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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!

Oh my goodness, what an honor it was to photograph and witness Tracey & Shawn’s elopement!!  These two are so sweet, and so in love, and they put together such an intimate and lovely wedding day.   They arrived in the Napa Valley over a weekend, then planned their wedding for early in the week and spent the rest of the week vacationing.  They selected Brix Restaurant for their ceremony, full of gorgeous quintessential Napa views, and Kimberly of A Beautiful Ceremony, gracefully officiated their ceremony.  We had time before and after to explore the area and capture some sweet images!  Here are just a few favorites below, or check out their slideshow for more!

 

Tracey & Shawn, thank you so much for inviting me to capture this sweet moment in your lives!

Special thanks to Kimberly for her vast Napa wisdom which helped guide Tracey to the just right location, and to all the talent that contributed to this lovely day!

Ceremony Location: Brix Restaurant

Officiant: Kimberly Thompson,  A Beautiful Ceremony

Florals: A Garden Party

Bride’s Dress: Nordstrom
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Suite: Hugo Boss

 

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 am so excited to share Caitlin & Timm’s lovely Villa Montalvo wedding feature from Style Me Pretty! Click here to view their full feature or view their full blog post here.

Caitlin & Timm

Caitlin + Timm | Style Me Pretty Wedding Feature

And another huge thanks to all the amazing vendors who worked together on this beautiful wedding!

Ceremony Venue: Stanford Memorial Church
Reception Venue: Villa Montalvo
Wedding Planner & Designer: A Bride’s Best Friend
Officiant: Catholic Community at Stanford
Caterer: Melons Catering
Floral Design: Amy Burke
DJ: Ron Grandia
Hair/Makeup: JBeautique
Wedding Gown: Priscilla of Boston
Bridal Shoes: Valentino
Invitation Designer: Hello Lucky
Transportation: Lone Star
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Rachel & Marq’s incredible love story is so inspiring and full of examples of strength and beauty.  I couldn’t think of a more perfect location for them to join their lives than under the canopy of the awesome redwoods in Muir Woods and surrounded by their loving families.  It was an honor to be a part of such an intimate moment in their lives and such a joy to capture!

Here are just a few sweet images from their beautiful wedding, or view even more in their slideshow!

Rachel & Marq, thank you so much for inviting me to capture your beautiful wedding!

Special thanks to the venders that contributed their touches to this lovely day:

Ceremony: Muir Woods 

Reception: Poggio

Floral Design: Laurel Designs

Hair: Experience Salon

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, 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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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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