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Margaret J Cotton Photography

Ocean Grove , NJ
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LOCATION

Ocean Grove, NJ US 07756 (map)

PHONE

732-776-7323

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ABOUT US

We believe photographs encourage the Love that sustains us. Most of our favorite photographs are of compelling moments that you want to remember forever.


Your Wedding... Read more
We believe photographs encourage the Love that sustains us. Most of our favorite photographs are of compelling moments that you want to remember forever.


Your Wedding Portraits should naturally reflect
the blessings of your commitment,
the joy of your relationship,
the celebration of family and friends..

We offer boutique attention,
collaborative attitudes,
creative inspiration,
and technically excellent photographs.

We calmly encourage you, and we stay out of the way!
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes. We collaborate with you to provide enhancements and editing that match your preferences.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Of course! We love light. We seek and find it, manipulate it, enhance it, celebrate it, and are challenged by it. God is Light and Love. How could we possibly be passionate photographers if we didn't delight in light?
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital with amazing prints.
How many photographers do you work with?
I always bring at least another photogapher. We offer up to four. Many couples like us to have more from the wedding through the toasts. Then we usually have one or two remain through the cake cutting. However, we listen to what you want. When you are happy, we get terrific photographs!
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I wouldn't miss it! i am excited to be invited to your wedding and share the excitement. I love taking photographs of people whom I have gotten to know.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
One a day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Top of the line Canon cameras with professional lens. We also bring a variety of equipment for creative lighting.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We bring five cameras and five flashes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Whichever you want. We start at three hours. Travel charges may apply for less than eight hours.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We will stay until you are ready to leave.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We have someone shooting all the time. If we are spending the day with you, we appreciate your hospitality for a main entree. We never eat at the cocktail hour, and we provide discreet snacks and water to keep up our energy.
Do you charge for travel?
It depends on the distance. We shoot in FL, CA, NY, PA. and even Panama, Central America! We do not add travel time to any full-day NJ wedding.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Online images begin appearing within twenty-four hours. Proof prints are provided within two weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
online. However, they are not proofs as orders can be placed immediately. The client also can select from 25 to 100 4x6's to have printed as proofs. They do not have my name on them, and they can be used as prints.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Depends on the arrangements we make. I do not rush the process. I want everyone to be happy with the experience as well as the prints.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
You may own files and prints. Copyright is not provided for commercial use. My photographs have been published in books, magazines, and featured by Shadowbrook, RiverHouse, and Smithville Inn. They will not be used without your enthusiastic permission. On the other hand, I expect the same courtesy and do not give away my copyrights. The contract provides for that mutual respect.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
With your permission. Most couples are hoping they will be featured.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Archival digital files are provided at a reasonable price.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, through a website as secure as you wish it to be. Not all couples post through my website. Many do. You can have a private url and a double password if you wish.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Our albums begin at $225. for a magazine style book. Flush mounts begin at $500. Italian leather ART albums begin at $650. You do not need to include an album in the original contract. I offer the best value without a ticking clock. You may order when you are comfortable doing so. I stand by my yearly service/product fees. I respect thoughtful budgets. You only have one day to get the images. After that take your time and order when you can.
When will the client get the final album?
Within eight weeks from their final approval.

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Julia
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Margaret was nothing less than excellent throughout my wedding. She was prompt, thorough and precise. She captured the bliss of the day with ease!
Margaret was nothing less than excellent throughout my wedding. She was prompt, thorough and precise. She captured the Read more...
Margaret was nothing less than excellent throughout my wedding. She was prompt, thorough and precise. She captured the bliss of the day with ease! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
A wedding day is fraught with enough concerns about making the day as perfect as possible, so it was absolutely blissful to work with Margaret J. Cotton as our photographer, because she captured every important moment - and especially the seemingly trivial ones - in her own professional, unobtrusive way. She is knowledgeable about her craft and takes pride in making each photograph beautiful and meaningful. She, herself, is calm and cheerful, so the time spent with her is pleasant and joyful. She makes you feel at ease, so there is no doubt the pictures will come out well. What I especially like is that these are not your cookie-cutter, run-of-the-mill wedding photos; Margaret takes the time to know the couple before the day of the event, then personalizes the photos for the individuals involved. The video that she makes from a selection of our photos and the accompanying music that she chooses as the soundtrack is beyond amazing, and affords us the opportunity to relive that special day over and over again. We have gotten countless compliments on the video and the photos of our wedding day and are thrilled to share them because we are so proud of Margaret J. Cotton's work - and that we chose her as our photographer. This was a second marriage for both of us, but the photos taken that day are timeless and joyously capture the quirkiness of our ceremony and celebration. These photos and the album are items that we are proud to display in our home because they will not look dated and similar to others' pictures. I would most definitely recommend Margaret J. Cotton as a photographer for any occasion because you will treasure the images she captures because they are so unique and personal. Also, her pricing is fair and very reasonable; you get more than your money's worth because what she does to help you recall that day/event is priceless.
A wedding day is fraught with enough concerns about making the day as perfect as possible, so it was absolutely blissful Read more...
A wedding day is fraught with enough concerns about making the day as perfect as possible, so it was absolutely blissful to work with Margaret J. Cotton as our photographer, because she captured every important moment - and especially the seemingly trivial ones - in her own professional, unobtrusive way. She is knowledgeable about her craft and takes pride in making each photograph beautiful and meaningful. She, herself, is calm and cheerful, so the time spent with her is pleasant and joyful. She makes you feel at ease, so there is no doubt the pictures will come out well. What I especially like is that these are not your cookie-cutter, run-of-the-mill wedding photos; Margaret takes the time to know the couple before the day of the event, then personalizes the photos for the individuals involved. The video that she makes from a selection of our photos and the accompanying music that she chooses as the soundtrack is beyond amazing, and affords us the opportunity to relive that special day over and over again. We have gotten countless compliments on the video and the photos of our wedding day and are thrilled to share them because we are so proud of Margaret J. Cotton's work - and that we chose her as our photographer. This was a second marriage for both of us, but the photos taken that day are timeless and joyously capture the quirkiness of our ceremony and celebration. These photos and the album are items that we are proud to display in our home because they will not look dated and similar to others' pictures. I would most definitely recommend Margaret J. Cotton as a photographer for any occasion because you will treasure the images she captures because they are so unique and personal. Also, her pricing is fair and very reasonable; you get more than your money's worth because what she does to help you recall that day/event is priceless. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Margaret and her assistant (and husband!) were amazing. My husband and I started out with an engagement session and then on to the big day! Margaret was on time, completely on point, and had everything worked out to a T. We met with her and worked out a timeline a few weeks before the wedding and she stuck to every second of it. She was even able to incorporate some other pictures I was interested in the day of. She did exactly what she told us she was going to do and without flaw. Being that your wedding day is once in a lifetime, you're scared that something may go wrong (with everything!) and I have to say, my wedding pictures are by far a million times better than I could have ever hoped for. I would highly recommend Margret's photography to any bride.
Margaret and her assistant (and husband!) were amazing. My husband and I started out with an engagement session and then Read more...
Margaret and her assistant (and husband!) were amazing. My husband and I started out with an engagement session and then on to the big day! Margaret was on time, completely on point, and had everything worked out to a T. We met with her and worked out a timeline a few weeks before the wedding and she stuck to every second of it. She was even able to incorporate some other pictures I was interested in the day of. She did exactly what she told us she was going to do and without flaw. Being that your wedding day is once in a lifetime, you're scared that something may go wrong (with everything!) and I have to say, my wedding pictures are by far a million times better than I could have ever hoped for. I would highly recommend Margret's photography to any bride. Read less
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Regan
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Margaret is a special person. Right from the start she made my husband and I comfortable with the process. She is extremely professional and amazed us with her talented photography. She was not just our wedding photographer but is now our friend. When I look back on our wedding she was such a huge part of it. I would recommend her to any and all of my family and friends - which I have! In fact, a few are already lining up to get her contact information after seeing the amazing photos she took of our wedding. Thank you Margaret! We are forever indebted to you for such a wonderful job.
Margaret is a special person. Right from the start she made my husband and I comfortable with the process. She is Read more...
Margaret is a special person. Right from the start she made my husband and I comfortable with the process. She is extremely professional and amazed us with her talented photography. She was not just our wedding photographer but is now our friend. When I look back on our wedding she was such a huge part of it. I would recommend her to any and all of my family and friends - which I have! In fact, a few are already lining up to get her contact information after seeing the amazing photos she took of our wedding. Thank you Margaret! We are forever indebted to you for such a wonderful job. Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Margaret was wonderful to work with and took beautiful pictures.

There is something somewhat intimidating about taking wedding pictures. They're supposed to last forever and it seems that everyone will want to see them, which can make the actual process of taking the pictures rather difficult. It was easy for us to grow stiff or seem uncomfortable, but Margaret was able to help us relax and treat the pictures themselves as a form of play. She encouraged us to try and all ideas that popped into our heads which led to a few rather spectacular, if unorthodox, shots. She was also able to offer her own suggestions, providing some much needed experience to the wedding.

