Hi, there! We are Rowlands Photography - husband & wife wedding photography team for the low-key, authentic, head-over-heels couple in love. We are based in Hampton Roads, Virginia, but you can find us all along the east coast and beyond. Take a look at our past work get to know us. If you're a bride, be sure to check out our special "For Brides" blog series by searching by category below!

welcome to the blog

for the joyful, authentic & timeless

weddings

engagements

For brides

bridal sessions

personal

anniversary

Head over to the website >>

open post

From the moment that we turned on our cameras to begin their Chesapeake engagement session at Great Bridge Locks Park, we knew that Torey & Casey were going to be one of the most fun couples we’ve ever shot. Torey is full of life and energy and Casey perfectly compliments her with his down to […]

Engagements

Dec 12, 2018

Chesapeake, VA Couples Session | Great Bridge Locks Park | Torey & Casey

open post

I have truly been awaiting the day that I got to have Bria in front of my camera and it FINALLY came. Bria and I used to work together doing that “retail life” when I moved back to the area in 2014. We met and instantly connected over our love for photography. She even came […]

Engagements

Jul 21, 2017

Bria & Justin | A Golden Summer Windsor Castle Park Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

I have been dying to share these beautiful bridal portraits of Nina since the afternoon that we took them. Now that she’s officially Mrs. Miller, I can finally share them! Nina was the most beautiful, elegant and classy bride. Her beautiful wedding to┬áBen is one that will go down as one of our favorite weddings […]

Bridal Sessions

May 31, 2017

Nina Bridal Session | Christopher Newport University | Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

It’s our favorite blog post of the year: Best of Engagement Sessions 2016! Although we can’t believe that 2016 is already coming to an end, it was one of the best years that we’ve had as a business. We drove over 8,000 miles, to shoot 20 engagement sessions and 15 weddings in just our second […]

Proposals

Dec 26, 2016

Rowlands Photography – Best of Engagements 2016 | Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

When I say Kendall & Jordan made our jobs incredibly easy, I mean it. From the moment we started, we knew that this was going to be one of the easiest and most fun engagement sessions we’ve had. Kendall & Jordan have a natural chemistry that truly pops in every photo. They took direction perfectly, […]

Engagements

Nov 2, 2016

Kendall & Jordan | Mariner's Museum Newport News Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

This engagement session is one that I’ve been secretly looking forward to for years. And not because Hunter & Brenna have been dating for several years, but because I have known Brenna since we were both young teenagers. Shortly after I started doing photography, I had the honor of doing Brenna’s senior photos. A lot […]

Uncategorized

Oct 31, 2016

Brenna & Hunter | Downtown Richmond Virginia State Capitol Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

It was January 2016 when we received an inquiry from Sarah about wedding photography for her 2017 wedding. Sarah & Brad were planning a wedding in Luray, VA and we were so excited about the opportunity to shoot their wedding. We spent month after month emailing back and forth but it wasn’t until last Saturday […]

Engagements

Oct 25, 2016

Sarah & Bradley | Manassas Battlefields Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

When we received an email from David saying that he wanted to surprise his girlfriend in a big way, we had no choice but to say yes. David and Sarah were planning a trip to Virginia Beach to get away for the weekend and David was planning┬áto propose while on the trip. After some gentle […]

#portraits

Sep 20, 2016

Sarah & David | Surprise Proposal on the Beach | Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

When Emma mentioned to me that she wanted to do a Notebook-inspired, boat engagement session, I nearly jumped up and down in excitement. We hadn’t done a session on the water before and we were so excited to make it happen. We chose to meet at Newport News Park about an hour before sunset to […]

Engagements

Sep 10, 2016

Emma & Brandon | Notebook Inspired Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

When we first met Ellie & Josh, we were captivated by the way they love each other. Sitting next to each other at our consultation, any time Josh spoke, Ellie would just smile at him. They are one of those couples that you can tell from the first time that you meet them that they […]

Engagements

Jul 15, 2016

Ellie & Josh | Fort Monroe Sunset Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

Rowlands Photography  || michaelandchelsea@rowlandsphotography.com ||  Virginia Beach, VA 23464 || 757.514.1610