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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 US 01915 (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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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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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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Hailey
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I found Maureen Cotton Photography through word of mouth and I must say hiring Maureen was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! She was amazing! From the moment we met her in Boston at her office (old location) and she put our names on her door to being on our honeymoon and getting an email from her saying she hopes we are enjoying Aruba and to check out a few photos from the wedding - she was absolutely top notch. Her photos caught not only the day and event but the emotion of our wedding day; the smiles, tears and laughter! I will cherish each and every photo I have - all 818! You can't put a price on what Maureen captured on our day. If you are struggling to decide on who to use for your wedding...stop the torture and go with Maureen. You will be so happy with that decision!! Thank you Maureen Cotton Photography!
I found Maureen Cotton Photography through word of mouth and I must say hiring Maureen was one of the best decisions we Read more...
I found Maureen Cotton Photography through word of mouth and I must say hiring Maureen was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! She was amazing! From the moment we met her in Boston at her office (old location) and she put our names on her door to being on our honeymoon and getting an email from her saying she hopes we are enjoying Aruba and to check out a few photos from the wedding - she was absolutely top notch. Her photos caught not only the day and event but the emotion of our wedding day; the smiles, tears and laughter! I will cherish each and every photo I have - all 818! You can't put a price on what Maureen captured on our day. If you are struggling to decide on who to use for your wedding...stop the torture and go with Maureen. You will be so happy with that decision!! Thank you Maureen Cotton Photography! Read less
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Angel
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen Cotton is an amazing person and talented photographer. She has a calm spirit and that helps when she is capturing the incredibly intimate moments of your wedding day on film. Every single email we sent to Maureen was answered in a timely fashion. She is professional. I have recommended Maureen Cotton to all of my friends who are planning to get married. Me and the hubby also plan to hire Maureen again for any and all future professional photography services!
Maureen Cotton is an amazing person and talented photographer. She has a calm spirit and that helps when she is capturing Read more...
Maureen Cotton is an amazing person and talented photographer. She has a calm spirit and that helps when she is capturing the incredibly intimate moments of your wedding day on film. Every single email we sent to Maureen was answered in a timely fashion. She is professional. I have recommended Maureen Cotton to all of my friends who are planning to get married. Me and the hubby also plan to hire Maureen again for any and all future professional photography services! Read less
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Robbie
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
My bride and I feel incredibly fortunate that we had already been introduced to Maureen prior to getting engaged. She shot our close friends' wedding and I was in their enormous wedding party. She handled all (18!) of us with calm assurance. The resulting photos were incredible. We actually ended up using one of the photos of us from that wedding as our engagement photo.

I'm a professional event planner and have worked with many excellent photographers. What I really appreciated about Maureen's work was her ability to capture really touching candids - and really fun "formals". We decided against interviewing lots of photographers and booked Maureen after one meeting. It was a perk that she gave an LGBT community discount.

We set up a Pinterest board shared with Maureen and proceeded to pin all kinds of wedding photos that we liked (including weddings at your venue). We threw in a few really fun and quirky shots that really fit our fall theme. The day of the wedding her and her assistant magically made those moments happen. We brought huge bins of pressed autumn oak leaves which she put to great use - including a fun montage throwing leaves with our nephews, a stunning photo of us laying on a bed of leaves and an incredible candid of us laughing as leaves rain down on us.

Maureen's photos speak for themselves - but you also get a real professional who manages to be everywhere yet not ever in the way. Oh, and she uploaded a few images to Facebook that night, emailed a dozen more the next day and uploaded the rest of the images (over 850!) just 2.5 weeks after the wedding! After all the horror stories I've heard about couples waiting months (or longer) it was awesome to receive the images so quickly. She, with our permission, also uploaded many of them to her Facebook page making it really easy to share them with friends and family.

If you're looking for a really great, creative and fun to work with photographer - you should definitely book Maureen Cotton.
My bride and I feel incredibly fortunate that we had already been introduced to Maureen prior to getting engaged. She shot Read more...
My bride and I feel incredibly fortunate that we had already been introduced to Maureen prior to getting engaged. She shot our close friends' wedding and I was in their enormous wedding party. She handled all (18!) of us with calm assurance. The resulting photos were incredible. We actually ended up using one of the photos of us from that wedding as our engagement photo.

I'm a professional event planner and have worked with many excellent photographers. What I really appreciated about Maureen's work was her ability to capture really touching candids - and really fun "formals". We decided against interviewing lots of photographers and booked Maureen after one meeting. It was a perk that she gave an LGBT community discount.

We set up a Pinterest board shared with Maureen and proceeded to pin all kinds of wedding photos that we liked (including weddings at your venue). We threw in a few really fun and quirky shots that really fit our fall theme. The day of the wedding her and her assistant magically made those moments happen. We brought huge bins of pressed autumn oak leaves which she put to great use - including a fun montage throwing leaves with our nephews, a stunning photo of us laying on a bed of leaves and an incredible candid of us laughing as leaves rain down on us.

Maureen's photos speak for themselves - but you also get a real professional who manages to be everywhere yet not ever in the way. Oh, and she uploaded a few images to Facebook that night, emailed a dozen more the next day and uploaded the rest of the images (over 850!) just 2.5 weeks after the wedding! After all the horror stories I've heard about couples waiting months (or longer) it was awesome to receive the images so quickly. She, with our permission, also uploaded many of them to her Facebook page making it really easy to share them with friends and family.

If you're looking for a really great, creative and fun to work with photographer - you should definitely book Maureen Cotton. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We are so delighted with the experience we had with Maureen Cotton Photography. Maureen is an excellent photographer, which includes not only taking great photos, but also making the subjects (we are shy!) feel beautiful and at ease -- and in the case of weddings, it also means becoming an important part of an intensely programmed, emotional day! Maureen fit right into the milieu of the wedding, and she captured so many special, wonderful moments that we -- and our friends and families -- will cherish forever!

Even though she was not familiar with the location, she scoped it out the morning of the wedding and was able to capture our formal shots in beautiful settings as if she had been working there for years.

Logistics before and after the event could not have been simpler. Maureen asked all the right questions in advance, so that we did not have to make any more decisions on the day of. The online system that Maureen uses for invoicing, photo perusal, and print ordering is very user-friendly, and the mailings of our prints was so fast, and packaged with such finesse, that I can't think of a way the process could be improved.

We are so proud and delighted to have had Maureen as our wedding photographer. We recommend her very highly for others' big days!
We are so delighted with the experience we had with Maureen Cotton Photography. Maureen is an excellent photographer, Read more...
We are so delighted with the experience we had with Maureen Cotton Photography. Maureen is an excellent photographer, which includes not only taking great photos, but also making the subjects (we are shy!) feel beautiful and at ease -- and in the case of weddings, it also means becoming an important part of an intensely programmed, emotional day! Maureen fit right into the milieu of the wedding, and she captured so many special, wonderful moments that we -- and our friends and families -- will cherish forever!

Even though she was not familiar with the location, she scoped it out the morning of the wedding and was able to capture our formal shots in beautiful settings as if she had been working there for years.