Margaret was able to breeze through the formal portraits, masterfully handling the difficult task of wrangling two families together, but was also brilliant with her informal shots. She slid around the ceremony and reception, never obtrusively, in order to capture some wonderfully intimate and natural shots of us, our friends, and our families. She understood the kind of moments that we valued most and captured them time and time again.

Margaret is also a consummate professional. She was very easy to contact whenever necessary and a joy to work with. She has our highest recommendation.

-Rachel and Andy Rasmussen
Margaret was wonderful to work with and took beautiful pictures.

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Margaret was wonderful to work with and took beautiful pictures.

There is something somewhat intimidating about taking wedding pictures. They're supposed to last forever and it seems that everyone will want to see them, which can make the actual process of taking the pictures rather difficult. It was easy for us to grow stiff or seem uncomfortable, but Margaret was able to help us relax and treat the pictures themselves as a form of play. She encouraged us to try and all ideas that popped into our heads which led to a few rather spectacular, if unorthodox, shots. She was also able to offer her own suggestions, providing some much needed experience to the wedding.

Margaret was able to breeze through the formal portraits, masterfully handling the difficult task of wrangling two families together, but was also brilliant with her informal shots. She slid around the ceremony and reception, never obtrusively, in order to capture some wonderfully intimate and natural shots of us, our friends, and our families. She understood the kind of moments that we valued most and captured them time and time again.

Margaret is also a consummate professional. She was very easy to contact whenever necessary and a joy to work with. She has our highest recommendation.

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Leigh Ellen & Michael
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Margaret spent a lot of time with us up front giving tips and advise to ensure a smooth wedding day. She worked well with us during our special day and was gracious with her time after the wedding to go over our options with pictures and albums. Margaret, her husband, and daughter proved to be a successful team in capturing the important moments of the day. Margaret arranged a few of these special moments in a card to us which we ultimately used as our Thank You card. It was reasonably priced and the quality of this product made us reconsider what we had originally planned to do. She is a true professional that was great to work with thru the entire process. We can not say enough about the service they provided, and highly recommend them.
Margaret spent a lot of time with us up front giving tips and advise to ensure a smooth wedding day. She worked well with Read more...
Margaret spent a lot of time with us up front giving tips and advise to ensure a smooth wedding day. She worked well with us during our special day and was gracious with her time after the wedding to go over our options with pictures and albums. Margaret, her husband, and daughter proved to be a successful team in capturing the important moments of the day. Margaret arranged a few of these special moments in a card to us which we ultimately used as our Thank You card. It was reasonably priced and the quality of this product made us reconsider what we had originally planned to do. She is a true professional that was great to work with thru the entire process. We can not say enough about the service they provided, and highly recommend them. Read less
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Pat
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
There simply are no words to describe the level of detail and magical moments that Margaret captured for our special day. People always DREAM of being able to relive their wedding moments with family, friends, and the love of their life, and she made it a reality.

My wife Rachael and I could not be happier with the results she produced. She was patient, calm, and more importantly, made my wife relaxed and stress free on the most important day of her life (so far!). Her AMAZING assistants blended into the crowd, were unobtrusive, and quite frankly, blended in so well I forgot they were photographers.

What I really could not believe, are the moments she captured that were not staged and poses for photos. Margaret captured all of those little moments that we tend to not think much about, but once we see them in a photo again we are amazed and in awe.

I would highly recommend Margaret Cotton to anyone who is in need of someone to capture their special moments. My wife and I now have an extremely vivid memory of our special day thanks to her!
There simply are no words to describe the level of detail and magical moments that Margaret captured for our special day. Read more...
There simply are no words to describe the level of detail and magical moments that Margaret captured for our special day. People always DREAM of being able to relive their wedding moments with family, friends, and the love of their life, and she made it a reality.

My wife Rachael and I could not be happier with the results she produced. She was patient, calm, and more importantly, made my wife relaxed and stress free on the most important day of her life (so far!). Her AMAZING assistants blended into the crowd, were unobtrusive, and quite frankly, blended in so well I forgot they were photographers.

What I really could not believe, are the moments she captured that were not staged and poses for photos. Margaret captured all of those little moments that we tend to not think much about, but once we see them in a photo again we are amazed and in awe.

I would highly recommend Margaret Cotton to anyone who is in need of someone to capture their special moments. My wife and I now have an extremely vivid memory of our special day thanks to her! Read less
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Dianne
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Margaret Cotton, her husband, and assistant, were the photographers for my daughter's wedding on August 3. Right after the wedding she posted a video that captured the day in a way that I could not believe. She captured the excitement and energy of everybody that day! Yesterday was their one month anniversary and I still can't stop looking at the pictures and watching the video. The video told the story of the day and the pictures that Margaret chose are incredible. It makes me feel like I am reliving the day. The pictures were posted shortly after the wedding. I can't even imagine how my daughter is going to pick pictures for an album. There are SO many great pictures I wouldn't even know where to begin. My daughter liked Margaret from our very first meeting. She knew she wanted her to be part of her day. Her warm, caring, and enthusiastic personality had my daughter hooked. I can't say enough about her the day of the wedding. She made everyone feel calm and at ease. She was such a professional in the way she managed a big wedding party. Everyone had fun working with her and they never felt that picture taking was a chore. I could go on and on, but I am so glad my daughter hired Margaret Cotton as her photographer!
Margaret Cotton, her husband, and assistant, were the photographers for my daughter's wedding on August 3. Right after the Read more...
Margaret Cotton, her husband, and assistant, were the photographers for my daughter's wedding on August 3. Right after the wedding she posted a video that captured the day in a way that I could not believe. She captured the excitement and energy of everybody that day! Yesterday was their one month anniversary and I still can't stop looking at the pictures and watching the video. The video told the story of the day and the pictures that Margaret chose are incredible. It makes me feel like I am reliving the day. The pictures were posted shortly after the wedding. I can't even imagine how my daughter is going to pick pictures for an album. There are SO many great pictures I wouldn't even know where to begin. My daughter liked Margaret from our very first meeting. She knew she wanted her to be part of her day. Her warm, caring, and enthusiastic personality had my daughter hooked. I can't say enough about her the day of the wedding. She made everyone feel calm and at ease. She was such a professional in the way she managed a big wedding party. Everyone had fun working with her and they never felt that picture taking was a chore. I could go on and on, but I am so glad my daughter hired Margaret Cotton as her photographer! Read less
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jenna
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Margaret, and her team are wonderful! She made our special day even more special with the care and time she dedicated to us before, during and after our event. She spent plenty of time with us before the wedding to prepare for the day. During our wedding and reception, she or a member of her staff, were always there to capture the perfect moment. However, they were not intrusive in any way. I would recommend her to my closest family and friends and to ANYONE looking for a wonderful experience. On to the results ! The pictures came out fantastic !! The turn around time for our prints and custom thank you cards was very quick. All in all, 5 stars !!
Margaret, and her team are wonderful! She made our special day even more special with the care and time she dedicated to Read more...
Margaret, and her team are wonderful! She made our special day even more special with the care and time she dedicated to us before, during and after our event. She spent plenty of time with us before the wedding to prepare for the day. During our wedding and reception, she or a member of her staff, were always there to capture the perfect moment. However, they were not intrusive in any way. I would recommend her to my closest family and friends and to ANYONE looking for a wonderful experience. On to the results ! The pictures came out fantastic !! The turn around time for our prints and custom thank you cards was very quick. All in all, 5 stars !! Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful photos, organized, a joy to work with!

Margaret Cotton Photography including Margaret, her husband and their daughter photographed my daughter's wedding in Ocean Grove in June. They made the wedding and photographs a calm and joyous experience. Their organization and pleasant manner made the day go so well for all of us. It was a lovely silvery day and the photos taken were beautiful at all of the places - the bed and breakfast, throughout town, at the chapel, along the beach and at the reception.

When I first spoke to Margaret on the phone I could tell that she loved photographing weddings, she took great care and understood the specialness of the wedding. Prior to the wedding, my husband and I met with her and felt that she would be perfect for photographing our daughter's wedding. Not only were her photos beautiful, lively and artistic but also because she has a lovely, pleasant and calm manner.

Before the wedding, Margaret sent us organized and clear information. She also had a form which helped us plan which photos we would like taken. After my daughter and her fiance arrived in town for the wedding, they met with Margaret to discuss the photos and she provided them with helpful guidelines to enjoy their wedding day and the photography.

Margaret's sense of timing was wonderful and her knowledge of Ocean Grove helped capture the wedding in such a beautiful place.

Soon after the wedding Margaret sent us a link to see a beautiful slideshow that she assembled with highlights of the wedding. And then, not too long after that, she sent us a link to all of the wedding photos.

Margaret was the perfect photographer for my daughter and her husband's special day. I can't thank her enough. She is a joy and a pleasure to work with.
Beautiful photos, organized, a joy to work with!

Margaret Cotton Photography including Margaret, her husband and Read more...
Beautiful photos, organized, a joy to work with!

