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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 easier.

Which factors motivate your decision?
 

There’s a photographer for every price point, preference and personality. When you determine the factors that most influence your decision-making and how important photography is for you, then your options become more clear.  Consider things such as: photography services offered, artistry, client care, wedding day experience, area of specialty and experience, your photography investment and how important they are to you as you search for your photographer.

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Look for the right match
 

Now you may be thinking, “Well, that’s obvious.” But hang on a second. You see, some people subscribe to the theory that a photographer is a photographer is a photographer; just pick one and you’ll be fine. That’s like saying a Ferrari and a Camry are both cars. While that statement is technically correct, both cars fit entirely different needs and wants. A car buyer with a family may be wowed by a Ferrari but it will never be a good fit (literally) for transporting a family of four. And the person who’s eyeing a Ferrari will never be swayed by the Camry’ fuel mileage and other practical features. So how does all this car talk relate to hiring a wedding photographer?
 

As you research a photographer and look through their portfolio, website, and social media accounts, be mindful of the following: Are you drawn to their work and is his/her approach to wedding photography a good fit for the way you envision your wedding day unfolding? For instance, if you’re getting married on a beach but the photographer you adore has gallery after gallery of ballroom weddings on their website, then you need to address that with the photographer. Perhaps you’ve decided you want un-posed photographs without realizing that your favorite photographer actually directs her subjects into seemingly candid scenarios...now what? The point is to look for a photographer that’s a great overall match for what you like and the wedding you’re planning.

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Schedule a meeting
 

You are entrusting your photographer with the responsibility of documenting one of the most important days in your life and you’ll likely spend a significant amount of time with them during your wedding day. So it’s important that you like and trust the person you’ve chosen to work with. If you’re not comfortable with him or her it will detract from your experience. It also becomes more challenging for a photographer to capture genuine emotion when a client feels guarded, making it a chore for everyone involved. Set up a meeting (in-person, Skype or over the phone), get to know the person behind the lens, how they work and let them get to know you and your fiancé.  If you’ve reached out to a multi-shooter studio, make sure you get the chance to meet the person who will actually photograph your wedding.

 

 

Communicate your expectations early on
 

Discuss your expectations so there’s a clear understanding of what you’re looking for and what the photographer can realistically deliver. This covers a wide range of topics such as: services offered, printed products, contracts, payment, production timeline etc. When all parties agree on what to expect, a lot of misunderstandings are avoided and we have a recipe for happy wedding clients!

Finally, trust yourself and enjoy the process. Most wedding photographers want you to have a wonderful experience and give you images that you will treasure forever. Professional wedding photographers are experts in our field and have great insight into custom timeline development, photographs shot lists, wedding details and flexibility. They will have the best ideas for the locations with magical light that highlight you as a couple. Good luck with your wedding planning and please come back for more wedding photography tips!

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  1. Discuss as a couple what is the most important aspect of wedding photography to you?
  2. Research potential photographers work paying attention to their style and methods.
  3. Schedule a meeting to get to know your photographer personally and professionally.
  4. Communicate your expectations and what is important to you.

 


 

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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 am so very grateful for all the amazing people that have supported, challenged, and loved me. As I share with you some of life's influences that make me a better photographer and some quirky fun facts; I want to be sure to thank all those that were part of my life's story. Thank you.

MY PASSION:

Since I was little I was always fascinated with photographs. I remember being five years old and sneaking down at six o'clock in the morning at my grandmother's house to see the family albums.  I was captivated by how a photograph could tell a whole story in a single image. Photography has been a part of my life ever since. I believe photography has the power to document life's most amazing memories which is why I'm honored to be a wedding photographer. I write love stories with light.... To be honest, I am obsessed with natural light and the challenge of finding beautiful light for my subjects.

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MY GUIDE:

My biggest role model, spiritual teacher, photography enthusiast, and the most cherished person in my life is my Mom. I miss her dearly and feel very close to her every time I pick up a camera. She taught me mindfulness and to embrace the beauty of the moment. Through her artwork she illustrated the concept of impermanence, how the world is constantly changing. I learned to appreciate a moment captured on film, that moment which never existed before and will never exist again.  She would always tell me I could do anything I set my mind to and supported my search for happiness with unconditional love. Her legacy lives on through me.

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MY FIRST LOVE:

The first time I rode a horse I was nine years old on a family trip. From that moment I became obsessed with riding and learning more about these beautiful animals. As soon as I got my driver's license, I drove 50 minutes to beg for a job at Maybury Riding Stables. I started off cleaning stalls, grooming horses, and helping around the barn. I eventually worked my way up to Senior trail guide, and trained horses that were new to the barn. The first day on the job I broke my toe when it was stepped on by a draft horse named Angel... seriously one of the best days of my teens, broken toe and all. The experience taught me the importance of being passionate about my work. That in order to do something I loved it would take a tremendous amount of effort, perseverance and determination.

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MY EMPATHY:

My love for horses continues and I have became very involved with helping to rehabilitate rescue horses. I volunteered to train and provide the needed care for these resilient animals. I wish I could say I was there to help them but honestly I learn so much about survival, compassion and spirituality from the horses. I learned the art of being present for another beings experience. I adopted Skippy, a rescued mare whom suffered a traumatic brain injury, facial paralysis and had a fractured skull. The recovery process involved a multifaceted continuum of care and intense retraining over the course of two years which challenged my empathetic nature and gave me many opportunities for my insight and empathetic awareness to grow. This awareness I use to connect with my clients and channel the emotions of the events I document. 

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MY EMPOWERMENT:

I dedicated eight years right after college to trauma informed care non-profit work, empowering women and supporting healing. I am so grateful for the amazing people I met during that time and truly am honored for to bear witness to the beautiful transformation of healing from trauma that occurs in peoples lives. This work gave me an understanding of human suffering but with it a deep appreciation for love in it's many forms. Also, it gave me the opportunity to heal myself. I had some amazing experiences which profoundly affected my perception of what is important in this lifetime. I learned about the grace of the human heart. Through this work I determined how truly important it is to embrace the joy in our lives and the awe inspiring nature of love. 

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MY HEART:  

I came to the realization to fully document and honor another persons most joyful experiences and sacred life events I had to truly live my life to the fullest. I couldn't hide behind a camera but I had to embrace life fully to understand the magnitude and power of the joyful moments I capture. To be a better artist and photojournalist I had to LIVE. Thus, I searched for experiences that bring "light" to my mind, body and soul. My love for music has pushed me to learn to line dance and country swing dance. Life is a celebration!

MY EPIC LOVE:

Through this journey of finding adventure in the simple moments I fell in love with a man who encourages and supports me to go outside my comfort zone. His zest for life gave me the encouragement to take voice lessons and sing with him (facing one of my biggest fears). But more than anything everyday he gives me a deeper understanding of what it is to truly be loved and to love. Thus providing me a deeper knowledge for the love my clients share and the power of a magnetic connection between two people which I have the honor to capture with my camera. 

 

SOME TIDBITS & FUN FACTS:

1. In addition to Skippy, I also have a cute little rescue dog named Sugar Plum. 

2. I dislike making left hand turns and will make three right hand turns before I have to make a left.

3. I have been skydiving 12 times. 

4. My favorite accessory is cowboy boots.

5.  My wedding and engagement photography has been featured in over 125 publications across the world.

6. I may have a slight obsession with baby goat YouTube videos. Wimpy Goat and Goat What What are two of my favorites.

7. My bucket list to travel is forever increasing; I would love to photograph weddings in Switzerland, Ireland and Australia. For when I am behind my camera I fully experience the magnitude of where I am visiting.

