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How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer

February 18, 2021 - Things to consider before you hire a wedding photographer Congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting tim...
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Getting To Know Me

October 23, 2019 - GETTING TO KNOW ME Rising Lotus Photography Owner: Marilyn Taking readers behind the lens just a little further, I wan...
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Guide to the Perfect Proposal | For Guys

September 19, 2019 - This post is specifically for men needing advice and help on how to propose to their lady while having the moment captur...
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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 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 tak...
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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 nigh...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rustic, Country Vintage Chic Wishing Well Barn Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

July 21, 2017 - Krystle and Parker's Wedding was rustic, country vintage chic with a hint of glam. Yep, that's a lot of descriptors, but...
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Playful Downtown Tampa Engagement Session | Tampa Wedding Photographer

July 17, 2017 - Playful Downtown Tampa Engagement Session | Tampa Wedding Photographer When an engagement session includes champagne an...
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Family Maternity Photos | Tampa Maternity + Family Photographer

July 14, 2017 - First, there was Mama Bear & Papa Bear... then there was Brother Bear. And here comes baby bear. I loved photographing C...
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Joyfully Unique Earthscapes Garden Room Wedding | Palm Harbor Wedding Photographer

July 11, 2017 - Rachel and Dane held their outdoor Florida wedding at Earthscapes Garden Room- an adorable venue located in Palm Harbor.
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Stylish, Elegant The Regent Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

June 30, 2017 - Trina and Sean are such a sweet couple. Trina was truly one of the kindest brides I've ever had the privilege to work wi...
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Enchanting Elopement Style Wedding in Rome, Italy | Destination Wedding Photographer

June 26, 2017 - Few things make my heart happier than weddings and travel- so marrying (no put intended) the two sets my heart aflame. S...
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Timeless University Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

May 16, 2017 - Timeless University Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lindsay & Taylor's Tampa wedding was as timeless as timele...
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Romantic Opulent Grecian Inspired Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

May 12, 2017 - Romantic Opulent Grecian Inspired Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer I love shooting at Kapok Special Events Center. I...
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Classy Yacht Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

May 09, 2017 - Classy Yacht Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer Nothing says classy more than a formal black and white color them...
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Elegant and Chic Powel Crosley Estate Wedding | Sarasota Wedding Photographer

April 27, 2017 - Let me prepare you now- this blog post contains TONS of photos. It was SO hard to narrow down favorites from Sarah & Ste...
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Enchanted Wedding at the Historic Obici House | Virginia Wedding Photographer

April 19, 2017 - Enchanted Wedding at the Historic Obici House | Virginia Wedding Photographer Katherine & Nick's wedding at Historic Ob...
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Sassy Sweet Engagement Session at University of Tampa | Tampa Wedding Photographer

April 14, 2017 - Sassy Sweet Engagement Session at University of Tampa | Tampa Wedding Photographer If you've been on my blog before,...
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Latrusa and James' Wedding at The Regent | Tampa Wedding Photographer

March 23, 2017 - Latrusa & James' Wedding at The Regent | Tampa Wedding Photographer Trudy & James are such a sweet couple. These two lov...
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Rustic, Equestrian Inspired Wedding The Lange Farm

March 19, 2017 - Rustic, Equestrian Inspired Wedding The Lange Farm Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a fan of horses. Because of this ador...
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Endearing Bohemian Wedding at The Lange Farm, Tampa Wedding Photographer

February 17, 2017 - Endearing Bohemian Wedding at The Lange Farm, Tampa Wedding Photographer Becky and Blair's Summertime bohemian wedding...
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Dreamy Garden Wedding at The Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch | Lithia Wedding Photographer

January 26, 2017 - Dreamy Garden Wedding at The Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch | Lithia Wedding Photographer Many of us may imagine firew...
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Classic Ybor City Italian Wedding With Sentimental Surprises | Tampa Wedding Photographer

January 20, 2017 - Classic Ybor City Italian Wedding With Sentimental Surprises | Tampa Wedding Photographer Shannon and Jon planned their...
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Powel Crosley Estate Wedding | Tampa Photographer

