Local Wedding Rates

With PPA Master + Craftsman of Photography James Ferrara as your lead photographer, investments start at $2850 for 8 hours which includes all the final digital images.  James personally edits every single image captured.  Special rates apply for any weddings within two months of wedding date.  Feel free to contact the studio for a brochure, or with any questions you may have. 

Destination Wedding Rates

I have well over 30 destinations under my belt as a professional wedding photographer- from locations such as Mexico, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, St John, St Croix, Jamaica, and many other domestic cities.  I’ll propose a custom package with an engagement session, full wedding day coverage, and wherever I go- a camera comes with me to capture the trip.  The average rate is  $3250 for most island locations, which includes flight, hotel, expenses, and of course photography for 3 nights.  I would love to meet with you to discuss your destination plans!

Headshots + Portrait Rates

Rates for headshots and family portraiture in studio start at $200 for the session.  For corporate, lifestyle, or any other specific shoot, please call or email the studio for rates, and I'll gladly send you a headshot brochure.

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Long story short, young Jimi Ferrara purchased his first pro level camera in 8th grade, and considered himself a photographer ever since.  He later graduated with a BFA in Cinematography and minor in Photography.  After college, he started worked in the film business as a union Camera Assistant, Local 600 on movies and commercials.  Along the way he became exclusive with the Saturday Night Live Film Unit.  He built a darkroom in his house in 1998, and was hooked all over again with creating photographic art.  In 2003, he officially started a professional photography business in the Hudson Valley, and left the world of movie making and SNL soon after.  Coming from a filmmaker's background has given Ferrara an undeniable advantage in telling a story through still images, as well as being extremely efficient with a given timeline.

Based in the Hudson Valley, and an active member of the Professional Photographers of America, James has won countless awards on a national and state level.  He earned his Masters of Photography with the PPA in 2010, a PPA Craftsmanship in 2018, and is also a PPA Certified Professional Photographer.  He is always attending seminars to further his education, as well as speak on a national level.