8. I might be known to have popcorn for dinner.

9. When I get excited I spontaneously break into a happy dance.

10. I was born and raised right outside of Detroit, Michigan. Therefore being a hockey fan is basically in my blood.

11. I was a competitive swimmer in grade school and college, traveling throughout the U.S and Canada.

12. I have meditated with Deepak Chopra, listen to Desmond Tutu speak live and swam with sea turtles.

 

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I wanted to give a HUGE shout out to Stephanie Smith, Asha Lea and Rick Lewis my photography mentors and friends. Their guidance and support has helped me to achieve my dreams and explore my passion. I adore these photographers, from the beginning they have been my cheerleaders, always reminding me what is possible. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to learn a little more about me and some of what fuels the passion for my work. Hopefully I get the opportunity to learn about your love story!

 

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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 as possible. Bare with me while I try to explain one of the most romantic and important moments in a women’s life in my best dude talk. 

 

Basically, your woman has already fantasied and envisioned your proposal. No pressure here guys, but she’s most likely has been drooling over engagement rings. It is your job as a man to exceed her expectations! Take a deep breath, you won her heart now it’s time to give her an experience that is once in a lifetime.


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2. Yes, she will want this professionally photographed. Have you seen her Facebook page and Instagram... it’s full of photos of the two of you. She is proud to be your woman and wants to share how awesome you are together. This is probably the most important life event for her to date. She will want it captured beautifully, she will cherish the photographs for the rest of her life and gives her the opportunity to brag about what an amazing man you are. BOOM!

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4.  She will want to look her best. So don’t blindside her while she is in her jeans from high school and her hair is in a messy bun. It’s ok to get some help from her best friend, sister or mom … she will want manicured nails. For she will want to show off that ring! Let her know it’s a date or a special outing. Or plan around an occasion you know she will be dressed up. Maybe treat her to a spa day with professional hair and makeup included. Or take her for a shopping trip before so she has that special outfit already. Now you are cooking with gas.

 

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5. Be her Superman. Look great too! Now is not the time to be comfortable or sloppy or wear socks with sandals. 

 

6. Don’t forget the details. I’m telling you those romantic details will make your proposal her “magical movie moment”.  You want to see that smile, the one that stole your heart. Think about a custom playlist, or play your song. Add romantic touches like flowers, a message in a bottle, pictures of the two of you, an amazing date planned before or after. Maybe it’s the sunset or her favorite band or a glass of her favorite wine? Is it dancing under the stars, kissing on the beach or walking through a garden filled with her favorite flowers? What will create an experience for her? This is where you can blow her mind, make her swoon and surprise her. Leave her with the only word she can say is HECK YES!


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8. Try not to drop the ball by giving hints, acting like a weirdo or arousing suspicion by being different. Not to make you nervous, but us women, we have a keen sense when it comes to our man.

 

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You are asking your woman a very important question... plan accordingly, get help when needed and make it special. Remember when everything is said and done she loves you and can’t wait to be yours. 

 

You got this!

 

Oh, one last thing. if you are reading this and have a great proposal story drop it in the comments. Let’s spread some more helpful ideas! 

 

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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 the shoot will be scheduled, the vibe of the session and the overall atheistic of how you will be photographed. Don't panic, as a professional photographer I am here to guide you on the pros and cons of various locations and help your creative ideas come to life!

Special for you: When thinking about your session it might be helpful to first determine if there are any locations special to you, reflect who you are as a couple or significant in your relationship. Some couples love the idea of their engagement session being at the location of where they met, first date or one of their favorite shared experiences together- a local park, cute bistro, drive-in movie theatre, local entertainment and bar hotspot, coffee shop, the college at which they met or a special part of town significant to their relationship. Other couples want the engagement session to be a reflection of their shared interests.

The sky is the limit! Think outside the box when considering locations. The outdoor adventure couples might choose the woods where they hike or the state park at which they canoe. The couple that enjoys spending weekends together at the beach relaxing might opt for their favorite beach location to get their toes in the sand. A musical couple might want to consider their favorite outdoor jam spot or their favorite open mic location. Maybe the local horse farm, llama farm or that place that does goat yoga!

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What to wear: Once your location is determined now it's time to select your attire- which matters. When styling an engagement session there are several factors to consider such as the weather, specifically the temperature, your unique style and also general tone of the session. Keep in mind locations don't have to determine the style of a session, sometimes the juxtaposition of formal or cocktail attire at a rustic location makes for beautiful photographs. For example a ball gown at a barn, or a flowing cocktail dress in the woods make for striking artistic captures. Moreover, your attire should compliment your location.

Dress up! My professional advice to couples is dress on the dressier and more stylish side. Often engagement photos are the first time a couple is professional photographed together. These photos might be used for Save the Dates, announcements, your wedding website or sign-in book. They will be a documentation of this very special time in your life and you want to look your best.

Make it special. Wear that killer cocktail dress that makes him drool and turns heads. Feel like a goddess in that long flowing skirt and flowers in your hair. This is the perfect excuse to look extra sharp, extra stylish and put together while showcasing the best of your relationship. Besides after an hour or two of kissing, cuddling and being together you will probably want to enjoy a date night or special dinner so why not look like a million bucks doing it!

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Here are some insider secretes as to what photographs the best: 

  • Professional Hair and Makeup
    • Ladies the best advice I can give- invest in professional makeup and hair styling. A professional will know how to apply contour and makeup specifically for photoshoots, they will make your lashes look amazing AND you will leave feeling like a goddess ready for the camera!
  • Pick outfits that coordinate together
    • Consider a color coordinating palate and style
    • Select clothing that compliments each others look and creates a couples style
    • And yes, black does have a slimming affect in a photograph
  • Stay away from shiny distracting materials, lots of patterns, logos or designs 
    • Often they may look good in person but in a photograph will look distorted
  • Dress in layers
    • Men bring a sports coat, suit jacket and wear an undershirt. Jackets help create a very flattering V figure on men and undershirts help with both wrinkles and sweat. 
    • Ladies bring a cover up. That extra layer can be used to immediately change a look. Also, it can be used to help accentuate features, the female form while masking areas which may lead to insecurity. 
  • Wear form fitted clothing, stay away from baggy clothing which will appear sloppy in a photograph
  • Consider accessories to add to your style
  • Choose clothing you are comfortable in and stylish
    • Ladies bring a pair of flats or sandals if you are wearing heels. You may be walking to various locations and we want you to be comfortable
  • Consider necklines when selecting your outfits
    • Collars on men look great in photographs
    • Ladies be careful of your undergarments, make sure they aren't showing 
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Make Your Session Unique: My job as a photographer is to capture the natural essence of your relationship and the unique attributes of your love. Every engagement session is photographed differently because every couples is unique. Some couples are flirty and fun whereas some are sultry and sexy. I will help set the scene and give direction while stepping back to allow your natural chemistry to shine. If you want to add a special element to your session here are some things to consider. 
 
Props and meaningful items- Pintrest and Instagram are great places to find inspiration for your session. Remember to use these as resources for creative inspiration not imitation, there are over a thousand variables that go into producing a photograph so your session is going to be unique.  Couples may want to bring a sign with their wedding date, a favorite board game they like to play, their favorite book, fresh flowers in a bouquet or flower crown, an item of significance to your relationship- remember that stuffed animal he won at the fair for you collecting dust? 
 
Activities, interests and hobbies- Consider what you like to do together, your hobbies and interests then incorporate an activity into your session. Maybe it's dancing in the street, sharing an ice cream cone or a slice of pizza or maybe your man loves to sing to you with his guitar. Snuggle under a blanket in the woods while sharing a cup of hot chocolate. Steal a kiss in a canoe on the river. Fly a kite at a local park. 
 
