The best compliment you can give your photographer is by referring your friends and family! That’s how I met the Collins family. The Collins go to church with the Anderson family who I’ve photographed for the last few years. During the Collins Manassas Battlefield Family Session, I found out that they used to live a […]

December 28, 2017

Manassas Battlefield Family Session

Woodbridge VA Family photographer with Northern VA Family Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

In September I had a few 2017 Studio Christmas Mini Session inquiries. Man those clients were super on tops of things! At that time my mind was focused on fall sessions. I hadn’t ever thought about doing Studio Christmas Mini’s and I’m not even sure why. Once October came around and even more inquiries came in […]

December 21, 2017

2017 Studio Christmas Mini Sessions

Studio Christmas Mini Sessions in Woodbridge VA at Sarah Botta Photography

As I was driving down the road one day, I get a call from a number that popped up from Texas. I was’t going to answer because I honestly thought it was a telemarketer. I had been receiving a lot of telemarketing calls lately and figured it was just one more. When I answered the […]

December 19, 2017

Woodbridge VA Studio Newborn Photographer

Woodbridge VA Newborn Studio Photographer with Northern VA Newborn Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

I meet the Brown family at Leesylvania State Park Family Session Woodbridge a few days before Halloween. Jessica and Richard met me in the parking lot with their son Greyson who was a little shy at first. I started asking Greyson about Halloween since it was just around the corner. There was a lot of […]

December 14, 2017

Leesylvania State Park Family Session Woodbridge

Woodbridge VA Family Photographer with Northern VA Family Photographer 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

In October, Arad’s parents inquired about his first birthday session. They wanted to include family photos and end with a vintage airplane/ adventure themed studio cakesmash. How cute is this theme?! I was so excited for this session I made a historic map banner the night before the session! I thought it would be a […]

December 8, 2017

Vintage Airplane/ Adventure Themed Studio Cakesmash in Woodbridge VA

Studio First Year Cakesmash in Woodbridge VA at Sarah Botta Photography

Every year since 2011 I’ve gotten an email from the Pifer family wanting to schedule their annual family photos. We usually schedule their family session in my hometown when I am in town for either Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years. This year we scheduled their family session in Edinburg, Virginia, a very special place in […]

December 7, 2017

Family Session Edinburg Virginia

Edinburg VA family session with Northern Virginia Family Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

On a fall Sunday evening, I met Robbie and Hillary for the first time for their Jones Point Park Engagement Session. The October evening was absolutely gorgeous and Jones Point Park was the most packed I had ever seen it. During their session I counted 7 other photographers at the park! Yes, you read that […]

December 6, 2017

Jones Point Park Engagement Session

Alexandria VA engagement photographer with Northern VA Wedding Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Creighton Michael 8 Days New (Newborn) 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. […]

December 5, 2017

Bowie Maryland Lifestyle Newborn Session

Bowie MD Lifestyle Newborn Photographer with Northern VA Newborn Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Gabe and Kayla’s fall wedding at Marriott Ranch in Hume VA was incredibly gorgeous. If you’re a bride searching for a venue, I highly recommend checking this place out! I’m writing this a few days after their wedding and I’m still thinking about how gorgeous their wedding day was! Everything about Kayla and Gabe’s wedding was absolutely perfect […]

November 14, 2017

Marriott Ranch VA Wedding

Marriott Ranch Wedding in Hume Va by Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Summer Engagement Session at Jones Point Park I’ve enjoyed getting to know Sam and Nick over these last few months! We first met over coffee in Woodbridge at my to go Starbucks. We talked about their wedding plans so far and what they were looking for in their engagement and wedding photographer. At the end […]

October 24, 2017

Nick and Samantha Jones Point Park (Engagement)

Virginia engagement photographer Sarah Botta Photography photographs engaged couple smiling in Alexandria, Virginia

Holly originally contacted me about two weeks after she and Kevin got engaged. I had the opportunity to get to know her and Kevin, how they met, what they do, and hear about their wedding plans so far. I was super excited to meet them in person! We scheduled their engagement session at Jones Point […]

October 17, 2017

Jones Point Park VA Engagement

Alexandria VA engagement session with Northern Virginia Engagement Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Words cannot describe how honored I feel that Kevin and Bry flew me to Minnesota to photograph their engagement photos last week!! What an exciting trip! I had never been to Minnesota before so I was beyond pumped to visit a new state, fly on a plane again, and have an adventure. While I was […]

October 3, 2017

Destination Engagement in Shadow Falls Park MN

Blaine MN engagement session with Northern Virginia Engagement Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Newborn Grant Connor 12 Days New Lifestyle Session Newborn lifestyle sessions are quickly becoming one of my favorite sessions to photograph because each newborn lifestyle session tells such a unique story. Each client and their home is different so I love coming into their home, their safe place, and photographing them with their new precious […]

October 3, 2017

Grant Connor 12 Days New (Newborn)

Newborn nursery in Dumfries VA by Virginia newborn photographer Sarah Botta Photography

In 2017, all the brides and grooms that booked me as their wedding photographer lived in other states but were getting married in Virginia. Crazy right? Couples drove from Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, etc. to Virginia for their engagement session. One couple even flew me to Minnesota to photograph their engagement photos!! Why? Because I was able […]

September 28, 2017

The Importance of Engagement Sessions