While Kayla and her mom were in town from Texas, I finally got the chance to meet them! Kayla and I had talked on the phone, emailed back and forth and I couldn’t wait to meet her in person. As soon as I meet her and her mom I knew I was going to love her! Kayla was fun, super sweet, and filled with joy. She gushed over Gabe, the proposal, and her gorgeous wedding plans so far! Gabe had proposed almost a year prior but since he was away serving our country, Kayla and her mom were planning the wedding. While they were in Virginia, they were able to see the venue they booked,find a baker and florist and all the fun wedding planning before heading back to Texas.

Fast forward two months I got to meet Gabe!! We meet at Leesylvania State Park for Kayla and Gabe’s engagement session. The day was absolutely gorgeous, arguably the most beautiful day we have had all year so the park was packed!! Luckily, Leesylvania State Park is also huge!! We walked past family reunions, picnics, baby shower, and even a wedding reception and found perfect locations for their romantic engagement photos. My favorite location was definitely by the water! Love the beach vibe even though it’s a river!

Photographing Kayla and Gabe was a lot of fun! They are a super fun couple, playing jokes on each other, making silly faces, and enjoying the moment! I received a text the next morning from Kayla telling me how much fun they had and how they couldn’t stop talking out their engagement session. I am so thankful for couples like them! Looking forward to photographing their fall wedding in October at the Marriott Ranch!

To see more recent engagement sessions, click here.
To view their wedding, click here.

Sarah Botta is a Northern Virginia based newborn and 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. Her residential newborn studio is located in Woodbridge, VA where she photographs newborns ages 4-12 days new.

Sarah has photographed over 30 weddings across Virginia and Maryland from rustic barn ceremonies to elaborate golf course receptions. Her natural timeless style shines brightest with outdoor locations.

Sarah is available for travel worldwide and is passport ready.