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.

Southern Romantic Farm Wedding

at Dragonfly Farms


I am still in awe revisiting Ashley and Preston’s very romantic wedding day at Dragonfly Farms! From their beach engagement session last year, the weeks have been counting down with anticipation because I just knew this was going to be one of m I absolutely love leaving a wedding feeling confident that every single guest had a photo of them taken from the day!

Ashley and Preston are literally the sweetest, and I love the classic, simple dusty blue rustic feel to their day. I could tell they were SO ready to get married, and it was an emotional day for their families to come together on this very special occasion.


Venue | Dragonfly Farms
Photography | Ardensea
Planner | Grand Events by Lori
Florist | Buds Etc.
Cake | Publix Bakery
DJ | Blue Sky’s Entertainment
Hair | Macy Holder
MUA | Arian Bundy
Dress | Aurora Bridal
Bridesmaids Dress | Show Me Your Mumu
Groom Tux + Groomsmen | Generation Tux

March 29, 2021
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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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