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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! =)

U-High HS Senior, Ben | Illinois HS Senior Photographer

I’ve said it before, but I really enjoy working w/ high school seniors..  I love getting to know their personalities, their future goals, what interests they have..  We had amazing weather, fabulous lighting, and a gorgeous location at the Bloomington Country Club for Ben’s senior pictures.  I was excited to meet Ben, as I’ve known […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Contest | Illinois Photographer

*this post is stationed at the top of the blog during the contest.. Please scroll down for current updates* *Did you know that approximately 1 in almost every 7 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? *Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, after skin cancer? *Did […]

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18 Month Old, Miss A | Illinois Toddler Photographer

Miss A wasn’t too sure about having her pictures done this time.. I think she wanted to play w/ big sister much more than do pictures :)  It took some coaxing, but sure enough, w/ a little silliness (on my part) she showed me those great smiles I know she has..

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Ridgeview HS Senior, Imaginate Rep | Illinois HS Senior Photographer

Remember this sweet girl?  We had AMAZING weather for Miss Morgan’s final senior session.. Beautiful girl, lovely location, awesome weather.. I couldn’t ask for more!  See more from Morgan’s first session here..  Thanks for another great time, Morgan.. I love seeing you!

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October 14, 2010 - 8:50 AM

Leeann - Gorgeous photos! What a perfect time of day to do them, too. And I love that location. :-)

October 12, 2010 - 11:04 AM

Kristin - Wonderful, just wonderful! These are so beautiful you make it impossible to choose a favorite!

Macro Monday | Illinois Macro Abstract Photographer

Make it a great week, everyone! I lovvvvvvve these two… Even in October my rose bush is still blooming… Is that normal?.. I’m not gonna complain, bloom, baby, bloom

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FB Winner! | Illinois Photographer

And the randomly drawn Imaginate Photography Facebook fan is………………………….. #335- Eric Vanasdale CONGRATS, Eric!  You’ve been randomly drawn to receive the following… Please check your email for details, and THANKS for being a fan! 20-30 minute mini session, on location 1 digital high res file 1- 8×10 gift print $50 print credit Valued at $190!! […]

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FB Fans! | Illinois Photographer

You guys did it!… I mentioned a goal a couple of weeks ago to reach 800 fans on Facebook, and sure enough, you guys achieved that goal!  I can’t thank you enough for supporting Imaginate Photography… Makes my heart smile I promised a fun incentive, so here it is!  At random drawing, one lucky Facebook […]

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6 Month Old, Baby I | Illinois Baby Photographer

This little sweetie pie was all sorts of serious at the start her session.. I knew, however, that she really does have this expressive little grin in her..   We pulled out ALL the tricks, and sure enough.. We got it!  Thanks to her mama & daddy for helping out too! LOoooooooove this one!.. And proof […]

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Ryan & Katie Married | Illinois Wedding Photographer

This couple had such a great wedding day!  They were wonderful to work w/, and are so sweet together.. They were married at the Grace Episcopal Church in Pontiac, IL w/ a reception following at the Elk’s Lodge.. A special thanks, also to Britten Traughber, for assisting me w/ this wedding Ryan & Katie did […]

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October 15, 2010 - 4:40 PM

Janet Edinger - Great pictures. Can't wait to see all of them.

October 14, 2010 - 1:23 AM

Bot - Wow! You guys look so great on your special day! I almost feel like I was there. GREAT photos! :)

October 14, 2010 - 12:24 AM

Murphy - The wedding shenanigans were a good time for sure. I'm glad I was a part of such an important day with such amazing people.

October 13, 2010 - 10:16 PM

Jackie - Beautiful shots! Your flowers are so beautiful and the colors are great!

October 13, 2010 - 10:09 PM

The LD - Wonderful Pics.

October 13, 2010 - 9:51 PM

Shardacus - a firemost wedding indeed

October 13, 2010 - 9:50 PM

Lou Down - Great photos! Congrats!

October 13, 2010 - 9:14 AM

LD love - congrats

October 13, 2010 - 8:47 AM

Curly - LD represent!! Great pics!!

October 13, 2010 - 6:06 AM

hubert_c - congrats and be thankful for something so special!

October 13, 2010 - 3:19 AM

Rebecca - The pictures are absolutely beautiful and show off what a great couple Katie and Ryan are. Katie you are gorgeous and I'm so happy that your day was great!

