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Margaret J Cotton Photography

Ocean Grove , NJ
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Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 US (map)

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732-776-7323

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ABOUT US

Enjoy your day with little posing.
We calmly encourage you, and we stay out of the way. We offer boutique attention, collaborative attitudes, creative inspiration, affordable... Read more
Enjoy your day with little posing.
We calmly encourage you, and we stay out of the way. We offer boutique attention, collaborative attitudes, creative inspiration, affordable prices, and technically excellent photographs. We have a romantic and adventurous approach. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Don
Wedding:
9/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Lisa had originally seen Margaret's work and kept telling me how impressed she was with her sensibility. The day we met her in her home for our consultation she made us immediately feel comfortable. The warmth and genuine interest in our needs and our relationship impressed both Lisa and I. After we had a chance to view more of her work we knew we had found the right photographer for the biggest day of our lives.

Margaret listened to our wishes regarding timeline of the day and prepared us fully,
which alleviated any stress we were feeling about getting the right photos and enjoying our day. She met with us on the church grounds coached us and mapped out the best angles to shoot from so we would have a clear plan and be able to spend quality time with our family and friends.

The day of the wedding we were blessed with gorgeous weather, 70 degrees not a cloud in the sky- truly a beautiful blue sky. I had stayed with my best man at a hotel and Margaret sent her husband Dave who is her assistant and his assistant Leann to photograph us. Her husband Dave was so insightful and they made my best man and I feel so relaxed. His assistant was also helpful.

Margaret and her other assistant had shown up where Lisa was getting ready with her family. The patience and kindness they exhibited along with their sensibility and talent made everyone feel at ease. Margaret was able to capture the joy, anticipation and beauty of the day. Her photographs were able to tell the story of how my bride Lisa, her family and friends were feeling which was truly jubilant in preparing for the wedding ceremony.

When we all met at the church prior to the ceremony that day, she photographed my friends and family as well as myself right before going into the church. The ceremony and reception was beautiful and we remembered Margaret's coaching that had proven to lead to better photos and again made us both feel comfortable.

Margaret and Dave were fantastic!
Lisa had originally seen Margaret's work and kept telling me how impressed she was with her sensibility. The day we met Read more...
Lisa had originally seen Margaret's work and kept telling me how impressed she was with her sensibility. The day we met her in her home for our consultation she made us immediately feel comfortable. The warmth and genuine interest in our needs and our relationship impressed both Lisa and I. After we had a chance to view more of her work we knew we had found the right photographer for the biggest day of our lives.

Margaret listened to our wishes regarding timeline of the day and prepared us fully,
which alleviated any stress we were feeling about getting the right photos and enjoying our day. She met with us on the church grounds coached us and mapped out the best angles to shoot from so we would have a clear plan and be able to spend quality time with our family and friends.

The day of the wedding we were blessed with gorgeous weather, 70 degrees not a cloud in the sky- truly a beautiful blue sky. I had stayed with my best man at a hotel and Margaret sent her husband Dave who is her assistant and his assistant Leann to photograph us. Her husband Dave was so insightful and they made my best man and I feel so relaxed. His assistant was also helpful.

Margaret and her other assistant had shown up where Lisa was getting ready with her family. The patience and kindness they exhibited along with their sensibility and talent made everyone feel at ease. Margaret was able to capture the joy, anticipation and beauty of the day. Her photographs were able to tell the story of how my bride Lisa, her family and friends were feeling which was truly jubilant in preparing for the wedding ceremony.

When we all met at the church prior to the ceremony that day, she photographed my friends and family as well as myself right before going into the church. The ceremony and reception was beautiful and we remembered Margaret's coaching that had proven to lead to better photos and again made us both feel comfortable.

