Raves - Bella Vita Creative


As soon as my fiance proposed, I knew that I would want photographs to document our wedding. As I am from Canada, I was unfamiliar with photographers in Skagit County and my now husband had no idea, either. I decided to look on Google and I instantly fell in love with the style of Dana's photographs. I only had a few days left in the area before I would return to Canada for months, so we decided to email Dana to see if she could help us out. She responded immediately and agreed to meet up with us before I would be leaving. Our first meeting was so comfortable and professional, we both could not get over how friendly she was, not to mention how beautiful her portfolio is. She helped us figure out our financing of her time along with the organization of our wedding timeline. We love the gallery she created for our wedding day, especially our First Look photographs. Dana is a wonderful entrepreneur with true kindness, passion, and ability. We strongly recommend utilizing Dana's talent to achieve classic and romantic photographs of your special day. It is a great investment that you will not regret.

Kendra Wesen

Dana's photography work is breathtaking, and highly professional. She was able to capture candid moments between people at our wedding, as well as stunning posed photos. She went above and beyond what would ever be expected of a wedding photographer, especially in the preparations leading up to the wedding, ensuring that on the day itself, her work would be seamless. She is professional, as well as personal, in what she offers as a photographer, and really takes the time to care about each person she works with. I would absolutely recommend Bella Vita Creative to a friend! Thank you so much!

Ranae Rice

Dana listened to me when I talked about my kids at the pre-shoot meeting. The result was that she recorded and preserved memories of my kids that touched my heart...made me tear up and smile at the same time. She showed them as I see them and made it into art. It was exactly what I wanted. Her love for her work is obvious, as is her giftedness with the camera. Dana is professional in every way, reliable, and gives great attention to detail. Even the packaging of the finished product was beautiful and thoughtful. My kids (teenagers) and I all enjoyed meeting Dana, and my son even ended up enjoying having his picture taken! I am so glad I found you, Dana! Thank you for everything.
Cathy Ackerlund

Dana is amazing! She took the time to really get to know us and understand what vision we were looking for. When our original location for engagement photos didn't work out because of the rain, she was able to find a spot for us very last minute! Our wedding was several hours away from the valley and she made the effort to drive out there to scope out the venue months before the wedding! We purchased the package that included a second photographer because it was important to me to get multiple perspectives and capture as many memories as possible. I felt she was as invested in our wedding as we were and she was just as excited for us as our family and wedding party! I would highly recommend Bella Vita Creative for other couples who are looking for excellent photos and great customer service.

Danielle Stock

The photos were so beautiful! Dana is so professional, she made everything so easy! Her experience is obvious in her knowledge and preparation for the big day! She was very flexible and helped make it all go smoothly. It was the best experience I could have asked for.
Gabriella Reeve

We are just astounded with joy over our wedding  photos from Dana! ASTOUNDED! Dana has a "fairy tale" quality to her photography that really attracted me. We want a big wall  portrait for sure;, just not sure which one!

Rhonda Davis Whitmore

Selecting Bella Vita Creative as our wedding photographer was a wonderful decision. We love flipping through all the wedding photos now, they bring a huge smile to our faces as we recall the special moments. Dana did a fantastic job capturing the beauty of our outdoor wedding. She caught the important moments documenting our union, as well as candid moments of many of our friends celebrating with us. The photos turned out excellent, Dana has a great eye for outdoor lighting, using natural light to her advantage and, as a designer myself, I thought she did a lovely editing job too. We had a very professional experience with Bella Vita Creative and she made the whole experience feel very special throughout the process.

Carmen Kehs

Dana, words cannot describe how amazing and beautiful the slideshow is! Thanks for the cry this morning! I'm so excited to present this to my daughter for her graduation . . . I'm beside myself! Can I just say that I loved working with you on this project. I love the slideshow and the presentation of your materials. To others considering Bella Vita Creative: Dana just created the most amazing, one-of-a-kind, memorable video to commemorate my daughter's graduation from high school. Dana works efficiently, thoughtfully and with passion. We couldn't have asked for a better experience or a better gift to present to our daughter.

