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.

Chic Country Club Engagement

John's Island Club

It almost doesn’t seem fair to say this is a winter engagement session. You gotta love Florida – am I right?

So first, I have to give a special shout out to Chrissy from Vitalic Photo who graciously asked me to step in and shoot for her while she was feeling under the weather for this adorable couple – and let me tell you, when a photographer you adore trusts you enough to step in for her client and shoot in their place, what a true honor that is! Thanks so much Chrissy!

This location – let me tell you. What a dream. I love shooting at John’s Island, it’s the perfect combination of beachy, chic, and trendy. A quick stroll through the golf course and then finishing off with some sunset beach portraits – and we’ve got a home run of an engagement session, guys! Caroline and Pate were so much fun, so easygoing, and just made the whole session a ton of fun.

So excited to see Chrissy make absolute magic with their wedding photos!

More Engagement Sessions
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

Chic Worth Avenue Engagement Session

Chic Worth Avenue Engagement Session

Providence Canyon Engagement Session

Providence Canyon Engagement Session

Riverbend Park Engagement

Riverbend Park Engagement

Vero Beach Art Museum Engagement Session

Vero Beach Art Museum Engagement Session

Riverside Park Engagement Session

Riverside Park 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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