Logistics before and after the event could not have been simpler. Maureen asked all the right questions in advance, so that we did not have to make any more decisions on the day of. The online system that Maureen uses for invoicing, photo perusal, and print ordering is very user-friendly, and the mailings of our prints was so fast, and packaged with such finesse, that I can't think of a way the process could be improved.

We are so proud and delighted to have had Maureen as our wedding photographer. We recommend her very highly for others' big days! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen impressed me from the beginning. The way she presented her work to me was extremely thoughtful. I knew immediately that she is passionate about her job and that she takes it very seriously. She is also a genuinely nice person and truly cares that you are getting exactly what you want. She took the time before our engagement shoot to listen to me as I was trying to figure out where the shoot should be. Even though it was a stressful time before the engagement shoot because of wedding planning, Maureen joked around with us and helped us to relax and have fun. Before our wedding, Maureen had us fill out a survey so she would know about everything we were expecting. This was a huge help because I would not have been able to think of all that the day of the wedding! And even though not everything went exactly as planned on our wedding day, Maureen was quick to still get us the pictures we wanted. And she gets you pictures that you never even thought of having but that will become your absolute favorites. Our wedding pictures are AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things about Maureen and her talent. We will be contacting Maureen for any professional pictures we get done in the future. I wouldn’t even consider anyone else!
Maureen impressed me from the beginning. The way she presented her work to me was extremely thoughtful. I knew immediately Read more...
Maureen impressed me from the beginning. The way she presented her work to me was extremely thoughtful. I knew immediately that she is passionate about her job and that she takes it very seriously. She is also a genuinely nice person and truly cares that you are getting exactly what you want. She took the time before our engagement shoot to listen to me as I was trying to figure out where the shoot should be. Even though it was a stressful time before the engagement shoot because of wedding planning, Maureen joked around with us and helped us to relax and have fun. Before our wedding, Maureen had us fill out a survey so she would know about everything we were expecting. This was a huge help because I would not have been able to think of all that the day of the wedding! And even though not everything went exactly as planned on our wedding day, Maureen was quick to still get us the pictures we wanted. And she gets you pictures that you never even thought of having but that will become your absolute favorites. Our wedding pictures are AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things about Maureen and her talent. We will be contacting Maureen for any professional pictures we get done in the future. I wouldn’t even consider anyone else! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't have enough good things to say about Maureen. Maureen has been a pleasure to work with before, during, and even after the wedding. Since the photographer spends a good deal of time with you on the day of the wedding, it was very important for me to feel comfortable with the photographer we chose. The minute we met Maureen I knew she was the one! You can photography is not just a job to her, but a passion and it shines through all of her photos.
I don't have enough good things to say about Maureen. Maureen has been a pleasure to work with before, during, and even Read more...
I don't have enough good things to say about Maureen. Maureen has been a pleasure to work with before, during, and even after the wedding. Since the photographer spends a good deal of time with you on the day of the wedding, it was very important for me to feel comfortable with the photographer we chose. The minute we met Maureen I knew she was the one! You can photography is not just a job to her, but a passion and it shines through all of her photos. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen was our photographer for our wedding this past summer in Boston. From the moment we met Maureen, we could tell that she was extremely professional, talented, and has a great positive energy about her! Her passion and talent for photography was evident from day one.

Maureen did such a wonderful job with our engagement photos that we decided to use one for our save the date cards. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Maureen answered any questions and offered great advice to make our day unforgettable and the timeline run smoothly! When we saw our wedding photos, the first thing we noticed was how she really captured the whole picture of the day. Maureen seemed to know exactly who to take a photo of – and when! There were so many great moments with each other, our family, and friends that we can now look back on. We highly recommend Maureen!!
Maureen was our photographer for our wedding this past summer in Boston. From the moment we met Maureen, we could tell Read more...
Maureen was our photographer for our wedding this past summer in Boston. From the moment we met Maureen, we could tell that she was extremely professional, talented, and has a great positive energy about her! Her passion and talent for photography was evident from day one.

Maureen did such a wonderful job with our engagement photos that we decided to use one for our save the date cards. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Maureen answered any questions and offered great advice to make our day unforgettable and the timeline run smoothly! When we saw our wedding photos, the first thing we noticed was how she really captured the whole picture of the day. Maureen seemed to know exactly who to take a photo of – and when! There were so many great moments with each other, our family, and friends that we can now look back on. We highly recommend Maureen!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen is simply the best. From our first meeting in a neighborhood coffee shop to view her work, right up until the wedding day, Maureen's attention to detail, professionalism, and responsiveness was first rate. She has an uncanny ability to capture intimate moments without becoming part of them. Her smile and bubbly personality are infectious, and her ability to wrangle at least three dozen members of our family and wedding party for photos in a beautiful garden off-site from the reception was no small feat, especially given the nature of the maniac groomsmen. The photos were classic but creative, and all were amazing. No one is better.
Maureen is simply the best. From our first meeting in a neighborhood coffee shop to view her work, right up until the Read more...
Maureen is simply the best. From our first meeting in a neighborhood coffee shop to view her work, right up until the wedding day, Maureen's attention to detail, professionalism, and responsiveness was first rate. She has an uncanny ability to capture intimate moments without becoming part of them. Her smile and bubbly personality are infectious, and her ability to wrangle at least three dozen members of our family and wedding party for photos in a beautiful garden off-site from the reception was no small feat, especially given the nature of the maniac groomsmen. The photos were classic but creative, and all were amazing. No one is better. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We loved Maureens work! She met before with us to really know us and see what we wanted for our special day!
We loved Maureens work! She met before with us to really know us and see what we wanted for our special day!
We loved Maureens work! She met before with us to really know us and see what we wanted for our special day! Read less
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Dee
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen is just wonderful! I highly recommend her!
Maureen is just wonderful! I highly recommend her!
Maureen is just wonderful! I highly recommend her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Maureen did a phenomenal job capturing such a busy day! She is very easy to work with (our guests raved about her!), and somehow she managed to be everywhere at once without being obtrusive at all. Having her at the wedding felt like having another friend there, albeit a friend with an amazing eye for photography. It was so much fun to go through our photos and see all the moments I missed, like our parents watching us say our vows.

Our pictures are gorgeous, and Maureen's turnaround on them was great. She emailed a dozen or so photos the day after the wedding (which was great as I could show them to my Grandma before she left town) and had the full gallery up shortly after we got back from our honeymoon. The only problem was narrowing down which photos to put in our album, since there are so many great shots! The album is beautiful - gorgeous photos and a uniquely beautiful layout that really tells the story of our day.

Maureen is courteous, professional, and warm, and was also a fantastic resource for planning our wedding. She asked lots of questions to make sure she got all the photos we wanted, which was helpful to me for planning and creating a day-of timeline. I even asked her non-photography related questions and she was very helpful in her recommendations for other vendors. I would definitely recommend Maureen to anyone looking for a professional photographer, and will not hesitate to use her services again!
Maureen did a phenomenal job capturing such a busy day! She is very easy to work with (our guests raved about her!), and Read more...
Maureen did a phenomenal job capturing such a busy day! She is very easy to work with (our guests raved about her!), and somehow she managed to be everywhere at once without being obtrusive at all. Having her at the wedding felt like having another friend there, albeit a friend with an amazing eye for photography. It was so much fun to go through our photos and see all the moments I missed, like our parents watching us say our vows.

