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How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer

February 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Things to consider before you hire a wedding photographer Congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting time but it can also get a bit stressful as you piece together all the people, places and things that make your wedding day ideas a reality. We’ve compiled a short list of suggestions to help make choosing your perfect photographer e...
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Getting To Know Me

October 23, 2019  •  5 Comments
GETTING TO KNOW ME Rising Lotus Photography Owner: Marilyn Taking readers behind the lens just a little further, I wanted to give you a sneak peek into my life, and the journey that brought me here. For every time I pick of a camera I am giving all of me; my clients deserve to know what drives my passion for photography. MY GRATITUDE: First, I...
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Guide to the Perfect Proposal | For Guys

September 19, 2019  •  12 Comments
This post is specifically for men needing advice and help on how to propose to their lady while having the moment captured by a professional photographer. Please note we are aware this may seem a little non-PC. But let’s face it, heterosexual men need a little more guidance in this area. Guys, I’m going to try to keep this as simple and direct a...
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Planning Your Engagement Photography Session | Pro Tips for Couples

August 27, 2019
Wedding planning can be overwhelming and time consuming but planning your engagement session doesn't have to be! Let's talk about how to choose your location, what to wear or not to wear and how to make the engagement session extra special! Choosing Your Location: Remember the location you choose is going to have a huge impact on the time of day t...
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The Importance of Your Engagement Session | Florida Wedding Photography

August 20, 2019
Your engagement is an important time in your relationship. It's the transitional period in your life as you begin to take on a new role for one another. Partners, teammates, life partners. When you've made the ultimate commitment to start doing this thing called life with one another for the remainder of this time on earth. Sometimes the weight of...
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The Golden Hour

August 11, 2019
Squinty eyes. Blown out, white hot sun. Hard to decern features. Harsh shadows. Truth be told, this is the stuff of nightmares for photographers. As professional wedding photographers and masters of natural light photography, we can photograph at any time of day. But there IS a science behind finding good lighting while the sun is high and bright....
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Romantic, Glamorous, Luxury Sarasota Wedding at The Ringling Cà d'Zan

October 10, 2017
Romantic, Glamorous, Luxury Sarasota Wedding at The Ringling Cà d'Zan Beth and Jimmy's wedding was held at my favorite venue of all time- The Ringling in Sarasota. It was a HUGE celebration and I spent the entire day in awe of not only their love but the complete and utter gorgeousness of the day! It was nearly impossible to narrow down the images...
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Romantic, Intimate Marco Island Destination Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

September 26, 2017
Romantic, Intimate Marco Island Destination Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer I still find myself daydreaming about Margaret and Allie's destination wedding in Marco Island. It was an incredibly intimate, touching day that celebrated the special love this couple has for each other. Every year I hope to shoot a handful of destination wedd...
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Charming, Enchanting Bakers Ranch Wedding, Jaimee and Matt | Tampa Area Wedding Photographer

September 22, 2017
Charming, Enchanting Bakers Ranch Wedding, Jaimee and Matt | Tampa Area Wedding Photographer "When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew." How incredible is this quote?! This beautiful sentiment was the basis for Jaimee & Matt's Bakers Ranch wedding. I met Jaimee when I photographed her sister's wedding back in 2015! You may al...
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Rustic Romance at Lakeside Ranch Resort | Central Florida Wedding Photographer

August 25, 2017  •  6 Comments
Alicia and Chris' Lakeside Ranch wedding was what my dreams are made of. I could move there and die happy. Ha! The working horse ranch has sprawling lake views and an endless amount of greenery. It's open air reception venue and picturesque ceremony sites took my breath away. The day was pure Florida romance! Seriously, one of my favorite things ab...
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