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We're all about the intimacy

Peridot Imagery is a Long-Island-based Intimate Wedding and Portrait Photography Services company. We focus on the whole aspect of your love journey; from your engagement portraits to your anniversaries and milestones, we aim to document your love story personally and discreetly. The fact that you're here is a good sign, and we are most likely a perfect fit if: 

You enjoy traditional portraits but prefer candid, caught-in-the-moment pictures even more.
You want the ease of addressing all of your photographic needs, from prints to handcrafted albums. 

You want your Love Story to be told authentically and beautifully.
It's just that simple.


The Artist

Documenting the moments in-between

No matter the level of formality, the day's importance remains the same. Whether you are tying the knot in your backyard, at the courthouse, or at your favorite restaurant, the most important thing to do is focus on what matters. LOVE. With an intimate guest list of 75 or less, Peridot Imagery will document the pure magic and all the moments in-between.

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01. Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

my vow to you - As your wedding photographer and friend.

I DO… believe weddings are a social celebration of a very sacred commitment. In addition to lavishing in the magic of the ceremony and the energy inspired by the guests, I also feel honored. For me, this day, and those in it, deserve the highest level of respect. Weddings are a day filled with beauty and magic that emerges effortlessly, so in addition to chronicling this special day, I'm also a participant in a marvelous, memorable moment. 

My mission is to capture that magic in the most authentic way - unobtrusively, honestly, joyfully. I promise to provide a memorable and positive experience from the moment you inquire, and every interaction thereafter. I promise to effectively communicate with you every step of the way, and to answer all your questions honestly. I promise to value your wedding day, as I would value my own.

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Meet the "Team"

small wedding enthusiast, lover of tulips, hopeless romantic

When it comes to photographing weddings, the smaller, more intimate ceremonies, are my specialty! I get to connect with couples, their families, and their love stories on a deeper, more purposeful level. And I document their love journeys with the utmost care. 

Though I believe in classic and traditional portraiture, I often photograph the day with a photojournalistic approach. I capture moments, emotions, people, and their interactions in an authentic way, which in my opinion, offers joyful memories to look back on. 

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April James

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Featured Couple: Gabrielle & Edward


Featured Couple: Vanessa & Matt

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The Details

our services, your story.

Snapping treasured moments with expertise, Peridot Imagery employs a photojournalistic style, yet also provides the traditional and classic portraits of the wedding couple. This also extends to their friends, family, and loved ones in attendance. With Peridot Imagery on the scene, each cherished second will have a watchful, attentive eye to translate it into a timeless keepsake.

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Our wedding day services include a Principal Photographer for up to 8 hours. Together we will plan and review a timeline that maximizes wedding day photography coverage.

Every couple receives 60-day access to an online gallery for your images, which will be available for download and print release up to size 8 x 10.

Customize your experience by choosing:
  • A Second Wedding Photographer or
  • An Engagement Session & Signature Wedding Album (10 x 10)

8-Hours of Coverage Begins at 5,000


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At Peridot Imagery, an engagement photo session is essential for helping you get comfortable in front of the camera and showcase your personality while creating fun, memorable images for wall portraits, your Save-the-Dates, etc. Best of all, you can remember this special time forever with personal memories of just the two of you, away from the throngs of loved ones and friends.

Feel free to change your outfits or choose an alternate nearby location to add variety. 

Every portrait experience is 90-minutes and includes an virtual ordering session, 15 digital images and:
  • A 16 x 24 print, or
  • A Keepsake Album (6 x 9 inches)

Begins at 1,000


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There is no better way to maximize your bridal hair and makeup trial than to take your Bridal Portrait with Peridot Imagery. A Bridal Boudoir Experience is a beautiful gift for yourself and a romantic keepsake for your betrothed. Your Bridal Portraits are also a fun alternative to ensure all elements of your bridal look, from your hair, makeup, jewelry, dress, shoes, etc., work well together for the big day.

Invite your mother or your maid-of-honor along for added boost of confidence and make beautiful images!

