THE BLOG

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

Great Marsh Estate is the prettiest wedding venue I’ve ever been to so I love that Hana and I were able to swap maternity and mommy and me sessions in July. Click here to see the maternity images she photographed. We were extremely lucky with cooler temps and didn’t have to photograph each other in […]

August 23, 2019

Great Marsh Estate Mommy and Me Session

Some days the weather just doesn’t work in your favor or does it? Joe and Reshmi were in town from Rhode Island and we were scheduled to photograph their Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session. Unfortunately, the weather was calling for rain and there was no way around it. As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work!” That’s […]

August 21, 2019

Rainy Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session

It’s not everyday you get to photograph your niece! This miracle had so much prayer over her even before she was born. The Botta family waited and waited for this blessing to happen and we are so unbelievably grateful she is here and healthy. 10 Day Brooke Isabelle was born July 1st and weighed about 6.5 […]

August 16, 2019

10 Day Brooke Isabelle Newborn Session

This Summer Woodlands at Algonkian Wedding was a first for me for two reasons. One – none of this wedding (ceremony or reception) were spoken in English and two – the days leading up to this wedding, all you heard on the news and radio was how hot it was going to be over the […]

August 14, 2019

Summer Woodlands at Algonkian Wedding

Blogging this session is so surreal to me! Through this pregnancy, I’ve often stopped and thought, “Is this really happening? Is this a dream? Am I really pregnant?” During my baby shower I stopped several times because I couldn’t believe it was real. It’s the most magical feeling! I’ve been so blessed that this pregnancy […]

August 9, 2019

Sarah Botta Photography Maternity Session

Ben and Catherine got just engaged in May! They are so in love and can’t wait to get married so in December they are getting married!! I am so thankful our paths crossed and I was able to capture their Summer Manassas Battlefield Engagement. They were so much fun to hang with and photograph. For […]

August 7, 2019

Summer Manassas Battlefield Engagement