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.
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Last Fall, I photographed my annual fall mini sessions. I met new families and couples as well as photographed my loyal clients who come back each year. One of my new mini session couples, Kori and Nhan were planning their Vietnamese wedding in January and wanted me to be their photographer. Unfortunately, I was outside their photography budget. Kori decided a mini session in her reception wedding dress would be the perfect way to have her wedding portraits taken by me.
Little did Nhan know, Kori’s dress in these photos was just out of 3 wedding dresses she would be wearing on their wedding day. This was her reception dress. She would also be wearing her traditional Vietnamese dress and a surprise wedding dress for Nhan. This was a first, photographing an engaged couple in their wedding attire. Not going to lie, I loved it!
Kori was a trooper! “Anything for the photos” she said. You can’t tell bit it was very cold in the photos and in some of the photos like the twirling images, she is barefoot!
My mini sessions are only 15 minutes so I was so sad when those 15 minutes were over. I adore this couple! They are so beautiful together and were such a joy to capture. When they received their photos, Kori and Nhan loved them so much Kori knew she had to have me photograph her wedding no matter what. Fast forward a few months and I photographed their wedding! Click the link below to view their traditional Vietnamese wedding inside their new home.
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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 rustic outdoor ceremonies to elaborate estate mansion receptions. Her natural timeless style shines brightest with outdoor locations. Sarah is available for travel and is passport ready.
January 23, 2019