Back in January, I first met Rowan. He was a tiny little thing at 3 months old! His mom and I met for coffee at a local coffee shop one a pretty warm January day in Woodbridge. We loved that our kids were 2 months apart. Fast forward through the beginning of COVID in March, […]

November 13, 2020

Rowan’s Wild One Cakesmash in Winchester

Happy 1st Birthday Alexandria Grace!! I can’t believe I officially have a 1 year old. This little redhead is a wild one! It was a tough road getting to a year but my goodness is she so much fun now. Her personality is hilarious just like her Dad’s and she looks just like him. Before […]

October 30, 2020

Happy 1st Birthday Alexandria Grace

Nora is such a hoot! She had the most beautiful pinwheel cake from Angel’s bakeshop and her mom got creative and made her fun gold pinwheels! Little miss had other plans. Instead of eating her cake she was much more interested in smashing it and painting the icing all over her legs. Every so often […]

September 6, 2019

Nora’s Pinwheel Cakesmash

A few weeks back, I tried my hand at creating a balloon garland! It’s something I had been wanting to try and thought creating a balloon garland for my baby shower would be the perfect opportunity. It was easy to do, looked fantastic, and I didn’t want to get rid of it. I told my […]

August 2, 2019

Sabrina’s Balloon Garland Cakesmash

Mark is 1 year old, all boy, and all country! I love that his mom wanted to do a John Deere Cakesmash. As soon as she sat Mark’s toy tractors down, he was playing all over the floor. He absolutely loves his tractors and country music, especially Luke Combs. He has great taste in music! […]

June 21, 2019

John Deere Cakesmash

When Kristen told me she had the cutest red, white, and blue outfit for Kinsely’s portraits, I knew I needed to come up with a super cute 4th of July theme to go along with it. Kinsley’s birthday is in June but close enough to the 4th of July, right? I love the 4th of […]

May 31, 2019

4th of July Cakesmash

This might be my favorite cakesmash to date!! I had so much fun finding the florals for this unique floral backdrop for Colette’s 1 Year Floral Cakesmash in Woodbridge. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but once I kept adding florals, I loved the results. The naked cake made the setup even more […]

May 17, 2019

1 Year Floral Cakesmash in Woodbridge VA

How does time pass so fast? A whole year has come and gone since I first met Esmeralda and her family. Esmeralda is my first Grow with Me baby I’ve photographed from newborn to 1 year! For her 1 year session, mom gave me complete control of the theme. Since I’ve never photographed a donut […]

January 25, 2019

1 Year Donut Smash

In early January, I spent my Saturday morning with the sweetest family and photographed their Bethesda Lifestyle Session. Sweet Natalie just turned 1 year old and when I walked in their home, there were snowflakes hanging on the ceiling. Natalie’s birthday theme was “winter ONEderland”. I must admit it felt pretty magical walking into a […]

January 18, 2019

Bethesda Lifestyle Session

Oh sweet Luna. How is it possible that you’re already a year old? I have loved getting to photograph every single session with you over the past year. Luna was one of my first Grow with Me babies and I photographed several sessions with her family through the year as well! Her Mom and I […]

January 11, 2019

1 Year Simple Studio Cakesmash in Woodbridge VA

When Erin reached out about having me photograph her Twin Girls Cakesmash I was pumped!! I had been wanting to photograph a twin cakesmash. What’s cuter than 1 one year old? 2 of course!! We set up the cutest, girliest setup with lots of fun colors. You only turn one once, so you have to […]

November 30, 2018

Twin Girls Cakesmash Woodbridge Virginia

When Denise told me she was having a nature themed cakesmash at Cabell’s Mill for Arlo’s 1st birthday, I was super exited! I’ve not gotten to photograph this theme before but have always wanted to! Denise had a naked cake made for Arlo and even purchased the most adorable “1” cake topper. There is a little […]

May 23, 2018

Nature Themed Cakesmash at Cabell’s Mill

Cabill's Mill outdoor 1 year Cakesmash with Northern Virginia Family Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

As I was driving one day, I looked over and spotted this little field at an intersection in Woodbridge with a bunch of cherry blossoms and I thought to myself I have to have a session there! Sure, it’s in the middle of town at an intersection and it’s not very secluded like a park […]

May 3, 2018

Woodbridge Cherry Blossom Family Session

Woodbridge Virginia family session in Lakeridge Virginia with Sarah Botta Photography

A year ago Norah June came into my studio for her newborn photos. In the blink of an eye a year passed and she’s turning one! Now I get to photograph her Watermelon Milestone Cakesmash! I’ve gotten to see Norah’s sweet smile throughout the year on Facebook. She is so beautiful just like her mom! […]

May 2, 2018

Watermelon Milestone Cakesmash Woodbridge Virginia

Watermelon themed 1st Year cakesmash in Woodbridge Virginia with Sarah Botta Photography

The happiest little boy came to visit me again in the studio for his 1 Year Studio Cakesmash in Woodbridge VA. Since Landry has a fall birthday his mom wanted to have a fall themed set up. His mom and I both love fall, like a lot, so we ended up having 3 different set […]

December 12, 2017

1 Year Studio Cakesmash in Woodbridge VA

Studio First Year Cakesmash in Woodbridge VA at Sarah Botta Photography