Are you saying that, on page load, you want a blank space where the photos will appear?
Of course that's possible, but I'm not sure if those scripts allow for that. (That's the downside of not knowing how to write them yourself.)
Here is a nice, simple JS gallery that doesn't use jQuery, but just some simple JS:
It has a placeholder image until you click on a thumbnail. You could make that placeholder image a simple, transparent one, so that it looks like there's nothing there, or an image the same color as the background. You can style this gallery to look just like your screen shot, too.
And here's another jQuery gallery I meant to list:
Not what you want, quite, but o well ...