December 13, 2016 - Angela + Andy's Powel Crosley Estate wedding was SO much fun! These two are just adorable together. They're so sweet wit...
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Sassy Engagement Session at Henley Field & Silver Moon Drive In | Tampa & Lakeland Photographer

December 11, 2016 - Sassy Engagement Session at Henley Field & Silver Moon Drive In | Tampa Photographer Jaimee and Matt’s Engagement sessi...
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Unique, Romantic wedding hosted at The Regent | Tampa Wedding Photographer

December 06, 2016 - Unique, Romantic wedding hosted at The Regent | Tampa Wedding Photographer Every couple that we work with has a unique...
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Colorful Beachside Destination Wedding | St. Pete Wedding Photographer

November 30, 2016 - Colorful Beachside Destination Wedding | St. Pete Wedding Photographer We love destination weddings! Whether we're trav...
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The Golden Hour

November 28, 2016 - Squinty eyes. Blown out, white hot sun. Hard to decern features. Harsh shadows. Truth be told, this is the stuff of nigh...
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Sophisticated Springtime Hunter's Green Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

October 14, 2016 - Sophisticated Springtime Hunter's Green Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer When a man tells you that he was struc...
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Magical University of Tampa Engagement Session | Tampa Engagement Photographer

October 07, 2016 - Magical Univesity of Tampa Engagement Session | Tampa Engagement Photographer I had no idea just how magical the Univer...
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Lindsay and Jean-Paul Casa Lantana Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photography

October 04, 2016 - Lindsay and Jean-Paul Casa Lantana Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer Lindsay and Jean-Paul have a storybook love. Th...
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Decoding Hybrid Photography

September 30, 2016 - Let's talk hybrid photography! First, what exactly is this buzz word (as it relates to weddings)? It is a photography st...
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Alissa and Jeremy's Heavenly Lake Tahoe Destination Wedding

September 28, 2016 - Alissa and Jeremy's Heavenly Lake Tahoe Destination Wedding A completely drool-worthy brunch wedding. Nestled among gia...
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Jessica + Javier's Ybor City Garden Museum Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer

September 22, 2016 - Jessica + Javier's Ybor City Garden Museum Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer I've known Jessica for years through ou...
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Emily + Chris' Garden Club Wedding

September 15, 2016 - Emily + Chris' Garden Club Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer Emily was a goddess bride, and Chris was a ruggedly han...
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Downtown Tampa Waterfront Proposal | Florida Proposal Photographer

September 02, 2016 - Downtown Tampa Waterfront Proposal | Florida Proposal Photographer One of my favorite things about meeting a new couple...
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Countryside Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Tampa, Florida Wedding Photographer

August 26, 2016 - Countryside Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Tampa, Florida Wedding Photographer Every so often, we get to create just for t...
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The importance of your Engagement Session | Florida Wedding Photography

August 19, 2016 - The importance of your engagement session Your engagement is an important time in your relationship. It's the transitio...
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Emerald Cove Couple's Session- Lake Tahoe- Alison and Dom

August 05, 2016 - Emerald Cove Couples Session- Lake Tahoe- Alison and Dom Being based in Florida, you can say that I don't encounter muc...
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Casa Lantana Gardens, Private Estate Wedding

July 29, 2016 - Nikki + Chris' Estate Garden Wedding Celebration, Casa Lantana | Tampa, FL Wedding Photographer Some love is just writt...
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Palmetto Club Garden Wedding at Fish Hawk Ranch

June 22, 2016 - Palmetto Club at Fish Hawk Ranch Garden Wedding | Lithia, FL Wedding Photographer Here's a glimpse of Sade and Bernard's...
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Same Sex Woodland Garden Wedding

June 17, 2016 - Private Estate Woodland Wedding | Tampa Same Sex Wedding Photographer Today's post is long overdue. In fact, the photos...
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Casa Lantana Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

June 10, 2016 - Woodland Wedding Inspiration at Casa Lantana | Tampa Wedding Photographer This post is long overdue. Sit back and let's...
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Zephyr Cove Lake Tahoe Engagement Session

