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Jessica is a rockstar. We found her work on Instagram (@jessicajaccarinophoto) and loved what we saw! When we met her, we knew we had to use her for our special day. Let’s just say, it was the best wedding decision we made. Jessica is punctual, dependable, hard working, and an excellent communicator. In addition to that, she’s super creative, has a great eye, and gets those perfect shots that make you gasp when you see them. She’s also super friendly and easy to get along with. On our wedding day, she made us feel extremely comfortable. She gave us just enough direction and still allowed us to be our silly selves. Jessica sent us a sneak peak of photos shortly after our wedding. I, the bride, squealed at EVERY photo I saw. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. She’s seriously amazing, and we could not recommend her enough. If you’re looking for a photographer, Jessica is your girl! Seriously... stop looking. She’s it.
— Daniela + James
We chose Jessie for our San Diego cliffside elopement, and couldn’t have asked for anyone better! She was responsive and helpful right from the start. Since we were coming from out of town, we really appreciated that she went above and beyond to help with little details (like picking up the bouquet!) and making suggestions for other vendors and locations that only a well seasoned pro would know. She stayed in touch throughout the planning process with peeks of the location, photo ideas and feedback on our “day of timeline”. On our big day, Jessie was so sweet and friendly! She immediately fit in with the excitement and activities, working professionally and seamlessly with our cinematographer and makeup. By the end of the day it seemed like we were all old friends, and that really made our experience so beautiful and peaceful!! Jessie’s work is AMAZING!! I’ll include a few of the sneak peeks - but we are blown away by how beautifully she captured US and our elopement! Her direction and technique really allowed for us to be in the moment and capture authentic moments from our special day! As a photographer myself, I have a tendency to feel more comfortable behind the camera than in front of the lens, but Jessie made it easy to feel natural and not awkward. Her eye for detail and styling is spot on and everything she’s delivered has been beyond our expectations! Her photos capture the story of us perfectly and we will cherish these images forever!! I highly recommend you book Jessie ASAP to document YOUR story and wedding!!
— Maura + Bobby
Jessie was by far one of my favorite vendors and I couldn’t imagine what our day would have looked like without her. Jessie paid attention to the smallest details, had an amazing artistic vision, and somehow was able to capture all the emotion of the day. She immediately made both me and my husband feel more comfortable in front of the camera (or at least made sure we didn’t look awkward) and was a big part of why I felt so confident on our wedding day.
— Hannah + Patrick
It’s hard to find the right words to explain how wonderful Jessie is. It’s pretty stressful to select vendors when you are planning a destination wedding. I interviewed 5 photographers until I talked to Jessie on the phone. While I was first drawn to her romantic, emotional, and “soft” photography style, I hired her in large part because I loved her personality! She was so down to earth, confident and unpretentious on the phone. It was no surprise that Jessie was a gift to our entire wedding weekend. She photographed the rehearsal and our wedding day. Having your picture taken all day isn’t natural to most of us, and she made me feel beautiful, graceful and she kept my husband and I laughing. Jessie kept me on schedule, she put on my veil and helped bustle my dress; she was more helpful than our wedding planner! A handful of guests even commented on how amazing our photographer was; they felt like she was capturing all the important moments. I hated saying goodbye to her at the end of the night. I felt like Jessie was more of a friend than our photographer, and we owe so many of our wedding day memories to her. I would hire her 1000x over!
— Lizzie, Bride
Jess was absolutely amazing. When I first talked to her I knew she was the perfect fit. She was organized, professional, and knew exactly what to do to photograph every aspect of our special day. Throughout the whole process she was there to help me and answer any questions I had. She even made a special trip the week of the wedding to check out our home and meet my husband and I. She told me exactly what she needed ready and asked me what I wanted before hand so I would get exactly what I wanted. The day of she arrived on time and ready to go. She moved everyone along and took the most amazing photos. Both my husband and I felt extremely comfortable with her and felt like we could be completely honest and open with her, which is a huge thing. Her second photographer was on point as well. Everything about Jess was completely amazing. I would recommend her 100% and can not wait to see the rest of our photos!
— Kara + Anthony
We can’t speak highly enough of Jess! From the very beginning, Jess was responsive, flexible and laid back, yet professional. When my husband and I met her for the first time (two days prior to our wedding), I felt like I had known her for years. When discussing wedding details we had connected on the level of our love for our pets. Before wedding photography Jess mentioned she had photographed dogs/pets and if you know anything about me I LOVE MY PUP. Jess went out of her way to find someone to make Nala a flower crown for our wedding photos (She might have stolen the show!). I couldn’t have been more thrilled and appreciative of her doing this. This is just one of the many things we loved about Jess. She is extremely creative and has an eye for detail. We highly recommend Jess as a wedding photographer - she was definitely the perfect choice for us.
