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

Now that editing is caught up, the holidays are over, and I’m getting back into the swing of things, I thought it be a great time to catch up on blogging! First up is this incredibly stunning Great Marsh Warrenton VA Film Maternity Session for Weddings by Hana. I’m sure you’ve seen her pop up […]

January 15, 2021

Great Marsh Warrenton VA Film Maternity Session

Instagram is fantastic for so many reasons. Just like brides, wedding professionals also search through Instagram hashtags for local vendors. I had searched high and low to find a wedding planner whose style and vision were similar to mine and I came across Karen Ducketts Events. I was blown away by her style: classic, romantic, and […]

January 12, 2021

3 Day Blush Styled Shoot Collaboration

Last year before COVID seemed to be a thing, everyone was booked for the most popular wedding date of 2020 which was 10/10/2020. It seemed to have booked 2 years in advance because of its really neat date. In early 2020, Scott and Ashley reached out. We chatted over the phone and hit it off. […]

January 5, 2021

Most Popular Wedding Date of 2020 Marriott Ranch Wedding

In early December, I hosted my annual 2020 Christmas Studio Minis in my brand new residential studio. I had the pleasure of working with familiar faces who all traveled from Northern Virginia. Seriously can’t tell you how thankful I am for them. Each session was 15 minutes and as you can imagine each session was […]

December 31, 2020

2020 Christmas Studio Minis

Thinking back to March when my 1st wedding of the year was supposed to be a 3 day celebration and the week prior to the wedding my couple was forced to postpone due to restrictions. I remember how much this news stung for me, the wedding industry, and of course my couple. I cried a […]

December 31, 2020

2020 Behind the Scenes

Oh sweet Roland!! I loved seeing and photographing Roland’s 6 Month Milestone Session. I hadn’t seen him since his newborn session! I get to watch him grow via Facebook so I was super excited to see him in person. Heidi and Danny came to my studio from Northern Virginia and we had a great time […]

December 4, 2020

Roland’s 6 Month Milestone Session

Sarah Botta Photography Fall Mini Sessions 2020 were so popular this year, I ended up doing two rounds of mini sessions! One day in Manassas near my old home and one day near Winchester. Funny enough, on the first day of mini sessions, I photographed a lot of other photographers and the second day of […]

November 26, 2020

Fall Mini Sessions 2020

With everything 2020 brought, postponed weddings were one of them. Joe and Reshmi had already been planning their wedding for 2 years when COVID shutdown the US in March. They made the incredibly difficult decision one week prior to their Osprey’s Woodbridge Virginia Wedding date to postpone until November. In the blink of an eye, […]

November 24, 2020

Osprey’s Woodbridge Virginia Wedding

Back in January, I first met Rowan. He was a tiny little thing at 3 months old! His mom and I met for coffee at a local coffee shop one a pretty warm January day in Woodbridge. We loved that our kids were 2 months apart. Fast forward through the beginning of COVID in March, […]

November 13, 2020

Rowan’s Wild One Cakesmash in Winchester