There is a profound, almost spiritual, responsibility in being chosen to document your wedding. Your wedding day is a culmination of months of planning and a lifetime of dreams. It is the day you start your marriage and create new family bonds. A rare chance to gather many of your loved ones together in one place, at the same time; all there to celebrate you and your happiness.
Rising Lotus Photography is a Tampa Bay based worldwide all-inclusive couture wedding and engagement photography studio specializing in private estate weddings and historical wedding venues. We work with couples who value the art of photography and want the essence of their relationship captured with timeless artistic imagery.
Principal photographer Marilyn Shamblin’s emphatic awareness allows her to stay attuned to a couple in such a way that the camera becomes a conduit for their emotional experience. Her work has been featured in over 100 wedding publications and she has appeared on television, offering advice as an industry leader to prospective brides and engaged couples.
With light as her medium, she uses her photographic skill to write your love story. The Rising Lotus approach blends gentle direction—so you’re not left feeling unsure of what to do—with genuine moments of emotion and natural connection so your photography collection reflects you being you. The beauty, romance and emotion within the countless fleeting moments that make up your wedding day are preserved for you to revisit and relive again, creating a lasting legacy.
It is important for us to get to know you—as a couple and as individuals—to learn about your relationship, to understand what matters to you and earn your trust, so we may capture your wedding day in a timeless and authentic manner. Our goal is to provide you with an amazing, couture experience and coveted images that create an enduring legacy. A legacy built on love.
The Meaning of the Lotus Flower
Throughout the world, the lotus flower symbolizes love, enlightenment and beauty. The lotus flower grows up through the dark and into the light of the sun, rising above the mud. We believe photography has the power to rise above the challenges of life and to embrace the most beautiful cherished moments which bring meaning to our lives. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and we view ourselves not only as photographers but as an extension of your joyful experiences. Our compassion, love of people, belief in romance give us the grace to capture the meaning of a tear, shine in a bride's eyes and the tenderness of an embrace.
Rising Lotus Destinations
Rising Lotus Photography provides couture wedding photography services worldwide, from the dramatic coastline of Maine to the sandy beach along a boutique hotel in Southern California, to the lush green isles of a castle in Ireland and the jeweled ancient temples of Thailand. Being based in Florida, we document weddings in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, Sanibel, Napels, Vero Beach, Bocca Raton, Miami, Destin, St. Augustine and Orlando and covering the state of Florida. We provide custom luxe destination photography services throughout the United States and internationally, believing that every location accents our couples' personality and sense of style. We would be delighted to photograph weddings in France, England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland and Australia.
We are so very excited to hear from you, please feel free to contact us.
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