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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Romantic Up The Creek Farm Wedding with Pastel Blooms


An UTCF wedding with pastel bloom perfection!

Who’s ready for another love-filled story straight from my lens to your screen? This time, it’s all about Carissa and Timothy, a couple who’ve been together since their high school days. Their wedding? Oh, it was something out of a dream, nestled in the cozy nooks of Up The Creek Farms in Malabar, Florida.

Imagine this: a perfect 73-degree day, the kind where the sun kisses your skin just right. That was the backdrop of Carissa and Timothy’s “Under the Oaks” vision. And let me tell you, the vibes were immaculate. They went all out with a pastel theme, adding just the right amount of sparkle to match Carissa’s jaw-dropping gown. Seriously, her train was like something out of a fairytale, glinting in the sunlight as she walked down the aisle.

We’re talking tons of pastel florals everywhere, setting the scene for a day that was both elegant and bursting with love. Their story is one for the books, folks. Over ten years of growing together, and their bond only got stronger. It’s the kind of love that makes you believe in soulmates, you know?

As for me, capturing these moments felt like I was part of their story. The classic, traditional, with a touch of documentary style of my photography just clicked with the vibe they were going for. It was a day filled with laughter, tears of joy, and a whole lot of love. From the way they looked at each other to the small, candid moments shared between them, everything was picture-perfect.

So, if you’re dreaming of a wedding that’s a blend of natural beauty, timeless elegance, and genuine, heartfelt moments, you’re in the right place. Carissa and Timothy’s day was a testament to that, and I couldn’t have been more honored to capture it. If their story resonates with you, or if you’re looking for someone to bring your own love story to life through photos, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s make some magic together!

February 22, 2024

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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.