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We are Grant & Sara Dotson. As a husband and wife team, we bring a unique perspective to photography, one influenced by life experiences as well as comprehensive art and design training. Our cameras are an extension of not only our eyes, but our minds and hearts, instantly capturing moments and emotions just as they occur. We enjoy getting to know our clients on a personal level and helping them feel that they're a part of a partnership. Every client is different, and our photographs seek to reflect each individual personality for truly unforgettable memories.


Photo of Grant: Courtesy of Jamie Weiss. Thanks Jamie!


Category Archives: Commercial

green|spaces goes platinum

Recently I was asked to document the ceremony at green|spaces when they were awarded the first Commercial Platinum LEED Certification in the state of Tennessee. The people of green|spaces have incredible vision and their goal is to enable others in the area to build using the most eco-friendly materials and sustainable methods.

In their article announcing this certification, The Chattanoogan describes some of the creative techniques used to construct their offices:

The building itself, with few existing walls and an ideal orientation for daylighting, was essentially gutted during the project, with as much of the demolition material put to reuse, as possible. Innovative examples include large steel beam repurposed as a stair stringer and wood joists used as stair treads and miscellaneous framing. Scrap wood strips from a nearby millwork shop were constructed into a bookshelf. The building’s entry canopy was constructed from cedar timbers that were salvaged from a nearby barn, and building scraps from the entry canopy construction were then utilized to build the meeting tables for the space.

Mayors Littlefield and Ramsey spoke at the ceremony as did Senators Bo Watson and Andy Burke, who presented a joint resolution from the Tennessee Senate congratulating green|spaces for receiving this certification. Afterwards, Jeff Cannon and Anj McClain (green|spaces’ co-directors) thanked the large crowd in attendance for their support.

Congratulations, green|spaces on a well-deserved honor.