Rising Lotus Photography is a well-loved wedding photography company located in Tampa, Florida, with the goal of writing your love story through photos. Rising Lotus Photography specializes in couture wedding photography at private estate weddings and historical venues, using the beautiful Floridian light and landscape to their advantage. They use gentle direction to keep clients comfortable, yet somehow snap every emotional, candid moment that leave clients thrilled with the results. Using a mix of contemporary, film, natural and photojournalistic photography styles, Rising Lotus Photography takes the responsibility of creating your wedding memories as an honor and privilege.
Principal photographer Marilyn Bray is gifted with an emphatic awareness that allows her to conveying the intensity of a couple's emotion through film, and quickly found herself to be leader in the wedding photography industry. Bray's work has been featured in over 100 wedding magazines. She's even been featured on television, giving advice to prospective couples.
With unparalleled charisma and passion, the team at Rising Lotus pulls out all the stops to ensure that clients get exactly what they desire. To ensure this, they provide several services, including:
Along with wedding-day photography, Rising Lotus also specializes in other wedding-related photo opportunities, including:
Recommended by 96% of couples
Matthew & Christina · Married on 11/09/2013
Marilyn Shamblin is a very professional and talented photographer. She took our photos as the event was occurring and was almost unnoticeable, so the finished products were natural, for the most part un-posed, and very beautiful. Her use of light was spectacular, and mixed in several black and white pictures as well as color for varying effects. She genuinely appears to enjoy her craft, and she was especially talented in catching the fleeting emotions on people's faces without them knowing it. We would recommend her photography for any event, and we will enjoy her photographs for the rest of our lives. Thank you, Rising Lotus Photography!
Halli · event on: 11/02/2013
Marilyn did a phenominal job photographing me and my husband for my maternity session, and our sweet new baby girl! She is patient and makes sure she photographs us in all the ways we wanted! She is full of joy and truly enjoys what she does! It was such a pleasure being able to have Marilyn and Rising Lotus Photography photograph us!!!
Bryn · Married on 04/21/2018
If there is one piece of advice I would give a fellow bride, it's LOVE LOVE LOVE your photographer. And man, oh man. Marilyn is the BEST. Seriously. I would have been a hot mess if it hadn't been for her cool and calm head, and gorgeous photos. She's also so sweet, and willing to help out when necessary (like when you have a surprise wedding, and need to send out postcards next day to tell the world). I interviewed many photographers, and I knew from our first call that she was the right person for us - and I was right. THANK YOU MARILYN!!
These days every cell phone comes equipped with a better camera than most people owned 10 years ago. So when hiring a wedding photographer, the gear is of less than expected significance. The goal is to find a seasoned professional with a well practiced routine, the ability to communicate well with their clients, and an eye for beautiful images. Rising Lotus provides these and more in spades. You can trust that the experience before, during and after your wedding will be pleasant, and that your photos will be images you can share proudly for generations to come!
Marilyn was a pleasure to work with and has a wonderful eye. I highly recommend her for all of your photography needs.