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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!


Kristi & Jake’s Engagement

I had such a great evening with Kristi and Jake. I met up with this couple at Rembrandt’s and loved getting to know them and hear more about their plans. We started off shooting at Reflection Riding which is always a beautiful location! They were so much fun and their love was so evident. I loved the combination of friendship and attraction that this couple has.

After that location we went downtown near the walking bridge and had a blast shooting as the sun went down and the moon came out…quite beautiful. We also enjoyed some fabulous light from the street lamps which was really cool to capture.

We are really excited and honored to be a part of Kristi and Jake’s wedding and are looking forward to it. Thanks guys for a great evening shooting…can’t wait to see you again!

How did you meet?
We met July 1, 2002 at a National wrestling tournament in Virginia Beach. I was there to support my brother wrestle and little did I know I would be meeting my future husband that weekend. So it all started when my friend and I were sitting outside the wrestling venue at this water fountain, Jake and his friend approached us and introduced themselves. Jake and I talked nonstop the whole weekend up in the bleachers. When it was time for my family to leave, Jake was still in the finals and I begged my parents to stay late to watch his match. We watched him wrestle one last time and drove back to Georgia with no goodbye. I was really upset on the drive home, because Jake never asked me for my number and I thought I would never hear from him again. Apparently, Jake likes to make things interesting and found my number through the grape vine and called me to ask me out on a date. And the rest is history.

Anything special you’d like to share about dating?
Well, our dating history is unique in a way that our whole relationship was long distance from the beginning until shortly after being engaged. It was tough at times to be so far away from the person you love the most, but I think we were able to build a strong friendship and a good foundation for our relationship.

Describe your proposal.
The proposal was perfect! It was the weekend of my college graduation. My family and a few of my close friends were celebrating my graduation day and we were in the Orleans Square in Savannah, GA taking pictures. When the next thing I know, Jake is down on one knee telling me how much he loves me and that this was the easiest decision of his life, and asked me to marry him and spend the rest of my life with him. It was beautiful, and of course I said yes. It was an amazing feeling and felt so natural. It was just him and me that existed at that moment in time. The fact that my family and friends were present made it so much more special, because it is a special moment that you can’t describe, and sharing that with them meant the world to me.

What is your ring like?
My ring is beyond my expectations. It has such a vintage and unique look to it, and sparkles a mile away! I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

How would you describe the way you feel about each other?
Jake and I have such a special connection, we connect on so many levels. He is my best friend, someone I can trust and love. We definitely balance each other out and make an awesome team. I have never felt this way towards anyone, and he is someone who I look forward to grow deeper in love with everyday.

Do you have any special plans for your wedding that you’d like to share?
Our wedding is going to be a fun celebration with family and friends.

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