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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5 Reasons To Do A First Look

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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.

Kauai Mountain Elopement

Kauai, HI

Oh, to be in love in Kauai.

I think what makes Kauai such a romantic place to elope is that you get every epic scene in one place – rolling mountains, crashing beach waves, golden sand, and a lush, tropical landscape.

Welcome to Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai. These two share an inspiring portrait session for the brides and grooms who want all the romance but none of the nonsense. In this elopement portrait session, we skip the normal wedding traditions and say aloha to a simple beach ceremony for two.

If I could, I would go to Kauai at least once a year to shoot on the gorgeous beaches. I mean – who can say no to Hawaii? And when you add a layered tulle skirt and an ultra tropical bouquet, the look is set!

Looking to elope in Hawaii?

The benefits of eloping in Kauai:

  1. Surrounded by mountains, you can have gorgeous golden hour portraits for hours in the evening
  2. You can go right into honeymooning with one of Kauai’s amazing luxury resorts
  3. Kauai is considered one of the most romantic places in the world
  4. You can create epic full-day elopement photoshoots with mountains, rivers, waterfalls, beaches, and jungles
  5. Need I say more?

I’d love to capture your special destination wedding. Let’s talk more about how to make your amazing vision come to life in your photos.

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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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