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April 18, 2019

There was absolutely nothing that was going to stop the celebration of Stephanie & Brad’s wedding. Regardless of the crazy heavy spring snowfall we got on Sunday, the day went on and it was perfect. Riverside Receptions was a beautiful backdrop for the event and we even got to shoot outside by the end of […]


Weddings/LOVE

April 14, 2019

We had such a great time working with Stephanie and Brad last fall for their beautiful engagement session. We shot it at Leroy Oaks in St. Charles, Il. Tomorrow is their big day. Mike & I are super excited to be a part of their celebration as they make their commitment to be husband and […]


Weddings/LOVE

March 5, 2019

I cannot express how grateful I am to do what I do and for those who choose Mike and I for their big day. Sandra has been a bridesmaid in 3 weddings we have photographed. When I shot Sandra’s cousin Melissa’s wedding I kinda got a feeling that this sweet dance partner of hers might […]


Weddings/LOVE

July 7, 2018

I couldn’t be more excited today to share just a few of my favorite highlights from last weeks wedding. It was our first wedding of the 2018 year and boy it was a HOT one! But regardless of the humidity and lets not forget the 106 degree heat index, (lots of water & a change […]


Weddings/LOVE

February 15, 2018

We have been so lucky to get to work with some really great clients in 2017. We are super excited to be finding a little time in this snowy season to FINALLY feature a few of our favorites here on the blog! Jeff and Carlie are a sweet couple that came to us as a […]


Weddings/LOVE

September 21, 2017

A huge thank you to Jessica and James for choosing Mike and I to photograph their beautiful wedding day! All of the wedding planning was done from where they live in Florida. As you will see in their pictures below, they did a wonderful job. We absolutely loved working with them and only wish the […]


Weddings/LOVE

April 13, 2017

We had so much fun with these 2 last Sunday! Jackie and Ryan just exude LOVE and photographing it was so easy because of how sweet and open they were sharing it in from of our cameras! We cannot wait for June … its going be incredible! Enjoy a few of our favorites…  


Weddings/LOVE

February 6, 2017

Brianna and Jake were such troopers this weekend braving the cold for their engagement session with us! It was pretty darn cold but the love that exudes from these 2 was enough to keep us all warm throughout the session! A sweet little fact about Brianna and Jake that we found out is they have […]


Weddings/LOVE

June 11, 2019

Teen/FASHION

April 12, 2019

Did you know that tomorrow April 13th is National Record Store Day?!? Can you believe that vinyl has really become popular amongst the younger generations and as a fellow fan of nostalgia and vintage ANYTHING I couldn’t be more psyched about this post. Rediscover Records in Elgin, Il is located right down the street from […]

Teen/FASHION

March 21, 2019

I have been REALLY terrible about keeping up with my blogs in the past. Life just gets SO busy right? However, I have been working really hard this season on being intentional with EVERYTHING I do for my work here at Dream2BE as well as in my personal life. I no longer want to post […]

Teen/FASHION

March 2, 2019

I have been SOOOO excited to post this session. Everything came together just as I imagined and I couldn’t be happier. Every year I get my Dream2BE senior team together for a fun stylized session as a group.

Teen/FASHION

March 1, 2019

West Chicago High School Senior Caroline’s Portrait Session

Teen/FASHION

March 1, 2019

St Charles North High School Senior Photographer Tatiana

Teen/FASHION

March 6, 2019

The concept of the session was simple. STRENGTH & the color red. I typically keep it simple with sessions like these because I want my subject to shine. I think between her & I we hit the nail on the head with our concept.

 Brand/Model 

July 26, 2017

Are you a business owner? A blogger? Maybe your someone who is in the job market and looking to update your #linkedin profile pic with something authentic and real..you know.. YOU! Our beautiful client in the images you see in this post below has been a family client of ours for years. This time however, […]

 Brand/Model 

February 7, 2017

ENOUGH SAID.

 Brand/Model 

February 3, 2017

She’s strong. Shes beautiful. She’s crazy talented. She’s FEARLESS. Oh yea, She’s my baby sister.

 Brand/Model 

January 19, 2017

Mike and I are so excited to finally be launching our new website, blog, and logo! It is not an easy task .. let me tell you! But we did it and we couldn’t be happier! Caleigh’s photo session is what we call our Brand/Model session and was our first to shoot for 2017!  These sessions are for […]

 Brand/Model 

February 11, 2019

It’s been awhile since I have blogged & its been even longer since had a dancer in the studio. January & February is our slower time in studio so you can imagine how happy I was to work with this little light especially after the extreme cold we have had. Avery just lit up the […]

 Children/Tween

February 6, 2018

Grayson and I have been friends since he was a baby.  He and his wonderful family have been one of the many highlights of my career as a growing business owner & photographer.  From the moment I met Grayson, he was my “Gap Baby boy”.  I always told his mom  and dad that they needed […]

 Children/Tween

March 17, 2017

 Children/Tween

March 15, 2017

Theme sessions are my absolute favorite! With Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie release, I was super inspired to try and recreate a session with what I already have here in the studio. A session theme to offer those with little girls who may want to express their own inner “Belle”. Here’s our very […]

 Children/Tween

March 1, 2017

You may not believe it, but I am a boy mom. If you are a follower of my instagram feed or viewed a majority of my online posts I completely understand if you’d think much differently about me. Besides the wedding posts, most of what you’ll see in my portfolio is primarily women, girls, and […]

 Children/Tween

January 26, 2017

I believe there is no better compliment to a business than a client that continues to return back to a business again and again. That’s bigger than any referral! Don’t get me wrong, referrals are nice as well ; ) However, there are clients that have been with me (Chantel) from the beginning who have […]

 Children/Tween

March 18, 2019

The last time I photographed the Martinez family was when they still lived here in Illinois. It’s a bitter sweet thing to have your friends move to another state. The bitter… well she’s not available for me when I want to see her! ; ) The sweet… well I have a fun new place to […]

Groups/Families

January 16, 2019

I am so excited to post these sweet family images. Since moving the studio in 2015 to Elgin, I not yet had been to the Elgin Fire Barn on St.Charles St in Elgin, Il. It just so happens to be a few blocks away from our studio and the keepers of the building Dale & […]

Groups/Families

January 7, 2019

This session just makes me so happy. I not only go a baby fix that is so needed, it was like catching up with old friends.  We met Katie and Ryan in 2015 when they chose us to photograph their wedding. Please check out their beautiful wedding blog here. Since their family has grown to […]

Groups/Families

June 29, 2018

Pat and Amanda have been good friends of ours for years.  We could not be happier for them and their new adventure to come! We shot these adorable city shots right outside our Dream2Be Studio.  The park images took place at the gorgeous Lords Park in Elgin, Il.  If you’ve never had a chance to […]

Groups/Families

June 8, 2017

Momma Jessica and her beautiful family has been growing with me since her oldest Troy was a baby! I cannot express enough how much having repeat loyal clients means to us! Watching your family grow with us is one of the most special parts of this business. Thank you Peterson family!!! Enjoy!

Groups/Families

May 9, 2017

Groups/Families

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