Professional staging- Here is where we can take your engagement session to the next level of style and provide a couture experience by working with a local décor company and creating a magical space! Anything can be created, romantic candlelight table with a downtown backdrop, bohemian teepee with colorful pillows and bright flowers or a special picnic with gourmet cheeses and your favorite wine. With added style your engagement session will be elevated to the next level and will truly be a memorable experience. 
 
Fur babies-  Admit it, your fur babies are part of your family and a big part of your relationship. Why not incorporate them in your engagement session. And yes, I fully support the doggie bow tie or tutu. Please bring another person with you to help with your animals and watch them when we go off to take photos of just the two of you. 

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These photos capture the beginning stages of your everlasting love story- it doesn't matter if you've been together 3 months or 3 years, these moments are so very special in your relationship and should be captured! 
 
Here are a couple tips to prep you for your session: 
 
  • Pick a location that has significance to your relationship. Be it the place the question was popped or your favorite date night spot. Choose somewhere that you're comfortable and gives off the vibe that you've envisioned. 
  • Keep weather and atmosphere in mind. If you want photos among the sweeping oak trees that Florida is famous for, the time of day and weather forecast will make a difference in the final result. When we're working on the details, I'll help guide you on what works best! 
  • Bring outfit changes! Ideally, they'll coordinate in color or pattern. Send me your selections- I'm happy to provide you pointers! 
  • Although your engagement ring is the ultimate accessory, consider incorporating a few others. Statement earrings, layered necklaces, bracelets with a pop of color or added bling, etc. 
  • Don't go crazy on Pinterest with must have shots.  Of course, I want to see poses that you love, but remember that just because it's online, doesn't mean that it's meant for YOU. We want your photos to be authentic to your relationship. So if you would never splash around in the rain or kiss under an umbrella during a downpour, skip those requests ;) 
  • Have your hair and make-up professionally done. Your engagement session is a great opportunity for you to get a trial run on your wedding day look, and helps you get to know your hair + make-up artist too! Plus, who doesn't deserve the pampering of a professional every now and then?! It's your time to shine, take it! 
  • And probably the most important tip of all? Don't skip this session. Make it a priority. You won't regret it! 
Let's have some fun, get loose, and go take some pictures of that smile that is plastered on your face!
 

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Engagement session tips and hints, what is an engagement sessionCouture Engagement PhotographyRising Lotus Photography owner Marilyn talks about Engagement Sessions with tips and hints into how to make your session magical.
Engagement session tips and hints, what is an engagement sessionCouture Engagement PhotographyRising Lotus Photography owner Marilyn talks about Engagement Sessions with tips and hints into how to make your session magical.
Engagement session tips and hints, what is an engagement sessionCouture Engagement PhotographyRising Lotus Photography owner Marilyn talks about Engagement Sessions with tips and hints into how to make your session magical.
Engagement session tips and hints, what is an engagement sessionCouture Engagement PhotographyRising Lotus Photography owner Marilyn talks about Engagement Sessions with tips and hints into how to make your session magical.

Engagement session tips and hints, what is an engagement sessionCouture Engagement PhotographyRising Lotus Photography owner Marilyn talks about Engagement Sessions with tips and hints into how to make your session magical.  
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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. Finding great light at different parts of the day required a trained eye and makes a fantastic photographer. We have  experience  finding soft, beautiful and magical light even at 3 pm. A big part of choosing a professional wedding photographer who specializes in natural light is trusting their knowledge to make you luminescent and beautiful. I choose my locations on great light and what will make my subjects look the best.
 
Now, you may be wondering why am I telling you all this. We want our clients to be happy- and although there are some circumstances we can't control, helping our clients select the best location and time of day for their sessions IS something that we CAN do to avoid "less than ideal photos" scenario.  Which is why you'll hear us encourage you to schedule your photos (especially your newlywed couple's photos) around The Golden Hour (cue the angels singing and the sky producing magical moments). 
 
In photography, the Golden Hour, also referred to as the magic hour, is the dreamy time of day where the sun is the perfect shade of gold; the shadows are soft, and skin tone is natural. It's the time of day where you can relax into your environment and enjoy the scenery without the burning glare of the sun. 
 
The Golden Hour happens around sunrise and sunset.  The hour surrounding these earth shifts produces the most ethereal, effervescent light. Golden hour is optimum because we get the opportunity to play with light, sun flare and the quality of light is softer.  This is the time when you can get those epic landscape photographs with tons more freedom for fantastic backdrops. It brings with it a calm and peace of mind as the sun kisses your forehead and a smile spreads across your face. You might not even realize it's happening- but behind the lens, your beautify shines, and we can capture you in your essence. 
 
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Again, we want to emphasize that you can select any location and time that you want and a skilled photographer CAN and WILL make it work. But those Pinterest-worthy images that you fall in love with? You may have already guessed it, but they're likely taken during Golden Hour ;)  The sweeping shot of that magnificent kiss on the grounds of your dream venue you've been dreaming of? Perfect for Golden Hour too! 
 
Now that we've convinced you that being photographed during the golden hour reflect the best YOU in photos, you may want to know how exactly to determine the WHEN. There is no set golden hour year round- it changes from season to season. Once of my favorite resources is a site called Sunrise Sunset ( http://www.sunrisesunset.com/usa/ ). The site allows you to pick your location and then provides you a calendar or exact times for each during the month.  At this time of this post (October 27, 2017, sunrise is at 7:35 am and sunset it at 6:43 pm). Based on this info, if you were to create your wedding day timeline with Golden Hour in mind, below would be the ideal:
 
Bridal details: 2:00 pm
Getting Ready: 3:00 pm
Bridal: 3:30 pm
First look:  4:00
4:30 Bridal Party
Ceremony details and pre-ceremony: 5:00pm
Ceremony: 5:15 pm
Family portraits: 5:45 pm 
Newlywed Portraits: 6:15 pm (magic time!) 
Sunset 6:43 pm
Reception:  7:00pm 
 
Your photos are priceless memories, and we want nothing more than for you to look back on your day with the fondest of feelings. Let your natural light shine from within and let the sun's perfect glow illuminate that for you

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Romantic, Glamorous, Luxury Sarasota Wedding at The Ringling Cà d'Zan https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/10/the-ringling 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- we were able to capture so many great shots.  

Beth was not only radiant but completely overtaken by the joy of the day. She wasn't in the least bit stressed and had an amazing support system during prep time. Having such an awesome vendor team made all the difference- not a detail was neglected and it was a wonderful experience for everyone! Big shout out to Nicholle Leonard Design Studio for making it happen!

When Jimmy laid eyes on his stunning bride in her fitted lace gown and heavenly cathedral length veil you could almost hear the breath leaving his lungs. During portraits, he would guide her so tenderly with the placement of his hand on her back. It was incredibly chivalrous and romantic. 

The reception at The Ringling's Cà d'Zan was fantastic (and gorgeous). We took extra note of all of the romantic candlelight - the gold and blue pillars were a beautiful touch that incorporated their color theme perfectly. The calla lilies were a timeless choice as well.  The Bay Kings Band was epic (as usual) and the party was a blast. It was everything you could want in a celebration! Touching, festive and entertaining. 

As it's been said, this couple & wedding gave me ALL.THE.FEELS. I wish Beth and Jimmy all the joy and happiness in the world. And thank them, from the bottom of my heart, for including me.  Love you two so much! 

