Hey there! We are Michael & Chelsea Rowlands, a husband & wife wedding photographer team based in Hampton Roads, Virginia. We met when we were teenagers, got married in our 20’s and now we have an adorable little boy who brings us a rare form of joy. We love serving people by photographing their most cherished moments and we are passionate about capturing true love in a beautiful, authentic and captivating way. We love to photograph couples who desire to have beautiful wedding day images that reflect their love, but most importantly, who can’t wait to build a strong, long-lasting marriage. We live for beautiful sunsets, drives down country roads, and family get togethers around the dinner table.

Est. 2014

Say hello to Rowlands Photography

Now that our son Isaiah is here, we try to schedule a monthly date night so that we can take time to "date" each other. It can be hard to schedule at times, but it's always worth it when we get to reconnect as husband & wife.

We've watched the series so many times we lost count, so you can count on us referencing The Office at least once during your wedding day. If you shoot one back to us, we will become best friends on the spot.

We love when we get to go to a new venue that we've never been before. Richmond, Charlottesville, Luray, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, across the world - you name it and we're there!

We're pretty sure they serve chicken strips, waffle fries, lemonade and Chick-fil-a sauce every day in Heaven.

We jumped on the Financial Freedom train last year and we're never jumping off! We are currently on Baby Step #3 and saving for our forever home. We love the changes we've made and get excited about setting up a budget each month.

A few of Our FAvorite Things

Lover of a classic tux, fun socks, playing guitar, traditional wedding vows, long island iced teas, current events, dancing with Chelsea and telling the best dad jokes

Meet Michael

Lover of cathedral veils, eucalyptus tablescapes, The Office, red wine, father-daughter dances, brunch, wedding cake and emotional first looks

Meet Chelsea

We met in 2010, got engaged and married in 2014, and had our first son, Isaiah, in November 2017. 

Isaiah loves the Jeopardy theme song, trains, riding his strider bike, firetrucks, going on walks and playing outside all day long.

Meet our family

Making people feel welcome, taking killer groom shots, dragging Chelsea to the dance floor, making sure your groom's hair stays fly, helping your grandparents to their seats and having the best time during your wedding reception

Michael is best known for...

Being extra organized, carrying your wedding dress all day, helping to plan the perfect day-of timeline, quoting The Office throughout most conversations and smiling behind the camera 99.8% of the day

Chelsea is best known for...

Get to know us

a brief snapshot of our love story

From two teenagers in love, to husband & wife, to mom and dad


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