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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

fort monroe hampton va engagement session 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

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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 […]

Engagements / Couples

Oct 31, 2016

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

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What started off as a slightly overcast morning, quickly turned into a warm, summer day in September. Alyssa & Zack were just hours away from getting married and you could feel the nervous excitement fluttering around their rooms. The bride, groom and their wedding party got ready at the Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach and it […]

Weddings

Sep 25, 2016

Alyssa & Zack | Virginia Beach Outdoor Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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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 to propose while on the trip. After some gentle […]

Proposals

Sep 20, 2016

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

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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 / Couples

Sep 10, 2016

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

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Although they were calling for rain and heat, Ellie & Josh had some of the best weather of the month on their wedding day. Overcast skies gave just enough cloud coverage to keep the wedding party and guests cool as they witnessed Josh & Ellie exchange vows by the water. The Planter’s Club in Suffolk was […]

Weddings

Sep 6, 2016

Ellie & Josh | Planter's Club of Suffolk Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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