Rising Lotus Photography specializing in couture wedding, engagement, newborn and maternity photographyRising Lotus Photography Award winning wedding photographer Tampa Bay, Florida. Destination photographer traveling to Europe and beyond.


There is a profound, almost spiritual, responsibility in being chosen to document your wedding. Your wedding day is a culmination of months of planning and a lifetime of dreams. It is the day you start your marriage and create new family bonds. A rare chance to gather many of your loved ones together in one place, at the same time; all there to celebrate you and your happiness.

Ocala, Florida wedding photographer Rising Lotus Photography & Films is a worldwide all-inclusive couture wedding and engagement photography/cinematography studio specializing in international destination weddings, private estate weddings and historical wedding venues. We work with couples who value the art of photography and want the essence of their relationship captured with timeless artistic imagery.


Principal photographer Marilyn Bray’s emphatic awareness allows her to stay attuned to a couple in such a way that the camera becomes a conduit for their emotional experience. Over the last ten year her work has been featured in over 142 wedding publications, received countless international photography awards and she has appeared on television, offering advice as an industry leader to prospective brides and engaged couples.

Lead cinematographer Jeremy Taylor pours passion and creativity into each film. His never-ending quest for knowledge and striving to "wow" his clients give his work artistry and creates emotionally compelling epic storytelling. As a wedding professional for the last seven years, he has a vast knowledge on how and when to capture those once in a lifetime moments. 


Writing love stories with light the Rising Lotus approach blends gentle direction—so you’re not left feeling unsure of what to do—with genuine moments of emotion and natural connection so your wedding collection reflects you being you. The beauty, romance and emotion within the countless fleeting moments that make up your wedding day are preserved for you to revisit and relive again, creating a lasting legacy through photography and film.

It is important for us to get to know you—as a couple and as individuals—to learn about your relationship, to understand what matters to you and earn your trust, so we may capture your wedding day in a timeless and authentic manner. Our goal is to provide you with an amazing, couture experience and coveted images that create an enduring legacy. A legacy built on love.


Throughout the world, the lotus flower symbolizes love, enlightenment and beauty. The lotus flower grows up through the dark and into the light of the sun, rising above the mud. We believe photography and cinema has the power to rise above the challenges of life and to embrace the most beautiful cherished moments which bring meaning to our lives. Our compassion, love of people, belief in romance give us the grace to capture the meaning of a tear, shine in a bride's eyes and the tenderness of an embrace.

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Rising Lotus Photography & Films provides couture wedding documenting services worldwide. We capture weddings in Ocala, Gainesville, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, Sanibel, Napels, Vero Beach, Bocca Raton, Miami, Destin, St. Augustine and Orlando and covering the state of Florida. We provide custom luxe destination photography services throughout the United States and internationally, believing that every location accents our couples' personality and sense of style. In addition, we provide adventure proposal services. 

Enjoy browsing through our galleries, reading our client love notes or learning about me as the owner and principal creative. We invite you to view our recent wedding photography and cinematography.

We are so very excited to hear from you, please feel free to contact us.


Published and Featured over 142 times Internationally.

2023 Best International Couture Wedding and Engagement Photographer US- Lux Life Global Wedding Awards 

2024 IE Top 100- Best International Wedding Photographer Award

2023 IE Top 100- Best International Wedding Photographer Award

2021 Best Coast Wedding Photographer US Award- Global Wedding Awards
Swan So Sweet, Barrowed and Blue, Occasions, Wedding Wire, The Knot, Waverly Bride, For Real, Pardes, Brides, Best in the City, Project Wedding, Weddingbee, Bridal Buds, Martha Stewart Weddings,Bo-keh Magazine, Newborn Magazine, Maternity Magazine, International Association of Newborn PhotographersGet your wedding published!Swan So Sweet, Barrowed and Blue, Occasions, Wedding Wire, The Knot, Waverly Bride, For Real, Pardes, Brides, Best in the City, Project Wedding, Weddingbee, Bridal Buds, Martha Stewart Weddings,Bo-keh Magazine, Newborn Magazine, Maternity Magazine, International Association of Newborn Photographers
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