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Erika Dotson Photography

Fayetteville , AR
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Fayetteville, AR 72703 US (map)

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479-871-8932

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ABOUT US

Here at Erika Dotson Photography it isn't really about the moments.....it's all about all those moments in between! Just before that kiss and right after is what is real and unscripted!... Read more
Here at Erika Dotson Photography it isn't really about the moments.....it's all about all those moments in between! Just before that kiss and right after is what is real and unscripted! We live for those moments! We love love love weddings and get all giddy about each and every one of them! We can't wait for you to call us and tell us all about your wedding day plans!!! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes but not hand coloring.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
We have a whole team here! :)
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
If a contract is signed we are going to be there.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We have doubled booked but prefer to have one wedding a day to ensure that your wedding day is fully covered.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Camera, flashes, lens, anything we feel we need to cover your day
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We offer both
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$300 for extra hours
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Yes
Do you charge for travel?
Most drivable locations we do not have a travel fee but for destination weddings please call for a quote
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We usually have a teaser for the bride and groom on our blog within a week of the wedding. All proofs are usually available in 3 to 6 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online viewing galleries.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
60 days online
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We release rights for reproduction for the bride and groom.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
custom pano albums.
When will the client get the final album?
After the Bride and groom approve the album for order there is a 6 to 8 week wait for delivery

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Catherine
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Erika Dotson is not only a great photographer but an amazing person. She was absolutely the best person to deal with! She helped me so much in deciding what to do for my wedding, I texted her and called her for ten months to see what would look good for pictures and what would work for our families. My husband and I had never had pictures taken professionally before we met Erika and she made it so awesome and not awkward in the least bit. Recently I have been in 3 other weddings and that really made me realize how amazing she is. We sat down before the wedding and discussed shots I really wanted and what our families wanted. We made a time frame for our big day and she knew exactly what to say and do. Literally our day was absolutely perfect and I believe that without Erika we would have been lost.
Erika Dotson is not only a great photographer but an amazing person. She was absolutely the best person to deal with! She Read more...
Erika Dotson is not only a great photographer but an amazing person. She was absolutely the best person to deal with! She helped me so much in deciding what to do for my wedding, I texted her and called her for ten months to see what would look good for pictures and what would work for our families. My husband and I had never had pictures taken professionally before we met Erika and she made it so awesome and not awkward in the least bit. Recently I have been in 3 other weddings and that really made me realize how amazing she is. We sat down before the wedding and discussed shots I really wanted and what our families wanted. We made a time frame for our big day and she knew exactly what to say and do. Literally our day was absolutely perfect and I believe that without Erika we would have been lost. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Erika is extremely professional and great at what she does! A week before the wedding, Erika had a slight accident and broke her elbow. Needless to say we were a little worried if she would still be able to cover our wedding. She not only covered our entire wedding day, but she did an awesome job too! She even got a second shooter free of charge. We loved her and so did our families!
Erika is extremely professional and great at what she does! A week before the wedding, Erika had a slight accident and Read more...
Erika is extremely professional and great at what she does! A week before the wedding, Erika had a slight accident and broke her elbow. Needless to say we were a little worried if she would still be able to cover our wedding. She not only covered our entire wedding day, but she did an awesome job too! She even got a second shooter free of charge. We loved her and so did our families! Read less
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Anita
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Erika Dotson was absolutely exceptional to work with, I couldn't have asked for a more talented photographer. She did our engagements, bridal, and wedding photos. She is genuine, caring and very professional. I am a very indecisive person, I told her it was completely up to her where she wanted to take the engagement and bridal portraits. She did an amazing job with choosing the perfect spots! She was so flexible and so patient with all my indecisiveness. She was 8 months pregnant during our engagement photos and photographed us for 3 hours, she was such a trooper! I was a little anxious about how the photographs were going to turn out, but when I recieved a preview of the photos the next morning my worries went away, they were positively gorgeous!!!

Of course out of all the beautiful sunny weekends leading up to my wedding day there would be a torrential downpour on our day! The wedding coordinator was telling me that the wedding will probably be inside, but I insisted on having an outside wedding anyway. Erika told me rain or shine she would be right outside with me taking pictures. She was more than just a photographer that day, she was a caring friend who made me feel non-Bridezilla-ish for pressing on an outside wedding. With minutes to spare the rain stopped and we were able to have our outside wedding! I was impressed with how quick we were able to view and upload our photographs! Every photograph that she captured seemed like special moments! I highly recommend Erika Dotson to anyone who wants beautiful and timeless photographs ;)
Erika Dotson was absolutely exceptional to work with, I couldn't have asked for a more talented photographer. She did our Read more...
Erika Dotson was absolutely exceptional to work with, I couldn't have asked for a more talented photographer. She did our engagements, bridal, and wedding photos. She is genuine, caring and very professional. I am a very indecisive person, I told her it was completely up to her where she wanted to take the engagement and bridal portraits. She did an amazing job with choosing the perfect spots! She was so flexible and so patient with all my indecisiveness. She was 8 months pregnant during our engagement photos and photographed us for 3 hours, she was such a trooper! I was a little anxious about how the photographs were going to turn out, but when I recieved a preview of the photos the next morning my worries went away, they were positively gorgeous!!!

