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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This past fall I had the opportunity to photograph Jenna and her family. Jenna is a fellow wedding photographer who I met when she second shot for me in 2019. She had recently moved from NY to Northern Virginia then moved again near me in Winchester. We got to chatting one day and she mentioned wanting family photos. I don’t believe it was until we were on location for their family session where she mentioned that she and her family had never had family photos taken. Not only had they never had family photos taken, her and her husband hadn’t had the opportunity to take any photos of them since their wedding 11 years ago! I was in complete shock then all the sudden felt like these photos had to be the best images I’ve ever taken in my life because they were about to celebrate 12 years of marriage and they have 3 children together!! That’s a lot of life, family, and memories together that I needed to capture in their Fall Family Session.
At this Fall Family Session 11 Years Later, we photographed them at different locations in the Virginia Arboretum. We lucked out with weather for like a week. It was November and the warmest most beautiful stretch of weather so we both knew we needed to take advantage before it got cold. I never know what to expect when photographing children. I kinda assumed since she had 3 boys they would be a little wild just being boys. To my surprise, they were the sweetest, most polite, well behaved kids I’ve ever met. They were so happy and such a joy to be around! The boys told me how excited they were to have their photos taken and for never having their family photos taken before, they were all extremely photogenic! This session was so much fun capturing and I was so honored to photograph their Fall Family Session 11 Years Later.
February 23, 2021