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! 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!

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

  • your booking deposit 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)
  • For my Family Signature Session, you’ll also get a second set of your images, custom edited in timeless black and white
  • 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

Outdoor family photo session at home with a beloved pet.

Here are links to more information about my 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 😉

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!

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.

Recent Outdoor Portraits
Instagram stream of portraits

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