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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!


Annie & Ryan’s Engagement

Annie and Ryan’s engagent shoot was so much fun! They laughed and smiled the whole time…something we LOVE during photoshoots. We don’t just love if for the real smiles and expressions though – we love to see and be with couples who are so happy and so in love.

Annie and Ryan are a joy to be around and we are really looking forward to their wedding. We hope you love their pictures because we sure had fun making them!

Meet Annie and Ryan…

How did you meet?
Ryan and I meet through  friends in the marching band. We were in the utc marching band together. He was a drummer and I was in the colorguard. My best friend Tricia worked with him and his best friend Josh invited me to a party that he was having. Most of the band would be there and we started talking there. Two days later we went on our first group date.

Anything special you’d like to share about dating?
Our first date was actually a group date at cracker barrel. It was actually pretty fun and laid back.

Describe your proposal.
My mom and aunt were in town to help me set up my classroom in the new building. They were in on it as was his mom. I had a feeling that he was going to do something because he was acting so weird all week. I even told my colleagues my suspicions. Well he was going to propose at his birthday dinner that night at Provinos. But I thought it was stupid to meet at the house and then go because I had to go past the restaurant to get to the house. So I messed up his plans. He had to meet us at the school to drive together. So he had to change his plans last minute. I was putting stuff up on the walls at school and he snuck in to my room. I turned around and he was on one knee. By the end of the week I had given up on him proposing, so I was really surprised when he did. It was wonderful.

What is your ring like?
The white gold ring has a channel set of alternating round and square diamonds. In the middle is set one round diamond.

How would you describe the way you feel about each other?
We are each others best friends. We are comfortable with each other. Some days are a challenge but at the end of the day we still love each other and know that everything will work out.

Do you have any special plans for your wedding that you’d like to share?
My father passed away in 1999 and my Uncle is going to walk me down the isle. He is someone very close and special to me and I want him to be able to share our day.

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