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.

Old Florida Wedding

Up The Creek Farms

Vintage Florida Charm at Up The Creek Farms

Let’s take a trip back to Old Florida. This wedding is all about showing tribute to the Sunshine State’s rich history and all things citrus. And when it comes to Old Florida, it’s all about the details.

Welcome to Up The Creek Farms, an old vintage boathouse venue that caters to the chill, laid-back bride. The venue gets its name from Goat reek, an estuary to the Indian River Lagoon running through the property line. Underwater natives include manatees, turtles and countless species of fish.

Situated on over eight secluded acres, Up the Creek Farms epitomizes Old Florida’s charm. The venue spans across eight acres of land with a beautiful oak canopy, lively creek, and lush landscaping.

When it comes to vintage weddings, there’s no shortage of gems in this shoot. A classic wood-framed boathouse sits on the west side of the property and is the perfect blank slate reception space. Nestled on the east side, you’ll find a 140-year-old restored farmhouse turned bed & breakfast.

 


Vendor Love

This AMAZING inspirational wedding shoot couldn’t have happened without these amazing vendors. Check their Instagram links below!

Bride & Groom: @ali_tylerr and @noah.bartlett
Florist: @upthecreekfarms
Stationary & Layflat Artist: Jackie Watson

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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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