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  • Welcome to Imaginate Photography!…


    Imaginate Photography is based in Bloomington/Normal, IL. Serving all of Illinois, as well as other locations upon request.... Here on the blog, I love sharing previews from recent sessions, telling you about my amazing clients, as well as keeping you up to date on events and specials..

    I'm Bridget...Owner of Imaginate Photography, photographer, wife, mother of 3, and a follower of Christ.. I'm passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too!

    Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your stay! =)

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Model Needed! | Illinois Photographer

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I have a special project that I will be working on very soon, and I’m in need of your help!  I’m looking for an expecting mommy who is in her 7th-8th month of pregnancy, with a nice round tummy, and can be comfortable in front of  a camera.. If you know of anyone, please give them my contact info!  bridget@imaginatephotography.com or 309-275-9452

AND, for helping me w/ this special project I will be offering this person a customized collage from their maternity session… for FREE!

Thanks!

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1 Year Old | Illinois Children Photographer

Mr. A came for a visit on his first birthday!  It was a treat to have him in the studio (and even a quick trip OUT of the studio too.. lol)  He was so expressive and his little faces just cracked me up.. It was nice meeting you guys, F family.. Enjoy your sneak peek & happy 1st birthday, little man! =)

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Blog Comment Winner! | Illinois Photographer

Thank you for all of the blog love comments!  This week’s results:

Here are your random numbers: ENTRY #4 – Name Nazi Timestamp: 2009-08-31 CONGRATS, Lindsay! I will be contacting w/ information regarding your $30 FREE print credit!

Congrats, Lindsay.. You’ve got mail!  Please keep those blog comments coming.. A new winner will be drawn every Monday!! =)

    

A Family | Illinois Family & Children Photographer

I always look forward to my sessions w/ the A family.. Love seeing them, love watching the boys grow, and best of all, Mr. C even gives me snuggles!  So, so sweet.. The A family decided to do some portraits at the Sugar Grove Nature Center.  Such a beautiful location w/ so many options & gorgeous scenery.. Great call, A family!  Thanks again for another great session =)

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HS Senior Mr.K | Illinois HS Senior Photographer

Meet Mr. K..  He is another 2010 HS Senior Rep for Imaginate Photography and was a pleasure to work w/.  He really wanted to incorporate some items, places, etc. that were “him”.. My answer to that?  Of course!  I always encourage HS Seniors to do this, as I really think that it’s a great way to capture personality, hobbies, activities, etc.  So way to go, K 😉    Thanks for your session & enjoy your sneak peek!

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Tyler & Leeann | Illinois Wedding Photographer

I was so excited when I was asked to photograph Tyler & Leeann’s wedding…  Leeann is the baby sister of a HS friend of mine.  It was a bit drizzly & rainy on their wedding day, but I’m pretty sure there were rainbows all around.. We even found a quaint little place tucked under an awning for some outdoor photos.  I would say the love in the air during their ceremony and vows, was everything but drizzly 😉  Congrats to you both, Tyler & Leeann, and a life full of happiness & rainbows =)

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Mr. R-6 Month Old | Illinois Childrens Photographer

This little guy is cousin to another cutie pie here on the blog.. I was so excited to meet Mr. R and I think he was too!  This little guy is ALL boy, and ready to go!  It was hysterical seeing how much energy this 6 month old little guy has already.. He for sure will be keeping his mama & daddy & grandparents on their feet!  Look out world, here comes Mr. R! 😉  Thanks for the visit, O family! =)

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Blog Comment Winner! | Illinois Photographer

Thank you for all of the blog love comments!  This week’s results:

Here are your random numbers: ENTRY #28 -Jamie Hand Timestamp: 2009-08-24 CONGRATS, Jamie! I will be contacting w/ information regarding your $30 FREE print credit!

Congrats, Jamie.. You’ve got mail!  Please keep those blog comments coming.. A new winner will be drawn every Monday!! =)

    

Extreme Makeover Home Edition! | Illinois Photographer

home_1I’m gonna try and calm myself as I write this post.. lol..  A few weeks ago a client sent me a link that volunteers were needed for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition show that would be building for a family here in Central IL.  I submitted my info and today I received a phone call from the company, Cybernautic, that is coordinating all of the press & media side of this project.  I will be photographing all of the happenings during my shifts.  I couldn’t have been more thrilled to receive this phone call, offering the opportunity.  I did some shifting of schedules & sessions (THANK YOU to my great clients for understanding & being so flexible w/ me!)  and everything has worked out for me to be able to do this.

This show is very special to my family & I.  Often our Sunday nights are spent together in our living room to watch the show.  You will typically find both myself & my husband, Erik, w/ tears streaming down our cheeks as our hearts are heavy for the families that are featured.  It’s truly an honor and a blessing, that I can be a part of something so fantastic, and volunteering just my small part to help change a family’s life.

My scheduled times are Saturday, Aug 22nd from 6pm-10p; Sunday, Aug 23rd from 4pm-?; and Monday Aug. 24th from 6pm-?Preview

For full information, please visit: http://www.extremebradyhomes.com

I will report back to the blog w/ updates! =)

    

Station 710 Salon | Illinois Photographer

I was contacted recently to do some portrait work for Station 710 Salon.  I’m so excited to work w/ the staff there.. I welcome the challenge and look forward to the portrait shoot soon w/ their clients.  If you stop by there for a visit and some fun pampering, tell them Bridget w/ Imaginate sent you!  I know I have some portrait clients that are already clients of the Studio 710 Salon, and they LOVE it!

Bring on the glam, Station 710 Salon!  =)

    

Mr. S | Illinois Child Photographer

I know Mr. S’s mama is anxiously awaiting her sneak peek on the blog.. Viola, L, here it is =)  As always, Mr. S never ceases to be huggable, lovable, smoochable.. All those sweet tokens a baby is made of..  This portrait session she chose to visit Miller Park.  I was so glad to hear that she wanted to have an outdoor session for baby S.. Can we say cutie?

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Blog Announcement!

This old blog, this old blog..  Nah, no singing here (thank goodness for your ears! lol) BUT I would like announce a Giveaway that is special just for the blog!  I know all you viewers out there swing by the blog to see what’s happening, what new previews are up, etc.  Soooo as incentive for leaving comments below each of the sneak peeks, here is a deal to sweeten the pot!

The “rules”;

1. Leave a comment on the blog!  Any post!  Leave as many comments as you’d like on posts throughout the blog.. Every entry counts!  (hover over the “archive” menu for older posts)

2.  Once a month a randomly drawn winner will receive FREE portrait print credit!

3.  It’s that easy!  Now get to leaving that blog love for your chances to WIN!

    

Miss O & L | Illinois Child Photographer

These two cuties are the children of friends from my HS days that came for a visit.. I was so glad to do the girls’ portraits for them.. Miss O is such a character and had me cracking up at her silliness.. and Miss L was such a good baby and totally went along w/ our craziness 😉  Thanks so much, S family, it was good to see you after all these years!

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Miss K | Illinois Child Photographer

OHhhh, Miss K.. Just too sweet for words!  I first met her at just a few days old, a teeny tiny bundle of joy.. And look at her now!  Still cute as ever, but definitely growing right along.  SO great to see you, S family.. Give that little love bug hugs from me =)

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Miss M HS Senior | Illinois HS Senior Photographer

Meet Miss M..  I was looking forward to meeting her, as her mama and I had talked to several weeks, so I felt like I knew M already!  I hope you had a fun time w/ your session, M.. and thanks for hikin’ w/ me through the grasshopper field and promising not to laugh if I wiped out =)

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