Margaret Cotton Photography including Margaret, her husband and their daughter photographed my daughter's wedding in Ocean Grove in June. They made the wedding and photographs a calm and joyous experience. Their organization and pleasant manner made the day go so well for all of us. It was a lovely silvery day and the photos taken were beautiful at all of the places - the bed and breakfast, throughout town, at the chapel, along the beach and at the reception.

When I first spoke to Margaret on the phone I could tell that she loved photographing weddings, she took great care and understood the specialness of the wedding. Prior to the wedding, my husband and I met with her and felt that she would be perfect for photographing our daughter's wedding. Not only were her photos beautiful, lively and artistic but also because she has a lovely, pleasant and calm manner.

Before the wedding, Margaret sent us organized and clear information. She also had a form which helped us plan which photos we would like taken. After my daughter and her fiance arrived in town for the wedding, they met with Margaret to discuss the photos and she provided them with helpful guidelines to enjoy their wedding day and the photography.

Margaret's sense of timing was wonderful and her knowledge of Ocean Grove helped capture the wedding in such a beautiful place.

Soon after the wedding Margaret sent us a link to see a beautiful slideshow that she assembled with highlights of the wedding. And then, not too long after that, she sent us a link to all of the wedding photos.

Margaret was the perfect photographer for my daughter and her husband's special day. I can't thank her enough. She is a joy and a pleasure to work with. Read less
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tracy
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Margaret was so wonderful! From the first meeting that we had with her we knew she had a creative eye and immeditately knew we wanted to work with her. She really takes the time to get to know you and talk to you about your vison of your day and guides you on what you can expect. We decided to have our engagement shoot with her which was really nice, and I highly recommend, because we felt like we got to know her during that time. She really cares about making sure she gets the right shots so that you will have memories of your special day. She captured every photo that she knew was important to us! She is very professional and serious when its comes to her work and yet at the same time make you feel like she is part of your family. She was so quick in putting up a sneak peak video the next day which was so beautiful that I couldn't wait to share with anyone that was willing to watch! It made us so excited to see the rest of the photos! I really took the time to compare photographers and different packages for our wedding and Margaret was right within our budget, with amazing quailty. Thank you Margaret (and crew) for a life time of lasting memories!!
Margaret was so wonderful! From the first meeting that we had with her we knew she had a creative eye and immeditately Read more...
Margaret was so wonderful! From the first meeting that we had with her we knew she had a creative eye and immeditately knew we wanted to work with her. She really takes the time to get to know you and talk to you about your vison of your day and guides you on what you can expect. We decided to have our engagement shoot with her which was really nice, and I highly recommend, because we felt like we got to know her during that time. She really cares about making sure she gets the right shots so that you will have memories of your special day. She captured every photo that she knew was important to us! She is very professional and serious when its comes to her work and yet at the same time make you feel like she is part of your family. She was so quick in putting up a sneak peak video the next day which was so beautiful that I couldn't wait to share with anyone that was willing to watch! It made us so excited to see the rest of the photos! I really took the time to compare photographers and different packages for our wedding and Margaret was right within our budget, with amazing quailty. Thank you Margaret (and crew) for a life time of lasting memories!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Joanne and her family were amazing! I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to capture their perfect moments!!!!
Joanne and her family were amazing! I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to capture their perfect moments!!!!
Joanne and her family were amazing! I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to capture their perfect moments!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that we chose Margaret J Cotton to be our photographer for our wedding. Margaret was truly amazing and captured perfect memories of our special day. Her photography speaks for itself, image after image is perfect. What makes Margaret stand out against the rest of the industry is the way she makes you feel. Even after your event date she continues to treat you like you are her priority. My wedding album is absolutely breathtaking, she created an album that is so unique and exceeded my expectations. I love that Margaret was as excited as I was about my pictures and the projects we worked on. I would not change a single thing about my wedding photography and I am so happy Margaret was a part of our big day!
I am so happy that we chose Margaret J Cotton to be our photographer for our wedding. Margaret was truly amazing and Read more...
I am so happy that we chose Margaret J Cotton to be our photographer for our wedding. Margaret was truly amazing and captured perfect memories of our special day. Her photography speaks for itself, image after image is perfect. What makes Margaret stand out against the rest of the industry is the way she makes you feel. Even after your event date she continues to treat you like you are her priority. My wedding album is absolutely breathtaking, she created an album that is so unique and exceeded my expectations. I love that Margaret was as excited as I was about my pictures and the projects we worked on. I would not change a single thing about my wedding photography and I am so happy Margaret was a part of our big day! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret J Cotton Photography was such a pleasure to work with. The sense of space, color and mood spoke exactly to the way we wanted our wedding represented. Margaret's willingness to understand our personalities and how they came together as a couple made the experience an unforgettable element of our most special day.
Margaret J Cotton Photography was such a pleasure to work with. The sense of space, color and mood spoke exactly to the Read more...
Margaret J Cotton Photography was such a pleasure to work with. The sense of space, color and mood spoke exactly to the way we wanted our wedding represented. Margaret's willingness to understand our personalities and how they came together as a couple made the experience an unforgettable element of our most special day. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We adore The Cotton Family. I met Margaret at a bridal show at The River House in Brielle & it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I knew the moment I met her that my search had ended. She later created the day of our dreams there, a place she & her cameras were quite familiar with. She, not only took amazing photos, but she guided me thru every aspect of my day, keeping in touch with us, ALWAYS POSITIVE & SUPPORTIVE. We are forever grateful. Her reputation precedes her. We had a fantastic engagement session at the local Jersey boardwalks & landmarks, many of which were destroyed in Superstorm Sandy. Those pictures are now priceless to us. She mapped out our day's timeline, advised us what were & were not good ideas. She was honest, professional & she was right! Our day was perfect BC we chose to trust & listen to her! Her husband, Rev.Cotton, counseled, married & befriended us. Our ceremony & vows were perfect. We were so lucky to have had such a wonderful team. I can't think of another vendor Im as confident & proud in recommending. MJC started as my photographer & ended as our friend. If you cannot envision it yourself, she can! If you know exactly what you want, she will deliver that. She is kind, professional & patient. She brought our lovestory to life. You wont wait for your images, she had a slideshow up for us so soon! Sadly, only days after our wedding, we tragically lost a family member. Immediately Margaret had a special album up for him, in rememberance. She is THAT wonderful. Once your wedding is over, she hasn't forgotten about you. She is still guiding us thru thank you cards & customizing our wedding album! She is THE BEST! MJC was a great comfort to me. She is as genuine as her pictures. Her heart & lens are surely connected & we are so very thankful to have such special images captured by her. We can't wait to hang them in our home, a home that she will always be a part of.
We adore The Cotton Family. I met Margaret at a bridal show at The River House in Brielle & it was the best thing that Read more...
We adore The Cotton Family. I met Margaret at a bridal show at The River House in Brielle & it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I knew the moment I met her that my search had ended. She later created the day of our dreams there, a place she & her cameras were quite familiar with. She, not only took amazing photos, but she guided me thru every aspect of my day, keeping in touch with us, ALWAYS POSITIVE & SUPPORTIVE. We are forever grateful. Her reputation precedes her. We had a fantastic engagement session at the local Jersey boardwalks & landmarks, many of which were destroyed in Superstorm Sandy. Those pictures are now priceless to us. She mapped out our day's timeline, advised us what were & were not good ideas. She was honest, professional & she was right! Our day was perfect BC we chose to trust & listen to her! Her husband, Rev.Cotton, counseled, married & befriended us. Our ceremony & vows were perfect. We were so lucky to have had such a wonderful team. I can't think of another vendor Im as confident & proud in recommending. MJC started as my photographer & ended as our friend. If you cannot envision it yourself, she can! If you know exactly what you want, she will deliver that. She is kind, professional & patient. She brought our lovestory to life. You wont wait for your images, she had a slideshow up for us so soon! Sadly, only days after our wedding, we tragically lost a family member. Immediately Margaret had a special album up for him, in rememberance. She is THAT wonderful. Once your wedding is over, she hasn't forgotten about you. She is still guiding us thru thank you cards & customizing our wedding album! She is THE BEST! MJC was a great comfort to me. She is as genuine as her pictures. Her heart & lens are surely connected & we are so very thankful to have such special images captured by her. We can't wait to hang them in our home, a home that she will always be a part of. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We truly enjoyed working with Margaret Cotton and her family. She has a very soft, warm way about her that instantly made us feel very comfortable. We were very impressed with her attention to detail, the time she commited to us and the level of professional service we received. She makes sure she understands your plan for your wedding day and the story you want it to tell.

We were extremely happy with our wedding pictures. Within 3 days they were all on her website. We received so many compliments about how beautiful they came out. I would highly recommend Margaret Cotton Photography to any bride. Maragert makes you feel special from the moment she meets you.
Gina Graham
We truly enjoyed working with Margaret Cotton and her family. She has a very soft, warm way about her that instantly made Read more...
We truly enjoyed working with Margaret Cotton and her family. She has a very soft, warm way about her that instantly made us feel very comfortable. We were very impressed with her attention to detail, the time she commited to us and the level of professional service we received. She makes sure she understands your plan for your wedding day and the story you want it to tell.

