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hampton roads virginia family photographer suffolk lake meade park

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Hello, friends! It’s us, the Rowlands family. We’re Michael and Chelsea Rowlands, otherwise known as Rowlands Photography, and these are our two beautiful children, Isaiah (3 years) and Adaline (9 months). We often show other people’s special memories on our blog, but we wanted to share our Lake Meade Park family session photographed by our […]

Our Family

Dec 17, 2020

Rowlands Family Photos 2020 | Lake Meade Park | Suffolk, VA

hampton roads virginia wedding photographers behind the scenes photos

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It’s time for one of our favorite blogs of the year – behind the scenes 2020! Year after year, this is a favorite for our clients, family and friends as they get a look behind the scenes of what we do on a wedding day. Even with all the photos we have, it doesn’t even […]

Behind the Scenes

Dec 15, 2020

Behind the Scenes 2020 | Hampton Roads VA Wedding Photographers

windsor castle park smithfield va family session

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I know what you’re thinking: “a family session on their wedding photography blog?” Though we don’t usually share family sessions on here, we decided to for two reasons: 1) We love the Parks family and we want to share how beautiful their pictures turned out. 2) We want to photograph more family sessions for others, […]

Family Sessions

Dec 8, 2020

Windsor Castle Park Family Session | Parks Family | Smithfield, VA

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There are few things that make us feel more honored than when a fellow wedding vendor chooses us to capture their wedding day. Caroline is a planner & coordinator with Night & Daye Events and when she contacted us to photograph her and Joe’s Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery wedding, we were thrilled! Not […]

Weddings

Nov 19, 2020

Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery Wedding | Caroline & Joe | New Kent, VA

womans club of portsmouth virginia wedding photographer

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Of all the Woman’s Club of Portsmouth weddings that we’ve photographed, this one was one of the most relaxed wedding days we’ve had. Kelly & Jay had a small wedding party, a small guest list and a handful of wedding vendors who were all just excited to finally see them get married on November 13, […]

Weddings

Nov 18, 2020

Woman’s Club of Portsmouth Wedding | Kelly & Jarrielle | Portsmouth, Virginia

bayville farms park virginia beach, va engagement session pleasure house point classy engagement photos

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If there were two words we would use to describe this engagement session, it would be “ow oww!” Jordan & Toni showed up to Bayville Farms Park looking like they were ready for these photos to be in print. Their outfits combined with their chemistry and let’s just say these are probably our new favorite […]

Engagements / Couples

Nov 2, 2020

Bayville Farms Park Virginia Beach, VA Engagement | Jordan & Toni

intimate farm wedding carrsville zion virginia wedding photographer

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Almost all of our weddings this year have had absolutely beautiful weather and we have been soaking it up. It’s as if God said, “you decided to have your wedding despite what’s going on in the world? I’ll give you the best weather we’ve had all month.” And the same was true for Cristen & […]

Weddings

Oct 22, 2020

Intimate Farm Wedding | Cristen & CJ | Carrsville, Virginia

regent university anniversary session virginia beach virginia photographer

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We’re in disbelief that it’s already been a year since Katie & Marshall’s beautiful Chesapeake, Virginia wedding! Their wedding was so near and dear to our hearts because we love this sweet couple and their hearts for each other, for the people around them and the Lord. We were so excited when they asked us […]

Anniversary

Oct 7, 2020

Regent University Anniversary Session | Katie & Marshall

vineyard estate at new kent winery virginia wedding photographer

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If you’re planning a September wedding in Virginia, you pray for the kind of weather that Ashlee & Hunter had on their big day. A high of 64 degrees with a slight breeze was the perfect kind of weather for their outdoor ceremony at Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery. We started the day with […]

Weddings

Sep 23, 2020

Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery Wedding | Ashlee & Hunter | New Kent, VA

Virginia Beach Proposal Red Wing Park Hampton Roads Wedding Photographers_5639

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When our longtime fellow photographer friend, Jordan, asked us to capture his proposal to his girlfriend Toni back in March, we said “absolutely YES!” We love taking part in proposals and couldn’t wait to see what Jordan had planned for his girl. Red Wing Park in Virginia Beach was the perfect location for their sweet […]

Proposals

Sep 9, 2020

Virginia Beach Proposal | Toni & Jordan | Red Wing Park

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