The 90-minute Experience includes an virtual ordering session, 15 digital images and:
  • A 16 x 24 print, or
  • A Keepsake Album

Begins at 1,000



Yanira & JoSé

The most absolute magical experience you will ever have in front of the camera! My husband and I have never been in front of a professional camera but April really made the experience for us very fun, calm, and romantic! She's an AMAZING photographer and I am very pleased and thankful to have had her shoot my wedding portraits. Thank you for making my intimate celebration BIG & SPECIAL.

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Gabrielle & Edward

It's simple--with April, you can have it all. If you've got a Peridot Image then you got beautiful photos fast, with world-class relationship-based service at a fair price.

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vanessa & matt

First off, let me start by saying that April, the owner, is THAT GIRL. I hired her to do both my engagement and wedding photos and she did not disappoint. She was literally worth every penny. Would give her 10 stars if I could. Everything came out incredibly beautifully, and she was professional, proactive and responsive to questions/concerns. During my wedding she also brought an assistant, Chris, who was fun and engaging for my wedding guests. If you are looking for a photographer that will create a gorgeous story of your special day, look no further than Peridot

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Kiamesha & Glenn

Peridot Imagery (April James) did a marvelous job on our wedding photos. She was very attentive to what we needed as a couple as well as a great communicator during this whole process. She made us feel the utmost comfort and got to know us as a couple beforehand. She had taken the most beautiful photos of us and we are beyond happy. Thank you so much April. She and Peridot Imagery come highly recommended. Her work is phenomenal and she has been a blessing on our wedding day journey and captured the very essence of our joining families and union. BTW she got COVID tested during a time there weren't vaccinations. SHE IS DEDICATED! You're the BEST!!!

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Judy & Leo

"If you are looking for a photographer who is very creative, detailed, punctual, and professional. April James is all that more!!! She captures and your memories with great detail and artistry! Highly recommended April as a Photographer! Thank you once again!!!"

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Charmaine & Sammy

April from Peridot Imagery is such an amazing photographer! She guided us through posing, locations, and provided us with candid, genuine photos. Our session was full of laughs and at the same time she showed utmost professionalism.



What is the minimum amount of coverage required?

Depending on how much of your day you wish to have documented, the minimum amount of coverage required, is 4 hours. This amount of coverage time is ideal for smaller ceremonies, like courthouse weddings, backyard nuptials, etc.  Our services are provided for up to 8 hours for your wedding day.

Do you work with another photographer?

For ceremonies that host 50 people or less, I will fly solo or bring a lighting assistant if the location requires it. For guest lists that exceed 75 guests, a second photographer may be recommended and  guests lists with 100 or more, a second photographer will accompany me for your wedding day. I operate this way to ensure that no details are missed, as the day can get away from the best of us if we are not too careful.

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Do you offer videography services?

At this time we do not offer videography services, however we do have a preferred set of Talents that we can refer you to for assistance. Please be advised that the service provided will be billed by a third party, and Peridot Imagery is not responsible for providing the videography services. 

Are you Insured?

Yes. I do have General Liability Insurance coverage, and can produce a certificate if your venue requires it.

what do youR collections include?

Each collection includes up to 8 hours of wedding day coverage, an online gallery for viewing, ordering and sharing. The gallery will contain lightly retouched images (without our watermark), for download and print release up to 8 x 10. Because the needs of each of my couples vary, the prints, albums, and additional products are sold separately.

How would you describe your photography style?

I am a lover of all the fine details and the moments-in-between. Rather than stage an interaction, I aim to capture it as it unfolds as if no one is watching. Don't get me wrong; there will be some instances where some redirection may help the feel of an image, but I don't like to intervene with the natural flow of things. One might say my style is a happy blend of documentary and traditional-style portraiture, heavy on the documentary, though.


how many photos do we get?

At Peridot Imagery, we only present the best images we make to our couples. This means, your gallery will not be loaded with an overwhelming amount of duplicates to choose from when it's time to choose for prints or album design. Depending on the events of your day, it can range from 50 - 75 images per hour. 



Say Hello

Whether it's over the phone, virtually, or in-person, I'd love to get together with you to learn about what you envisioned for your day! Use my calendar to select a good time and date for us to meet!

(8-Hour Wedding Collections begin at 5,000)

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