From the small heirloom detail pieces to the loud moments from the live music, every detail matters and is an integral part of your story.  Experience over everything is the motto, knowing that you'll only take with you the memories and the photographs. 

nice to meet you, where ya been?

meet your photographer


Lover of film, taylor swift, my dogs, and a good old fashioned love story.


Welcome to my little creative corner and where I get to tell important and powerful stories. My favorite thing in the world is the deep connections I get to form with my clients and the honor I get of stepping into your most important moments as your photographer.

My photography journey started 9 years ago in college and today has turned into documenting love stories across the country. Based out of Colorado Springs, I spend my days with my husband of six years and our three (yup, you read that right) huskies! Ask me about 'em, I've got the best home videos. 

I prefer to take a guided documentary-style approach on your wedding day. I step in and guide you when needed, but I also like to take a step back and let your day unfold authentically and honestly. I find that the most emotional and true moments happen when I'm a fly on the wall - when there's less pressure and more genuine emotion.

a few of Madison's favorite things

Loving up on my three rescues - and constantly vacuuming their fur. 

spending time with my husband. and laughing about how wedding trends have changed in 6 years. 

fostering dogs. it's one of the most important things in my life. 

summer in the mountains. of course. 

travel - always.

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madison cotten photography was launched with a primary focus on weddings and couples


photographed many many friends and fam (the real ogs know)


received my first camera and the obsession began


studied journalism at university of florida and was immersed into photography and the art of storytelling


The History of Madison Cotten Photography

Madison's work is heavily inspired by her travels, drawing inspiration from her childhood spent in Florida and her current home near the rocky mountains. Madison loves to travel for her client's wedding day and offers packages catered to destination weddings making planning simple.  

April 2024 - South Florida

June 2024 - Cape Cod, MA

August 2024 - Boston, ma

upcoming travel dates:

Upcoming Travel


The Urichs

"Madison was a dream! Hiring her to be our photographer was the best decision we made during wedding planning."


"I am absolutely blown away by the photos and moments she was able to capture for us… Hands-down BEST photo experience!"

The Hetros

"From our proposal/engagement session to a sunrise portrait shoot to our wedding day, Madison was beyond incredible, professional, easy-going, and sweet. "

ELEVATED photojournalism with an editorial flair. Colorado + desTination.

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