Having a sister is the best. I know because I have two younger sisters! This Studio Sister Session was so much fun to photograph. These two little girls were absolutely beautiful. I love their adorable matching outfits and their contagious smiles. They are about 15 months apart and I know will be the best of […]

August 30, 2019

Studio Sister Session

I had the pleasure of photographing of 7 Day Fitz William. I adore his fancy name! Sounds like a name fit for royalty. He was such an amazing baby! During his session he didn’t make a peep and let me pose him without stirring or crying. What a little champ. Enjoy a few of my favorites from […]

July 26, 2019

7 Day Fitz Newborn Session

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

Hello Third Trimester!! It’s hard to believe how fast the last 6 months have flown by. Today is my 29th birthday and I’m now 8 months! I still can’t wrap my head around this being a mom thing. I know I’ll be good at it though. Cheers to the last year of my 20’s!! Here are […]

July 17, 2019

Hello Third Trimester

My family knows I’m slightly obsessed with the Town of Occoquan. Anytime visitors come, I want to go to Occoquan so it’s no surprise that I’m slightly obsessed with this Occoquan maternity session. When Ruth’s inquiry came in, I didn’t know if it was going to be possible to schedule her maternity session so last […]

July 12, 2019

Occoquan Maternity Session

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

Can every wedding be outdoors with gorgeous floral arches, mountain views, and flowy blush dresses? Wedding trends will come and go but outdoor ceremonies will forever be my favorite! Rachel and Caden tied the knot on a Thursday for their summer wedding at Walden Hall. They were surrounded by their closest family and friends who […]

June 26, 2019

Rachel and Caden’s Summer Wedding at Walden Hall

Mark is 1 year old, all boy, and all country! I love that his mom wanted to do a John Deere Cakesmash. As soon as she sat Mark’s toy tractors down, he was playing all over the floor. He absolutely loves his tractors and country music, especially Luke Combs. He has great taste in music! […]

June 21, 2019

John Deere Cakesmash

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

Patrick’s Woodbridge Studio Newborn Session was a dream. This boy barely made a peep his entire session! He was 7 days new for his session and just the cutest thing. He gave me a few smiles throughout his session and loved being in the womb pose. He came a little earlier than expected which worked […]

June 29, 2018

Woodbridge Studio Newborn Session

Newborn boy laying in flokati wrapped in blue for newborn photos during Woodbridge Studio Newborn session with Sarah Botta Photography

When Kara and I spoke on the phone for the first time, I immediately felt like we were best friends. We had so much in common and it was just really fun talking with her. Kara and Matt’s Hampton Mansion Engagement Session was the same way! It was so much fun. At first they said […]

June 27, 2018

Hampton Mansion Engagement Session

Engaged couple's ring at their Hampton Mansion Engagement Session Sarah Botta Photography

It’s not everyday you have a couple that has access to a dock and boat and says, “there is this private island near our house we could do our engagement photos but it’s only accessible by boat. Would that work for our engagement photos?” Um what!? Yes! I had the opportunity to photograph Sarah and […]

June 25, 2018

Hart Miller Island Engagement Session

Hart Miller Island Engagement Session with Virginia Engagement Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

When couples book their wedding/ engagement session with me, one of the first questions I used to receive is what should I wear? This blog post is all about that question, “What to Wear for your Engagement Session.” When I say I used to hear this question a lot I mean I don’t hear it anymore! […]

June 22, 2018

What to Wear for your Engagement Session

What a dream wedding!! Between the venue, the gorgeous couple, the weather, and details this summer Silverbrook Farm Wedding might be my favorite wedding to date. I can’t get over how dreamy this venue is! With views of the mountains and the backstory behind Silverbrook Farm makes this venue even more special. Most of Emily […]

June 20, 2018

Summer Silverbrook Farm Wedding

Bride and groom holding hands during ceremony at Silverbrook Farm by Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Hey friends! This is my first ever “Weekend Roundup” where I recap all the fun from the weekend. If you missed any Instastories, sneak peeks, etc. no worries, you’ll see everything here all in one place! This weekend started out on Thursday for me! I drove to Charlottesville to photograph Brittany and Kevin’s wedding at […]

June 18, 2018

Weekend Roundup

Bride and groom Trump Winery wedding with Virginia Wedding photographer Sarah Botta Photography