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.

Pastel Wedding Inspiration

Park Chateau

Everything about this stunning pastel chapel wedding looks like it comes straight out of a modern day fairytale. The soft, muted colors is so romantic, and the perfect combination for the airy, bright chapel at Park Chateau.

Jul 30, 2020

Vendor Love

Host: Styled Shoots Across America
Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events
Hair & Makeup: Sunkissed and Made Up
Stationery: Emily Williams Design
Cake: Duchess of Desserts
Flowers: Cassandra Shah Flowers
Bridal Salon: Solutions Bridal
Linens: Nuage Designs Inc
Tabletop Rentals: Lovely Luxe Rentals
Furniture & Decor Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals
Menswear: Generation Tux
Accessories: Etoile Fine Jewlery
Ring Box: Lovely Ring Boxes
Shoes: Bella Belle
Gown Designer: @ritavinieris

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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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