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 that break the mold. Just like you.

When you choose an editorial-style senior portrait session with me, you won't work through a set of stiff, staged poses - while getting blinded by an umbrella flash (or two). 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.

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Fall '22 Package

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."

Fall Senior Portrait Package

$475+ tax, All-inclusive

For Bay Area High School Seniors of the Class of 2023 - Package for Sessions completed before November 15, 2022.

In a quest to capture your true spirit, we’ll match your favorite two outfits (feel free to bring accessories) to ideal spots and their best lighting here in the Berkeley/El Cerrito area this time of year.

Here’s what’s included in my Fall Senior Portrait package for the Senior Class of 2023:

  • Your 1-hour photo session in one location (my recommended outdoor locations for this season or let me know if there's a special venue you have in mind in you session booking request)
  • Two outfits with a wide range of poses, including full body and close up shots
  • Complete retouching is included for all purchased photos (don’t sweat any surprise blemishes!)
  • Private online gallery to view your portraits, select your favorites, and share with family and friends
  • Your favorite 10 high-resolution digital portraits from your gallery, with photographer’s print release so you can print your photos and create photo gifts wherever and whenever you please
  • One 8 x 10 archival-grade print of your choice from my pro lab
  • OptionalGet photos with your well-behaved pet during your final 5 minutes.

Parent Helper Bonus: Have a parent or relative who would like to camp out on location near our changing tent and assist with wardrobe changes during the session? Check the box and get an extra 8 x 10 print as a thank you!

If you like, you'll be able to purchase additional photos, prints, and printed products from your gallery as well.

Note: A $150 non-refundable booking deposit is required to reserve your date and time. See my full terms for details, including what happens if we need to reschedule for any reason.

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