Meet Jackie

Welcome to the Ardensea Blog! I’m Jackie Watson, owner and photographer of my south Florida based studio. I hope you find this space a great resource to explore engagement session planning & wedding 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.

Providence Canyon Engagement Session

Providence Canyon State Park

Did you know there is a mini grand canyon hidden in southwest Georgia? In fact, it’s actually one of seven natural wonders in the state!

When I stumbled upon it on Instagram, I was literally blown away at how stunning and desert-like it looked, and it was less than a day’s drive away from me! I knew right away that I had to do a couple’s shoot here – and soon!

Que Ali and Noah – you may remember them from my Old Florida inspired wedding at Up The Creek Farms from earlier this year! Noah, a firefighter, lives just about an hour from Providence Canyon, and Ali, his sweetheart, just graduated from Auburn, so we knew it was the perfect opportunity to get together and do this awesome engagement-inspired shoot. So, although they aren’t really engaged (quite yet at least), it still gives us all those uber-romantic yet moody vibes.

What’s so cool about Providence Canyon State Park is that you truly think you’re surrounded by tall stretches of canyon rock, but it’s really just Georgia clay! It’s literally insane! But that’s why you have to be so careful when you hike it, because it’s so easy to slip and trip or have a part of the sand crumble away under your feet.

I hope you enjoy this little slice of canyon paradise – and if you’re someone who’s thinking of having your very own Providence Canyon couple’s shoot, be sure to let a girl know!

More Engagement Sessions
Engagement at Covington Farms

Engagement at Covington Farms

Long Island College Campus Engagement

Long Island College Campus Engagement

Rustic Farm Engagement Session in Vero Beach

Rustic Farm Engagement Session in Vero Beach

South Beach Engagement Session

South Beach Engagement Session

Chic Worth Avenue Engagement Session

Chic Worth Avenue Engagement Session

Providence Canyon Engagement Session

Providence Canyon Engagement Session

Riverbend Park Engagement

Riverbend Park Engagement

Vero Beach Art Museum Engagement Session

Vero Beach Art Museum Engagement Session

Riverside Park Engagement Session

Riverside Park Engagement Session

Intimate & Playful Beach Engagement Inspo

Intimate & Playful Beach Engagement Inspo

Natural Salt Marsh Engagement

Natural Salt Marsh Engagement

Ali & David

Ali & David

Another very special thank you to Ali and Noah for having this amazing adventure with me!

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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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