Wedding Information


There are so many good reasons why it's important to invest in professional wedding photography. At the end of your wedding day, the food and flowers will all be gone but your wedding photographs will remain. They’ll be your enduring proof of one of the most important events in your life so you want to make sure you are hiring the right person.


The wedding packages I offer all include the high-resolution digital files, individual color correction and enhancement, complimentary engagement session and an online gallery for viewing and ordering prints. Second photographers and formal albums can be added to any package.


Due to the recent restrictions on larger events, I am currently offering discounted rates for intimate weddings and events.


Please get in touch for a detailed price list.




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.



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.



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?



I'm always happy when clients choose an album from their wedding day, because it goes so much deeper than the computer screen. You can touch it, show it to your proud parents and laugh together while flipping through the pages. An album tells the story of your day in a way that nothing else can and it lives on to tell that story to your children and grandchildren.


There are several album options to choose from with every budget in mind- from leather bound flushmount albums to magazine style.

Contact me to learn more about albums.

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