Hello! My name is Sarah Botta and I am a Wedding and Portrait Photographer. The feel of a 4x6 image in my hands reliving captured memories is what lead to me falling in love with photography when I was only 6! It wasn’t until after I got married in 2013, I turned my love for photography into a business. My style is romantic, elegant, classic portraits full of beautiful light. When I’m not photographing anything you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee either from a local coffee shoppe or on the couch with my husband and daughter, exploring the great outdoors, swimming or skiing. I’m known for smiling a lot, being adventurous, enjoying and adapting to any situation. I adore working with adventurous, head-over-heels in love couples and can’t wait to tell your story.
On my blog I share my recent work, wedding planning tips, as well as stories from my latest travels and adventures.
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In the beginning of 2018, I started writing my dream wedding venue list, got busy blogging weddings and sessions and finally coming back to it now. The funny thing is that in that timeframe I booked weddings at two of my dream wedding venues listed below!! I will be photographing at Great Marsh Estate and Rust Manor House in 2019!! Can I get a hallelujah?!
As you can tell from my dream wedding venue list, I love venues that take full advantage of natural surrounding beauty.
Brides, if you’re recently engaged and searching for Virginia wedding venues, here are a few amazingly gorgeous venues to visit. schedule your tour asap because a few of these venues book 2 years in advance!
Pippin Hill Farm: Located in North Garden, Virginia near Charlottesville, is one of America’s best wedding venues in 2018 from Bride’s Magazine. Pippin Hill hosts stunning weddings year-round, taking advantage of various indoor/outdoor venues, depending on the weather. Facilities are versatile and accommodating, designed to maximize spring and summer’s open-air freshness and fall and winter’s crisp light and cozy warmth. Wedding packages are all inclusive which include comprehensive event services, including tables, chairs, linens, and dinnerware.
Great Marsh Estate: Located in Bealton, Virginia 1 hour outside of Washington D.C., is a Georgian Estate wedding venue on a breathtaking 121 acre property in the heart of Virginia. The Stable, chic reception venue for up to 200 guests, was just completed this summer. Weekend rentals include setup of all tables, chairs, and linens. The Stable is climate controlled and includes indoor restroom facilities.
Big Spring Farm: Located in Lexington, Virginia boasting a restored barn, mountain views, and a 10-acre lake formed by one of Virginia’s largest natural springs (namesake, The Big Spring). Specializing in one-of-a-kind barn weddings offering a timeless, upscale space with a rustic flare.
Rust Manor House: Located in Leesburg, Virginia is a superb historic mansion in Leesburg, Virginia managed by NOVA Parks nestled in a 68-acre nature sanctuary. The venue rents a fully-equipped air conditioned tent able to accommodate up to 200 people. You also have access to the manor’s parlor, dining room, library and surrounding gardens for your ceremony and reception.
Raspberry Plain Manor: Located in Leesburg, Virginia is a traditional manor house that can accommodate all of your guests in one room and allows you to use any caterer of your choice. Image Credit: Alicia Lacey Photography.
The Seclusion: Located near Lexington, VA is Virginia’s newest wedding venue which is currently under construction and taking reservations for 2019. Nestled on 72 private acres in the majestic mountains of the Shenandoah Valley, The Seclusion’s elegant barn venue gives breathtaking panoramic views of Virginia’s beauty and luxurious amenities for your special event. Image is artist rendering.
Sarah Botta is a Northern Virginia based wedding photographer whose work can be described as organic, natural, and timeless. Sarah specializes in capturing people’s stories and building connections with each client to help tell their story. Sarah has photographed over 30 weddings across Virginia and Maryland from elegant winery ceremonies to rustic barn receptions. Her natural timeless style shines brightest with outdoor locations. Sarah is available for travel and is passport ready.
September 14, 2018