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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!

Suzi & Randall planned the sweetest elopement with just two of their siblings at the Meritage Resort this past June!  I loved how intimate and personal their wedding day felt.   I love the way they looked at each other so full of love and connection.  Their ceremony was inspiring and their personal vows were so heartfelt, each set of vows beautifully placed in a gorgeous leather journal.  I love imagining these two revisiting their journal and pledges of love throughout their marriage.  After the ceremony, we walked through the gorgeous grounds at the Meritage, and they finished with a personal wine tasting with chocolate pairings!  It was such a lovely, lovely day – I was grateful to be a part of it!

Here are just a few favorites, or you can also peek through their slideshow here!

Suzi & Randall, thank you so much for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding day!

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I’m such a romantic junkie – Kristal & Garrett’s story had me from minute one!!!  I got an email from Garrett that he was driving up from LA with his girlfriend to spend a wonderful weekend in Napa, and he was planning to propose!!  As part of his plans, he also wanted to capture their engagement session while they were in town, at a family friend’s beautiful Napa vineyard.  He proposed on Sunday, and I met up with them just a few hours later at this gorgeous location with incredible end of day light!  I so enjoyed capturing their sweet love!  Here are a few favorites from their session, or view more in their slideshow here!

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My daughter (now almost 13!) had the most incredible kindergarten teacher.  Mrs. Duke continues to be a legend in our family, and to be honest, I have co-opted many of her tactics and sayings, because they were just that wise & awesome!  One of my very favorites, was when she used to say to the children, “Good job noticing!” whenever they pointed out important details; details in a story they were discussing during circle time, or in a math problem, or in everyday challenges.  I loved how their faces lit up when she complimented their observation skills, and I’ve often thought about how important a skill that can be to nurture.

As a wedding photographer, sometimes I think that at least half of my job is about noticing.  It’s that heightened awareness that allows me to capture a moment in 1/250th of a second.  And sometimes what I find in my careful observations, is how a couple is beautifully connected and in tune with one another.  And sometimes that connection is so strong, that it seems they almost move in concert together.  They lean in at the same time.  Their hands find one another’s without looking.  They know exactly how they fit together, and they find comfort in those spaces.  And the funny thing, is that often they are not even aware of it, because it is so natural to them.  If I’m lucky, I’m able to capture it through my lens.

Nadine & Jeremy are a couple with that kind of connection.  They’ve been together for 14 years, and I loved watching them together.  The strength of their love and support for one another was beautiful, and it made spending time with them truly wonderful and inspiring.  I hope I was able to capture it in their images.  I’m hoping Mrs. Duke would say “Good noticing!”

Here are just a few favorites from their beautiful wedding day.  Or view their slideshow for even more!

Thank you Nadine & Jeremy for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding day!!!

And thank you to Kirsty for lending her talents as a 2nd shooter, and to all the great wedding professionals who make our job so easy!

Ceremony: Stanford Memorial Church

Reception: Sharon Heights Country Club

Floral Design: Alicia K Designs

Cake Design: Prolific Oven

Cupcakes: Sibby’s Cupcakes

Ring Designer: Mirabelle Jewelers 

Invitation Designer: Lo-Tide Press

 

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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Congratulations Carly & Jason!!!  I loved their beautiful elopement at Auberge Du Soleil on a gorgeous, warm & sunny day in Napa!  Enjoy some favorites below or check out their slideshow here!

Carly & Jason, congratulations and thank you so much for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding day!

A big thank you to all the wonderful vendors as well!

Ceremony Location: Auberge Du Soleil

Wedding Planner: JoAnn Gregoli, Elegant Occasions

Officiant: Tim Mills

Floral Design: Tesoro Florals

Transportation: Classic Convertible Wine Tours

Videographer: Justin Fone Productions

Day-of Wedding Dress Alterations and Pressing: Heidi Johnson, Wedding De-Tailor

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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  • July 8, 2013 - 1:51 pm

    Tim - beautiful images, I LOVE intimate elopements! well done

The chapel at Portola Valley Presbyterian is just stunning, and it’s a perfect place to celebrate the joining of two lives.  Jana & Ken were surrounded by their families and friends on this gorgeous summer day, and we were able to capture their beautiful love in some of the prettiest spaces in Northern California.  I loved the intimate quality of their service and reception, and the incredible views during both!  Here are just a few favorites from their day, or feel free to watch their slideshow for more!

Jana & Ken, thank you so much for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding day!

Thank you to all of the incredible vendors that helped make this gorgeous day:

Ceremony: Valley Presbyterian Church

Reception: R&W Vineyards

Catering: Continental Caterers 

Cake Design: Woodside Bakery

Musician: Hey Mr. DJ

Bride’s Dress: Elegant Lace 

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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