11 featured reviews
Member Since: 7/30/2012
Looking at Lori's past work and speaking with her on the phone, we knew she was the perfect match for capturing our wedding day. Her easy-going and friendly nature was refreshing and comforting. She listened to what we were looking for and was very accommodating, offering wonderful suggestions and tips based on her years of experience.
My husband and I are not very comfortable in front of the camera and were worried that we would look very unnatural in our photos. Luckily, Lori is such a pleasure to spend time with that we were able to just be ourselves and be at ease the entire day. Lori is calm and organized - letting the day simply happen and working her magic behind the scene.
The photos were absolutely magnificent and bring back such wonderful memories from our special day that we will have for years to come. The rich emotions of pure joy and happiness shine through, as does the ambiance and feel of the entire day.
Lori captured our day perfectly -- accurately and beautifully. Everyone we have shared our photos with is absolutely amazed by Lori's work and her natural ability to capture the small moments that together tell the story of our wedding day.
We could not be more thrilled to have had the chance to work with Lori and would highly recommend Lori to anyone!
Member Since: 4/15/2013
Planning a wedding from Chicago simply meant we had to go with our gut feelings. We knew we would not be able to meet any photographers in person so we wanted to be sure we would connect over the phone. Lori is so sweet, is a great listener and her online portfolio definitely caught our attention. When we finally met Lori on our wedding day, we were pleasantly surprised by how cool and calm she was and her ability to move things along all the while taking many great shots. I don't remember ever feeling like a photographer was really there but she and her assistant that day, Luke, were just fabulous. They directed us in some cases (family shots, formals, etc) but for the most part, they just did their thing, blended in, and let us and our guests enjoy the wedding. Fast forward to when she sent us our photos. Oh my... words cannot describe how beautiful they are. Lori and her team did wonders with our photos and we are so happy she was the one we chose. You will not be disappointed with Lori. She is professional and one of the best there is.
Thank you, Lori, for our beautiful photos!
Member Since: 1/4/2011
Lori is an absolutely amazing photographer. Not only is she good at what she does, but she's easy to work with. She was so helpful on our wedding wedding day. I really can't thank her enough. The day after our wedding Lori emailed us 5 sneak peak pictures. Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw these images. They were absolutely perfect pictures. Everyone is nervous about how they will turn our in pictures. Lori made me look wonderful in our wedding pictures. The sneak peak images were incredible but ultimately it just made me want more :) Lori has a wedding blog online, so when your pictures are finished being edited, she posts some on her blog and writes a little something about the couple. It's such a nice touch. You really know that Lori LOVES what she does for a living. This isn't just a job for her. She really loves photography. She is a true artist. I loved our wedding slideshow. You get to pick 2-3 songs for Lori to use and you can send the link to family and friends. It's a great way to share your pictures. I loved it. We really have sooooo many AWESOME, AMAZING, FANTASTIC, PERFECT wedding pictures. It's so hard to choose which ones to put in frames in our house. I want to frame them all and make our house into a wedding shrine, just kidding :) A family member of ours got married a few months before we did and we got to see the final wedding images. I can honestly say she only had a couple of keepers out of the thousands of images the photographer took. That is the complete opposite with us. When every single one of your pictures could truly be in a magazine, you know you have one heck of a photographer. Our family and friends couldn't believe how beautiful the pictures came out. Several people told us that they belong in magazines and complimented Lori's work. It was a great feeling. Lori captured our big day perfectly. No one could've done a better job. I knew she was going to do a great job just by talking to her and seeing her work on her website, but she still exceeded all expectations. We live out of state, but I can't wait to travel back to the Napa Valley area and have Lori take family pictures of us one day. I would highly recommend Lori Paladino to anyone. She's one of a kind!!
Member Since: 9/9/2011
Lori was one of the best parts of my wedding day. Her level of genuine dedication started when we first met her in San Francisco and persisted through the wedding day and even after. She was my "wing woman" on my wedding day. Calm and poised throughout the wedding day she was my pillar of support and tranquility. She wasnt overbearing and yelling like I see with other wedding photographers. And like a ninja she delivers the best pictures and got amazing shots. any photographer can take good pictures but She takes the extra effort to get to know you, find out exactly your style and executes it to perfection. I cant say enough about Lori and her quality of service. I plan to have her be a part of many more milestones in my life as there is no one else I would trust to capture such important moments.
Member Since: 4/8/2012
In the lead up to the wedding Lori really wanted to understand what we wanted and I told her that we wanted her to capture our authentic lives in San Francisco. Lori embraced the idea fully and took photos in our little 600' apartment that my husband and I lived in together for a year and a half, the "very San Francisco" doorway of our building, and in the Presidio that we love so much. I always tease my husband and tell him that my other great love is San Francisco and Lori did a fabulous job of photographing my adoration for my husband and the city where we fell in love.
Member Since: 8/5/2011
Lori was such a pleasure to work with! About a month before the wedding Lori took our engagement photos and made sure we were totally comfortable. We loved the photos and used a lot of them for our wedding day. On the wedding day, Lori arrived early and stayed late. She was SUPER organized the entire time I worked with her. She made sure she had a list of all of the shots I was looking for. What I liked the best is her ability to capture the moments and emotions of the day. We got some great posed shots, but I loved her candid shots even more. She is so professional and wasn't intrusive at all. She made the day go so easy and we love our pictures!
