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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! =)

The Kesler Family | Family Portrait Photographer

This cute family belongs to one of my photo friends..  Although we had a rain delay, the wait was worth it!  I love shooting in the evenings this time of year.. The sun drops in the sky sooner than it does throughout mid-summer, and is so perfect for back-lighting..  I loved laughing w/ your family, […]

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3 Month Old Baby Grant & Big Sister Emma | In Studio Portrait Photographer

It was a pleasure meeting Grant and his big sister Emma…  Both had great smiles to share w/ me.  You will be seeing  more of them throughout the year, as Grant is the newest member of the Baby’s 1st Year plan.  I look forward to it, Thompson family!

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9 Month Old, Brayden & Emma | In-Studio Portraits Bloomington, IL

I love watching these twins grow throughout their first year.  It’s especially fun to see their personalities individually as well as brother & sister too.  I’m thinking that Brayden is totally going to be in the roll of protective big brother… I mean, just take a look at how he’s helping Emma during this session […]

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The Grant Family | Normal, IL Photographer

It couldn’t have been a more perfect evening for the Grant family’s portrait session.  Gorgeous light, amazing weather, and a beautiful family.. I’m certain it’s what fairy-tale sessions are made of.  Oh yeah, and marshmallows too.  Those may or may not have been involved This pretty mama is also a photographer herself, and does fabulous work.  She […]

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6 Month Old, Baby Brooklyn | Baby’s 1st Year Plan

Baby Brooklyn is full of personality.. Just take a look!  She has a wide-grin, smiley side, a serious side, an inquisitive side… All of which are cute as can be.  She was a super busy girl for this portrait session.. Lots to check out around her, and even slipped a taste of grass in.. whoops! […]

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2 Year Old, Miss Avery | McLean County Fair 2012 Bloomington, IL

Miss Avery just turned two years old, and she’s every bit as cute as she was at just a newborn.  She is so full of energy, talking, running, and a delight to watch.. Her two year session was done at the local county fair… Good thing she’s got such rad parents to wanna do them […]

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August 13, 2012 - 10:15 AM

Sarina - I love the last two pictures! Absolutely adorable.

August 8, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Matt - Could that kid be cuter? These pictures are amazing! You are a great photographer.

August 8, 2012 - 8:12 AM

Tammy Kelley - Love the pictures of your beautiful girl!

August 7, 2012 - 8:09 PM

Nicci - That smile is outrageous! She could be a fair model. Attendance would sky rocket with such a sweet spokesperson!

August 7, 2012 - 2:57 PM

Beth Zold - Awww…what a cutie! I love that her dress compliments all of the bright fair colors. Super adorbs!

August 7, 2012 - 2:06 PM

Ashley Davis - So cute! That was a really great idea to have them taken at the fair.

August 7, 2012 - 1:44 PM

Sue - Let's try this again — love all the pictures — she is so adorable and I can't wait to see the entire package. I especially love the one of her sitting with her arm resting on her knee.

August 7, 2012 - 1:41 PM

Laine - I love the ferris wheel background and the amazing frills! These are such a fun mix of her sweetness and spunky-ness. :) Great pics – thanks for sharing!

August 7, 2012 - 1:40 PM

Sue Carrion - Oh my gosh — these are so adorable! I love them all, but I especially love the one of her sitting with her arm resting on her knee. She is just so darn cute! Can't wait to see them all

August 7, 2012 - 1:33 PM

Sarah Knecht - Wow these are fantastic. What a great idea to have the pictures taken at the fair. I love it.

August 7, 2012 - 1:24 PM

Nikki - These are so cute! Thank you so much for capturing our little princess and all her energy!

Ashley & Bryan’s Wedding Day | Fairbury, Central Illinois Wedding Photographer

Ashley & Bryan had a BE-AUT-I-FUL wedding day!  I was so honored to be their wedding photographer, as I have gotten to know Ashley’s family quite well over the past few years.  I can honestly say that their entire day was a blast & full of love & laughter.  While each & every wedding I […]

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August 12, 2012 - 5:44 PM

Sheryl - Great pics. Good luck picking out ones to frame, or put in your album! :)

August 8, 2012 - 1:49 PM

John Rutledge - This wedding was fun! The pictures and setting are great!

