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Maureen Cotton Weddings

The North Shore, Boston, And All Of New England , MA

LOCATION

The North Shore, Boston, and all of New England, MA 01915 US (map)

PHONE

617-501-5196

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Did you read my reviews? Perhaps you noticed "creative" and "fun" are the two most common words couples' use to describe their wedding photos (followed by "gorgeous" and "romantic")! If... Read more
Did you read my reviews? Perhaps you noticed "creative" and "fun" are the two most common words couples' use to describe their wedding photos (followed by "gorgeous" and "romantic")! If fun and creativity are part of your big day, please read on!

My style and backgroud

I believe in people being beautiful, not just looking beautiful. I let your natural beauty shine and, when needed, coax it out. I treat my clients like family and it shows in the emotion and intimacy my photography is known for. I aim to capture the full richness of each uninterupted moment, and yet I also love to try new and creative ideas, and get stunning portraits throughout the day.

I received my bachelor of arts in visual communication from Boston's own Emerson College and have been shooting weddings for over 10 years—yes, back we used film!

I married my wife in the summer of 2012, so I know what you're going through as you plan and look for the right vendors to make and capure your vision.

I hope my unique emotional portolfio speaks for itself!


About packages

All packages are fully customizable and include Maureen Cotton as your main photographer. I offer everything from engagement sessions and rehearsal dinner coverage, to (carefully and creatively designed) custom heirloom albums, slideshows, and photo thank you cards. Please get in touch and let me know how photography can complete the vision of your big day!

I also teach yoga to my couples and their families as a way to connect with each other and chill out before the rehearsal dinner or wedding! Learn more on my website. Read less
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PHOTOS

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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, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes, I use sepia and black and white effects on some photos to enhance emotion.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. I bring a lighting assistant to every wedding so that any dark barn or stormy night can be beautifully illuminated!
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
For small to medium weddings I work solo. I've been doing this most of life so I know what to get and how to get it. However, for weddings with 150+ guests and many locations I do suggest having a second photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
For weddings, never more than one a day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have am part of a huge and talented network of Boston photographers.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
More than I could ever need. My main camera body is a Nikon D3s and I carry 5 different lenses. I have a light and my assistant has a light, and then I have everything x2—just in case!
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
An in-person meeting is always the best way to determine what's best for your big day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, $300/hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Myself and my assistant do require a meal.
Do you charge for travel?
Over 75 miles outside of Boston is $.60/mile.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Typically within two weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Clients will receive a USB loaded with digital images.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We share the copyright. So clients can use the photos for person use.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Beautiful flush-mount albums! Each one is custom designed by yours truly in a cinematic layout. Get in touch so you can take a look!
When will the client get the final album?
2 months after you select your favorite photos to include.

REVIEWS

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Maureen was simply fantastic. She was incredibly easy to work with, was incredibly professional and on the ball in all aspects of her work, and the photos came out great. We could not have been happier with her work!
Maureen was simply fantastic. She was incredibly easy to work with, was incredibly professional and on the ball in all Read more...
Maureen was simply fantastic. She was incredibly easy to work with, was incredibly professional and on the ball in all aspects of her work, and the photos came out great. We could not have been happier with her work! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Having great photographs that captured the true spirit and energy of our wedding day was something that was really important to us and Maureen was able to do just that! When we were able to review all our photos for the first time, I felt like we were really able to re-live the day through those pictures and she captured so many smaller, but important and meaningful moments.

We would recommend Maureen without reservation!
Having great photographs that captured the true spirit and energy of our wedding day was something that was really Read more...
Having great photographs that captured the true spirit and energy of our wedding day was something that was really important to us and Maureen was able to do just that! When we were able to review all our photos for the first time, I felt like we were really able to re-live the day through those pictures and she captured so many smaller, but important and meaningful moments.

