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.

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.

Amenya & Shawn

Millennium Gate Museum

If you could think of the most romantic way to elope in downtown Atlanta, what would it be?

I’m guessing it would be really similar to the elopement inspiration here with Amenya and Shawn. This bride and groom portrait session takes place at the Millennium Gate Museum in the Arts District of Atlanta.

And I have to say, I am just LOVING the way the old architecture mixes with the colors of the dress, the flowers, and Amenya’s amazingly gorgeous skin tone.
Plus, it’s always a bonus to capture a fellow interracial couple! (Woot woot! Mixed babies in the house!)


Vendor Love

Photographer: @ardensea
Planner:  @cassandrapaulevents
Venue:  @millenniumgateevents
Hair: @megdaniellehair
Makeup: @Danielleonestomua
Makeup: @savannamakeup
Florist: @lunarosefloralstudio
Wood Florist: @shopmilesofdesigns
Cake Designer: @vivdlydelicious
French Pastry Chef: @sweet_tiffanys
Bartender: @pourupatlanta
Watercolor Stationery: @villarosapapergoods
Stationery/Acrylic names: @jwpapercreations
Extra Paper Props: @StationeryForLovers
Favors/Gifts: @madianitellc
Tables/Chairs : @luxeeventrentals
Napkins: @blushlula

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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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