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

What an interesting year it has been. 2020 has been tough for a lot of people. Though it’s been a tough year, some really great things have come out of the year. For the Odle family, they brought their precious little boy, Ford, home to their gorgeous Chip and Joanna look-a-like farm house in Winchester. […]

September 8, 2020

Winchester Front Porch Session

A few years ago I first met the Schutt family. Their son Jackson was only about 1 and of course they didn’t have their daughter yet. 2.5 years ago, I photographed sweet Emily’s newborn session, and every year I get to photograph their family session. This family session was filled with laughter and piggy back […]

September 27, 2019

Summer Family Session Manassas Battlefield

A little over a year ago, I photographed Mallory and Chad’s maternity images. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of photographing their sweet newborn session, Christmas photos, and now family photos at Bon Air Park Rose Garden for George’s first year! It’s hard to believe how fast time goes by. George has lots of energy […]

July 19, 2019

Family Photos at Bon Air Park Rose Garden

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

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

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

It’s that time of year! Saturday is the first official day of fall which means you’re about to see a lot more family sessions on the blog. Let’s start with my family! I enjoy getting to photograph my bother and sister in love every year. It’s become a tradition where we photograph their family photos […]

September 21, 2018

Fall Family Session at Leesylvania State Park

Getting to photograph families again is such an honor. I first met the Sammon’s family last fall when their youngest daughter Evalee was born. I photographed the girls again for their Christmas portraits and now I got to photograph the whole family outdoors for their Summer Leesylvania State Park Family Session! Blake and Mandie have […]

August 10, 2018

Summer Leesylvania State Park Family Session

Leesylvania State Park Family Session with Woodbridge family photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Gosh how gorgeous is Lili for her Virginia Lavender Farm Maternity Session?! I love this dress she chose. She is absolutely glowing and red is her color! We had the perfect evening for their maternity session and I just love that we had such amazing light! Looking forward to meeting her son Harrison in August […]

July 27, 2018

Virginia Lavender Farm Maternity Session

Lavender Field Maternity Session in Catlett, Virginia with Sarah Botta Photography

I got so lucky photographing this gorgeous family at Cabell’s Mill! My photographer friend Erin referred their session to me. I didn’t even realize I had already met them in October of 2016! When I arrived at their family session they looked so familiar and the first thing they asked was if I shot Stacy’s and Mel’s wedding […]

May 21, 2018

Cabell’s Mill Family Session

Cabill's Mill family session with Northern Virginia Family 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

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 4, 2018

Cherry Blossom Family Session Woodbridge

Woodbridge Virginia family session in Lakeridge Virginia with Sarah Botta Photography