 

 

Venue:: The Ringling 
Ceremony and Reception:: Cà d'Zan 
Planning and Coordination:: Nicholle Leonard Design Studio 
Hair and Makeup:: Lasting Luxe Hair and Makeup Artistry 
Floral:: Victoria Blooms, LLC 
Band:: Bay Kings Band 
Catering:: Sarasota Catering Company 
Strings:: Sunset Strings 
Cake:: Cakes by Ron 
Tent:: US Tent Rental 
Rentals:: So Staged Event Design + Rentals 
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Transportation: SRQ Trolley 


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Romantic, Intimate Marco Island Destination Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/9/marco-island-destination-wedding 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 weddings, and for this wedding day did not disappoint!  I adored their first touch - it was such a special moment and the next best thing to a first look (at least in my option)! 

We loved Allie's look of absolute joyful emotion when he saw Margaret walking down the aisle. And when her maid of honor stepped in during the ceremony to blot her eyes, I exhaled an "awe"- because, seriously, what would you do without your girls?!

They leaped into each other's arms when it was time to seal the nuptials with a kiss. They made it count! 

The newly minted Mr & Mrs casually strolled the grounds of  The Rookery At Marco Golf Club & JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort hand and hand. Soaking in the occasion. Stopping along the way for LOTS of kisses. 

Can I just say. Allie's attire was awesome- it was one of my favorite groom looks this year! His pale grey linen suit had just a hint of pastel lavender, which was amazing for the beachside wedding. His look was perfect for the coastal, elegant look they wanted- he managed to be quite dapper, yet casual. And he seemed to be more comfortable in a suit than most of my grooms. Ha! 

The reception was intimate and romantic. The couple stayed by each others side all night and as the night concluded, Allie carried his new bride into the night, in a shower of sparklers. 

Also, I have to say I send light, love, and prayers to Marco Island in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Our poor state of Florida took a beating and many people still have a long recovery ahead of them. The aftermath for many is heartbreaking and it is my biggest hope for the communities that suffered to feel whole again, as quickly as possible! 

 

DJ:: DJ by CJ
Videography:: Longen Films 
Getting Ready:: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Sunset Cove Resort 
Ceremony:: The Rookery At Marco Golf Club 
Reception:: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort 
Coordination:: Rachel Marks
Cake:: Sarasota Catering Company 
Dress:: The Wedding Shoppe 
Hair:: JW Marriott Salon
Makeup:: AnnMarie Kruczynski
Special thanks to: Sashi M Baez

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Charming, Enchanting Bakers Ranch Wedding, Jaimee and Matt | Tampa Area Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/9/bakers-ranch-jaimee-and-matt  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 also recognize the lovebirds from an earlier blog post abou their engagement session! It was so wonderful to be able to spend time with this family again. 

Their venue is located in Parrish, FL- near Bradenton. "Our air-conditioned Ranch House is a Tudor–Style Building, inspired by 16th century Northern European architecture that gently blends with picturesque majestic oak trees and 3 very unique ceremony sites.  Bakers Ranch is the elegant, romantic canvas that is completely yours! You can create any once-in-a-lifetime event from a modern day Gone With the Wind fairy tale to an intimate ceremony with elegant simplicity and anything in between."

It's such a charming location and right up my alley!  And this wedding was soft, feminine and romantic. 

I loved Jaimee's walk down the aisle. She was so overcome with emotion to see Matt. My heart swelled during that moment- because seriously, how lucky and blessed am I do witness this moment?!  

The reception was elegant, yet casual. And I loved watching them dance with each other. They're so in love. 

Their cake was amazing! Seriously, the intricate gold lace detail was heavenly and the glitter base was oh so fancy. I spent a moment or two fawning over it!  

A big thank you Jaimee, Matt & family for including me for your big day!  So much love to you two! 

 

Venue:: Bakers Ranch 
Videography:: Callie Rasmussen
DJ:: Goodley Entertainment Group , Jay Gordon
Cake:: The Cake Zone
Hair and Makeup:: Aquali Bridal 
Dress:: The White Closet Bridal Company 
Bridesmaids dresses: The White Closet Bridal Company
Tux:: Men's Wearhouse  
Planning:: Jennifer Sherrouse
Flowers:: Events in Bloom Tampa 
Linens:: Linens By The Sea

 

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Rustic Romance at Lakeside Ranch Resort | Central Florida Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/8/lakeside-ranch-resort 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 about being a wedding photographer is seeing so many stunning venues - and how my couples transform them into something uniquely their own. 

I happen to adore Alicia and Chris as much as I do Lakeside Ranch, so it was a perfect day for me! Alicia had a wonderful group of maids and they had a great time prepping for the big day. The light was heavenly in the bridal suite (which is actually in a massive house on-site that overlooks one of the many lakes).

Alicia was so excited to get down the aisle to Chris, and the look on her face when she did was priceless! They had such sweet vows and were just giddy when it was time to take newlywed portraits. 

The decor was rustic elegance with accents of soft pink. The farm tables were the perfect touch for their family style dining. I loved the massive hay bails with their monogram. It was such a cute touch! The all white cake had crystal and rosette embellishments- adding just a touch of glam to the design. 

It was a great joy and honor to photograph these meant-to-be soulmates. My heart is filled with gratitude and I wish them all the happiness in the world! 

 

Venue:: Lakeside Ranch Resort 
Planning and Coordination:: All The Lovely Details
Floral:: Westover's Flowers & Gifts
Hair and Makeup:: Casey Cheek
Officiant:: Pastor Jerry Batista from Grace Family Church
Catering:: Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant
Cake:: Nicole's House of Cakes
DJ:: Excellent Entertainment
Bridal gown:: CC's Boutique Bridal Locations
Men's attire:: Celebrations by Carrie
Bridesmaids dress:: CC's Boutique
Ceremony strings:: Bonnie Deeds

 

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Rustic, Country Vintage Chic Wishing Well Barn Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/7/wishing-well-barn Krystle and Parker's Wedding was rustic, country vintage chic with a hint of glam. Yep, that's a lot of descriptors, but they pulled the day off so beautifully! The Wishing Well Barn is a beautiful cattle ranch and wedding venue in Plant City  (which also happens to be adjacent to blueberry farm)!

All of the decor they selected was perfect for Wishing Well- they had lots of pretty pink & white florals, paired with burlap and lace. It was country to a tee, with rustic vintage touches from the window seating chart and old whiskey barrel tables to the lanterns and select seating options. 

Of course, Krystle's lace wedding gown was stunning! She rocked the fit and flare silhouette with her cowboy boots! And the rhinestone embellishment was just the glam touch she wanted. It sparkled in the sunlight and highlighted her beautiful brown eyes!

Krystle's entrance with grand- she rode into the wedding ceremony on a horse named Oreo! It was a magical, princess fairytale moment. My heart did a little leap in my throat as I watched Parker watching her. It was a powerful moment! 

It was a joy watching these two celebrate together. They're a perfect pair and the day was everything they wished for. I am so blessed to have been their photographer (and now friend)! 

 

Venue:: Wishing Well Barn 
Officiant:: Michael DeArruda 
Planning and Coordination:: Michelle Welch 
Hair and Makeup:: Karen Turner
Videography:: Chris Bennett
DJ:: Melvin DjMelvinr Rios 
Gown:: Casablanca Bridal

 

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When an engagement session includes champagne and a Rolls Royce, I know it's going to be fun. And Shannon and Christian's e-session was just that! Playful, magical and full of laughter.

The couple selected the Straz Center in downtown Tampa for their location. It has some great surrounding landscape and gave us waterfront, foliage, and architectural interest options. In other words, it was a winning choice! Variety is the spice of life, right?! 

The couple opted for two looks- something formal (as you can see from that killer RR) and something casual. 

I loved the special scrapbook they brought with them as a prop- it's full of photos and memories that the two lovebirds have shared during the course of their relationship.  Christian actually used this scrapbook during his proposal, so it was THE most fitting prop they could use! The books and Harry Potter wands were an adorable touch too! 

