I'm a mom to two crazy kids, a wife to my honey Kevin and of course, a wedding and portrait photographer.

I really enjoy a crisp Diet Coke from McDonald's (no ice). If anyone tells you that McDonald's doesn't have the best soft drinks on earth they might be lying.

Home decor is an obsession for me. If I could, I would buy all the cute mugs for no reason other than they would sit on the shelf for me to look at.

I love patterned mailers and Amazon Prime (it's kind of a problem).

The Red Sox fire me up and my husband quite possibly loves Tom Brady more than me.

Catch me playing Disney Princess dress up with my daughter, or making T-Rex noises for my sons entertainment.

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When I tell people the story of my husband and I, the general reaction is "awh what a fairytale!" Which for me is obviously true, but it never outweighs anyone else's love story by any means.

I was a whopping two years old when my husband was born. Our moms and older sisters were best friends, so we automatically had that forced relationship from the get-go. Growing up when the moms would hang out, we would hang out, but we never really paid attention to one another. I honestly have no memory of really talking to him at all up until the Facebook era began!!

Fast forward quite a while later, after he and his family had moved North Carolina years prior, we had finally reconnected on Facebook. I could go on and on about how we fell in love, but to make it short; we dated, got engaged and married all in 2016 and that has been hands down one of the best years of my entire life. Here we are, going into 2019 on our 3rd year of marriage and I have the best, most selfless, partner and fan in the world!!!

meet the kiddos



• 3 years old •
• Foodie • 
•  Future WWE Superstar •
• Loves dinosaurs •
• Occasional lover of his sister •

• 4 years old •
• Extra sassy •
• Future Disney Princess •
• Has lots of jokes •
• Loves to take care of her brother •

Same size
Same weight
Believe it or not they aren't twins!

Brooklynn is my assistant and is the biggest, sweetest goofball around!! She is figuring out her niche in the world, and will be accompanying me to various weddings around New England during the 2019 wedding season, learning from me first hand and in action! If she isn't in the office helping me tackle the not so exciting admin work, she can sometimes be found watching The Office. Which is one of the best shows on earth.


"My name is Jaci and I have loved being a photographer from the moment I started! I am energetic and enthusiastic to work with couples to capture their day. When I am not photographing I am out in the mountains hiking, skiing and biking with my family. I have two amazing boys who keep me on my toes and never stop moving!! I am a lover of chick flick movies and chai latte's."


meet the team

In 2014 I was Jessica Ciavola Photography.

In 2018 I became Coral Compass Photo Co.

Coral Compass has become my 3rd child in a way. I have worked hard to create this business for not only myself, but for my family. It's been a lot of blood, sweat, tears, laughter, frustration, learning, taking and letting go. I want my family and I to enjoy my career for the next 20+ years, and not have any regrets while serving the best kind of people I can find. And while Coral Compass is for us, it's also for you! We want you to know there are candid, raw and genuine people who are just like you, but can do something with a camera that maybe you can't or want to do!

My goal is for my work to inspire couples to bring their artistic side out (one they probably deny or don't think they have!) while trusting me and my team with the details. It's scary trusting someone to know what you're thinking, but I feel we do a decent job meeting in the middle.

There are so many things in store for Coral Compass, and we invite you on the journey!!!
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- Jess