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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On a cool, crisp Friday morning, I drove to Bowie for a Bowie Maryland Lifestyle Newborn Session. The leaves were red, the sun was shining, and the air was brisk. As I was driving, I was thinking how honored I was to photograph Creighton’s first few days of life. A few years prior, I had photographed Sabrina and Michael’s engagement session. It’s amazing to now have to opportunity to photograph their family of 4!!
When I arrived for their lifestyle session, I almost immediately made a new friend. Della, their almost 2 year old daughter. Della hugged my leg and wanted to show me all of her dresses. She then showed me her bed, her toys, and of course her new baby brother, Creighton. Creighton made his grand entrance into the world 8 days prior. He was a cute little man!! Sabrina had loved the idea of this lifestyle session for months so I knew it had to be perfect. We spoke back and forth over calls and emails about how to best prepare for her lifestyle session. The what to wear, where photos will be taken, getting an idea of what their home looked like and going from there. You can see an FAQ page on my website full of questions and answers about newborn sessions here.
Creighton’s newborn session took place in his nursery and in the master bedroom. I was able to get a lot of cute shots of Creighton laying in his crib while Della watched. Della was so curious about everything and then wanted to hold my camera to take photos also. She’s adorable! By the end of the session Della was giving me hugs and kisses on the cheek. I asked her if she could be my best friend. She said “yes” so I’d say it was a pretty successful session, haha.
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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 and is passport ready.
December 5, 2017