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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 S Family | Illinois Family Portrait Photographer

This family is just too sweet.. I love that you can see their love just shine for one another.  Makes my heart happy!  Thanks for a great visit, S family

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November 23, 2011 - 6:00 PM

1st & 3rd Birthdays | Child Birthday Photography » - […] a couple of steps too..  He’s another Baby’s 1st Year graduate.  (look for more of I here, and here)  His big brother J’s 3rd birthday is so close as well, that we did his three year […]

May 24, 2011 - 11:22 AM

Cherith - What a handsome family. The boys are getting so big.

May 23, 2011 - 11:07 PM

DaveO - I love the look of the littlest one in the first photo. It's like he's saying, "That camera is the coolest thing I've ever seen." The fact that they are all looking at the camera at the same time is pretty amazing by itself, the photos look pretty swell IMHO…

May 21, 2011 - 2:24 PM

Trisha - Love! Love! Love the pictures!! Could you have sweeter, cuter, more adorable boys!! Awesome pics!!

May 19, 2011 - 12:16 PM

Genny - Wonderful family and beautiful pictures!

May 19, 2011 - 8:07 AM

Lucy - I love it!!

May 19, 2011 - 8:06 AM

Melanie - Glorious!! * Melanie

May 19, 2011 - 6:03 AM

Melissa - Simply beautiful! Could J get any cuter?!!!?

May 18, 2011 - 11:28 PM

Darcie - These are absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest!!!!! ~Darcie

9 Month Old, Baby A | Baby Photography

Pure sweetness, this little girl is…  Sometimes it takes a bit to crack into her sweet smiles, but when they come, they’re guaranteed to melt your heart..  Mission accomplished, miss A!  She even brought special visitors for her 9 month portraits, her grandparents!   I love that she’s found her tongue!.. So funny;  And a sweet one […]

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November 11, 2011 - 5:06 PM

9 mounth baby pictures - […] 9 Month Old, Baby A | Baby Photography | May 18, 2011 … Pure sweetness, this little girl is… Sometimes it takes a bit to crack into her sweet smiles, … […]

November 11, 2011 - 4:50 PM

9 month old baby pictures - […] 9 Month Old, Baby A | Baby Photography | May 18, 2011 … Pure sweetness, this little girl is… Sometimes it takes a bit to crack into her sweet smiles, … […]

June 3, 2011 - 10:58 AM

Julie - Great Pictures!

June 3, 2011 - 10:58 AM

Auntie Ra - Lovin that baby girl!!!!

June 3, 2011 - 10:57 AM

Jamie - Can't believe how fast she's growing. Such a big girl

June 3, 2011 - 10:55 AM

Alyssa - So smiley!

June 3, 2011 - 10:54 AM

Tammy - Beautiful baby Nicole

June 3, 2011 - 10:54 AM

Lucas - I love my little cousin Avery….She's cute just like me!

June 3, 2011 - 10:54 AM

Melissa - Awe…she's a cutie-pa-tootie!!!

June 3, 2011 - 10:53 AM

Karen - Super cute…I can't believe how big she's getting!

May 31, 2011 - 10:11 AM

Laurie - Absolutely precious!

May 20, 2011 - 9:55 AM

Sheryl - These are just adorable!

May 19, 2011 - 10:28 PM

Dave - These look awesome Bridgett – thank you!

May 19, 2011 - 6:54 PM

Heidi - Oh. My. Word. Beautiful does not cut these pictures!! Outstanding Nikki!

May 19, 2011 - 6:25 AM

Dorothy - What a cutie! I wish we didn't live so far away but I guess these beautiful pictures will hold me over until the next time we get to see you. Here's hoping that's very soon!!

May 18, 2011 - 9:34 PM

Megan - These are so precious!!! :)

May 18, 2011 - 4:32 PM

Sheri - Awesome pictures! She's so adorable!!

May 18, 2011 - 3:27 PM

Amy - Those turned out really good! I can't wait to see the rest. Nik-that is a great one of the two of you. :)

May 18, 2011 - 1:31 PM

Lori - SOOOOOO cute. Perhsps ONE of the cutest little 3rd cousins i have! :)

May 18, 2011 - 1:30 PM

Sonia - Love my baby A!

May 18, 2011 - 1:21 PM

Cathy - That dress IS adorable!!

May 18, 2011 - 1:13 PM

Robyn - Do I have the cutest niece or what???? Love all the pictures. Can't wait to see the rest of them!

May 18, 2011 - 1:01 PM

Nikki - Oh my goodness!! I just love these as usual! I love the one of her and I! Thanks again!

