Hello! My name is Sarah Botta and I am a Wedding and Portrait Photographer. The feel of a 4x6 image in my hands reliving captured memories is what lead to me falling in love with photography when I was only 6! It wasn’t until after I got married in 2013, I turned my love for photography into a business. My style is romantic, elegant, classic portraits full of beautiful light. When I’m not photographing anything you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee either from a local coffee shoppe or on the couch with my husband and daughter, exploring the great outdoors, swimming or skiing. I’m known for smiling a lot, being adventurous, enjoying and adapting to any situation. I adore working with adventurous, head-over-heels in love couples and can’t wait to tell your story.
On my blog I share my recent work, wedding planning tips, as well as stories from my latest travels and adventures.
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As wonderful as your big day, and the days leading up to it will be, it might also be a bit stressful. Trying to make your final wedding details all come together can be overwhelming. Read my top 5 Ways to Destress During Wedding Week!
1. Treat Yourself. Nothing beats a spa day with your girls to ease a frazzled mind. A massage, facial or pedicure in a spa setting will do wonders for your stress levels.
2. Eat Healthy. Stress eating is real and if you see the kitchen as your sanctuary, it may be tempting to work off some of that stress with a bit of baking, or just go straight for the chocolate. Err on the healthier side on the days leading up to your wedding.
3. Exercise. Without a doubt exercise is one of the best ways to eliminate stress. Go for a run, meditate, join an exercise class or simply dance around your kitchen. Any type of physical movement will produce uplifting endorphins to help you feel more positive in both mind and body.
4. Date. Go on a special date with your fiancee the week of your wedding. Enjoy some peaceful time alone. The only rule? No wedding talk.
5. Delegate. Let others do things for you and enjoy your day. You can’t handle everything by yourself – as amazing as you are! Weddings are major events, so don’t be afraid to ask family and friends to pitch in and help make place cards, decorate tables and tie ribbons on favours. Don’t think you’re turning into a bridezilla by asking people to run errands; they’ll love that you asked them to join in!
Remember at the end of the day, you’ll be married and that’s the most important thing!!
Here are some more tips for brides that you may find helpful!
Sarah Botta is a Northern Virginia based wedding photographer whose work can be described as organic, natural, and timeless. Sarah specializes in capturing people’s stories and building connections with each client to help tell their story. Sarah has photographed over 30 weddings across Virginia and Maryland from elegant winery ceremonies to rustic barn receptions. Her natural timeless style shines brightest with outdoor locations. Sarah is available for travel and is passport ready.
September 26, 2018