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.

Country Chic Lakeside Wedding

at Cypress Creek Farmhouse


Country Chic Lakeside Wedding at Cypress Creek Farmhouse

We love exploring new wedding venues in Central Florida, so capturing Derek and Julianna’s big day at Cypress Creek Estate House, was an absolute treat. They celebrated a faith-filled day with their VERY large family and bridal party, including 9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, 9 flower girls, and 9 ring bearers! Definitely one of the largest bridal parties I’ve captured, but we nailed it!

The Trending Mis-Matched Bridesmaid’s Dresses

Who doesn’t love this trend right now? Julianna’s Bridesmaids all came in with various textures, patterns, and shades of blue. It makes for a stunning wedding theme! Classic Country Chic! They also had an altar draped in magnolia which you can see touches of magnolia throughout their other decor as well. Such a classic, timeless look.

And if you’re not already impressed, wait until you hear that this gang put their own wedding florals together!

Cypress Creek Farmhouse Wedding Video

Also, we captured our FIRST-EVER wedding highlight video to share with them as a surprise. What do you think – should Ardensea Wedding Videography be our next addition to our already amazing luxury wedding photography experience?

Here are just a few photography highlights from their amazing day:

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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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