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    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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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 =)

Miss K as a newborn;

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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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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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