It was so much fun to photography these two sweethearts! If you're still searching for the perfect engagement session photographer + location- give me a call or shoot me an email. Would love to chat with you!  

xoxo & blue skies!

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Family Maternity Photos | Tampa Maternity + Family Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/7/family-maternity-photos-tampa-maternity-family-photographer First, there was Mama Bear & Papa Bear... then there was Brother Bear. And here comes baby bear.   I loved photographing Christina's family-centric maternity session. She has an adorable family that is about to get even more precious! 

For moments and memories that are special to you- picking a location that feels welcoming and comfortable is key! Christina did just that.  Their family home was a great setting for this session. We snapped a few shots in their home, as well as their front yard and surrounding neighborhood.

Christina opted for several family style photos in their coordinating "bear" shirts, as well as a few solo and mother son photos in 'dressier' attire. She was so laid back and comfortable in front of the camera. It was a joy to capture this incredibly special, magical time for her! 

Christina's son, Wesley is so excited to meet his new sibling.

 

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Joyfully Unique Earthscapes Garden Room Wedding | Palm Harbor Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/7/joyfully-unique-earthscapes-garden-room-wedding Rachel and Dane held their outdoor Florida wedding at Earthscapes Garden Room- an adorable venue located in Palm Harbor. I would venture to say more people don't even know it exists, because Earthscapes is a nursery that specializes in landscape design/outdoor spaces, and just so happens to also have an awesome space that can accommodate up to 250 people! It is a fantastic venue for the nature lover. It feels like a backyard oasis (without the complications that can sometimes come from hosting a wedding at a private residence). A perfect mix of casual and unique! 

Rachel and Dane are such a sweet couple and their wedding reflected their carefree love. They each love so deeply and passionately for each other and know how to laugh at life's adventures.  They are truly the best friends that know they've found something really special in one another.  

Rachel's beautiful wedding gown (the illusion neckline gown and embroidery to heavenly) paired amazingly well with Dane's classic gray suit. They both radiated so much joy.  And the casual, romantic garden theme was dreamy and magical! They opted for no bridal party, which really kept the focus on the couple during the ceremony and reception. 

I can't forget to mention that their vendor team for the wedding day was awesome! 

 

Venue:: Earthscapes Garden Room
Planner:: Laura Walsh Events
Catering:: Olympia Catering & Events
Florist:: 2Birds Events
DJ:: Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc.
Hair and Makeup:: Femme Akoi Beauty Studio

 

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Stylish, Elegant The Regent Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/6/stylish-elegant-the-regent-wedding-tampa-wedding-photographer Trina and Sean are such a sweet couple. Trina was truly one of the kindest brides I've ever had the privilege to work with. The couple held their wedding day at the Regent, a venue just outside of Tampa. The theme for the day was elegant glamor- with spring inspired flowers, pretty silver details and plenty of sparkle! 

Trina has great style- do you see those shoes?! Ah! So amazing.   Paired with her fitted wedding gown- she was a true goddess (and her groom made sure she knew it too!). 

The ceremony took place inside- the altar was defined with a beautiful alter made of sheer fabric, hanging mirrored glass that sparkled in the light and lush floral arrangements of roses, calla lily, and hydrangea. 

The reception was a blast! The dance floor was packed all night and there was SO much laughter! Sean's toast did cause a few tears, but we promise they were happy! The overwhelming emotion and love was so strong. Truly a joy-filled day with magical moments experienced by all in attendance. 

We loved working with Trina & Sean and wish them all the best! 

 

Venue:: The Regent 
Makeup:: IQ of Beauty 
Hair:: Platinum Plus Beauty Studio
Catering:: Coastal Catering 
Planning:: Days Remembered by ND- Wedding/Event Coordinator & Planner 
DJ:: IDVES 
Floral:: Extravaganza Productions, Inc. 
Linens:: Fancy That Specialty Linens LLC 
Tux:: Men's Wearhouse 
Cake:: Petite Madelyn's Bakery 
Bridal Gown:: David's Bridal

 

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Enchanting Elopement Style Wedding in Rome, Italy | Destination Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/6/enchanting-elopement-style-wedding-in-rome-italy-destination-wedding-photographer Few things make my heart happier than weddings and travel- so marrying (no put intended) the two sets my heart aflame. So, when Jackie + Dan asked me to travel to Italy with them for their Newlywed session, I couldn't say no! I was fortunate enough to capture their wedding in Tampa (you may have seen the sneak peek on FB- they had a hilarious first look moment that included Jackie wearing a dinosaur costume) as well. It was a blast to extend the celebration overseas and in such a gorgeous dream destination. 

Newlywed shoots are a great way to capture the after wedding glow on a much less restricted timeline (and an excuse to keep your amazing wedding day fashion on)! I love that we took our time to explore the nooks and crannies of Italy's amazingly magical architecture to find locations that were so stunning! This shoot was also a great way for Jackie & Dan to commemorate their first adventure as husband and wife!

It was such an honor to travel with this amazing couple and capture such a special time in their life. I have known Jackie for years and she has always been near and dear to my heart. Seeing how happy Dan makes her brings joy to my heart

Next on the bucket list is Greece! Who's down?

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Timeless University Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/5/timeless-wedding Timeless University Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer 

Lindsay & Taylor's Tampa wedding was as timeless as timeless gets. And we're not talking about just the color combination of black, white and glitzy gold! These two are so graceful, poised and classy. Their winter wedding was a reflection of their fun-loving spirit with all the classic details and atmosphere that they love. 

They held their ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Lindsay glided down the aisle to meet Taylor in her  fitted satin down with high neck and plunging back with pearl embellishments. In a cathedral length veil, so was a vision of timeless beauty (she reminded us of Audrey Hepburn). 

Following the ceremony, everyone made their was to The University Club of Tampa. This prestigious venue has incredible ambiance and stellar service. They also know how to put on a heck of a reception. The environment was so cozy and warm (since the wedding was hosted in December, the club was decorated for the Christmas holiday). The food was also incredible- guested were "wined and dined" and then cut loose on the dance floor! 

Lindsay and her mom are very close- and seeing them interact on the wedding day was so sweet. She was so excited for her daughter and soaked in every moment! And can we talk about aging gracefully? Lindsay's mother is gorgeous, and she looks just like her! 

We loved working with Lindsay & Taylor and wish them a lifetime of good times ahead! 

 

Vendors: 

Getting Ready ::Hilton Tampa Downtown

Ceremony :: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Wedding Reception :: The University Club of Tampa

Florist :: Christine de la Grana

Beauty:: Hollie O'Brien

Wedding gown: Brides by Demetrios

 

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Romantic Opulent Grecian Inspired Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/5/romantic-opulent-grecian-inspired-wedding Romantic Opulent Grecian Inspired Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

I love shooting at Kapok Special Events Center. It is a gorgeous venue and made the perfect backdrop for Danitza and Mike's opulent Grecian inspired wedding. It was romantic beyond words and left me in awe! 

I had the joy of previously photographing the bride's sister, Cybell's wedding day as well.  It was so wonderful to spend another magical day with this fantastic family.

The ladies were stunning in their plum gowns and the men were dapper in their black tuxes. Everyone was dressed to the nines and over the moon excited to watch Danitza & Mike tie the knot!  Especially Danitza's Father. They have such a special, close relationship and you could see the pride and affection in his eyes all day. 

The color combination was spectacular- plums, oranges, corals, red and soft ivory. The entire day's decor was truly AMAZING! Loved the sheer fabric draping for the ceremony and the lush floral arrangements atop each of the reception tables. The pretty purple-hued linen on the table was a great match the Kapok's marble floors and high ceilings. And the natural light is perfection! 

