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.

Romantic Spring Chapel Wedding

at Cattleya Chapel


One of the reasons I adore Cattleya Chapel as a Vero Beach wedding venue? Because that adorable white chapel house looks SO incredible decked out in lush pastel florals and greenery! If you love a farm type aesthetic that’s still bright, romantic, and airy, this is the vibe for you!

Julie and Jake’s wedding day was no exception. They celebrated their perfect day with I do’s in front of the chapel white doors surrounded by gorgeous flowers, close friends, and amazing family. Then as the sun set, the sweet romantic setting was transformed to an epic night of dancing under the stars. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it?


Venue: Cattleya Chapel
Photographer: Ardensea
Florist: Lara’s Theme

July 18, 2021
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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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