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.

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.

A Modern Equestrian Wedding

Cattleya Chapel

A wedding for the lovers of all things equestrian

Romantic, modern, luxurious, and real-live horses! Yes, that’s right – we are going deep to our equestrian roots for this stunning summer equestrian themed wedding at Cattleya Chapel in Vero Beach.

The venue was completely transformed to a horseback rider’s dream wedding with deep shades of deep green, magenta, muted yellows and pastel pinks. And when you get to play with horses, when isn’t it a good day?

On top of all of the amazing details, Bailey and Matt spend some time snuggling extra close despite the summer heat for some ultra romantic wedding portraits. Bailey is killing it with her stunning wedding dress, birdcage veil, and tan riding jacket.

Enjoy these gorgeous wedding highlights and don’t forget to check the complete list of vendors below.

All this with a little help from...

Photography | Ardensea
Venue & Stylist | Cattleya Chapel
Decor | Mimosas & Moonshine
Trophy Cup | Absolutely Fabulous Events
Flowers | Julie Miner Events
Dress | Elda’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup | Beauty By Creative at Heart
Horse Jump Arbor |  Vero Beach Equestrian Club
Mini Ponies | Florida Rescue Ranch
Large Gypsy Horse | Patricia Perez and Barbara Brooke-Reese
Beverage | Sail Fish Brewery
Mobile Bar | Bubbles and Brews
Invites | Paper Majik Design & Events

Keep Exploring

more from the journal

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.

2 Comments
  1. Debra Hoefl

    These photos are absolutely stunning. So happy we could work with you!

    Reply
    • Ardensea

      Thank you so much, Debra! Me too!! ♥️

      Reply
Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *