Local Wedding Rates

With PPA Master and Craftsman of Photography, James Ferrara as your lead photographer, investments start at $2650.  That includes all the final digital images personally edited by James who personally edits every single image captured.

Special rates apply for any weddings within 3 months of wedding date.  Feel free to contact the studio for a brochure, or with any questions you may have. 

Destination Wedding Rates

James has well over 25 destinations under his belt as a professional wedding photographer, from locations such as Mexico, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, St John, Jamaica, and many other domestic cities.  We’ll propose a custom package with an engagement session, and full wedding day coverage.  The average rate is  $4200 with both James and assistant for most island locations, which includes flight, hotel, and all expenses.  We would love to meet with you to discuss your destination wedding!

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 can 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 build 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.