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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!

Monica + Jonathan | Napa Engagement Session | Napa Wedding Photographer

Oh my goodness, narrowing down images from Monica & Jonathan’s engagement session was so hard!!   And it’s not just about how great they look in photos; it’s about the connection they share.  They are honestly a dream to photograph, because they so easily connect to one another and their love authentically shows through each shot!   To top it off, they are lovely to spend time with; I seriously cannot wait for their wedding at the Oceano this summer!

I love that they decided to come up to Napa for their session – we had fun exploring some favorite locations and a few new ones!  Here are just a few favorites, or watch their slideshow for more!

 


Monica & Jonathan, thank you so much for inviting me to capture your sweet, sweet love!!  Looking forward to your wedding day!!

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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Margie + Thien | Palace of Fine Arts & Presidio Social Club | Intimate San Francisco Wedding

I love, love, love the sweet & intimate approach that Margie & Thien brought to planning their wedding day!  Truthfully, I love weddings big or small or in-between!!  That said, there is something so special about a wedding day carefully paired down to the most important elements: the joining of two lives, close family & friends and love & celebration.  Sprinkle in some gorgeous settings like The Palace of Fine Arts and the Presidio Social Club, wonderful food, heartfelt words &  great music and you have an event to remember!    Margie included elegant & simple visual elements to bring it all together: beautiful ruby accents in the florals and decor, along with personal touches like a guest book of written messages on collected stones and favors of their favorite spiced almonds from Rodin Farms.  Topped off with a fun sparkler exit, Margie & Thien’s wedding was the perfect blend of fun and elegance!

Here are some favorites from the day, or watch their slideshow for even more!

 

Margie & Thien, thank you so much for inviting me to capture this beautiful day!!!

Thank you as well to the wonderful vendors that helped put this wedding together!

Ceremony Venue: Palace of Fine Arts
Reception Venue: Presidio Social Club
Florist: Sharon Yap Design
Musicians: Yum Yum
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | David’s Bridal
Hair Stylist: WowPretty
Cake Design: Cake Lady
Ring Designer: Tiffany & Co.
Invitation Design: Wedding Paper Divas
Rentals: All Season Event Rentals

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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T Family | Family Portrait Photography | San Francisco Maternity Photographer

I was thrilled to hear from Marce earlier this year, that she was expecting a new addition to her adorable family!   I had photographed her maternity & newborn session with her first little arrival, and getting to reconnect with Marce & Alfred, see how much (now soon-to-be big sister!) Clelia has grown, and to help them capture this sweet time, is really what it’s all about in my book.  They have been living out of the country the last few years, so capturing the beauty of San Francisco was a goal for their maternity session.  We decided to meet in Sausalito for a different twist on the Golden Gate view, and we found so many sweet spots to explore and document their lovely family!   Here are a few favorites from the session or view their slideshow here!

Marce, Alfred & Clelia – I had so much fun hanging out with you all again!  Thank you for inviting me to capture this sweet time in your family!  I am so looking forward to meeting your newest little one next month too!!!

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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Featured! | Kim + Ryan’s Solage Calistoga Resort Wedding on Style Me Pretty

I am thrilled to share with you that Kim & Ryan’s lovely Solage Calistoga Resort Wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty! Click here to view their full feature or here for their full blog post.

Kim & Ryan Solage Calistoga Wedding

Kim & Ryan Solage Wedding Style Me Pretty feature

Thank you again to all the wonderful vendors who helped bring this lovely wedding together!

Ceremony Venue: St. Helena Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Solage Resort
Wedding Coordinator: l’Relyea Events
Floral Design: Kate Stanley Design
Officiant: Dominick Fullam
Dessert: Ben & Jerry’s Napa (707-253-0484)
Ceremony Music: Lisa Schieble
DJ: Sean Evans
Hair/Makeup: Betten Chaston
Videography: Bob Gould (Bride’s Uncle)
Wedding Gown: Christos
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic
Ring Designer: Zach Sigal
Invitation Designer: Papyrus
Transportation: Napa Valley Tours and Transportation
Rentals: La Tavola

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Featured! | Liana + Jason’s Trentadue Winery Wedding on Borrowed & Blue

I am thrilled to share Liana & Jason’s Trentadue Wedding feature with you from Borrowed & Blue! Check out the feature here, or their full blogpost!

Liana + Jason | Trentadue Winery Wedding

Liana + Jason

Another big thanks to all the vendors who helped this beautiful wedding come together!

Venue: Trentadue Winery
Wedding Planner: JNS Events
Caterer: Park Avenue
Floral Design: Cherries Flowers
Cake Design: Sweet on Cake
Cupcakes/Cake pops: Marley’s Treats
Musician/DJ: AMS Entertainment
Hair & Make-up: Elle Lui Salon

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