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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Upcoming May Workshop: Photographing the Best of Tuscany with Optional Excursion to the Cinque Terre
23rd December 2015
May 2016 join professional photographer Mary Louise Ravese photographing the quintessential Tuscany experience in a small group photography workshop. Extend your trip with an optional 3-night trip to the Cinque Terre. Refine your skills, learn new techniques and come home with some great photographs and stories.
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Our next art show is the weekend of January 29-31 in Chantilly, VA
15th December 2015
Our next show is the weekend of January 29-31 in Chantilly, VA. Mary Louise will be returning to the Dulles Expo Center to be part of the popular Sugarloaf Crafts Festival . See Mary Louise's new work from this year as well as new images from France, California and Italy at the show. Come visit the Bella Vista Photography booth #341
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Mary Louise to teach 2 photography classes this spring at Shenandoah University
10th December 2015
Mary Louise to teach 2 photography classes in March / April at the Center for Lifelong Learning at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.
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Mary Louise to participate in 5th annual Catoctin Holiday Art Tour November 14-15
15th September 2015

Mary Louise is one of 21 artists exhibiting at 8 art studios for the 5th annual Catoctin Holiday Art Tour (CHAT) the weekend of November 14 - 15, 2015. Mary Louise will be at Clay-Ward studios with Carol Clay-Ward - potter, painter, sculptor and Anne Jordan, hammered copper artist. The perfect time to get some unique and artful gifts for the holidays!
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Storm Clouds over Zion Nature
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Lantern Shadows Travel
(Contains 19 photos)
Rosey Reflection Creative
(Contains 17 photos)