About East Bay Photographer Shelly Rivoli

Shelly Rivoli is a San Francisco Bay Area photographer and writer, and the proud mom of three kind, curious, and creative kids — with whom she’s had the pleasure of traveling the globe.

East Bay Photographer Shelly Rivoli

Shelly Rivoli on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. Photo credit: Tim Rivoli

Shelly’s recent photography honors and distinctions:

2020 Bronze Winner in Action & Adventure – Society of American Travel Writers Bill Muster Photo Competition
2019 Silver Winner in Portraits – Society of American Travel Writers Bill Muster Photo Competition

Shelly is an Active Member of these professional photography and writing organizations:

  • Professional Photographers of America (PPA),
  • North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA, current Advisory Board member)
  • Society of American Travel Writers (SATW, Freelance¬† & Digital Publishers Councils)

The Photographer – Shelly Rivoli’s travel photography and photojournalism have been published in newspapers, magazines and books on four continents. Some of her North American credits include the National Geographic Daily Dozen, LA Times, Westways Magazine, Texas Journey and the Conde Nast Special Commemorative Issue Rise Up! The Women’s Marches Around The World where her photo from San Francisco was the two-page opening spread.

The Writer – Shelly’s travel writing has won several awards, including a Lowell Thomas Award in Travel Guidebooks and honorable mention in U.S. Travel Articles, two Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing from Travelers’ Tales Publishing, and multiple awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association. She’s currently writing & photographing the 1st edition Hiking with Kids Southern California (Rowman & Littlefield, spring 2023).

photo of East Bay family photographer Shelly Rivoli

East Bay family and portrait photographer Shelly Rivoli.

Shelly hangs her hat in El Cerrito, California, with her husband, three children, oversized cat and well-traveled standard poodle.

She’s delighted to now offer outdoor family and portrait photography in the Bay Area.

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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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