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Steven Cotton Photography

San Jose, CA

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Steven Cotton Photography is a photography studio in San Jose, CA. We specialize in wedding photography, portraits, headshots, and event photography.

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19 August 2020

I had the best experience with Steven Cotton and would highly recommend him without question. Communication from start to finish was prompt and the day of the shoot, he was professional, friendly, and very comfortable to work with. My edited photos were turned around right away and much quicker than expected. Look forward to working with Steven again in the future! More...

19 August 2020

We absolutely love Stevens photos. He has captured some great memories of our children and family. His website is easy to navigate and it's super easy to book your appointment. You get several emails with communication of what to expect before your photoshoot. I highly recommend Steven cotton photography. More...

18 August 2020

My husband and I met with Steven to do portraits for our anniversary. We also brought our 2 dogs along! Steven was amazing in every way! His instructions for everything were clear and so easy to follow! He was so nice and we had awesome conversations the whole time. He made taking pictures fun and relaxing. We were at Vasona Park and we used so many of the parks features to take a ton of different photos. He was very professional, fun, and made the whole experience a pleasant one!
On top of that, we were only home for a few hours and he had already sent us a few photos to look at. And they are beautiful!

In less than 2 weeks we received the rest of our photos and they were amazing! There are so many I love that I had a hard time picking which ones to frame. He got so many wonderful photos of my husband and I and the dogs (and one is only 4 months old!) I also appreciated that because he made the session so fun and relaxed, he was able to capture so many real, candid moments. All of the pictures were stunning!

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience Steven! We look forward to having you take photos for us in the future! Very highly recommended!
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18 August 2020

Steven has taken our family pictures two times and both times he captured some really great pictures. We couldn’t be happier! He’s a genuinely nice and professional guy. Very easy to get along/feel comfortable with. Also super quick turnaround of the photos! Highly recommend! More...

18 August 2020

Steven has been a great photographer for our family on multiple occasions, and he's very easy to work with!

18 August 2020

Steven did an awesome job with our maternity photo shoot! We picked a place and he was able to check it out before hand to prep for our shoot. Although it was a windy day, he knew how to make the best of it. Our photos turned out great! Steven was easy going and super chill to work with. I look forward to having him as our photographer again in the future. More...

17 August 2020

This is our third mini session with Steven Cotton Photography. Again, we are happy with the photos! We liked the venue Steven selected. He was very accommodating and professional throughout the mini session. He made posing for the photos very natural and light, which is greatly appreciated since we have a toddler who can be fussy and easily distracted. Photos came back in a timely manner and follow-up with questions is easy since Steven is very quick and responsive. Steven - thank you for another great session! See you for our next family session towards the end of 2020! More...

17 August 2020

Steven has been taking family photos for us since I was pregnant with my first child. I know have two kids and he has helped us to capture so many amazing moments in the past four years. He is very easy to work with, reliable, talented, and reasonable in terms of pricing/number of pictures that he provides. He is also very flexible and is willing to meet at different spots in and around San Jose. I would definitely recommend! More...

Q&As

I believe that a GREAT photograph is one that feels natural and captures your personality. For portrait sessions, I like to take the focus off of looking right into the camera and giving a forced expression to capturing natural and candid moments of you and your family interacting; for headshots, I like to keep the session conversational and lighthearted; and for wedding photography I like to capture your wedding day unobtrusively while focusing on capturing organic moments.

When working with new clients, I like to provide them with as much information up front - so that they know exactly what their session entails. In between booking the session and meeting to take pictures, I have clients fill out a brief questionnaire that provides me with a little information on their past experiences taking pictures; some information on their family; and a bunch of other details that will help me to get to know them a little better :)

I love being a Photographer because I get to be a part of fun, positive, and often times inspiring moments in people's lives. I love seeing the connections and commonalities between clients with very diverse backgrounds. I also LOVE working for myself and I take a lot of pride in what I do.

My journey on becoming a professional Photographer began when my wife got me a camera for an anniversary gift. I didn't know anything about photography and frankly did not even want a camera! I quickly became obsessed with it and started doing it as a hobby; eventually built up the confidence to do it part-time; and in 2016 I took a leap of faith to jump into it full-time! At this time of my life, I was working another full-time job that I did not enjoy and this motivated me to pursue what I REALLY enjoyed doing. And this was one of the best decisions I have ever made :)

Clients should choose to work with me because I am easy to work with, have a lot of experience working with all different types of people, and I shoot in a style of photography that is easy for anyone to take great pictures. I am one of the highest rated Photographers on Yelp and Google (check out the links below) and I have a seamless process to book your session, take your portraits, and receive your images :)

Services

Your ELOPEMENT wedding package will include 90 minutes of wedding photography; at least 150 high resolution edited images delivered via an online gallery; and a print release statement which grants permission to make prints and to post your images online. Images are typically delivered in 5-7 business days after your wedding day.

Your SILVER wedding package will include 6 hours of wedding photography; An Associate Photographer for 4 hours; at least 800 high resolution edited images delivered via an online gallery; and a print release statement which grants permission to make prints and to post your images online. Images are typically delivered in 2-4 weeks after your wedding day.

Your GOLD wedding package will include 8 hours of wedding photography; An Associate Photographer for 6 hours; at least 800 high resolution edited images delivered via an online gallery; and a print release statement which grants permission to make prints and to post your images online. Images are typically delivered in 2-4 weeks after your wedding day.

Your PLATINUM wedding package will include 10 hours of wedding photography; a complimentary engagement session; An Associate Photographer for 8 hours; at least 800 high resolution edited images delivered via an online gallery; and a print release statement which grants permission to make prints and to post your images online. Images are typically delivered in 2-4 weeks after your wedding day.

Your ENGAGEMENT portrait session will last up to 2 hours and you will receive at least 50 edited high resolution images delivered via an online gallery; a print release statement which grants you permission to post your images online, make prints, etc.; images delivered in 5-7 business days after your session

Your portrait session will last 60 minutes and you will receive at least 50 high resolution edited images delivered via an online gallery; a print release statement which grants you permission to post your images online, make prints, etc.; images delivered in 5-7 business days after your session.
* $10/person for groups larger than 6.

Your portrait session will last 30 minutes and you will receive at least 25 high resolution edited images delivered via an online gallery; a print release statement which grants you permission to post your images online, make prints, etc.; images delivered in 5-7 business days after your session. * $10/person for groups larger than 6.

Your HEADSHOT session will last 15 minutes and it includes 3 edited images; a print release statement which grants you permission to post your images online, make prints, etc.; images delivered in 3 business days after your session

Your GROUP HEADSHOTS session includes 3 edited images per person; a print release statement which grants you permission to post your images online, make prints, etc.; images delivered in 3 business days after your session

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