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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Wedding Day Tips for Florida Brides

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Making Bride & Groom Portraits a Priority on Your Wedding Day

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Best Detail Shots for Your Wedding Day

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South Beach Elopement

South Beach Florida

Where do I even start with Camila + JD’s story? We met what seems like ages ago for a super fun and unique natural preserve engagement session with lots of talk about a fun, festive wedding day at South Beach Place. I knew instantly that they were going to be one of my favorite couples because their personalities were just so sweet and genuine.

Their original wedding plans were to celebrate with friends and family with a beachside resort wedding, but as we’ve learned in 2020, although the parties have been smaller, the show must go on. They decided to have the sweetest, intimate elopement on the shores of South Beach, with the sounds of a steel drum and a salty breeze in the air. I mean if you had to cancel your wedding and do an elopement in it’s place, this would be the way to go!

So, we set up a little first look for them, captured the most touching vows, and ended with an epic beach just married photoshoot. Then they drove off in JD’s restored Land Cruiser into the sunset and rumor has it – there is a BABY on the way! (That didn’t take long guys, LOL.) I am sooo excited to watch these two become parents and see their little one grow into an awesome human just like them. What an amazing job I have, you guys!

South Beach Elopement with JD + Camila

Feb 6, 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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