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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! =)

Cyber Monday Sale | Illinois Photographer

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Sweet Sisters | Sibling & Child Photographer

These two cutie pies are such sweet, sweet girls.. So expressive, and happy personalities.  They definitely light up a room!  They obviously adore one another as well..  Sister love, for sure.  Thanks so much, M girls! Such a happy girl! I couldn’t resist putting together a storyboard of these crazy faces from Miss E.. Too […]

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December 1, 2010 - 12:55 PM

meghan - I can't believe how big E is – she's so pretty. And Lucy is too too adorable…I LOVE her cute cheeks. You guys make beautiful babies…HAVE MORE!!!

November 29, 2010 - 3:12 PM

Anna - These are beautiful photos! They really capture the spirit of these sweet little girls.

November 28, 2010 - 2:07 PM

Brie - Omg… To cute!! Great pics

November 26, 2010 - 11:39 PM

Dawn N - Their pics are so cute. Loved E's candid shots. Sure lets the personality shine through. :0)

November 26, 2010 - 11:37 PM

Nancy T - Wonderful pictures

November 26, 2010 - 9:26 PM

Barb Adent - Love to see these beautiful little girls. Miss seeing them in person.

November 24, 2010 - 1:22 PM

Julie Sechrest - Love my little blue bird, and the little angel from heaven. "Beautiful"

November 24, 2010 - 1:19 PM

Sarah - I love these pictures. They capture the girls so perfectly. I can't wait to see more!

November 24, 2010 - 1:17 PM

Lisa Reynolds - I love all of them, and any picture with Lucy is my favorite. I can't wait for you to take pictures of McKayla and I. :)

November 24, 2010 - 1:16 PM

Ryan M. - All awesome pictures. Ellie is a goofball in her storyboard, and Lucy smiled great for all her poses. Super work.

November 24, 2010 - 10:06 AM

Sue W - These pics are just adorable! The photographer did great job of capturing both sweet and sassy expressions on the girls. So very cute.

November 24, 2010 - 8:35 AM

Amy - I love the one where Ellie is giving Lucy a kiss! I love the smile/smirk on Lucy…..so cute!

November 24, 2010 - 8:28 AM

Suzie - Gorgeous pics!!! They are all adorable! Of course the first one with both of them smiling – AMAZING!!! :)

November 24, 2010 - 7:39 AM

Joan Mccoy - great pictures I love them all

November 23, 2010 - 9:17 PM

gina - Cute Cute Cute Girls!!!!!!!!!!!! Pictures are amazing!

November 23, 2010 - 7:54 PM

Julie McCabe - these are GREAT!!! SO CUTE!!!

November 23, 2010 - 7:31 PM

Meaghan - Awww, these are so sweet. Love the photos *and* the girls! Great dresses. Beautiful job as usual, BDB!

November 23, 2010 - 5:38 PM

Nicole - Sooooo sweet!

November 23, 2010 - 4:33 PM

Michelle Johnson - I especially like the many faces of Ellie and the one where big sister is giving baby a kiss! Sweeties!

November 23, 2010 - 4:29 PM

Kori - Totally adorable!

November 23, 2010 - 4:28 PM

Jenny L - beautiful! especially love the last one!

November 23, 2010 - 4:16 PM

Deanna - I love, love, love these. So sweet, and I love the storyboard of E! How cute!

November 23, 2010 - 4:01 PM

Robb - Thanks for the pictures. We love them

3 Month Old, Miss A | Illinois Baby Photographer

Do you remember Miss A’s newborn portrait session?  Seems like it was just yesterday!  She shared some smiles w/ me this time, and was such a sweet peanut for her session.. Love it! Love this in black & white too.. Proof that serious can be cute too… So there are some technical issues w/ this […]

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November 28, 2010 - 8:09 PM

Dave - Excellent job Bridget! I am amazed at how you get these pictures from such an uncooperative little girl!!

November 22, 2010 - 2:39 PM

Sheryl Bucher - So cute, Nikki! Thanks for sharing!

November 22, 2010 - 11:14 AM

Judy Bute - She's adorable, Nikki! And the pictures just capture her perfectly! It makes me want to hold her!

November 22, 2010 - 10:21 AM

Amy - Sooo cute. And I can't believe how alert and all the personality we see compared to just 3 MONTHS ago. Crazy

November 22, 2010 - 9:36 AM

Laine - She is soooo pretty! Love them all! Great pics!

November 22, 2010 - 8:36 AM

Beth Hartness - I love the pink bow!!!! I love Avery!!!!

November 22, 2010 - 7:10 AM

Robyn - I don't even know what to say…I just love them all!!!! Can't wait to see the full shoot.

November 21, 2010 - 7:44 PM

Judy - THe pictures are adorable, she is so bright eyed.

November 21, 2010 - 7:17 PM

Sue Carrion - I love her pictues — the one looks like she is knocking on the glass. She is just so precious — can't wait to see them all. It will be tough trying to pick one out,

November 21, 2010 - 3:48 PM

Nikki - Bridget, I just love these new pictures! I can't wait to see the entire gallery! It will be so hard to pick again…Well done!

M Family | Family Portrait Photographer

It was so nice to see the M family again for their fall portraits… I enjoy them so much last year, and was thrilled to have them back again.  I loved seeing how much the kiddos have grown, and what great kiddos, and a fun family they are to work w/.  Lots of laughter, and […]

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Prairie Central HS Senior | Illinois Senior Portrait Photographer

This was the second part of miss Erika’s senior portraits, and I have enjoyed working w/ her for both of her sessions.. Such a natural in front of the camera, and such a great, fun-loving spirit.. Thank you so much, Erika!

