reviews and publications

Jessica Jaccarino = Miracle Worker.
End of review. 

from Lauren & Shawn

My husband and I are awkward and non-photogenic to say the least. We knew how important a role your wedding photographer plays in the wedding day and in helping you forge long-lasting memories of every little detail so we took this decision seriously. Our wedding planner recommended Jess without reservations - she had nothing but amazing things to say. It took only one phone call to understand why. Jess is not only EXTREMELY TALENTED with an incredible eye for detail (as anyone who pulls up her portfolio can see) but she is also kind, down-to-earth, outgoing, funny, and knowledgable. We were nervous about having professional photos taken. We didn't know how to act, what would look good. Jess took the time to explain EVERYTHING right up front which put our minds at ease. Our engagement photos far exceeded our expectations so I was really anticipating the wedding day photos. Jess did not disappoint. We got access to our sneak peeks and I have logged in no less than 5,000,000 times to swoon over them. Jess produced photos that are worthy of the most gorgeous and enviable wedding blog. I cannot wait to see the rest of our photos and to start treasuring them forever. Seriously, Jess is so good that I would plan another wedding just to have more of her photos. If you're on the fence about a photographer, you should review Jess's portfolio, follow her on instagram and believe me that your photos will be every bit as beautiful as what you're seeing. Then contact her immediately and lock her down for your wedding date!


Jess is by far one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!

from Christi & Alex

Jess is by far one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! I first found her photography aimlessly scrolling through Instagram and fell in love with her light and modern photography style. We reached out to her and we loved her straightforward personality and wedding photography knowledge during our consult. My now husband and I are not artistic and we knew we really needed help with posing for photos; and Jess delivered! She is an organized, hard worker who harmoniously balances her attention to detail with being an true artist. Her love for photography shines in her work. We are grateful that Jess traveled to Los Angeles to meet us for our engagement shoot just a couple months after having her second child. Our family and friends still rave about those shots; as well as now our beautiful wedding photos (which we can't stop looking at!) I am super impressed at how quickly Jess got sneak peak photos out to us. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, she also worked with us (and our coordinator) to make sure our wedding timeline and photography timeline matched up for a seamless day. I really appreciate the extra time she spent collaborating with vendors and walking through the venue with us to go over shots. I hope someday to find a reason to work with Jess again and to all other potential brides/couples - you should absolutely hire her to capture your day.


We searched for photographers all over San Diego and Los Angeles, but we weren’t quite satisfied until we found Jess!

from Cassandra & Quang

When it came to our wedding, one of the most important vendors for us was the photographer. We had heard from other couples that the day goes by incredibly fast, and we wanted someone to capture all the special moments. We searched for photographers all over San Diego and Los Angeles, but we weren’t quite satisfied until we found Jess! We fell in love with her airy and soft, yet elegant style of shooting, as well as her presentation of flat lays and attention to detail. She was accommodating from the very start, and allowed us to create our own custom wedding packages in a price range that was within our budget. Jess was extremely organized and efficient when it came to our timeline for our wedding day, and we were able to get in all the photos with our family and bridal party before our ceremony effortlessly! She snuck us away to La Jolla Shores during cocktail hour for beach photos (which turned out to be our favorite wedding photos) and back in time to capture more details before the reception. And it doesn’t just end there- Jess even sent us a sneak peak collection of the best shots the day immediately after the wedding, which was the perfect way to start off our honeymoon! Jess and her second photographer Julie were both SO down to earth, welcoming, and fun to work with!! We are incredibly happy with her work and absolutely LOVE all of our photos.


Jess makes you feel comfortable and beautiful and that’s exactly what you need for your big day.

from Krizandra & Ryan

When we first spoke with Jessica on the phone, she answered all of our questions and walked us through picking the right package for our big day. She is also extremely flexible and willing to accommodate to your schedule. My husband and I were doing long distance at the time and she was willing to do our engagement shoot two days before Christmas because he was only going to be in town for a week. This meant soooo much to us because the holidays can be super busy for everyone but she made it happen! Having never had professional photos taken of us, naturally, we felt super awkward but Jessica posed us and walked us through the shoots and the pictures came out AMAZING. She’s also super quick! She sent us mini sneak peaks in less than 24 hours. For our wedding last week, she sent us an even bigger sneak peak in 2 days! To give you a little perspective, the sneak peak she sent us came in before our friends who were married two weeks before us. This allowed my husband and I to relive our wedding throughout our honeymoon and kept us on a high. We look at the pictures almost every day! You can tell Jessica really cares about you and what she does. She makes you feel comfortable and beautiful and that’s exactly what you need for your big day. Bottom line - she was one of the best investments we made for our wedding!


