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  • A beautiful photograph is a key that unlocks a moment.

    Lori Paladino is an award-winning wedding & portrait photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, focused on real moments and emotionally inspired imagery. Small weddings, big weddings, proposals, elopements, classic weddings, DIY weddings, same sex weddings, vintage weddings, modern weddings... as long as the key ingredient is love, Lori would love to capture it!

    Lori is based in the gorgeous Napa Valley, and her weddings & lifestyle portrait sessions regularly take her all over Northern California and welcomes destination weddings and portrait commissions across the globe.

    Recent News: For the 2nd year running, Lori was selected for The Knot's 2013 Best of Weddings!

Amanda + Thomas | Cinnabar Golf Club Wedding | Napa Wedding Photographer

Photographing at a new location is always exciting, and for Amanda & Tom’s wedding, I took a scouting trip down to their site to see what would work best for their “first look” photos.  Amanda had sent me a few ideas of places to peek at, and once I saw the space we eventually used, I absolutely fell in love with the light and color of the area!  I knew it would look amazing in photos and it also lent itself nicely to some private moments for Amanda & Tom during their first look.  They were so sweet together and just a joy to photograph!  Amanda & her sister planned all the details of the wedding, and I loved the way the colors and patterns popped within the decor.  It was a gorgeous, full of love day!

Here are just a few favorites from the day, many of them film, shot on Fuji 400h with a Contax 645.  Enjoy!

Thank you Amanda & Tom for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding day!

Big thanks to all the vendors who helped put together this lovely celebration!

Venue: Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Catering: Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Floral Design: Linda Robinson of Eventscapes

Officiant: Michael Selic of Beyond Belief Ministry

Cake Designer: Starz Cupcakes

DJ: Elite Entertainment

Hair Stylist:Amy Lynn Beno of Veer and Wander

Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel, San Francisco

Groom’s Attire: Selix

Invitation Design: Wedding Paper Divas

Rings: Shane Company

Rentals: Eventscapes

Lighting: Eventscapes

For more information about wedding or lifestyle portrait photography in Napa and the San Francisco Bay Area, album design or other fun photography tips, feel free to reach out by email: lori@loriphoto.com or via the contact link on my website.

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K Family | Napa Maternity Photographer | Napa Family Portrait Session

My family photography session with the K Family was so fun!  I love capturing the anticipation and joy in a growing family!  For this session we headed out to a favorite Napa park with a beautiful field, lots of room to run around, and some gorgeous oak trees.  Even in January, it’s beautiful.  I love how Amy dressed everyone in bright vibrant colors for the session too – they really pop off the background.  Our session was just a few short weeks ago, and since capturing these images, their newest little girl has arrived!  I can’t wait to meet her!!!

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Congratulations K Family & thank you for inviting me to capture this sweet time in your family – I adore all the love & fun you share!!!

For more information about wedding or lifestyle portrait photography in Napa and the San Francisco Bay Area, album design or other fun photography tips, feel free to reach out by email: lori@loriphoto.com or via the contact link on my website.

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Joanna + Stephen | Asian Art Museum Wedding | San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Joanna & Stephen met in London,  live in Hong Kong, regularly travel to explore far off places, and as their family and friends were going to be traveling in from all over the world, they decided to plan a destination wedding in San Francisco!   I loved the locations they selected (the Fairmont Penthouse for their welcome event, St. Patricks for their wedding ceremony and the Asian Art Museum for their reception).  It was an honor to photograph their beautiful wedding events, to be able to capture their sweet story in such amazing spaces throughout San Francisco, and to work with such an immensely talented group of professionals.

Event Planning:  JNS Events

Ceremony Location: St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Reception Location:  Asian Art Museum

Floral Design:  Kathleen Deery Design

Caterer: Paula Le Duc

Make Up & Hair:  Jasmine Chan

Videographer: Thomas Hughes

Cake Artist:  Perfect Endings

Band:  Notorious

Bride’s Dress:  Jin Wang

 

 

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  • February 5, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    Sandra Marie Fazzino - There are not enough happy adjectives to describe how much I love everything about this wedding, these images! Knocked it out of the park! Beautiful in every possible way!!!!!!

Allison + Michael | Trentadue Wedding | Sonoma County Wedding Photographer

Allison & Mike had such a sweet wedding day – these two were truly meant for one another and their love was wonderful to capture!  From a visual standpoint, I  just loved all the gorgeous florals and color and accents that really popped against the beautiful backdrop of Trentadue.  The pops of pinks & yellows just made me smile!!!   And those flower girls – oh my!  And the glasses on the ring bearers… too cute!!

Here are just a few favorites from the day, or take a peek at their slideshow for more!

 

Allison & Mike, thank you so much for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding day!  And a big thanks to all of the wonderful vendor partners who helped bring it all together!

Venue: Trentadue

Wedding Planner:  Ooh La La Weddings

Floral Design: Anita Isaza, Wine Country Flowers

Cake Artist: Costeaux

Musician: AMS Entertainment

Catering: Park Avenue Catering

Makeup Artist: Mary, The Powder Room

Hair Stylist: Sheila, Brush Salon

Wedding Dress: Kenneth Winston, Private Label by G

Groom’s Attire: The Tuxedo Gallery 

Ring Design: Giraux 

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Transportation: Sonoma County Airport Express

Rentals: Park Avenue Catering

For the film nerds out there, I shot a mix of Fuji Pro160s & 400, with a Contax 645.  Film was developed & scanned by the FIND Lab.

For more information about wedding or lifestyle portrait photography in Napa and the San Francisco Bay Area, album design or other fun photography tips, feel free to reach out by email: lori@loriphoto.com or via the contact link on my website.

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Sarah + Alex | The Hamlin Mansion | San Francisco Wedding Photography

Sarah & Alex are so sweet and genuine, and they are complete romantics!!!   I love it!!!   I loved how Alex proposed to Sarah in Paris – I can’t think of a more romantic setting!  And capturing images of them together just puts a huge grin on my face!   Their wedding was so beautiful & elegant, yet also heartfelt and incredibly fun.  It’s a hard mix to get right, but these two did it effortlessly.  I loved Sarah getting ready with her family all around her, even her brother was in her wedding party.  So very sweet.  And one of the highlights was definitely when Alex beautifully serenaded Sarah with Elvis’ I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.   Serious heart melt.  It was a wonderful day, and I was so excited to be there to capture it!

Here are a few favorites from the day, or check out their slideshow for even more!

Sarah & Alex, thank you of for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding day!!!

And a big thank you to the incredible vendors who contributed to such a gorgeous & fun wedding!

Venue: The Hamlin Mansion

Event Coordinator: Moira Gubbins, Parties, Parties, Parties

Floral Design: Katherine Oliver, Cherries Flowers

Catering: Rachel Krieger, Elaine Bell Catering

Cake Artist: Kay Dillon, Beaux Gateaux

Invitation Design: Wedding Paper Divas

Hair & Makeup: Milvali Salon

Bride’s Dress: Amy Kuschel

Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Groom’s Attire: Tuxedos by Vera Wang, Men’s Warehouse

Officiant: Alison Hurwitz, Ceremonies by Alison

Ceremony Musicians: Paul Scheffert, SF Event Music

Reception Band: Rolling Heads Cover Band

 

For more information about wedding or lifestyle portrait photography in Napa and the San Francisco Bay Area, album design or other fun photography tips, feel free to reach out by email: lori@loriphoto.com or via the contact link on my website.

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  • January 3, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Emilia Jane - BEAUTIFUL work Lori!! And I love your black and whites <3