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.

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.

Park Chateau Luxury Elopement

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Over the top florals in an intimate destination wedding.

Although you don’t always see New Jersey on our feed, when it comes to luxury wedding venues, Park Chateau is just one of the best and always worth the trip. Every single way you turn has a picture-perfect backdrop. You could literally get lost running around the venue to capture the most stunning bride and groom photos. Here are just a few inspirational-styled images from our last visit to this iconic and absolute favorite New Brunswick wedding venue.

This wedding palette includes our absolute favorite – soft neutrals, creams, light dusty pinks, soft pastel oranges, and yellows – just stunning! With a table set for 6, it’s just the perfect setting for an intimate wedding al fresco.

February 8, 2023

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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.