Family portrait with view of San Francisco Bay by photographer Shelly Rivoli

San Francisco Bay Area

Portraits and Family photography by Shelly Rivoli


I'm a portrait photographer based in the Berkeley and El Cerrito area, specializing in fun and relaxed photo sessions that capture people from 0 to 105 years at their best.

I invite you to take a look at my work and find out more about my photography services on the pages linked below.

"Shelly is a wonderful person to work with who takes beautiful photos and makes the photo shoot easy."

Fun family photo of parents kissing teen daughter

Get to know my work

"... Shelly can capture that moment you didn’t know you were looking for."

I'm not here to take your picture.

I'm here to tell your


As a lifestyle and editorial portrait photographer, I go beyond the single smiling image to capture what makes an individual unique - and a family truly one of a kind. I invite you to take a look at my recent work to find out more.