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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!

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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I’m super excited to be a part of Trentadue Winery’s Wedding Trends Showcase tomorrow!  If you are getting married, or know someone who is, this is definitely a venue to visit!!!  It’s seriously one of my most favorite venues to photograph at – there are endless locations for beautiful photographs and the event management onsite is wonderful to work with!  Peek at all the details on their site and register below!  Be sure to stop by my table and say hello too!!

Here are a few favorite images from Trentadue weddings I’ve photographed, and more to come as well – I’ve got 4 weddings scheduled at Trentadue in 2013!!!

Allison & Dustin (this image was part of the winning set for the Bella Bridal, Best of The Bay for Wedding Photography 2010!)

Jennifer & Jesse (also featured on Wine Country Weddings blog)

Liana & Jason (also featured on Borrowed & Blue’s Napa blog)

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’m so excited to share Faye & Adam’s beautiful wedding day at the Headlands Center of the Arts in Sausalito.  It’s full of all of my favorite ingredients in a wedding:  a couple full of the sweetest love and tenderness for one another, incredible friends and family that cheered and joyfully cried right along with them, an incredible venue that exudes community and beauty, personal touches woven in to include beloved family members, gorgeous floral design delicately interspersed with whimsy, a menu full of heartwarming, nourishing goodness, heartfelt music made and played by friends and family, some of the most adorable & heartbreakingly sweet kiddos I’ve seen at a wedding ever, and just great people all around!!!  I loved that theirs was my first wedding of the season too – I’m counting on it being a harbinger for more wonderful and inspiring moments to capture in 2013!

But don’t take my word for it, take a peek at some of my favorites from their beautiful day below, or view even more in their slideshow!

Faye & Adam, thank you so very much for inviting me to capture your wonderful & inspiring wedding day! xoxo

Here is the wonderful list of creatives that lent their talents to Faye & Adam’s wedding day:

Event Planning & Design: Rebecca, Be Hitched

Venue: Headlands Center of the Arts

Floral Design: Shari, Flowergirl San Francisco

Officiant: Pat Palmer

Caterer: Katie Powers Catering

Cake Artist: Comfort’s

DJ: Spencer Sutherland

Bride’s Dress: Atelieres des Modistes

Groom’s Ring & Cuff Link Designer: Mar-Chet Jewelers

Big, big thanks to Marita for lending her talents & 2nd shooting with me as well!

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 know I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating:  I love working with referrals!!!  I call it the “awesome-ness guarantee”!  Good peeps know good peeps.  Alix & Brandon were referred by their friends Ilana & Aaron, and both couples were wonderful to work with and their weddings were lovely to capture!  Alix & Brandon decided on a San Francisco wedding, at the beautiful Mark Hopkins Hotel.  Their wedding was the same week as Fleet Week, and it was incredibly fun to see the planes buzz by the hotel as the girls were getting ready.  Their suite had an incredible view of the entire Bay, and the day was gorgeous and clear.  I loved the images we captured of their first look, and of course, having some Naval officers drop in for photos made the wedding party portraits at the Palace of Fine Arts so much fun!

After a beautiful traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony, everyone headed back to a Mark Hopkins for their super fun reception.  I loved that Alix & Brandon and their wedding party got everyone on the dance floor as part of their being announced.  It set a fun & festive tone to the night, that carried on through some traditional Greek dancing & of maybe some fun ouzo shots!  Opa!!!

Here are just a few favorites from the day, or view their full slideshow here.

 


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A big thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped bring this wedding together!

Getting Ready & Reception Venue: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
Ceremony Location: Annunciation Cathedral
Caterer & Cake Design: Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
Floral Design: Franks Floral Shop
Hair & Makeup: Betten Chaston
Videography: Thomas Hughes
Wedding Gown: Marina Morrison
Ring Design: Jesse James
Invitation Design: Papyrus

For more information about wedding or lifestyle portrait photography in 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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For me, capturing a newborn session is one of the sweetest times in a family.  Observing the way they are all getting to know this little person, and adjusting their lives, and spaces, and of course their sleep, to accommodate the newest member of their family.  Such. huge. love.

My heart always goes out to these new little people, who are incredibly dependent on their family comprehending, understanding and deciphering their needs, when they have so very few ways of communicating them!  But for me, my heart nears bursting when I watch a family come together to comfort and care for a newborn.  And this session had to be one of the sweetest examples of that.

Ronan was of course being a newborn and just trying to find a comfortable way to feel settled during the session.  Take a peek at how his parents and big brothers all took turns at making him more comfortable. So. incredibly. sweet.  I’m sure that having a house full of boys will at times be a handful to manage, but I got a glimpse into what having 2 big brothers around to look out for you will look like.  And it’s pretty darn beautiful.

 

Sweet little baby whisperers…

Thank you Jenna & Tom for inviting me to capture this sweet time and your beautiful family!

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