We were extremely happy with our wedding pictures. Within 3 days they were all on her website. We received so many compliments about how beautiful they came out. I would highly recommend Margaret Cotton Photography to any bride. Maragert makes you feel special from the moment she meets you.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret was amazing throughout the entire planning process. She has a wonderful calming presence that made ecveryone feel at ease and allowed for some great photos to be captured without the "posed" feeling. Margaret and her team did an absolutely wonderful job and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend Margaret J Cotton Photography to any bride to be.
Margaret was amazing throughout the entire planning process. She has a wonderful calming presence that made ecveryone feel Read more...
Margaret was amazing throughout the entire planning process. She has a wonderful calming presence that made ecveryone feel at ease and allowed for some great photos to be captured without the "posed" feeling. Margaret and her team did an absolutely wonderful job and was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend Margaret J Cotton Photography to any bride to be. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Margaret was very open to my and my family's needs on my wedding day. She had my children to contend with as well as parents and siblings and she did a great job. Margaret really pays attention to how people are feeling and was aware when people felt uncomfortable when posing and would try alternatives to allow people to relax. She and her "team" were very unobtrusive. Margaret, herself, is a very kind, giving person who was always willing to listen to my thoughts and wishes.
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Margaret was very open to my and my family's needs on my wedding day. She had my children to contend with as well as parents and siblings and she did a great job. Margaret really pays attention to how people are feeling and was aware when people felt uncomfortable when posing and would try alternatives to allow people to relax. She and her "team" were very unobtrusive. Margaret, herself, is a very kind, giving person who was always willing to listen to my thoughts and wishes. Read less
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C.
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret was fantastic to work with for our wedding -- she was organized, responsive, thoughtful and professional. In fact, she suggested (and scouted out) our separate venue/location for pre-wedding photos, which was stunningly beautiful.

She provided us with a well thought out timeline for the whole day, and was extremely organized and tactful at shepherding us (and our many family members) through the schedule in a way that felt efficient but also special and momentous. Her warmth and kindness provided a personal touch to the whole wedding photographs experience that my husband and I, and all of our family members, really felt not only celebrated but also enhanced the whole wedding experience. She and her team were there to capture important moments and details, without ever seeming intrusive to the experience or to our guests. Margaret also very helpfully made various little suggestions (e.g. how to hold my arm, how my husband should hug me after our wedding kiss, etc), so as to best create beautiful pictures.

After the wedding, within a matter of a few days Margaret had posted a number of our pictures online and even created a beautiful slide show. We actually had a second wedding (on the west coast), and were able to show the slide show at that wedding so that our west coast guests could see our New Jersey wedding!

Finally, I must mention Margaret's husband David, who is actually a minister who served as our officiant!
Margaret was fantastic to work with for our wedding -- she was organized, responsive, thoughtful and professional. In Read more...
Margaret was fantastic to work with for our wedding -- she was organized, responsive, thoughtful and professional. In fact, she suggested (and scouted out) our separate venue/location for pre-wedding photos, which was stunningly beautiful.

She provided us with a well thought out timeline for the whole day, and was extremely organized and tactful at shepherding us (and our many family members) through the schedule in a way that felt efficient but also special and momentous. Her warmth and kindness provided a personal touch to the whole wedding photographs experience that my husband and I, and all of our family members, really felt not only celebrated but also enhanced the whole wedding experience. She and her team were there to capture important moments and details, without ever seeming intrusive to the experience or to our guests. Margaret also very helpfully made various little suggestions (e.g. how to hold my arm, how my husband should hug me after our wedding kiss, etc), so as to best create beautiful pictures.

