International Award-Winning Wedding Photographer and Cinematographer | Ocala, FL

April 24, 2024  •  1 Comment

International Award-Winning Photographer & Cinematographer Move to Ocala, Florida

Best International Couture Wedding & Engagement Photographer 2023 (USA): Marilyn Bray

photographer and cinematographer in park holding up camera and gimbal rising lotus photographyInternational Award-Winning Photographer and Cinematographer Marilyn and JeremyRising Lotus Photography & Films dynamic duo of creativity and passion, Marilyn and Jeremy, make-up Rising Lotus Photography & Films Rising Lotus Photography and Films owned by Marilyn Bray has served the Tampa Bay community and worldwide for the last twelve years. This past year they have photographed and filmed in Greece, Mexico and France working with amazing couples. With the love of her life and lead cinematographer, Jeremy, they have bought a small horse farm in Central Florida, Ocala. Still serving couples getting married Tampa and Sarasota area and now they are excited to expand even more to Central Florida. 

"Weddings are designed to be unforgettable, but nothing plays a larger role in capturing your perfect day than a carefully crafted photography collection. You need someone who can truly see the extent of you and your partner’s love and is able to encapsulate it in an artistic way. With the love of her life by her side, Marilyn Bay devotes herself to documenting photos and videos of both weddings and engagements while applying her visionary approach to photography to produce something truly special for every couple. The quality of her art, her devotion to wedding photography Marilyn won this distinguished honor from the Global Wedding Awards. 

Last August, the couple bought a horse farm in Ocala, Florida where they are based, but operate worldwide. They are extremely excited to bring their craft to the Central Florida area and document love stories of couples getting married in Ocala. Their love for horses fits in perfectly with the many equestrian wedding venues in the area, including Golden Ocala, Protea, Valley View, Santa Fe Ranch, Andalusia Oaks and the World Equestrian Center. The couple owns Brim & Lotus Acres a small horse farm near the Greenway in Ocala, Florida. Their rescue horse, Skippy, just had a small foal which they named Huckleberry. Providing world class care for their horses was a major driving force for their move as they anticipated the birth of the foal. 
Bay quarter horse foal and Marilyn Marilyn, Ocala wedding photographer and her newborn foal Meet Huckleberry, our newest addition to Brim and Lotus Acres. Ocala, horse farm owned by wedding photographer and wedding cinematographer Horse maternity sessionSkippy- Mare in foal at Brim and Lotus AcresMarilyn and Jeremy, owner of Rising Lotus Photography and Films, Ocala wedding photographer with their horse Skippy close up of palomino horse Ryder Palomino from Brim and Lotus Acres out of Ocala, FloridaClose up of palomino horse

Marilyn, alongside her life partner Jeremy Taylor, forged Rising Lotus Photography & Films to convey their love for photography and cinematography through their wedding and engagement services. At its heart, Rising Lotus Photography & Films is a studio that specializes in international destination weddings, private estate weddings, and historical venue weddings, with a client base of couples who truly value the art form of photography.

Both Marilyn and Jeremy understand what is required to capture the pure, concentrated essence of a couple’s love for one another, and it’s this adept awareness that forges the foundation of Rising Lotus Photography & Films. The couple loves love, and they make this abundantly clear through the breath-taking images that they’re able to consistently capture throughout their catalogue of work. Rising Lotus Photography & Films already has a huge gallery brimming with beauty, with each photo and video adhering to the business’s overwhelming dedication towards love.

Personalization is key for Marilyn and Jeremy, and it’s this devotion to their clients that allows them to gain the best possible understanding on how to properly capture a couple in a way that’s both natural and enigmatic. The skillsets that both parties hold for their field is astonishing, and they apply everything they know about their craft to produce images and wedding films that encapsulate the story of the couple that they’re working with. Rising Lotus Photography & Films gets to know its clients on a personal level, all to achieve a final result that’s completely bespoke for the couple.

With its astounding collection of talent, Rising Lotus Photography & Films is able to provide a luxury experience to each and every couple they serve. It strives to produce the highest quality photography and cinematography within the industry, and with the couples it works alongside as its inspiration, Rising Lotus Photography is able to create a timeless story of its clients’ love. Marilyn believes in the permanence of a wedding photograph and puts her all into being able to provide couples with a timeless representation of their union.

Of course, through offering such an incredibly personalized experience, both Marilyn and Jeremy have received an abundance of, not only awards, but love letters from clients across the globe. One client had this to say: “I am so thankful that we were able to have you photograph our day. You took note of every little detail, captured both glamorous and silly poses, and helped to incorporate some special long-standing family traditions (Spameos!) I will forever recommend you without hesitation”.

Rising Lotus Photography & Films recognizes that photos taken in the moment are often the most authentic, and never places pressure on any of its clients to appear a certain way. Client individuality is carefully preserved in every single photo. It’s clear from Rising Lotus Photography’s overwhelming success that it’s a photography and cinematography studio that has love at the core of its practices. Every event, be it a wedding or an engagement, is treated with the respect it deserves, and will be captured in a way that’s undoubtedly genuine. Marilyn and Jeremy’s intense passion for the field is undeniable, and the evidence is there for all to see. They sincerely are masters of capturing true love."  - Global Wedding Awards, June 2023

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I am so proud of the two of you! Well deserved award!
I believed in you from the beginning, and honored to have known you since then.
You both will only go up from here. And now you have your baby. Huckleberry. Beautiful
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