Danitza was a radiant goddess all day- just oozing sensual beauty. And Mike couldn't tear his eyes off of her. Witnessing their connection and love was an honor and capturing it was a dream! Wish these two all the best the world has to offer. 

 

Vendors:

Venue:: Kapok Special Events Center

Catering:: Milan Catering and Event Design

Officiant:: I Do Ceremonies

Floral:: QuickCare - Your Personal Assistant & Events Planner

DJ:: Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc.

Sheena Abraham Bridal Gown:: Truly Forever Bridal (previously Jon's)

Bridesmaids:: David's Bridal

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Classy Yacht Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/5/classy-yacht-club-wedding Classy Yacht Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

Nothing says classy more than a formal black and white color theme. Between this ultra chic traditional selection,  Catholic church ceremony and The Club at Treasure Island reception, Amanda & Kevin's wedding day was beautifully classic in every way! 

Amanda incorporated her something blue by wearing gorgeous sapphire blue satin shoes with rhinestone detail. While Amanda was getting ready, she really took the time to soak in the moment and enjoy the prep! After her professional hair + makeup, she enjoyed nibbles and champagne. Loved the modern "Mrs" glass she sipped her bubbly from! 

The groomsmen also sported a hint of blue - both the vests and tie were the perfect shade of blue to compliment the black and white theme. The simple Calla Lily bouquets bridesmaids carried were beautiful with the cocktail length mixed style black dresses. 

The couple's reception was upscale, without being stuffy. The Club at Treasure Island is a great venue and we love the surrounding scenery. The boats are a fun backdrop and give the entire day a bit of a magical, vacation vibe!

A little side note- Amanda and I actually went to college together at the University of Tampa. Her wedding allowed us to reconnect and it was a wonderful honor to witness her forever happiness! 

 

Vendors:

Getting Ready: Marriott Courtyard Madeira Beach

Ceremony: St. John Vianney Catholic Church

Reception: The Club at Treasure Island

Planning: Table 6 Productions - Florida

Cake and cupcakes: Cakes by Dawn

Makeup: Hollie O'Brien

Hair: Holy Chic, Ashley Zuchegno

Videography: Aimee Wickstrom

Photobooth: Prints Charming

Booth Suit: Men's Wearhouse

Bridesmaids dresses: David's Bridal

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Elegant and Chic Powel Crosley Estate Wedding | Sarasota Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/4/elegant-and-chic-powell-crosley-estate-wedding-sarasota-wedding-photographer Let me prepare you now- this blog post contains TONS of photos. It was SO hard to narrow down favorites from Sarah & Steven's Powel Crosley Estate wedding, so you're getting a huge selection. They had so many incredible details and memorable moments. Plus, this Sarasota wedding venue is one of my all-time-favorites! 

Their Fall wedding has all the makings of a magazine worthy event. Between Sarah's stunning wedding gown and the rich red/burgundy tones used at the reception, it was chic, ultra romantic and gloriously elegant. The pair also knows how to work a camera, and I don't think they had a single "bad" photo. Hence the over-share for this post! As if that weren't enough, Sarah and Steven's dog, Angel, is absolutely adorable and quite photogenic too! 

The new husband and wife were glowing all day- and after the first look, there was no holding back the emotion. If they weren't laughing, they were crying happy tears.  When Sarah walked down the aisle with her mom, stopping a moment to pay respects to her late father (they reserved a special seat for him in the front row, with his favorite ball cap), there wasn't a dry in the room (myself included!).  The said their heartfelt vows, sealed their union with a kiss and then partied into the wee hours. It was a magical night filled with amazing energy. And such an honor to witness and partake. 

Be sure to like us on Facebook for sneak peaks of our recent weddings and to see more images from this Elegant wedding!

 

Venue:: The Powel Crosley Estate

Planner:: Kimberly Hensley Events

Floral:: Florist Fire

Hair and Makeup:: Michele Renee The Studio

Catering:: Olympia Catering & Events

Videography:: Brogen Productions

 

 

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Katherine & Nick's wedding at Historic Obici House in Virgina was an enchanting, intimate occasion that couldn't have been more fit for this couple. These two kept things uncomplicated but didn't skimp on the important details. A gorgeous location, beautiful decor, timeless vows and lots of hearty laughter. 

I went to college with Nick at the University of Tampa. I met Katherine when she attended a small college reunion with some dear friends. I instantly LOVED her and we became fast friends. So of course, I was elated to capture their wedding day! 

Katherine and Nick decided to not have a bridal party. Which is pretty rare these days. We have to say, it was actually really refreshing too! There was so much focus on them and it meant we had extra time for photos. Which I'll always be happy about! Their location really suited this choice and the no-frills couple. 

They integrated a subtle wine theme into their reception - which we thought was really fun! The wine glass favors were adorable and the gold wine bottles were great vases for the pretty purple blooms! The large windows at the Obici House let is the prettiest light and when sunset fell- the ambiance was enchanting!

Can I take a moment to say that Harley was one of the sweetest little wedding pups pals I've ever laid eyes on.  Seriously adorable. It makes me happy when couples involve their pets- and there is no doubt that Harley is an extension of Katherine + Nick's family unit!

Venue:: The Obici House

Planner:: Michelle Amarillo Event Planning

Floral: Studio Posy

Cake: Gretchen Yost Kadesch

DJ: Colonial DJs

Makeup: Anywhere Beauty by Shae

Hair: Hair by Stephanie B

Linen: Classy Covers

Bridal Gown: Silk Bridal Consignment Boutique

 

Be sure to check out the Facebook album too! on over to Facebook too! 

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If you've been on my blog before, you already know that I adore engagement sessions. If you haven't, well, here is your heads up! I love working with couples before the big day. It helps us get to know each other- I quickly discover which couples are camera shy, and who has a natural, effervescent, photogenic personality. Stefani is definitely the latter. 

 

Seriously, how CUTE is she?! This goddess was SO comfortable in front of the camera!  She rocked that red tulle skirt like no other and accessorized so beautifully with her deep red lip and bright blue nail polish!Ross is content to let his future bride shine. 

 

Our backdrop was the University of Tampa. Also another favorite of mine- the have so much pretty greenery and great architecture. It helps me "mix up" the landscape of the photos without actually having to go anywhere new! It's also really convenient for many of my couples and somehow feels like home, even if you aren't a Tampa native. 

 

I had a great time capturing this special time in Stefani & Ross' relationship, and I can't wait for their wedding on May 20th! 

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Trudy & James are such a sweet couple. These two love, love. And this day was all about romance for them! They picked The Regent, which I have quite a fondness for! It's a great venue with a beautiful outdoor landscape. The patios happen to my favorite! The smooth, glossy marble is so regal! Trudy has an air about her that fit in perfectly with the venue! 

They selected gray, silver and white as their anchor colors with pops of red in the florals. We don't see this color palette too often, so it was a refreshing twist!  We also loved their attire- Trudy's classic satin mermaid gown and retro blusher veil looked great on her! The men were decked out in three-piece gray suits with deep red/maroon ties, bowties and vests. They all looked so handsome! And the jr. groomsmen + ring bearer were a hoot! So much personality for such tiny people. Ha! 

It was a pleasure to work with this entire group of people- they were so welcoming and warm. It was a great day and I wish these two sweet souls so much love and happiness in their future. 