April 08, 2016 - Lake Tahoe Engagement Session | Lake Tahoe Wedding Photographer The countdown is underway for Alissa and Jeremy's weddin...
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Longboat Key Beach Engagement

March 12, 2016 - Sexy Long Boat Key Beach Engagement Session | Sarasota Wedding Photographer We are hours away from Emily and Chris's wed...
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Royal Crest Room Garden Wedding

March 01, 2016 - Royal Crest Room Wedding | St. Cloud Wedding Photographer He'd told Jaclyn that he didn’t see marriage in the near futur...
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Same Sex Yacht Wedding at Vinoy St. Petersburg

February 22, 2016 - Same Sex Yacht Wedding | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer The New Year and RLP's 2016 wedding season started with And...
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Bok Tower Engagement with a Styled Picnic

February 15, 2016 - Bok Tower Engagement Session | Tampa Engagement Photographer We're starting the week with a Bok Tower engagement session...
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Country Chic Casa Lantana Wedding

February 09, 2016 - Country Chic Casa Lantana Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer Today, we're sharing a glimpse into Aubree and Branden’s...
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Elegant Birchwood Hotel Wedding

January 25, 2016 - Elegant Birchwood Hotel Wedding | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Taking the chance to say hello to a stranger can c...
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Highshool Sweethearts' Whimsical Garden Wedding

January 18, 2016 - Garden Wedding at Wentworth Golf Club | Tarpon Spring Wedding Photographer Isaidys and Billy's love story started in mid...
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Downtown St. Pete Engagement session

January 11, 2016 - Downtown St. Pete Engagement Session | St. Pete Engagement Photographer We met up in downtown St. Pete near the waterfro...
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Fort De Soto Bridal and Newlywed Session

January 08, 2016 - Fort De Soto Bridal Session | Tampa Wedding Photographer We met up with Alison and Dom a few weeks after their beautiful...
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Albany, New York Wedding Vow Renewal

January 06, 2016 - 90 State Events Wedding Vow Renewal | Albany, New York Wedding Photographer They first hung out on a camping trip with a...
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A Client Love letter and Look Back at 2015

December 31, 2015 - A Look Back at 2015 and a Love Letter to My Clients | Tampa Wedding and Engagement Photographer It’s hard to imagine tha...
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The Five Best Wedding Venues in Tampa and Central Florida

December 29, 2015 - The Best Wedding Venues in Tampa and Central Florida A wedding is a collection of people and stories that merge to creat...
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Elegant Powel Crosley Wedding with Whimsical Details

December 29, 2015 - Elegant Powel Crosley Wedding | Sarasota Wedding Photographer How do we describe Alison and Dom’s wedding day? It would...
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Hollywood Themed Straz Center Wedding in Tampa

December 29, 2015 - Hollywood Themed Straz Center Wedding in Tampa They fell in love during college. Years later, they circled a special da...
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Orchid Garden Wedding in Orlando

December 27, 2015 - Wedding at The Orchid Garden Church Street Station | Orlando Wedding Photographer There are countless moments that come...
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Wedding Preview of Upstate New York Wedding

December 03, 2015 - Wedding Preview: Upstate New York Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer Early October we flew up to Albany to documen...
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Award Winning Wedding Photographer- Most Coveted

November 23, 2015 - Award Winning Wedding Photographer- Voted Most Coveted We are thrilled to announce that Rising Lotus Photography is one...
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Preview of Straub Park, Birchwood Hotel Wedding in St. Pete, Florida

November 12, 2015 - Preview of Straub Park and Birchwood Hotel Wedding | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer The fall wedding season is in f...
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Preview: Elegant Powel Crosley Estate Wedding in Sarasota, FL

October 30, 2015 - Preview of Powel Crosley Estate Wedding | Sarasota Wedding Photographer Happy Friday, friends! Do you have the candy an...
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Downtown Tampa Riverwalk Engagement Session

October 21, 2015 - Downtown Tampa Riverwalk Engagement Session | Tampa Engagement Photographer Our fall wedding season got underway with a...
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Destination Beach Wedding at Tradewinds Resort in St. Petersburg Florida