Margaret and Dave were fantastic! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/23/2016
5.0/5.0
We can't thank Margaret and her team enough for making our whole Wedding photography experience very magical!! She is extremely kind, organized and patient. They were very fun to work with and made us very comfortable on our big day. Margaret made some great suggestions to make sure everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding. Margaret was very accommodating to all of our specific photo requests, can't thank her enough for that!! She has an amazing eye and we LOVE LOVE LOVE how all of the pictures turned out!! We can't wait to have prints around our home! We highly recommend Margaret J Cotton to capture your memories 110%!!!
We can't thank Margaret and her team enough for making our whole Wedding photography experience very magical!! She is Read more...
We can't thank Margaret and her team enough for making our whole Wedding photography experience very magical!! She is extremely kind, organized and patient. They were very fun to work with and made us very comfortable on our big day. Margaret made some great suggestions to make sure everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding. Margaret was very accommodating to all of our specific photo requests, can't thank her enough for that!! She has an amazing eye and we LOVE LOVE LOVE how all of the pictures turned out!! We can't wait to have prints around our home! We highly recommend Margaret J Cotton to capture your memories 110%!!! Read less
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Katelyn
Wedding:
9/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Margaret was extremely professional from our first meeting for our engagement photos. She did an amazing job walking us through the process ahead of time and made us feel comfortable the entire session. Margaret recommended the perfect location (Sandy Hook) and has a great eye for the perfect shots. We are so pleased with how our pictures turned out and will cherish them forever. My fiancé and I can't wait to work again with Margaret on our wedding day. We can't thank Margaret enough and would highly recommend her for all your special occasions. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Margaret was extremely professional from our first meeting for our engagement photos. She did an amazing job walking us Read more...
Margaret was extremely professional from our first meeting for our engagement photos. She did an amazing job walking us through the process ahead of time and made us feel comfortable the entire session. Margaret recommended the perfect location (Sandy Hook) and has a great eye for the perfect shots. We are so pleased with how our pictures turned out and will cherish them forever. My fiancé and I can't wait to work again with Margaret on our wedding day. We can't thank Margaret enough and would highly recommend her for all your special occasions. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
MJ Cotton is a great photographer (and so is her husband and her assistants). She completely understood our vision for a simple and relaxed beach wedding day. She got some really beautiful photos without making us pose all day, and she quickly put together a slideshow for us to share with our family while she worked on the finishing touches of our prints and digital copies. Though there were definitely some hiccups, MJ rolled with the punches and everything turned out perfect. Would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
MJ Cotton is a great photographer (and so is her husband and her assistants). She completely understood our vision for a Read more...
MJ Cotton is a great photographer (and so is her husband and her assistants). She completely understood our vision for a simple and relaxed beach wedding day. She got some really beautiful photos without making us pose all day, and she quickly put together a slideshow for us to share with our family while she worked on the finishing touches of our prints and digital copies. Though there were definitely some hiccups, MJ rolled with the punches and everything turned out perfect. Would definitely recommend her to family and friends. Read less
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Caitlyn
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I loved Margaret from the day that we met her. Her warm personality makes you feel so comfortable and she equips you with all of the knowledge you need to capture beautiful shots. She is easy to work with, responds so quickly to any inquiry, and processes your photos in a timely manner. We love our engagement photos and cannot wait to work with her on our wedding day. Meeting Margaret has been nothing but a blessing!
My fiance and I loved Margaret from the day that we met her. Her warm personality makes you feel so comfortable and she Read more...
My fiance and I loved Margaret from the day that we met her. Her warm personality makes you feel so comfortable and she equips you with all of the knowledge you need to capture beautiful shots. She is easy to work with, responds so quickly to any inquiry, and processes your photos in a timely manner. We love our engagement photos and cannot wait to work with her on our wedding day. Meeting Margaret has been nothing but a blessing! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We are so pleased we chose Margaret for our wedding photography! She was enthusiastic, creative, and professional throughout the whole process. She gave us excellent advice on posing for photos, working with our families and friends for photos, and scheduling our whole day. Her photographs came out beautifully, especially our church photos and night shots by the water. She is a sincere lover of weddings and artistry, and she is a warm and accommodating person to work with.
We are so pleased we chose Margaret for our wedding photography! She was enthusiastic, creative, and professional Read more...
We are so pleased we chose Margaret for our wedding photography! She was enthusiastic, creative, and professional throughout the whole process. She gave us excellent advice on posing for photos, working with our families and friends for photos, and scheduling our whole day. Her photographs came out beautifully, especially our church photos and night shots by the water. She is a sincere lover of weddings and artistry, and she is a warm and accommodating person to work with. Read less
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Jay
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our wedding day. Our wedding was a bit unconventional, and Margaret was there all the way to help us navigate the day and make sure that the best moments were captured. As the wedding day approached, we didn't even think of her as just a photographer but more of a friend who was taking our photos. She gave excellent insight into proper posture/positioning and what she has seen to work/not work in taking photos. Margaret also is very kind and yet knows how to appropriately tell you her opinion on situations where she may not agree. She is also very organized, and on our wedding day was able to get all the necessary photos we discussed and then some extra photos that I did not even think about.
Best of all, I think that she has an eye for capturing people in their natural environment (where people don't looked posed) and where they look their best. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for any kind of photographer and not just for weddings.
I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our wedding day. Our wedding was a bit unconventional, and Read more...
I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our wedding day. Our wedding was a bit unconventional, and Margaret was there all the way to help us navigate the day and make sure that the best moments were captured. As the wedding day approached, we didn't even think of her as just a photographer but more of a friend who was taking our photos. She gave excellent insight into proper posture/positioning and what she has seen to work/not work in taking photos. Margaret also is very kind and yet knows how to appropriately tell you her opinion on situations where she may not agree. She is also very organized, and on our wedding day was able to get all the necessary photos we discussed and then some extra photos that I did not even think about.
Best of all, I think that she has an eye for capturing people in their natural environment (where people don't looked posed) and where they look their best. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for any kind of photographer and not just for weddings. Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
11/21/2015
5.0/5.0
We were so blessed to have Margaret as part of our wedding day. From the moment we met her, she made every effort to ensure that she knew exactly how we wanted to capture our wedding day, and we could not be more pleased with the results. Margaret is a true artist and absolutely dedicated to her work and her clients in every way.