We would recommend Maureen without reservation! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Maureen is amazing! She was completely invested in helping us capture the memories that would truly represent our love and personality. The final photographs are outstanding. Our guests even commented on how unobtrusive she was, yet she managed to capture intimate moments. We could not have asked for a better photographer!
Maureen is amazing! She was completely invested in helping us capture the memories that would truly represent our love and Read more...
Maureen is amazing! She was completely invested in helping us capture the memories that would truly represent our love and personality. The final photographs are outstanding. Our guests even commented on how unobtrusive she was, yet she managed to capture intimate moments. We could not have asked for a better photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Maureen is a wedding photo ninja--I just can't believe some of the shots she got, with no one realizing she was there with the camera! We will treasure the photos she took for many years to come.
Maureen is a wedding photo ninja--I just can't believe some of the shots she got, with no one realizing she was there with Read more...
Maureen is a wedding photo ninja--I just can't believe some of the shots she got, with no one realizing she was there with the camera! We will treasure the photos she took for many years to come. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/6/2014
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Maureen did a great job with our wedding photos. We are absolutely thrilled with how they came out! We enjoyed working with her throughout the entire process. We researched several photographers before deciding on Maureen. Based on the sample photos she showed us, her years of experience and her overall professionalism, she was a clear choice. Maureen kept in touch with us in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding. She made sure she knew exactly what we wanted done. On the day of the event she arrived to the venue early to scope out good locations for taking photos. She carried a list of the formal photographs we wanted and made sure everyone was present (and looking good) in each shot. She also took hundreds of candid photos during the ceremony and reception. She really captured some great moments. Overall we would highly recommend Maureen Cotton Photography for anyone who is looking for a talented, professional, easy to work with (and very kind!) photographer.
Maureen did a great job with our wedding photos. We are absolutely thrilled with how they came out! We enjoyed working Read more...
Maureen did a great job with our wedding photos. We are absolutely thrilled with how they came out! We enjoyed working with her throughout the entire process. We researched several photographers before deciding on Maureen. Based on the sample photos she showed us, her years of experience and her overall professionalism, she was a clear choice. Maureen kept in touch with us in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding. She made sure she knew exactly what we wanted done. On the day of the event she arrived to the venue early to scope out good locations for taking photos. She carried a list of the formal photographs we wanted and made sure everyone was present (and looking good) in each shot. She also took hundreds of candid photos during the ceremony and reception. She really captured some great moments. Overall we would highly recommend Maureen Cotton Photography for anyone who is looking for a talented, professional, easy to work with (and very kind!) photographer. Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Maureen was incredibly personal with our wedding working with friends and family. She has an amazing eye for real moments, and yet frames and stylizes them in a very artful manner. We were overwhelmed with the delivery of images, images we will look at forever and moments that seemed to pass so quickly the day of. She made us feel at ease on the day of our wedding and prepared us well for what to expect. We can't speak highly enough about her work.
Maureen was incredibly personal with our wedding working with friends and family. She has an amazing eye for real moments, Read more...
Maureen was incredibly personal with our wedding working with friends and family. She has an amazing eye for real moments, and yet frames and stylizes them in a very artful manner. We were overwhelmed with the delivery of images, images we will look at forever and moments that seemed to pass so quickly the day of. She made us feel at ease on the day of our wedding and prepared us well for what to expect. We can't speak highly enough about her work. Read less
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Courtney & Brendan
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Maureen Cotton is one of the best photographers I have ever come across. Our wedding day is the only time in our lives when everyone close to us can share in a day together and we wanted to make sure that all of those people were also captured for our future memories. The candid shots captured guests’ personalities, and left us with some of the best and most memorable pictures of our friends and family. Maureen has the uncanny ability to capture moments that I feel many others would miss and for that we are very grateful. In terms of professionalism, Maureen is tops. From our initial meeting with her to better understand who WE are and what we hoped to get as an experience meant a lot to us. During the planning process Maureen kept in good contact with us and was always there if we had a question. During the wedding she was very discrete and unobtrusive. We never really noticed that she was there and did not feel like we were being forced to pose for the right shot. Her organizational skills helped us make sure we captured all the group shots that we wanted with friends and family without making it last forever and feel like a chore. She managed quite a lot of people (professionally and charmingly) and kept everyone focused on the pictures and the moment. Maureen also took our beautiful engagement photos! Where others may have missed a perfect shot, she seems to naturally see and capture them. She was so easy to work with and made us feel at ease from start to finish. Maureen was a lot of fun and was able to make two shy people really open up. We have nothing but praise for Maureen Cotton and her work. We wanted her as our wedding photographer so much that we set our wedding date around her availability. It was a real pleasure to work with her. I would, without hesitation, recommend her to anyone and everyone. I truly feel that few people are as talented as Maureen when it comes to wedding photography.
From start to finish Maureen Cotton is one of the best photographers I have ever come across. Our wedding day is the only Read more...
From start to finish Maureen Cotton is one of the best photographers I have ever come across. Our wedding day is the only time in our lives when everyone close to us can share in a day together and we wanted to make sure that all of those people were also captured for our future memories. The candid shots captured guests’ personalities, and left us with some of the best and most memorable pictures of our friends and family. Maureen has the uncanny ability to capture moments that I feel many others would miss and for that we are very grateful. In terms of professionalism, Maureen is tops. From our initial meeting with her to better understand who WE are and what we hoped to get as an experience meant a lot to us. During the planning process Maureen kept in good contact with us and was always there if we had a question. During the wedding she was very discrete and unobtrusive. We never really noticed that she was there and did not feel like we were being forced to pose for the right shot. Her organizational skills helped us make sure we captured all the group shots that we wanted with friends and family without making it last forever and feel like a chore. She managed quite a lot of people (professionally and charmingly) and kept everyone focused on the pictures and the moment. Maureen also took our beautiful engagement photos! Where others may have missed a perfect shot, she seems to naturally see and capture them. She was so easy to work with and made us feel at ease from start to finish. Maureen was a lot of fun and was able to make two shy people really open up. We have nothing but praise for Maureen Cotton and her work. We wanted her as our wedding photographer so much that we set our wedding date around her availability. It was a real pleasure to work with her. I would, without hesitation, recommend her to anyone and everyone. I truly feel that few people are as talented as Maureen when it comes to wedding photography. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Maureen is incredible! We were fortunate enough to meet her at our friend's wedding two years ago and knew immediately we wanted to book her for ours. We were glad we did!

