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.

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.

Jodi & Corin

at Costa d'Este Resort & Spa


Jodi and Corin had a beautifully intimate wedding day celebration at Costa D’Este Resort and Spa in Vero Beach, Florida. Corin works as a tattoo artist and Jodi is actually a previous employee of her venue!  She worked at Costa d’ Este as a bartender for several years. As you can imagine, the atmosphere between family, friends, and past co-workers made for an amazingly fun evening for all.

Notes From the Bride

How Did You Meet?

Corin and I worked together and were good friends years ago, back in our home state of Pennsylvania. We went our separate ways, I had two children and moved to Florida, and he got married and had two children. Fast forward several years – we had both split up with our respective partners and we reconnected on one of my trips home to Pennsylvania. We immediately knew we wanted to be together, but lived 1,200 miles apart! About 7 months later he moved here to Vero Beach so we could be together. Now we are one big happy blended family with 4 kids under the age of 9! Time to make it official!

Why Costa D’Este?

I still have many friends who work there, and it’s our favorite place in Vero. We knew immediately that we wanted to get married there!

Wedding Day Vendors:

Photography: Ardensea
Wedding Coordinator: Ashlie Tibbetts
DJ: Jay Barwick
Hair Stylist: Nicole Mays, BoHo House Salon
Dress: DB Studio – Soft Floral Lace Sheath Gown with Blush Lining

May 22, 2019
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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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