Our pictures are gorgeous, and Maureen's turnaround on them was great. She emailed a dozen or so photos the day after the wedding (which was great as I could show them to my Grandma before she left town) and had the full gallery up shortly after we got back from our honeymoon. The only problem was narrowing down which photos to put in our album, since there are so many great shots! The album is beautiful - gorgeous photos and a uniquely beautiful layout that really tells the story of our day.

Maureen is courteous, professional, and warm, and was also a fantastic resource for planning our wedding. She asked lots of questions to make sure she got all the photos we wanted, which was helpful to me for planning and creating a day-of timeline. I even asked her non-photography related questions and she was very helpful in her recommendations for other vendors. I would definitely recommend Maureen to anyone looking for a professional photographer, and will not hesitate to use her services again! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I was so lucky to find Maureen Cotton through a former professor from grad school. Maureen was fabulous! warm, personable, professional and kind. She guided me through the steps of how to select what wedding photos to set up with an easy to fill out questionnaire that I could fill out on my own time. She made this one of the easiest parts of getting married. The album is just what I wanted and more than I expected. I have talked to my friends who did not go all out on photos and they are so disappointed because that's what you have to look at for the years to come and share with friends and family, the photos of who was there and Maureen does an excellent job of letting people's true personalities stand out in the pictures she takes. She is a connector.
I was so lucky to find Maureen Cotton through a former professor from grad school. Maureen was fabulous! warm, personable, Read more...
I was so lucky to find Maureen Cotton through a former professor from grad school. Maureen was fabulous! warm, personable, professional and kind. She guided me through the steps of how to select what wedding photos to set up with an easy to fill out questionnaire that I could fill out on my own time. She made this one of the easiest parts of getting married. The album is just what I wanted and more than I expected. I have talked to my friends who did not go all out on photos and they are so disappointed because that's what you have to look at for the years to come and share with friends and family, the photos of who was there and Maureen does an excellent job of letting people's true personalities stand out in the pictures she takes. She is a connector. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Maureen was amazing! She let us completely customize our package so that we got exactly what we wanted, and spent a long time pre-wedding talking to us to get an idea of our personalities and what was most important to us. She also had some really creative ideas for our formal shots, and was great at keeping everyone organized and on schedule. Result: beautiful, fun pictures that captured the day perfectly.
Maureen was amazing! She let us completely customize our package so that we got exactly what we wanted, and spent a long Read more...
Maureen was amazing! She let us completely customize our package so that we got exactly what we wanted, and spent a long time pre-wedding talking to us to get an idea of our personalities and what was most important to us. She also had some really creative ideas for our formal shots, and was great at keeping everyone organized and on schedule. Result: beautiful, fun pictures that captured the day perfectly. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
One word= AMAZING! If you are undecided on a photographer please choose Maureen.
I happened upon Maureen on fb when a relative was tagged in one if her photos. I immediately fell in love with her work and contacted her right away.
She is extremely accommodating and even offered to come pick us up and drive us home when our car broke down. Lol
She shot our engagement photos and everyone and I mean everyone loves them!
On our wedding day I hardly noticed her at all. She was also patient with me when I had a small bridezilla moment. And patient with my drunken, rowdy family when I wanted a few nighttime shots outside our venue.
I have yet to receive all of my wedding photos yet, but the ones I have are gorgeous! Everyone keeps asking me when they will be able to view the photos of themselves! Lol
Thank you Maureen for making my day so memorable!
One word= AMAZING! If you are undecided on a photographer please choose Maureen.
I happened upon Maureen on fb when a Read more...
One word= AMAZING! If you are undecided on a photographer please choose Maureen.
I happened upon Maureen on fb when a relative was tagged in one if her photos. I immediately fell in love with her work and contacted her right away.
She is extremely accommodating and even offered to come pick us up and drive us home when our car broke down. Lol
She shot our engagement photos and everyone and I mean everyone loves them!
On our wedding day I hardly noticed her at all. She was also patient with me when I had a small bridezilla moment. And patient with my drunken, rowdy family when I wanted a few nighttime shots outside our venue.
I have yet to receive all of my wedding photos yet, but the ones I have are gorgeous! Everyone keeps asking me when they will be able to view the photos of themselves! Lol
Thank you Maureen for making my day so memorable! Read less
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Karlis
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Maureen was the perfect photographer for our wedding. She did a great job of finding out our personality and the type of photos we like (not too corny). Our engagement shoot was amazing and Maureen was extremely flexible in trying out different locations. All of our photos, including wedding photos, turned out fun, creative and romantic. Our friends and family rave about them too.

Maureen offers several packages so there's bound to be one that works for you. The products available - albums, canvas prints, guest book, thank you cards etc. - are well worth it. The quality of Maureen's photos are much higher quality than those of other photographers we researched.

You'll find that Maureen is professional, flexible and fun to work with. I'll definitely recommended her to my friends getting married in the future.
Maureen was the perfect photographer for our wedding. She did a great job of finding out our personality and the type of Read more...
Maureen was the perfect photographer for our wedding. She did a great job of finding out our personality and the type of photos we like (not too corny). Our engagement shoot was amazing and Maureen was extremely flexible in trying out different locations. All of our photos, including wedding photos, turned out fun, creative and romantic. Our friends and family rave about them too.

Maureen offers several packages so there's bound to be one that works for you. The products available - albums, canvas prints, guest book, thank you cards etc. - are well worth it. The quality of Maureen's photos are much higher quality than those of other photographers we researched.

