Hey you, I see you mama.

Through every night feeding, award ceremony, every packed lunch, every bump and bruise, photographing all the things for your children to cherish later. But where are you?

Where’s the mom they love, that wild-haired yoga pant woman who prefers to hide behind the camera?

Mom sitting in chair holding daughter

I’m Dreama, a Hampton Roads Virginia family photographer. I’m here to help you put down the camera + fill your walls with memories you’re a part of.


  • When my friend Dreama took this picture, looking at it moves me to tears. My Tom turns 66 in a few days. What a gift he has been to me. Found each other on an island in the middle of nowhere, grew up, and raised out family, cried, fought, laughed and amazed how we did it all.

    Jean Gillcrist

  • You were great company, and yet not so present that we knew the camera was there.

    Tyler Kelce

  • You were so good at being “invisible” and not creating a moment but instead allowing the moment to be fluid. So fun hanging out with you! 

    Katie Tracey

  • I had no idea what to expect because we’d never done a documentary photo session. I knew she’d do a great job, but what I didn’t realize was that she’d do an EXCEPTIONAL job 

    Jessica Entingh

I believe in giving back.

My mom was once a hard working single mother, her time was spent working, sleeping and caring for my sister and I. This didn’t leave much money for extras, much less photos.

Some of my favorite memories exist only in my mind.

Giving back is my way of saying— I see you and you’re doing a good work.

Take a peak above for what it’s like

to hire me for the day.

You want to work with me because hanging out in your home sounds like the best photo session you could ask for. Because having me over means you’ll get pictures that truly represent your family + the season you’re in right now. AND because after I’ve left you’ll say I just wasn’t there long enough.

Seen all you needed?

mom with peanut butter sandwiches

Are you ducking and diving

every time the camera comes out?

This used to be me too, until I had a little truth bomb dropped on me this summer. We went down to the Outer Banks and as usual I photographed our trip. I got home eager to edit the photos and immediately realized I wasn’t in a.single.photo. It was as if I didn’t even exist.

Mother wiping daughters face

Are you making up #allthereasons

to not have a session?

I started talking about coming to your home to hang out with you for a day in the life session BUT you stopped reading at to your home. THEN your thoughts and reasoning piped up and started telling you all the reason why you can’t. If this is you then click the link below to keep reading.