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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: Lori was selected for The Knot's Best of Weddings 2016!!! She's been selected for Best of Weddings four times, which puts her in The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame!!!

Felicia & Jonathan were married this Spring at the gorgeous St. Francis Winery in Sonoma.  As a destination couple, they brought family and friends from all over the world.  I loved hearing their story; how they ended up living oceans apart during much of their engagement and wedding planning, but how this experience made them stronger as a couple.  Their vows and ceremony were so sweet, and I loved the way they looked at one another:  so full of love!

Here are just a few favorites from the day!  I loved the wedding color palette as well – the vibrant pops of cranberry red, along with the soft blues and greens.  How adorable are the flower girl dresses?  And the table number geodes?  SO fun!

 

We loved working with such a wonderful group of vendor partners!

Venue: St. Francis Winery

Event Coordinator: Table 6 Productions

Catering: Park Avenue

Florist: Fleur de France

Bride’s Attire: Amsale

Hair and Makeup: April Foster

Ceremony Music: Andy Kong

Reception Music: Close Cut Productions

Cake: Crisp Bake Shop

Rentals and Lighting: Classic Party Rentals

This wedding was shot with a hybrid approach using a Contax 645 with Fuji 400h and a Canon 5dmiii.  We love the fine art photography approach that medium format film brings to a wedding, and the blend with digital photography gives us so much flexibility – it’s the best of both worlds.  Film was processed and scanned at 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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It’s been a busy month for us!  We’ve photographed 6 weddings in the first two weeks!!  That of course would be impossible for just one person, and I say we, because my team has grown!  I’m seriously so proud of these amazing photographers and women!  Last year, Sandra joined as an associate photographer, and this year, I’ve also added Jenna and Courtney to the team.  These women are so talented, and now there is more LPP love to share! 🙂

For this particular weekend, we had a beautiful 2 day wedding that we split between Jenna & I.  I had to share just a few sneak peeks!!

The first day, Jenna captured Sirisha & Justin’s Hindu ceremony at The San Francisco Fairmont Hotel.

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Sirisha & Justin’s 2nd beautiful day of celebration was at the Asian Art Museum, and here is a sneak peek of some of my favorite captures for the day.San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Fine Art Wedding Photographer, Asian Art Museum Wedding, San Francisco Wedding

These celebrations could not have come together so beautifully without an amazing team of professionals.  We loved working with this wonderful group!

Friday Venue: The Fairmont, San Francisco

Saturday Venue: The Asian Art Museum

Wedding Planner: Mandy Scott Events

Floral Design: Bings Design

Hair & Makeup:Meaganne McCandess

Catering:Paula LeDuc

Cake: Inticing Creations

Cake: A Spoonful of Sugar

Lighting & Drapery: Enhanced Lighting and Sound

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Linens: La Tavola

Glass: Standard Party Rentals

Videography: Pure Cinema

Transportation: Corinthian

Band & Ceremony Sound: Orella Entertainment Group

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I loved working with Sarah & Alex on their Napa engagement session and then gorgeous wedding at Hamlin Mansion in San Francisco a few years back, and I was thrilled to hear of their little one’s arrival this year!  I traveled to their home for a super sweet newborn session to capture these moments just bursting with love and awe and wonder.  Here are just a few favorites!
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Congratulations Sarah & Alex, and welcome to Zack!! Thank you for inviting me to capture this sweet time in your family!!!

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 love having the opportunity to capture maternity images — it’s such a magical time of anticipation!  And when it’s couples I’ve worked with on their weddings, it’s so incredibly exciting!  I love seeing their journey and helping capture it as it continues.  I’m so proud and feel so lucky that I have many clients who have invited me to be their family photographer.  What a honor to see their families grow!!  Here are just a few favorites from Monica & Jonathan’s session before their little girl arrived!!!
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0012_MJMaternity_Panel_Blog0009_MJMaternity_Panel_Blog0010_MJMaternity_Panel_BlogCongratulations Monica & Jonathan, & thank you for inviting me to capture this sweet time in your family!!!  Beautiful hair and make up on Monica by Bella Bridal Napa Valley.

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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Amanda & Peter had the best idea for their engagement session – head to The Fremont Diner!  Not only is it one of the yummiest places to visit in Sonoma (oh my – you must try their shakes!!!), it is also full of retro eye candy.  I love the colors and decor in the diner, and it was super fun to capture some images of Amanda & Peter there (how cute is Amanda’s sparkly skirt)!!!  Afterwards, we headed over to the General’s Daughter which was right next to their wedding venue, Ramekins. Both venues are so lovely, and a great option for Sonoma weddings.APePanel__001APePanel__002APePanel__003APePanel__004APePanel__005APePanel__006APePanel__007APePanel__008APePanel__009APePanel__010APePanel__011APePanel__012APePanel__013APePanel__014APePanel__015APePanel__016APePanel__017APePanel__018APePanel__019APePanel__022APePanel__023APePanel__025

Thank you Amanda & Peter for dreaming up such a fun session and inviting me to capture it!!

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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