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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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Jason & Stacy | Illinois Wedding Photographer

This couple’s wedding took place in the groom’s parents’ backyard.. The beautiful landscaping, harp music being played, white fairy lights all around, and their great families made for a perfect and quaint evening wedding.  Stacy not only has a special man in her life that is now her husband, but also her son, Mr. J.  Jason & Stacy were sure to include Mr. J in their special day, and it was so, so very sweet to witness.  Thank you SO much to the families for making me feel at home and allowing me to capture Jason & Stacy’s wedding.. Enjoy your sneak peek!

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Presenting Mr. J w/ a special dog tag necklace w/ three circles united together..  It was such a sweet moment & Mr. J LOVED it too!

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Miss E | HS Senior Portrait Photographer

Ohhhh, Miss E.. I know you were a bit unsure about this whole picture thing at first, but girl, you ROCKED it!  If I do say so myself, you look absolutely stunning in your portraits!  Thank you so much for your willingness to “go w/ the flow” during your session.  It was great to meet your sisters & mama too!  Enjoy these shots, girl =)

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Mr. J | Illinois High School Senior Photographer

Meet Mr. J.. he is another of my HS Reps and did a GREAT job!  I know he wasn’t too sure about this whole being in front of the camera thing, but he did a fantastic job!  I used to work w/ Mr. J’s mama, so it was fun to have her along for the session as well..  Thanks, Mr. J.. hope you had *some* fun at your session 😉

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Miss M | Illinois Child Photographer

Little Miss M, was such a sweetie pie at her two year portrait session.  She is at such a fun age, and was smiley, giggly, and just the greatest!  I love the little twinkle in her blue eyes that just lights up her smile.. Thanks so much for having me photograph her, Y family! =)

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Greg & Rachel | Illinois Wedding Photographer

One word could sum up Greg & Rachel’s wedding day… FUN!  Such a great couple, great bridal party, and pure craziness.. in a good way 😉  When this couple mentioned going back to an old stomping ground w/ their bridal party for some pics, of course I was thrilled.  It’s great to incorporate a place, style, etc. that “fits” the couples’ personalities.  I think you will see for yourself that there was no lack of “letting loose” and have a wild time.  Thanks so much for allowing me to capture your fun and fabulous day, Greg & Rachel!  =)

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Miss K HS Senior | Bloomington Normal Photographer

I had the pleasure of working w/ Miss K again for her HS Senior portraits.. Just like the first round of images, this session was just as much fun, if not more so.  As much as I adore & love working w/ little ones, it’s great to work w/ subjects that aren’t running circles around me too 😉  Miss K was beautiful once again for her second session..  So good to see you again, Miss K and your mama too! =)

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Model Session w/ Miss D | Bloomington Normal Photographer

So Miss D contacted me about doing some updated modeling shots for her.. Of course I was thrilled to work w/ her!  Not only did we have a blast, but quickly realized that she is the daughter of one of my mom’s colleagues!  It seriously IS a small world..  Thanks for the fun session, Miss D… a blast, for sure! =)

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FREE Giveaways! | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Greetings!

I’m so excited about some new happenings for Imaginate Photography.  One that I’m super stoked about are the GIVEAWAYS!  Yep, your read that right!  FREE stuff!  Who doesn’t like free stuff?!?    If you’re not already a fan for Imaginate Photography on FaceBook, join now!  These free offers & fun giveaways will be posted at random times..  Watch for secret clues to find out the times, sometimes it will be easy as pie and I’ll TELL you the time to watch.. This will be a new feature that will take place more than once!  So if you miss out, be sure to keep checking back, because the fun won’t stop = )

There is one simple task to keep up on these free giveaways..  They are only available to the Fans of Imaginate Photography on FaceBook!  So if you’re already a fan, GREAT!  If not, go join now, so that you too, can join in…

I’m having a blast photographing all of you wonderful folks, so now have some more fun w/ me!

-Bridget

    

Adrian & Tricia Engagement | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Great weather, great couple, great fun!  Adrian & Tricia chose to have their engagement session near the Riverfront in Peoria, IL so I was definitely thrilled by their choice!  Such a great location, and it was a beautiful August evening for it too..  I love the sweet, romantic love between these two..  Thanks for a fun e-session, Adrian & Tricia.. I’m looking forward to your wedding day!  Enjoy your sneak peek!  =)

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Jamie & Lisa | Bloomington Normal Wedding Photographer

Jamie & Lisa were married at the fabulous Jim Gould’s restaurant in Champaign, IL and then had a cocktail party w/ o’dourves following..  It was such a great atmosphere…  I loved the modern feel throughout their entire wedding day..  Also, I have a blast when my bridal parties want to step outside of the box from traditional images and “wing it” w/ me and it was super hot that day, so thanks gang!  Congrats, Jamie & Lisa.. Best wishes to a long & happy marriage =)

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Ryan & Linda | Bloomington Normal Wedding Photographer

I was lucky enough to spend not only the wedding day w/ Ryan & Linda, I got to meet up w/ them the next day to have a photo date w/ JUST them!  It was SO much fun, and I have to give them huge props for their choices of locations.  Thank you both so much, for dedicating time for just the two of you for a session.. I had a blast!!  Here is a picture overload to prove just that.. lol..  Isn’t this couple magazine cover fabulous?!? Congrats Ryan & Linda! =)

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M Family | Bloomington Normal Photographer

I was so excited to meet the M family… It seemed like I had already known them, from communicating w/ mom for quite some time =)  They were a joy to work w/ and I hope they had fun..  When talking about my blog, Mr. B excitedly said, “I’m gonna be on the internet!?!?  COOL!”  SO, Mr. B… here is your debut! lol..  Thanks again, M family.. it was fun!

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Baby C & Miss G | Bloomington Normal Photographer

These two cuties were back for another visit.. Baby C is now 6 months old!  Time is definitely flying for these little sweeties that I photograph.  And doesn’t G look absolutely adorable in her ballet costume?  Sooooo stinkin’ cute!  Thanks for the visit, W family!

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Album Cover! | Bloomington Normal Photographer

I had the privilege of photographing this beautiful, sweet woman for artwork for her upcoming album release!  Her name is Amy Gibson, and she was just recently signed a recording contract w/ a Christian record label.  I was absolutely honored, thrilled and very excited when Amy contacted me to work w/ her for this project.  She is a woman of many talents, that is for sure!  She had a published book!  It can be found on Amazon.com..  I will definitely keep my blogger fans posted when Amy’s cd releases..  Good luck with everything, Amy and reach for the stars!

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Joe & Alyssa | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Joe & Alyssa got married at the Grizzy Jacks Grand Bear Resort in Starved Rock.   It was a beautiful day for an outdoor  wedding.  Their ceremony had a twist, as they were married on a bridge that stretched across the timber.  So fun that they stepped “out of the box” to have a unique touch to their exchanging of vows.  Congratulations, Joe & Alyssa.. I wish you a lifetime of love & laughter! =)

Beautiful bride, Alyssa getting ready w/ the help of her mom & sister;

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