After the wedding, within a matter of a few days Margaret had posted a number of our pictures online and even created a beautiful slide show. We actually had a second wedding (on the west coast), and were able to show the slide show at that wedding so that our west coast guests could see our New Jersey wedding!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Margaret and her team were professional and inspirational. We had a wonderful experience.
Margaret and her team were professional and inspirational. We had a wonderful experience.
Margaret and her team were professional and inspirational. We had a wonderful experience. Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret and her staff were wonderful!! They were very relaxed and professional. We met with Margaret several times before the wedding and she was beyond helpful. She gave us several ideas and also set up our timeline. The day of our wedding, she and her staff arrived with a plan of attack which they executed to perfection. We got every picture we asked for. The price was reasonable and we got a lot for our money. The pictures turned out beautiful and we couldn't be happier. Margaret (and her staff) were/are amazing!!!
Margaret and her staff were wonderful!! They were very relaxed and professional. We met with Margaret several times before Read more...
Margaret and her staff were wonderful!! They were very relaxed and professional. We met with Margaret several times before the wedding and she was beyond helpful. She gave us several ideas and also set up our timeline. The day of our wedding, she and her staff arrived with a plan of attack which they executed to perfection. We got every picture we asked for. The price was reasonable and we got a lot for our money. The pictures turned out beautiful and we couldn't be happier. Margaret (and her staff) were/are amazing!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret Cotton is the most amazing, caring and professional photographers that there is! From the moment we met with Margaret we knew that our pictures were going to be stunning and that she was going to take care of us on the most important day of our lives. My husband and I loved working with Margaret, she made us feel comfortable and all of our pictures came natural because it was so nice to work with someone that truly has a passion for what she does. The time and effort that Margaret puts in with her brides and grooms is unbelievable, it was like she made us part of our family. We were beyond happy with our pictures and the way that Margaret and her staff worked with us on our wedding day. Margaret made our guests feel comfortable when taking wedding candids, and was never in the way at our reception. She was able to take beautiful pictures without being pushy. My husband and I were her number one priority, ensuring that we were comfortable and happy with the way that our pictures were going was what Margaret was concerned about! I would HIGHLY recommend Margaret J. Cotton Photography to anyone getting married. You will be so happy working with someone like Margaret and her staff. We had an amazing wedding with even more amazing pictures thanks to Margaret! She is the best there is!!!!
Margaret Cotton is the most amazing, caring and professional photographers that there is! From the moment we met with Read more...
Margaret Cotton is the most amazing, caring and professional photographers that there is! From the moment we met with Margaret we knew that our pictures were going to be stunning and that she was going to take care of us on the most important day of our lives. My husband and I loved working with Margaret, she made us feel comfortable and all of our pictures came natural because it was so nice to work with someone that truly has a passion for what she does. The time and effort that Margaret puts in with her brides and grooms is unbelievable, it was like she made us part of our family. We were beyond happy with our pictures and the way that Margaret and her staff worked with us on our wedding day. Margaret made our guests feel comfortable when taking wedding candids, and was never in the way at our reception. She was able to take beautiful pictures without being pushy. My husband and I were her number one priority, ensuring that we were comfortable and happy with the way that our pictures were going was what Margaret was concerned about! I would HIGHLY recommend Margaret J. Cotton Photography to anyone getting married. You will be so happy working with someone like Margaret and her staff. We had an amazing wedding with even more amazing pictures thanks to Margaret! She is the best there is!!!! Read less
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AmyJoy
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
When it comes to wedding photographers, Margaret, along with her husband David, go ABOVE and BEYOND what anyone would expect from a wedding photographer. Of the five other couples I know who also got married this year, none of them received the personalized attention and support that Margaret J. Cotton Photography provided. From our very first meeting, to the engagement session, through the end of our wedding day, Margaret helped us to feel relaxed, comfortable and confident. I knew that I had made the right choice for a photographer when Margaret and David went ABOVE AND BEYOND to arrange the perfect engagement session for us. We spent an evening in Cape May where we first explored the wedding venue and came up with a plan for the big day. We then moved on to take the most memorable pictures at the beach and by the lighthouse at sunset. I am certain that the time that was spent with us during the engagement session resulted directly in the many stunning and perfect pictures that were captured on our wedding day. While we were taking the engagement portraits, Margaret provided many "pointers" for the wedding day photos. Those suggestions, particularly those pertaining to the positioning for the walk down the aisle, made the difference between a nice picture and a PERFECT picture. The absolute best part of the service provided by MJC Photography is the time spent planning how the wedding day would "flow". Margaret worked with me to develop a schedule that included every detail of the day from the time of her arrival until departure. Once she arrived on the big day, I was relieved to know that I could leave everything in her capable hands and not worry about who was supposed to be where and when. It was almost like having a wedding coordinator and photographer in one! The schedule was also extremely helpful to share with the other vendors and it was very much appreciated. The day was flawless thanks to MJC Photography!
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When it comes to wedding photographers, Margaret, along with her husband David, go ABOVE and BEYOND what anyone would expect from a wedding photographer. Of the five other couples I know who also got married this year, none of them received the personalized attention and support that Margaret J. Cotton Photography provided. From our very first meeting, to the engagement session, through the end of our wedding day, Margaret helped us to feel relaxed, comfortable and confident. I knew that I had made the right choice for a photographer when Margaret and David went ABOVE AND BEYOND to arrange the perfect engagement session for us. We spent an evening in Cape May where we first explored the wedding venue and came up with a plan for the big day. We then moved on to take the most memorable pictures at the beach and by the lighthouse at sunset. I am certain that the time that was spent with us during the engagement session resulted directly in the many stunning and perfect pictures that were captured on our wedding day. While we were taking the engagement portraits, Margaret provided many "pointers" for the wedding day photos. Those suggestions, particularly those pertaining to the positioning for the walk down the aisle, made the difference between a nice picture and a PERFECT picture. The absolute best part of the service provided by MJC Photography is the time spent planning how the wedding day would "flow". Margaret worked with me to develop a schedule that included every detail of the day from the time of her arrival until departure. Once she arrived on the big day, I was relieved to know that I could leave everything in her capable hands and not worry about who was supposed to be where and when. It was almost like having a wedding coordinator and photographer in one! The schedule was also extremely helpful to share with the other vendors and it was very much appreciated. The day was flawless thanks to MJC Photography! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret cotton exceeded all of our expectations for our wedding photographs. She was sincere and professional. We are so happy with her work and look forward to working with her in the future.
Margaret cotton exceeded all of our expectations for our wedding photographs. She was sincere and professional. We are so Read more...
Margaret cotton exceeded all of our expectations for our wedding photographs. She was sincere and professional. We are so happy with her work and look forward to working with her in the future. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Joanne made my wedding! In the beginning stages of planning she helped direct me into planning the perfect ceremony by giving ideas for photos. We had a beach wedding & the pictures turned out amazing! She & her assistants keep everything calm in the midst of chaos to keep capture that perfect moment.
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Joanne made my wedding! In the beginning stages of planning she helped direct me into planning the perfect ceremony by giving ideas for photos. We had a beach wedding & the pictures turned out amazing! She & her assistants keep everything calm in the midst of chaos to keep capture that perfect moment. Read less
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mrs. 212
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret J Cotton Photography is amazing! Margaret is very professional and great to work with. She is so sweet and her work speaks for itself! She has a very creative way of capturing the beauty of every moment. She took so many pictures at our wedding and included all of our guest! Every picture brings me right back to the moment and I get to enjoy the feeling of a perfect wedding day over and over again! I couldnt have asked for anything more! Thank you to you and your family for your dedication on our special day!
Margaret J Cotton Photography is amazing! Margaret is very professional and great to work with. She is so sweet and her Read more...
Margaret J Cotton Photography is amazing! Margaret is very professional and great to work with. She is so sweet and her work speaks for itself! She has a very creative way of capturing the beauty of every moment. She took so many pictures at our wedding and included all of our guest! Every picture brings me right back to the moment and I get to enjoy the feeling of a perfect wedding day over and over again! I couldnt have asked for anything more! Thank you to you and your family for your dedication on our special day! Read less
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turkishbride
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret was fun and easy to work with. The communication we shared during the planning process was clear. Her artistry is exceptional.
Our wedding had some glitches (ie the venue burned down 2 weeks prior and threats of thunderstorms) Margaret called us promptly and assured us we would not have to worry about our photography. She went out of her way and offered us other options to make sure we had no anxiety that the photography would be fantastic on our wedding day. Most of all with her expertise, my husband and I looked amazing in every photo! There is not one photo we don't love!
Margaret was fun and easy to work with. The communication we shared during the planning process was clear. Her artistry is Read more...
Margaret was fun and easy to work with. The communication we shared during the planning process was clear. Her artistry is exceptional.
Our wedding had some glitches (ie the venue burned down 2 weeks prior and threats of thunderstorms) Margaret called us promptly and assured us we would not have to worry about our photography. She went out of her way and offered us other options to make sure we had no anxiety that the photography would be fantastic on our wedding day. Most of all with her expertise, my husband and I looked amazing in every photo! There is not one photo we don't love! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
For our wedding day we were privileged to have Margaret J Cotton Photography take our pictures and we could not be happier with our decision. The entire staff was very friendly, they take creative pictures and are very attentive throughout the entire day. We felt very comfortable and at ease on our wedding day. The photographers blend in with the crowd and they get all the best shots. Just when the stress of everything starts to come together the week of the wedding I was receiving reassuring emails from Joann and they really helped me put things into perspective. Two days after our wedding we were looking at an album online of almost 300 pictures from our wedding day and also received a slideshow set to music that just had us in tears it was so beautiful. Each day she would put up a new album which was very exciting to us and all of our guests who logged on the site to see them. Our guests and family members were so pleased they could log on and purchase pictures of us and themselves with such ease. We are having a hard time picking out pictures to put in our wedding album because there are so many beautiful shots we would like to include. I can say with complete confidence if you use their services on your wedding day you will not be disappointed.
For our wedding day we were privileged to have Margaret J Cotton Photography take our pictures and we could not be happier Read more...
For our wedding day we were privileged to have Margaret J Cotton Photography take our pictures and we could not be happier with our decision. The entire staff was very friendly, they take creative pictures and are very attentive throughout the entire day. We felt very comfortable and at ease on our wedding day. The photographers blend in with the crowd and they get all the best shots. Just when the stress of everything starts to come together the week of the wedding I was receiving reassuring emails from Joann and they really helped me put things into perspective. Two days after our wedding we were looking at an album online of almost 300 pictures from our wedding day and also received a slideshow set to music that just had us in tears it was so beautiful. Each day she would put up a new album which was very exciting to us and all of our guests who logged on the site to see them. Our guests and family members were so pleased they could log on and purchase pictures of us and themselves with such ease. We are having a hard time picking out pictures to put in our wedding album because there are so many beautiful shots we would like to include. I can say with complete confidence if you use their services on your wedding day you will not be disappointed. Read less
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chadu1973
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret was one of the best photographers i ever worked with
Margaret was one of the best photographers i ever worked with
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Cmarrone
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married on October 22, 2011 in Red Bank, NJ. Margaret and her team were fantastic, all the preparations leading up to the wedding day were planned out in every detail so that the day was completely stress-free. The pictures came out natural and beautiful. Margaret and her team got all the amazing shots, but we're never in the way of the ceremony or party -it was the perfect combination. We also did an afterglow session with Margaret which came out amazing!

I would whole-heatedly recommend her for any wedding!!!
We got married on October 22, 2011 in Red Bank, NJ. Margaret and her team were fantastic, all the preparations leading up Read more...
We got married on October 22, 2011 in Red Bank, NJ. Margaret and her team were fantastic, all the preparations leading up to the wedding day were planned out in every detail so that the day was completely stress-free. The pictures came out natural and beautiful. Margaret and her team got all the amazing shots, but we're never in the way of the ceremony or party -it was the perfect combination. We also did an afterglow session with Margaret which came out amazing!

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Mary Lynn
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Margaret J Cotton to all future brides who are looking for a highly qualified, accommodating, personable, patient, and caring photographer to handle one of the most important events in your life. Ms. Cotton goes above & beyond to ensure that you are comfortable & satisfied with her services. Moreover, she exudes genuine pleasure in sharing the joy of this special time. You could not ask for more!!!

Mary Lynn
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I would highly recommend Margaret J Cotton to all future brides who are looking for a highly qualified, accommodating, personable, patient, and caring photographer to handle one of the most important events in your life. Ms. Cotton goes above & beyond to ensure that you are comfortable & satisfied with her services. Moreover, she exudes genuine pleasure in sharing the joy of this special time. You could not ask for more!!!