Member Since: 11/2/2007
My husband initially reached out to Lori because we were impressed with the outdoor photos in her portfolio. After speaking with her, we found we were really comfortable with her calming presence.
Lori was a joy to work with during our entire wedding process. The engagement photo session was really fun and helped us prepare for all of the photos during our wedding day. We loved the digital slideshow Lori put together with our engagement shots.
Lori and her team were great to work with on our wedding day. Lori took time the time to get to know us and really listened to our goals for photography during the wedding. We made a list of important family and friend shots to get, but when we reviewed the photos after the wedding we were so impressed with all of the moments they captured without us even noticing they were there.
We really liked the wedding album options that Lori offers and we are so pleased with the final photos!
We recommend Lori completely and I look forward to working with her again in the future. I trust her to capture all of the most important moments in my life!
Member Since: 8/29/2009
We couldn't have been happier with our decision to ask Lori to photograph our wedding. She was kind and patient with us during the lead up to the wedding, was conscientious about making sure that all was prepared properly and captured during the wedding, and gave us a beautiful set of photographs (and wonderful slide show!) that we felt really captured our day. We are truly grateful to have found her.
Member Since: 11/5/2011
Lori Paladino is an amazing photographer and we would recommend her to anyone! Lori photographed our wedding at Trentadue Winery in August 2011 and we could not have asked for more from a photographer. We met with a few photographers in our selection process and decided to hire Lori within seconds after meeting her. She is organized, professional, and so helpful in the planning process. She had creative suggestions and was available to help with any questions along the way. She showed us samples of her work and albums in our initial meeting with her and we were blown away with her artistic approach and ability to bring out the emotion in the photographs. Besides her talent as a photographer, Lori is so warm and makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. My husband was dreading the photography process but Lori worked her magic and we had a great time on our wedding day.
The day of our wedding, Lori and her team did an amazing job capturing the day. They were there for every moment but were not intrusive. Her team had notes and remembered everything we had asked them to focus on. She was flexible and open to anything we asked for. We don’t know much about photography so we relied on Lori and her team to suggest shots ideas and locations. She remembered all the shots we had requested and made sure we got all the family combination photos we wanted. Lori kept us on schedule throughout the night and grabbed us at just the perfect moments to capture the sun setting or a special moment. She knew the grounds and had a plan of where we were headed next and who was needed so we got the photos done quickly and spent most of the night celebrating with our family and friends. We got a beautiful slideshow very quickly after the wedding and our complete gallery about 3 weeks after the wedding. We were blown away but the amount of photos and fell in love with each and every one of them. Lori brought our wedding to life and captured the love, joy, and happiness that we experienced that night. We will forever have those memories and emotions to relive and share with our family and friends and most importantly, each other.
I can’t say enough great things about Lori and because a picture is worth a thousand words, here is her blog link of our wedding so you can see her unbelievable work for yourself!
Member Since: 11/17/2009
Lori did an AMAZING job in photographing our wedding - she and her team captured every key moment and the emotion that each moment carried. When we look at the pictures now, we can truly feel the magic that we felt on that day all over again. One of the things she does pretty quickly after the wedding that really meant a lot to us, was that she creates a slideshow of selected images set to music to send over, and I have to admit, watching it brought tears to my eyes. She is incredibly talented and her slideshow let us relive the wedding - every emotion, every feeling, every smile - we were transported right back to each moment of our wedding day through her photos. We had family and friends come from all over the country, and for us, this was the perfect way to share the photos with all of them. I don’t know how she does it but she sifts through all of the pictures so quickly and picks the best ones! I’ll be honest, we still haven’t finished picking out all of our photos because the slideshow pictures were so perfect! I have a lot of friends who were not given a highlight reel by other photographers, and years later they still haven’t gone through their pictures and because of that, don’t have any wedding pictures hung up on the wall to enjoy. And isn’t that the point of the photos – to create lasting memories of the magic of your big day to actually see and enjoy!? Trust me – the highlight reel is awesome and will give you a huge jump start on your photo selection! We have the photos all over our house and I love seeing them every day! Lori is not only extremely talented, but she is such a warm and happy person - she will make you feel at ease with her presence and kind nature. You can just tell that she cares about you and your memories just as much as you do. We had a pretty extensive must-take list with all our family members, and Lori quickly (and with a smile) rounded up all the troops and hammered through that must-take list - actually calling the correct people by name! I still have no idea how she did that! All in all, Lori is perfection and will make sure your BIG day is captured forever in her timeless fashion.
Member Since: 3/23/2010
Having Lori and her team as our photographer for our wedding was one of the best choices we made! I will say it was not easy to choose but once we did, we knew that it was the right choice. Lori did the most beautiful work from our engagement session to our wedding day. Not only that, she is just a pleasure and a joy to work with. This is important as you will be with the photographer and their team all day!! In addition to her personality, we really appreciated her classic, timeless style. We had a perfect day and Lori was a huge part of that! We can't thank her enough for providing us and our family with photos we can enjoy for a lifetime.
A beautiful photograph is a key that unlocks a moment. Award winning wedding and lifestyle photographer, Lori focuses on real moments and emotionally inspired imagery.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Other Styles: Boudoir
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012