Hello! My name is Sarah Botta and I am a Wedding and Portrait Photographer. The feel of a 4x6 image in my hands reliving captured memories is what lead to me falling in love with photography when I was only 6! It wasn’t until after I got married in 2013, I turned my love for photography into a business. My style is romantic, elegant, classic portraits full of beautiful light. When I’m not photographing anything you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee either from a local coffee shoppe or on the couch with my husband and daughter, exploring the great outdoors, swimming or skiing. I’m known for smiling a lot, being adventurous, enjoying and adapting to any situation. I adore working with adventurous, head-over-heels in love couples and can’t wait to tell your story.
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What a beautiful wedding Tommy and Kelly had at the Marriott Ranch in Hume, Virginia! These lovebirds met when they were in grade school and have been inseparable ever since. It’s so rare that middle school sweethearts marry. What a special bond they share! Tommy and Kelly are one of the most gorgeous couples I’ve ever met! They were such a joy to photography because the love they have for each other was so obvious and beautiful.
Tommy and Kelly’s wedding took place on one of the hottest weekends of the year. The heat index was over 100 degrees but you would never know by looking at their photos! They married on a Saturday evening in August under a huge ash tree right outside the Marriott manor house. The ceremony was so beautiful, picturesque, and felt amazing standing in the shade.
I loved photographing the bridesmaids after the ceremony. Long bridesmaids dresses are my favorite! I love how they were all slightly different styles but all cohesive and alternating colors. It photographs so well! The bridesmaids said they felt confident and beautiful in the dresses and were very happy that’s what they got to wear in their friends wedding.
Their reception started with the introduction of the bridal party, first dances, and teary eyed speeches. Dinner was delicious and had some of the best carrots I’ve ever had. Yes, I know who talks about the carrots? They were that good!! The night ended with a cake cutting, lots of dancing, and the best sparkler exit I’ve ever seen.
Beautiful Wedding Venue outside of DC
Everything about the Marriott Ranch is so beautiful and honestly an amazing location for a wedding. I can see why Kelly fell in love with this venue. This venue is only about 1 hour from Washington DC which gives you a classy, country feel without being too deep out in the sticks.
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Sarah Botta is a Northern Virginia based newborn and wedding photographer whose work can be described as organic, natural, and timeless. Sarah specializes in capturing people’s stories and building connections with each client to help tell their story. Her residential newborn studio is located in Woodbridge, VA where she photographs newborns ages 4-12 days new.
Sarah has photographed over 30 weddings across Virginia and Maryland from rustic barn ceremonies to elaborate golf course receptions. Her natural timeless style shines brightest with outdoor locations.
Sarah is available for travel worldwide and is passport ready.
August 30, 2016