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

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

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

When Kristen told me she had the cutest red, white, and blue outfit for Kinsely’s portraits, I knew I needed to come up with a super cute 4th of July theme to go along with it. Kinsley’s birthday is in June but close enough to the 4th of July, right? I love the 4th of […]

May 31, 2019

4th of July Cakesmash

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

This might be my favorite cakesmash to date!! I had so much fun finding the florals for this unique floral backdrop for Colette’s 1 Year Floral Cakesmash in Woodbridge. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but once I kept adding florals, I loved the results. The naked cake made the setup even more […]

May 17, 2019

1 Year Floral Cakesmash in Woodbridge VA

Rory and his family just moved to the area and his mom wanted to find a go-to family photographer. I’m so happy she found and choose me to capture Rory’s Grow with Me 3 Month Session! Rory is at the perfect age to begin these sessions! Grow with Me Sessions include 3 months, 6 months, […]

May 25, 2018

Rory’s Grow with Me 3 Month Session

3 Month old boy Milestone Studio Session with Woodbridge Studio Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

When Denise told me she was having a nature themed cakesmash at Cabell’s Mill for Arlo’s 1st birthday, I was super exited! I’ve not gotten to photograph this theme before but have always wanted to! Denise had a naked cake made for Arlo and even purchased the most adorable “1” cake topper. There is a little […]

May 23, 2018

Nature Themed Cakesmash at Cabell’s Mill

Cabill's Mill outdoor 1 year Cakesmash with Northern Virginia Family Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

I got so lucky photographing this gorgeous family at Cabell’s Mill! My photographer friend Erin referred their session to me. I didn’t even realize I had already met them in October of 2016! When I arrived at their family session they looked so familiar and the first thing they asked was if I shot Stacy’s and Mel’s wedding […]

May 21, 2018

Cabell’s Mill Family Session

Cabill's Mill family session with Northern Virginia Family Photographer 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

How is it possible that 2017 has already come and gone?! 2017 has been such a blessing to me and my photography business. This year brought me several opportunities like being flown out to Minnesota for an engagement session and being a bridesmaid/primary photographer in my brother and sister in laws wedding. I was also […]

December 29, 2017

2017 Best of Engagements and Weddings

Marriott Ranch Wedding in Hume Va by Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Botta Photography

Landry 6 Months Milestone at Sarah Botta Photography Studio Oh my goodness I can’t even handle all of Landry’s 6 month sessions adorableness. Mom said Landry was a happy kid and she wasn’t kidding! He was all smiles his entire session. He could seriously be a Gap Kids model. His session was supposed to be […]

June 13, 2017

Landry 6 Months (Milestone)

Smiling boy during 6 month milestone session taken by DMV newborn photographer Sarah Botta Photography in Woodbridge, VA studio

Newborn Norah June Norah seems to be becoming a popular girls name for 2017. She’s my second Norah (with an H) this year! I love her full name Norah June. Her middle name June is named after her Grandmother. Ten day old newborns are my sweet spot for newborn sessions. Every newborn I have photographed […]

June 2, 2017

Norah June 10 Days New (Newborn)

Newborn girl laying on patterned cream backdrop with white wrap and pink bonnet at Sarah Botta Photography's Studio in Woodbridge, VA

Norah Elise 10 Days New at Sarah Botta Photography Studio It’s hard to believe that almost 2 years ago I photographed Norah’s parents wedding at Rappanhock Cellars in the Shenandoah Valley. It just seems like a few months ago! I love photographing the happiest day of a person’s life then 9 months to a few […]

May 5, 2017

Norah Elise 10 Days New (Newborn)

Newborn girl laying on cream blanket taken by DMV newborn photographer Sarah Botta Photography in Woodbridge, VA studio