Randy and Kathryn’s late fall Pond View Farm Wedding was such a chilly day but the sun was out so it was a picture perfect wedding day! Their ceremony had a beautiful pond in the background and they married under and surrounded by weeping willow trees. Fun fact, weeping willows are my favorite tree. This […]

May 20, 2020

Pond View Farm Wedding

What a gorgeous weekend for a Memorial Day Ceresville Mansion Wedding! I might be a little biased since I got married Memorial Day weekend 6 years ago! Gordon and Leah tied the knot on Saturday at the Ceresville Mansion in Fredrick, Maryland. This was the first time I had visited this venue. From the photos, […]

June 5, 2019

Memorial Day Ceresville Mansion Wedding

Two weeks before Andrew and Vanessa’s wedding, I was finally able to photograph their National Harbor Engagement Session! Vanessa is a CPA so as you can imagine the first few months of the year are incredibly busy for her. I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to make their engagement session happen but […]

May 22, 2019

National Harbor Engagement

In early January, I spent my Saturday morning with the sweetest family and photographed their Bethesda Lifestyle Session. Sweet Natalie just turned 1 year old and when I walked in their home, there were snowflakes hanging on the ceiling. Natalie’s birthday theme was “winter ONEderland”. I must admit it felt pretty magical walking into a […]

January 18, 2019

Bethesda Lifestyle Session

What a way to end my 2018 wedding season!! Everything about this Downtown Baltimore Ampersea Wedding was so well planned from each location to every detail in between. Kara and Matt wanted a different wedding so they planned out a super fun wedding that took place between 5 different through the day. We began the […]

November 7, 2018

Downtown Baltimore Ampersea Wedding

What a wedding to remember! Between Christina’s custom-made wedding dress, Drew’s tux, and the most gorgeous table settings, this black tie Brittland Estates Manor wedding was the most classic and elegant wedding I’ve ever photographed. The week leading up to Christina and Drew’s wedding was full of unknowns. I was preparing alternative timelines, figuring out Plans […]

October 24, 2018

Brittland Estates Manor Wedding

As wonderful as your big day, and the days leading up to it will be, it might also be a bit stressful. Trying to make your final wedding details all come together can be overwhelming. Read my top 5 Ways to Destress During Wedding Week! 1. Treat Yourself. Nothing beats a spa day with your […]

September 26, 2018

5 Ways to Destress During Wedding Week

Sarah and Jon grew up in the same neighborhood and were best friends. It wasn’t until they were in their early 20’s Jon started to have feelings for Sarah and decided to tell Sarah how he felt. Sarah felt the same way and now here we are!! Their super romantic love story feels like a […]

August 15, 2018

Elegant Summer Water’s Edge Wedding

Happy Monday! Time for another weekend roundup! Can you believe that it’s now August? Kids in my hometown started back to school today. June and July felt like a blink of an eye. What a gorgeous weekend for a wedding! We finally saw the sun for the first time in about 3 weeks. It was […]

August 6, 2018

Weekend Roundup

Bridal party at Waters Edge Events Wedding 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

SHOULD I HAVE A FIRST LOOK? I’ve received this question several times since becoming a wedding photographer. It’s 2018 and things are different in the wedding world than they used to be. Brides are ditching their veils, ditching the garter toss, having donuts instead of cake, and having first looks. So what exactly is a […]

June 1, 2018

Should I Have a First Look

If ever there was a perfect day for a Cedarhurst on the Bay Wedding, it would be today. Sam and Nick said “I do” on April 28th in St James Church where Sam’s parents were married 27 years ago. The priest mentioned how neat it was (and how old he felt) having married her parents […]

May 18, 2018

Cedarhurst on the Bay Wedding

Cedar Hurst on the Bay bride and groom portraits with Sarah Botta Photography

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