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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! =)

Hanging your Photos & Artwork, Tips & Tricks

As I begin to hang portraits, decorative pieces, and artwork around our new home, I am reminded of the great fear of, well, wrecking our walls.  Confession… I may or may not be the greatest at hanging things.  (I’m sure my husband will attest to that.. lol)  However, I am extremely ambitious.. So ambitious that I’m just […]

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July 1, 2012 - 2:47 PM

Aimee - Thanks for sharing my tip…and leaving a link back to me…so sweet of you! Your blog is great! If you'd ever be interested in guest posting on my blog with a photography tutorial send me your ideas! I'd love to share a link to your blog for my readers! XO, Aimee

6 Month Old, Baby Hayden | Baby Photography

See this little guy?  Yep, he’s only 6 months old.. But ALL over the place!  He’s sitting up, climbing, crawling, pulling up on things & standing.  All the while, he just flashes you a big, gummy smile.. I love it!  Who knew that this quiet, calm newborn would be so full of energy in just […]

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April 23, 2012 - 9:07 PM

Hollyann - He is seriously one of the happiest babies around. The photos are amazing!

April 22, 2012 - 8:35 AM

Wendy Portales - He's so cute! Great pictures!

April 22, 2012 - 6:07 AM

Billy - Great family picture. Love the little guy's smile and blue eyes.

April 22, 2012 - 6:03 AM

Bob - Great pics!

April 21, 2012 - 5:55 PM

Kim - He's going to be a heart breaker with that smile! He's adorable :)

April 21, 2012 - 2:49 PM

Dee - BAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW what a precious bb 😀

April 21, 2012 - 1:32 PM

Ruth - adorable pictures!!!! I'm especially partial on his rock outfit!

April 21, 2012 - 1:24 PM

Stephanie - O he's a doll. Also a very busy little guy too.

April 19, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Haydens Nanau - I love this little guy. His pictures are so cute. Really like the ones where he,s standing.

April 18, 2012 - 6:18 PM

Tiffany - great pictures!!! what a happy baby! :)

April 18, 2012 - 5:55 PM

trimmerphotography - sooo cute!!!!

April 18, 2012 - 12:15 PM

heather hughes - what an adorable kido

April 17, 2012 - 5:25 PM

Jamie Kroanda - So Cute!!! Love his smile!

April 17, 2012 - 5:15 PM

Jessica - soooooo cute!! love the family picture too:)

April 16, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Flor Melinda Heredia - Victoria u and Daniel created the most beautiful baby ever he is so adorable!

April 16, 2012 - 9:56 PM

Alicia Douglas - Beautiful portraits beautiful family!!

April 16, 2012 - 9:55 PM

Samantha Meyer - Hayden is so cute!! I <3 my baby brother!!

April 16, 2012 - 9:45 PM

Bridget - Great pics!!!

April 16, 2012 - 9:43 PM

Shanna-Kaye Fancher - Oh how adorable!!! He is such a cutie…and I'm loving the tie!!
(She is making two ties for my son/husband for their birthday session…and I can't wait!)

Gorgeous work!

April 16, 2012 - 9:42 PM

Amy - So adorable! Great job at capturing this little one

April 16, 2012 - 9:42 PM

Bridgette - He is so cute! Great pictures!

April 16, 2012 - 9:41 PM

Jessica - Hayden is adorable!! I love his tie :)

Family Portraits | Central IL Portrait Photographer

I always love my time photographing this sweet family.. If they’d let me, I’d probably just hop in their car and head home w/ them 😉  You can clearly feel their love for one another, and they love to laugh.  Thanks for another great session, G family!

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April 16, 2012 - 9:59 PM

Victoria Meyer - Such sweet pics. Love them!!

Two Year Portraits, Isla | Imaginate Photography Portraits

Two years of photographing this princess have flown by!  I still remember her newborn session like it was yesterday.  This was such a fun session.. If laughter really does heal the soul, then Isla can heal the universe… Check out her giggles!

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April 16, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Victoria Meyer - AW!! What a cutie!! :) Love her giggles!!

Newborn Baby Boy, Kyran | Bloomington-Normal Newborn Photographer

This little guy was so laid back.  He barely made a sound the entire time, even when he was bright-eyed and checking out his surroundings.  I loved snuggling on him!  And big sister was SO, so sweet to her new baby brother… Didn’t even ask her to love on him, she couldn’t stop kissing him.  ?

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April 16, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Victoria Meyer - So handsome and so tiny! Those sibling shots are so sweet!!

9 Month Old, Lydia | Baby’s 1st Year Portrait Plan

Miss Lydia has such a quiet, sweet demeanor..  I love hearing her soft babbles, and when she smiles, I’m certain that her eyes twinkle!  What a joy watching babies grow throughout their first year! See more of Lydia; newborn, 3 mos, and 6 mos

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April 16, 2012 - 10:06 PM

Victoria Meyer - AW!! What a sweetie pie!

Eric & Jamie, Engagement Session | Flanagan, IL Portrait Photography

I instantly felt at home w/ Eric & Jamie… Their fun-loving personalities shined through, and it seemed as if I’d known them for years.  You can see their love for one another, as they easily interacted and enjoyed their engagement session w/ one another.  I’m so excited for your upcoming September wedding, and can’t wait to photograph […]

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April 16, 2012 - 10:07 PM

Victoria Meyer - I love these! So sweet!!

April 9, 2012 - 5:26 PM

Julie Sancken - I LOVE these! Bridget, these are stunning!

April 7, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Jamie - Oh I just love these :)

6 Month Old Baby, Brady | Bloomington Normal Baby Photographer

Brady is 6 months, and still as smiley as ever!  He has THE best, light up the entire room, type of a smile…  Love it!  His baby babbles are pretty darn sweet too… And does this boy like to snuggle.. gah, I was in heaven w/ him! Baby’s 1st Year w/ Brady; Newborn, 3 months

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March 27, 2012 - 2:19 PM

Victoria Meyer - AW!! What a little cutie! Love his smile!

INSTORE Magazine Featuring Jack Lewis Jewelers | Illinois Commercial Photographer

I was thrilled to do a portrait shoot for the owner, John Carter and the former owner, John Wohlwend, of Jack Lewis Jewelers.  They were going to be featured in an article in the magazine “INSTORE” for their March issue.  You can view the full article here, fifth image down the page.  Both gentlemen were […]

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April 4, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Chandi - Awesome for you!!!