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

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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.

Floral-Filled Spring Wedding

at Banyan Estate


I think I just found my new favorite Brevard County wedding venue, guys! Banyan Estate has that perfect timeless bright and airy feel and is the perfect blank canvas for a spring, floral-filled wedding day. Maddison and Kyle shared an emotional first look and vows with close friends and family and then danced the night away under a dozen chandeliers. Come relive some of our favorite moments with these wedding day highlights!

florals by Patti Buds
bridesmaids first look
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Photography: Ardensea
Venue: Banyan Estate
Planning: Grand Events by Lori
Floral: Buds Etc.
DJ: Distinguished Gents
Makeup: Makeup by Darcy
Hair: Beauty by OR
Cocktails: Sol-Tree Cocktail Co
Catering: Green Turtle Market
Dress: Olivia Bowen Bridal
Bridesmaids: Azazie
Tux: Generation Tux

March 29, 2022
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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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