I was born and raised in Southern California, and I began pursuing photography as a career in 2006. I had a film based education where I learned to get it right in the camera and capture the moments as they happened. I began photographing professionally in 2008 and since then I have made my way in the industry photographing weddings, portraits, events and working in advertising and fashion photography. 

I am a documentary and portrait photographer and my wedding photography reflects that. I minimize the amount of shots that I set up, and I use available light whenever possible. My goal is to record the day for the couple in an emotionally driven and aesthetically pleasing way. When the couple views my photographs, they relive the emotion they felt from their wedding all over again. I have years of professional experience working as a studio portrait photographer, these skills allow me to seamlessly move from documenting the day into setting up the formal portraits. I shoot them quickly and painlessly and capture the support that the couple receives from their newly joined families. I don't have any fancy packages, just base line prices that you can mix and match into your specific needs. Email me directly at JamesARidley@yahoo.com for more information and to book a consultation meeting. 

Each option for photography includes hi resolution photographs transmitted digitally that have been edited for optimal color and contrast. Also included is a 2nd shooter which ensures that every moment is captured. 

Basic Wedding

10 Hours of Photography - $3800.00

7 Hours of Photography - $3000.00

5 Hours of Photography - $2500.00

O/T - $300 Per Hour

Traveling Costs - If you are located outside of New York City (Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn) traveling costs may be added into estimate. 

Photo Booth

Basic Reception Booth - $800.00. Consists of a dedicated photographer and lights set against a found background at your wedding reception.

Deluxe Booth With Props and Background - $1500. Consists of a dedicated photographer, lights, and a paper seamless with props set up at your reception.

Onsite Printing - $600. Dedicated photo assistant printing and editing photos as the photo booth photographer shoots. Print prices are included in costs. Add this option to either photo booth option. 

Custom Wedding Album

11x14 Book (100+ Pages) - $800.00*

Additional Books - $275.00*

8x10 Book (100+ Pages) - $600.00*

Additional Books - $175.00*

Archival of Images

Digital Backup - included. No extra charge to transfer the files to you digitally.

DVD, Hard drive, or Thumb drive with Contact Sheets - $600.00*. This is a binder set up with hard copy of images with printed contact sheets of every shot. 

*Taxable items, tax is not included in listed price


General portrait pricing for on location and in studio. Environmental or styled, the choice is yours. As always, you will receive a selection of hi resolution selections.

On location - $250 for one hour session at the location of your choice within NYC. $150 for each additional hour. (Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn) Includes 5 hi resolution images delivered digitally.

Studio - $450 for one hour session at my studio ($150 per hour after first hour). Includes choice of color backdrops and several changes. Includes hi resolution images delivered digitally.

Additional hi resolution images - You are welcome to purchase additional images. You can buy them for $75 per photograph or $300 for the entire session on a thumb drive or similar media of your choice. Digital delivery is also available.

Photography Retouching

With every photography package that I offer, all delivered images are edited for color and contrast and some basic retouching. For more advanced retouching such as swapping faces, changing the colors of clothes, skin retouching, etc is extra. Send me a message and we can figure out the most economic way for you to have your retouching completed.

Retouching per image - $45.00

Retouching per hour - $150.00

Photography Lessons

Lessons are offered for all skill levels. I can provide you with a personalized photography lesson that will help anyone from the beginning shooter just trying to learn manual exposure and composition basics to an advanced lighting course designed to teach you to use strobes beyond setting up and operating. Lessons are $150 an hour for one hour session or $250 for two hour sessions. Lessons are limited to two hours at a sitting. Lessons will always be custom designed for your needs.