Hi, I am Jaclyn Watkins.
My name is Jaclyn but please feel free to call me Jackie. A little about me; I am a Mother and Photographer. I am a fierce lover of Frosties and French Fries. I have two tiny humans who make my world go round. They complete me! I also have a fur baby named Max. I currently reside in a tiny town in central Florida called Avon Park. Although most of my clients come from Florida, I LOVE to travel. So if you’re having a destination wedding, I typically pay for the travel expenses myself just so I can go somewhere new. I first fell in love with photography when I was in the 6th grade. My father gave me my first film camera and I took photos of EVERYTHING. Most of my photos consisted of my blurry fingers covering the lense, but I was hooked! I’m pleased to announce that my photos have significantly improved since my early days of photography. I’ve been exclusively shooting weddings since 2013. And I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned that every moment means something. Every second is a memory in the making. And I want to capture it. I want you to be able to look back on your photos and be able to re-live the whole day. I want you to be able to feel the emotions that you were feeling in that moment. If I can accomplish that, then I feel like I’ve done my job properly. I've been told that I'm a quirky individual which makes people feel comfortable in front of the camera. Let’s face it, having a giant camera in your personal space is an awkward thing, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m a fan of corny puns. So you’ll probably hear a few of them if it means it will trigger a genuine smile from someone. I'm a firm believer that people need to have a connection with their photographer. If the connection is there, the pictures will "develop" into something amazing! See what I did there... Develop?! HA! Okay, Moving on.
Like I said earlier, I LOVE TO TRAVEL! I've shot a few destination weddings, but I am so looking forward to doing more of that. LOTS of that! My bucket list locations would be; Anywhere in the UK, Italy, Spain, Greece, Ireland, Australia, and Paris. I'm also down to go anywhere in the Caribbean. I adore anything Boho and Vintage in style. All of the small details, especially DIY pieces, are my jam. Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal. Is there such a thing as a shiplap inspired wedding? There should be! I tend to focus on unique pieces throughout the wedding. So don't hold back!
Should you choose me to tell your love story, you’ll receive a welcome packet that has a few tips, tricks, and info that may help the day go smoother. My goal is to capture your moment and to bring your vision to life. I recognize the value of a photo and I'll try to make each one count. I’d love to chat, maybe grab some coffee, and talk about what you envision for your day. I want to know all the details and what is most important to you. This is your day. And I’d love to be a part of it. Congratulations on your engagement! I hope to hear from you soon.