept us in smiles and took care of us throughout the photoshoot! Her photos are also spectacular! You could really feel the romance between us through the photos. I would definitely hire Dila again!”