I am Michael B. Cotton, a lifestyle photographer based in Northern Virginia. I noticed a passion for photography at an early age. Prior to the birth of my daughter, I began to take my interest more seriously. Since 2011, I’ve continuously cultivated my craft and shared a love of capturing the splendor of life.


I am delighted that you decided to browse our site for Captured by Cotton (CbyC) Photography. You will find engagement, nature, landscape, maternity, portrait and event photos within my portfolio. If you are interested in head shots, family portraits, capturing a milestone or event, I would love to meet with you. Contact me at [email protected] for more information or to schedule a photo session.