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

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

Marriott Ranch 2 Day Wedding Celebration I always love when couples make their wedding their own and that’s exactly what Andrew and Vanessa did! They decided since most guests would be coming from out of town all the way from New York, why not make their wedding day a special 2 day wedding celebration!? Their […]

June 19, 2019

Marriott Ranch 2 Day Wedding Celebration

My gorgeous sister in law Kelly and brother in law Jeff are expecting their second child in July! Bria is going to be a big sister to Brooke and we are all so eager to meet her. We all prayed for years they would be blessed with another child and God has blessed them with […]

June 7, 2019

Marriott Ranch Maternity Session

This Marriott Ranch Virginia Blush Wedding was forecasted to thunderstorm all day long!! Amie and Doug were so calm and kept positive even though it was thunder-storming outside, the rain was beating up against the windows, and they were supposed to have their ceremony outdoors in 2 hours! Magically, when it was time for Amie […]

June 6, 2018

Marriott Ranch Virginia Blush Wedding

Bride and Groom first look at Marriott Ranch with Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Every so often I come across a vendor that I loved working with so much, I love doing a vendor spotlight blog post about them! I can’t do my job without vendors like Samantha Greenfield who do such an amazing job and make weddings so special for the couple. After weddings when the images are edited […]

February 13, 2018

Samantha Greenfield Floral (Vendor Spotlight)

Samantha Greenfield Florals at Marriott Ranch Wedding photographed by Sarah Botta Photography

One morning, I woke up to a text that said, “I’m getting married December 30th are you available”? To be honest I thought it might be spam. My number is all over the internet so something like this happens every so often.  I texted the number back asking if I could give them a call […]

January 23, 2018

Winter Marriott Ranch VA Elopement

Winter elopement at Marriott Ranch in Hume VA with Sarah Botta Photography

What a beautiful wedding Tommy and Kelly had at the Marriott Ranch in Hume, Virginia! These lovebirds met when they were in grade school and have been inseparable ever since. It’s so rare that middle school sweethearts marry. What a special bond they share! Tommy and Kelly are one of the most gorgeous couples I’ve ever met! They […]

August 30, 2016

Summer Marriott Ranch Wedding

Sparkler exit at the Marriott Ranch in Hume with Sarah Botta Photography Woodbridge, VA