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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!


Holly & Tyler’s Wedding

Holly and Tyler were fabulous to work with! We met with them shortly before the wedding and I was so impressed by how organized Holly was and hearing her vision for everything, even photography. They are a fun couple and being around them the day of the wedding was a blast.

I loved the weather on the day of the wedding, it was not as hot as it had been and the day was just beautiful. We started out at the Holly Avenue United Methodist Church and then off to a farm for an amazing reception! I loved the fall details that were everywhere and how everything came together. It was definitely a favorite for us!

Congratulations to Holly and Tyler…we hope you love your pictures…we loved your wedding!

What did you enjoy most about planning your wedding?
Tyler was actually very involved in the process, and put in his opinion on everything from the venue, the colors, photography, tuxes, and the cake. I really wanted his input, and a lot of times the groom-to-be leaves it all up to the bride. I also went to several bridal shows with my mom, which was a lot of fun.

How did you decide on your dress?
I had cut out pictures of the dresses I wanted to try on before I went to the shop. I gave those cut-outs to the bridal consultant at the shop, and the picture that had actually been my favorite turned out to be my favorite dress on me. I only went one place, one day. I found the dress that first day. We decided to wait until closer to the wedding to purchase it. A couple of months later I went to their website to show my mother-in-law the dress I had chosen and couldn’t find it on the website anymore, so I stopped in the store very soon after that for a quick 5-minute stop just to make sure they still had it. The store only had one more of that dress, and it was in MY size, and they weren’t making anymore. I bought it that day! It was really a God thing. So glad I stopped in to ask!

What are three words you would use to describe your day?
Relaxed, Southern, Crisp

What was your favorite detail of the wedding?
That’s a tough one. Do I say the cakes or the food or the dresses/tuxes or the firetruck? I really don’t have one favorite detail.

What was the most memorable moment about your wedding day?
At the very end of the reception, right before Tyler & I left, our DJ played the last slow song of the night. When we danced together during that song, it was the most intimate time together of the entire day. I had my head buried in his chest, and I had his jacket on, which was huge on me. Not many of the wedding guests were watching this dance because it was late- most had either left already or were at the bar area! I felt like in that moment it was just us.

What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future?
Tyler is heading off to the police academy in just a couple of weeks, which is very exciting for us. We have already started to plan our one year anniversary trip to Las Vegas! We are also considering going to Mardi Gras 2013 and Yellowstone in the next 2 years. There is a lot to look forward to!

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