Meet Kelly | Charlottesville Lifestyle and Family Photographer


Hello! I’m Kelly Dean, a photographer and pediatric nurse based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Thanks for your genuine interest in my work and going-ons. More on my roots:

I grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs of PA, but moved to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley to attend Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg. Virginia won my affection, along with a handsome fella by the name of Matthew. We will be married three years (Funnest day of our lives!!!)  come June 2016. Most recently, we’ve made a transition “over the mountain,” settling in to the beautiful Charlottesville area. We love the vineyards, the fantastic hikes, and the beautiful mountain views.

Photography has been a tried & true passion since high school thanks to my Grandaddy’s old Minolta film camera, three years of film and digital photography classes, and a slight obsession with scrapbooking.

In October of 2015, we brought home the cutest little apricot mini goldendoodle furball. Her name is Afton, and she’s the best. We love her just a smidge. Follow her on instagram: @dailydoseofafton

It’s ok if you want to talk to me about curly hair care instead of photography. Thanks to my NYC-chic sister Erika and great hair products, I’ve learned how to tame the mane. Curl.Power.

I spent two summers as a “camp nurse” and loved every minute of it. I love summer, love kids, and love a good band-aid.

According to many-a-stranger (and campers), my celeb look-alike is Taylor Swift.

I want to go beyond handing you a stack of great photos. Celebrating every day life and milestones with people is a joy. I love being present for a good celebration, so I truly thank you for considering me to be a part of yours!


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Kelly Dean | Charlottesville Family Photographer , Charlottesville Lifestyle Photographer