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6 Month Old, Baby J | Illinois Baby Photographer

I can always count on this little guy to show lots of personality..  His six month portrait session was no different.. He’s part of my Baby’s 1st Year plan, so you can see him here as a newborn, and here as a newborn at 3 months  too.  What a ham he is!  And I LOVE the […]

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November 23, 2010 - 9:02 PM

Tracy - These pictures are incredible!

November 22, 2010 - 9:07 AM

Jerry & Suzie - What an adorable baby–he is getting so handsome!

November 21, 2010 - 8:54 PM

Patrick - the pictures are really good. Guess my wife is going to want to spend lots of money on them.

November 20, 2010 - 10:57 AM

Dave and Jan - Really cute!

November 20, 2010 - 12:18 AM

Grandpa - They are almost as good as being there. Makes you just want to hug him.

November 20, 2010 - 12:14 AM

Grandma - Jude is just the cutest baby ever. Such personality! Can't wait to see him again.

November 19, 2010 - 11:39 PM

Betty Jo & Dean - Such a beautiful baby boy! What a blessing you have… Enjoy him each and every day!
Just LOVE all the pictures!

November 19, 2010 - 9:47 PM

Jude's Mama - These pictures are so beautiful! My baby Jude is just the cutest :)

November 19, 2010 - 9:31 PM

Lena - I love you Jude and you are so adorable

November 19, 2010 - 9:30 PM

John, Nancy, E&E - He's getting so big, adorable as ever. Hope to see you all at Thanksgiving and give him a big hug.

November 19, 2010 - 9:29 PM

Lena - yeah JUDE!!!

November 19, 2010 - 9:27 PM

Lena - I love his adorable little hats and booties!! He is so adorable and is growing so so much!!!

November 19, 2010 - 8:33 PM

Lena - love the cute hat!! you look so cute Jude

November 19, 2010 - 7:51 PM

Jen - YAY! He's getting roly-poly!!! :) He's gonna be a heartbreaker

November 19, 2010 - 3:46 PM

Irene - I really love this pics, The baby is really happy and cute

November 19, 2010 - 3:25 PM

Sandee Cunningham - He's not just my great nephew…he's GREAT!

November 19, 2010 - 2:48 PM

michael - That's a chubby baby in a cute hat!

November 19, 2010 - 2:47 PM

Nana Pam - Our Jude is just the sweetest boy ever! These amazing pictures really show his impish personality

November 19, 2010 - 2:45 PM

Brayden - That is really a cute baby!

November 19, 2010 - 2:43 PM

Nicholas - very adorable. Looks like he is doing supermans in picture 5 starting his core early lol.

November 19, 2010 - 2:40 PM

Austin - What a cute baby boy! This young boy will definitely grow to be a great follower of God filled with such joy!

November 19, 2010 - 2:36 PM

Erin - This is one happy baby!!!

November 19, 2010 - 2:18 PM

Kelli - Awww Jude!! I miss you. You are such a cutie!

November 19, 2010 - 2:15 PM

Lauren - I LOVE all of these pictures!! They are so amazing and show are darn cute my nephew is!!! :)

November 19, 2010 - 2:10 PM

Amy Lime - Absolutely adorable!!

November 19, 2010 - 1:25 PM

Brayden - This makes me want a baby boy, these are the greatest expressions ever…how cute…

November 19, 2010 - 1:21 PM

David - I think that the fourth picture proves Baby J is going to be the next big diaper advertiser! You can't ask for a better pity pose than that!

9 Month Old Baby C | Baby Portrait Photographer

My goodness, if this little guy could be any cuter, it just wouldn’t seem possible!  What a fun age he is at, and dream to photograph.. He’s a busy little boy, and has us all cracking up.. He’ll be walking soon, mom & dad.. look out!  Thanks for another super fun portrait visit!  (You can […]

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Newborn Baby B | Newborn Portrait Photographer

Q&A:  Often times I’m asked, “What if my baby won’t sleep?”… Well, it happens!  As much as newborn babies DO sleep, there are many occasions when even after all avenues of inducing baby sleepiness just don’t seem to be the ticket.  That’s OKAY!  There are still plenty of tricks to use to get great newborn […]

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Newborn baby J | Newborn Portrait Photographer

I was so super excited to meet & photograph this sweet baby boy, the new son of my dear friends..  Walking into newborn sessions you have to have an open mind about how the session will go because every baby is different, likes different positions, has a different temperament, etc.  Baby J was a doll baby..  The […]

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November 15, 2010 - 1:58 PM

Kari - Awwwwwwww!!!! He's so adorable! I can't wait for you to take pictures of my baby! :)

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1 Year Old, Mr. R | Illinois Child Photographer

So, so hard to believe this little guy is celebrating his very 1st birthday.. I think I may shed a tear of bittersweet joy right along w/ his mama!  I’ve absolutely loved seeing this family every 3 months and will miss their scheduled session visits.. Happy 1st birthday, Mr. R.. You are a super, fun, […]

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6 Month Old, Baby C | Baby & Infant Photographer

This little guy just cracks me up.. Do you remember how serious he was at his last session?  Too funny!  He brought some smiles w/ him this time though.. Such a little man & growing right along!  Great to see you, C family!

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Macro Monday | Macro Abstract Photographer

It’s Monday!  Last week my husband was gone for a week in Orlando for business, so I apologize for the lapse in Macro Monday..  I try to keep it weekly, but sometimes, well, I just can’t find my darn super woman cape, and it’s more like my Snuggie instead Make it a great week!

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9 Month Old, Baby A | Illinois Baby’s 1st Year Photographer

Mr. A sure is moving through his 1st year of portraits very quickly!  I know his mommy & daddy think so too…  Can we rewind back to his newborn?  Or 3 month, or even 6 month ages?  Sooooo cute!  We couldn’t of asked for a more perfect fall afternoon to do A’s 9 month portraits.. […]

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