Bay Area Senior Portrait Photography

Senior Portraits that break the mold. Just like you.

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"Be Yourself;

everyone else is already taken."

- Oscar Wilde

Editorial-style senior portraits For El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany High Seniors.

When you arrive for your editorial-style senior portrait session with me, you won't work through a set of stiff, staged poses while getting blinded by umbrella flashes. Instead, we'll set out together to tell a story. Your story.

Using natural lighting in outdoor locations in the El Cerrito and Berkeley areas, we'll capture a collection of your genuine expressions and true personality in photos that could only be yours.

Note to El Cerrito High School seniors re: Prestige Portraits and yearbook photos:

If you'd prefer an editorial-style session with me for your senior portraits, you can simply choose the traditional yearbook senior top at your sitting time with Prestige as your "one outfit" for inclusion in the yearbook (without paying for photos in additional outfits). Then be sure to book your senior portrait package with me!

high school senior portrait on wall in Berkeley

Praise for Shelly's Senior Portraits

"Stellar and incredible work."

"... we are still staring in amazement at the STUNNING pictures Shelly took of our daughter."

"Shelly's a joy to work with and surpassed ... all expectations."

Outdoor dramatic senior portrait of girl at sunset with San Francisco Bay by  Photographer Shelly Rivoli.

Spring 2024 Bay Area

Senior Portrait Packages

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Senior Premium

Senior Deluxe

Senior Basic

2 sessions / 2 locations / 3-4 outfits

full gallery of all digitals

1 16x20 archival print

45 min / 2 Outfits / 10 Digitals

1 8x10 archival print

1 hour / 2-3 outfits / 20 digitals

1 11x14 Archival print

Includes your 45-minute outdoor session

with 2 outfits (changing tent provided),

10 high-resolution digitals of your favorite photos from our session, and 1 professional 8x10 print. Optional: Overlap your last 5 minutes with a well-behaved pet. See all package inclusions below.

Includes 2 separate 45-minute sessions with 1 each at 2 different locations, all high-resolution digitals in both color and black & white collections, and 1 16x20 professional print. Optional: Overlap your last 5 minutes of one session with a well-behaved pet. See all inclusions below.

Includes your 1-hour outdoor session

with 2-3 outfits (changing tent provided),

20 high-resolution digitals of your favorite photos from our session, and 1 professional 11x14 print. Optional: Overlap your last 5 minutes with a well-behaved pet. See all package inclusions below.

$475

$850

$625

+ tax

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All Senior Portrait Packages Include:

  • Your editorial-style portrait session(s) at one of Shelly’s recommended outdoor locations (or special venue requested in your booking)
  • A minimum of 40 photos to choose from in your choice of color or custom-edited black & white versions (Senior Premium includes all images in both color and BW versions)
  • Light retouching (moderate and heavy retouching available for additional fee)
  • Private online gallery to view, select, and order for 60 days (can be shared with extended family and friends)
  • The specified number of digitals and size of print for your package

Additional gift prints, wall art, and digitals can also be purchased through the online gallery.

The Process

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View & Order Photos

Send Your Request

Book Your Session

& Get Ready!

Three weeks after your session, you'll receive a link and password to your gallery, which will be online for 60 days. You'll be able to view, favorite, and order the digitals and print(s) included in your package from the gallery, and share with other friends or family members. Additional digitals and printed products may be ordered as well.

Once we've agreed on the specifics, you'll receive an email with 1) Photo Session Agreement (contract) outlining details of your Senior Portrait Package and Session, and 2) An invoice for your nonrefundable $150 deposit (retainer) payable by credit card. When I receive your signed agreement and deposit, you're session is booked! I'll send along some tips to help get ready for your session.

Once you know my photography style (browse senior portfolio), packages, and my terms and conditions are a fit for you, send me a booking request with your details and wishes for your senior portraits. I'll respond ASAP (within 48 hours in peak seasons) with suggestions of our locations, date(s) and times. Then...

Tips to help get Ready for your Senior Portrait Session

Planning for Your Senior Portrait Session

Checklist: Before Your Senior Portrait Session