Hi, there! We are Michael & Chelsea Rowlands - husband & wife Hampton Roads Virginia wedding photographers for the low-key, authentic, head-over-heels couple in love. We have been wedding photographers for 7 years and are passionate about building a relationship with our couples that extends past their wedding day. We strive to capture joyful & authentic moments from your day in a timeless way because we know that every love story is unique and deserves to be told authentically.


for the joyful, authentic & timeless couple

As your wedding photographers, we have the great honor and privilege of documenting a piece of your love story. This piece of your story is just the beginning of the legacy of love that you'll create together. We want to know your love firsthand so that we can capture it in it's authentic form. Whether it's joyful and flirtatious, tender and sweet or raw and emotional. We want to know your love so that we can encourage it, celebrate it and most of all, preserve it.

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"If you are looking for a photographer - stop right here, and book now. Chelsea and Michael are the sweetest, down to earth people. During the entire process, they were very responsive and asked detail questions that I wouldn't have thought of. For the wedding day, they created a timeline for us and kept us on schedule. My family and friends keep telling me how amazing our pictures turned out. We cannot wait to get our pictures framed!"

"They were the best wedding decision my husband and I made!"

caroline & joe

Their talent is obvious when you look at their amazing pictures, but what you won't see online is how gracefully they take on this important role. They had a way of effortlessly integrating themselves in our day without interfering. They may start off as just two hired photographers, but they will leave your wedding as dear friends!

"They took the time to get to know us, investing in our relationship every step of the way"

Sarah & david

Chelsea and Michael are amazingly talented, but beyond that, our experience with them has left us as good friends. They were invested in getting to know us, our story, our friends and family, and what was most important to us for our wedding day. They are organized, flexible, and efficient! They captured everything we had hoped for and more from our special day.

"Being able to create a special bond with them allowed us to feel so comfortable" 

madalyn & brendon

Chelsea and Michael absolutely made our whole wedding experience! From getting to know them through our engagement photo shoot and feeling comfortable in front of the camera to navigating a 2020 wedding, they were on board the whole time and so wonderful! My friends in film have commented numerous times on how amazing their shots are and how excellent the quality is!

"they made our whole wedding experience"

julia & brent

They captured everything we could have possibly wanted for our engagement session/our wedding day and for that, we are forever grateful! We love the bond we have with them, even to this day. They are sweet, funny, and the most loving couple you’ll ever meet. They genuinely care about their clients! We love this photography team! Thank you again Chelsea and Michael for EVERYTHING!

"We love the bond we have with them, even to this day"

katie & marshall

Michael and Chelsea were one of the best decisions we made about our wedding day! They are such sweet, genuine people who truly care about their clients and making their wedding days perfect. They were so flexible and understanding with us and made us feel like rockstars. Our whole experience with Rowlands Photography went above and beyond our wildest dreams!

"They truly care about their clients and making their wedding days perfect"

maisie & ryan

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