East Bay Portrait Photographer
I provide editorial-style family and senior portrait photography sessions, as well as outdoor studio-look portraits in keeping with current health and safety guidelines.
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Outdoor Portraits & Headshots

In the fall of 2020, I started offering studio-look portraits shot in the outdoors, with social distancing. Sign up for announcements and invitations to upcoming outdoor photo events.

Personal Branding

Give your business the online boost it needs with photos that tell the unique story of your products or service — and you. Read more about my personal branding services.

Freestyle Family Photography

Your family is not like any other! I’ll help capture your true personalities and connection in a fun and active session. Find out more about my family sessions.

What my clients would like you to know ...

Shelly is a wonderful person to work with who takes beautiful photos and makes the photo shoot easy. Her best personality puts the family at ease which makes for the beautiful pictures. She was very accommodating with regards to when the pictures were taken and in being respectful of keeping the necessary social distance. Shelly is an excellent photographer and a fun person.

Faith T.

Family Portraits

Shelly took the most beautiful outdoor photos of my entire family—3 generations plus the dog! We’ve never had professional photos taken. I was so struck, after the fact, at what a gift this was—especially with grandma & granddaughters together. With all our iPhones and gadgets, we may think we can selfie our way into beautiful photos, but Shelly can capture that moment you didn’t know you were looking for. Shelly’s relaxed demeanor put everyone at ease. Her portraits do not rely on studio poses (thankfully), but focus on capturing natural moments. We highly recommend Shelly Rivoli Photography if you are looking for a supremely talented and professional photographer —skilled at capturing the perfect portraits in exquisite light in outdoor settings.

Charlene T.

Family Portraits

Shelly is an outstanding portrait photographer.  She worked with me to understand the intended uses for my portrait and translated my needs into stunning photographs.  Her sense of style and composition is superb.  I myself am a professional photographer, so I am a “tough audience”.  Her work far exceeded my expectations.  Without reservation, I highly recommend Shelly as a portrait photographer.

Rob D.

Business Portraits
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.

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