Hello, my name is Dana Chrysler.



one given to sentiment or sentimentality

expressive of or appealing to sentiment, especially the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia (e.g.,  We kept the old photograph for purely sentimental reasons).

I am a sentimentalist. That's mostly what you need to know about me. Other than being a mom, wife, daughter, sister, graphic designer, writer, teacher, and photographer, I'm a huge sentimentalist. And there's no better way to prove it than by the copy I wrote for the About page of my business website for Bella Vita Creative--it says it all.

I'll give you a hint here. The heading reads:

"Why do I do what I do?
It has a lot to do with
passion, craft and a
wobbly chin."

 The wobbly chin part is explained on my About page over at Bella Vita Creative, but it's an integral part of who I am. Many times I have wished it weren't so. I've worked hard through the years to cover up that part of myself. It's embarrassing to be standing at the Hallmark store, card in hand, tears rolling down my cheeks. In the movie theater, I'm the one choking back sobs while watching War Horse, Seabiscuit, and Marley & Me. Please tell me I wasn't the only one wiping tears during Jessie's song in Toy Story 2! Yep, that's me.

That's why Bella Vita Creative is the perfect business for someone like me. I love treasuring moments from my own life and nothing makes me happier than to help someone else treasure their own memories as well. My hope and prayer is that, in some way, I may bless others with my photography.

Thank you for visiting!