— Arika + Ben
Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important steps in the wedding planning process! Your photos from the wedding day are one of the few things that you will always have to remember and cherish! Being a wedding planner and working with many photographers throughout California, I cannot express how amazing Jessica Jaccarino Photography is!
It is true that pictures say a thousand words and Jessica recognizes that! She is extremely attentive to details and always makes her clients feel comfortable in front of the camera. I recently worked on a styled shoot with Jessica and not only was she extremely creative, but she was so efficient and the best team player to work with! Not to mention, she had preview shots ready to show the team by the next day. Her eye for details and expertise on lighting make her one of the best! I recommend Jessica Jaccarino Photography to anyone who is looking for a creative and absolutely amazing photographer!
— I Love You More Events, bree hueners (owner)
Jessie is absolutely amazing! Her attention to detail and professionalism are unmatched and she was essential to not only my wedding photography plans but ensuring my entire wedding day ran smoothly. With Jessie’s extensive experience, she helped me map out my timeline and all photography needs to ensure I had everything I wanted out of the day. From our first phone conversation then in-person meeting, to emails throughout the process and final wedding day service - she is simply the best.
— Carley + Robert
Jessie is the most amazing photographer and we couldn’t have been more happy with her throughout this entire process. From the first conversation on the phone, we knew Jessie was organized and detail oriented. There were no surprises while working with her when it came to timing or pricing. You know you have really bonded with your photographer when you are truly sad to see her leave on your wedding night as she felt like part of our friends and family. Making sure we had fabulous wedding photos was a priority for Brian and I and we were definitely in great hands with Jessie - she has captured our wedding day perfectly and knowing we have these forever is truly priceless!
— Erin + Brian
Without a doubt, Jessie is world class - I would hire her again at the earliest opportunity. There are a million amazing things about her - our wedding would not have been the same without her. The most important thing for my husband and I was to find a photographer that really got “us”, and to have our photos really have the feel that we wanted. Any photographer can execute on a list of portraits (which, by the way, Jessie does with amazing speed and truly delivers), but Jessie is an artist. She understood what we wanted and how to make it happen, and as a result, our photos are not just a record of the day, but also feel truly like my husband and I; a little serious, a little silly, a little spontaneous and relaxed. She took the time to get to know us and it shows. Aside from the photos, Jessie was extremely professional, diligent, organized, and communicative. She even met with us a few days before our wedding go over where we’d want to shoot on the day, talked about the light, what our second option would be, so when the morning came (and with it, all of the chaos of getting ready), she and I had our game plan and killed it. Having a photographer who cares so much about getting it right and having an organized plan to do so was critical, and Jessie delivered in spades. On a person-to-person level, Jessie has an amazing sense of humor and both easy going but not messing around disposition that really clicked with us, which made the shooting on the day that much more comfortable and fun. My husband and I both loved working with her. I have no doubt that Jessie has both the vision and skill to photograph any wedding beautifully, and the professionalism to match her talent - I am a huge fan and strongly endorse her.
— Emily + Andy
From the start, Jessie kindly guided us through the entire wedding photography process. We were in need of ideas and inspiration for potential photos. Jessie provided numerous ideas, themes, and settings to help capture every angle of each moment. In an otherwise stressful and emotional day, Jessie’s calm professionalism put us at ease and allowed us to focus on each other and our interactions with family and friends. We are so delighted with the quality and detail of her work.
— Kelley + Cameron
If you are looking for a wedding photographer you’ve found her! Jessica Jaccarino is seriously the best there is. She shot my wedding and the pictures turned out better than I could have imagined. The biggest challenge was picking which ones we wanted to hang on our walls since they were all so gorgeous. Jessica is so easy and fun to work with, a true professional. She has extremely creative ideas and a way about her that makes you loosen up and get the most natural, perfect poses and smiles. She did a fabulous job of capturing all of the small details of our special day. Again, if you are looking for a photographer you should book with her before she fills up because she truly is the best there is!
