You’ve probably heard me say over and over that next weekend is my first wedding of the year!! I just can’t help but share- I’m so excited! This is one of my favorite times of year where I am full of motivation and inspiration as I start a new fresh wedding season! And I am […]

January 9, 2019

A Look at my 2019 Wedding Season

Monica and Justin met and fell in love at UVA while attending college. It made perfect sense to get married in UVA’s gorgeous Chapel. They said “I Do” August 25th 2018 which was too funny since that was UVA’s move-in day! They received so many congratulations from students and parents across campus. Before they went […]

January 2, 2019

UVA Chapel Wedding

Where did 2018 go? Time has been a blur and I can’t believe we are officially at the end of the year. In June, I announced that I would be going full time and it was the best decision!! In 2018 I photographed 24 weddings and in 2019 I can cutting back to ensure the […]

December 26, 2018

2018 Best of Weddings

Forth of July Shadow Creek Wedding with Sarah Botta Photography

It’s almost Christmas! Dawson came into my Lakeridge Studio for his Newborn Session at 8 Days New. I loved getting to photograph this little cuddly bundle. I thought he looked so much like his momma and enjoyed talking to his grandfather who used to be an airline pilot which I thought was so cool! See a few […]

December 21, 2018

Dawson Miller Lakeridge Studio Newborn Session

Sweet Noa Leigh came to my residential Lakeridge Studio for her newborn session when she was 11 days new! She was my first newborn girl all year! All newborn sessions this whole year have been boys. It was so much getting to photograph her with all the headbands and girly wraps. In the studio and […]

December 14, 2018

Noa Leigh Lakeridge Studio Newborn Session

This year’s 2018 Fall Mini Sessions were such a hit they sold out in a day! Mini sessions only happen twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, with the fall being most popular. Everyone loves getting an updated family photo for their Christmas cards and a mini session is the perfect opportunity. […]

December 12, 2018

2018 Fall Mini Sessions

That’s a wrap!! This year’s Lakeridge Christmas Studio Sessions were a hit! It featured a white antique bed with Christmas garland and fun Christmas pillows. I was able to meet so many new families and photograph the cutest kiddos! I secretly hope that I receive a Christmas card from each family, hehe. Everyone was so […]

December 10, 2018

Lakeridge Christmas Studio Sessions

For years, I never wanted to photograph in DC because the thought just gave me so much anxiety! Logistically getting there, traffic, not to mention the permit you had to apply for just to photograph there. In the Spring of 2018, I had so many requests for cherry blossom sessions, I knew I had to […]

December 5, 2018

How to Apply for a DC Photography Permit

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

Now that we just had Thanksgiving, we are going to start seeing a lot of engagements this holiday season! November through February is statistically when most couples get engaged with December being the #1 month couples get engaged. Soon after you say “yes!” questions like “did you choose a date” and “did you find your dress” […]

November 28, 2018

How to find the perfect wedding photographer

Happy anniversary to Katie and Jonathan who celebrated 3 years of marriage in August! I love that they brought their dog Bruin to their Manassas Battlefield Anniversary Session. We all know that dogs are family and our fur babies so of course they should be included! It was so much fun capturing these two stylish […]

November 21, 2018

Manassas Battlefield Anniversary Session

This gorgeous couples Fall Great Marsh Estate Engagement Session is the winner for “most rescheduled session.” Every time we scheduled, we had awful, cold, rainy weather. We finally lucked out with the most incredible fall day which couldn’t have been any more picture perfect!! Lauren and Adam are getting married at Great Marsh in the […]

November 16, 2018

Fall Great Marsh Estate Engagement Session

This past month has been a blur and filled with really awesome opportunities including being a guest speaker at Liberty University!! An old professor asked me if I would be interested in being a speaking to his advanced photography class and photography club about wedding photography!! Um yes!! I felt SO incredibly honored and I realized […]

November 14, 2018

Guest Speaker at Liberty University

Engagement sessions are the best! They are so relaxed and I feel like I have all the time in the world to get to know my couples better. Photographing Shannon and Lyndsey’s Fall Leesylvania State Park Engagement Session felt just like hanging with two of my friends and taking a lot of photos of them […]

November 9, 2018

Fall Leesylvania State Park Engagement Session

What a way to end my 2018 wedding season!! Everything about this Downtown Baltimore Ampersea Wedding was so well planned from each location to every detail in between. Kara and Matt wanted a different wedding so they planned out a super fun wedding that took place between 5 different through the day. We began the […]

November 7, 2018

Downtown Baltimore Ampersea Wedding