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

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

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

What an interesting year it has been. 2020 has been tough for a lot of people. Though it’s been a tough year, some really great things have come out of the year. For the Odle family, they brought their precious little boy, Ford, home to their gorgeous Chip and Joanna look-a-like farm house in Winchester. […]

September 8, 2020

Winchester Front Porch Session

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

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

A little over a year ago, I photographed Mallory and Chad’s maternity images. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of photographing their sweet newborn session, Christmas photos, and now family photos at Bon Air Park Rose Garden for George’s first year! It’s hard to believe how fast time goes by. George has lots of energy […]

July 19, 2019

Family Photos at Bon Air Park Rose Garden

The time has come to say goodbye to another NOVA family as they start their new journey in another state. I loved capturing their farewell family session in Old Town Alexandria. In this area I feel like it’s inevitable. Families are always moving here and moving away a few years later. Over the last two […]

June 28, 2019

Farewell Family Session in Old Town Alexandria

In early January, I spent my Saturday morning with the sweetest family and photographed their Bethesda Lifestyle Session. Sweet Natalie just turned 1 year old and when I walked in their home, there were snowflakes hanging on the ceiling. Natalie’s birthday theme was “winter ONEderland”. I must admit it felt pretty magical walking into a […]

January 18, 2019

Bethesda Lifestyle Session

This year’s 2018 Fall Mini Sessions were such a hit they sold out in a day! Mini sessions only happen twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, with the fall being most popular. Everyone loves getting an updated family photo for their Christmas cards and a mini session is the perfect opportunity. […]

December 12, 2018

2018 Fall Mini Sessions

That’s a wrap!! This year’s Lakeridge Christmas Studio Sessions were a hit! It featured a white antique bed with Christmas garland and fun Christmas pillows. I was able to meet so many new families and photograph the cutest kiddos! I secretly hope that I receive a Christmas card from each family, hehe. Everyone was so […]

December 10, 2018

Lakeridge Christmas Studio Sessions

I love the Day family! I met Bel at my day job a few years back and over the years I’ve had the honor of photographing their engagement and maternity sessions and photograph their family every year in the fall. Emmaline’s birthday is in the fall and this year was extra special because she is […]

October 29, 2018

Jones Point Park 3 Year Birthday Portraits

It’s that time of year! Saturday is the first official day of fall which means you’re about to see a lot more family sessions on the blog. Let’s start with my family! I enjoy getting to photograph my bother and sister in love every year. It’s become a tradition where we photograph their family photos […]

September 21, 2018

Fall Family Session at Leesylvania State Park

Every mother should have gorgeous images of her and her daughter. When Raiza had this Summer Garden Mommy and Me Session in mind, I was beyond excited to capture these precious images for her! I am not a mom but I know this is exactly what I will want when I become a mom. Matching […]

August 31, 2018

Summer Garden Mommy and Me Session

Getting to photograph families again is such an honor. I first met the Sammon’s family last fall when their youngest daughter Evalee was born. I photographed the girls again for their Christmas portraits and now I got to photograph the whole family outdoors for their Summer Leesylvania State Park Family Session! Blake and Mandie have […]

August 10, 2018

Summer Leesylvania State Park Family Session

Leesylvania State Park Family Session with Woodbridge family photographer Sarah Botta Photography