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Best of Weddings 2021 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers Normally, this blog is a kind of “year in review” blog with some photos you’ve seen and others you haven’t, but I realized when I was compiling the images for this blog that I haven’t blogged a single wedding this year. Yikes. Though blogging weddings […]

Weddings

Dec 31, 2021

Best of Weddings 2021 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers

christmas tree farm mini sessions chesapeake virginia photographer

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Another year of Christmas tree farm mini sessions are in the books! We got to see so many familiar faces and a few new ones this year at Historic Greenbrier Farms in Chesapeake, VA. Seeing how these families have grown in a year is so fun; some have kids that are growing up way too […]

Family Sessions

Dec 23, 2021

Christmas Tree Farm Minis 2021 | Historic Greenbrier Farms | Chesapeake, VA

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It’s time for one of our favorite blogs of the year – behind the scenes 2021! 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 16, 2021

Behind the Scenes 2021 | Hampton Roads Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Hello, friends! We’re happy to be bringing you new content on the blog today with our most recent Fort Monroe Hampton, VA engagement session. Fort Monroe is one of our favorite locations for engagement sessions because of its diversity. Every single area of this former military base is so different and beautiful. You can come […]

Engagements / Couples

Sep 18, 2021

Fort Monroe Hampton, VA Engagement Session | Evelyn & Harrison

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Hello, friends! It’s been awhile since we’ve updated our blog with any of our recent sessions and weddings, which we hope to get caught up soon, but today we’re coming to you with BIG news. We’ve had the privilege of photographing over 60 weddings over our years in business as a husband & wife wedding […]

Personal

Sep 2, 2021

Rowlands Photography | Big News for 2022

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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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

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

first landing state park 64th street virginia beach engagement session

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Though we have photographed many sessions around Hampton Roads, we had never photographed an engagement session at the 64th Street entrance to First Landing State Park. Imagine our surprise when we saw so many beautiful scenic (and somewhat private) spots in one location! After having so many recent sessions watched by other people, it was […]

Engagements / Couples

Jul 29, 2020

Virginia Beach Engagement Session | First Landing & 89th Street | Caroline & Joe

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