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.

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.

Summer Barn Bridal Portraits

The Barn at Azalea Oaks

It’s only June and it’s already starting to feel like a sweet, hot, Floridian summer! And a wedding venue like The Barn at Azalea Oaks is the perfect place to house a wedding, both indoors and out.

What we love about the barn is that it’s fully air conditioned – so you can enjoy gorgeous summertime portraits outside and then escape the heat to cooler conditions inside the gorgeous barn. There is plenty of tree shade throughout the grounds, so not to worry if you had your heart set on an outdoor ceremony!

And better yet? The Barn is a pet-friendly wedding venue! And when you have furry friend lovers like the amazing team at Furry Adventures Pet Care, your pets can enjoy your wedding day, too!

Vendor Credits

Venue & Fine China | The Barn at Azalea Oaks
Day of Coordinator: Shawnell Bird
Photographer | Ardensea
Bridal Accessories | Lavie Bridal
Wedding Day Pet Care | Furry Adventures Pet Care
Bride | Hannah
Drapery & Rentals | @premierparty_lkld
Sweets | Violes Under The Sweets
Stationary | Boxed Wedding Invitations
Concept & Layflats | Terrie Image Shop

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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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