fine art intimate wedding & Portrait  photography

Peridot Imagery











Fine Art Wedding & portrait Photography

April James is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer, specializing in intimate, romantic, and timeless imagery.

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Specializing in intimate wedding and portrait photography, Peridot Imagery is committed to capturing the essence and emotion of your unique story with our distinctive artistic flair. Primarily serving the Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Long Island, New York areas, Peridot Imagery is dedicated to delivering exquisite, emotionally rich photography that beautifully commemorates your special occasions.

Whether it's capturing the intimate moments of a backyard wedding, the vibrant energy of an urban celebration, or crafting a portrait that truly reflects your individuality. The goal is to create photographs that not only freeze time but also narrate your journey in a way as extraordinary as you are. Are you ready to turn your fleeting instants into timeless treasures?

 From Long Island, New York to Washington D.C. and Beyond

I'm so glad you're here

Fine Art Wedding Photographer

I take a personal approach to photography. I believe in capturing the genuine emotions and candid moments that make your love story truly yours. My focus is on creating an intimate experience, ensuring that you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process.

I'm here to address all your photographic needs, from prints to handcrafted albums and my goal is to tell your Love Story in an authentic and heartfelt manner. You deserve to relive your precious memories for years to come.

If you value both traditional portraits and candid shots that capture the essence of your love, then we're a perfect fit. Let me be the storyteller of your journey, documenting your love in a personal and beautiful way.


Hi there, I'm April of Peridot Imagery

behind the lens

Hi, I'm April, the heart and lens behind Peridot Imagery. My journey into the world of photography began in 2015 when I needed a flexible way to support my family. Capturing life's intimate and fleeting moments and transforming them into lasting memories has become my profession and my passion.

When I'm not behind the camera, you might find me paper crafting with my Cricut, binge-watching Period-Piece movies/shows, discovering new genres of music, or cuddling with m'kiddos. The simple joys of life and personal connections are what inspire my creativity. 

My favorite part of this journey are the incredible people I meet along the way - each with their unique story to tell. Whether it's a quiet moment between a couple or spontaneous laugh during a portrait session, these are the instances I live to capture.

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• Mother of 3 • Small Wedding Enthusiast • Lover of Tulips • Hopeless Romantic • Music is LIFE •


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heirloom photography for life's most treasured moments.

Signature work


Family Portraits

Engagement Sessions

Wedding CollectionS

Imagine a place where your most treasured moments are captured, celebrated, and deeply understood. At Peridot Imagery, that's what I strive to create with you. It's all about your story, emotions, and unforgettable moments here. I'm here to listen, understand, and translate those precious, fleeting instances into stunning, timeless photographs. Your laughter, tears of joy, and the way your eyes light up aren't just details; they're the essence of your unique story that I'm passionate about capturing.


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- A Pre-Wedding Consultation
- A Custom Proposal
- Meticulous planning of portrait locations and timelines.
- Up to 8 hours of photographic coverage for your Wedding Day.
- 60-day access to a Private Online Gallery for viewing, print ordering and download.

I take great care in crafting a collection of timeless photographs that tell your story in the most meaningful way. From the smallest details, like the intricate design of your rings, to the sweeping landscapes that frame your love, every image is meticulously composed to evoke the emotions and memories that make your journey unforgettable. No two weddings are the same, therefore when we connect, you'll receive:



Engagement Sessions are no more than 90-minutes and include:

- A Custom Proposal
- Pre Session Consultation
- Mood Board, Location, and Wardrobe Planning
- Virtual Ordering Session
- (15) digital images with print release up to size 8 x 10

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.


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- Pre-Session Consultation
- Mood Board, Location, and Wardrobe Planning
- Up to 90-minute photo session ª.
- Virtual Ordering Session
- (5) Digital Images with Print Release up to size 8 x 10

I specialize in taking beautiful portraits for families in a candid, less traditional, more photo-journalistic style if the moment calls for it; taking a more relaxed, laid-back approach, I aim to make you all feel completely comfortable with me and in front of the camera, while creating heirloom portraits. Your portrait experience will include:



ª Sometimes the littles get tired and I don't like to push them too hard.  After all, we only want sweet smiles.

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- A pre-­session consultation
- Mood Board, Location Planning, and Wardrobe styling
- Makeup services for a single person
- Virtual Viewing and Ordering Session
- (7) Digital Image files with Print Release up to 8 x 10.

Unleash your confidence and individuality with our exclusive solo portrait sessions. Perfect for professional headshots, personal branding, or simply celebrating yourself, our sessions are designed to highlight your unique essence. Enjoy a comfortable and inspiring atmosphere where your personality shines through every shot.

Here's what you can expect:




We'll spend 30 minutes sharing details about your love story and what you've envisioned for the day.

You'll receive a tailored proposal to review, sign, and secure your date.

We'll work together choosing locations that match your desired aesthetic and create a timeline to ensure the day flows smoothly.

Enjoy the day as I take care of capturing the magic and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Within 4-6 weeks, you'll receive an email with a link to your online gallery. The Heirloom Album will be delivered within 2-3 weeks after design approval.

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"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."

Vanessa & Matt

"April was absolutely amazing! We hired her for our engagement photoshoot and had no idea where we wanted to take our pictures or even the direction we wanted to go with scenery and outfits. April suggested a variety of places and even sent us numerous ideas. We ultimately decided on a castle in Long Island and April had no problem driving hours to get to us. April worked around my hectic work schedule, came early to ensure my outfit was intact and perfect, and even came with some fantastic jokes to entire my son! My finace doesn't smile much, but she was able to get him to smile and laugh plenty of times where he was completely comfortable to take pictures. Thank you April! We love every bit of our engagement pictures and already have some hanging in the house! I am running out of wall space lol. If you need any type of photography completed she is definitely your girl!"

Taneja & Kevin

"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."

Yanira & Jose

"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 comfortable 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.

You're the BEST!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Bell 2020"

Kiamesha & Glenn

"Can't recommend highly enough! April was our wedding photographer and worked with us to have the exact experience we envisioned. She is professional and kind and put everyone at ease. She has an eye for design and beauty that shows through in the photos and in the layout of our beautiful albums. We were able to choose which photos to include from her easy to use website and also chose albums for our parents to have. It was wonderful working with April from beginning to end!"

Jacquelyn & Jared

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Contact Info

Monday - Thursday
- 11 AM - 7 PM -
Friday - By Appointment Only

Business Hours

Peridot Imagery is based in
Sussex County, Delaware,
and is available worldwide.


Schedule a time for us to discuss the details of your day and how I may be of service.


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