August 7, 2012 - 8:29 PM

Mallory - Beautiful pictures! Ashley & Bryan – these pictures are amazing, as was your day. Congratulations to you both again!

August 7, 2012 - 8:05 PM

Christina Youngsma - All I have to say is WOW!!! The pics at your Grandpa's farm were well worth the stop. Bridget didn't miss a thing. Ashley, you truely did make a beautiful bride.

August 5, 2012 - 7:24 PM

Sarah Anderson - These are awesome! I love that personalities were captured as well as all the beautiful moments of the day. GREAT pictures to remember fantastic times.

August 5, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Alison Skelton - Bridget, these are great!!! I wish our pictures looked this amazing. Ashley and Bryan will truly treasure these candid moments.

August 5, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Aunt Sandi - Really enjoyed looking at all of your gorgeous wedding pictures Ashley and Bryan!! That picture frame one, Ashley looking down at her flowers and the black and white ones are some of my favorites!!!

August 5, 2012 - 7:07 AM

Lisa Resner - These are by far the most fantastic wedding photos I have ever seen!! Not a moment of their day was missed. Congrats Ashley and Brian! Sorry we had to miss your amazing day.

August 4, 2012 - 9:35 AM

Karen Harms - What wonderful pictures of a most beautiful bride and such a handsome groom. Best wishes to you both!

August 4, 2012 - 8:28 AM

Emily Walck Brown - These photos are fantastic!! Ashley looks so beautiful. I can see the love and great time captured in each photo. Congrats to you for filming the moments and to the new couple!

August 4, 2012 - 6:38 AM

Connie and John - You have certainly captured the magic and love present that day:). Ashley and Bryan, you will LOVE these pictures!!!!!!

August 3, 2012 - 9:27 AM

Michelle - AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! Bridget, you captured everything perfectly!! Thank you!!

Newborn Baby Boy, Charlie & Family | Bloomington IL Studio Portraits

Baby Charlie shared a couple of firsts w/ me… He is now the only newborn I’ve ever photographed, to stay awake the. entire. session.  lol  Calm & content though, he was an angel.  I think he just really wanted his mama & daddy to see his big, blue eyes.  Welcome to the world, Charlie!  Many […]

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Lauren & Zach, Engagement Pictures | Normal, IL

I have known Lauren since she was just a toddler, and to see her grown up, and a beautiful bride, just warms my heart.  I adore her family, and I’m sure Zach fits right in w/ them.  I loved watching Zach & Lauren’s sweet & playful love for one another..  And yes, they even got […]

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July 24, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Victoria M - AW! What a cute couple! Congrats on your engagement!

July 24, 2012 - 9:30 AM

Pam Rathke - Awwww Bridget- You are so awesome- Thanks again for wonderful memories!

July 24, 2012 - 8:20 AM

Diane Cody - Love the pics! you guys look awesome together! Welcome to the family Zach!

July 23, 2012 - 11:13 PM

Kristie - these are all so great! you can really tell how genuinely happy they are :)

July 23, 2012 - 10:55 PM

Rebecca - They are all great!! Love you guys! <3

July 23, 2012 - 9:45 PM

Sandee - Awwww. So sweet and romantic. So wonderful.

July 23, 2012 - 9:31 PM

Kristin - Beautiful as always Bridget! Just beautiful!

July 23, 2012 - 9:10 PM

Lauren - The 1st and 5th ones are my favorite! But I love them all! I cant wait to work with you more!! Fantastic!

9 Month Old, Baby Hayden Bloomington, IL Photography

Oh, Mr. Hayden… Pulling up & standing at 6 months, and now walking at 9 months!  Silly boy, you need to slow down!  😉  Still as smiley as ever, this little guy will steal your heart.. I can’t help but snuggle on him, and may or may not have even gotten lipstick on him.. whoops! […]

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July 24, 2012 - 12:03 PM

Victoria M - 😀 😀 I can't help but look at these pictures all the time Bridget! I keep thinking that I could never like his pictures more than the last session but I do!! I love each session more than the last! You did such an amazing job capturing the essence of my little man! And he absolutely adores you! I'm going to be so sad when his one year package is up!!

July 22, 2012 - 4:11 PM

KatChildress - i love them! he's so cute!!!

