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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! =)

6 Month Old Baby S | Illinois Baby Photographer

Miss baby S is part of the “Baby’s 1st Year” plan…  I love watching babies’ 1st year.. It’s still hard to believe that this little cutie is 6 months old already.. Seems like just yesterday when I photographed her as a newborn, and again at 3 months. So full of lit up smiles; I LOVE […]

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Client Feedback & Cupcakes | Illinois Photographer

Each day I wake up, and I’m not only thankful to be able to be a SAHM (stay at home mommy) and  have time w/ my family, but I always feel so blessed to have a career that I’m passionate about as well..  Working w/ the great people that I meet is absolutely amazing..  And […]

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Macro Monday | Illinois Floral Photographer

Have I mentioned how much I love, love, lovvvvvve my macro lens?  Ah… It’s heavenly to play w/, and if it means I have to use it while on bedrest, at that.. well, twist my arm I know I shoot florals a lot, but I couldn’t resist these beauties.. Kaylor, my oldest daughter, brought them […]

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A big THANK YOU! | Illinois Photographer

I say it time & time again, but I could not ask for such great clients & families to work w/… If you haven’t heard through the web world by now, I’m currently on bedrest w/ my pregnancy until next Thursday.. Fingers crossed that I will be released after the next check up, but for […]

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A Family Portraits | Central IL Family Portrait Photographer

The A family wanted to use their parent’s farm for their portrait session.. I thought it was a great idea, and I love when people incorporate places & settings that are personal to them.  The boys had a great time, just as if it were any other day at grandma & grandpa’s farm.. Well, aside […]

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3 Month, Mr. C | Illinois Baby Photographer

Let me introduce you to Mr. serious… or I mean, baby C.. :)  I think there something about a camera that often has hidden code to babies that says “Now, she holds this up, show her your most serious faces”.. Lucky for us, babies are too sweet regardless.. You’re not foolin’ me, baby C, I […]

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September 7, 2010 - 11:14 AM

connie - Great pics and oh so sweet…..Serious can be good.

September 5, 2010 - 8:03 PM

Jeff - Pictures are cute!!

September 5, 2010 - 8:02 PM

Judy - So sweet! Thanks for sharing the sneak peeks — how fun!!

September 3, 2010 - 3:59 PM

Dawn Black - Awesome pictures! and such a beautiful Baby C or Mr serious… look at those blue eyes!

September 2, 2010 - 9:31 PM

Anna - Very cute photos!! Love the family picture too!

September 2, 2010 - 9:11 AM

Jody - Thank you for the great photos even if he was so serious. Hopefully we'll get some smiles next time. :)

September 2, 2010 - 9:06 AM

Sarah - Oh, that's too funny! What a sweetie.

September 2, 2010 - 9:00 AM

val - awww!! what a cutie! the black and white makes him look like he’s straight out of the 50′s – I love it!

September 2, 2010 - 8:58 AM

Katie - These are so sweet! I love his fourth photo where he is just cracking a little smile! Great family photo too!

18 Month, Mr. S | Illinois Toddler & Family Photographer

This little guy has been coming to see me for portraits from his very beginning.. It’s been such a joy watching him go from newborn baby to full blow toddler..  I’m trying to figure out at what point he stops getting more & more cute each time I see him!  lol  He’s fast now, but […]

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September 2, 2010 - 9:21 PM

Tracy Prosser - Terrific photos of a terrific looking little boy!

September 2, 2010 - 9:05 AM

Sarah - Very cute! It's been so much fun to see him grow over the last 18 months! Watch out, Leeann- you have a future heartbreaker on your hands…

September 1, 2010 - 10:23 PM

debs - You have done an amazing job capturing the sweetness of this little boy. I love all the photos!

September 1, 2010 - 9:22 PM

Janelle - OMG! I LOVE THESE PHOTOS! What a beautiful family?!?

September 1, 2010 - 6:36 PM

Erin Camp - Oh my these are too cute for words!!!

September 1, 2010 - 6:31 PM

Tina - love ALL of them

September 1, 2010 - 5:05 PM

Cristin Bobee - Very cute….looks like his uncle…LOL

September 1, 2010 - 4:53 PM

Lindsay Joly - Absolutely beautiful! He's so handsome.

September 1, 2010 - 4:15 PM

Ashley - They are such great shots! He's such a little man in his blue shirt. Good luck choosing!

September 1, 2010 - 4:15 PM

Candace - love love love!

September 1, 2010 - 2:40 PM

Sandy Bentley - How do children grow so fast? Pictures are the perfect answer. Great subject. Great photographer. Soooooo glad I can view these and — continue the great work!
Sandy Bentley

September 1, 2010 - 2:37 PM

Liz - These are all so great! #3 is my favorite!

September 1, 2010 - 2:27 PM

Brooke - The pictures look beautiful, as always! Leeann, Seth just gets cuter and cuter everyday! (Can we say "baby model"?) :-) Love those baby blues!

September 1, 2010 - 2:25 PM

Andrea - So cute!! I can't wait to see the rest! What a nice family!! :)

September 1, 2010 - 2:22 PM

Maggie - I think the first one is my favorite, too. He looks so grown-up in his little man shirt!

September 1, 2010 - 2:06 PM

Jamie - The first one is my favorite : )

September 1, 2010 - 1:23 PM

Jayme - You can't even tell that he wasn't in the "picture mood." The pictures still look great, and Seth looks as cute as ever!

