With intimate weddings on the rise, I wanted to do a Garden Inspired Intimate Wedding. I started scrolling through Instagram and came across the Ballenger Farm. Immediately, I loved the stone wall the farm. The stone wall was the inspiration to this Ballenger Farm Garden Inspired Intimate Wedding. Site Visit The first time I visited […]

June 8, 2021

Ballenger Farm Garden Inspired Intimate Wedding

Inspired Ballenger Farm Intimate Wedding

Oh sweet Newborn Charles. At only 11 days old, he is so loved by so many. The journey to getting here was a long and hard one. After 4 years of trying, his parents are Over the Moon excited. I had the honor of photographing his parents maternity session and baby shower at Stone Tower […]

June 1, 2021

Sweet Newborn Charles

Newborn boy photographed in studio at Sarah Botta Photography

At the end of 2019, I really wanted to plan and photograph an inspiration shoot at the Red Fox Inn. When I set my mind to do something, I go all in. I got straight to work and came up with a theme, design board, found all the vendors, selected the date, models, and The […]

June 1, 2021

Inspiration Shoot Red Fox Inn

Inspiration Shoot at the Red Fox Inn

Happy 1 Year Anniversary Nicole and Thomas! We celebrated Nicole and Thomas’s anniversary by taking their 1 Year Anniversary Portraits in Downtown Clifton. Originally, I was supposed to photograph their wedding. However, since COVID shut everything down and we were on lockdown at that time, we decided to photograph a few sessions throughout the year instead. One […]

May 28, 2021

1 Year Anniversary Portraits Clifton

Anniversary Photos taken in downtown Clifton, Virginia by Sarah Botta Photography

Y’all this is my baby sister, Leah!! Looking at this blog I kind of want to cry! I mean look how stunning she is! She’s glowing and any day now she’s going to become a mom. It seems like she’s been pregnant forever and yet so slow at the same time. Today, May 25th is […]

May 25, 2021

Spring Maternity Session in Winchester Virginia

The Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria is such a gorgeous venue for intimate weddings. Cassie and Jimmy said “I Do” during their Intimate Carlyle House Wedding on May 15th. They were surrounded by their closest family and friends in the back garden on a gorgeous Spring day. For those who weren’t able to attend […]

May 25, 2021

Intimate Carlyle House Wedding

Intimite Carlyle House Wedding Sarah Botta Photography

Over the Moon in Love Baby Shower at Stone Tower Winery This luxurious Over the Moon Baby Shower at Stone Tower Winery had something for everyone. Delicious food, cake, ice cream, dancing, and games! Every single detail was well thought out and kept with the “Over the Moon in love baby shower theme. Even the […]

May 24, 2021

Over the Moon Shower Stone Tower

On what was arguably the most gorgeous day so far of 2021, I met Kayla and Mark for their Spring Maternity Session at the Manassas Battlefield. The weather was warm with a slight breeze and the sun was shining bright. Typically during the week, session locations are not filled of people around; however, it was […]

May 10, 2021

Spring Maternity Session Manassas Battlefield

Maternity session outdoors with Sarah Botta Photography. Pregnant woman holding bump.

When Karen Duckett is planning, you know it’s going to be well thought out, planned, and executed. That’s the case for this Floral-inspired Maternity Session at Bristow Manor, with Karen Duckett. Petalos, a DC based floral company, created Roshaun and Manita the most beautiful floral arch inside Warrenton based venue Bristow Manor. The arch took […]

May 4, 2021

Floral-inspired Maternity Session at Bristow Manor, with Karen Duckett

This past fall I had the opportunity to photograph Jenna and her family. Jenna is a fellow wedding photographer who I met when she second shot for me in 2019. She had recently moved from NY to Northern Virginia then moved again near me in Winchester. We got to chatting one day and she mentioned […]

February 23, 2021

Fall Family Session 11 Years Later

Every once in awhile a session opportunity comes along that’s completely different than anything I’ve ever photographed before. This Winter Studio Maternity Session is one of those sessions. When Jenae first inquired about her maternity session she wanted to have the session outdoors but she wouldn’t have been much more than 20 weeks which is […]

February 19, 2021

Winter Studio Maternity Session

As you may have seen, I’ve recently been printing quite a few wedding albums and now I’m designing Ally’s first year album. With all the album orders and designs happening lately, I thought I’d share a few images of a recent wedding album design and a story that made me realize how important it is to […]

February 18, 2021

A Wedding album today. A family heirloom forever.

Last year because of the government shutdown, Nicole and Thomas weren’t able to have their dream wedding at the RiverView at Occoquan. They ended up eloping in southern Virginia and now I’m finding myself enjoying couple’s sessions I have with them this year. This first session was a fun couple’s session and a 30th birthday […]

February 16, 2021

Couple’s Session

In 2019, wedding days looked a lot different for me. Why? I was pregnant! Since then, I’ve had so many photographers asking How to Photograph a Wedding Day Pregnant. The last wedding I photographed pregnant, I was 35 weeks and Ally Grace came 3 days later. A month early! I thought it would be really […]

January 26, 2021

How to Photograph a Wedding Day Pregnant

This Winter Winchester Arboretum Maternity Session was taken before Virginia felt some pretty cold days!! I’m so thankful we captured their maternity session before it was so cold we couldn’t feel our fingers. Jamie was glowing during her 35 week maternity session and due just a few short weeks after the maternity session. I always […]

January 22, 2021

Winter Winchester Arboretum Maternity Session