Some days the weather just doesn’t work in your favor or does it? Joe and Reshmi were in town from Rhode Island and we were scheduled to photograph their Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session. Unfortunately, the weather was calling for rain and there was no way around it. As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work!” That’s […]

August 21, 2019

Rainy Lincoln Memorial Engagement Session

Waking up in the mornings can be hard especially when we are talking 4:45am! When it comes to photographing engagement sessions in DC, it’s all worth it. Christine and Pat’s Sunrise Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session had the most beautiful morning glow and we had the place all to ourselves, just the way I like it. […]

July 31, 2019

Sunrise Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session

Two weeks before Andrew and Vanessa’s wedding, I was finally able to photograph their National Harbor Engagement Session! Vanessa is a CPA so as you can imagine the first few months of the year are incredibly busy for her. I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to make their engagement session happen but […]

May 22, 2019

National Harbor Engagement

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

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

Kevin and Holly tied the knot last Sunday during their evening DACOR Bacon House DC wedding. They were surrounded by their friends and family, many who traveled from Oklahoma to celebrate with them, including Holly’s Dad who had the honor of marrying Holly and Kevin! What a special gift it is to be able to […]

September 12, 2018

Evening DACOR Bacon House DC Wedding

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

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