Ever since becoming a mom, I have a brand new appreciation for lifestyle sessions. I absolutely adore them!! A new mom spends so much time at home with her precious new baby so what’s not to love about all the snuggles and cuddles?! Capturing these precious memories forever has my heart! I had the honor […]

July 14, 2020

Julia’s Lifestyle Newborn Session with Big Brother Benjamin

Randy and Kathryn’s late fall Pond View Farm Wedding was such a chilly day but the sun was out so it was a picture perfect wedding day! Their ceremony had a beautiful pond in the background and they married under and surrounded by weeping willow trees. Fun fact, weeping willows are my favorite tree. This […]

May 20, 2020

Pond View Farm Wedding

My last session of the year and of the decade ended with this winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session with the most beautiful bride to be Marie-Elise and her fiancé Tom. The day was an especially chilly December day but you’d never know by their photos and Marie-Elise’s two absolutely stunning flowy dresses from LuLu’s.  […]

April 29, 2020

Winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement

In late 2017, I had a bride looking for an engagement and wedding photographer. Things worked out since then I’ve photographed their engagement session, traditional tea wedding ceremony, maternity session, and their newborn session! View all of their sessions in the links below. I absolutely adore Kori and Knan and am so happy that things […]

April 24, 2020

Newborn Alex 10 Days New

From the very first phone call I had with Hope, I felt like I made a friend. We immediately clicked and I was hoping that she and Brandon would book. Within one hour of our call she told me she wanted to move forward. I couldn’t wait to photograph her Rustic Brandy Hill Farm Fall […]

April 22, 2020

Rustic Brandy Hill Farm Fall Wedding

What a crazy beginning to spring we have had! I’m so thankful I was able to capture this Spring Woodbridge Cherry Blossom Maternity Session before Virginia’s governor ordered a stay-at-home Executive Order until June! The corona virus turned everyone’s lives upside down. For some it caused crazy anxiety. I can’t imagine being 35 weeks pregnant […]

April 17, 2020

Spring Woodbridge Cherry Blossom Maternity Session

Gradually blogging through weddings from late 2019 during this quarantine and this winter 48 Fields Wedding was one of my favorites! Sarah and Chris are the most down to earth and fun couple. See their engagement session here. Their wedding day was a gorgeous December day with lots of sunshine and love. From the florals […]

April 8, 2020

Winter 48 Fields Wedding

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby!! This is true for Heidi and Danny who I’ve had the pleasure of photographing their engagement, wedding, maternity session, and soon their newborn session!! I’m so thankful we were able to photograph their maternity session with the beautiful cherry blossoms at my secret location in Woodbridge. […]

April 3, 2020

Woodbridge Cherry Blossom Maternity Session

About two years ago, I photographed Eric and Emily’s wedding at Silverbrook Farm. Their wedding was filled with so much love and the most perfect details. Almost a year later, I hear from Emily letting me know she and Eric are expecting!! I was so honored to continue photographing this couple and their love. We photographed […]

April 1, 2020

Leesburg Maternity Session

Almost 2 years ago, I second shot a wedding at Silverbrook Farm. The lead photographer was friends with the couple but lived out of state. A few months ago, the bride Emily reached out to let me know she and Eric were expecting!! Now little William Claiborne is here and he is the sweetest little […]

March 20, 2020

William Claiborne 9 Days New

Friends! I’m back at it! For the last few months, I took a break from blogging. I had been working on rebranding which included launching a brand new website! Part of me was hesitant to blog because I didn’t know how swapping platforms would affect my blogs. Didn’t want to have to do the same […]

February 21, 2020

Elegant Stone Tower Winery Wedding

With so much focus on the bride for her wedding day, the groom is often left with a time and place to show up. He may or may not know what to bring or he may think he has packed everything but has forgotten something. Earlier this year, I was photographing bride and groom details […]

October 23, 2019

Wedding Day Check List for Grooms

Hello world. Meet Alexandria Grace Botta!! Photographing my own newborn is a moment I’ll never forget. I teared up a little when I photographed her at 4 days new because I just couldn’t believe she was mine and I was photographing MY baby. I’ve photographed countless newborns so this was extra special. I photographed Ally several […]

October 4, 2019

Alexandria Grace Botta – Sarah Botta Photography

Last year, when I first went full time as a photographer, I was often asked how I was able to be at home all day. It was definitely a change from commuting 3 hours everyday to my corporate job. I had so much time back in my day! I’d reply that even though I was […]

October 2, 2019

8 Tips For Productively Working From Home

Great Marsh Estate is, in my opinion, the most romantic wedding venue in Northern Virginia. When Adam and Lauren reached out and inquired about me photographing their wedding, I was beyond excited! I was finally going to photograph at my dream wedding venue. We photographed their engagement session in the fall of 2018 and stayed […]

September 30, 2019

Romantic Summer Great Marsh Estate Wedding