Maureen's ability to beautifully capture the range of emotions on your wedding day is unmatched. We loved working with Maureen from start to finish. She is professional, efficient and talented. Additionally, she sends you photos RIGHT AWAY to tide you over until all of your photos are ready. We cannot wait to see her beautiful albums and prints from our big day.
Maureen is incredible! We were fortunate enough to meet her at our friend's wedding two years ago and knew immediately we Read more...
Maureen is incredible! We were fortunate enough to meet her at our friend's wedding two years ago and knew immediately we wanted to book her for ours. We were glad we did!

Maureen's ability to beautifully capture the range of emotions on your wedding day is unmatched. We loved working with Maureen from start to finish. She is professional, efficient and talented. Additionally, she sends you photos RIGHT AWAY to tide you over until all of your photos are ready. We cannot wait to see her beautiful albums and prints from our big day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Maureen was sensational. She is both professional and personable, and I felt like we were working together as friends, mutually interested in the quality of the photos but more in the experience of the day. She caught some of our favorite moments from the day, moments that other photographers might have ignored because they weren't the "traditional" wedding photos, but were moments of laughter and heart and joy. I would hire her for absolutely every other photo-worthy event I have, a) because the photo quality is amazing and b) because she is a wonderful person with whom you can't help but want to spend more time!
Maureen was sensational. She is both professional and personable, and I felt like we were working together as friends, Read more...
Maureen was sensational. She is both professional and personable, and I felt like we were working together as friends, mutually interested in the quality of the photos but more in the experience of the day. She caught some of our favorite moments from the day, moments that other photographers might have ignored because they weren't the "traditional" wedding photos, but were moments of laughter and heart and joy. I would hire her for absolutely every other photo-worthy event I have, a) because the photo quality is amazing and b) because she is a wonderful person with whom you can't help but want to spend more time! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen was absolutely fantastic. Her work is beautiful and it was a pleasure to work with her. She is friendly and enthusiastic, and was a calming presence on our wedding day. She captured the personalities and expressions of our loved ones and really made our wedding come alive in the pictures.

I was a long distance bride (I live in Miami and the wedding was in Massachusetts). Her professionalism, organization, and flexibility made my life a lot easier!

In short, Maureen is a wonderful photographer and person, and I enthusiastically recommend her!
Maureen was absolutely fantastic. Her work is beautiful and it was a pleasure to work with her. She is friendly and Read more...
Maureen was absolutely fantastic. Her work is beautiful and it was a pleasure to work with her. She is friendly and enthusiastic, and was a calming presence on our wedding day. She captured the personalities and expressions of our loved ones and really made our wedding come alive in the pictures.

I was a long distance bride (I live in Miami and the wedding was in Massachusetts). Her professionalism, organization, and flexibility made my life a lot easier!

In short, Maureen is a wonderful photographer and person, and I enthusiastically recommend her! Read less
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Honoring LGBTQ couples with a free engagement session
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As a wedded member of the LGBTQ community it is always a special honor to capture LGBTQ couples' love and families. In celebration, I offer a free engagement session or a $400 print credit when booking with Maureen Cotton Photography. Not sure if you want an engagement session? Browse some of my previous sessions on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.218094521558336.62356.2107223922
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