East Bay Family Photography

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

What makes my family photography sessions different?

The experience! Get ready to move, laugh, and enjoy yourselves! No awkward standing around with forced grins on my watch! 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!

teen silhouette at sunset over San Francisco Bay

Golden hour and sunset family photos in the East Bay.

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 Spring Fling Special  are all-inclusive digital packages. That means the rate you pay for your family session with me includes:

  • your booking retainer to reserve your session time,
  • your photo session time with me,
  • All of the professionally edited & lightly retouched digital images included in your package (see Photography Photography Rates & Pricing page for details for each package)
  • a personal use print release from me, the photographer.

That means you’ll have your high-resolution photos to create with and enjoy for years to come — to share online, to create birthday or holiday cards, to create a scrapbook, to use for photo gifts, 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 and teen

East Bay family portraits with pets? You bet!

And yes, you CAN also order archive-quality printed photos, print packages, and wall art directly through your online gallery.

Which brings me to an important question for YOU … 😀

Do you have a special use for your photos in mind?

Perhaps there’s a wall in your home crying out for a fun display? Want a table-top or wall-ready photo to gift loved ones? Sending out a holiday, anniversary, or other special occasion card? Just let me know how you’d like to use your photos on your session request! I’ll make sure we get great photos for the task, and can help with suggestions and even creative crops for your favorite photos.

Do you have a special LOCATION in mind for your photos?

Just let me know! For locations beyond our Emeryville / Berkeley / Albany / El Cerrito / Richmond area, a travel fee may apply. I will let you know what that would be for your desired location and date. Special event photography may also require an additional fee. I’m happy to provide a quote on request–just include your specifications in your session booking request.

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

See my Family Photography Portfolio
Visit a sample Signature Session Family Gallery
See all Photo Session Package Rates & Inclusions
Send me a Photo Session Request
See my tips for What to Wear for Your Family Photos

Find out more about me! AKA photographer Shelly Rivoli 😉

east bay family photography of boys with dog

Outdoor East Bay family photography with pet-friendly photographer Shelly Rivoli.

Providing outdoor, socially distanced family photo sessions in the El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Kensington area of the East Bay.

Get ready to move, laugh, and enjoy yourselves!

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.

Recent Outdoor Portraits
Instagram stream of portraits

Fall Fine Art Student Portraits shot outdoors, socially distanced, in natural light.