You'll find that Maureen is professional, flexible and fun to work with. I'll definitely recommended her to my friends getting married in the future. Read less
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Alix
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
When my boyfriend & I got engaged, I knew I would want to hire my old friend, Maureen (who took my senior yearbook photo!). Shawn & I were psyched that Maureen was available & willing to drive out to the NH summer camp where we were getting married. We met with Maureen in the spring and she had a great presentation, which helped us understand the logistics of wedding day photography. Having Maureen, who is familiar with weddings, plus well-organized & efficient, really helped everything go smoothly. After checking in a few days before the wedding, Maureen arrived at the camp early & ready. She scouted for scenic locations before meeting us for a little pre-wedding yoga!
Having our photos taken by Maureen was super fun. She truly creates a mixture of classic & creative shots. Maureen captured our 1st look beautifully, along with photos of us all over the camp. Maureen also made sure we posed for all the group shots we had requested, including us with all 100 guests (a shot for which she gamely climbed in to the hayloft of the barn we held our ceremony in).
By the time we returned to our cabin on our wedding night, Maureen had already posted several beautiful photos on Facebook! She continued to share photos with us as she edited, and had all 600+ photos ready in just a few weeks. They are all so great! As we looked at the photos of our ceremony, Shawn kept saying, "where was she?" Maureen was all over the barn, providing many perspectives and reactions, but we never saw her during the ceremony! She also got the most difficult shot of all: a photo of a flatbread pizza at our dinner... those pizzas flew off the tables! I can't say enough about how much our guests loved Maureen. Everyone made a point to say how nice she was.
We are so lucky to know such a kind, friendly, excellent photographer, and so glad she shot our wedding. If you want to love your wedding photographer as much as you'll love your wedding photos, hire Maureen Cotton!
When my boyfriend & I got engaged, I knew I would want to hire my old friend, Maureen (who took my senior yearbook Read more...
When my boyfriend & I got engaged, I knew I would want to hire my old friend, Maureen (who took my senior yearbook photo!). Shawn & I were psyched that Maureen was available & willing to drive out to the NH summer camp where we were getting married. We met with Maureen in the spring and she had a great presentation, which helped us understand the logistics of wedding day photography. Having Maureen, who is familiar with weddings, plus well-organized & efficient, really helped everything go smoothly. After checking in a few days before the wedding, Maureen arrived at the camp early & ready. She scouted for scenic locations before meeting us for a little pre-wedding yoga!
Having our photos taken by Maureen was super fun. She truly creates a mixture of classic & creative shots. Maureen captured our 1st look beautifully, along with photos of us all over the camp. Maureen also made sure we posed for all the group shots we had requested, including us with all 100 guests (a shot for which she gamely climbed in to the hayloft of the barn we held our ceremony in).
By the time we returned to our cabin on our wedding night, Maureen had already posted several beautiful photos on Facebook! She continued to share photos with us as she edited, and had all 600+ photos ready in just a few weeks. They are all so great! As we looked at the photos of our ceremony, Shawn kept saying, "where was she?" Maureen was all over the barn, providing many perspectives and reactions, but we never saw her during the ceremony! She also got the most difficult shot of all: a photo of a flatbread pizza at our dinner... those pizzas flew off the tables! I can't say enough about how much our guests loved Maureen. Everyone made a point to say how nice she was.
We are so lucky to know such a kind, friendly, excellent photographer, and so glad she shot our wedding. If you want to love your wedding photographer as much as you'll love your wedding photos, hire Maureen Cotton! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Maureen impressed us from the very first meeting where she was extremely professional and personable. She laid out all the options for packages and albums and explained her personal style to ensure it fit with ours. She was always very responsive with us whenever we had questions and we found her prices to be competitive and reasonable.

As our wedding day grew closer the forecast was looking like rain. We had originally planned to have our formals taken outside so Maureen called us to see if we had a backup plan. On the day of our wedding she scoped out the venue where we would have our ceremony and reception and picked out a good spot to have the formals. The pictures came out beautifully.

I can't say enough about her talent. She has a way of capturing moments and seems to be everywhere but you won't even notice because she is so inconspicuous. Everyone who has seen our wedding photos have commented on how beautiful they are and how great Maureen was. She was very easy to work with and her product was superb. I highly recommend her.
Maureen impressed us from the very first meeting where she was extremely professional and personable. She laid out all the Read more...
Maureen impressed us from the very first meeting where she was extremely professional and personable. She laid out all the options for packages and albums and explained her personal style to ensure it fit with ours. She was always very responsive with us whenever we had questions and we found her prices to be competitive and reasonable.

As our wedding day grew closer the forecast was looking like rain. We had originally planned to have our formals taken outside so Maureen called us to see if we had a backup plan. On the day of our wedding she scoped out the venue where we would have our ceremony and reception and picked out a good spot to have the formals. The pictures came out beautifully.

I can't say enough about her talent. She has a way of capturing moments and seems to be everywhere but you won't even notice because she is so inconspicuous. Everyone who has seen our wedding photos have commented on how beautiful they are and how great Maureen was. She was very easy to work with and her product was superb. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Maureen is just amazing! Our photos are so gorgeous, creative and fun. Just what we wanted them to be! From our first inquiry as to whether she was available on our wedding date it was clear that working with Maureen was going to be an enjoyable experience. She's professional, responds quickly, answered any questions we might have had before we even had them, and then if questions did come up she was quick to answer those too! We had an engagement session with Maureen, which was a fun way for us to all get to know each other and, especially for my husband, to become a little more comfortable with so much photographic attention!
Maureen laid out several different package options, ensuring that we were able to get exactly what we wanted to capture our wedding day. She made sure to go over what photos were important to us, and learned the names of members of our bridal party; a seemingly small detail, but one that made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Our wedding party, as well as our parents, all commented on how fantastic Maureen was to work with, and this was before we even received the photos! Which, again, are gorgeous. Maureen had quick turn around on all our photos, and kept us in the loops with some standout sneak peaks as she edited. Our formal photos are creative and sweet and fun, and Maureen captured so many perfect candid moments throughout the day and night, often without us really even aware that she was nearby and shooting away! Working with Maureen was easy, worry free, and fun! Just as it should be!
Maureen is just amazing! Our photos are so gorgeous, creative and fun. Just what we wanted them to be! From our first Read more...
Maureen is just amazing! Our photos are so gorgeous, creative and fun. Just what we wanted them to be! From our first inquiry as to whether she was available on our wedding date it was clear that working with Maureen was going to be an enjoyable experience. She's professional, responds quickly, answered any questions we might have had before we even had them, and then if questions did come up she was quick to answer those too! We had an engagement session with Maureen, which was a fun way for us to all get to know each other and, especially for my husband, to become a little more comfortable with so much photographic attention!
Maureen laid out several different package options, ensuring that we were able to get exactly what we wanted to capture our wedding day. She made sure to go over what photos were important to us, and learned the names of members of our bridal party; a seemingly small detail, but one that made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Our wedding party, as well as our parents, all commented on how fantastic Maureen was to work with, and this was before we even received the photos! Which, again, are gorgeous. Maureen had quick turn around on all our photos, and kept us in the loops with some standout sneak peaks as she edited. Our formal photos are creative and sweet and fun, and Maureen captured so many perfect candid moments throughout the day and night, often without us really even aware that she was nearby and shooting away! Working with Maureen was easy, worry free, and fun! Just as it should be! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We knew we were going to choose Maureen as our wedding photographer after our initial meeting with her. She was so sweet and presented her services in a way that didn't make us feel pressured or overwhelmed. Soon after we booked her, we had our engagement session so that we could use our photos right away for our wedding website and save-the-dates and the photos from the e-shoot were all so amazing. Our wedding was almost a month ago and we already have our photos posted online....she truly captured the joy and emotions from that day. From the "getting ready" photos of Mike and his groomsmen to my first dance with my dad, Maureen caught us during the most precious moments without us even realizing she was taking our picture. I can't say enough about how talented and professional she is and will continue to recommend her to friends and family.
We knew we were going to choose Maureen as our wedding photographer after our initial meeting with her. She was so sweet Read more...
We knew we were going to choose Maureen as our wedding photographer after our initial meeting with her. She was so sweet and presented her services in a way that didn't make us feel pressured or overwhelmed. Soon after we booked her, we had our engagement session so that we could use our photos right away for our wedding website and save-the-dates and the photos from the e-shoot were all so amazing. Our wedding was almost a month ago and we already have our photos posted online....she truly captured the joy and emotions from that day. From the "getting ready" photos of Mike and his groomsmen to my first dance with my dad, Maureen caught us during the most precious moments without us even realizing she was taking our picture. I can't say enough about how talented and professional she is and will continue to recommend her to friends and family. Read less
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Sherri
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with our wedding photographer, as Maureen Cotton truly captured every moment of our glorious weekend. We wanted a combination of formal, classic photos of our wedding party and family in addition to candid shots to remember all the details, and that is what we have!

