About the Photographer

What makes you different from other photographers?

I think what sets me apart is that I am a full-time photojournalist first and a wedding photographer second. I’ve been photographing historical daily news events since 2005 and have covered important events such as presidential inaugurations, protests, The Masters tournament, etc. I’ve been trained not to create  moments but understand that with patience, they will happen. I don’t have a list of “must-have” shots that I keep stored in the back of my mind. I anticipate the quiet moments and in an artistic and creative way, I capture the uniqueness of your story.

Do you work with a second photographer?

Sometimes. Most of the time it’s just me but if you would like to add a second photographer, I work with many great ones and we can make that happen. We can also discuss the pros and cons of each.

Do you have insurance?

Yes! Many venues require photographers to have insurance.

The Photos

When do we get to see our wedding photos?

I typically post a blog preview about 3-4 weeks after the wedding. The full gallery of images will be ready in about 6-8 weeks after the wedding.

Do we get all of the photos?

Most of them. I always remove duplicates (but include different versions of the same photo) and anything that is technically not up to my standards (out of focus, eyes closed, etc.)

How many pictures will we receive?

It depends on how many hours I am with you. But on average, most couples who work with me for 8 hours receive approximately 500 photos. Typically more if there is a second photographer.

Do you take posed family photos?

Yes, of course. But I do try to encourage you to limit the number of groupings if possible. Most couples who hire me would much prefer I be shooting candids of their family and friends having fun!

Do you shoot black and white and color?

Yes. I love black and white! When editing the images, if I feel a certain image would translate better in black and white, I will give you a version in both (as opposed to just color) But the majority of photos you will receive will be in color only.

Do you edit all of the photos?

Yes, all photos will be color-corrected and cropped as needed- though I don’t use trendy filters in post processing to make an average photo appear better. I try to stay true to the scene. You don’t want your photos to feel outdated years down the road.

Do you shoot engagement sessions?

Yes, Complimentary engagement sessions are included in my wedding packages. I think it’s a great way for us to meet and get to know one another a little better. It helps to get you comfortable in front of the camera and it’s great practice for your wedding day. It’s meant to be a very low-key, relaxing experience. But it’s entirely up to you whether or not you want to take advantage of it.

The payment

What is your payment schedule?

Payments are made in thirds. Upon booking, I require a signed contract and one-third of the total cost. The next payment is due three months prior to your wedding date. The final payment is due a week prior to your wedding date.

What if we want to book, but don’t know which package we want?

I would select the minimum amount of coverage you think you will need. You can always upgrade if necessary!

Can I pay online?


Jackie Ricciardi is a Boston wedding and editorial photographer, including Worcester. As a full-time photojournalist and photographer, Jackie is available for travel throughout Massachusetts and the Northeast.