Maria Scott and team, area residents, announce the opening of their newest photography studio this summer on Douglas Avenue in downtown Dunedin.

Named Bellissimo!, the studio will accept bookings for August starting next week. The studio will offer both traditional and creative studio portraiture at the Dundein location, while continuing to serve clients who also want personalized on-location and beach photography. Scott is best known for her work with families, young children, couples and high school seniors.

“It’s a privilege to help make memories or honor important events for my clients. In every instance I am devoted to capturing those moments, personalities and meaningful expressions that perfectly portray each person, each time, every time.”

Scott is a published photographer and portrait artist. She is the creative director and owner of Maria Scott Photography, established in 2011. Her new business in Dunedin, Bellissimo! provides the area with another option to on-location and beach portraits.

Since relocating from northeastern Pennsylvania four years ago, Scott became quickly known in the region for her beach photography work in the Dunedin, Clearwater & St. Petersburg areas.

Among the studio services that will be offered at the Dunedin location are:
• Family and Pet Photography
• Senior Photo Sessions
• Newborn and Maternity Sessions
• Headshots
• Couples Sessions
• Specialized Limited-Edition Sessions

Scott offers personalized service and packages to meet the goals and budgets of all clients. Her previous food photography work has been published in Global Cooking for Kids Cookbooks, and her client base in the area has grown rapidly.

For sessions booked in August and September, Bellissimo! Studio and Maria Scott are offering 30% off portrait sessions. To learn more, talk to the team or book and appointment, contact the studio at 727-474-3207.

Scott and her family live in Clearwater with their miniature schnauzers, Luca and Lily. She is also a member of Professional Photographers of America, Florida Professional Photographers, and the Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association.