October 13, 2010 - 12:55 AM

cellardoor - Lovely! Congratulations =)

October 12, 2010 - 11:52 PM

tony - what a wonderfull day I love you guys.

October 12, 2010 - 11:42 PM

Dan - Congrats!

October 12, 2010 - 11:26 PM

kim - Congrats Beautiful pictures

October 12, 2010 - 10:37 PM

dtwisco - good looking album, good looking couple!

October 12, 2010 - 10:35 PM

Will - Congrats!

October 12, 2010 - 10:21 PM

Adam - Couple of sharp-looking kids right there. Congratulations, you two!

October 12, 2010 - 10:19 PM

ben parks - Captured the love, life, happiness, and memories. Congrats to the couple!

October 12, 2010 - 10:08 PM

from_the_LD - Great photos. Congratulations!

October 12, 2010 - 9:32 PM

Joyce - Your wedding pictures are beautiful!! Can't wait to see all of them! The one with Jack peeking down the aisle is priceless! Katie, you were a
beautiful bride. I even liked the black and white photos, it will be hard to choose which ones you'll want to keep!
Great job, Bridgett!

October 12, 2010 - 9:32 PM

Drew - Such a beautiful wedding and reception, and equally beautiful bride and groom.

October 12, 2010 - 9:26 PM

Judy bertsche - Beautiful!!!! Ryan n Katie make a wonderful couple! They are so very happy and it shows in your pictures. Jack was something else at the wedding and you caught that too! Thank you for the sneak peek!

Judy(Ryans mom)

October 12, 2010 - 9:10 PM

Mary Kennedy - These are beautiful pictures.

October 12, 2010 - 8:59 PM

Tiffany - The pics are BEAUTIFUL! Katie of course looks amazing. Great job

October 12, 2010 - 7:59 PM

Ryan - Bridgett you did a wonderful job capturing our wedding day. They look amazing. Thanks

October 12, 2010 - 10:21 AM

Linda Foth - Bridget – I just got a chance to take a look at the sneak peek! I can't wait to see the whole wedding day. These pictures are amazing. Some even made me tear up again. It was like reliving part of the day. Linda Foth

October 12, 2010 - 10:19 AM

Katie - I can't wait to see all of our pictures!!! You are the best Bridget!!!

October 10, 2010 - 1:52 PM

Leeann - Love their smiles! What a great couple.

Dee-Mack HS Senior Rep | Illinois HS Senior Photographer

This was part two of Emily’s highschool senior portraits..  I had just as much fun photographing her this time, as I did for her first round of pics..  I love seeing her & her family.. So much fun, and energy surrounds them!  Emily even brought her sweet poochie, Sophie for this session.. Thanks so much, […]

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Maternity | Illinois Maternity Photographer

I was super excited for this maternity session for a dear friend of mine & her hubby… They are expecting their first child later this month, and she is absolutely STUNNING!  She is such a fabulous person inside & out, and I cannot wait for her to experience the amazing gift of motherhood… Many, many […]

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Maco Monday | Illinois Macro Photographer

Fall is here!  These are just a few of my glimpses of fall right now.. lots more to come.. Happy Monday!

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Support St. Jude! | Illinois Photographer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To support Childhood Cancer, eat at Chili’s TODAY when 100% of profits go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our […]

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Newborn Baby C | Illinois Newborn Portrait Photographer

To say I sorta fell in love w/ this little guy last night would be an understatement.. He is the newborn son of my bestest friend & they long awaited for his arrival.. He is just perfect in every way. I’m not sure what pep talk they gave him, pre-session, but it worked.. He slept […]

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March 3, 2011 - 4:41 PM

Kristi Smith - Great Pics of all the babies. Baby C is my new niece…love the pink headband one and the one of daddy holding her with the black background!

Brothers | Illinois Child & Sibling Photographer

These little fellas crack me up.. Never a dull moment, but they are oh so sweet. Full of giggles, full of life..  I love watching their growing relationship as brothers & best of pals.. Always a pleasure, A family boys! *Sugar may or may not have been consumed during the duration of this portrait session* […]

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September 23, 2010 - 12:53 PM

Sarah - Oh my gosh, they are SO BIG! I did a double-take. What a good looking group!

September 21, 2010 - 5:41 PM

Jamie - Love these boys!