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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!!!

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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Oooooh, I’m so excited for Sarah & Alex’s wedding this September at the Hamlin Mansion in San Francisco!!  We had so much fun during their engagement session, and I know their wedding day will be amazing!!  We met at Stag’s Leap (their favorite winery), and then I took them to some favorite spots in the surrounding area!  I loved watching these two interact; they have so much fun together and their chemistry is so well matched and easy-going.  It’s easy to see how much they enjoy spending time together, and it made it so much fun to be around them and to capture their sweet love!

Here are just a few favorites from their session, or check out their slideshow for more!

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I was thrilled when one of my sweet clients invited me to capture Lally & Doug’s engagement party as a surprise gift to this lovely couple!   The party at Cafe Des Amis in San Francisco was great fun, full of close family and friends and the wonderful atmosphere at Des Amis.  I loved capturing all the many smiles that surrounded these two, along with their test run on cake cutting and their lovely toasts.  It’s clear their wedding day will be a wonderful celebration!

Here are just a few favorites below, or check out their slideshow for more!

Thank you Kelsey & David for inviting me to capture this sweet event!!!

 

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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Oh. My.  Goodness.  This is a warning: little Olivia will melt your heart & put a huge smile on your face!!!

I laugh out loud every single time I look at these photos, and since I’ve been looking at them every day for several days while working on the full edit, that’s some staying power!  This was actually our 3rd photo session together; one for her newborn session, one for a holiday mini session and now her 9 month session.  We had so much fun crawling all around, and she was cracking me up!  This little beauty has a million different expressions, all of them heartwarming!  And I loved the moments with Olivia and Mom.  So sweet!

Here are just a few favorites, or check out her slideshow for more!

L Family, thank you for inviting me back to capture your sweet girl and such sweet love in your family!  So much fun!

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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