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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Sunflower Inspired Farm Wedding

at Covington Farm


Gorgeous Covington Farm Wedding

Where to even begin about this AMAZING wedding day at Covington Farm? First, Julie and Casey might just be the sweetest couple I’ve ever worked with. You may remember them from their rustic engagement session last year – and to say I’ve been looking forward to this wedding all year is an understatement.

The First Look

Julie and Casey shared a beautiful first look together and had a gift exchange that pulled all the heartstrings. Casey’s reaction to his beautiful bride was exactly what every girl wants on her wedding day. And, Julie actually gifted her groom a prayer journal she had been writing since she was a teenager with prayers to her future husband. Yes – cue the tears! It was SO sweet!

Sunflowers and Sunshine

This wedding day was all about sunflowers, sunshine, and being totally in love with life and faith. AND, I shot this wedding 9 months pregnant which I am super proud of! This was the last one before baby Michael was born, so it has an extra special place in my heart. Plus, this day ended with one of the most gorgeous sunsets I’ve ever had on a wedding day! I am so happy for these two, and it was such an honor to be a part of their day. They even celebrated with Browser, their fur baby! (I love dogs at weddings and a special shoutout for Furry Ventures Pet Care for doing an awesome job watching this Dog of Honor!)

Here are their wedding day highlights!


Photos | Ardensea
Video | Elmwood Forest Productions
Venue | Convington Farm
Planning | Crown Entertainment
Dress | The Perfect Dress of Sarasota – Style: Essence of Australia
Bridal Shoes | Kate Spade: White Glitter Sparkle Keds
Bridesmaids Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
Tux | Men’s Warehouse Custom Suits
Florals | Hobby Hill Florist
Hair | Whitney Wells
Makeup | Nikki Waitt
Draping | On the Move Production
Linens | Connie Duglin Linen

January 9, 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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