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

family sessions

Head over to the website >>

hampton roads virginia wedding photographer

open post

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

open post

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

behind the scenes virginia wedding photographer rowlands photography_7022

open post

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

fort monroe hampton va engagement session virginia wedding photographers

open post

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

open post

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

poe museum engagement richmond virginia wedding photographers

open post

Hello, hello! After a long, restful, much need break for the past three months, we are back on the blog today sharing Mackenzie & Andrew’s Poe Museum engagement session in Richmond, Virginia. We got back behind the camera last weekend and really enjoyed our time with these two cuties as we wandered around the Poe […]

Engagements / Couples

Mar 18, 2021

Poe Museum Engagement | Mackenzie & Andrew | Richmond, Virginia

hampton roads virginia family photographer suffolk lake meade park

open post

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

open post

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

open post

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

open post

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

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