 

Venue: The Regent
Planner:: Andrea Jackson
Cake and Cupcakes:: Moreno Bakery 
Hair and Makeup:: Charita
Bridal Gown:: David's Bridal 
Bridesmaids dresses:: Alfred Angelo Bridal 
Tuxes:: Sacino's Formalwear 
DJ:: Dj Spaceship 
Officiant:: Pastor Bennie Washington

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Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a fan of horses. Because of this adoration, The Lange Farm (which is not just a wedding venue, but a working horse farm) is one of my favorite venues! I've been blessed to shoot two fantastic wedding at this gorgeous venue recently.  The first was Becky & Blair, which I blogged about a couple weeks ago (you can see that post here). Second, was THIS wedding for Heather & Cody. Being a wedding photographer means that I'll often shoot at the same Tampa wedding venue multiple times. The familiarity is great, but it also adds an element of challenge that gets me really excited (finding new and exciting nuances each time). 

I love how differently each of these couple's wedding turned out. The venue has several outdoor ceremony locations and two indoor reception venues- the variety makes it incredible for shoot! Heather and Cody opted for a homey, rustic feel.  They couple has been together for years (and has an adorable son), and really wanted a wedding that felt welcoming, cozy and fun. I think they were quite successful! 

One of my favorite parts of the day was watching Heather with the horse! Like me, she has an affection for this majestic animal, which really shows! From her bridal portraits to the horse drawn ceremony entrance + exit, she focused on enhancing the Farm's gorgeous equestrian landscape, instead of ignoring it.

Congrats, you two sweet souls. I'm grateful for you!  

Vendors

Venue:: The Lange Farm

Florals:: Flowers By Edith

Catering::

Hair and Makeup:: IQ of Beauty

DJ:: Music On The Move DJ's

Wedding Dress:: Allure Bridals

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This maternity session with Danielle made my heart happy. The glow of a mama-to-be is a joy to photograph. There is so much promise and hope that comes with bringing a new life to the world. It is a precious gift to spend time with the strong, capable women that are growing tiny humans. They are embracing the challenge of bringing life into this world and growing them to become people. It's an incredible honor to spend time in their presence.  

Danielle session was excellent!  We had two landscapes for the shoot- a lazy olde Florida feel that exuded an effortless, beautiful vibe. It paired so well with her gorgeous sapphire blue dress. The second location was the beach! Danielle's light and airy lace dress was stunning! The rocks were a great contrast and the breeze created a subtle movement that translated perfectly in images.  

Danielle was a radiant Mama to be with the most adorable belly- it was perfectly round and she looked like such a goodness- she carried it so beautifully!  

This sweet mama excitedly welcomed her bundle of late last year. 

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marilyn@risinglotusphotography.com (Rising Lotus Photography) Mama to Be Photos Maternity Photos Maternity Session Tampa Maternity Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/3/maternity-session Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:01:57 GMT
Endearing Bohemian Wedding at The Lange Farm, Tampa Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/2/becky-blair-the-lange-farm Endearing Bohemian Wedding at The Lange Farm, Tampa Wedding Photographer

Becky and Blair's Summertime bohemian wedding was everything you could hope, especially for the sunshine state (if you're reading between the lines, that means no rain!).  They decided to have a traditional church wedding ceremony, followed by a boho style reception at The Lange Farm. 

You may remember hearing about Becky and Blair's from this blog post of their engagement session. This dynamic duo makes my heart swell and it was such a joy to be there for their wedding day! They were SO happy. Becky spent the entire day grinning from ear to ear. I could hear her giggles in the breeze and it made my heart flutter with excitement for this special occasion.  The way Blair looks at Becky every time she smiles will warm your heart. The way he gently places his hand on the small of her back, a gentlemanly gesture to let her know that he's there for anything that life will bring pulls at every heart string I have. The love he has for her is apparent in every moment of his wedding day.

We loved the bohemian vibe of the day. From the wildflower bouquets to the beautiful glowing light through Spanish moss at Lange Farm. It was laid back with sentimental touches and a hint of whimsy at every turn. The reception was a true joy-filled celebration with LOTs of dancing went well into the night.

The authentic romance of our bride and groom had us very shutter happy. We are over the moon thrilled for them and can't wait to see what life has in store for these amazing people! 

Be sure to check out more of their wedding day on my Facebook page too!

Vendors: 

Reception Venue:: The Lange Farm

DJ:: Music On The Move DJ's

Hair and Makeup:: Marissa Moran Hair & Make-Up Artist

Bridal Gown:: CC's Boutique Bridal Locations

Videography:: Longen Films

Catering:: 4 Rivers Smokehouse

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Dreamy Garden Wedding at The Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch | Lithia Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/1/dreamy-garden-wedding Dreamy Garden Wedding at The Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch | Lithia Wedding Photographer

Many of us may imagine fireworks when you find "the one" you're going to spend forever with. For Amanda and Jose- they were actually engaged on the 4th of July in 2015. They started their journey to Mr and Mrs with all the love and excitement (and fireworks) that new love brings and made it official almost exactly a year later! There is something about a Summer wedding that just feels so festive and carefree. Amanda and Jose really delivered on that!

Their chemistry is so obvious and photographing them made me so giddy! Amanda and Jose are both veterinarians and you can really feel that caring nature and easy "bedside" manor spending time with them.  Amanda's a classic beauty and 100% goddess! Her incredibly posed presence reminded us of the bygone era that celebrated woman's beauty. He stunning red hair and knock-out curves left Jose speechless. We saw tears in his eyes several times as he was moved by her amazing beauty. There is no doubt that this man is deeply moved by his lady!  

Everything about this wedding was amazing. And they really knew how to throw a party. Their reception was a blast! Between the fantastic music and non-stop dancing going on, we can definitely say there wasn't a dull moment!

Amanda and Jose it was an absolute delight to photograph your special day. And a HUGE thank you for your surprise post-wedding gift to ME. These gracious souls made a donation on my behalf to a horse rescue which directly helped and aided three rescue horses (a big passion of mine). It brought tears to my eyes and filled me with such gratitude. Their grace, altruism and mutual love for animals left me speechless.  

I know I said it before, but THANK YOU for being you! I wish you the BEST in your journey as husband and wife.

 

Venue:: The Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch

Planning:: Oh So Classy Events

Hair and Makeup:: Lili's Weddings Makeup Artist and Hair Styling Group

Catering:: Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Flowers:: Andrea Layne Floral Design

Cakes:: Chantilly Cakes

Linen: Kate Ryan Linens

DJ:: Joe Vega Wedding gown:: CC's Boutique Bridal Locations

Bridesmaids Gowns:: Brides by Demetrios

 

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Classic Ybor City Italian Wedding With Sentimental Surprises | Tampa Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2017/1/classic-ybor-city-italian-wedding-with-sentimental-surprises Classic Ybor City Italian Wedding With Sentimental Surprises | Tampa Wedding Photographer

Shannon and Jon planned their day to honor their love and truly celebrate their life together. They hosted the big day at the Italian Club in Ybor City- LOVE this venue!

The day was filled with sweet sentiments and surprises for each other and their guests. Throughout the planning, I would get little notes updating me on the next surprise or gifts sprinkled throughout the day. From the dances to extravagant gifts, to the drumline led confetti exit down 7th avenue and armored truck chrome limo,  they sprinkled meaningful tokens of love every step of the day.

Watching their love and laughter was a magical experience for me. They are a joy-filled couple with the biggest hearts I’ve ever encountered! Not only are they filled with BIG love for one another, but they are parents to an adorable son, Bailey, who they cherish and care for in such a beautiful way! He was an integral part of the day and it was so sweet to watch.

During the ceremony, you could scan the room and see the happy tears flowing freely. This family is SO cared for and cherished. They attract lifelong friends because of who they are and how they are together.

The reception was a blast. From the surprise first dance to Michael Jackson, to the Princess Belle appearance (that included a serenade - a total first for me).   The day was well worth the wait. (I am only allowed to say that because they have the best sense of humor.) ; )

Together this duo is truly magical- straight from Beauty and Beast (their words, not mine),  you can see that symbolized by their cake topper! It was all the special details with a hint ( just a hint) of over the top awesomeness that made this day truly remarkable.

