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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Why having a second photographer on your big day can make all the difference.

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.

Elegant Chapel Wedding

Cattleya Chapel


Spring vibes in the fall with this Cattleya Chapel Wedding

These wedding day highlights are just so dreamy! Anytime I know I’ll be capturing a wedding at Cattleya Chapel, I know it’s going to be an amazing day. And I’ve been highly anticipating Brittany and Andrew’s wedding ever since I met them at their Twisted Oaks Farm engagement session last year!

The details of this day were gorgeous and the floral arrangements by Lara’s Theme were just spot on for Brittany’s romantic, whimsical vision. And even though it was totally tough shooting a wedding at 33 weeks pregnant, I left at the end of the day knowing I was coming home to edit a beautiful gallery for this sweet couple.

Brittany wore her grandmother’s heirloom raw diamond earrings that are over 200 years old! Makes me nervous to even touch something so precious.

I just LOVE seeing a groom react so emotionally over his beautiful bride coming down the aisle.


Photographer: Jackie at Ardensea
Venue: Cattleya Chapel
Florist: Lara’s Theme
Hair and Makeup: Lustre Chic Boutique
Catering: Wild Thyme
Dress: Max Bridal NYC
Bridesmaids Dresses: Birdy Grey
DJ: DJ Bodega

October 26, 2021

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Hello, from the Ardensea Blog! I'm Jackie Watson, owner and luxury fine-art 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.