East Bay Family Photography

east bay family photography of boys with dog

Outdoor East Bay family photography with Shelly Rivoli.

What makes my family photography sessions different?

The experience!

Get ready to move, laugh, and enjoy yourselves! As your family photographer, my mission is to capture your true personalities and connection through a fun and active session.

Forget about standing around and staring at the camera hoping for that one decent shot with everybody’s eyes open. Your family is one of a kind — let’s make photos that are just as unique!

Black and white family photo of laughing parents and kids

Fun and active family photo sessions in the East Bay Area.

In the end, you’ll have a collection of the best moments from our time together to use and enjoy for years to come.

What else?

No-pressure sales!

My Family Signature Sessions and Family Mini Sessions are all-inclusive digital packages. Unlike traditional family photography business models, I don’t charge a separate session fee and then sell products in the end to make up the difference. The rate you pay for your family session with me includes:

  • your deposit to reserve your session time,
  • your photo session time with me,
  • ALL of the professionally edited & lightly retouched digital images in your gallery from Signature Sessions (30+ color images), or your favorite TEN images from your Mini Session,
  • a second set of your images, each individually edited for black and white (no batch processing)
  • a personal use print release from me, the photographer.

That means you’ll have your entire collection of high-resolution photos to create with and enjoy for years to come. You’re free to TAKE YOUR TIME choosing which photos and sizes you want on your walls or to give to your friends and loved ones, to create birthday or holiday cards, to create a photo book, framed canvases or metal prints, and more.

Looking for that precious photo for a graduation or wedding slideshow years from now? You’ll have it!

east bay family photography with pet dog

Here are links to more information about my family photography services:

Family Photography Portfolio

Sample Signature Session Family Gallery

Photo Session Package Rates & Inclusions

Send Me a Photo Session Request

Tips: What to Wear for Your Family Photos

About photographer Shelly Rivoli


teen silhouette at sunset over San Francisco Bay

Golden hour and sunset family photos in the East Bay.

East Bay Family Photography & Business Portraits

I specialize in candid, active, family photography that combines elements of lifestyle and documentary style work. I’m happy to include well-behaved pets as members of the family (see details in Rates & Packages). I’m based in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving Berkeley, El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, and Emeryville areas.