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.

Is Documentary Style Wedding Photography For You?

Thinking About Going Documentary? Here’s What to Consider.

Is having a Second Wedding Photographer Worth It?

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.

Romantic Florida Farm Engagement Session

Lainey & Evan

Lainey & Evan shared an adorable and romantic afternoon capturing their engagement photos on Evan’s family farm. From honeybees, cattle, to orange groves, this spot just had it all, and we had a blast exploring the huge amount of land.

More Engagement Sessions
Romantic Garden Engagement at Vizcaya

Romantic Garden Engagement at Vizcaya

Editorial Orchid Island Engagement Session

Editorial Orchid Island Engagement Session

Downtown Palm Beach Engagement Photos

Downtown Palm Beach Engagement Photos

Summer Sunrise Beach Engagement

Summer Sunrise Beach Engagement

Classy Worth Avenue Engagement

Classy Worth Avenue Engagement

Whimsical Koreshan State Park Engagement

Whimsical Koreshan State Park Engagement

Classy Downtown Winter Park Engagement

Classy Downtown Winter Park Engagement

Vero Beach Garden Engagement

Vero Beach Garden Engagement

Boathouse Engagement

Boathouse Engagement

Botanical Garden Engagement

Botanical Garden Engagement

Casual Engagement in Riomar

Casual Engagement in Riomar

Romantic Florida Farm Engagement Session

Romantic Florida Farm Engagement Session

Keep Exploring

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Romantic Up The Creek Farm Wedding with Pastel Blooms

Romantic Up The Creek Farm Wedding with Pastel Blooms

Iconic Palm Beach-Inspired Wedding at Sea Oaks Beach & Tennis Club

Iconic Palm Beach-Inspired Wedding at Sea Oaks Beach & Tennis Club

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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.

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