Before the wedding we met to discuss the survey we filled out, and Maureen spent lots of time going over all the details to make sure we would have exactly what we wanted. She is extremely responsive to email, and even though she has many clients, she made us feel like we were always extremely important.

One the day of the wedding Maureen came early to scope out our venue, and she found amazing places for fun shots with our wedding party and beautiful shots with the the two of us. She is creative and innovative, coming up with incredible ideas for poses and lighting. She was also receptive to our ideas, and found ways to carry them out perfectly. She is also a great organizer of people, and was able to move through the family photos easily while everyone had a great time. She also managed to take a photo of the entire wedding by being up on the balcony of our reception hall! We can not recommend Maureen enough. She was the perfect fit for our perfect day!
We could not have been more pleased with our wedding photographer, as Maureen Cotton truly captured every moment of our Read more...
We could not have been more pleased with our wedding photographer, as Maureen Cotton truly captured every moment of our glorious weekend. We wanted a combination of formal, classic photos of our wedding party and family in addition to candid shots to remember all the details, and that is what we have!

Before the wedding we met to discuss the survey we filled out, and Maureen spent lots of time going over all the details to make sure we would have exactly what we wanted. She is extremely responsive to email, and even though she has many clients, she made us feel like we were always extremely important.

One the day of the wedding Maureen came early to scope out our venue, and she found amazing places for fun shots with our wedding party and beautiful shots with the the two of us. She is creative and innovative, coming up with incredible ideas for poses and lighting. She was also receptive to our ideas, and found ways to carry them out perfectly. She is also a great organizer of people, and was able to move through the family photos easily while everyone had a great time. She also managed to take a photo of the entire wedding by being up on the balcony of our reception hall! We can not recommend Maureen enough. She was the perfect fit for our perfect day! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Maureen made our wedding into beautiful everlasting memories for our family. She was a top notch professional from beginning to end and we would recommend her to anyone without hesitation. The photos were excellent and personal, but we barely knew she was there as she got them without being intrusive. Wonderful.
Maureen made our wedding into beautiful everlasting memories for our family. She was a top notch professional from Read more...
Maureen made our wedding into beautiful everlasting memories for our family. She was a top notch professional from beginning to end and we would recommend her to anyone without hesitation. The photos were excellent and personal, but we barely knew she was there as she got them without being intrusive. Wonderful. Read less
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C
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Maureen. Hire her, seriously! She was organized, creative, friendly, unobtrusive. My family was very impressed. Loved working with her throughout the entire process.
I cannot say enough good things about Maureen. Hire her, seriously! She was organized, creative, friendly, unobtrusive. My Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Maureen. Hire her, seriously! She was organized, creative, friendly, unobtrusive. My family was very impressed. Loved working with her throughout the entire process. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Looking back on our wedding, I wish I could talk to all of Maureen's potential clients and tell them that hiring her was the smartest decision we made. She is not only incredibly talented, but amazingly pleasant and positive. It's clear that she truly loves what she does, and she is a joy to work with.

I can't believe how much time Maureen spent on our wedding, from that first meeting going over the details, to clarifying exactly how we want our names embossed on our album. She gave us great planning advice, she arrived well-prepared for rain or shine, and you can tell that she put so much time and creativity in to editing our photos, and especially in designing our beautiful album.

We let Maureen talk us in to doing an engagement shoot and we're so glad that we did! She made us feel comfortable, and we had so much fun! Once we saw her amazing photos, we stopped feeling self-conscious about having our pictures taken and totally trusted her talent and her judgment.

On our wedding day, Maureen was everywhere, and yet I barely saw her. She captured every single precious moment without intruding on any of them. She was cheerful, pleasant and well-prepared, and she did an amazing job of wrangling our family and friends for the group photos.

I can't say this enough: Maureen's pictures from our wedding are amazing! Every single photo is truly a treasure, and I love the way she edited some of them so they have a very classic feel to them. She really made us look incredible! And she designed the most amazing wedding album I've ever seen. Everyone has raved about how beautiful it is, how well everything is layed-out, and how talented Maureen is! Our album is so unique, and yet incredibly classic.

I can't think of anyone better suited to their job than Maureen, and I can't think of any better wedding-planning advice than to trust her with one of the most important days of their lives.
Looking back on our wedding, I wish I could talk to all of Maureen's potential clients and tell them that hiring her was Read more...
Looking back on our wedding, I wish I could talk to all of Maureen's potential clients and tell them that hiring her was the smartest decision we made. She is not only incredibly talented, but amazingly pleasant and positive. It's clear that she truly loves what she does, and she is a joy to work with.

I can't believe how much time Maureen spent on our wedding, from that first meeting going over the details, to clarifying exactly how we want our names embossed on our album. She gave us great planning advice, she arrived well-prepared for rain or shine, and you can tell that she put so much time and creativity in to editing our photos, and especially in designing our beautiful album.

We let Maureen talk us in to doing an engagement shoot and we're so glad that we did! She made us feel comfortable, and we had so much fun! Once we saw her amazing photos, we stopped feeling self-conscious about having our pictures taken and totally trusted her talent and her judgment.

On our wedding day, Maureen was everywhere, and yet I barely saw her. She captured every single precious moment without intruding on any of them. She was cheerful, pleasant and well-prepared, and she did an amazing job of wrangling our family and friends for the group photos.

I can't say this enough: Maureen's pictures from our wedding are amazing! Every single photo is truly a treasure, and I love the way she edited some of them so they have a very classic feel to them. She really made us look incredible! And she designed the most amazing wedding album I've ever seen. Everyone has raved about how beautiful it is, how well everything is layed-out, and how talented Maureen is! Our album is so unique, and yet incredibly classic.

I can't think of anyone better suited to their job than Maureen, and I can't think of any better wedding-planning advice than to trust her with one of the most important days of their lives. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I hate being in pictures! I'm a notorious blinker and my face just feels weird when I pose for a smile. So when my wife told me we were going to be taking a lot of them at 5 in the morning a few months before our wedding, I really had to put on my big-boy-pants and act excited.

So it's 5 in the morning and we're at the beach expecting to meet a photographer as groggy as we were. Much to our surprise, bright-eyed-even-at-the-crack-of-dawn Maureen Cotton set us as ease almost instantly. She came across as someone who is genuinely friendly yet professional without being uptight. For the next hour or so, she encouraged us to act naturally. While walking along the shoreline and having my Boston-native wife pointing out landmarks, there wasn't a moment that felt forced. Even the not-candid pictures felt natural. Maureen would usually say something clever and funny then take a shot while we were laughing, not posing. You can see in the results, that makes all the difference in the world to us camera-shy folk.