October 20, 2015 - Destination Beach Wedding at Tradewinds Resort | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Though fall is underway—well, not...
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Trash the Dress Session at Howard Park

September 14, 2015 - Empowering Trash the Dress Session at Howard Park, Florida |Award Winning Florida Wedding Photographer Beth transforms...
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Boho Inspired-Pleasant-Ridge-Maternity-Photography-Session-Michigan-Photographer

September 13, 2015 - Chic Boho Inspired Intimate Pleasant Ridge Maternity Session|Michigan Maternity Photographer What an amazing maternity...
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Same Sex Engagement Session in St. Petersburg with a Surprise Picnic at Straub Park

September 10, 2015 - Same Sex Engagement with a Picnic in Straub Park | St. Petersburg Engagement Photographer Love wasn’t supposed to happe...
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Summer Wedding at The Regent: Riverview Wedding Photographer

September 10, 2015 - Summer Wedding at Nativity Catholic Church and The Regent | Riverview Wedding Photographer When Ana and Alex went out f...
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Romantic Amberly Park Engagment Session

September 04, 2015 - Romantic Amberly Park Engagement | Tampa Engagement Photographer We are days away from Colleen and Alex’s wedding at th...
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Downtown Tampa Engagement Session At Le Meridien

August 27, 2015 - Downtown Tampa Engagement Session | Tampa Engagement Photographer We are literally counting down the days to Candice an...
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Preakness Inspired Wedding at Tampa Bay Downs

August 17, 2015 - Preakness Inspired Wedding at Tampa Bay Downs | Tampa Wedding Photographer While American Pharoah was racing his way to...
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Elegant and Edgy Tradewinds Resort Wedding with a Fanciful Peacock Inspired Color Palette

August 12, 2015 - Elegant, Edgy Wedding at the Tradewinds Island Resort |St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Katie had had a rough day. Wh...
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Hotel Zamora Wedding with Rooftop Reception | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer

July 31, 2015 - Hotel Zamora Wedding with Moonlit Rooftop Reception | St Petersburg Wedding Photographer It's easy to get caught up in...
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Romantic Waterfront Engagement Session at Straub Park: St Petersburg Engagement Photographer

July 25, 2015 - Romantic Waterfront Engagement Session at Straub: St Petersburg Engagement Photographer Mindi and Jason's love story ha...
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Wedding Planning Advice: Is the First Look For You?

July 22, 2015 - What’s A First Look and Should You Do It? The First Look (or The Reveal) is when couples opt to see each other prior...
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How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer

July 22, 2015 - Things to consider before you hire a wedding photographer Congratulations on your engagement! This is an exciting tim...
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Regent Riverview Wedding with Vintage Style: Riverview Wedding Photography

July 09, 2015 - Regent Wedding with Vintage Style Sonia and Will's wedding was a whimsical nod to the roaring twenties. Handmade bouque...
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Glamorous Ybor City Engagement | Ybor City Engagement Photography

June 23, 2015 - Ybor City Engagement with a nod to Old Hollywood Style| Ybor Engagement Photographer High school sweethearts, Isaidys a...
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Sunken Gardens Wedding: St Petersburg Wedding Photographer

June 21, 2015 - Sunken Garden Wedding: St Petersburg Wedding Photographer There's something uplifting and divine in watching the connec...
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Fun-filled Wedding at The Plantation on Crystal River : Florida Wedding Photographer

June 18, 2015 - Fun-Filled Wedding at The Plantation on Crystal River: Florida Wedding Photographer Stephanie and Danny's wedding came...
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Private Garden Wedding: Hollis Garden, Lakeland Wedding Photographer

June 11, 2015 - Private Garden Wedding: Lakeland, Florida Wedding Photographer Morgan and Greg... Words fall short of fully encapsulati...
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Award Winning Photography: Rising Lotus Photography

February 28, 2015 - Rising Lotus Photography Award Winning Photography Editor's Choice and Couples Choice Rising Lotus Photography Wins...
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Key West Conch Inspired Wedding: Vero Beach Wedding Photographer

