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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! =)

Brother & Sister | Child Photographer

I hadn’t met these two sweet kiddos until their portrait session, but crazy enough, they live, not only in the same subdivision, but just the next street over from us!  I had so much fun getting to know them, and loved their fun personalities..  Little miss loved hugging on me, and well, who am I to […]

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December 7, 2010 - 6:49 AM

Suzy - Those pics make me SMILE!!!

December 6, 2010 - 3:08 PM

Jackie A. - Great pics! The kids are so cute!!

December 6, 2010 - 1:06 PM

Amy Johnson - What GREAT pics! Love them!

December 6, 2010 - 10:53 AM

Angela - Great pictures!! Cute kids!!

December 6, 2010 - 10:52 AM

Teri - Those are great photos!

December 6, 2010 - 10:46 AM

Lisa Etheridge - These are the cutest pictures!!!! Awesome expressions!!

December 6, 2010 - 10:43 AM

Jamie - Great pictures

December 6, 2010 - 10:32 AM

Eileen - These pictures made my Monday morning. Thanks for sharing!

December 6, 2010 - 10:24 AM

Donna Curry - Beautiful!!! Pictures are wonderful!

December 6, 2010 - 10:23 AM

Jamie - Great pictures, these children are so cute and the smiles are wonderful!!!!!

December 6, 2010 - 10:23 AM

Melissa - Those pics came out great! Aleigha sure has some interesting expressions. I miss them both so much!

December 6, 2010 - 10:08 AM

Kay - Wow, these are so cute!

December 6, 2010 - 10:07 AM

Shannon - Thank you for sharing! Pictures are awesome! Your kids are adorable!

December 6, 2010 - 10:06 AM

Lynne T - How ADORABLE!!!

December 6, 2010 - 10:05 AM

Aunt Mia - Fabulous!!!!

December 6, 2010 - 9:57 AM

Joe - Cute pictures.

December 6, 2010 - 9:57 AM

Jeff - Love the pictures!

December 6, 2010 - 9:51 AM

Pat - What wonderful pictures. Your children are beautiful. Nice job!!

December 6, 2010 - 9:47 AM

Lisa - Look great, Shelly!

December 6, 2010 - 8:59 AM

Kathy - These pictures are fabulous!

December 5, 2010 - 6:11 PM

Stacey Price - Love'em all!!! I can't wait for my Christmas card!

December 5, 2010 - 12:45 PM

Paul - Great pictures!

December 5, 2010 - 7:37 AM

Shana - LOVE all the pics!!!! Cutest niece & nephew in the world : )

December 5, 2010 - 7:11 AM

Judy - The kids look adorable……….I LOVE the pictures!!!

December 5, 2010 - 1:11 AM

Tisha - I love your daughter's expression in #5, Shelly! It is too cute! All of the pictures turned out great! Your young man is very handsome as well!! Great looking family, Shelly!!

December 4, 2010 - 1:51 PM

Sheila & Tim - The expressions on the kid's faces were excellent. Beautiful pics.

December 4, 2010 - 11:21 AM

Tracy - Cutest pics ever! Little girl so adorable. And the young man… So handsome!

December 4, 2010 - 8:30 AM

Shelly - Thanks Bridget! Can't wait to see all of them and order our Christmas cards!! :)

The B’s & Doggie Molly | Illinois Family & Pet Photographer

I always love when I’m asked to do family portraits including the family pet.  That old phrase “pets are people too” comes into play every time I start thinking about the upcoming portrait session.  Miss Molly took some coaxing, but she was full of smiles & wet kisses for me (and my camera lens.. lol)  Great meeting […]

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December 3, 2010 - 12:50 PM

Sarah - Very cute! I think I may like the last one the best, but it's tough to choose. What a fun action shot!

December 3, 2010 - 9:14 AM

Ashley - These are so good! Love them all. The expressions are priceless.

December 3, 2010 - 8:01 AM

Jamie - Love these! What a good lookin' family! : )

Macro Holiday | Illinois Photographer

I couldn’t help but grab some shots of our holiday lights & decor.. LOVE this time of year!  Happy Monday!

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December 2, 2010 - 2:55 PM

Dayna - I love your Macro Holiday! This is going to sound wierd but I like the texture on your balls, they look so glittery ;0)

M Family & Mr. J | Illinois Portrait Photographer

This little guy could not have been more happy during the entire portrait session.. He had THE best belly giggles ever.. Love it!  Here Mr. J is at 6 months and his mommy & daddy might look a bit familiar..  I photographed their beautiful wedding last year!  So good to see you guys!

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November 30, 2010 - 1:17 PM

Ben - Pictures look very good, but that baby sure does slober alot.

November 29, 2010 - 9:10 PM

auntie alice - What a handsome family!! well done!

November 29, 2010 - 6:04 PM

Annie - Oh Bridget….these are going to cost me. Yeah for black and whites!!

November 29, 2010 - 12:24 PM

jane - This is a great compilation of this good looking family. You caught JTB's personality and I love what you did with the black and white photography! Well done.

November 29, 2010 - 11:39 AM

Lauren Miller - Love them Bridget! Thank you so much for capturing Jack at 1 year! We are so blessed to have you chronicle his smiles!

H Family | Illinois Family Portrait Photographer

Not having met the H family prior  to their portrait session, I was hoping I would be able to make it a fun experience, since I knew the ages of the kiddos and they were in the tween ages..  From the sounds of their laughter, and even one w/ the giggles, I think they had […]

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December 6, 2010 - 5:52 PM

mark hoffman - God makes the best things! Great pics!!!

December 6, 2010 - 5:46 PM

Mary Jo Hoffman - You captured my family perfectly!!!! Love these and I have ample wall space ;o)

December 6, 2010 - 3:19 PM

Karol - Love the pictures of the H Family, they are beautiful people, inside and out! Nice photos!

December 6, 2010 - 2:09 PM

Charles and Emma - What a supe looking family. Good job and photos are always priceless!

December 6, 2010 - 2:07 PM

Rick Allsop - These are great pix what a good job for a wanderful family

December 5, 2010 - 8:12 PM

Laura - Pics look great!! Hope you're all doing well!!!!!!!

December 1, 2010 - 9:06 PM

Troy - Awesome Pictures!!!!!

November 29, 2010 - 10:53 AM

David Rich - Great pictures! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of them. I really liked the one of you and Scott. The kids looked like they had so much fun which isn't easy.

November 28, 2010 - 11:21 PM

minari - you guys are beautiful!! miss you!

November 28, 2010 - 9:11 PM

Russ Carter - The family pictures are great.

November 28, 2010 - 7:01 PM

Susan and Larry - The H family is lookin' good! Great job.

November 28, 2010 - 8:04 AM

Jill Larson - Love them! Turned out really great!

November 28, 2010 - 7:17 AM

marsha harder - Great pictures of the entire family, very nice.

November 27, 2010 - 10:25 PM

Cherie Kaisner - Nice photos! Enjoyed seeing them. Well done.

November 27, 2010 - 5:49 PM

Marilyn Jenkins - Great photo's…They did a wonderful job!

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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