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Shannon
Wedding:
7/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Margaret J. Cotton photography was amazing. First we had an awesome engagement photo shoot with so many beautiful photos we were hard pressed to find a favorite and then the wedding was even better! As a bride I was nervous that the photography would feel rushed and overwhelming and awkward but it was not. The wedding day photography was one of the most fun and enjoyable parts of the day and definitely the least stressful. Margaret and her crew kept everything flowing smoothly and we got every shot we wanted and more. Margaret was great at spending time with us before the wedding to make sure she knew what we wanted and giving us advice on how to be comfortable with the camera. She also helped us immensely with planning the day out properly so the photography wouldn't feel too rushed and we would have appropriate time for everything. Margaret and her crew were so pleasant to work with and really were a blessing on our wedding day. They captured so many beautiful photos for us to tell the story of our wedding day. And not only that, the online album was up so quickly for us to see the photos and all of our guests continue to compliment how beautiful they are. We are forever grateful for the beautiful memories we now have thanks to Margaret J. Cotton photography!
Margaret J. Cotton photography was amazing. First we had an awesome engagement photo shoot with so many beautiful photos Read more...
Margaret J. Cotton photography was amazing. First we had an awesome engagement photo shoot with so many beautiful photos we were hard pressed to find a favorite and then the wedding was even better! As a bride I was nervous that the photography would feel rushed and overwhelming and awkward but it was not. The wedding day photography was one of the most fun and enjoyable parts of the day and definitely the least stressful. Margaret and her crew kept everything flowing smoothly and we got every shot we wanted and more. Margaret was great at spending time with us before the wedding to make sure she knew what we wanted and giving us advice on how to be comfortable with the camera. She also helped us immensely with planning the day out properly so the photography wouldn't feel too rushed and we would have appropriate time for everything. Margaret and her crew were so pleasant to work with and really were a blessing on our wedding day. They captured so many beautiful photos for us to tell the story of our wedding day. And not only that, the online album was up so quickly for us to see the photos and all of our guests continue to compliment how beautiful they are. We are forever grateful for the beautiful memories we now have thanks to Margaret J. Cotton photography! Read less
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elipp
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Margaret and her assistants were the best!! Our pictures came out amazing!! Margaret was so easy and flexible to work with. She always responded to phone calls and emails immediately, and really made an effort to get to know her bride and groom. She is extremely responsive and dependable. She prepared us for the day and really listened to us when we had certain needs that we wanted met. She truly is a professional and she is amazing at what she does!!
Margaret and her assistants were the best!! Our pictures came out amazing!! Margaret was so easy and flexible to work Read more...
Margaret and her assistants were the best!! Our pictures came out amazing!! Margaret was so easy and flexible to work with. She always responded to phone calls and emails immediately, and really made an effort to get to know her bride and groom. She is extremely responsive and dependable. She prepared us for the day and really listened to us when we had certain needs that we wanted met. She truly is a professional and she is amazing at what she does!! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Margaret was very reliable, professional, and fun to work with. She was extremely organized in planning the time-line of my wedding day. Margaret was available to speak or meet anytime I had any questions for her. I would highly recommend her services!
Margaret was very reliable, professional, and fun to work with. She was extremely organized in planning the time-line of Read more...
Margaret was very reliable, professional, and fun to work with. She was extremely organized in planning the time-line of my wedding day. Margaret was available to speak or meet anytime I had any questions for her. I would highly recommend her services! Read less
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jillm1979
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Margaret and her family are amazing photographers, as well as a very sweet family. They were very professional, patient and flexible with all the changes and questions. They took amazing pictures of our very special day. I would definitely recommend there service to anyone looking for photographers.
Margaret and her family are amazing photographers, as well as a very sweet family. They were very professional, patient Read more...
Margaret and her family are amazing photographers, as well as a very sweet family. They were very professional, patient and flexible with all the changes and questions. They took amazing pictures of our very special day. I would definitely recommend there service to anyone looking for photographers. Read less
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Fanderzee
Wedding:
4/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Margaret Cotton and her assistants make you feel so special and truly care about the marriage of a couple, not just the wedding. The pictures MJC Photography captures are beautiful and creative yet classic. We loved working with them!
Margaret Cotton and her assistants make you feel so special and truly care about the marriage of a couple, not just the Read more...
Margaret Cotton and her assistants make you feel so special and truly care about the marriage of a couple, not just the wedding. The pictures MJC Photography captures are beautiful and creative yet classic. We loved working with them! Read less
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kimbernap
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Margaret J. Cotton was a key figure in helping to make our wedding day all that it could be. Words can't really accurately express the pivitol part she played in helping to make our wedding day just perfect.
The amount of personal attention she gives her clients is truly remarkable. Once you book with her, she is invested in you during the lead up to your big day. Friends of mine were amazed to learn the kind of time Margaret invested with us before the wedding to discuss and see all of the possible photo locations as well as receive her professional "lessons" about how we could help to make our photos look all the more spectacular though our own body language. She discusses timetables with you so that you can envision how the day will fall into place. All of this preparation along with her gentle guidance greatly helped to add to our level of comfort on our day.
Our only problem is that it is now SO hard to choose which photos to order because they are all magnificent. She literally captured everyone at our wedding. Oh...and the pictures were up and ready to see and order in a jiffy. Just another plus.
Margaret and her crew are professional, knowledgable, remarkably personalble, and very talented. Her heart is into her work and it is reflected in the personal attention and the life she brings to your photos. I highly recommend her to anyone wishing to have their most special life moments captured.

Just perfect to work with.
Margaret J. Cotton was a key figure in helping to make our wedding day all that it could be. Words can't really accurately Read more...
Margaret J. Cotton was a key figure in helping to make our wedding day all that it could be. Words can't really accurately express the pivitol part she played in helping to make our wedding day just perfect.
The amount of personal attention she gives her clients is truly remarkable. Once you book with her, she is invested in you during the lead up to your big day. Friends of mine were amazed to learn the kind of time Margaret invested with us before the wedding to discuss and see all of the possible photo locations as well as receive her professional "lessons" about how we could help to make our photos look all the more spectacular though our own body language. She discusses timetables with you so that you can envision how the day will fall into place. All of this preparation along with her gentle guidance greatly helped to add to our level of comfort on our day.
Our only problem is that it is now SO hard to choose which photos to order because they are all magnificent. She literally captured everyone at our wedding. Oh...and the pictures were up and ready to see and order in a jiffy. Just another plus.
Margaret and her crew are professional, knowledgable, remarkably personalble, and very talented. Her heart is into her work and it is reflected in the personal attention and the life she brings to your photos. I highly recommend her to anyone wishing to have their most special life moments captured.

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SleepDeprivedVal
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Best. Photographer. Ever.
Margaret Cotton is truly passionate about wedding photography and 100% dedicated to her brides.
Picking a great photographer is key to how smoothly your wedding day will run. You can't go wrong with Margaret Cotton. A great value and a truly talented artist. I can't say enough wonderful things about her!
Professional, yet fun and flexible. Easily maneuvers the inevitable obstacles that can sometimes arise on your wedding day. Works well with other vendors. Easy-going but stays on schedule.
She even managed to "save" me from excessively chatty distant relatives during our reception, in order to make sure she got enough shots of me dancing with my friends!
She met with my fiance and I several times in person and spoke with us on the phone repeadedly before the big day to talk about the schedule, locations, and photography in general.
She posted pictures on her website promptly after our wedding and they are wonderful! She exceeded all my expectations and I am overwhelmingly impressed by her work.
Best. Photographer. Ever.
Margaret Cotton is truly passionate about wedding photography and 100% dedicated to her Read more...
Best. Photographer. Ever.
Margaret Cotton is truly passionate about wedding photography and 100% dedicated to her brides.
Picking a great photographer is key to how smoothly your wedding day will run. You can't go wrong with Margaret Cotton. A great value and a truly talented artist. I can't say enough wonderful things about her!
Professional, yet fun and flexible. Easily maneuvers the inevitable obstacles that can sometimes arise on your wedding day. Works well with other vendors. Easy-going but stays on schedule.
She even managed to "save" me from excessively chatty distant relatives during our reception, in order to make sure she got enough shots of me dancing with my friends!
She met with my fiance and I several times in person and spoke with us on the phone repeadedly before the big day to talk about the schedule, locations, and photography in general.
She posted pictures on her website promptly after our wedding and they are wonderful! She exceeded all my expectations and I am overwhelmingly impressed by her work. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have been more impressed with the work of Margaret J Cotton Photography for our wedding on New Years Eve 2011 and would highly recommend her services to others.

First, Margaret did a fabulous job of coaching us for the big day. Our time with her before hand truly helped us be aware of the camera, our body language and our timetable -- all of which helped us get the pictures that we really wanted.

Margaret and her team are a pleasure to work with and extremely hard working. Of course, our schedule got completely thrown off track, but Margaret and her team kept focused and calm (and kept us focused, calm and having fun!). The thirty inches of snow that we had on the ground didn't even manage to throw them off track! The team did not stop snapping the entire night and the hard work continued after the wedding, when we had our website up and running in short order. What fun to look at all of the photos when we were still on our honeymoon!

Most importantly, the pictures were absolutely stunning. Our photographs will be treasured always. They really managed to capture the many emotions of the day in a variety of ways (posed, photojournalistic, classic, modern).

We would be happy to discuss further with any potential customers.

Meghan & Matt Reynolds
meghan.dunne@gmail.com
My husband and I could not have been more impressed with the work of Margaret J Cotton Photography for our wedding on New Read more...
My husband and I could not have been more impressed with the work of Margaret J Cotton Photography for our wedding on New Years Eve 2011 and would highly recommend her services to others.

First, Margaret did a fabulous job of coaching us for the big day. Our time with her before hand truly helped us be aware of the camera, our body language and our timetable -- all of which helped us get the pictures that we really wanted.

Margaret and her team are a pleasure to work with and extremely hard working. Of course, our schedule got completely thrown off track, but Margaret and her team kept focused and calm (and kept us focused, calm and having fun!). The thirty inches of snow that we had on the ground didn't even manage to throw them off track! The team did not stop snapping the entire night and the hard work continued after the wedding, when we had our website up and running in short order. What fun to look at all of the photos when we were still on our honeymoon!

Most importantly, the pictures were absolutely stunning. Our photographs will be treasured always. They really managed to capture the many emotions of the day in a variety of ways (posed, photojournalistic, classic, modern).

We would be happy to discuss further with any potential customers.

