Jackie Watson

award-winning photographer

Keeping it real since 1989

My name is Jackie, and I am the owner lead photographer of Ardensea. I started this business to be more than “just the typical photographer.” My roots and passion for my work run deep, and I truly crave the need to materialize the real, authentic moments in life. My job is not to just provide you with quality photos – but to capture the unique story you are trying to tell – whether it be an intimately small wedding, an event with a special cause, or a business celebrating its big break.

My home studio is based in Vero Beach Florida, but my life has taken me all over the world. I’m always ready to travel – let’s do more than just create another photograph.

     Owner, Photographer

 getting personal

I’m working on a love story of my own.

I currently reside in sunny South Florida with the love of my life, Michael, and my fur baby, Eli. We’re getting married next year and celebrating our lives in our brand new home.

We met in the Navy (that’s right – I’m a vet!), and were inseparable since the day we met way back in 2012. It’s actually a pretty cheesy story!



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Let’s create a moment – a feeling – a memory.

To be ardent means to be passionate, enthusiastic, and joyful. What a perfect word to describe what Ardensea is all about. Somehow, I became lucky enough to meet amazing people from all over the world and capture little moments of their lives to keep as life long memories.

What a dream come true! Whether it be wedding photography, engagements, anniversaries, or travel adventures, I am always ready to pick up the camera and go!