Wedding Detail Matchbook with Fairy Lights Photography

All the fine details


I know that you've spent countless hours thinking about the smallest details of your wedding. The texture of the fabrics. Little napkins with your initials on them. Your favorite flowers in just the right arrangement. These things are important to you. They are also important to me. I will make sure that I capture all of these precious details for a lifetime of memories. 

Black and White Wedding Dance at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston RI

a decade of skill


I have been photographing weddings for nearly a decade now. It is not an easy thing to do. You want someone who not only has the right cameras and the right lenses, but also has the knowledge and skill to use them appropriately. I'm comfortable with both natural light and flash-lit photography.

Bride and Bridesmaids with Flowers Photograph

Candid. Posed. Yes.


I love candid photography. I prefer a photojournalistic approach to weddings. That's truly where you capture people and memories as they happen. Of course, most everyone wants the traditional posed formals and I am happy to do them. My best skills are in capturing the unexpected and the little things that happen throughout the day.

Coverage

Packages available

Some weddings are short and sweet. Others are all-day events. There truly is no "one-size-fits-all" here. I've created a number of packages that cover the most common wedding day coverage scenarios. The most affordable package includes 6 hours of wedding day coverage. The higher packages include additional hours, locations, etc.

If you don't feel that any of my packages meet your needs (for example, you need hourly coverage for a small ceremony only) send a message and let me know!

What's Included?

Groom Tie and Pocket Square Detail Photograph

In-Person consult


I will be available to meet with you to discuss all of the details of your wedding (even before you book me) and will meet as-needed to finalize the details of your wedding day.


Of course, if you want to meet virtually, we can do that as well.

Save the Date Engagement Session in Fall Colors at Roger Williams Park

Engagement session


All wedding packages include an engagement session as part of the price. This is our chance to really get to know each other and to create some fantastic images to share your good news with the world!


Engagement sessions can also be booked separately.

Chris James, RI and MA Wedding Photographer

Me. You get me.


You may be shocked to know that some wedding photographers simply outsource their photography sessions. I do not do this.


You meet with me. You talk with me. We plan this together. On your wedding day, I will be the person who is there and photographing you.


Pricing

Matte Finish Wedding Portrait

Package 1 $1800


1 Hour Engagement Session

6 Hours Wedding Day Coverage

Digital Images w/Online Gallery

Print Release

1 Photographer

Wedding Portrait at Roger Williams Botanical Center in Providence RI

Package 2 $2200


1 Hour Engagement Session

8 Hours Wedding Day Coverage

Getting Ready Photos (one additional location)

Digital Images w/Online Gallery

Print Release

1 Photographer


Diamond Wedding Rings Detail Photograph

Package 3 $2800


2 Hour Engagement Session

Up to 12 Hours Wedding Day Coverage

Getting Ready Photos (up to 3 locations)

Digital Images w/Online Gallery

Print Release

2 Photographers

À la carte Pricing available

I can customize packages and plans to suit your needs


Have something in mind? Ask me!

Wedding Photography FAQ

Do you shoot digital or film?

I use the latest digital full-frame cameras from Canon. While there are still some hybrid photographers who will use both digital and film, digital is the far more practical choice.

Can I print my Wedding Photos?

Absolutely. You will receive a print release that will allow you to print and share your wedding photos for your own person, non-commercial use, and at no additional cost.

If you choose to have me fulfil some or all of the printing at a high-quality print lab, that can be arranged as well.

Do I get full sized photos?

You will receive the full, high-resolution digital photos. The specific resolution will depend on which camera I use and how much cropping is done when editing.

Do you edit the photos?

Yes. I personally edit every photo that you will receive. It is very time consuming to do it right, but it really is the difference between a good photo and a great photo.

Can you smooth my skin or take wrinkles out of clothing?

For wedding portraits, I always do some very subtle skin cleanup, eye brightening, and whatever else I think the photo needs to make it shine. I will also edit out small stains from clothing. Beyond that, it can be done, but can be very time-consuming and may require additional hourly fees if this is something you want.

Will you travel?

To a limited degree. I live in Rhode Island and will photograph anywhere in Rhode Island and in most of Massachusetts and Connecticut. In general, I like to stay within 50 miles of home (North Providence).

Is a second photographer an option?

Yes. If a second photographer is wanted (or needed), I have several photographers that I frequently have worked with. I am always the primary photographer, but they help me to get additional angles and to capture moments that I cannot physically be there for (hard to be in two places at the same time).

How long will it take to get my photos?

It depends on the length of the wedding and how many photos that I need to go through and edit. Typically, I will tell couples 6-8 weeks, but I can often have them done far sooner than that. Within a few days of the wedding, I will generally provide some "teaser" photos for you to share with family and friends.

Groomsmen behind the bar at NYLO in Warwick RI
Wedding Reception at Salem Cross Inn
Dancing Groomsman
Bride at Salem Cross Inn
Wedding Favors Detail Photograph