Meghan & Matt Reynolds
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Stefanie
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Without a doubt - we love Margaret and her crew! From the moment I met her at a bridal show at the Riverhouse, Brielle - I felt as though I needed to work with her. She is very easy to connect with and just simply awesome! It was a pleasure to work with Margaret planning the photography aspect of our wedding day. She took the time and truly treated us like we were her only clients. She gave solid feedback and advice, and really captured the best moments of our day. I cannot stop looking at our pictures that she has up on her website. Figuring out what pics to go with is going to take forever! If you are looking for a personal experience and having someone (and her family!) be apart of your wedding day that totally fits.. definitely go with MJC!
Without a doubt - we love Margaret and her crew! From the moment I met her at a bridal show at the Riverhouse, Brielle - I Read more...
Without a doubt - we love Margaret and her crew! From the moment I met her at a bridal show at the Riverhouse, Brielle - I felt as though I needed to work with her. She is very easy to connect with and just simply awesome! It was a pleasure to work with Margaret planning the photography aspect of our wedding day. She took the time and truly treated us like we were her only clients. She gave solid feedback and advice, and really captured the best moments of our day. I cannot stop looking at our pictures that she has up on her website. Figuring out what pics to go with is going to take forever! If you are looking for a personal experience and having someone (and her family!) be apart of your wedding day that totally fits.. definitely go with MJC! Read less
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asabs48
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Margaret and her team provided my husband and I and our families with amazing photographs that captured every moment of our day. From getting ready to the cake cutting, every detail was photographed. My husband and I looked through the hundreds of photos and kept saying "Wow! I'm so glad they caught that! I didn't even see it!" I have a very large family and Margaret was sure to catch every group and the candids were some of our favorite. Margaret knew just where to photograph pictures of my husband and I that caught the essence of the season and really captured our happiness that we felt that day. I can't wait to use Margaret for baby pictures one day!
Margaret and her team provided my husband and I and our families with amazing photographs that captured every moment of Read more...
Margaret and her team provided my husband and I and our families with amazing photographs that captured every moment of our day. From getting ready to the cake cutting, every detail was photographed. My husband and I looked through the hundreds of photos and kept saying "Wow! I'm so glad they caught that! I didn't even see it!" I have a very large family and Margaret was sure to catch every group and the candids were some of our favorite. Margaret knew just where to photograph pictures of my husband and I that caught the essence of the season and really captured our happiness that we felt that day. I can't wait to use Margaret for baby pictures one day! Read less
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cecilia
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Margaret J Cotton Photography did an amazing job at our wedding, she was extremely knowledgable and helpful throughout the wedding planning process! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer!
Margaret J Cotton Photography did an amazing job at our wedding, she was extremely knowledgable and helpful throughout the Read more...
Margaret J Cotton Photography did an amazing job at our wedding, she was extremely knowledgable and helpful throughout the wedding planning process! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer! Read less
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KCD
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
From the moment I met Margaret and saw her work; I was immediatly at ease and had no doubt she would deliver the quality work we were looking for. She took so much time prior to our wedding planning out every detail to ensure she delivered to our expectation. We wanted fun, natural, and very candid photos of friends and family along with some more traditional looks. Margaret was patient, fun, and did whatever needed to capture every special moment of our day. I would highly recommend her for your too!!!!!
From the moment I met Margaret and saw her work; I was immediatly at ease and had no doubt she would deliver the quality Read more...
From the moment I met Margaret and saw her work; I was immediatly at ease and had no doubt she would deliver the quality work we were looking for. She took so much time prior to our wedding planning out every detail to ensure she delivered to our expectation. We wanted fun, natural, and very candid photos of friends and family along with some more traditional looks. Margaret was patient, fun, and did whatever needed to capture every special moment of our day. I would highly recommend her for your too!!!!! Read less
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laureen
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Love love loved Margaret J Cotton. Her and her family made our wedding pictures the MOST amazing. Far above all of our expectations. I cannot stop looking at the pictures. They were the nicest/easy going people to work with and made everyone comfortable taking the pictures. They made it their mission to find the most fabolous shots and did just that..... hundreds of times. It's so hard to even pick our favorites!! I would recommend Margaret J Cotton to EVERYONE. Especially the bride and groom who love creative - less portrait like pictures. Give her the creative freedom and you will not regret it.

Thanks Margaret & team!
Love love loved Margaret J Cotton. Her and her family made our wedding pictures the MOST amazing. Far above all of our Read more...
Love love loved Margaret J Cotton. Her and her family made our wedding pictures the MOST amazing. Far above all of our expectations. I cannot stop looking at the pictures. They were the nicest/easy going people to work with and made everyone comfortable taking the pictures. They made it their mission to find the most fabolous shots and did just that..... hundreds of times. It's so hard to even pick our favorites!! I would recommend Margaret J Cotton to EVERYONE. Especially the bride and groom who love creative - less portrait like pictures. Give her the creative freedom and you will not regret it.

