Exactly three years ago, I photographed my first Silverbrook Farm Virginia Wedding. I remember the date well because it was the exact date I went full time in my photography business. As I pulled into Silverbrook Farm it all hit me. All of the opportunities, all of the people, and everything I’ve learned in the […]

July 23, 2021

Silverbrook Farm Virginia Wedding

Andrew, Nicole and I go back to what seems like forever ago! We photographed their engagement session in 2019. They were originally supposed to get married in 2020; however, we all know how 2020 went. Two postponements and a venue change later, we made it!! Even during toasts, no one thought this day would ever […]

July 22, 2021

Birkby House Virginia Wedding

When Leana and Edwin’s Morais Vineyard Virginia Wedding inquiry initially came through and I saw they were getting married at Morais Vineyards, I could barely contain my excitement. I had wanted to photograph at Morais but hadn’t had the opportunity just yet. Once Leana and I chatted on the phone about their wedding, I knew […]

July 20, 2021

Morais Vineyard Virginia Wedding

With intimate weddings on the rise, I wanted to do a Garden Inspired Intimate Wedding. I started scrolling through Instagram and came across the Ballenger Farm. Immediately, I loved the stone wall the farm. The stone wall was the inspiration to this Ballenger Farm Garden Inspired Intimate Wedding. Site Visit The first time I visited […]

June 8, 2021

Ballenger Farm Garden Inspired Intimate Wedding

Inspired Ballenger Farm Intimate Wedding

At the end of 2019, I really wanted to plan and photograph an inspiration shoot at the Red Fox Inn. When I set my mind to do something, I go all in. I got straight to work and came up with a theme, design board, found all the vendors, selected the date, models, and The […]

June 1, 2021

Inspiration Shoot Red Fox Inn

Inspiration Shoot at the Red Fox Inn

The Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria is such a gorgeous venue for intimate weddings. Cassie and Jimmy said “I Do” during their Intimate Carlyle House Wedding on May 15th. They were surrounded by their closest family and friends in the back garden on a gorgeous Spring day. For those who weren’t able to attend […]

May 25, 2021

Intimate Carlyle House Wedding

Intimite Carlyle House Wedding Sarah Botta Photography

As you may have seen, I’ve recently been printing quite a few wedding albums and now I’m designing Ally’s first year album. With all the album orders and designs happening lately, I thought I’d share a few images of a recent wedding album design and a story that made me realize how important it is to […]

February 18, 2021

A Wedding album today. A family heirloom forever.

Last year because of the government shutdown, Nicole and Thomas weren’t able to have their dream wedding at the RiverView at Occoquan. They ended up eloping in southern Virginia and now I’m finding myself enjoying couple’s sessions I have with them this year. This first session was a fun couple’s session and a 30th birthday […]

February 16, 2021

Couple’s Session

Now that editing is caught up, the holidays are over, and I’m getting back into the swing of things, I thought it be a great time to catch up on blogging! First up is this incredibly stunning Great Marsh Warrenton VA Film Maternity Session for Weddings by Hana. I’m sure you’ve seen her pop up […]

January 15, 2021

Great Marsh Warrenton VA Film Maternity Session

Instagram is fantastic for so many reasons. Just like brides, wedding professionals also search through Instagram hashtags for local vendors. I had searched high and low to find a wedding planner whose style and vision were similar to mine and I came across Karen Ducketts Events. I was blown away by her style: classic, romantic, and […]

January 12, 2021

3 Day Blush Styled Shoot Collaboration

Last year before COVID seemed to be a thing, everyone was booked for the most popular wedding date of 2020 which was 10/10/2020. It seemed to have booked 2 years in advance because of its really neat date. In early 2020, Scott and Ashley reached out. We chatted over the phone and hit it off. […]

January 5, 2021

Most Popular Wedding Date of 2020 Marriott Ranch Wedding

Thinking back to March when my 1st wedding of the year was supposed to be a 3 day celebration and the week prior to the wedding my couple was forced to postpone due to restrictions. I remember how much this news stung for me, the wedding industry, and of course my couple. I cried a […]

December 31, 2020

2020 Behind the Scenes

With everything 2020 brought, postponed weddings were one of them. Joe and Reshmi had already been planning their wedding for 2 years when COVID shutdown the US in March. They made the incredibly difficult decision one week prior to their Osprey’s Woodbridge Virginia Wedding date to postpone until November. In the blink of an eye, […]

November 24, 2020

Osprey’s Woodbridge Virginia Wedding

Laura and David are MARRIED! I am seriously SO honored to have photographed their day. On their wedding day celebration at Marriott Ranch, they had already been married for one year! So on their one year anniversary they celebrated with all of their family and friends. They had a beautiful fall wedding with the most […]

November 6, 2020

Wedding Day Celebration at Marriott Ranch

This July, Katie and Steven got married!! Their Summer COVID Rose Hill Manor Wedding was my first wedding in 2020. It had been 7 long months since photographing my last wedding in December. Words couldn’t express how much excitement I had leading up to this wedding. I had so much creative energy and couldn’t wait […]

October 13, 2020

Summer COVID Rose Hill Manor Wedding