September 1, 2010 - 1:18 PM

Leeann - When did my little boy become a little man??? Thank you so much for capturing some awesome pictures, even though Seth was less than interested in having his picture taken that day. :-)

What to Wear- Fall | Illinois Family Photographer

Happy fall outfit planning! **All outfits/images courtesy Old Navy

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“F” is for Family | Illinois Family Portrait Photographer

The F family could not be any sweeter!  I love seeing them, and I’m pretty sure at a quick glance, you can hear Mr.A’s laughs & giggles through the portraits.. hehe.. So fun!  Happy 2nd birthday, A!  A is super into trains right now, so I think it’s great to incorporate into his 2 year […]

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August 31, 2010 - 10:18 PM

PaPa Fuzzy - That's my grandson – looks cute with a personality to match. Papa Fuzzy

August 31, 2010 - 7:51 PM

Kari Schick - Beautiful pictures! :)

August 31, 2010 - 3:24 PM

Grandma Suzy - WHAT A CUTIE! No doubt Mr. A is so sweet – look at his mommy and daddy! Will definitely have to place an order when available. LOL Grandma Suzy

August 30, 2010 - 9:55 PM

Rebecca Easton - Really very precious pictures :-) Cannot wait to place an order! Grandma Becky

August 30, 2010 - 8:55 PM

Follmer's - Great pics Follmer's~you are so blessed! Love Lyle, Shannon and boys :)

August 30, 2010 - 2:22 PM

Leeann - What a sweet family! Happy 2nd birthday, Mr. A!

Newborn Baby A | Illinois Newborn Portrait Photographer

I was so excited to hear that baby A had made her arrival into the world.. When baby A came for her session, she was so excited & entertained by what was going on, she didn’t want to sleep!  lol  This is the part where I personally feel spoiled, because while I’m working, I get […]

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September 1, 2010 - 12:08 PM

Judy - Love all of the pictures, what a peanut. Great photography

September 1, 2010 - 10:48 AM

Jill - Such great pics! What a little angel. ; )

September 1, 2010 - 9:44 AM

Amy - Great pictures! I can't wait to see the rest. You do an excellent job capturing every little thing. LOVE THEM!

September 1, 2010 - 8:30 AM

Robyn - I'll take one of each!!! Such awesome pictures!!!!

August 31, 2010 - 9:31 PM

Sue - My little granddaughter is just so beautiful — Bridget you did an awesome job — my little princess is just too cute!

August 31, 2010 - 8:38 PM

Ashley - I love my niece so much! I have to say that she is probably the most beautiful little girl ever! Bridget really did do an amazing job on these but then again how could you not when this little girl is so beautiful! Love all three of you "G's"

August 31, 2010 - 9:26 AM

Renee - And you said she DIDN'T sleep…..

August 30, 2010 - 9:29 PM

Cathy - Love her cute little sleepy smile!

August 30, 2010 - 5:45 PM

Fr. Larry Nemer - Beatutiful photographs — of beautiful people! I think the black and white photo of the parents admiring Avery would be my favourite!
Fr. Larry

August 30, 2010 - 4:58 PM

Georgia - Precious! These pictures really capture just how breathtaking little baby "A" (or baby "G" as I like to call her) actually is!

August 30, 2010 - 4:04 PM

Leeann - What a doll! I love the close-up pictures.

August 30, 2010 - 2:04 PM

Debbie Crystal - Beautiful pictures, and "A" is absolutely beautiful.

August 30, 2010 - 1:18 PM

Nicole - Bridget- we love these pictures! We cannot wait to see the rest!

Newborns & Custom Photographers | Illinois Custom Portrait & Newborn Photographer

I am often asked about newborn sessions, and “how they go”… Well, a typical newborn session is completely unpredictable!  Yep, that’s an oxymoron statement!  lol  I thought I would share a blog post on a couple of Q&A’s about newborn photography.  If you ever have questions regarding portrait sessions, please let me know!  Who knows, […]

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September 8, 2010 - 11:06 AM

Brenda - 3 Month, Mr. C's pictures are adorable! But, when you have a cute baby, it's easy to take great pics! Good job!!!

August 30, 2010 - 8:02 AM

Leeann - If you're considering using Bridget for your newborn's photographer, GO FOR IT!!! She's so great at what she does. You would never know that her clients ever have "off" days because she's very skilled at capturing the perfect shots, even when baby just isn't feeling the session. She makes every session look like it went smoothly from start to finish!

6 Month Old, Baby C | Illinois Baby Photographer

Sometimes babies are super smiley, laughing, cooing, and happy to have their portraits done..  However, other times, they just think it’s important to show a more stoic side.  Of which, is often just as sweet as the smiles.. Take for example, 6 month old baby C below.  He went the stoic route, but didn’t lack […]

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9 Month Old, Baby R | Illinois Baby Photographer

It’s hard to believe we are 9 months into baby R’s “Baby’s 1st Year” plan..  I absolutely love seeing babies throughout their first year.. It’s quite amazing to see them change so much.. Baby R has been a charmer since his newborn session, and didn’t disappoint for his 9 month Such a beautiful family…

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August 24, 2010 - 2:28 PM

Leeann - Adorable! I always think to myself, "Didn't I just see this baby's picture a couple of weeks ago on here?" They grow up way too quickly!