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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Windermere Lakeside Estate Wedding

at Windermere City Hall


Wedding days like this are especially close to the heart because it’s one of those rare occasions where we get to photograph another wedding within the same family! Back last year I captured Cori Anne & Hanks gorgeous wedding at The Vinoy in St. Pete — one of my dream venues in Florida — only to come back and capture her younger sister Samantha’s wedding this December!

Samantha and Erik shared an intimate wedding day that did not skip out on the luxurious details. A grand estate on a lake, the classic car, two amazing bridal gowns – another dream wedding day for me! They managed to keep things intimate, unique, and their own with a scaled back guest count but still had one hell of a party with their reception at Windermere City Hall nonetheless!

Windermere florida wedding


Photography: Ardensea – lead shooter Mario
Ceremony Venue: Private Estate
Reception Venue: Windermere City Hall
Hair & Makeup: CorBeauties
Planner: Poise Weddings
Video: Elmwood Forest Productions

December 28, 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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