I created Rising Lotus Photography & Films, a Ocala, Florida,  luxury wedding photographer and videographer, as a celebration of love, to honor precious moments and to provide extra special care to couples on their wedding day. I have the absolute delight to work with the love of my life, Jeremy, lead cinematographer.


Together, we pour love into everything we do. Our passion for life has led us on many amazing adventures across the world. Our little horse ranch in Ocala, Florida is our creative sanctuary for photography, cinematography and music. Whether we are writing love stories with light or sharing our journey through songwriting. As a team we combine our creativity and talent to document love and joy authentically. As twin flames, we challenge each other to grow as artists, expand our knowledge and support each other’s dreams. As partners we have each other’s back, no matter what.


Our documentation is timeless, stylized and caters to clients who view photography & cinematography as an art. We feel truly honored to document such amazing moments in peoples' lives.


Getting to Know Me if you are interested in a little more about us. 


Photography & cinematography capture beautiful, unique and often spiritual moments that truly define our lives. In a fleeting split second the genuine essence of life creates unique memories. A photograph has the power to create a permanent memory becoming part of your legacy and you the masterpiece.


Our clients are our inspiration, your story of love and your journey as a couple. We take the time to get to know you as a couple, your personality and what makes you a special couple. Your love inspires the artistic documentation of your wedding day. 


Wedding photography is a celebration of life, and your happiness my highest priority. In addition to offering personable, professional and prompt service to every client, I provide guidance and consultation every step. Your wedding documentation experience should be an enhancement to your wedding day, adding to the joy.


We believe it is the responsibility of a business owner to give back to the community both financially and with service. Rising Lotus Photography works extensively with several charities supporting their programs and events including High Hopes in High Heels, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Brides against Breast Cancer, Center for Hope, PlaySmart, Children's Cancer Center, Miracles Outreach, various schools, families in need and small community support projects. The causes we are most passionate about are human trafficking, women's empowerment, breast cancer, supporting families of terminal illness and at-risk children.

We are the forever parents to beautiful rescue horses named Skippy and Ryder. We also have rescue doggie named Sugar Plum and two rescue kittens Gingersnap and Cutie Pie.  The rehabilitation process is long but truly rewarding. Gaining the trust of an abused horse truly provides joy to our hearts

-Marilyn Bray, Owner and Principal Photographer


  • 2023 Award Winner Best International Couture Wedding and Engagement Photographer- Global Wedding Awards 
  • International Coastal Wedding Photographer of the Year, 2021 Global Wedding Awards
  • Award Winning Photographer 2015- 2022 for Couples Choice from WeddingWire and Editors' Choice from Two Bright Lights
  • Award Winner Most Coveted Photographer 2016
  • Award Winning Professional Photographers Association Excellence in Photography 2016,  2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • Recognized wedding photographer of The Knot, Reverie Gallery, Black Sheep Bride, Wedding Wire, Waverly Bride, &
  • Published and featured in over 142 wedding publications internationally
  • Featured artist of the Tampa Bay Lightning with photograph showcased in Amelie Arena.
  • Rising Lotus Photography is insured and can provide certificates of liability.
  • Jeremy Taylor aka Michael Tailor for the music industry