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Rising Lotus Photography and Films is a well-loved wedding photography and cinematography company located in Ocala, 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.

Experience
Principal photographer Marilyn Bray is gifted with an empathic awareness that allows her to conveying the intensity of a couple鈥檚 emotion through film, and quickly found herself to be leader in the wedding photography industry. Bray鈥檚 work has been featured in over 130 wedding magazines. She's even been featured on television, giving advice to prospective couples.

Services Offered
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:

  • Editing and toning
  • Liability insurance
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Backup system and file security
  • Willing to travel
  • Feature Films
  • Highlight Films
  • Cinematography Style editing and sound engineering
  • Drone footage
  • Second shooters


Other Services
Along with wedding-day photography and cinematography, Rising Lotus also specializes in other wedding-related photo and video opportunities, including:

  • Trash the Dress shoots
  • Boudoir shoots
  • Wedding portraits
  • Save the Date videos
  • Drone videos
  • Proposal documentation
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,613

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Toning
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$5,530

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Toning
Albums
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Film
Natural
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Video
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Marilyn and the entire Rising Lotus team at Starship Yacht in Tampa receive high praise from multiple happy couples. Marilyn's detail-oriented approach, excellent communication, and ability to capture incredible moments are highly appreciated. Couples describe their experience as seamless, comfortable, and stress-free, even when navigating changes and challenges due to the pandemic. The quality of the photos, including engagement sessions and wedding videos, is commended as beyond beautiful and magazine-worthy. Overall, Rising Lotus Photography is highly recommended for weddings in the Bay Area.

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Marilyn and the entire Rising Lotus team at Starship Yacht in Tampa receive high praise from multiple happy couples. Marilyn's detail-oriented approach, excellent communication, and ability to capture incredible moments are highly appreciated. Couples describe their experience as seamless, comfortable, and stress-free, even when navigating changes and challenges due to the pandemic. The quality of the photos, including engagement sessions and wedding videos, is commended as beyond beautiful and magazine-worthy. Overall, Rising Lotus Photography is highly recommended for weddings in the Bay Area.

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Amanda L. Sent on 05/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

I don't have enough good things to say about Marilyn & Jeremy. They were wonderful on our day of and captured incredible moments (and I've only seen the previews!). Marilyn is INCREDIBLY detail oriented and had a day of timeline down to the minute and it shows in the detail & quality of her photos. She kept us on schedule and really went above and beyond to capture our special day.
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Kelsey M. Sent on 03/30/2021
5 out of 5 rating

So Grateful!!!

I had to cancel my March 2020 wedding with 5 days notice (thanks COVID) and have rescheduled multiple times. Marilyn has been the absolute best to work with through the changes!!! She responds quickly, is thoughtful and kind, and has gone above and beyond to work with us! I don鈥檛 have photos to rave about yet as the wedding is now March 2022, but I have no doubt they鈥檙e going to be fantastic! Highly recommend Rising Lotus Photography!
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Alyson C. Sent on 03/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding photos

My husband and I used Rising Lotus Photography for our wedding not the Starship Yacht out of Tampa. They took sooooo many beautiful pictures of our day and I could not ask for a better team! Not only did our photos turn out AMAZING, Marilyn was so easy to work with and made us both comfortable through the entire process. She was so understanding of changes, questions I had, meeting with me, etc. Planning a wedding during a pandemic was not easy but Marilyn made this piece of our day as seamless as possible. We just ordered some prints from our collection to hang around the house and even the quality of those is top notch!!! She was so interested in our story and the love we shared and I would recommend her to anyone getting married in the Bay Area, especially on a Starship Yacht!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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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!

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Marilyn was a pleasure to work with and has a wonderful eye. I highly recommend her for all of your photography needs.

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