February 26, 2015 - Key West Inspired Conch Inspired Wedding: Vero Beach Wedding Photographer Jen and Kevin's wedding was a magical day...
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Rustic Nautical Beach Wedding: St. Pete Beach Wedding Photographer

February 26, 2015 - Rustic Nautical Beach Wedding: Tampa Wedding Photographer Andrea and Neil are the perfect couple. They have such ama...
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Fraud Review Scam Victimizing Photographers Worldwide

February 24, 2015 - Fraud Review and Extortion Scam Victimizing Photographers Worldwide A Warning to Photographers Not My Average Mornin...
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Getting To Know Me

February 20, 2015 - Getting to Know Me Rising Lotus Photography Owner: Marilyn Taking readers behind the lens just a little further, I wan...
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Burlap and Lace Fairytale Wedding by Tampa Wedding Photographer

February 09, 2015 - Burlap and Lace Fairytale Wedding: Tampa Wedding Photographer Wishing Well Barn in Plant City was the perfect locati...
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Joyful Woodsy Estate Wedding by Tampa Wedding Photographer

February 09, 2015 - Joyful Woodsy Estate Wedding: Tampa Wedding Photographer Gorgeous. Woodsy. Joyful. These are just a few words to des...
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Urban Vintage Wedding: Orlando Wedding Photographer

February 09, 2015 - Urban Vintage Wedding Orlando: Orlando Wedding Photographer Hailey and Cordes are an amazing couple. They are both sup...
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McKee Garden Engagement Session: Vero Beach Wedding Photographer

February 02, 2015 - McKee Garden Engagement Session: Vero Beach Wedding Photographer Where do I begin to describe the profound impact this...
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Timeless Pink and Ivory Dunedin Wedding Photographer

February 02, 2015 - Timeless Pink and Ivory: Dunedin Wedding Photographer Laura and David So in love with Laura and David's gorgeous pink...
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Florida Gay Marriage Is Now Legal: Wedding Photography

January 06, 2015 - Embrace Love with this Gorgeous Nature Preserve Anniversary Session: Same Sex Marriage is Legal in Florida So much magi...
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Timeless Wedding at the Ca d'Zan: Sarasotoa Wedding Photographer

November 27, 2014 - Timeless Wedding at the Ca d'Zan: Sarasota Wedding Photographer Megan and Eric are a simply stunning couple and thei...
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Epstein & Cooke Wedding: Jackson's Downtown Tampa

November 11, 2014 - Elegant Black & White Wedding at Jackson's Bistro in Downtown Tampa: Epstein and Cooke: Too Gorgeous for Words Downtow...
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Sam and Emily Beach Engagement Session

November 02, 2014 - Sam and Emily Beach Engagement Session Honeymoon Island What an amazing beach engagement session at Honeymoon Island w...
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Elegant Pink and Purple Wedding at The Regent

October 23, 2014 - Elegant Pink and Purple Wedding at The Regent Roberta & Jimmy's Wedding I adore photographing weddings at The Regent, t...
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Jen Eptein's Surprise Proposal

October 23, 2014 - Jen Epstein Surprise Proposal at Curtis Hixon Park There are moments that simply take your breath away, moments where t...
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Glamorous South Tampa Yacht Club Wedding

July 20, 2014 - Glamorous South Tampa Yacht and Country Club Wedding As a photographer I am so grateful for occasions to capture beauty,...
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Newborn Photography: What you need to know.

June 07, 2014 - Newborn Photography Preparing for your Newborn Photography Session I adore meeting with soon to be parents to plan th...
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One Year Birthday and Couture Portrait Photography

May 09, 2014 - One Year Birthday and Couture Portrait Photography I simply adore one year photography sessions! As a celebration of li...
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Nature Baby: Newborn Photography

March 06, 2014 - Nature Baby: Newborn Photography Every newborn photography session is so very special and unique. Before every session...
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1st Birthday Children's Couture Photography & Birthing Photography

February 20, 2014 - 1st Birthday Children's Photography & Birthing Photography Sweeter than a cupcake... Adorable Isa turns one and cele...
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