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jaclyn1015
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Margaret J Cotton and her family. She really made me feel comfortable the day of the wedding and had took the time to prepare in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I did not feel like I was just another customer. She really took the time to get to know me, my personality, what I liked and didn't like. My pictures were absolutely AMAZING!! Real creative and artistic. I had such a hard time picking out my favorites. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer... you will not be disappointed!!!
I can't say enough great things about Margaret J Cotton and her family. She really made me feel comfortable the day of the Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Margaret J Cotton and her family. She really made me feel comfortable the day of the wedding and had took the time to prepare in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I did not feel like I was just another customer. She really took the time to get to know me, my personality, what I liked and didn't like. My pictures were absolutely AMAZING!! Real creative and artistic. I had such a hard time picking out my favorites. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer... you will not be disappointed!!! Read less
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met09
Wedding:
4/9/2010
5.0/5.0
From the minute we met Margaret we knew she was the right person to photograph our special day. She was persoanable and her sample work proved what a talented photographer she was. We were able to meet with her prior to the wedding to guarentee what we were looking to have done on the day of the wedding. Margaret and her staff were prompt and professional throughout the day. They made us feel so comfortable. It was so nice having more than one photographer at the wedding to capture moments from all different angels without disrupting the service. The beach pictures taken were the best!
The hardest part of working with Margaret is trying to narrow down which pictures you finally want to order. They are ALL so wonderful that it makes it difficult to chose. Once again, Margaret is there to assist with her creative mind which makes the whole process so much easier. We can't thank her enough for the wonderful memories she has captured for us. We not only got a fabulous photographer , but a new friend.
From the minute we met Margaret we knew she was the right person to photograph our special day. She was persoanable and Read more...
From the minute we met Margaret we knew she was the right person to photograph our special day. She was persoanable and her sample work proved what a talented photographer she was. We were able to meet with her prior to the wedding to guarentee what we were looking to have done on the day of the wedding. Margaret and her staff were prompt and professional throughout the day. They made us feel so comfortable. It was so nice having more than one photographer at the wedding to capture moments from all different angels without disrupting the service. The beach pictures taken were the best!
The hardest part of working with Margaret is trying to narrow down which pictures you finally want to order. They are ALL so wonderful that it makes it difficult to chose. Once again, Margaret is there to assist with her creative mind which makes the whole process so much easier. We can't thank her enough for the wonderful memories she has captured for us. We not only got a fabulous photographer , but a new friend. Read less
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petitefleurjess
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with all aspects of Margaret J. Cotton Photography. They are professional, talented and genuinely care about making your day special. I would definitely recommend them to everyone I know.
We were very pleased with all aspects of Margaret J. Cotton Photography. They are professional, talented and genuinely Read more...
We were very pleased with all aspects of Margaret J. Cotton Photography. They are professional, talented and genuinely care about making your day special. I would definitely recommend them to everyone I know. Read less
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lemondrop1218
Wedding:
7/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I was lucky enough to hear about Margaret from a friend of mine and do not regret using her as my photographer for a minute. She is so helpful and accommodating. She goes above and beyond with her pre-wedding meetings, tips for better pictures, and positive attitude. It was almost like she was part of the family the day of the wedding.
I was lucky enough to hear about Margaret from a friend of mine and do not regret using her as my photographer for a Read more...
I was lucky enough to hear about Margaret from a friend of mine and do not regret using her as my photographer for a minute. She is so helpful and accommodating. She goes above and beyond with her pre-wedding meetings, tips for better pictures, and positive attitude. It was almost like she was part of the family the day of the wedding. Read less
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Jessy
Wedding:
7/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Margaret J Cotton is an amazing photographer. She exudes tremendous passion and professionalism. She and her team of photographers captured the love and happiness felt by our family, friends, and of course us on our wedding day. Margaret possesses a genuine love for the couples that she works with and listens to and follows what her brides and grooms want on their wedding day. Her creativity coupled with her kindness distinguish her as a truly accomplished and gifted photographer.
Margaret J Cotton is an amazing photographer. She exudes tremendous passion and professionalism. She and her team of Read more...
Margaret J Cotton is an amazing photographer. She exudes tremendous passion and professionalism. She and her team of photographers captured the love and happiness felt by our family, friends, and of course us on our wedding day. Margaret possesses a genuine love for the couples that she works with and listens to and follows what her brides and grooms want on their wedding day. Her creativity coupled with her kindness distinguish her as a truly accomplished and gifted photographer. Read less
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atlanticnurse
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
There aren't enought words to describe how beyond satisfied we are with Margaret J Cotton Photography. Quality? My photos are amazing, anyone can take a picture, it takes a special person to be a photographer. She was so thorough in making sure she got every shot I would want, she thought of things I hadn't thought of. She clearly brings a lot of experience to the table. Value? I don't think she charges enough. It's obvious this is not a job, it's a passion; and her field is lucky to have her. Flexibility? I was married on a holiday weekend and other vendors asked me to pay extra and made me feel as if I forced them to be away from their families, not MJC. I am a very satisfied customer!!!
There aren't enought words to describe how beyond satisfied we are with Margaret J Cotton Photography. Quality? My photos Read more...
There aren't enought words to describe how beyond satisfied we are with Margaret J Cotton Photography. Quality? My photos are amazing, anyone can take a picture, it takes a special person to be a photographer. She was so thorough in making sure she got every shot I would want, she thought of things I hadn't thought of. She clearly brings a lot of experience to the table. Value? I don't think she charges enough. It's obvious this is not a job, it's a passion; and her field is lucky to have her. Flexibility? I was married on a holiday weekend and other vendors asked me to pay extra and made me feel as if I forced them to be away from their families, not MJC. I am a very satisfied customer!!! Read less
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mlee
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Margaret goes above and beyond to help her brides and grooms capture the exact essence they are striving for in their photos. She is artistic, creative and extremely flexible. Most importantly, Margaret is a calming presence during an otherwise chaotic day.
Margaret has a large variety in terms of albums and prints. I had a very specific request and although it was outside of the realm of her usual work, Margaret was very willing to meet my request and did a better job than I could ever have imagined.
All in all... I couldn't be more pleased with the work that Margaret did before, during and after my wedding day. It is for this reason that Margaret also did the photo session when my baby was born. I was equally impressed with her portrait photography as I was with her wedding photography. I'm sure she will be capturing many more special occasions for my family.
Margaret goes above and beyond to help her brides and grooms capture the exact essence they are striving for in their Read more...
Margaret goes above and beyond to help her brides and grooms capture the exact essence they are striving for in their photos. She is artistic, creative and extremely flexible. Most importantly, Margaret is a calming presence during an otherwise chaotic day.
Margaret has a large variety in terms of albums and prints. I had a very specific request and although it was outside of the realm of her usual work, Margaret was very willing to meet my request and did a better job than I could ever have imagined.
All in all... I couldn't be more pleased with the work that Margaret did before, during and after my wedding day. It is for this reason that Margaret also did the photo session when my baby was born. I was equally impressed with her portrait photography as I was with her wedding photography. I'm sure she will be capturing many more special occasions for my family. Read less
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Louise
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Margaret J Cotton did my wedding back in August 2008! I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. My photos turned out beautiful. She was fantastically accomodating both in the lead up to our wedding and during it, giving us no additional stress - which helped an awful lot!
At the wedding, she kept everyone relaxed and in good humor throughout, and was patient and highly professional. The photos are absolutely amazing - she caught everyone, really naturally, with minimum fuss and intrusion. The group shots were clear, perfectly orchestrated - the best reminder of our day that we could have wished for.
We were very impressed with her photography and couldn't recommend her highly enough!
Margaret J Cotton did my wedding back in August 2008! I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. My photos Read more...
Margaret J Cotton did my wedding back in August 2008! I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. My photos turned out beautiful. She was fantastically accomodating both in the lead up to our wedding and during it, giving us no additional stress - which helped an awful lot!
At the wedding, she kept everyone relaxed and in good humor throughout, and was patient and highly professional. The photos are absolutely amazing - she caught everyone, really naturally, with minimum fuss and intrusion. The group shots were clear, perfectly orchestrated - the best reminder of our day that we could have wished for.
We were very impressed with her photography and couldn't recommend her highly enough! Read less
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reegs
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
Amazing photographer! I have the most beautiful pictures! I would HIGHLY recommend Margaret to any BRIDE ... especially when pictures are important.
Amazing photographer! I have the most beautiful pictures! I would HIGHLY recommend Margaret to any BRIDE ... especially Read more...
Amazing photographer! I have the most beautiful pictures! I would HIGHLY recommend Margaret to any BRIDE ... especially when pictures are important. Read less
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Jmccrack
Wedding:
8/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Margaret was a pleasure to work with, especially if your budget is limited. She worked with us to create the most beautiful photographs of our wedding, ones that truly reflected the spirit of the event. The texture and flavor of each shot was crafted to show each unique facet of the bride and groom, our wedding party, our families, and guests. She was incredible, never intrusive, flexible, imaginitive, and a joy to work with through the entire creative process. Our wedding album is a marvel, capturing the special nuances of our day as well as memorializing the tradition and ceremony. I cannot praise this vendor more highly! I am a delighted customer and I would use her again, and again...and again!
Margaret was a pleasure to work with, especially if your budget is limited. She worked with us to create the most Read more...
Margaret was a pleasure to work with, especially if your budget is limited. She worked with us to create the most beautiful photographs of our wedding, ones that truly reflected the spirit of the event. The texture and flavor of each shot was crafted to show each unique facet of the bride and groom, our wedding party, our families, and guests. She was incredible, never intrusive, flexible, imaginitive, and a joy to work with through the entire creative process. Our wedding album is a marvel, capturing the special nuances of our day as well as memorializing the tradition and ceremony. I cannot praise this vendor more highly! I am a delighted customer and I would use her again, and again...and again! Read less
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kristafarrell
Wedding:
10/28/2006
5.0/5.0
MJCotton is fabulous!!! We have the best pictures of our wedding- she was flexible and worked with what we wanted as well as adding her own creative flair to make up perfect pictures of our special day. She really listens and cares about her clients before, on the day of, and after- always finding time to help, change things, etc... Just an all around excellent photographer and team. I have recommended her many times :)
MJCotton is fabulous!!! We have the best pictures of our wedding- she was flexible and worked with what we wanted as well Read more...
MJCotton is fabulous!!! We have the best pictures of our wedding- she was flexible and worked with what we wanted as well as adding her own creative flair to make up perfect pictures of our special day. She really listens and cares about her clients before, on the day of, and after- always finding time to help, change things, etc... Just an all around excellent photographer and team. I have recommended her many times :) Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.9/5.0
I have nothing less to say than Joanne and her photographers were amazing. I never doubted their abilities and reliability and everything was beautiful. Taking pictures with them was a delight and only added to our special day.

7/26/11- I feel as though I should add a disclaimer and some more information. For the record, I did not give all 5.0s to any vendor. Joanne and her team were amazing. They took very, very good care of me and my family. They were professional, were flexible, and we feel like it was excellent value. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
I have nothing less to say than Joanne and her photographers were amazing. I never doubted their abilities and reliability Read more...
I have nothing less to say than Joanne and her photographers were amazing. I never doubted their abilities and reliability and everything was beautiful. Taking pictures with them was a delight and only added to our special day.

7/26/11- I feel as though I should add a disclaimer and some more information. For the record, I did not give all 5.0s to any vendor. Joanne and her team were amazing. They took very, very good care of me and my family. They were professional, were flexible, and we feel like it was excellent value. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Read less
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morgansa
Wedding:
12/6/2008
4.9/5.0
Margaret was an EXCELLENT addition to our wedding day! Besides dealing with your husband your photographer is who will capture your special day for you. Maragret listened to what we envisioned for the wedding and made sure she captured it that way. We we thrilled with her pictures and perspective and our album came out better than we could have ever hoped!
Margaret was an EXCELLENT addition to our wedding day! Besides dealing with your husband your photographer is who will Read more...
Margaret was an EXCELLENT addition to our wedding day! Besides dealing with your husband your photographer is who will capture your special day for you. Maragret listened to what we envisioned for the wedding and made sure she captured it that way. We we thrilled with her pictures and perspective and our album came out better than we could have ever hoped! Read less
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Hanna
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.7/5.0
Margaret did a phenomenal job on our wedding photographs. She was so easy to work with and was very personable. I did not feel like I was just another customer, but someone that she deeply cared about and wanted to provide her best service to. She made the whole process from beginning to end very painless, easy, and fun. I really appreciate that she did not set us up in "cheesy" poses but captured the feeling of each moment throughout the day without being in the way at all. It was also nice that there were two others working with her to be able to capture different perspectives and angles. I would recommend her services to anyone without any hesitation.
Margaret did a phenomenal job on our wedding photographs. She was so easy to work with and was very personable. I did not Read more...
Margaret did a phenomenal job on our wedding photographs. She was so easy to work with and was very personable. I did not feel like I was just another customer, but someone that she deeply cared about and wanted to provide her best service to. She made the whole process from beginning to end very painless, easy, and fun. I really appreciate that she did not set us up in "cheesy" poses but captured the feeling of each moment throughout the day without being in the way at all. It was also nice that there were two others working with her to be able to capture different perspectives and angles. I would recommend her services to anyone without any hesitation. Read less
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