Last year before COVID seemed to be a thing, everyone was booked for the most popular wedding date of 2020 which was 10/10/2020. It seemed to have booked 2 years in advance because of its really neat date. In early 2020, Scott and Ashley reached out. We chatted over the phone and hit it off. […]

January 5, 2021

Most Popular Wedding Date of 2020 Marriott Ranch Wedding

Sarah Botta Photography Fall Mini Sessions 2020 were so popular this year, I ended up doing two rounds of mini sessions! One day in Manassas near my old home and one day near Winchester. Funny enough, on the first day of mini sessions, I photographed a lot of other photographers and the second day of […]

November 26, 2020

Fall Mini Sessions 2020

Back in January, I first met Rowan. He was a tiny little thing at 3 months old! His mom and I met for coffee at a local coffee shop one a pretty warm January day in Woodbridge. We loved that our kids were 2 months apart. Fast forward through the beginning of COVID in March, […]

November 13, 2020

Rowan’s Wild One Cakesmash in Winchester

From the very first phone call I had with Hope, I felt like I made a friend. We immediately clicked and I was hoping that she and Brandon would book. Within one hour of our call she told me she wanted to move forward. I couldn’t wait to photograph her Rustic Brandy Hill Farm Fall […]

April 22, 2020

Rustic Brandy Hill Farm Fall Wedding

Friends! I’m back at it! For the last few months, I took a break from blogging. I had been working on rebranding which included launching a brand new website! Part of me was hesitant to blog because I didn’t know how swapping platforms would affect my blogs. Didn’t want to have to do the same […]

February 21, 2020

Elegant Stone Tower Winery Wedding

With so much focus on the bride for her wedding day, the groom is often left with a time and place to show up. He may or may not know what to bring or he may think he has packed everything but has forgotten something. Earlier this year, I was photographing bride and groom details […]

October 23, 2019

Wedding Day Check List for Grooms

This gorgeous couples Fall Great Marsh Estate Engagement Session is the winner for “most rescheduled session.” Every time we scheduled, we had awful, cold, rainy weather. We finally lucked out with the most incredible fall day which couldn’t have been any more picture perfect!! Lauren and Adam are getting married at Great Marsh in the […]

November 16, 2018

Fall Great Marsh Estate Engagement Session

Engagement sessions are the best! They are so relaxed and I feel like I have all the time in the world to get to know my couples better. Photographing Shannon and Lyndsey’s Fall Leesylvania State Park Engagement Session felt just like hanging with two of my friends and taking a lot of photos of them […]

November 9, 2018

Fall Leesylvania State Park Engagement 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

Welcome earthside sweet Evan Cabell! I absolutely adore this precious 8 day old baby. He is blonde haired and blue eyed, just like his parents! I photographed his parents wedding and maternity sessions which were both at Cabell’s Mill in Centerville. When he was born, Tom and Luci were thinking about middle names and they […]

November 2, 2018

Evan Cabell Lakeridge Studio Newborn Session

Esmeralda’s mom knew exactly what she wanted for her 9 month portraits. Since her 9 month milestone fell right around Halloween, what cuter way to capture this Halloween 9 Month Milestone Session than dressing Esmeralda up as a lady bug and a trick or treater? The cuteness from this session was unbearable! Esmeralda gave us […]

October 31, 2018

Halloween 9 Month Milestone Session

About 1 month ago, I photographed his parents maternity session. During the session, they told me they were going to keep the gender a surprise! Surprise it’s a boy! Kaius came in for his Lakeridge Newborn Session at 9 days old. He was the most relaxed baby had dark hair just like his Dad. View a […]

October 19, 2018

Lakeridge Newborn Session

When Jess first reached out about photographing her fall Shenandoah Valley Wedding, I knew I just had to photograph her wedding. Woodstock has a population of about 5,000 so it’s very rare that I have the opportunity to come back to Woodstock for a wedding. Jess and Marty shared their wedding day vision and I […]

October 17, 2018

Fall Shenandoah Valley Wedding

We had the perfect day for Nick and Rebecca’s fall engagement session at Leesylvania State Park! After having to reschedule once because of rain, I was hoping we wouldn’t need to reschedule again! Rebecca was also hoping we wouldn’t have to reschedule again because she was so looking forward to her engagement session. The morning of […]

January 3, 2018

Leesylvania State Park Engagement Session

Sarah Botta Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer

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