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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: Little Ones

Penelope 3 Months Old

What a beautiful little girl, and a beautiful family. I had a wonderful time taking pictures of little Penelope, her big sister Annabelle and their parents. We have been taking pictures of Annabelle for a few years now and are so excited to be taking them now with Penelope.

Penelope is such an expressive little girl and there was so much love in the house…I know she’s going to grow up to be a happy, beautiful girl. Congratulations to the Goss family. You have amazing girls, and an amazing family. We are so happy for you!

Mary McKenna 3 Months Old

Mary McKenna is such a sweet little baby! We had a wonderful time shooting this family and enjoyed the sweet spirit of their little girl. We’ve known Morgan from Soirees for a while now it was so special to be able to spend a little time with this sweet family and capture just a snippet of the tremendous love in this house.

Michael is an incredible father…always playing and engaged with his little girl and they all seemed so relaxed and content in their new family and all of the changes that come with that. It truly was a special time with a really special family.

Thanks Morgan and Michael…we hope to be able to do this again sometime!

Annabelle 3 Years old

It was so special to be able to photograph Annabelle now that she is 3 years old. I can’t believe she’s 3 already!

We met out at the Chickamagua Battlefield and had a great time shooting. It was really hot but this little girl was a trooper. We started off by going up the watch-tower and then went out to a field for a little while.

She’s such a beautiful little girl, and she’s going to be a big sister very soon…very exciting!

I had the priviledge of photographing this beautiful little girl when she was 3 months old…

for her 1 year birthday party…

and as a family when she was 1.5.

She’s such a big girl now and as always, a joy to photograph. Annabelle at 3 years old…


Little Gracie

Sweet little Gracie Gandy came to our world a little earlier than most would have wanted…but her smiles, beautiful eyes, and sweet spirit have made what could have been a hard time, beautiful.

Karen and Dustin Gandy were clients of ours and now are a family of three! How wonderful! They had a complicated pregnancy and then Gracie decided she was ready for the world, but this little family of three spent months in the hospital as Gracie grew strong enough to come home.

I want to mention how amazing Karen and Dustin have been. It’s so much work caring for a little one, let alone a tiny one, and they are so tuned in to Gracie and know her better than anyone. I believe that’s one of the most important parts in helping tiny ones survive, and the Gandy’s do it with beauty and grace.

Thanks to Karen and Dustin for letting us come to your home and take pictures of your sweet little girl…you both are incredible parents and I know have many wonderful and smile-filled days ahead of you.