On a gorgeous evening in July 2020, I photographed Tanie and Brad’s Summer COVID Manassas Battlefield Maternity Session. I drove from Winchester to Manassas and on the way there I drove through rain, clouds, and sunshine. I was so afraid their session would be overly cloudy or rainy but when the sun popped out as […]

November 3, 2020

Summer COVID Manassas Battlefield Maternity Session

What a fun day Kyle had planned for Kelly! A Scavenger Hunt turned Surprise Proposal at the Manassas Battlefield. Kyle planned a whole day of fun taking Kelly to all of their favorite spots and locations that were meaningful to them through their dating life. The very last stop, I was hidden and Kyle proposed […]

July 22, 2020

Scavenger Hunt Surprise Proposal

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

Oh how I love this couple! I first met Kori and Nhan last fall, photographed their wedding, had the honor of capturing their maternity session and will be photographing their baby boy this fall. It’s so exciting watching couples become one and then become parents. They are the sweetest couple and are going to make […]

September 13, 2019

Manassas Battlefield Maternity Session

In July, I drove down to Richmond to meet Andrew and Nicole at Maymont Garden for their Summer Maymont Garden Engagement Session. This garden was so gorgeous I really could have photographed there all day especially with a couple like Andrew and Nicole. They are an absolute hoot!! They are easy going, fun, silly, and […]

August 28, 2019

Summer Maymont Garden Engagement Session

Great Marsh Estate is the prettiest wedding venue I’ve ever been to so I love that Hana and I were able to swap maternity and mommy and me sessions in July. Click here to see the maternity images she photographed. We were extremely lucky with cooler temps and didn’t have to photograph each other in […]

August 23, 2019

Great Marsh Estate Mommy and Me Session

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

It’s not everyday you get to photograph your niece! This miracle had so much prayer over her even before she was born. The Botta family waited and waited for this blessing to happen and we are so unbelievably grateful she is here and healthy. 10 Day Brooke Isabelle was born July 1st and weighed about 6.5 […]

August 16, 2019

10 Day Brooke Isabelle Newborn Session

This Summer Woodlands at Algonkian Wedding was a first for me for two reasons. One – none of this wedding (ceremony or reception) were spoken in English and two – the days leading up to this wedding, all you heard on the news and radio was how hot it was going to be over the […]

August 14, 2019

Summer Woodlands at Algonkian Wedding

Blogging this session is so surreal to me! Through this pregnancy, I’ve often stopped and thought, “Is this really happening? Is this a dream? Am I really pregnant?” During my baby shower I stopped several times because I couldn’t believe it was real. It’s the most magical feeling! I’ve been so blessed that this pregnancy […]

August 9, 2019

Sarah Botta Photography Maternity Session

Ben and Catherine got just engaged in May! They are so in love and can’t wait to get married so in December they are getting married!! I am so thankful our paths crossed and I was able to capture their Summer Manassas Battlefield Engagement. They were so much fun to hang with and photograph. For […]

August 7, 2019

Summer Manassas Battlefield Engagement

A few weeks back, I tried my hand at creating a balloon garland! It’s something I had been wanting to try and thought creating a balloon garland for my baby shower would be the perfect opportunity. It was easy to do, looked fantastic, and I didn’t want to get rid of it. I told my […]

August 2, 2019

Sabrina’s Balloon Garland Cakesmash

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

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

I love elopements! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love weddings as well but the intimacy of elopements is like no other. Elopements are so special because there isn’t as much pressure to plan all the little details and the most important thing is to simply get married. Shereen and Ty had an intimate Carlyle […]

August 8, 2018

Intimate Carlyle House Elopement

Old Town Alexandria Elopement at Carlyle House with Virginia wedding photographer Sarah Botta Photography