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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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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 =)

Lisa & her father;

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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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And here is a storyboard of the kiddos;

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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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Gorgeous Maternity | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Okay, does being pregnant get any more stunning than this?  Miss A looked amazing while carrying her little bundle of joy.  I really enjoyed doing some fun poses w/ her and she was willing w/a smile.  Thanks for the visit, A & R!  (And congrats on your new baby BOY!)

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Ben & Lauren | Bloomington Normal Photographer

I had the honor of photographing this couple’s engagement portraits.. Such a sweet, soft spoken love between these two… Thank you for a fun portrait session, Ben & Lauren.  I cannot wait for your big day & to work w/ you again soon!  Enjoy your sneak peek =)

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Of course Lauren is Ben’s first love, but I’m sure this is his second 😉

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P Family | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Going up North for the P family portraits, was a two fold visit.. While we were productive and got the portraits we needed, we also got a chance to sit back, relax and hang out… My husband grew up w/ the P family so we welcomed the chance for a visit w/ them.. Thanks for all of your hospitality, gang.. It was fun! =)

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And we can’t forget man’s best friend.. the family doggie;

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Miss L, 3 Month Old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

I got to photograph this 3 month old sweetie, and while I know she has many big, gummy smiles, she was showing me her more serious side.  Although she was babbling & gurgling at me, which was definitely the cutest.  <sigh> I LOVE what I do, SO much!.. I get to be surrounded by pure sweetness from these kiddos that I photograph! =)  It was great visiting w/ you, F family… Thanks for bringing miss L to see me!

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Baby K | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Little baby K, came to see me at just 4 days old.. Now, one would think that at 4 days, he would be tucked in a newborn ball of sleepiness… Not this little guy!  He was all about checking out his new world & seeing what it’s all about =)  Thank you to his grandma for contacting me to photograph Mr. K.. He is the newest member of the Baby’s 1st Year program, so I will be seeing him through all of his wonderful first year milestones.. Can’t wait to see you guys again!  Enjoy your sneak peek! =)

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Miss K | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Ohhhh, Miss K.. SO much energy, spunk, and girl POWER! lol.. Love this little girl, and all of her silly ways.. I have been photographing Miss K since she was just 9 months old, and always have a blast w/ her.. She is becoming quite the professional, I’d say 😉  Her mommy had a great location for us to visit for these shots, and her Papaw & daddy, just couldn’t resist having a sparklin’, green tractor to use as a prop… Fun!  Thanks, Miss K’s family, as always!  =)

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3 month old & 3 year old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

So THIS cutie pie was a bundle of newborn joy, what seems like just yesterday… Now, she is full of smiles & ever growing personality.  Big sis, Miss M, is still as much in love w/ baby A as she was when I photographed them when baby A was a newborn.  I LOVE getting the chance to see all of these babies & kids through each of their milestones.. LOVE it!  Thanks again, D family ?

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