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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Opening of our new studio space in downtown Raleigh on First Friday May 4, 2018
29th April 2018

On First Friday May 4th from 6:30 pm to closing, join me in celebrating the opening of my brand new studio space at 311 Gallery, Studio 6. As a special thank you to my customers, if you purchase my work on opening night you'll receive 10% off your purchase.
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Special offer for my first 5 customers at Cary, NC show Saturday April 28th
25th April 2018

This weekend on Saturday April 28th I will be exhibiting at the one day show Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary, NC. Come early and decide on your purchase early and you'll be rewarded! My first 5 customers will receive 20% off their entire purchase. Come see me in booth #B10 at Fred G. Bond Metro Park (801 High House Rd., Cary, NC)
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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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Monarch Cascade Nature
(Contains 17 photos)
Mediterranean Vista Travel
(Contains 19 photos)
Dreaming of Provence Creative and Abstract
(Contains 17 photos)
Vision of a Winter Night Black and White
(Contains 6 photos)
River of Flowers Special Exhibits - Ashburn Library March - April 2017
(Contains 14 photos)