Maureen showed even more amazement on our actual wedding day! It was quite a cold day and she really knew how to keep freezing bridesmaids and groomsmen happy. It was magic how she organized so many people and even a 1937 Packard limousine! Her clever comments were even making the driver laugh out loud! Throughout the reception, Maureen showed us that she could very well have a promising career as a ninja. She was nowhere in site! Yet after all this, the best parts are just getting started.

The pictures on the beach were truly something. Both my wife and I have used several for our Facebook profile pictures. Candid shots, posed shots, brilliant use of lighting and even cool, artistic shots where she caught our reflection on a sand puddle or had the sun reflect off my glasses lens.

The wedding pictures came out even better! Every picture, I mean what turned out to be 904 pictures, every picture was masterfully crafted. While sticking with the brilliant artistic shots (close-ups of rings and bouquets and such), the real magic is how Maureen captured the feeling of the moment. My bride looked like an angel and even a picture she caught of my wife's aunt walking the dog that morning just makes you think "ooh...this one's a facebooker!" Getting ready at the hotel and my wife at her parents' house, it was really fun to see all the pictures of the madness a bride has to go through! It really is a team event! Maureen captured that perfectly!

While my wife and I look through her collection of pictures from our day, we can't help but smile and laugh, but some make us cry. My wife's phenomenal mom passed away two weeks after our wedding and Maureen's pictures were among the last taken of her. Despite how sick she was, you would have thought my wife's mom was on top of the world that day. Her wit was razor sharp as usual and looking at her still-wrinkle-free face, I could see where her daughter's majestic beauty comes from. We also used one of Maureen's pictures of her for the funeral because that's how we wanted her to be remembered. Thanks to Maureen's photographic brilliance, my wife's mom's magnetic aura is immortalized.

What just as impressive as Maureen's pictures is her ability to make you feel like more than a customer. She put about 150 pictures online of our engagement shoot and over 900 of our wedding day. In fact, she laid out all 900+ in chronological order so she's telling a story with her pictures. She's always quick to respond to a phone call or e-mail and remembers things about us and asks us about said things. She sends us letters wishing us the best after our wedding and even gave us a magnetic hardcover foldout with pictures from our wedding along with a letter featuring a picture collage and even put 3 of our pictures on it! It's way too late to make a long story short, but Maureen Cotton remembers the big things and even throws in little things just for a bonus.

Married couples warned us the big day will fly by, they were right. We are lucky to have Maureen Cotton capture it and freeze it in time. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who wants pictures...especially camera-shy people like me who hates taking pictures you won't be blinking in any of them!
I hate being in pictures! I'm a notorious blinker and my face just feels weird when I pose for a smile. So when my wife Read more...
I hate being in pictures! I'm a notorious blinker and my face just feels weird when I pose for a smile. So when my wife told me we were going to be taking a lot of them at 5 in the morning a few months before our wedding, I really had to put on my big-boy-pants and act excited.

So it's 5 in the morning and we're at the beach expecting to meet a photographer as groggy as we were. Much to our surprise, bright-eyed-even-at-the-crack-of-dawn Maureen Cotton set us as ease almost instantly. She came across as someone who is genuinely friendly yet professional without being uptight. For the next hour or so, she encouraged us to act naturally. While walking along the shoreline and having my Boston-native wife pointing out landmarks, there wasn't a moment that felt forced. Even the not-candid pictures felt natural. Maureen would usually say something clever and funny then take a shot while we were laughing, not posing. You can see in the results, that makes all the difference in the world to us camera-shy folk.

Maureen showed even more amazement on our actual wedding day! It was quite a cold day and she really knew how to keep freezing bridesmaids and groomsmen happy. It was magic how she organized so many people and even a 1937 Packard limousine! Her clever comments were even making the driver laugh out loud! Throughout the reception, Maureen showed us that she could very well have a promising career as a ninja. She was nowhere in site! Yet after all this, the best parts are just getting started.

The pictures on the beach were truly something. Both my wife and I have used several for our Facebook profile pictures. Candid shots, posed shots, brilliant use of lighting and even cool, artistic shots where she caught our reflection on a sand puddle or had the sun reflect off my glasses lens.

The wedding pictures came out even better! Every picture, I mean what turned out to be 904 pictures, every picture was masterfully crafted. While sticking with the brilliant artistic shots (close-ups of rings and bouquets and such), the real magic is how Maureen captured the feeling of the moment. My bride looked like an angel and even a picture she caught of my wife's aunt walking the dog that morning just makes you think "ooh...this one's a facebooker!" Getting ready at the hotel and my wife at her parents' house, it was really fun to see all the pictures of the madness a bride has to go through! It really is a team event! Maureen captured that perfectly!

While my wife and I look through her collection of pictures from our day, we can't help but smile and laugh, but some make us cry. My wife's phenomenal mom passed away two weeks after our wedding and Maureen's pictures were among the last taken of her. Despite how sick she was, you would have thought my wife's mom was on top of the world that day. Her wit was razor sharp as usual and looking at her still-wrinkle-free face, I could see where her daughter's majestic beauty comes from. We also used one of Maureen's pictures of her for the funeral because that's how we wanted her to be remembered. Thanks to Maureen's photographic brilliance, my wife's mom's magnetic aura is immortalized.

What just as impressive as Maureen's pictures is her ability to make you feel like more than a customer. She put about 150 pictures online of our engagement shoot and over 900 of our wedding day. In fact, she laid out all 900+ in chronological order so she's telling a story with her pictures. She's always quick to respond to a phone call or e-mail and remembers things about us and asks us about said things. She sends us letters wishing us the best after our wedding and even gave us a magnetic hardcover foldout with pictures from our wedding along with a letter featuring a picture collage and even put 3 of our pictures on it! It's way too late to make a long story short, but Maureen Cotton remembers the big things and even throws in little things just for a bonus.

Married couples warned us the big day will fly by, they were right. We are lucky to have Maureen Cotton capture it and freeze it in time. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who wants pictures...especially camera-shy people like me who hates taking pictures you won't be blinking in any of them! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Maureen is great. My husband really didn't see the value in even having a photographer at first ("my family will take great photos!"), so I am so glad we ended up with Maureen and her assistant Lindsay! Maureen was in contact with us an appropriate amount (so one sit-down, one form, and some emails) leading up to the big day. She made our formal shots quick and painless so that we could get to the party. She had scouted the venue before we got there so she had ideas for photos in her head already, which helped. Also, she had posted over 600 photos before we had even returned from our honeymoon, which is unheard of in the industry! 98% of the photos, we didn't even see her take - she must be a ninja. She's also a super-calming presence (she's also a yoga teacher), which helped. She navigated the family dynamics and overbearing relatives with ease. I'd highly recommend Maureen!

Other great things: She doesn't charge for travel within 2 hours of Boston. She had handouts at our wedding so that people could take the photo information (website, login), with them. We've gotten few questions from guests, and they've only contacted us to say how much they love the photos!

