Every once in awhile a session opportunity comes along that’s completely different than anything I’ve ever photographed before. This Winter Studio Maternity Session is one of those sessions. When Jenae first inquired about her maternity session she wanted to have the session outdoors but she wouldn’t have been much more than 20 weeks which is […]

February 19, 2021

Winter Studio Maternity Session

Last year because of the government shutdown, Nicole and Thomas weren’t able to have their dream wedding at the RiverView at Occoquan. They ended up eloping in southern Virginia and now I’m finding myself enjoying couple’s sessions I have with them this year. This first session was a fun couple’s session and a 30th birthday […]

February 16, 2021

Couple’s Session

Heidi and Danny’s Winter River View at Occoquan Wedding was filled with joy from beginning to the end. Witnessing and photographing these two love birds say “I do” was truly an honor. We were all so blessed with the most incredible weather for a January day. Not to mention the light we had was golden […]

February 20, 2019

Winter River View at Occoquan Wedding

My first wedding of 2019 was a little different than most and we all know I love different weddings! This particular wedding was a traditional Vietnamese engagement ceremony with American wedding elements added. I first met Kori and Nhan in the fall of 2018 and fell in love with them in the 15 minutes we […]

February 13, 2019

Winter Vietnamese Engagement Ceremony

How does time pass so fast? A whole year has come and gone since I first met Esmeralda and her family. Esmeralda is my first Grow with Me baby I’ve photographed from newborn to 1 year! For her 1 year session, mom gave me complete control of the theme. Since I’ve never photographed a donut […]

January 25, 2019

1 Year Donut Smash

As a wedding photographer, having a second shooter is essential! This post is all about how to be the best second shooter possible! I personally love having 1 or 2 second shooters that work with me throughout the year because I believe this builds trust and friendship. A few benefits from consistently working together is […]

January 16, 2019

How to be the Best Second Shooter

Esmeralda was 8 days new at her Woodbridge studio newborn session and just 6 pounds of perfection. She is a gorgeous baby girl and she did not cry her entire session! During her session she made these cute squeaky noises that sounded like a little dog toy!! I was able to meet and photograph her […]

February 20, 2018

Woodbridge Studio Newborn Session

Studio newborn session at Sarah Botta photography in Woodbridge Virginia

Ava Joy 1 Year Cake Smash at Sarah Botta Photography Studio It’s hard to believe that little Ava Joy is now 1 year old! I first met her during the blizzard of 2016 when she was just 6 days old. I’m in awe how fast 2016 flew by! I’ve gotten to see and photograph little […]

January 24, 2017

Ava Joy 1 Year (Milestone)

Pink 1 year cake smash with DMV newborn photographer in Woodbridge, VA Sarah Botta Photography Studio