Jess was what we were hoping for in a photographer.

from Sarah & Adam

I am not sure where to begin, so I will start with this. Two very un-photogenic people meet and fall in love, they bumble through 6 years of dating with a total of 5 solid pictures they actually look good in. Along comes Jess. The first time we met at a coffee shop, Jess was so friendly and down to earth, I found myself sharing our tale of awkward photog memories right out of the gate. Might as well get it out there early - she was going to have to earn her paycheck with this duo! Immediately I felt at ease, we were new to the area and she didn't make us feel like prospective clients she talked to us like friends. This made us both feel so comfortable and excited, Jess was what we were hoping for in a photographer, someone to truly capture the most important day of our lives together. Jess was so professional and on top of things. I felt so comfortable with Jess as a part of our experience that even with just our sneak peaks I can see that she captures the emotion and happiness of the day. I was so floored to see the first few pictures, they were GORGEOUS I am getting compliments left and right about how beautiful the pictures turned out. I mean it when I say, Jess is incredible and she is not only an awesome photographer she is an awesome person. Jess's work speaks for itself, she is talented, professional and above all great to work with. I would recommend Jess again and again. Thank you for making these two goofballs look pretty :) xo 


Jessica is a rockstar. 

from Daniela & James

"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’sseriously 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.” 


There are so many amazing photos that we don't know how to pick our favorites.

from Marlayna & Dane

Finding a good wedding photographer is one of the most important vendors of your wedding day I would say. We anticipated our wedding day for so long and planned so much and then bam! It came and went so fast! We got married on Saturday 2/23 in Oceanside, CA and it was truly the most magical day of our lives! Jessica and her 2nd shooter Alyssa were able to capture all of the natural beauty of the day and I really feel that she captured our love. The colors that she brought out in each photo are so vibrant and beautiful. There are SO MANY amazing photos that we don't know how to pick our favorites. Jessica is so sweet and extremely talented. She juggled the many different requests we had from a million family photos, to honoring the strict rules of the church we got married in. We truly appreciate her hard work, dedication, and passion for her work. And we are so excited to have so many amazing photos that capture our wonderful wedding day and help us remember all of the special moments forever. Thank you!!


Jessica is a true professional who captured the love between us on our crazy hectic day!

from Jenn & Matt

"Jessica was such a wonderful photographer, we could not be happier with our decision to go forward with her. Initially we were very nervous about photography in general as we felt very awkward behind a camera, but Jessica made us feel insanely comfortable and captured the real moments between us. Our wedding day was fast-paced and stressful but Jessica handled it like a champ, kept us on track, and on top of her amazing poses and candid snaps, still managed to get all the photos on my insane photo-request list. Our engagement photos were breathtaking, and so far our wedding photos have blown me away. She is a true professional who really knows how to utilize scenery and light, wrangle difficult extended families, and capture the love between us even when we felt nervous or stressed out.

What is extremely important in a photographer is someone who can capture the essence of the couple during a crazy day, and Jessica surely can do that! I am so happy with her and our photos that we will treasure forever. "


 Her attention to detail and eye for design is stunning.

from Shay & William

"Jess did our wedding along with an engagement shoot and the rehearsal dinner.

I told her I wanted her to “coach” me through the process, give feedback and provide instruction to make the pictures look good. She handled that with ease while still making us feel comfortable. Her attention to detail and eye for design is stunning.

Our staged and styled accessories turned out so cool! She captured some amazing moments and I’ll be forever grateful. Thank you Jess! "


 Jessie’s work is AMAZING!!

from Maura & Bobby

"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!! 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! 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!! "


It’s hard to find the right words to explain how wonderful Jessie is. 

from Lizzie & Bobby

"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!"


We Loved working with Jess!

from Alicia & Dana

"From our first meeting we felt comfortable with her. On our engagement shoot she gave us great direction and made us feel relaxed. The photos were amazing so we knew the wedding day would be great. On the wedding day both she and her second shooter were kind, friendly and made everyone feel at ease. She was so prepared and organized, even meeting with us the day before to plan some shots. We love all the photos!!!

Not only did she get beautiful shots but she captured the energy of the day and all the details so we have them to cherish for ever. Working with Jess was one of the best choices we could have possibly made for our wedding!"


We can’t speak highly enough of Jess! 

from Arika & Ben

"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."


Jess was absolutely amazing.

from Kara & Anthony

"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!"






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