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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! =)

HS Senior Miss Addie | Blue Ridge High School

I had such a great time photographing Addie..  A lovely, young lady, and full of spirit.  I look forward to seeing where life takes you, Addie.  You’re going to do great!  Thanks for a fun senior portrait session My FAVORITE!…

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August 16, 2011 - 10:44 AM

Sarah - I love the pictures! That second shot is amazing!! And I think the one in the swing turned out really well. :) She's beautiful!

Newborn Baby G | Bloomington Normal Newborn Photographer

This precious angel is the new daughter of dear friends of ours.. I was so honored to be asked to capture her for her first portrait session.  She was a joy to work w/ and was just perfect.  We are so happy for you and your sweet blessing, G & G!

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Miss A Turns One! | Central IL Child Photographer

Happy 1st birthday, A!  It has been such a joy to photograph this sweet girl throughout her first year..  Love her personality, and she has pretty rad parents too!  Thank you for a fantastic first year of sessions, G family!  You can see A grow from a newborn, to 3 months, 6 months, and 9 […]

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August 12, 2011 - 9:46 PM

DAve - Great job, Bridget! Thanks so much!

August 12, 2011 - 9:46 PM

Sue - Thanks again for the beautiful pictures of my perfect, little princess! I love them!

August 12, 2011 - 9:45 PM

Curt - Nice pictures! Thanks for doing a great job!

August 7, 2011 - 6:33 PM

sarah s - Oh My Goodness. So flippin cute! I love her lil chubby cheeks & legs. I wanna eat her up! :) Love the one of you three sitting too. Great photos !

August 4, 2011 - 7:00 PM

Beth - I can't believe Avery Elizabeth is one! She is so precious. I love her! You are a beautiful family.

August 4, 2011 - 8:44 AM

Sheri - Fantastic pictures!! Love the monkey face!!

August 3, 2011 - 4:58 PM

Sheryl - Such a sweetheart! Great pictures!

August 3, 2011 - 4:50 PM

Mary Parks - Another fantastic set of photos. She's a doll!

August 2, 2011 - 9:44 PM

Cathy - Love love love monkey face!!!!!

August 2, 2011 - 8:09 PM

Linda Rote - Kayla said ohhhhh that man is handsome and the baby is cute!!! What a beautiful family!

August 2, 2011 - 7:51 PM

Lori - SOOOO CUTE!!!! i LOVE her chubby legs. cannot believe it has been a year already!!! wow!

August 2, 2011 - 7:46 PM

Lora - Adorable pictures!!

August 2, 2011 - 7:23 PM

Nikki - Oh my goodness! I cannot believe how awesome these pictures are! Thank you so much! And to think you did all that in 30 minutes!!

August 2, 2011 - 11:41 AM

Melissa - Awe…can't believe she's already 1!

August 2, 2011 - 11:40 AM

Tammy - Adorable!

August 2, 2011 - 11:40 AM

Karen - Love them all…super cute!

August 2, 2011 - 11:40 AM

Robyn - You have a way of capturing all the best parts of my little niece!!! Love them all and can't wait to see the full session. Great job Bridget, as usual!

One Year Old, Miss C | Bloomington Normal Photographer

This sweet little cutie just celebrated her first birthday…  It was a major scorcher the day of her portrait session, and she was SUCH a good sport!  Her mama told me that she tends to be somewhat on the serious side, but she snuck a couple of grins in here and there.. Thanks, D family!

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August 3, 2011 - 10:07 PM

Andrea O - L & S – you have such a beautiful child! The 1st pic is my favorite!

August 3, 2011 - 10:05 PM

Andrea O. - She is such a beautiful child! The pics are great – the 1st is my favorite!

August 2, 2011 - 7:32 PM

Memaw - She is soooo adorable!!!

August 2, 2011 - 9:19 AM

Kristyn - She looks so classic in the black & white, what a doll!

August 1, 2011 - 3:11 PM

Yeah-Eh!! - I still think you should have got one in just the jean diapers!

August 1, 2011 - 2:42 PM

rachel b. - super cute, claire bear!! love, aunt rach 😉

Newborn Baby L | Central Illinois Newborn Photographer

And here is Miss L’s newborn baby sister… Isn’t she sweet?  She was a dream to photograph.  I love when babies show me their big, beautiful eyes at the beginning of the portrait session, and then my arm is twisted (ha!) to rock them to sleep.. (one of my favorite moments while photographing newborns!)  Thanks […]

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July 25, 2011 - 9:35 AM

Sheryl - <3. The first one is my favorite (hint, hint Mich!) :)

5 Year Old, Miss L | Central IL Photographer

Meet 5 year old Miss L.. I first met L, when she was three years old at an event supporting lung cancer, called LUNGevity.  She has really changed and grown over the last two years, and it was a pleasure to play, er photograph, her  She was also introducing me to her newborn baby sister […]

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July 27, 2011 - 8:22 AM

Rebecca - Beautiful children! What a blessing!

July 25, 2011 - 10:17 PM

eMiLy - These are absolutely adorable!! I Love the double L sistas!!

July 25, 2011 - 10:47 AM

Alison - Great pics, L is such a proud sister.

July 25, 2011 - 9:34 AM

Sheryl - <3

July 24, 2011 - 9:10 PM

Jamie - Amazing pics, both adorabe children!

One Year Old Baby K | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Another graduate of the Baby’s 1st Year program… Bitter sweet, as always!  Watch K grow from newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months.   Happy first birthday, K! As a newborn; And now at one year old… How neat is this fire truck?… 

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July 22, 2011 - 7:46 PM

Christyn - I agree – the firetruck pictures are my favorite! That first one looks like "Hey baby! Wanna go for a ride in my firetruck?" haha!!

July 21, 2011 - 9:56 PM

Flamehair1977 - He is adorable!!!

July 21, 2011 - 4:48 PM

Kathie - These pictures are awesome! He sure is a cutie! :)

July 21, 2011 - 4:25 PM

Jordyn - The firetruck pictures are my favorite!

July 21, 2011 - 4:24 PM

Tonia - I do not know how he gets cuter and cuter! These pictures are awesome….as always :)

July 21, 2011 - 3:11 PM

dayna - Bridget thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. I love them all!

Macro Monday

I love this set of macro shots… Trying something a little different, and focusing <or lack thereof> on having softer images instead of crisp focus.. Whimsical, dreamy… perfect reminders of sweet, little blessings on a summer day

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July 19, 2011 - 9:42 PM

Rebecca Easton - The pictures are so darling! It will be hard to make a choice for pictures.