Welcome to Bella Vista Photography, a site showcasing the work of professional photographer Mary Louise Ravese. We specialize in fine art photography with unique images reflecting the beauty of nature. From bold and striking to mellow and contemplative, the range of our photographic compositions offers something to complement every room of a home, office, or other setting. Purchase prints and note cards online or at one of our featured galleries or art shows.

In addition, we offer photography workshops and private lessons for those wishing to expand their knowledge of photography. From 2 hr private sessions to week-long workshops in photogenic locations across the US and overseas, we provide a range of offerings to suit the beginner to advanced photographer.

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Photo workshops in Raleigh starting in 2018
29th December 2017
Now that we're located in North Carolina, Mary Louise will kick off her photography workshop offerings with her Digital Photography Essentials weekend one-day class in Jan and again in February 2018 in downtown Raleigh.
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We've Moved to Raleigh, North Carolina
30th August 2017
Bella Vista Photography has moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. We will continue to exhibit at shows and offer classes in the mid-Atlantic area from time to time, but coming soon look for our participation in shows and class offerings in the Triangle area of North Carolina!
Final solo show in Loudoun County, VA - First Friday photo exhibit and sale at Photoworks, Leesburg
01st August 2017
After 15 years of living in Virginia, I will be moving to Raleigh, North Carolina later this month. Photoworks in Leesburg has invited me for one last area show this coming First Friday:

Friday August 4th
from 6 - 9 pm
2 Loudoun St SW (2nd floor entrance)
Leesburg, VA 20175
(703) 777-4002

Refreshments and live music by Weston Smith
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Free Spirit Nature
(Contains 17 photos)
Twilight Jewels Travel
(Contains 19 photos)
Rosey Reflection Creative and Abstract
(Contains 17 photos)
Lineation Black and White
(Contains 6 photos)
Magma Special Exhibits - Ashburn Library March - April 2017
(Contains 14 photos)