This past fall I had the opportunity to photograph Jenna and her family. Jenna is a fellow wedding photographer who I met when she second shot for me in 2019. She had recently moved from NY to Northern Virginia then moved again near me in Winchester. We got to chatting one day and she mentioned […]

February 23, 2021

Fall Family Session 11 Years Later

This Winter Winchester Arboretum Maternity Session was taken before Virginia felt some pretty cold days!! I’m so thankful we captured their maternity session before it was so cold we couldn’t feel our fingers. Jamie was glowing during her 35 week maternity session and due just a few short weeks after the maternity session. I always […]

January 22, 2021

Winter Winchester Arboretum Maternity Session

Now that editing is caught up, the holidays are over, and I’m getting back into the swing of things, I thought it be a great time to catch up on blogging! First up is this incredibly stunning Great Marsh Warrenton VA Film Maternity Session for Weddings by Hana. I’m sure you’ve seen her pop up […]

January 15, 2021

Great Marsh Warrenton VA Film Maternity Session

Instagram is fantastic for so many reasons. Just like brides, wedding professionals also search through Instagram hashtags for local vendors. I had searched high and low to find a wedding planner whose style and vision were similar to mine and I came across Karen Ducketts Events. I was blown away by her style: classic, romantic, and […]

January 12, 2021

3 Day Blush Styled Shoot Collaboration

Last year before COVID seemed to be a thing, everyone was booked for the most popular wedding date of 2020 which was 10/10/2020. It seemed to have booked 2 years in advance because of its really neat date. In early 2020, Scott and Ashley reached out. We chatted over the phone and hit it off. […]

January 5, 2021

Most Popular Wedding Date of 2020 Marriott Ranch Wedding

In early December, I hosted my annual 2020 Christmas Studio Minis in my brand new residential studio. I had the pleasure of working with familiar faces who all traveled from Northern Virginia. Seriously can’t tell you how thankful I am for them. Each session was 15 minutes and as you can imagine each session was […]

December 31, 2020

2020 Christmas Studio Minis

Thinking back to March when my 1st wedding of the year was supposed to be a 3 day celebration and the week prior to the wedding my couple was forced to postpone due to restrictions. I remember how much this news stung for me, the wedding industry, and of course my couple. I cried a […]

December 31, 2020

2020 Behind the Scenes

Oh sweet Roland!! I loved seeing and photographing Roland’s 6 Month Milestone Session. I hadn’t seen him since his newborn session! I get to watch him grow via Facebook so I was super excited to see him in person. Heidi and Danny came to my studio from Northern Virginia and we had a great time […]

December 4, 2020

Roland’s 6 Month Milestone Session

Sarah Botta Photography Fall Mini Sessions 2020 were so popular this year, I ended up doing two rounds of mini sessions! One day in Manassas near my old home and one day near Winchester. Funny enough, on the first day of mini sessions, I photographed a lot of other photographers and the second day of […]

November 26, 2020

Fall Mini Sessions 2020

With everything 2020 brought, postponed weddings were one of them. Joe and Reshmi had already been planning their wedding for 2 years when COVID shutdown the US in March. They made the incredibly difficult decision one week prior to their Osprey’s Woodbridge Virginia Wedding date to postpone until November. In the blink of an eye, […]

November 24, 2020

Osprey’s Woodbridge Virginia Wedding

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

Laura and David are MARRIED! I am seriously SO honored to have photographed their day. On their wedding day celebration at Marriott Ranch, they had already been married for one year! So on their one year anniversary they celebrated with all of their family and friends. They had a beautiful fall wedding with the most […]

November 6, 2020

Wedding Day Celebration at Marriott Ranch

Baby Jay 11 Days was welcomed into the world in October 2020. What a year to be alive, am I right? In the midst of a crazy year, life is still happening. Baby Jay came into the studio at 11 days new. Her parents drove from Northern Virginia to have me capture their little princess […]

November 6, 2020

Baby Jay 11 Days

On a gorgeous evening in July 2020, I photographed Tanie and Brad’s Summer COVID Manassas Battlefield Maternity Session. I drove from Winchester to Manassas and on the way there I drove through rain, clouds, and sunshine. I was so afraid their session would be overly cloudy or rainy but when the sun popped out as […]

November 3, 2020

Summer COVID Manassas Battlefield Maternity Session

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