Meet Jackie

Welcome to the Ardensea Blog! I’m Jackie Watson, owner and wedding photographer of my south Florida based studio. I hope you find this space a great resource to explore my work, find inspiration, and see if we’re the perfect fit for your own special day.

Common Regrets After Choosing The Wrong Wedding Photographer

Real couples share their post-wedding photography regrets.

5 Reasons To Do A First Look

Should you have a first look on your wedding day? Disclaimer: YES you should, but let me tell you why.

Wedding Day Tips for Florida Brides

It’s become an essential part of my client experience to educate my brides on what works and what does not work for beach weddings in Florida. And now, I am sharing the knowledge!

Planning Your Wedding Day Photography Timeline

Here’s a sample of our wedding photography timeline we suggest to all our Ardensea brides and grooms!

Making Bride & Groom Portraits a Priority on Your Wedding Day

Running out of time is the biggest reason why couples skip over the bride and groom portraits, so it’s important to plan for at least 30-minutes to an hour for newlyweds to step away and capture wedding day pictures.

Best Detail Shots for Your Wedding Day

When it comes to planning out your wedding photography, consider the little details that have a surprisingly big impact. See which shots are absolute must-haves on your wedding day.

Adam & Tiffany

Wiseacre Estate

Wiseacer estate is an awesomely quirky place to have a wedding! Adam and Tiffany kicked off the summer right with this DIY Backyard BBQ Wedding and had all the fixings – pulled pork, brisket, corn hole, giant jenga, and even a checkerboard table cloth! It was impossible not to celebrate summer and love here. Adam and Tiffany are no strangers to the camera either, remembering their Virginia Beach engagement session last spring, so it was an absolute privilege to capture these very special moments with them once again!

Wiseacer Estate was such a great place to host a wedding because the inside was a mix of industrial and modern decor. It almost seemed like the streets of NYC hung on the walls inside. The back yard was large and had gorgeous shade from lush green trees that made the perfect natural backdrop to the ceremony. Everything about this wedding was kick-ass, and I wish Adam and Tiffany the absolute best together! They are certainly a couple who seem to be made for each other.

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wiseacer estate wedding norfolk va
wiseacer estate wedding norfolk va
wiseacer estate wedding norfolk va
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wiseacer estate wedding norfolk va
wiseacer estate wedding norfolk va
Isn’t this just the SWEETEST? They had a spot at the end of the table just for me!
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The Vendors

Venue: Wiseacer Estate

Photographer: Ardensea

Florist: Norfolk Wholesale florists

Cake: Amanda Bunting

Hair: Betsy Brittingham

Makeup: The Bride

Dress: David’s Bridal

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

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Hello, from the Ardensea Blog! I'm Jackie Watson, owner and wedding photographer based in beautiful South Florida. I hope you find this space a great resource to find all the resources you need to plan the perfect wedding, view my work, and see if we're the perfect fit for your own special day.

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