Lynnette Coverly

We finally had a chance to sit down together and look at all the wedding photos, and we LOVE LOVE LOVE them! We love our stand-up book gift that you gave us! It's in our living room by our mantel right now!

Jamie Ibarra

Dana was professional, generous, and did a beautiful job! The pictures were one aspect of my wedding that I didn't have to worry about at all because I knew that Dana had everything figured out. So happy with our photos and I recommend Bella Vita Creative to all of my friends and family.

MacKenzie Schaefer

I've known Dana for the better part of 10 years. Her work is outstanding, she has great attention to detail and communication skills to match. Dana is a delight to work with; she's bright, creative and more than helpful. I highly recommend her. She has a way of motivating audiences and capturing the essence of a memory through words, images and sounds. Plus, she's just a nice person.

Neil Tortorella
Marketing Consultant / Writer-Author / Speaker

Dana did a fantastic job with our wedding photos! She is easy to work with and very professional. She preserved our wedding day for a lifetime! I definitely recommend Dana and Bella Vita Creative for any upcoming event.

Jamie Fisher

Dana's photos of our wedding are beautiful. She captured many candid moments; we are very appreciative of her time and expertise. She has our strongest recommendations.

Julia Gardner

I am a really picky person when it comes to pictures, and Dana seriously blew me away with the photos she took during our photo shoot! She was so nice during the photo shoot and had so many good ideas, and thank goodness because I had no ideas what so ever! Dana has a great eye for detail and is just an all around super sweet person!

Haley Brown

Dana's eye, her post processing, her thorough attention to detail, all play a big role in what makes Bella Vita Creative very, very special. I've hired her for family portraits, as well as two of my children's weddings. So happy, no, thrilled really with her work!

Julie Paine

Dana did a beautiful job taking photos for my family and professional head shots for my brother and I. She was easy to work with and listened carefully to what we wanted. Dana made it easy for my family to take pictures that truly represented us and she had great ideas that we all loved. We went into the shoot hoping for a few great photos and came out with so much more. We love each one. Thank you, Dana!

Christy Bahr

Dana did the event day shoot for the Skagit River Salmon Festival in 2012. Her images turned out great and have been incredibly helpful in marketing the coming event this September. We highly recommend her work.

Skagit River Salmon Festival

Dana did an amazing job with our family photos. She suggested the perfect setting too! Our entire shoot took one hour, which was important to our five wiggly children. Dana was very organized easy to work with. We were able to have several poses taken and not feel rushed. I could not be more pleased with the finished photos. They are a beautiful treasure!

Becky Wright

I'm in love with the pictures, they turned out great! I'm having a hard time narrowing down the ones I want. Thank you, Bella Vita Creative, for the wonderful family pictures!

Mackenzie Wilms

Dana, thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on my son's wedding slideshow. You captured the feelings of the day so perfectly. This is a special keepsake I will treasure always.

Jan Fix

I have experienced Dana's work and find it outstanding. She is easy to work with and really is talented. Dana can do a lot of different creative projects. I like her use of style, color and making it all fit together into a final project that fits the need.

Erik Bohlin

Dana took amazing engagement photos of me and my (now) husband. She also made a beautiful slideshow for our wedding. The pictures are gorgeous and the slideshow was so emotionally gripping, everyone at our wedding loved it. They've been talking about it for weeks!

Ariel Lepore

Dana took our daughters three month photos and we love them! She stayed for a few hours until she thought she had enough pictures to work with. She was even patient while I fed my daughter during the shoot. We were especially impressed by the packaging of the pictures. She really pays attention to the details and we have already asked her to take our daughters six month photos. Thanks again, Dana!

Vanessa Dales

Dana was wonderful to work with. She did an amazing job on my senior pictures and was extremely easy to talk to! It was nice being able to meet up with her before the session at some place comfortable such as Starbucks. I'd recommend her to anybody. Her photography is spectacular.

Christine Teeter

Professional at its finest . . . thanks for everything; it was a wonderful experience. You are truly gifted. 

Susan Dixon Frank

Bella Vita Creative is polished and professional. Dana offered very good suggestions for the location shoot, positioning, and lighting. I strongly recommend Bella Vita Creative!

Tom Hoag

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