Best of Weddings 2020 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Best of Weddings 2020 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers

Wow, 2020, where do I even begin?

While the world as we knew it changed seemingly overnight, a few things in this world didn’t and one of those is love. Although it sounds like a cliché, we can’t begin to tell you how different these weddings felt to us this year. There was an ease, a joy, a peace about each one of them because they fought hard for their day leading up to it and they made it to, “I do.” Every couple this year had some difficult decisions to make in regards to their wedding days, but they each overcame the hard conversations and made decisions that were best for them. We had 7 couples that chose to go through with their weddings, 3 reschedules and 3 cancelations. With the birth of our daughter in early March, 7 weddings among many other sessions was more than enough for us to handle with a fresh newborn and a lively toddler at home. Although it is always hard to leave the kids at home, we were so thankful to be serving the clients that we had. All of our couples this year were so kind, so genuine and so joyful. We are so happy for each one of them and wish them all the best in their marriages for many, many years to come. I mean, they’ve conquered 2020 already, what else can stand against them? 😉

Alright 2021, let’s see what you’ve got!

Bridal Details

A time where I get to slow down and start the day on a creative foot. Photographing a brides details is such a sweet time because there is so much thought that goes into all the little details that I enjoy capturing those details for our brides to remember them by. The flowers will wilt, invitations will be thrown away and her dress will be stowed away, but the photos of her details will live on in her wedding album forever.

Getting Ready & First Looks

Those sweet moments with mom, champagne cheers with your girls and the getting in the dress you’ve waited most of your life to put on. Getting ready time is sweet and charged with energy as our brides wait to see their grooms. While some brides choose to do a first look with their grooms before the ceremony, others opt for first looks with their dad or bridesmaids. All first looks are sweet and we love capturing them.

Bridesmaids, groomsmen & full bridal party

We’re bias, but we think we have the most attractive wedding parties around. These bridesmaids and groomsmen made sure that the bride and groom were loved on all day and they added so much joy and peace.

Bridal portraits & groom’s portraits

Our brides and grooms are always so beautiful on their wedding day, but the best part about Rowlands Photography couples is that they are beautiful on the inside too. We love each and every one of our couples and are so honored to have been chosen by them to capture their days.

But yes, they are all GORGEOUS!


The walk down the aisle by your dad, the teary eyes of your groom, the unique vows exchanged right before your first kiss as husband & wife…we’re there to capture it all. And yes, if you’re crying, we’re crying.

Bride & groom portraits

Making magic with our couples never gets old. We love capturing those real smiles and laughs while you share an inside joke, as well as those gorgeous portraits with your veil blowing in the wind. It was so hard to narrow this category down because we love them all, but here are some of our all-time favorites.


Let’s get this party started! First dances, mother-son, father-daughter and more. When a bride and groom stay on the dance floor, guests stay on the dance floor too, so enjoy every moment of your night under the lights!

We hope you enjoyed this year’s Best of Weddings 2020 post! We certainly enjoyed this wedding season, our wonderful couples and all the beautiful Virginia wedding venues we visited this year. We can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for us. See you all next year!

If you liked this post, be sure to check out our past year’s Best of Weddings posts!

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See other Best of posts from previous years:
Best of Weddings 2019
Best of Engagements 2019
Best of Weddings 2018
Best of Weddings 2017
Best of Engagements 2017
Best of Weddings 2016
Best of Engagements 2016
Best of 2015

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