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

What happens when your mom’s name is Kate and your Dad’s name is Will? You are named Henry of course! Newborn Henry’s Lifestyle Session took place in Alexandria, Virginia in Kate and Will’s home. Kate told me how she loved the royal family and how it was pretty much fate when she met Will, having a […]

September 15, 2020

Newborn Henry Lifestyle Session

Ever since becoming a mom, I have a brand new appreciation for lifestyle sessions. I absolutely adore them!! A new mom spends so much time at home with her precious new baby so what’s not to love about all the snuggles and cuddles?! Capturing these precious memories forever has my heart! I had the honor […]

July 14, 2020

Julia’s Lifestyle Newborn Session with Big Brother Benjamin

My last session of the year and of the decade ended with this winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session with the most beautiful bride to be Marie-Elise and her fiancé Tom. The day was an especially chilly December day but you’d never know by their photos and Marie-Elise’s two absolutely stunning flowy dresses from LuLu’s.  […]

April 29, 2020

Winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement

Great Marsh Estate is the prettiest wedding venue I’ve ever been to so I love that Hana and I were able to swap maternity and mommy and me sessions in July. Click here to see the maternity images she photographed. We were extremely lucky with cooler temps and didn’t have to photograph each other in […]

August 23, 2019

Great Marsh Estate Mommy and Me Session

The time has come to say goodbye to another NOVA family as they start their new journey in another state. I loved capturing their farewell family session in Old Town Alexandria. In this area I feel like it’s inevitable. Families are always moving here and moving away a few years later. Over the last two […]

June 28, 2019

Farewell Family Session in Old Town Alexandria

Gordon and Leah’s Winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement was my first engagement session of 2019! Earlier in the week when we saw the temperature was supposed to be around 60 degrees, we knew we had to take advantage. In early January, we headed to Jones Point Park and we didn’t even need a jacket! The weather couldn’t […]

February 1, 2019

Winter Old Town Alexandria Engagement

I love the Day family! I met Bel at my day job a few years back and over the years I’ve had the honor of photographing their engagement and maternity sessions and photograph their family every year in the fall. Emmaline’s birthday is in the fall and this year was extra special because she is […]

October 29, 2018

Jones Point Park 3 Year Birthday Portraits

A few years ago, I was talking with Kristina and she mentioned this guy she met named Tony. Kristina and I used to work together and she sat directly across from me. I could look over my computer and give her funny faces, haha. Fast forward, she and Tony get engaged!! Not long after, she […]

September 7, 2018

Summer Engagement Session in Old Town Alexandria

Every mother should have gorgeous images of her and her daughter. When Raiza had this Summer Garden Mommy and Me Session in mind, I was beyond excited to capture these precious images for her! I am not a mom but I know this is exactly what I will want when I become a mom. Matching […]

August 31, 2018

Summer Garden Mommy and Me Session

I love elopements! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love weddings as well but the intimacy of elopements is like no other. Elopements are so special because there isn’t as much pressure to plan all the little details and the most important thing is to simply get married. Shereen and Ty had an intimate Carlyle […]

August 8, 2018

Intimate Carlyle House Elopement

Old Town Alexandria Elopement at Carlyle House with Virginia wedding photographer Sarah Botta Photography

This week I probably looked at my weather app 50 times! I was checking it every 20 minutes to see if the weather had changed from 80% of thunderstorms to sunny! The weather wasn’t changing but it also wasn’t thunder storming so we played Mallory and Chad’s Jones Point Park Maternity Session by ear. The […]

June 11, 2018

Jones Point Park Maternity Session

Jones Point Park Maternity Session with Virginia Newborn Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Bailey and Eugene said their vows in their intimate elopement in Old Town Alexandria on Friday with their closest immediate family. I absolutely love elopements because they aren’t stressful or rushed. Elopements are intimate and the couple can relish in the moment and the commitment they’re making to one another which is such a lovely […]

March 28, 2018

Intimate Elopement in Old Town Alexandria

Bride and Groom portraits at the Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria by Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

One day I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I see this couple who just got engaged on the beach. I remember thinking how exciting they must be feeling because I remember that same feeling when my husband proposed on the beach. A few weeks later, I get a call about engagement pictures. The […]

February 15, 2018

Fall Jones Point Park Engagement

Virginia engagement photographer Sarah Botta Photography photographs future bride resting her head on future grooms chest in Alexandria, Virginia

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