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.

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.

Downtown Atlanta Engagement at Millennium Gate

Downtown Atlanta

Springtime in the city! What could be a more romantic time and location for a downtown Atlanta engagement photoshoot? Plus when you have a cherry blossom tree in bloom, it just takes the look to the next level!

If you’re near Atlanta and you haven’t been to the Millennium Gate Museum, you totally need to check it out! We were just a few weeks early for most of the blooms, but when the trees are at their peaks, there are so many gorgeous blossoms in pinks, whites, and yellows.

I love that the bridge gives such a great view of the museum and is in an area that seems like a mini paradise right in the middle of downtown Atlanta. I would literally shoot all my Atlanta engagements here if I could. It’s one of the reasons why I love being a destination wedding photographer – flying into Atlanta for a weekend is such a welcome change from my normal South Florida scene.

I think Ameyna and Shawn chose the PERFECT look for this engagement session too. Her burgundy velvet dress and his suit are the ideal combination of glam and sophistication – and just give this session such a wonderful, high-end look. And these two were just complete naturals in front of the camera. Such a joy to work with!

So if you see these images and think, “Oh my gosh I just HAVE to do my engagement sessions here…” shoot me a message because I am right there in an instant!

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Natural Salt Marsh Engagement

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Ali & David

Downtown Atlanta Engagement at Millennium Gate

Downtown Atlanta Engagement at Millennium Gate

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Musical In-Home Couple’s Session

Kauai Mountain Engagement

Kauai Mountain Engagement

Noor & Fadi

Noor & Fadi

Tena & Niko

Tena & Niko

Danielle & Chris

Danielle & Chris

Indian River Plantation Engagement

Indian River Plantation Engagement

Freemason Harbor Engagement Session

Freemason Harbor Engagement Session

Hipster Picnic in Susan, VA

Hipster Picnic in Susan, VA

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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.

More Engagement Photography
Natural Salt Marsh Engagement

Natural Salt Marsh Engagement

Ali & David

Ali & David

Downtown Atlanta Engagement at Millennium Gate

Downtown Atlanta Engagement at Millennium Gate

Musical In-Home Couple’s Session

Musical In-Home Couple’s Session

Kauai Mountain Engagement

Kauai Mountain Engagement

Noor & Fadi

Noor & Fadi

Tena & Niko

Tena & Niko

Danielle & Chris

Danielle & Chris

Indian River Plantation Engagement

Indian River Plantation Engagement

Freemason Harbor Engagement Session

Freemason Harbor Engagement Session

Hipster Picnic in Susan, VA

Hipster Picnic in Susan, VA