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locks park chesapeake couples session hampton roads virginia wedding photographer

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When Haley reached out to us about doing their Chesapeake couples session, we were so excited! Haley & Andrew have been married since January of this year, but with the rushing around of the Navy, moving and getting Andrew into OSC school, they didn’t have the opportunity to do engagement photos before their big day. […]

Engagements / Couples

Nov 26, 2019

Great Bridge Lock Park Chesapeake Couples Session | Haley & Andrew

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Mariners Museum Engagement Session – Newport News, VA Choosing locations for Katie & Marshall’s engagement session was pretty easy. Katie was certain she wanted half of the session to be done at Lee Hall Mansion and the other half to be a Mariners Museum engagement session. When we showed up to Lee Hall mansion to […]

Engagements / Couples

Nov 7, 2018

Mariner’s Museum Autumn Engagement | Newport News, Virginia | Katie & Marshall

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Engagement Session Outfit Inspiration for Every Season One of the most popular questions we get after we book a couple for their wedding day photography is, “what do I wear to my engagement session?” Though Pinterest can offer ideas, sometimes we ourselves get a little overwhelmed with all of the many options available. After 4 […]

For Brides

Aug 22, 2018

For Brides: What To Wear To Your Engagement Session

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Although the rain we’ve been getting recently in Hampton Roads caused us to reschedule their shoot once, we finally got Lauren & Zach in front of our cameras for their engagement session last Friday. It was the perfect evening to wander through First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, VA and we had a great […]

Engagements / Couples

May 24, 2018

First Landing State Park Virginia Beach, VA Engagement Session | Lauren & Zach

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We can hardly believe that it’s already been 1 year since Jacqueline & Christian got married! It was a very warm, April day at the┬áHistoric Jasmine Plantation and we had just found out about a month before that we were expecting our first child. Although it was very warm, their day was so beautiful and […]

Engagements / Couples

Apr 29, 2018

Pleasure House Point Shore Drive Virginia Beach Anniversary Session | Jacqueline & Christian

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After a beautiful spring morning engagement session at Fort Monroe a couple of weeks ago, it came as no surprise when Ashley wanted to shoot there for her and Logan’s engagement photos. Fort Monroe is so diverse with its historic architecture and beautiful plants and trees. We knew that even though we were returning very […]

Engagements / Couples

Apr 27, 2017

Ashley & Logan | Fort Monroe Spring Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Truth be told, I’ve been trying to get Sarah in front of our camera for as long as I’ve known her. We met almost 6 years ago and ever since we met, I knew I wanted to take her future engagement and wedding photos. Over the last 6 years, our group of friends has been […]

Engagements / Couples

Apr 17, 2017

Sarah & Will | Classy Downtown Norfolk Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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It’s our favorite blog post of the year: Best of Engagement Sessions 2016! Although we can’t believe that 2016 is already coming to an end, it was one of the best years that we’ve had as a business. We drove over 8,000 miles, to shoot 20 engagement sessions and 15 weddings in just our second […]

Proposals

Dec 26, 2016

Rowlands Photography – Best of Engagements 2016 | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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Our final engagement session of 2016 ended up being one of our favorite sessions of the year because of this sweet couple and some gorgeous afternoon light! Nina & Ben are the sweetest couple and we had the best time getting to know them during their session. ┬áTalking about they met, how the wedding planning […]

Engagements / Couples

Dec 22, 2016

Nina & Ben | A Windsor Castle Park Engagement Session in Smithfield, VA | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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When I say Kendall & Jordan made our jobs incredibly easy, I mean it. From the moment we started, we knew that this was going to be one of the easiest and most fun engagement sessions we’ve had. Kendall & Jordan have a natural chemistry that truly pops in every photo. They took direction perfectly, […]

Engagements / Couples

Nov 2, 2016

Kendall & Jordan | Mariner's Museum Newport News Engagement Session | Virginia Wedding Photographers

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