This July, Katie and Steven got married!! Their Summer COVID Rose Hill Manor Wedding was my first wedding in 2020. It had been 7 long months since photographing my last wedding in December. Words couldn’t express how much excitement I had leading up to this wedding. I had so much creative energy and couldn’t wait to get back into the swing of things. Now I won’t lie, in my mind I thought, “Will I even remember how to work my camera and know what to do?” I had been photographing Ally (all the time) and kept my details game sharp by photographing flay lays but still the thought popped into my head. After all it had been 7 months!! Almost all of my 2020 weddings postponed to 2021. Katie and Steven postponed from May to July so I was so happy to have a 2020 wedding.

Katie and Steven are the sweetest couple and after meeting their parents, know I know why. I felt so loved and respected at their wedding. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was so kind to me and my second shooter. It’s not that wedding guests are typically mean or rude it’s just that their guests went out of their way to talk to me and the overall vibe was incredibly kind and happy.

During the reception, Katie’s sister brought these notes that Katie wrote when she was a little girl. Her sister kept them knowing they were interesting notes and that one day they would be good to read at her wedding. The notes didn’t make much sense but everyone got a good laugh, even Katie.

Rose Hill Manor is nestled in a neighborhood right before you get too Luckett’s in Leesburg. Their reception area is white with tall ceilings which I absolutely love!! The bridal suite is large and there are 3 rooms they can choose to be in.

See my favorites from their wedding below. <3

Special thanks to the vendors who made Katie and Steven’s wedding so special!

Photographer: Sarah Botta Photography
Bridal Dress: Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Mens Warehouse
Rings: Masica Diamonds
Planner: The Manors
Catering: The Manors
Florals: Rick’s Flowers
HMU: Alison Harper & Co
Cake: Sweets by Sara S
Invitations: Minted
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band
Venue: Rose Hill Manor

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Sarah Botta is a Virginia based wedding and portrait photographer whose work can be described as romantic, elegant, and classic. Sarah specializes in capturing people’s stories and building connections with each client to help tell their story. Sarah has photographed over 100 weddings across Virginia and Maryland from elaborate estate mansions to rustic wineries. Her natural timeless style shines brightest with outdoor locations. Sarah is available for travel and is passport ready.

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This is where I love sharing recent weddings, sessions, and tips & tricks for helping you plan your wedding. When I'm not capturing a wedding day or portraits, you'll find me enjoying the outdoors, photographing my kids, working on a project, or watching The Office with my husband. My passion is telling stories of marriage to motherhood and I hope I get to tell yours. 


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