Who else feels like it’s been raining everyday for the past month? I know I do! The morning of Thomas and Nicole’s engagement session was so gloomy and looked like it could pour down rain at any moment. I asked Nicole if she wanted to reschedule or go for it and she wanted to go […]

May 15, 2019

Spring Clifton Engagement Session

This was my second DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session for 2019! DC Cherry Blossom sessions make for some super early mornings but are always worth it. Melat and Kinfu met me at the Jefferson Memorial and we walked around the National Mall capturing their engagement photos. How incredible are they dressed? Melat even had her […]

May 1, 2019

2019 DC Cherry Blossom Engagement

Did you know that I offer petite newborn sessions? A petite newborn session is a 1 hour newborn session that focuses on the newborn. Photographing Millie Mae’s Petite Newborn Session was a lot of fun! She hated having her hands under her face but loved one hand on each side of her face! She was […]

April 19, 2019

Millie Mae’s Petite Newborn Session

Every year millions travel to DC to see the DC Cherry Blossoms. This year I was so lucky to photograph a DC Cherry Blossom Engagement session! How romantic are all of these little pink blossoms? You’d never know by looking at the photos but it was so cold on this particular day, I was wearing […]

July 13, 2018

DC Cherry Blossom Engagement

DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session with Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

If ever there was a perfect day for a Cedarhurst on the Bay Wedding, it would be today. Sam and Nick said “I do” on April 28th in St James Church where Sam’s parents were married 27 years ago. The priest mentioned how neat it was (and how old he felt) having married her parents […]

May 18, 2018

Cedarhurst on the Bay Wedding

Cedar Hurst on the Bay bride and groom portraits with Sarah Botta Photography

Photographing sunrise DC family sessions are being requested more and more and I am ok with that! How cool is it that we are able to live so close to our nation’s capital and photograph sessions with these incredible monuments! This particular session was absolutely freezing! We scheduled a sunrise session to beat the DC […]

May 17, 2018

Sunrise DC Family Session

DC Family Photographer Sarah Botta Photography Cherry Blossom Session

There is always a lot of hype and a lot more traffic in the area two weeks around the peak of the blossoms. There really isn’t anything like seeing little pink blossoms all over the trees around the Tidal Basin. After this year’s DC Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions, I wanted to share my experience with […]

May 14, 2018

Tips to See DC Cherry Blossoms

There is nothing quite like the cherry blossoms in DC. It’s the only reason I would wake up at 5am, drive to Arlington, park, and take a taxi into the city. You may ask, why wake up so early and photograph at the Tidal Basin? Once 10am hits, the Tidal Basin becomes very crowded and no […]

May 11, 2018

DC Cherry Blossom Family Session

DC Family Photographer Sarah Botta Photography Cherry Blossom Session

I first met Katie and Duc the day of their engagement session and I immediately fell in love with them! They are the kindest couple and have the sweetest personalities. During their engagement session I enjoyed getting to know them, hearing their engagement story, and their vision for their engagement ceremony. Fast forward a few […]

May 9, 2018

Vietnamese Engagement Ceremony

Traditional Vietnamese Engagement Tea Ceremony in Silver Spring Maryland with Woodbridge Virginia wedding 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

Newborn Edison 7 Days New I called Edison’s mom about a business opportunity in April. Little did I know she was 9 months pregnant and hadn’t booked a newborn photographer! We were able to choose an available date and photograph Edison’s newborn session. Edison is a gorgeous little baby girl! Such perfect skin and a natural […]

May 9, 2017

Edison 7 Days New (Newborn)

Newborn girl laying on pink taken by DMV newborn photographer Sarah Botta Photography in Woodbridge, VA studio