To say photographing Shannon and Jon's wedding was a pure delight would be an understatement. Never have I witnessed a couple with such grace, appreciation, gratitude, humor and undeniable chemistry. 

What a gift it is being part of such a great day and developing a friendship as a result. These two are SO great and Shannon and I have become fast friends. We wish Shannon and Jon continued happiness and may you celebrate your love always. We know you will continue to surprise each other and show your unwavering appreciation for your love. And we can't wait to watch it happen! 

Vendors:

Venue:: Italian Club Ybor City

Getting Ready Location:: Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District

Hair:: The Shop Salon- Tampa

Makeup:: Beauty Brought Out

Dress:: CC's Boutique 

Catering and Cake:: Olympia Catering & Events

Videography:: Longen Films

DJ:: Party Doctor Productions

Flowers & Decor:: Creations by Mylez Edward

 

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Powel Crosley Estate Wedding | Tampa Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2016/11/powel-crosley-estate-wedding-tampa-photographer Angela + Andy's Powel Crosley Estate wedding was SO much fun! These two are just adorable together. They're so sweet with each other and love to have a good time! They hosted their entire wedding day at the Powel Crosley- with indoor and outdoor festivities. We love the estate because the grounds are not only beautiful but have a wonderful historic quality about them. 

Their ceremony was on the waterfront under the prettiest of fabric draped arbors.  As the breeze gently lifted the edges, you could smell the sweet scent of salt air mixed with roses. It was delightful! As Angela made her way down the aisle to Andy, he was beaming. She was radiant. The wonderful ohhhhs and ahhhs from their guests when they saw the pair lock eyes was music to my ears! After sealing their vows with a kiss, they danced down the aisle as husband and wife. The rhinestone detail on Angela's mermaid gown glinted in the sun and you could just feel the romance! 

We took our time with couple's portraits, exploring the various areas of the estate. After lots of kisses and cuddles, it was time for the party!  The couple hosted the formal portion of the reception inside the ballroom and dancing under a beautiful tent on the grounds just outside. The water view was captivating, the weather was fabulous and the dancing lively! The couple took the time to embrace all the tender moments and enjoy each others company while spending as much time with their guests on the dance floor possible! 

It was such a blessing to work with Angela and Andy. We wish the soulmates and newlyweds the best of the best in their marriage journey! 

Vendors- 

Venue :: Powel Crosley Estate

Planning:: Exquisite Events Florida 

Hair + Makeup:: Lili's Weddings Makeup Artist and Hair Styling Group

Flowers:: Northside Florist Weddings 

Catering:: Puff 'n Stuff Catering 

Cake:: Bake Me A Cake 

DJ:: DJ Felix Event Productions

Video:: Lyrus Entertainment

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Sassy Engagement Session at Henley Field & Silver Moon Drive In | Tampa & Lakeland Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2016/11/sassy-engagement-session-at-henley-field-silver-moon-drive-in-tampa-photographer Sassy Engagement Session at Henley Field & Silver Moon Drive In | Tampa Photographer 

Jaimee and Matt’s Engagement session was sweet and sassy. We decided on three fantastic locations, two of that were near and dear to their hearts!

After capturing a few adorable shots of them in the park, we journeyed on to Henley Field. Matt is a baseball player- so naturally we had to go to the field that he loves to play! 

Silver Moon Drive-In was where they had their first date. They laugh about the date because Matt forgot that the radio in his car wasn't working when he picked Jaime up. So as they went to enjoy their movie, they were stuck listening through the sound box and neighboring cars. But Jaimee didn't mind and Matt loved that she just went with the flow. It gave them a chance to begin their journey of love! 

Jaimee is so full of life and her laughter is music to your ears. It just makes you happy and you can't help but catch a case of the giggles yourself. She's effervescent!  

I'm so excited about their Spring 2017 wedding. I can hardly believe that it's less than 3 months away!

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Unique, Romantic wedding hosted at The Regent | Tampa Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2016/12/unique-romantic-wedding-hosted-at-the-regent-tampa-wedding-photographer Unique, Romantic wedding hosted at The Regent | Tampa Wedding Photographer

Every couple that we work with has a unique wedding. It seems to be who we attract (which we love)... but when we heard the details that Caitlyn and Christian had for their wedding. Well, we knew it was something extra special. And we were pretty darn excited! Needless to say, it didn't disappoint. The lovebirds put so much thought into each of the details and it truly created a memorable day.  

One of the unique details that we loved most was the paper florals that Caitlyn incorporated in her bouquet and that Christian & his groomsmen wore as boutonnieres.

Also, can I just take a minute to talk about how amazing Caitlyn's hair is?! It's so shiny and LONG! And she picked the perfect style for her personality. She is such a gorgeous soul and her inner beauty radiates through her. Once she slipped on her dress, she reminded me of a Disney princess. 

Caitlyn and Christian were married in one of the cutest little chapels I've ever laid eyes on. Christian's reaction to Caitlyn was one of the best we've ever seen! They had a first touch instead of first look, so his shock & awe was a priceless moment that all of their guests were able to witness. It was SO emotional! 

After the nuptials, the reception was hosted at The Regent (this venue is fantastic- the architectural details and landscape are stunning). The decor was simplistic and thoughtful.  At each table setting was a flower created with the dinner napkin (so cute). 

I am so thankful that I was able to capture this precious couple's cherished day! 

Vendors:

Venue:: The Regent

Coordinator:: The Day of Events 

Bridal Gown:: CC's Boutique Bridal Locations

Catering:: Affordable Catering

DJ:: Big Beats Entertainment

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Colorful Beachside Destination Wedding | St. Pete Wedding Photographer https://www.risinglotusphotography.com/blog/2016/11/colorful-beachside-destination-wedding-St-Pete-wedding-photographer Colorful Beachside Destination Wedding | St. Pete Wedding Photographer

We love destination weddings! Whether we're traveling to them, or working with couple's that are hosting in our local area, there is something extremely magical about the entire destination wedding experience. And it truly is an experience for friends and family! Maggie and Danny are a fun-loving, gracious couple who wanted to host a memorable event for their loved ones traveling from across the globe (Poland and Chicago, to be exact) to celebrate their union!

It's hard not to fall in love with Maggie's bubbly personality. She embraces life and is easy to laugh. And Danny's love for her is so obvious. They're incredibly in-tune with one another and are what many would call a "perfect pairing."  When they told us about their beachside wedding plans, we couldn't help but swoon! 

Their first look was a special gift exchange and beautifully intimate. We adored their interaction and excitement for the ceremony to come. 

Their beachside ceremony was a slice of St. Pete paradise! The white sandy beach, soft waves and blue sky was a phenomenal backdrop for their wedding vows. 

They selected the Boca Ciega Ballroom- which was the perfect backdrop for their colorful blue and green decor. The tall floral arrangements were stunning- they really drew the eye up toward the fabric draped ceiling (LOVE)!  The tulips in Maggie's bouquet had the tiniest hint of bright pink- which we think suited her sweet personality perfectly! 

They created so many cherished memories during their wedding day and we were so fortunate to be able to capture them!  We wish Maggie and Danny a lifetime of shared laughter and sweet kisses. 

Be sure to check out the FB album too!

 

Vendors: 

Dressing Venue:: Loews Don CeSar Hotel

Wedding Venue:: Boca Ciega Ballroom

Dress:: Laurel Bridal Gallery 

Planning, decor, design and rentals:: Ideal Design Events

Hair and Makeup:: The Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group by Priscilla Marie

Photobooth:: Prints Charming Booth

Catering:: 3 C's Catering

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