Margaret traveled over two hours to visit our venue in Brooklyn before our wedding to get acquainted with the layout of the space, which is just one example of how Margaret goes above and beyond to produce the highest quality work possible. She was a calming presence on our wedding day, and we were truly grateful for her company on such a special day in our lives.

We've received endless compliments on our photos, and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of a gorgeous wedding album that Margaret designed with a tremendous amount of care. We look forward to referring our friends and family to Margaret, and hope that she will capture many more happy moments as our family grows in the future.
We were so blessed to have Margaret as part of our wedding day. From the moment we met her, she made every effort to Read more...
We were so blessed to have Margaret as part of our wedding day. From the moment we met her, she made every effort to ensure that she knew exactly how we wanted to capture our wedding day, and we could not be more pleased with the results. Margaret is a true artist and absolutely dedicated to her work and her clients in every way.

Margaret traveled over two hours to visit our venue in Brooklyn before our wedding to get acquainted with the layout of the space, which is just one example of how Margaret goes above and beyond to produce the highest quality work possible. She was a calming presence on our wedding day, and we were truly grateful for her company on such a special day in our lives.

We've received endless compliments on our photos, and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of a gorgeous wedding album that Margaret designed with a tremendous amount of care. We look forward to referring our friends and family to Margaret, and hope that she will capture many more happy moments as our family grows in the future. Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Margaret was the photographer for our wedding in Asbury Park in October 2015, and she was absolutely wonderful. Margaret was a pleasure to work with from the very beginning - she is very responsive to any and all questions and you can tell that she truly enjoys what she does. Due to the weather the week prior to our wedding, Asbury Park's Zombie walk was reschedule for our wedding weekend. Initially, Margaret and I had discussed doing pictures on the Asbury boardwalk which were now locations right in the middle of the Zombie walk. Margaret called me the week of and had not only gone to the boardwalk to look over the set up for the walk, but came up with a new plan and route for pictures to help us avoid the chaos. She even mapped out a route for our trolley driver to take to avoid the crowds. I loved her ideas and suggestions. She made what could have been a very stressful event into a perfect and easy day. And her pictures were absolutely stunning - she captured such amazing moments. Margaret puts together a wonderful slideshow of pictures the day or two after the wedding that is beautiful. I could not have been happier with how everything turned out and cannot thank her enough for being a part of our day!
Margaret was the photographer for our wedding in Asbury Park in October 2015, and she was absolutely wonderful. Margaret Read more...
Margaret was the photographer for our wedding in Asbury Park in October 2015, and she was absolutely wonderful. Margaret was a pleasure to work with from the very beginning - she is very responsive to any and all questions and you can tell that she truly enjoys what she does. Due to the weather the week prior to our wedding, Asbury Park's Zombie walk was reschedule for our wedding weekend. Initially, Margaret and I had discussed doing pictures on the Asbury boardwalk which were now locations right in the middle of the Zombie walk. Margaret called me the week of and had not only gone to the boardwalk to look over the set up for the walk, but came up with a new plan and route for pictures to help us avoid the chaos. She even mapped out a route for our trolley driver to take to avoid the crowds. I loved her ideas and suggestions. She made what could have been a very stressful event into a perfect and easy day. And her pictures were absolutely stunning - she captured such amazing moments. Margaret puts together a wonderful slideshow of pictures the day or two after the wedding that is beautiful. I could not have been happier with how everything turned out and cannot thank her enough for being a part of our day! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Margaret and her team were amazing! They were very accommodating and made the whole process easy and comfortable. Our pictures turned out fabulous and I can't wait to hang some in our home. I would highly recommend Margaret and her team for any time that you need pictures taken. She will make the whole experience extremely enjoyable!
Margaret and her team were amazing! They were very accommodating and made the whole process easy and comfortable. Our Read more...
Margaret and her team were amazing! They were very accommodating and made the whole process easy and comfortable. Our pictures turned out fabulous and I can't wait to hang some in our home. I would highly recommend Margaret and her team for any time that you need pictures taken. She will make the whole experience extremely enjoyable! Read less
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