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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! =)

9 Month Old Baby, Brady | Baby’s 1st Year

Brady brought some special items to use for his 9 month pictures.. A radio flyer wagon that was his daddy’s as a child, and lots of red tractors.  It’s great when we can incorporate props that have sentimental meaning to them.  Brady seemed to enjoy them too.  Also on the day of his session he […]

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June 22, 2012 - 8:46 PM

Teresa Stevens - Brady always makes me smile. I love the pictures!

June 21, 2012 - 9:51 PM

Jennifer - I like the first t one. It's shows his smile! When I see him, he is always smiling! Cute Boy!!!!

June 21, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Ashlee - Love the sentimental pieces. They add a lot to the pictures! Cute little guy

June 20, 2012 - 10:53 PM

Erica Seabeck - What a cutie! He's growing up so fast. :)

June 20, 2012 - 10:50 PM

Justin Roth - You have truly captured some wonderful photo's of Brady! My favorite snapshot has to be the one of Brady in the wagon with his tongue hanging out! Can't wait to get it ordered and up on the wall. What a stud, love the little guy :)

June 20, 2012 - 6:56 PM

Victoria - SO handsome!!

June 20, 2012 - 1:32 PM

Sarah - These are beautiful. Cute kiddo and great photography, can't go wrong :)

June 20, 2012 - 1:28 PM

Stephanie - Cute! Cute! Cute! Looks like he had fun posing for the camera!

June 20, 2012 - 1:09 PM

Becky - He is adorable! What a fun time the photographer must have had!!

June 20, 2012 - 1:01 PM

Bryan - Looks like he plays to the camera very well. I dig those overalls.

June 20, 2012 - 12:19 PM

jamie - oh, that last one was from Jamie, not Andy : )

June 20, 2012 - 12:19 PM

handandy79 - Aha! I finally figured out how to post a comment! What a cute little guy, just keeps getting cuter. I can't wait to see the one year photos, I hope he gets to do the big cake smash : )

June 20, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Anna Asselin - wow what a cutie!! Lovely pictures

June 20, 2012 - 10:45 AM

Ashley - He's SO handsome!! Adorable photos and full of personality!

June 20, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Tara Bailey - He is so cute : ) love him!

June 20, 2012 - 9:59 AM

Tina Joop - How fast they grow!! He is so cute! Love the wagon and tractors. Love the tongue out!!!!!

June 20, 2012 - 9:19 AM

MIchelle - Great pictures! He is adorable!

June 20, 2012 - 9:11 AM

Andy Hand - What a handsome little dude!

June 20, 2012 - 9:01 AM

Shelly - He's such a handsome little guy!

June 20, 2012 - 8:59 AM

Julie - He's just too darn cute and growing fast!! The one of him sticking his tongue out is my favorite too!! Can't wait for him to visit the office again!

June 20, 2012 - 8:31 AM

Tyler - These look great, Bridget! We're excited to see the rest. Thanks for your hard work!

June 20, 2012 - 8:27 AM

Marla Roth - He is soooo handsome!!!. I love all the pictures, especially the close up with the wagon and his tongue! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing him soon.

June 19, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Sandy - He is Sooo big. Time just flies by. Love the smile — so happy. Love the clothes and shoes — realy a stylish baby boy. And, the tractors and wagon are priceless. You will be so happy you have these pictures.
Thanks for sharing

June 19, 2012 - 7:06 PM

Julie Burger - What a character and a cutie! He looks so proud of himself! :)

June 19, 2012 - 7:06 PM

Pat Wright - Cute pictures. Grandpa Wright says looks like Brady is looking for a John Deere tractor. Maybe next time Brady! Love this little guy.

June 19, 2012 - 6:08 PM

Dory - What a cutie! No wonder the daycare ladies love him =)

June 19, 2012 - 4:42 PM

Patty Reynolds - I love all the photos but especially like the one with the tractors and the one of him standing at the bench.
He is so sweet!

June 19, 2012 - 4:01 PM

Julie Roth - I love the pictures! The one of him sticking his tongue out is my favorite too. I'm surprised that wagon still has wheels on it. Tyler and I put alot of miles on it :)

June 19, 2012 - 3:53 PM

Rhea kingman - What cute pictures! Can't wait to see Brady in person. He looks full of personality.

June 19, 2012 - 3:45 PM

Sarah - Thanks so much, Bridget! And you know what's funny, I think the one of him sticking out his tongue is actually our favorite! lol He's a keeper, that's for sure! :)

One Year Old, Callan & Family | Sugar Grove Nature Center

Boy, was it a hot one!  Regardless, these boys did great for a quick family portrait, then patiently waited while little, brother Callan had his one year portraits done.  I loved the sock monkey & radio flyer wagon theme.  A behind the scenes secret that you don’t see in the pictures… Callan’s grandma Cindy was […]

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HS Senior, Kim | East Peoria High School

I absolutely LOVED doing this HS Senior session w/ Kim…   She was amazing in front of the camera, and this girl has got style!  She would like to study & work in the fashion industry too.. Perfect fit for you, Kim!  Thanks for having fun w/ me, and I wish you a great senior […]

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June 18, 2012 - 2:22 PM

Ashlee Conover - Very pretty!

