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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!


Lacie & Chris’ Engagement

We really enjoyed working with Lacie and Chris! We met them at one of the Bridal Shows and then had a great meeting with them later on. We had a lot of fun with them during our engagement session in downtown Ringgold, and I can’t wait to post their wedding soon because it was just BEAUTIFUL!

Their closeness and love for each other was so evident when ever we were around them, and their story is so sweet! We feel honored to have been able to work with them, they really are a special couple.

We hope you enjoy…Lacie and Chris!

How did you meet?
We grew up in church together, but there is 6 years between us so it wasn’t like we were buddy buddy or flirty (until a mission trip ha). Chris actually waited a while on me to decide to date him, and I thought it would be a “fling”. Little did we know we would be here 6 and a half years later!

Anything special you’d like to share about dating?
We have dated for 6 and a half years, but 4 and a half of those were spent 250 miles apart. We found that it was very difficult, and that absence really does make the heart grow fonder! It has been fun to be 10 minutes away from each other and can’t wait to start our lives together from 10 inches away :)

Describe your proposal.
Chris had set up for us to go to an early dinner followed by a “chit chat” on this dock that has some special meaning followed by a small engagement party with our families and our future wedding party. I on the other hand didn’t want to go to eat early and asked Chris how old he thought we were for wanting to eat at 5:30 or something crazy like that! So by the time I killed time getting ready (since that is what I do) we were “late” for all of his plans. We went to 3 restaurants, all with at least an hour wait, only for Chris to say he was too hungry to wait that long. I didn’t feel great anyways for some reason that day and requested to just go to McDonald’s and home! But he took me to the dock for some “relaxing time”. At this point I go to the end of the dock and sit down (apparently Chris was ready to get on one knee, but had to just sit with me). When we finally stood up to leave Chris hugged me and told me that even through all the chaos, he wanted to spend it all with me…and then he got on one knee. Everything was blurry from tears after that, and then we finally got to eat dinner at the engagement party Chris had planned (at the first place we danced at a wedding probably 12 years ago…he even had a picture of it framed from my parents!). What a sweet boy.

What is your ring like?
Gorgeous and SPARKLY! Pave band with a single Radiant cut diamond…He did SO good!

How would you describe the way you feel about each other?
We are best friends through moods and joke, frustrations and triumphs, always finding new ways to appreciate each other and never forgetting to tell each other “I love you.”

Do you have any special plans for your wedding that you’d like to share?
It is outside, so we are praying for good weather. We just can’t wait to see how all the planning comes together, but mostly, we are excited about being married at the end of the day and sharing it with our family and friends!

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