PRAM Fine Art Portrait Event


The PRAM Field House in Point Richmond – Details and Scheduling Link Below

outdoor studio look portrait of child

Hi PRAM families and friends!

I’m so happy to return to the Washington Fieldhouse for more outdoor, socially distanced portraits again on October 16, 2021!

This portrait event is for toddlers through high school-age children, and kids will be photographed BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (one appointment time for each sibling). As before, there’s no fee to sign up and you’ll pay only for the photos you want—ordered safely and easily through your online gallery on my website—with pandemic-friendly pricing for this special photo event.

You can see recent portraits with the same set up (black backdrop and natural lighting) in my Instagram feed @shellyrivoliphotography (the same on Facebook). And by the way, I’m fully vaccinated and still wear a mask for all of my student portraits this fall. 😉

Click here to reserve your child(ren)’s portrait time or read on for more details!

With my Fine Art Student & Child Portraits, you’ll get:

  • More of a timeless, gift-worthy look than traditional (deer-in-the-headlight) school photos
  • A variety of expressions to choose from
  • Professionally edited versions to choose from of each image in color and black and white
  • The opportunity to overlap siblings for additional photos together
  • The option to add retouching for a blemish, bruise, or scratch
  • Options to buy archival quality print packages starting at $25 or individual photos from wallet size up to (new LARGER PRINT SIZES THIS YEAR) 16 x 24”!
  • And/or you can purchase your choice of high-resolution digital portraits (starting at $25 each, ready to plug into your holiday card or use for any purpose you see fit for all eternity (print release included)!

Click here to reserve your child(ren)’s portrait time or read on for more details!


portrait of siblings by Shelly Rivoli

How does it work?

  1. Simply book a time slot – with consecutive time slots for siblings you’d like to overlap – using my handy-dandy booking calendar. You’ll provide all the information I’ll need for your appointment and following up with the link to your online photo gallery, and I’ll send a confirmation to let you know we’re all set.
  2. On photo day, I’ll be set up at the designated outdoor location (the back covered porch near the playground) and ready to greet your kiddos. Please arrive 5 minutes before your time slot to get checked in and make any final adjustments (a fresh combing and smile/booger check are highly recommended!). I’ll do my best to capture your child’s personality through a variety of expressions. (Some kids go to town on this while others are more reserved, so some children will have more options to choose from in their galleries.)
  1. Approximately ten days after photo day, you’ll receive a link to your child’s gallery and instructions for how to view and order which prints you’d like or digital downloads. PRINT ORDERS MUST BE IN BY THE DEADLINE SPECIFIED on delivery, about 2 weeks Digital files will still be available for purchase until your gallery expires, but I need all print orders in within this time frame to be able to offer this special event pricing through my pro lab.

Pro tip: Parents, you are encouraged to KINDLY step back during the photographing—it helps establish a better connection between me and my subject and capture those precious, authentic expressions! 😉

Safety precautions: The session will be completely contactless other than the stool kids sit upon, which will be sanitized in between uses. Everyone is expected to wear masks except for the child or siblings while being actively photographed. Thank you!

Click here to reserve your child(ren)’s portrait time or read on for more details!

fine art black and white portrait of child

When will we get our pictures?

Digital portraits are delivered instantly, and print orders will ship directly to your home.

What about possible rain or smoke?

In the event that conditions will not be favorable for outdoor photography, I will roll the date forward and give everyone booked the first chance to confirm a new time slot before opening it up to others. In the event that your child is sick, please let me know if you won’t be able to honor your time slot in advance as a courtesy. Thanks!

What should my child wear?

Shades lighter than black, and darker than white tend to be the best for these portraits (the backdrop is black). I strongly recommend avoiding tops with bold graphics and WORDS. Solid colors or subtle patterns are usually the best bets. Also, for kiddos with long enough hair, I recommend wearing it down rather than pulled back (ponytail, etc.).

So, how do I register my child(ren) for portraits?

Hop over to to book your time slot(s) for OCTOBER 16, 2021, in Point Richmond. I look forward to seeing you there!

Any other questions? Feel free to send me a message to


Shelly Rivoli

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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