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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: Receptiom

Sarah & Chris’ Wedding

It’s been a unique year for us, having the opportunity to photograph a number of friends and family’s weddings. Sarah & Chris are part of this group, and having the privilege to capture their wedding and their love, is simply an honor. We are so completely happy for our friend and her new husband. The connection they have is obvious, and their happiness and contentment in their life shows on every expression.

I LOVE these pictures, more than anything because my friend is so happy in them.

Congratulations Sarah and Chris! Your wedding was so beautiful and special…thank you SO MUCH for asking us to be a part of this.

Sarah & Chris…

What was your favorite detail of the wedding?
Chris: Watching Sarah walk down the aisle.

Sarah: Walking in the chapel where Chris was waiting for me :)

How did you decide on your dress?
Sarah: Mom and and I had so much fun!!! We met in Knoxville at the perfect Boutique…we didn’t really know what we were doing and we picked out quite a few, but when we got to my dress, we both just knew it was right!!! I was so happy that we both loved it so much.

What was the most memorable moment about your wedding day?
Chris: Saying I do

Sarah: Standing next to the man I love and looking out in the church at all of our family and friends surrounding us.

What did you enjoy most about planning your wedding?
Chris: Watching, listening and saying yes ma’am to Sarah!  She did a great job!

Sarah: I enjoyed all of it!!!! But my favorite was planning with my mom and my friends – I feel so loved and it was such fun planning with such special people!!!!

What are three words you would use to describe your day?
Chris: Fantastic, Grand, BEST

Sarah: Happy, Perfect, Sweet

What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future?
Being together, up until we were married we lived 1.5 hours apart, it will be nice to explore that constant presence of a best friend and try living in the same city:)

Samantha & Chance’s Reception

It was such an honor to shoot Samantha & Chance’s second reception. They got married a couple of months ago in California where Samantha is from but a lot of their friends and family of Chance’s couldn’t make it. Chance’s parents threw them a second reception and really went all out…this was such a beautiful reception! I had a few minutes before it started to get a few shots of the newlyweds and enjoyed having a little time with them.

Congratulations to Samantha & Chance…thank you for letting us be a part of this special occasion.