— Dori + Ryan
Jessie was so great to deal with. She had excellent suggestions for shots and was very thorough in making sure we had shots she knew we’d want in the future. She helped us with our day of timeline and thanks to her suggestions, we had enough time to get a few shots we really wanted with our new pup. She even brought some items from home that went along with our theme. She was fun, easygoing and fit in with our crowd - she even kept a few of them in line for us! We had sneak peek shots the next day that we could share with our family and friends and we can’t wait to see the rest. I would absolutely recommend Jessie to anyone looking for a photographer for a special event. Thanks for everything!!
— Michelle + Curtis
Jessie was an incredible photographer from beginning to end. She captured every moment honestly, from me freaking out and not remembering how to tie a tie, to my wife’s reaction when she opened up her present on our wedding day. We ended up with a real record of the day, not a bunch of Glamour Shots and style portraits. The pictures are funny and sweet, but mostly, they represent us. I wouldn’t change a single thing. Thanks Jessie!
— Julie + Dave
Jessie is not only extremely professional in her work, but also takes the time to get to know you and your style. We had a nautical wedding, and Jessie was the perfect choice for our photography. A few days before the wedding Jessie took the time to meet us at our venue, as well as the two close by locations where we we’d be getting ready. The meeting beforehand did not take long, mostly because Jessie quickly pin pointed the best/coolest lighting, details, and special touches to add to our photos. The day of, Jessie was there early, making sure the groom was all set with her second shooter, and then quickly headed over to meet the bride for the detail shots. After seeing our sneak peeks Jessie added so many touches; such as grabbing my bouquet and getting a beautiful shot of it on the dock, noticing a moment where I was laughing with my bridesmaids, or best yet, candidly drinking a Corona out of a straw to not mess up my makeup. We were traditional in not seeing one another before walking down the aisle, and Jessie did a great job of making sure we still got awesome couple shots during cocktail hour. We had a large wedding party, and because of Jessie’s organization we got through the group shots in less than 15 minutes. Our wedding party and family were amazed with how quickly (but not at all rushed) Jessie was able to capture those moments. Not only that, but she was so professional and efficient that we were able to make it to our the 2nd half of our cocktail hour! During the wedding Jessie and her second shooter were always there, but never in the way. At one point I looked down the aisle during the ceremony to see where Jessie went, and there she was laying on the dock capturing our vows, but not blocking any of our guests. Days after the wedding Jessie sent out some sneak peeks from our wedding and we are absolutely in love with her work, and our friends and family cannot stop talking about how great they came out. I highly recommend Jessie for your wedding!
— Michael + Stephanie
Jessie is a wonderfully talented photographer. She photographed both our engagement shoot and our wedding, and we absolutely love the photos. She spends a great deal of time focusing on detail, which allowed my husband and I to not only re-live our perfect day through the photos, but to see aspects of the day that we weren’t able to appreciate in the moment. We are very happy with the final results of working with Jessie.
— Steph + Zach
Jessie was professional and easy to work with. She was prepared and met with us ahead of time to discuss details as small as family dynamics. She provided great ideas and scoped out the venue and nearby locations, so when we showed up, we could travel efficiently from place to place. She was also accommodating with our families’ needs. We were pleased with our photos, especially the candids. Jessie blended in with the party and caught people in memorable and unexpected moments — those were some of our favorite shots!
— Christine + Jon
Outstanding is an understatement in describing our experience with Jessie! There isn’t a day that’s gone by since our wedding where we haven’t received a compliment on our photographs! They are absolutely amazing! Working with Jessie was such a great experience. She’s fun, energetic and her passion for her talent is clearly evident when you speak and meet with her. Jessie took the time to get to know us. We had done our engagement shoot with her in Portland, Maine. This was our first in-person meeting and from the moment we arrived at the shoot location, Jessie had a game plan. She was excited to get to know us, full of energy, great ideas and made for an enjoyable experience. When we received the proofs to review we were blown away! Jessie was able to capture everything we had hoped and the pictures were stunning. The wedding day, Jessie was awesome and on point. We met the day before to go over the shots, locations and all the day of details. Her execution was spot on day of and the ‘sneak peak’ photos were breath taking. We, along with everyone else who attended are wedding, cannot wait to see more! Jessie is a pro’s pro. She is everything you hope to find in a vendor to capture the most special and important day of your life. If you are looking for someone to exceed your expectations, you’ve found her. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, better outcome and a better photographer to be a part of our day and are so very thankful that Jessie was able to provide us with a lifetime of memories in photographing our wedding. Thank you so very much Jessie for hard work, vision and incredible execution! It was nothing short of a pleasure getting to know you and working with you!!
— Brian, Groom