July 22, 2012 - 8:55 AM

Melissa - How adorable little boy he is! Great job!

July 22, 2012 - 8:13 AM

Bridgette - Love these pictures!

July 22, 2012 - 12:47 AM

Aubrey - He is so adorable! Looks like a total handful. :) Great pics!

July 21, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Megan - So precious!!!! I'm jealous he's walking at 9 months!

July 21, 2012 - 10:33 PM

flor melinda heredia - baby hade look so cute in all the picture regardless of his boo boo it gives him character and remind him of what happened on his baby face makes for a great story when he grows up. lol!

July 21, 2012 - 7:23 PM

Teri Salvino - I love Hayden!!!! Cutest baby boty ever!!!!!!!

July 21, 2012 - 7:14 PM

Alana - What an adorable child, and GREATTT PHOTOGRAPHY!

July 21, 2012 - 7:09 PM

Marcie - AWesome pics! Good looking family!

July 21, 2012 - 6:38 PM

raquel - I love these, Victoria! The colors, the location, the expressions, the compositions! Everything is perfect!

July 20, 2012 - 6:01 PM

Anna - He is such a little sweetie!

July 20, 2012 - 1:04 PM

Ruth - They turned out awesome!!! I LOVE THEM ALL!!! His poor little eye though! :( I love his facial expressions! Captured his personality perfectly!!

July 20, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Tabitha - Adorable! One handsome little guy there 😀

July 20, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Jennifer - Soooo adorable! =)

July 20, 2012 - 9:57 AM

Melanie - Such a cutie!! Love them all

July 20, 2012 - 9:51 AM

Shanna-Kaye Fancher - Those eyes!! He is just stinking adorable….love love it!

July 20, 2012 - 9:48 AM

Cynthia - I just love his facial expressions, Momma must be over the moon with these.

July 20, 2012 - 9:47 AM

Chrissey - Great job! What an adorable, happy baby!!!

July 20, 2012 - 9:44 AM

Dusti - Simply adorable! GREAT location!

July 20, 2012 - 9:41 AM

brittany - Wow! I love these. :) such a cute little boy!

July 20, 2012 - 9:41 AM

Mary Trimmer - awesome pictures!!

July 20, 2012 - 9:39 AM

Megan - These are sooo good. You did a great job of capturing so much personality. I love his facial expressions!

July 20, 2012 - 9:38 AM

V. Mickey - What wonderful pictures! He is such a cutie!!

July 20, 2012 - 9:38 AM

Alexis Snyder - Oh my word, he is the cutest little boy!! Awesome work!

6 Year Old, Lilli | Bloomington, IL Child Photography

I love playing, er, photographing Lydia’s big sister, Lilli… She is always smiling and in great spirits for pictures.  Her energy is contagious!  She’s also a super helper whenever she is around…  Thank you for the fun, Lilli, and happy 6th birthday!

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July 19, 2012 - 7:52 PM

Alison - 6 already!? My how time flies. Such a pretty young lady – great pictures of Miss Lilli.

July 19, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Brynn - Such pretty pictures, and how grown up!

Lydia Turns One Year Old | Bloomington, IL Child Photography

Miss Lydia is one!  She still continues to have such a quiet & sweet personality..   She sure can light up the room w/ her smiles though..  I have loved watching your first year, Lydia!  Hope you had a wonderful 1st birthday, pretty girl! See more of Lydia; newborn, 3 mos,  6 mos & 9 mos One of […]

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July 19, 2012 - 7:50 PM

Alison - So cute! Can't get over this blue eyed cutie. Looks like she had a good 1st birthday digging into that cake. Great pictures.

July 19, 2012 - 1:43 PM

Brynn - These are gorgeous! You guys are all so photogenic! :)

July 19, 2012 - 8:52 AM

Sheryl - Something about her face in the shot with the cake (before she destroys it) is cracking me up. Too cute!

July 19, 2012 - 6:21 AM

Alyssa - Sooo cute!!

July 19, 2012 - 6:11 AM

Karen Youngsma - I can't beleive how mush she looks just like her mother. Beautiful pictures.

July 18, 2012 - 9:58 PM

Michelle - Thanks Bridget – they are awesome as usual. I too love the sister shot!!