Margot Cavin is the photo producer for The Spruce, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts and joined Dotdash in October 2019. She spearheads photo shoots and the crafting of new original photography on all of The Spruce’s verticals. Many shoots require a larger team of freelancers, but with her background as a photographer, she often is behind the camera.
- 12 years of experience in photography
- Has shot photos for brands like Ralph Lauren and Club Monaco
- Experience in art directing, producing, and styling
- Home gardener with experience in growing from seeds
Before joining DotDash, Margot worked as a freelance still life photographer for 12 years. She’s worked on campaigns with numerous brands such as Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco, Zoya, Garanimals, HelloFresh, to name a few. While working as a freelance photographer, Margot received experience in art directing, producing, and styling on top of her role as photographer.
Margot graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008 with a BA in Professional Photographic Illustration.
5 Questions With Margot
What is your zodiac sign?
Virgo cusp Leo, but I mostly identify with Virgo.
Describe your home style in a few words or phrases.
Cultivated, eclectic, transitional: old things in a modern setting.
What is your favorite thing you own and why?
My grandmother’s set of colored wine glasses. They were always on display at her home when I was younger and I have always loved them. I’ve moved a lot since living in NYC but no matter where I live, they are always on display.
Which room in your home do you find most relaxing?
My backyard. Does that count as a room? Being in the city, especially the last few months, my little backyard has been my saving grace. It’s laughable compared to the 3 acres I grew up on, but hey, it’s New York City! I grow herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and loads of flowers; this year I grew a lot of those from seeds which was so incredibly gratifying.
What's your most dreaded chore?
Cleaning floors in any sense. I’d rather scrub a toilet.
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.