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.

Badass Boho Bridal Shoot

Cattleya Chapel

This inspirational bridal shoot wast an amazing collaboration created by Kathy Peterson, an amazing event stylist, and designer here in South Florida. Cattleya Chapel was the perfect blank slate to bring this bold, vintage, whimsical vision into life.

We are all used to the typical bridal attire – but have you ever thought of breaking the traditions and going BOLD with your wedding dress? And in this case…. bold is certainly the right word.

The velvet burgundy gown Kailyn is wearing is such a rich, gorgeous color for a non-traditional wedding dress. In this red and gold themed boho theme, we go back in time to a more simple, whimsical day where running barefoot through the grass was the norm and technology is just a thing of the past.

I hope you enjoy these images I captured – and check out the other amazing vendors who were a part of this shoot in the credits below!

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Vendor Love

This amazing inspirational bridal session was made possible by these amazing vendors:

Photography    Ardensea | @ardensea

Designer          Kathy Peterson | @kpi_vintage_wedding

Venue              Cattleya Chapel | @cattleya_chapel

Bride                Kailyn | @beachiemoma

MUA                 Resting Beach Face Beauty | @resting.beach.face.beauty

Hair                  Kelly Ann Hair | @kellyannhair

Jewelry            Hayden and Harlow | @haydenandharlow1984

Rentals           Mimosa and Moonshine | @mimosasandmoonshine

Florist             Julie M Events | @juliemevents

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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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