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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Making Bride & Groom Portraits a Priority on Your Wedding Day

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Best Detail Shots for Your Wedding Day

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Colorful Haus 820 Wedding

at Haus 820


Haus 820 has it all!

I think I just may have found my new FAVORITE Lakeland wedding venue! Haus 820 literally has everything. Bright colorful mural walls, huge windows that throw the most amazing natural light, and white brick walls that make the perfect blank canvas for weddings.

There are spots all throughout the venue, both inside and out, that make the perfect little spots for bride and groom portraits. Whether your style is upscale and romantic, urban and moody, or even a little vintage – you definitely have the perfect wedding venue with Haus 820.

Don’t you absolutely love these color walls? I couldn’t get enough. You can find the color wall on the East side of the building.

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And on the west side of the venue, you have these gorgeous brick walls and oversized windows with black trim.

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My favorite thing about this venue? The abundance of natual light! As a Lakeland wedding photographer, I live for indoor venues that give us natural light for photos. Stunning bridal portraits in the air conditioning? Yes, please!

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The polished concrete floors bring such a unique look to these invitations!

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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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