Downtown St Pete Wedding

By | November 26th, 2017|Blog|

  Thank you so much to Jamie + Ginny for inviting me to photograph your wedding. Jamie has been a friend for a few years and it only takes a couple minutes of knowing her to love her contagious laugh. It brings me so much joy to see that the images captured that awesome quality [...]

Beautiful Lakeland Wedding at the Magnolia Building

By | September 29th, 2017|Blog|

This gorgeous August wedding took place in Lakeland. From the beautiful vows to all the tears, to the awesome line dancing, it's safe to say it was a wonderful day. May these images preserve great memories for a lifetime. Special shout out to Deana Brower the wedding coordinator. We've worked together so many times and [...]

University of Tampa Engagement Session

By | June 21st, 2017|Blog|

Sneak Peek Ybor Wedding

By | April 21st, 2017|Blog|

I can't wait to share the rest of this wedding with you. Sweet couple, a zombie apocalypse, and strolling through Ybor. So much greatness in store for you. But in the mean time, I will introduce you to how precious they are and her stunning train.  

Do we need one or two photographers?

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

Depending on the photographer you hire, you or may or may not be given a choice between one or two photographers for your wedding day. Here, RisingSky lead photographer, Sophia Hyde, explains the benefits of having the second photographer so you can decide whether or not it's a necessary investment for your wedding. Keep in [...]

How many hours will we need a photographer?

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

As you begin looking at photographers you will find that there are many different option. One of the most significant differences between packages is often the number of hours the photographer is there. In this video, lead photographer of RisingSky Photography, Sophia Hyde, explains what the couple can expect based on how many hours they [...]

Should we do a first look?

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

Are you currently planning your wedding? Has anyone asked you whether or not you will be doing a first look? If they haven't yet, they will soon! Here are some different ideas to consider before completely writing it off. Just hear me out... If this video and content was helpful to you, you may also [...]

How to compare photographers

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

As I mentioned in my post "Why is wedding photography so expensive?" some photographers will charge $2,000 for 8 hours of coverage, and then the next one $20,000. You can probably find someone on Craigslist willing to do it for $400. Beware....they may be shooting with an iPhone, as we have actually seen this happen [...]

Why is wedding photography so expensive?

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

I hear this question all the time...usually when standing in a group of strangers and weddings come up and they do not yet know I'm a photographer. So, I want to tackle this conversation head on and hopefully bring some clarity to our industry. Maybe you've recently gotten engaged and started discussing the wedding budget. [...]

Meet the Photographer

By | April 17th, 2017|Blog|

Welcome to RisingSky! My name is Sophia Hyde and I would love to introduce myself to you. Sophia recently recorded a series of videos to help answer couple's most Frequently Asked Questions about wedding photography: (Click the title below to be directed to the content) 1. Why is wedding photography expensive? 2. How do I [...]