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

A few years ago I first met the Schutt family. Their son Jackson was only about 1 and of course they didn’t have their daughter yet. 2.5 years ago, I photographed sweet Emily’s newborn session, and every year I get to photograph their family session. This family session was filled with laughter and piggy back […]

September 27, 2019

Summer Family Session Manassas Battlefield

One thing I love about being a wedding photographer is helping my brides with the details of their wedding day. Most brides have never done this before and it can be pretty overwhelming. Part of my job as their photographer is to educate as well as capture every little detail. Before the wedding day, my […]

September 25, 2019

Gathering Your Bridal Details

I love seeing Noa every 3 months! She’s the prettiest little thing and I am fully obsessed with her hair. For Noa’s 9 Month Milestone session, we decided to do something a little different and do a strawberry milk bath session! It’s summer after all and what better way to celebrate your 9 month milestone […]

September 20, 2019

Noa’s 9 Month Strawberry Milestone

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Once brides get engaged and the wedding planning begins, the venue and date are typically the first two things they check off their list. Venues book fast so your wedding date will probably be determined by the availability of your dream venue. With so many things happening at once, you may forget […]

September 18, 2019

10 Things You Need To Know Before Booking Your Wedding Venue

Oh how I love this couple! I first met Kori and Nhan last fall, photographed their wedding, had the honor of capturing their maternity session and will be photographing their baby boy this fall. It’s so exciting watching couples become one and then become parents. They are the sweetest couple and are going to make […]

September 13, 2019

Manassas Battlefield Maternity Session

More than likely you’ve heard the phrase “unplugged ceremony.” What exactly does “unplugged ceremony” mean? A few months ago, we received my cousin’s wedding invitation. On her invitation it read she was requesting an unplugged ceremony. When my husband saw that phrase, he asked what exactly it meant. He thought it meant he would have […]

September 11, 2019

What exactly does “unplugged ceremony” mean?

Nora is such a hoot! She had the most beautiful pinwheel cake from Angel’s bakeshop and her mom got creative and made her fun gold pinwheels! Little miss had other plans. Instead of eating her cake she was much more interested in smashing it and painting the icing all over her legs. Every so often […]

September 6, 2019

Nora’s Pinwheel Cakesmash

Laura and David’s Manassas Battlefield Stone Bridge Engagement Session was filled with laughter from beginning to end. Laura kept saying how much fun she was having and how she was so excited I was taking their engagement photos. I feel like if Laura and David’s personalities were caught in an image, you’d see the twirl […]

September 4, 2019

Manassas Battlefield Stone Bridge Engagement Session

Having a sister is the best. I know because I have two younger sisters! This Studio Sister Session was so much fun to photograph. These two little girls were absolutely beautiful. I love their adorable matching outfits and their contagious smiles. They are about 15 months apart and I know will be the best of […]

August 30, 2019

Studio Sister Session

In July, I drove down to Richmond to meet Andrew and Nicole at Maymont Garden for their Summer Maymont Garden Engagement Session. This garden was so gorgeous I really could have photographed there all day especially with a couple like Andrew and Nicole. They are an absolute hoot!! They are easy going, fun, silly, and […]

August 28, 2019

Summer Maymont Garden Engagement Session