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



For brides

bridal sessions


family sessions

Head over to the website >>

open post

As wedding photographers, we see many bouquets, gowns, rings and invitation suites that are uniquely designed for our couple’s wedding days. While each wedding is beautiful and has special details incorporated into them that make each theme unique to the couple, very few times have we been completely blown away by the beauty of a […]


Nov 9, 2016

Emma & Brandon | Vibrant Autumn Smithfield Center Wedding | 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 / Couples

Oct 25, 2016

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

open post

Alex & Hannah are golden. Together, they are a kind, caring and hospitable couple that truly live their lives with open hands. As our upstairs neighbors, they always have a spare egg or cup of milk to lend when you need it. Most importantly, they are also our family and have shown us a rare […]

Engagements / Couples

Dec 13, 2015

Walker’s Farewell Session | Downtown Suffolk Virginia Couple Portrait Session

open post

Downtown Norfolk never ceases to amaze me with it’s cute little corners and beautiful historic buildings. Each corner you turn leads you to another gem of a building that demands to be photographed. Waterside near Nauticus was the perfect location for this lovely couple’s portrait session. We took a few shots near the historic government […]

Engagements / Couples

Dec 6, 2015

Dave & Chloe | Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Portrait Session at Nauticus

open post

“I want to tell my story and, even though losing my hair was one of the hardest things I’ve had to mentally cope with through this journey, it is part of my story and I don’t want to forget that.” Chandra is a friend, a coworker, a light for the Lord and a fighter. When […]


Nov 30, 2015

Chandra | A Special Portrait Session at Oak Grove Park in Chesapeake, VA | Virginia Photographers

open post

On a warm November day, two beautiful souls prepared for the moment that would signify the start of their lives together. Joe & Virginia are shining lights for the Lord and their relationship has reflected Christ from the very beginning. The happy couple┬áchose to reserve their first kiss for their wedding day, where they would […]


Nov 23, 2015

Joe & Virginia | Autumn Wedding at Smithfield Center in Smithfield, VA

Shenandoah Valley Luray Virginia Skyline Caverns

open post

Michael took a trip to the Shenandoah Valley in Luray, VA two weekends ago. He and his closest guy friends rented a cabin in the beautiful, vast mountains just as autumn was hitting its peak here in Virginia. The below shots are some of his favorites from his trip. All images are available for print […]


Nov 10, 2015

Shenandoah Valley Cabin Trip | Luray, Virginia

Sleepy Hole Park Suffolk Virginia Engagement Session Virginia Wedding Photographersa

open post

Ally & Kyle are such a sweet couple. From the very first time we met with them about shooting their wedding, we knew that family and love were the most important things to them. Ally & Kyle have a sweet daughter that could not be cuter. We met Ally’s sister and dad during our consultation […]

Engagements / Couples

Oct 30, 2015

Kyle & Ally | Sleepy Hole Park Suffolk Virginia Engagement Session |Virginia Wedding Photographers

open post

┬áDon’t you just love friends that will drop everything they are doing and be creative with you? I reached out to Lexi one Sunday afternoon when I was dying to get out of the house and shoot. Well, thank goodness this lady is a natural in front of the camera because we knocked this mini-session […]


Sep 29, 2015

Alexis | Portsmouth City Park | Portsmouth, VA | Hampton Roads Photographer

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