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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Announcing "Photographing Fall Color in California's Wine Country Workshop"
02nd January 2018
October 27 - November 3, 2018 Join acclaimed photographers Mary Louise Ravese and Sue Bloom in an 8-day, 7-night workshop exploring the renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys during Fall color. Excite your senses with an itinerary that will satisfy your visual and creative interests, your appetite for gourmet cuisine and your thirst for some of the best wines in the world. A variety of unique shooting opportunities await you in this workshop that is open to photographers of all skill levels. Our two instructor format assures no more than 6 students per instructor. Register by May 31st and save $100. Consider registering early, last time the workshop sold out in 3 weeks!
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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!
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First Blush of Dawn Nature
(Contains 17 photos)
Lantern Shadows Travel
(Contains 19 photos)
Circular Reference Creative and Abstract
(Contains 17 photos)
Splash Black and White
(Contains 6 photos)
Islands of the Sky II Special Exhibits - Ashburn Library March - April 2017
(Contains 14 photos)