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.

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.

Sunset Kauai Wedding

Waimea Plantation Cottages

A dreamy destination wedding at Waimea Plantation Cottages.

This gorgeous inspired wedding brings together everything that I love about being a wedding photographer – pristine beaches, gorgeous sunny glow, and tropical vibes.

Take a trip down this romantic and tropical inspired wedding editorial shot on the gorgeous south side of Kauai. Waimea Plantation Cottages are an amazing 43 acres of tropical paradise!

Vendor Love

These amazing people helped me make these wonderful photos happen.

Wedding Venue: @waimeaplantationcottages
Coordination & Design: @aloha_elopements
Luxe Rentals: @alohafridayskauai
Jewelry: @whitesandjewelry
Shaved Ice: @thefreshshave
Dining Rentals: @kawaiidesgnshawaii
Planning a Destination Hawaii Wedding? Let’s talk!  I travel all over the country for my couples as a destination wedding photographer, and I want to hear all about your vision.

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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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