Price: Maureen has similar prices to other Boston photographers, so no, it will never been cheap. You can spend less if you hire a non-professional, so that's just a budgetary decision for the bride and groom. However, Maureen's gives a lot of options in terms of building a package that fits your budget, and she does not hold your photos hostage from you in order to get more money, which I've heard some folks do.
Maureen is great. My husband really didn't see the value in even having a photographer at first ("my family will take Read more...
Maureen is great. My husband really didn't see the value in even having a photographer at first ("my family will take great photos!"), so I am so glad we ended up with Maureen and her assistant Lindsay! Maureen was in contact with us an appropriate amount (so one sit-down, one form, and some emails) leading up to the big day. She made our formal shots quick and painless so that we could get to the party. She had scouted the venue before we got there so she had ideas for photos in her head already, which helped. Also, she had posted over 600 photos before we had even returned from our honeymoon, which is unheard of in the industry! 98% of the photos, we didn't even see her take - she must be a ninja. She's also a super-calming presence (she's also a yoga teacher), which helped. She navigated the family dynamics and overbearing relatives with ease. I'd highly recommend Maureen!

Other great things: She doesn't charge for travel within 2 hours of Boston. She had handouts at our wedding so that people could take the photo information (website, login), with them. We've gotten few questions from guests, and they've only contacted us to say how much they love the photos!

Price: Maureen has similar prices to other Boston photographers, so no, it will never been cheap. You can spend less if you hire a non-professional, so that's just a budgetary decision for the bride and groom. However, Maureen's gives a lot of options in terms of building a package that fits your budget, and she does not hold your photos hostage from you in order to get more money, which I've heard some folks do. Read less
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Jeremie
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Maureen was a complete joy to work with. We had both an engagement shoot and six hours of coverage at our wedding. Our photos are all breathtaking. She was extremely flexible and regularly in contact with us as we discussed what we wanted.

Honestly, any time I need a photographer, I plan to call Maureen. I know my friends and family feel the same.

Oh, and if there are small children in your wedding party, she's great with them, too!
Maureen was a complete joy to work with. We had both an engagement shoot and six hours of coverage at our wedding. Our Read more...
Maureen was a complete joy to work with. We had both an engagement shoot and six hours of coverage at our wedding. Our photos are all breathtaking. She was extremely flexible and regularly in contact with us as we discussed what we wanted.

Honestly, any time I need a photographer, I plan to call Maureen. I know my friends and family feel the same.

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commoncourtesy
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Maureen went above and beyond for our wedding! She was a complete joy to work with following up to the wedding and was so flexible every time we had a schedule change for the big day. She cared so much about us and was a very calm/collected presence throughout the whole day. Her assistant was great too and we had many people comment on how great they were to have around. I can't say enough about the actual product! We have had dozens of people tell us they were the best wedding pictures they had ever seen! They were lively, exciting and candid. Her website is great, the printing services are so easy and she's very generous with what she offers couples for the quality and care she puts into everything. She's also super quick getting things onto facebook, just when everyone wants to see pictures! It was so much fun working with Maureen, I HIGHLY recommend her services!
Maureen went above and beyond for our wedding! She was a complete joy to work with following up to the wedding and was so Read more...
Maureen went above and beyond for our wedding! She was a complete joy to work with following up to the wedding and was so flexible every time we had a schedule change for the big day. She cared so much about us and was a very calm/collected presence throughout the whole day. Her assistant was great too and we had many people comment on how great they were to have around. I can't say enough about the actual product! We have had dozens of people tell us they were the best wedding pictures they had ever seen! They were lively, exciting and candid. Her website is great, the printing services are so easy and she's very generous with what she offers couples for the quality and care she puts into everything. She's also super quick getting things onto facebook, just when everyone wants to see pictures! It was so much fun working with Maureen, I HIGHLY recommend her services! Read less
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ruthvargas
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Maureen Cotton was very professional and did an extraordinary job capturing our special occasion. She is someone who pays very close attention to detail and will go above and beyond to ensure that your pictures come out exactly how you envision them. A week before our wedding, she made sure to survey all the sites that we wanted to take our pictures at to ensure that she knew where the optimal shots could to be taken from. She is very well prepared and asked for a list of names and relationship of all individuals at our wedding so that she could make sure no one got left out. We even got our pictures 2 months ahead of schedule. We could have not made a better choice, she is someone who we would HIGHLY recommend and it was an absolute pleasure having her photograph our wedding.

Ruth and Miguel Malena
Maureen Cotton was very professional and did an extraordinary job capturing our special occasion. She is someone who pays Read more...
Maureen Cotton was very professional and did an extraordinary job capturing our special occasion. She is someone who pays very close attention to detail and will go above and beyond to ensure that your pictures come out exactly how you envision them. A week before our wedding, she made sure to survey all the sites that we wanted to take our pictures at to ensure that she knew where the optimal shots could to be taken from. She is very well prepared and asked for a list of names and relationship of all individuals at our wedding so that she could make sure no one got left out. We even got our pictures 2 months ahead of schedule. We could have not made a better choice, she is someone who we would HIGHLY recommend and it was an absolute pleasure having her photograph our wedding.

