Hey there, We are the Rowlands and we're SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE.




Adventure + Elopement Wedding Photographers and Filmmakers


We document destination weddings and adventurous elopements anywhere in the world. Our elopements and weddings range from many different locations; an Icelandic elopement parading through the southern region of Iceland, a 5 mile hike through the Redwoods of Northern California, a dream Hawaiian wedding in the middle of a sunflower field on the island of Oahu, our favorite beach in Kauai, a black sand beach or natural hot spring at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, a hike through Grand Canyon National Park at Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon, or Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, or a back yard in the middle-of-nowhere-Missouri.

Laid back, outdoor weddings set in scenic and unique locations are our forte.

We'd love to go over all the details with you or talk through ideas. You can send us an email through our contact page. We can't wait to hear from you!





We are a husband and wife photography and filmmaking team splitting time between Hawaii and Missouri, but we're most passionate about documenting destination weddings and intimate elopements on a remote beach or mountain top.   This isn't just a job for us, this is what we LOVE!!! This is what we think about, dream about, and ok, obsess about most days. We love shooting outdoors surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes. It's where we feel most at home and most inspired. The couples we work best with are adventurous, laid-back, and aren't afraid to throw tradition out the window.

Our photographic style is a mix of candid and directed imagery. We love capturing the candid connection between people, but we also love creating stunning and emotional portraits that you'll want to stare at every single day.  


We are Christ-followers first and foremost. We believe with all our hearts that our creativity, artistic nature, and desire for beauty flow straight from the Great Artist and Creator Himself. So we try to live in a way that honors Him.  

We're those annoyingly-in-love people that actually enjoy spending almost every waking moment together. We're also the doubly blessed parents of twin boys.  They couldn't be more different in every possible way and we absolutely love it! 

We love traveling to new places.  We can't believe how much of this beautiful planet we've seen together.  We are both wanderers at heart and we love a good adventure. We're also both musicians; Kyle is a drummer and Charis is a singer/songwriter. Basically we really really love being artists. :)


take photos/videos. will travel.



Wanna hire us?

If you feel a connection to our work and think we'd be the perfect ones to tell your story, we would LOVE to hear from you!

We only take on a limited number of weddings each year because we have to be able to give it our heart and soul.  Because of that, we gravitate toward the things that fire us up: nature, natural light, and rad people who are looking for something a little different. 

If you want to chat about something other than weddings and elopements you can shoot us an email at: hello@wearetherowlands.com

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Recent Reviews

Katy H.

The photos alone speak for themselves with how extremely talented and gifted the Rowland’s truly are at capturing the moments that you cherish forever. They know exactly where to go and how to make your day so amazingly perfect in every aspect. They not only gave us the memories to be able to look back on, but the pictures alone captured the stories and emotions of what actually happened that day. We can’t thank them enough for making everything so perfect and giving us photos that we will be posting and sharing for the rest of our lives!

Lauren W.

WOW, is truly all I can say. What an outstanding pair of humans from the inside out. They are not only extremely talented, but so fun, warm, and exciting to "work with." We received our photos barely 3 weeks after our wedding and were blown away by their creativity and talent in capturing our wedding. Would highly recommend to any couple looking for beautiful, raw, & engaging photography and film to tell their wedding day story. Thank you Charis & Kyle!

Amanda A.

Made everything so comfortable and and fun! Super sweet, and took a ton of photos and all ones I loved. Really listened to what I was hoping for and made sharing them after easy. Definitely worth it!

Betsy B.

My husband and I absolutely loved The Rowlands as our wedding photographer and videographer. They were so friendly, made us feel so comfortable, easy to work with, and EXTREMELY talented. We HIGHLY recommend hiring them as your photographer and videographer. We not only got the best wedding pictures we could ever imagine, but we also made friends along the way. We can't thank them enough for all that they did for us and for capturing such a special time in our lives, we will cherish these pictures forever! Thanks again friends. We hope to see y'all again one day!

Laura M.

Photography was the most important aspect for me in planning our wedding. Charis and Kyle exceeded my expectations in every way. They are professional and have so much talent it's jaw dropping, but they are also so incredibly kind and friendly. Every interaction I've had with them has been so so pleasant. I will cherish these photos and our video forever and would give them 20 stars if i could.


Wow - I cannot say enough wonderful things about Charis and her husband Kyle who photographed and did videography for our wedding. Their work is just phenomenal! We are finding it impossible to narrow our gallery down to just 75 images for our wedding album, because they are all so amazing! Charis and Kyle are not only exceptional photographers, but they are such genuine people. For me, photography and videography was the most important decision when it came to wedding vendors because it is the only thing that truly lasts forever from your wedding. And we are definitely glad that we made the decision to trust Charis with such an important job of documenting our big day! :)