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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 3rd year running, Lori was selected for The Knot's Best of Weddings!

It’s always such a joy to have my wedding clients contact me to let me know they are expecting a baby and also ask me to capture their maternity photos! Allison & Mike’s wedding was a favorite to capture, and I’m so thrilled for them and their upcoming arrival.  They will be wonderful parents, and I can’t wait to meet their little girl!  We met up in Napa for their session, and here are a few favorites!

 

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Allison & Mike, thank you so much for inviting me to capture this sweet time for your growing family.  Congratulations & can’t wait to meet your little one!!

For the film nerds out there, I shot a mix of Fuji 400h, with a Contax 645 and Canon 5dmiii.  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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I’m so excited to share this beautiful wedding, as I just loved the way that Julia & her mother planned this gorgeous event:  elegant, intimate and full of meaning.  Julia & Scott met in a Naval hospital, and both come from Navy families.  It was an honor to capture.  These two are so in love and a joy to be around!  Such an incredible day, and a lovely start to the new wedding season!

It was such a pleasure to work with a wonderful team of vendors as well:

Reception Location: Meadowood Napa Valley

Ceremony Location: Saint Helena Catholic Church

Floral Design: Pat Friday Flowers

Make Up & Hair Artist: Bella Bridal Napa Valley, Jocelyn

Cake Artist: Your Sweet Expectations

Lighting: Twilight Design

Reception Music: Boutique DJs, LLC

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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!!!!!!

  • September 14, 2014 - 3:46 am

    Melissa Mitchell - Very refined and neat wedding. Great shots everywhere!

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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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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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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