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Peridot Imagery is a Long-Island based Intimate Wedding and Portrait Photographer. We focus on the full aspect of your love journey; from your engagement portraits through your anniversaries and milestones to come, we aim to document your love story in a personal and un-obtrusive way. The fact that you're here is a good sign, and we are most likely a perfect fit if:
• You enjoy traditional portraits, but you prefer candid, caught-in-the-moment pictures even more.
• You want the ease of having all of your photographic needs addressed; from prints to handcrafted albums.
• You want your Love Story to be told, beautifully. It's just that simple.
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 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 be sure to document the pure magic and all of the moments in-between.
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02. Meet the team
01. Our Philosophy
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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When it comes to photographing weddings, the smaller, more intimate ceremonies, with 75 or fewer guests, are my specialty! I get to connect with couples, their families, and their love stories on a deeper 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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Snapping treasured moments with expertise, Peridot Imagery caters services to couples' individual needs. This means that we can tailor packages to meet a wedding's requirements, preserving every treasured memory. Employing a photojournalistic style, Peridot Imagery provides traditional and classic portraits of the wedding couple. This also extends to their friends, family, and loved ones. 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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• 8 Hours of Coverage
• Second Photographer
Begins at 4,400
• 6 Hours of Coverage
Begins at 2,550
• 4 Hours of Coverage
Begins at 1,700
Each collection includes a Principal Photographer and a Lighting Assistant. Together we will plan and review a timeline that maximizes wedding day photography coverage.
Every couple will receive an online gallery of retouched images, which will be available for download and print release up to size 8 x 10.
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!!!
"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!!!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes. I do have General Liability Insurance coverage, and can produce a certificate if your venue requires it.
Each of the collections include wedding day photography 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.
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.
At Peridot Imagery, we only present the best of the images we make to our couples. Which means, your gallery will not be loaded with an overwhelming amount of duplicates to chose from when it's time to chose for prints or album design. Depending on the events of your day, it can range range from 50 - 75 images per hour.
Whether it's over the phone, virtually, or in-person (mask on, of course), 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!
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