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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

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

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?

As you’re searching for your wedding photographer, you’ve probably come across multiple photographers who include a second shooter in their wedding collection. I’m sure thoughts like “Do I really need a second shooter?” or “What’s the purpose of a second shooter?” have crossed your mind. In my initial phone call with my couples, I go […]

February 27, 2019

Reasons Why You Need A Second Shooter

You’ve probably heard me say over and over that next weekend is my first wedding of the year!! I just can’t help but share- I’m so excited! This is one of my favorite times of year where I am full of motivation and inspiration as I start a new fresh wedding season! And I am […]

January 9, 2019

A Look at my 2019 Wedding Season

What an incredible 2018!! I announced in June that I would be going full time and it was the best decision! I’ve had so much more time to dedicate to my couples, serve them well, and get to know them better. I already feel like I’m good friends with my couples and I’m honestly going […]

December 19, 2018

2018 Behind the Scenes Sarah Botta Photography

Now that we just had Thanksgiving, we are going to start seeing a lot of engagements this holiday season! November through February is statistically when most couples get engaged with December being the #1 month couples get engaged. Soon after you say “yes!” questions like “did you choose a date” and “did you find your dress” […]

November 28, 2018

How to find the perfect wedding photographer

As brides and and groom’s plan their wedding timeline with me and get ready for their wedding day, a few questions often come up. Questions like what side does the boutonnière go on and how do I put it on? A few of these questions I hear at every wedding and others only once or […]

October 12, 2018

7 Commonly Asked Wedding Questions

As wonderful as your big day, and the days leading up to it will be, it might also be a bit stressful. Trying to make your final wedding details all come together can be overwhelming. Read my top 5 Ways to Destress During Wedding Week! 1. Treat Yourself. Nothing beats a spa day with your […]

September 26, 2018

5 Ways to Destress During Wedding Week

When couples book their wedding/ engagement session with me, one of the first questions I used to receive is what should I wear? This blog post is all about that question, “What to Wear for your Engagement Session.” When I say I used to hear this question a lot I mean I don’t hear it anymore! […]

June 22, 2018

What to Wear for your Engagement Session

SHOULD I HAVE A FIRST LOOK? I’ve received this question several times since becoming a wedding photographer. It’s 2018 and things are different in the wedding world than they used to be. Brides are ditching their veils, ditching the garter toss, having donuts instead of cake, and having first looks. So what exactly is a […]

June 1, 2018

Should I Have a First Look

Have you ever seen those cute little questionnaires on Facebook or instastories where it asks questions like do you prefer chocolate or vanilla or what’s one word you’re friends would say you say too often? I thought it be super fun to have a “Get to Know Sarah Botta Photography – Virginia Wedding Photographer” blog […]

April 25, 2018

Get to Know Sarah Botta Photography – Virginia Wedding Photographer

Congratulations! You’re engaged. Whether you’ve waited for this moment for months, years and years, or it was a complete shock, here are a few important things you should do once you’re engaged. These things don’t necessarily need to be done in a specific order; however, they are important things to do once you’re engaged. 1. […]

April 11, 2018

Important Things To Do Once You Get Engaged

Behind the scenes images are always fun. I personally love seeing other’s behind the scenes images because they allow to you see the person behind the camera. I thought I’d share a few behind the scenes images of Sarah Botta Photography with you! Over the last 2 years, my second shooters have captured me at […]

March 21, 2018

Virginia Wedding Photographer | Behind the Scenes

Sarah Botta Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer

Wedding season is about to begin! Everything you’ve worked so hard on planning is about to come together. You’re filled with emotions and are so completely ready to be married to your best friend. When it comes to family formals after the ceremony, it can be very overwhelming. You just got married, all of your family wants […]

March 14, 2018

How to Smoothly Go Through Family Formals