Meet Jackie

Welcome to the Ardensea Blog! I’m Jackie Watson, owner and photographer of my south Florida based studio. I hope you find this space a great resource to explore engagement session planning & wedding 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.

Casual Engagement in Riomar

Erin & Kevin

Erin and Kevin decided on one of my favorite spots for their engagement photos – a quiet beachside street in Riomar where the live oaks always make the most perfect backdrop. With their upcoming wedding at Dragonfly Farms next year, they decided to switch up the rustic look of their venue and go for something a little more nature-based. Getting to know them both better during this shoot was so awesome because they have the most relaxed, laid back personalities which made getting their laughter and natural expressions effortlessly easy. We probably spent half the time chatting than taking actual photos! (Which always lets me know I am working with the RIGHT couples!)

Can’t wait for the big day, guys!

More Engagement Sessions
Classy Downtown Winter Park Engagement

Classy Downtown Winter Park Engagement

Vero Beach Garden Engagement

Vero Beach Garden Engagement

Boathouse Engagement

Boathouse Engagement

Botanical Garden Engagement

Botanical Garden Engagement

Casual Engagement in Riomar

Casual Engagement in Riomar

Romantic Florida Farm Engagement Session

Romantic Florida Farm Engagement Session

Chic Palm Beach Engagement

Chic Palm Beach Engagement

Chic Country Club Engagement

Chic Country Club Engagement

Engagement at Covington Farms

Engagement at Covington Farms

Long Island College Campus Engagement

Long Island College Campus Engagement

Rustic Farm Engagement Session in Vero Beach

Rustic Farm Engagement Session in Vero Beach

South Beach Engagement Session

South Beach Engagement Session

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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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