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.

Sparkler Exit Alternative Ideas

Photo-friendly ways to have a wedding send off without sparklers.

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.

Key West Tropical Destination Wedding

at Casa Marina


There is nothing better in the great state of Florida than a luxury Key West wedding – you cannot change my mind!! With that being said, I can’t wait to dive in to our favorite highlights from Rachel and Ross’s amazing Casa Marina Resort wedding day. With less than 60 on the guest count, they were able to share the day with close friends and family and celebrate becoming hubby and wife under a crisp, blue sky with salty sea air kissing their cheeks with sheer perfection.

The vibe for this elegant wedding day was tropical garden chic, with fluffy pink peony, white and purple orchid, and reclaimed driftwood. Their reception tables were illuminated by romantic candle light, capiz shells, with blush linens. It was truly a wonder to see. And the custom greenery backdrop wall with the neon sign? The perfect chef’s kiss finish to this gorgeous setup.

So, how many times can I say this wedding day was sheer perfection? Truthfully, not enough. Perfect weather, perfect design, perfect all the way around. And rumor has it, the wedding party took a turn down Duval Street for the after party, so you already know they ended the night with a bang!

May 23, 2022
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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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