Sarah Botta Photography offers lifestyle or studio newborn sessions, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, and one-year milestone sessions in the studio. Maternity and family sessions are also available. If you're interested in a mini session (only offered twice a year spring and fall), please reach out to [email protected] and you'll be added to the wait list.
Keep your memories preserved as your family grows in the years after marriage. My lifestyle approach is very relaxed and playful. I want to capture your family how you truly are in your natural environment, fun, free, and full of life! And don't worry about having a picture-perfect home. As long as you've got windows and natural light, we are good to go.
I can't say enough positive things about Sarah- she was a pleasure to work with for our engagement/wedding/maternity and newborn. We were so comfortable with her, and she did a great job getting to know us and ensuring our photos and experience was true to us. She was reliable, responsive and so prompt with preparing our photos. And, we absolutely love our photos! Sarah captured ALL of our big life events perfectly, and I know that we will cherish them forever!
"We were so comfortable with her, and she did a great job getting to know us and ensuring our photos and experience was true to us."
Kori & Knan
We wanted to have family cherry blossom session taken. I showed my husband the albums of several photographers and he selected Sarah. If you've ever done cherry blossom pics, it's a major hassle determining when they will bloom - so our date was changed several times. Each time Sarah was very accommodating. On the day of our morning session, Sarah worked wonders. We got so many amazing shots in our mini session. She was both professional and friendly. Our finished photos were completed fast and we literally love every photo!
"Sarah worked wonders. We got so many amazing shots in our mini session."
I don't even know where to start! Sarah is nothing but AMAZING! I took my 11 day old daughter to Sarah for her newborn session. As a first time parent I was so worried that our baby girl wouldn't cooperate and didn't know what to expect. As soon as we handed our baby girl to Sarah it was show time! We were able to sit on her couch, watch the behind the scenes and enjoy delicious snacks! I HIGHLY recommend Sarah to any parent looking for a newborn photographer! She's so sweet but most importantly the way she handles the babies is precious! We love our newborn pictures and will cherish them forever!
"Sarah's so sweet but most importantly the way she handles the babies is precious."
Where are you located?
I live in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Do you travel?
Yes! For sessions within a 20-mile radius of 22192 Woodbridge, VA is included in your session. Beyond that your session location will determine travel costs based on mileage, which would be applied to your final balance.
Where will our session take place?
The location of your session really depends on your vision for the portraits! While newborn portraits take place my residential studio or in your home, we will work together to find the right spot for your maternity, newborn, or family portraits.
When is the best time to schedule my maternity and/or newborn photos?
It is best to inquire and book a date before the halfway period of your pregnancy so I can make sure to prioritize your baby's arrival. Maternity portraits taken place between week 26-34 and newborn portraits should be taken within 14 days of arrival!
How do you describe your style?
Light, airy, joyful, romantic, and whimsical.
What are your tips for families looking to hire their photographer?
It is important that you connect with the photographer. Quality > quantity, ALWAYS! Photography is an investment. These are your precious memories, and it is important that you trust your photographer, you connect with them, and they make you feel comfortable and confident! Find someone whose style and personality you love!
What is your turnaround time for sessions?
Portrait sessions are typically delivered within four weeks.
How long will our session last?
Full sessions last up to an hour, giving your family plenty of time to enjoy the giggling and smiling together! Studio newborn sessions last between 2-3 hours giving plenty of time for setup changes and feedings. During that time parents can enjoy WiFi, snacks, or a nap on the couch.
What happens if it rains?
Should there be inclement weather such as rain, snow, ice, etc. I will call you to reschedule.
After the session, will I have the right to print my photos?
Absolutely! Once I have completed your photos, I will send over a downloadable online gallery link of the high resolution files for you to share and print!
How are images delivered to us?
Digital images in a private online gallery that is available for download in high resolution.
How can we book you as our photographer?
Send me an email to let me know you're interested in a session. Once you've selected your session you will be sent a contract. A signed contract and non-refundable 50% retainer is required to book your session. The remaining balance is due a week prior to your session.
What is the best way to get in touch with you?
Email! I have a little one at home, so email is the best way to reach me.