June 18, 2012 - 1:54 PM

Diane Schmitt - Love the pictures!

3 Month Old, Baby Caleb | Illinois Baby’s 1st Year Photographer

I absolutely love seeing my Baby’s 1st Year planners… Watching them grow, and change throughout their first year is truly a blessing. During Caleb’s 3 month portrait session, his mommy & I realized that I have now been their photographer for THREE years now! It has been such an honor to capture so many amazing […]

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September 3, 2012 - 8:32 AM

Kris Miller - Hi Bridget, I'm changing out some pictures around the house and would love to have an 8×10 of the shot with Jack and Caleb laying on the rug as well as an 8×10 of the whole family. I know the pics are almost 3 mos. old now but the ones I have are older yet! Unless you're going to shoot the Miller family soon, let me know! Thanks so much, Kris

Maternity & Family Portraits | Illinois Portrait Photographer

Remember this sweet newborn?  Well, she’s going to be a big sister soon!  She has grown into a bubbly, and cheerful little girl.  I think she’s going to be a great helper to her mama when baby comes along…  Can’t wait to hear the big news, M family! Watch for this on the Imaginate walls soon… LOVE!

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June 30, 2012 - 8:33 PM

Pam Rathke - These are all wonderful! She has gotten so grown up so fast!!

Conley Turns One | Bloomington Child Photography

Thankfully the rain held off for this session w/ one year old Miss Conley.  She had the best expressions, and was such a happy girl.  I love watching little ones at their one year portrait sessions… Always so curious about their surroundings, and full of energy.  Thanks for a great I had to get a shot of […]

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June 6, 2012 - 2:51 PM

Brenda Jeakins - Thank you Bridget! You do great work. I can't wait to see the rest!

6 Month Old Twins, Brayden & Emma | Bloomington, IL Baby Photographer

Look at how much they’ve grown since their last session!  I love seeing their personalities starting to blossom.  It’s such a joy to photograph babies.  And see the cute headband & footies on miss Emma?  Her aunt & mama made those… Too cute!  

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May 23, 2012 - 8:43 PM

David King - Great pictures! How cute and what blue eyes! We love seeing the pics and can not wait for our visit in June to see them again. Grandma and Grandpa King

Newborn Zachary & Family | Bloomington, Illinois Portrait Photographer

Baby Zach was a little older than most newborns that I photograph, as he wanted to be sure to make a grand entrance into the world.  He spent some time in the hospital, but I’m so glad that he is now doing great!  Many congrats to your newest blessing, Warmbirs!

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May 24, 2012 - 9:11 AM

Leeann - Adorable! Big brother and sister look so proud

Kaitlyn & Matt, Engagement Session | Illinois Engagement Photographer, Pontiac, IL

Kaitlyn & Matt chose to do their engagement session on Matt’s family property.. It was w/out a doubt a perfect, beautiful location to photograph in.  I also love that it was where Matt grew up, and he & Kaitlyn shared many fun memories throughout their dating years.  I could instantly tell that these two really […]

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May 17, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Leeann - The photo of them with their dog is too cute! Great idea!

May 15, 2012 - 3:02 PM

Kaitlyn - OMG! I LOVE THEM! I can't wait to see the rest of them!!!!! Thank you SOOO much!

3 Month Old, Brooklyn | Baby’s 1st Year Plan, Imaginate Photography

Miss Brooklyn just joined my Baby’s 1st Year plan… She looked so sweet in her lace top & flower headband.  I think Brooklyn was going for the more sophisticated expressions this time around, but I promised her mommy we’ll get plenty of smiles at her 6 month session  

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May 18, 2012 - 9:56 AM

Leeann - Such beautiful blue eyes!

May 10, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Grandma Mary - No words can describe how precious these pictures of Brooklyn are – love each 1 more than the last.

Two Year Old, Jude | Photography at Lake of the Woods, Mahomet, IL

Remember this cute blondie as a newborn?  He is turning two years old soon!  I’ve loved watching him grow into the handsome toddler that he is today.  Thanks for a fun two year, portrait session, Jude, Kristin & Patrick! I adore mother & child shots….  Love this!

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May 13, 2012 - 10:49 PM

Pam rathke - Bridget- you always manage to bring out the best in that sweet boy- Wonderful pictures once again- Thanks!!