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Ashley
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough positive things about Maureen! 5 stars is no where near enough! As a photographer myself, hiring one to photograph my wedding was a difficult thing to do, since one doesn't usually want to hire someone to do what they do! But since I can't photograph myself (at least not well....) we needed to hire a photographer and Maureen was the absolute best choice! She captured everything and did it in a very unobtrusive way, she is calm and has a way of passing that calmness onto the bride! During formals she knows exactly how to tell you to stand, and directs everyone quickly and with a smile (and politely! I have been in weddings where the photographer has practically yelled at us during formals and Maureen is the opposite, making everyone comfortable!) Each and every one of the hundreds of photos is amazing, perfectly composed with perfect lighting. Maureen even captured many great photos of our wedding guests, friends and family who I am so glad to have photos of from that day! Everyone at my wedding commented to me after how great Maureen was! The turn around time for the photos was super fast, and she even emailed me a few photos to hold us over the day after the wedding! I would recommend Maureen Cotton Weddings a hundred times over!
I can't say enough positive things about Maureen! 5 stars is no where near enough! As a photographer myself, hiring one to Read more...
I can't say enough positive things about Maureen! 5 stars is no where near enough! As a photographer myself, hiring one to photograph my wedding was a difficult thing to do, since one doesn't usually want to hire someone to do what they do! But since I can't photograph myself (at least not well....) we needed to hire a photographer and Maureen was the absolute best choice! She captured everything and did it in a very unobtrusive way, she is calm and has a way of passing that calmness onto the bride! During formals she knows exactly how to tell you to stand, and directs everyone quickly and with a smile (and politely! I have been in weddings where the photographer has practically yelled at us during formals and Maureen is the opposite, making everyone comfortable!) Each and every one of the hundreds of photos is amazing, perfectly composed with perfect lighting. Maureen even captured many great photos of our wedding guests, friends and family who I am so glad to have photos of from that day! Everyone at my wedding commented to me after how great Maureen was! The turn around time for the photos was super fast, and she even emailed me a few photos to hold us over the day after the wedding! I would recommend Maureen Cotton Weddings a hundred times over! Read less
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Jo Linehan
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Maureen to anyone, anywhere, with no reservations! Not only were her photographs stunning, but her professionalism, responsiveness, and calm demeanor were equally impressive. I've been to weddings before where the photographers were downright bossy, or at best, awkwardly in the way; Maureen and her assistant were completely unobtrusive, and simply blended into the total joy of the day. She was truly a pleasure to have at my wedding. Leading up to the event, Maureen was by far the most professional of all the wedding vendors I worked with. From the initial first meeting/presentation to contracts to planning shots and timing, Maureen was easy to work with and always available by phone or email, with an incredibly quick turnaround. If all vendors were like Maureen, wedding planning would be a breeze!
The photographs themselves were so impressive; many family members commented that they were the best they had ever seen. She didn't miss a shot and captured the essence of all the emotions felt during the day. Gorgeous keepsakes of not just us, but all of our loved ones as well. (There are some truly priceless photos of my niece, my father, tender moments between family members...oh, and the first dance photos! Swoon!) I only wish I could hire Maureen to follow me around and document the rest of my life from here on out. Bottom line, hiring Maureen stands out as the best decision I made in all of my wedding planning.
I would recommend Maureen to anyone, anywhere, with no reservations! Not only were her photographs stunning, but her Read more...
I would recommend Maureen to anyone, anywhere, with no reservations! Not only were her photographs stunning, but her professionalism, responsiveness, and calm demeanor were equally impressive. I've been to weddings before where the photographers were downright bossy, or at best, awkwardly in the way; Maureen and her assistant were completely unobtrusive, and simply blended into the total joy of the day. She was truly a pleasure to have at my wedding. Leading up to the event, Maureen was by far the most professional of all the wedding vendors I worked with. From the initial first meeting/presentation to contracts to planning shots and timing, Maureen was easy to work with and always available by phone or email, with an incredibly quick turnaround. If all vendors were like Maureen, wedding planning would be a breeze!
The photographs themselves were so impressive; many family members commented that they were the best they had ever seen. She didn't miss a shot and captured the essence of all the emotions felt during the day. Gorgeous keepsakes of not just us, but all of our loved ones as well. (There are some truly priceless photos of my niece, my father, tender moments between family members...oh, and the first dance photos! Swoon!) I only wish I could hire Maureen to follow me around and document the rest of my life from here on out. Bottom line, hiring Maureen stands out as the best decision I made in all of my wedding planning. Read less
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AshandMike8611
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Maureen was very professional and she showed up early on my wedding day. She took many photos that captured many moments on my special day. She responded quickly to my e-mails, and all 800 of my photos were posted on her website the weekend after my wedding. She's a great person, and does fantastic work!
Maureen was very professional and she showed up early on my wedding day. She took many photos that captured many moments Read more...
Maureen was very professional and she showed up early on my wedding day. She took many photos that captured many moments on my special day. She responded quickly to my e-mails, and all 800 of my photos were posted on her website the weekend after my wedding. She's a great person, and does fantastic work! Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Maureen was AMAZING. We honestly couldn't be happier withe the service we received from her. When it came to planning, the 3 things I was most concerned about were the food, the music, and (most importantly) the photography. These are the pictures we would have for a lifetime, and I've heard horror stories of people who have never looked twice at the pictures they got from their photographer because they were so bad. I researched for months to find the right person, and as soon as I met Maureen, my wife and I knew we would be hiring her. Not only are her technical skills among the best I've seen, but her experience and "artistic eye" allows her to capture the true emotion of the moment. And what impressed me the most is how intimate the photos seemed considering I don't remember seeing her even once the entire time! (with exception of the organized photos in the beginning, of course). Looking at the photos we received, I don't feel like I'm looking at through the viewfinder of a camera. The personal touch she gives to every photo makes me feel like I'm actually reliving the moment again and again. I really can't say enough about our experience with Maureen. She was absolutely perfect!
Maureen was AMAZING. We honestly couldn't be happier withe the service we received from her. When it came to planning, the Read more...
Maureen was AMAZING. We honestly couldn't be happier withe the service we received from her. When it came to planning, the 3 things I was most concerned about were the food, the music, and (most importantly) the photography. These are the pictures we would have for a lifetime, and I've heard horror stories of people who have never looked twice at the pictures they got from their photographer because they were so bad. I researched for months to find the right person, and as soon as I met Maureen, my wife and I knew we would be hiring her. Not only are her technical skills among the best I've seen, but her experience and "artistic eye" allows her to capture the true emotion of the moment. And what impressed me the most is how intimate the photos seemed considering I don't remember seeing her even once the entire time! (with exception of the organized photos in the beginning, of course). Looking at the photos we received, I don't feel like I'm looking at through the viewfinder of a camera. The personal touch she gives to every photo makes me feel like I'm actually reliving the moment again and again. I really can't say enough about our experience with Maureen. She was absolutely perfect! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Maureen Cotton was able to fit me in to her very busy schedule on very short notice (about 2 months). We were able to work in what my then-fiance and I wanted and what we could afford. On the day of the wedding, she was quick and professional, so I could enjoy my day rather than pose for hours. And the pictures- the pictures are breath-takingly beautiful! The album I purchased was well worth it in every way. I will treasure my pictures forever! Thank you!!
Maureen Cotton was able to fit me in to her very busy schedule on very short notice (about 2 months). We were able to work Read more...
Maureen Cotton was able to fit me in to her very busy schedule on very short notice (about 2 months). We were able to work in what my then-fiance and I wanted and what we could afford. On the day of the wedding, she was quick and professional, so I could enjoy my day rather than pose for hours. And the pictures- the pictures are breath-takingly beautiful! The album I purchased was well worth it in every way. I will treasure my pictures forever! Thank you!! Read less
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Jill/Michael
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Maureen is fantastic! I can not say enough about her services. She was so professional and unobtrusive during the entire day. I barely knew she was there but yet I have 1200+ pictures and 98% of them are incredible (and the ones that weren't were me making a stupid face). She truly captured the joy in the day and caught so many precious moments. She was SO VERY patient with my entourage of a wedding party and crazy family dynamics. She was well prepared and knew exactly who I wanted photos of and made sure she got them all. Her timeliness and responsiveness are second to none. Her quality of work was magnificent and she did it all (including riding on a school bus) with a huge smile on her face.
Maureen is fantastic! I can not say enough about her services. She was so professional and unobtrusive during the entire Read more...
Maureen is fantastic! I can not say enough about her services. She was so professional and unobtrusive during the entire day. I barely knew she was there but yet I have 1200+ pictures and 98% of them are incredible (and the ones that weren't were me making a stupid face). She truly captured the joy in the day and caught so many precious moments. She was SO VERY patient with my entourage of a wedding party and crazy family dynamics. She was well prepared and knew exactly who I wanted photos of and made sure she got them all. Her timeliness and responsiveness are second to none. Her quality of work was magnificent and she did it all (including riding on a school bus) with a huge smile on her face. Read less
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