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.

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.

Riverside Park Graduation Headshots

I’m in love with these gorgeous sunset graduation headshots at Riverside Park!

Let me start off by saying this beautiful woman is not only my best friend of over 20 years, but she is also graduating from MUSC with her bachelor’s degree from the College of Nursing.  I am so proud of her and all of her hard work. She is not only completely gorgeous, but she is an incredibly beautiful soul, and I don’t think I would have made it in life without her supporting me over all of these years.  And not only that – she is so incredibly strong! Can you believe she even whooped cancer’s butt? She is a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor as well.  Now she’s off to save other people’s lives as a nurse.  (Aaaand cue the tears…) But seriously – I love this woman! We have gone through so much together in life and I am just so incredibly proud to have her as a best friend.

We did Ashley’s headshot session at Riverside Park in Vero Beach. As you can imagine, two best friends working together trying to take serious pictures turned into pretty much the most fun way to spend an afternoon.  I am fairly sure half the time we were just howling with laughter and making gross faces at each other anyway. But nonetheless, Ashley totally KILLED it, as you can see. She rocked her MUSC lab coat and engraved stethoscope, and I loved every minute of capturing these photos!

Not ONLY is Ashley a college graduate, my best friend, and a gorgeous model, but she is also a very talented Stella & Dot stylist!  For those who don’t know, Stella & Dot is a jewelry boutique that hosts online and in-person trunk shows by stylists. Ashley has an awesome inventory so don’t hesitate to check her page out at www.stelladot.com/ashleylockwood/.

 

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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.

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