Of course out of all the beautiful sunny weekends leading up to my wedding day there would be a torrential downpour on our day! The wedding coordinator was telling me that the wedding will probably be inside, but I insisted on having an outside wedding anyway. Erika told me rain or shine she would be right outside with me taking pictures. She was more than just a photographer that day, she was a caring friend who made me feel non-Bridezilla-ish for pressing on an outside wedding. With minutes to spare the rain stopped and we were able to have our outside wedding! I was impressed with how quick we were able to view and upload our photographs! Every photograph that she captured seemed like special moments! I highly recommend Erika Dotson to anyone who wants beautiful and timeless photographs ;) Read less
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Kasey
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We have known Erika for a long time and couldn't picture anybody else as our photographer. We were so lucky that she had an opening on the day of our wedding because we had a pretty fast engagement. She was so helpful in planning out the dates of the shoot and went above and beyond for each photo session. Erika makes you feel comfortable and the images we got we will treasure forever! Thanks Erika for capturing our big day and giving us gorgeous pictures to remember it by.
We have known Erika for a long time and couldn't picture anybody else as our photographer. We were so lucky that she had Read more...
We have known Erika for a long time and couldn't picture anybody else as our photographer. We were so lucky that she had an opening on the day of our wedding because we had a pretty fast engagement. She was so helpful in planning out the dates of the shoot and went above and beyond for each photo session. Erika makes you feel comfortable and the images we got we will treasure forever! Thanks Erika for capturing our big day and giving us gorgeous pictures to remember it by. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.9/5.0
Amazing!!!! We are so thankful for everything Erika has done for us. She was so easy to work with and I could not be happier with our pictures! She really captured our special day and I'm so thrilled that we have so many pictures to choose from, I will be recommending her to all of our friends and family. We will definitely be using her in the future for family photos, celebrations, etc.
Amazing!!!! We are so thankful for everything Erika has done for us. She was so easy to work with and I could not be Read more...
Amazing!!!! We are so thankful for everything Erika has done for us. She was so easy to work with and I could not be happier with our pictures! She really captured our special day and I'm so thrilled that we have so many pictures to choose from, I will be recommending her to all of our friends and family. We will definitely be using her in the future for family photos, celebrations, etc. Read less
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Akina
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love everything about the pictures! They're all so gorgeous and make my wedding day even more memorable. I'm extremely happy with the way they turned out, and so thankful to Erika for her amazing talent that reflected the beauty and excitement of that day.
I absolutely love everything about the pictures! They're all so gorgeous and make my wedding day even more memorable. I'm Read more...
I absolutely love everything about the pictures! They're all so gorgeous and make my wedding day even more memorable. I'm extremely happy with the way they turned out, and so thankful to Erika for her amazing talent that reflected the beauty and excitement of that day. Read less
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paigeduda
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Erika Dotson is truely fantastic to work with and her ability to capture all the special details of the day is outstanding. She is extremely flexible and will respond very quickly to any questions or concerns you have. Her passion for photopgraphy really comes through in her work and I am so happy we decided to have her there to capture our special day.
Erika Dotson is truely fantastic to work with and her ability to capture all the special details of the day is Read more...
Erika Dotson is truely fantastic to work with and her ability to capture all the special details of the day is outstanding. She is extremely flexible and will respond very quickly to any questions or concerns you have. Her passion for photopgraphy really comes through in her work and I am so happy we decided to have her there to capture our special day. Read less
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Erika Dotson Photography responded with the following comments:

Awwwww how sweet Paige! Thank you so much for your sweet words! It was a pleasure working with you two on your big day! Your images are gorgeous and something you will be able to cherish for a lifetime! We wish you many many happy years together!
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Arweaver
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We were planning our wedding out of state so we found Ericka's website and immediately fell in love with her style of photography and the photos reflected the emotions of each event so perfectly you felt like you were there in person. We had several phone calls and plenty of emails with Ericka and she was always professional and responsive to all of our questions. She was such a joy to have at the wedding and our second photographer was too. They fit in well with the bridal party and our guests. Our photos came back and looking back on them I am amazed at how wonderful they all turned out. I cried as I looked back at our first look photos because the emotion on our faces were so real that I felt I was standing back there that day. We have had so many compliments on the photos and how beautiful everything turned out. There is nothing we would change about it and are so happy that we chose Ericka to capture our special day.
We were planning our wedding out of state so we found Ericka's website and immediately fell in love with her style of Read more...
We were planning our wedding out of state so we found Ericka's website and immediately fell in love with her style of photography and the photos reflected the emotions of each event so perfectly you felt like you were there in person. We had several phone calls and plenty of emails with Ericka and she was always professional and responsive to all of our questions. She was such a joy to have at the wedding and our second photographer was too. They fit in well with the bridal party and our guests. Our photos came back and looking back on them I am amazed at how wonderful they all turned out. I cried as I looked back at our first look photos because the emotion on our faces were so real that I felt I was standing back there that day. We have had so many compliments on the photos and how beautiful everything turned out. There is nothing we would change about it and are so happy that we chose Ericka to capture our special day. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Erika does a fantastic job! Her pictures are absolutely amazing. They capture "real" moments. She is very creative in that she finds ways to make you look your best and make pictures stand out. I will definitely use her again for any other occasions!
Erika does a fantastic job! Her pictures are absolutely amazing. They capture "real" moments. She is very creative in that Read more...
Erika does a fantastic job! Her pictures are absolutely amazing. They capture "real" moments. She is very creative in that she finds ways to make you look your best and make pictures stand out. I will definitely use her again for any other occasions! Read less
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asims
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Erika Dotson Photography was great to work with!
Erika Dotson Photography was great to work with!
Erika Dotson Photography was great to work with! Read less
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