Family Fun In Williamsburg

My friend Josh and I have known each other since college, first meeting when we were thrown together on a Cru summer mission adventure in 2012! I never would have thought that summer as we roamed the streets of Asia with university students and hammered down 饺子 that seven years later I would be living in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and photographing Josh, his wife, two kids, his parents, and brother! How crazy is life??? It has been so fun to live in this area and reconnect with Josh and Olivia and their beautiful family. Enjoy some of my favorites from our Williamsburg session a few weeks ago!

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Baby Grace is here!

Kai & Yesenia are dear fellow church members and friends here in Hampton I have loved getting closer to this past year. I met Sen initially at a biblical counseling conference that I went to with a group from HRF in February 2018, even while I still lived in MD, before I had decided to relocate to Hampton Roads!! (Let’s just say that conference and my time with those HRF members was instrumental in God moving me here!)

Watching God work in the lives of Kai & Sen has been such a gift. Through the beginning days of little Grace being found in Sen’s belly to her arrival on Christmas Eve 2018, I have watched this couple trust and worship Jesus Christ and His plan for their blended family. I love you guys and am so thankful for how your example of clinging to God’s Word and God’s people in daily life encourages me continually!

Kai deploys to South Korea in just a few short weeks, so doing this newborn+family photoshoot for them last weekend was so sweet to me, knowing these images will be held tightly in the months to come. I love you guys so much and am excited for how your beautiful family of FIVE will continuing growing and showing me and others how to follow Christ daily in the grace He gives!

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Christmas Cards: Book Your Shoot Today!

Virginia finally decided to end its summer temperatures here in Hampton Roads and give us some autumn colors and crunchy leaves! Interested in gathering your family to create a holiday card in Colonial Williamsburg? Wanting an updated group photo including the two youngest kids who weren’t born the last time you did a family session? Hoping to give Grandma a canvas of her favorite grandkids for Christmas? I’m ready for you! Downtown Norfolk, nature-filled Chesapeake, Ft. Monroe beach in Hampton, and more! Hampton Roads has innumerable places for capturing your family this holiday season. Book your shoot today!

$100, one hour session, 50 digital images. (+gas mileage money if traveling further than 20 miles from Hampton, VA)

Email: debbiedeanphotography@gmail.com

Instagram: debdeanphotography

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Emily & Girlies

Quick post about my dear friend Abby’s sister Emily and Emily’s sweet little girls!!!! I spent an afternoon and evening with them this past week and it was great fun!!!!!! Big balloons… lollipops…. BEAUTIFUL ladies…. what more could a photographer ask for??? Enjoy just a few of my favorites!

**Note: I’m going on a trip to East Asia for six weeks, leaving in …. 4 hours… yyeahhh. So I won’t be posting for a while. Be patient with me though!!! Got some good stuff coming up!**


Alan & Ginny – Spring Pregnancy Shoot

I am so so SO excited about this post. You have NO idea! Haha, I am so in love with this couple. Ohh my oh my. Ginny & Alan Tung are on Cru staff in the Tidewater region of VA, and serve as our head staff at CNU. Ever since I started Cru my freshman year (2009), this darling duo has been there for the students and has helped lead the ministry to what it is today. Ginny has been my discipler (mentor) these past three years, and WHAT a gift from God she has been to me! She is a consistent speaker of Truth in my life and is one of the most patient, gentle, adorable, compassionate women I know! Alan is my buddy in photography, is incredibly intelligent, and faithfully loves the Lord and Ginny.

I still remember the day that Ginny told me they were expecting. It was during the fall last year, and our Cru weekly meeting had just wrapped up. She pulled me aside and with a big smile on her face said she had something to tell me. The minute the words were out of her mouth, I KNEW it had to be baby-news. I squealed and started to cry. Yeeeeppp, tears of joy, my friends! Ginny told me they were expecting a baby in June, and I kept laughing and crying and smiling and hugging her. She just laughed at me and beamed. I had been praying that Ginny and Alan would have a baby before I graduated in 2013, and by golly my dream was gonna come true!

Last Friday I sat through two hours of traffic on I-64E coming from Newport News but when I finally reached Ginny and Alan in Norfolk, it was all worth it! We had a great evening shooting around Norfolk, and then enjoyed a late dinner at a delicious Greek restaurant. It was a wonderful night!

Ginny and Alan, I can’t wait to meet little Ella Mae this summer!!! She’s going to be beautiful. Can’t wait for her newborn shoot!!! Love you all. Enjoy my favorites from our fun time!

Zydiak Family

This past weekend, I got to take family photos for my friend, Emily Zydiak’s family. They were a fun bunch and we enjoyed a sunny Sunday afternoon walking around Fredericksburg, VA. I wish I had time to write a longer post about how comical, dynamic, easy-going, and loving the Zydiaks are, but it’s nearing 2am and sleep is calling my name. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. (Thanks for the fun afternoon, guys!)


Adelaide Rose

CNU is currently on its Fall Break, which means I’m home loving a long weekend of sleep, homecooked meals, and late night craziness with the siblings. (Being one of seven kids, there’s never a dull moment here in the Dean household!) I’ve also taken this time off from school to schedule a few portrait sessions. Today, I had the pleasure of photographing one of my best CNU friend — Abby Hogge’s — niece, Adelaide. Abby has always said that her sister would love for me to take pictures of Adelaide, and this Fall Break seemed like a great opportunity for me to do so! Adelaide was ADORABLE, and kept me smiling. Enjoy a few of my favorites!

The lovely family, with another one on the way in November!