With two young boys of my own and countless photo sessions of all types, I most likely have walked the road you are on at this moment. Whether celebrating the excitement of an engagement or a new baby, navigating tantrums of toddlerhood and hoping for a smooth session, I've been there! My goal is to leave our sessions knowing we've been able to document authentic, real moments. No expectations for you to do anything except show up, have fun and I’ll take it from there!

I have a Business and Marketing Degree from Hofstra University. I spent the first 12 years of my career in Digital Advertising before taking a leap of faith and following my passion for photography. It was the best decision for my professional career that I could have made. I am so excited to start the next phase of my photography journey and look forward to meeting so many new faces. 

so glad you are here!

I'm jackie, south shore family & portrait photographer and seeker of beautiful moments. 

Welcome Friend!

When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me with my husband, my two handsome little boys and our family pup, Lexi. Playing in the backyard, having dance parties or making plans for our next little adventure is what makes me smile. As a “boy mom” I’ve had the loving privilege of becoming a dinosaur, car racing, science experiment connoisseur and I love every second of it. 

I am forever grateful for the love and support of my family & friends both near and far, my support network that pushes me everyday and the clients that have become friends along my journey. 

Family, Friends & Love

Credit: Christina Runnals Photography

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Originally from the New York area, I never realized all of the beauty the south shore has to offer. From beaches, to flower fields, to farms all while being so close to Boston, this area has it all! We feel very fortunate to e a part of of this wonderful community!


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Finding beautiful light and curating those special moments is what it's all about. My photographic style is light, airy and vibrant. So what does that mean?

Being a natural light photographer I look for that gorgeous light in every situation. Since I specialize in this style of photography, you can expect consistency in your images by way of even glowing skin, true whites, and clean backgrounds.

details, creativity and beautiful light

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Coffee is my morning necessity, my favorite flavor of ice cream and my favorite martini! I will go to great lengths to ensure the Cold Brew is flowing through my veins by 9am. I even travel once a week to my fav local spot and stock up for the week! My absolute favorite must-try and fav flavor of ice cream is Coffee-Oreo!

Thankfully we have some pretty delicious donut shops around here that the boys and I just can't resist! 


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Lets get personal

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get the details!

I know how we often feel the weight of planning everything for our own pictures, something so close to our heart. Planning outfits can seem like an impossible task, Dad seems reluctant to join, and children being wild and sweet create pressure for everyone to smile and take "just one good picture". I completely get it! My promise is to curate a fun and relaxing experience for those who desire a customized portrait session to meet their every want and wish. We will use those memorable moments and joyous feelings to help us plan a session that is easy, yet detailed and that you and your loved ones will never forget. 

I value the moments that are real and raw. The moments that you cannot imagine not being able to relive, and that's why I'm here. So that you can relive those days, over and over.

My Philosophy & Promise

I whole-heartdly believe in the beauty and love of natural moments and because of this, you won't find props in any of our sessions. I guide our time together with intentional poses and queues, with the purpose of bringing out these authentic moments, so your portraits truly reflect who you are and withstand the test of time. 

Feeling prepared for your shoot and providing a relaxed experience is super important so that you enjoy our time spent together is what it means when working with me.

Jackie Averill


Jackie averill Photography 2023

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