Newborn Baby D | Bloomington-Normal Newborn Baby Photographer

I’ve known this precious baby boy’s mama since I can first remember in grade school.  I was so honored to photograph her brand new son, and beautiful family.  Three year old, Miss R was full of personality, and entertaining me throughout the session.. Loved her!  Thank you so much, G family

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May 16, 2011 - 8:09 PM

Kristen Legner - I love all of these pictures! They are just precious!! Baby Drake is so sweet!! I can't wait to see all of the pictures! I'm sure they are all amazing :) xoxo – Kristen

May 16, 2011 - 2:36 PM

Tammie Gibson - Wow!!! Very nice photos!!!

May 16, 2011 - 8:52 AM

leann - Adorable! I am going to have to tell my nieces about this photographer..or I should have another baby. :) Congrats Nicole and Scott!

May 16, 2011 - 7:17 AM

Scott Gibson - Hi Bridget… I think you did an amazing job with our session. You were very patient to get just the right shots. Thanks again!

May 14, 2011 - 2:09 PM

Jane Kern - So precious! Drake looks so content and happy. What a little snuggle bug! I can't wait to hold him. I just hope he doesn't grow too much before I see him. :) Love all of you Gibson family! Great pictures!

xoxo Auntie Jane

J turns One! | Illinois Photographer

This sweet little guy is celebrating his first birthday..  Such a happy boy, and full of smiles.. I love his personality!  Thanks for a wonderful year, capturing your little man, M family!   Here is a flashback to J as a newborn; And his full newborn sneak peek, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 month […]

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May 23, 2011 - 11:17 PM

Adana Adams - Such fun pictures. Love the links to look back at how he’s grown this past year!!!!!

May 22, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Randy - Jude looks very cute! Looks like he had a blast! Great pics!!

May 22, 2011 - 10:36 PM

Kelly - WOW! Jude turns one! What a big boy and what beautiful pictures!

May 22, 2011 - 9:37 PM

David Rathke - He is growing up too fast

May 22, 2011 - 9:36 PM

Pam rathke - Mr. Jude is such a sweetie- he sure loves his cake!

May 22, 2011 - 8:47 PM

Jay - Great photos; I'm sure you'll be happy that you will have them forever!

May 22, 2011 - 8:46 PM

katie - I miss you Jude! I love the one with him getting into the cake!

May 20, 2011 - 3:44 PM

Meagan Grafton - cutie pie :)

May 20, 2011 - 12:28 PM

Carola - OMG…..How cute!! Wish I was there!….Carola

May 19, 2011 - 9:28 PM

Tracy - Jude is always smiling and so happy. These pictures capture his adorable personality. They are great!

May 17, 2011 - 9:05 PM

Patrick - Yup, I definitely have the cutest boy! The cake pictures turned out good even though Jude couldn't sit still very long.

May 17, 2011 - 9:00 PM

Patrick - The only time jude is sitting still is in a picture since jude is constantly on the move. All the pictures are great especially with how jude would not sit still. Thanks bridget!

May 16, 2011 - 10:55 PM

Lauren - These are just way to cute!! He is such a hoot! They crack me up!!! Kisses and Hugs from Auntie Lou Lou

May 16, 2011 - 8:57 PM

Kristin - As always, these pictures turned out wonderful! I just love the cake pictures! Thank you so much Bridget!

May 16, 2011 - 8:46 PM

cristina - I see both mom and dad in the photos. Enjoy as it goes by so fast!! Cristina Bishop

May 16, 2011 - 7:42 PM

Jen - I love all of baby J's pics!! Such a handsome lil guy!!

May 16, 2011 - 6:56 PM

Uncle Dave/Aunt Jan - The pictures are great – they really capture his charming personality.

May 16, 2011 - 4:00 PM

Jim McWilliams - Jude is so cute in his pictures, capturing his cute personality. Happy so much of the time. Grandpa

May 16, 2011 - 3:58 PM

Linda McWilliams - Jude you are such an adorable baby, and the year went by so fast. The cake picture is priceless, just love that smile. Love, Grandma

May 16, 2011 - 2:15 PM

Julie - The last one is my favorite! So precious and sweet!

May 16, 2011 - 10:44 AM

Crissy - Jude is such a sweetie pie, with such big eyes! I really like the crawling forward b/w photo!

May 16, 2011 - 9:45 AM

David - The outtake was a great addition, but nothing compared to that first picture after touching the cake! He's so cute…only a few more days till I'm home to hang out with him again!

May 16, 2011 - 9:29 AM

Kelli - You look so cute in your new pictures! Happy birthday.

May 16, 2011 - 9:24 AM

Kelli - Aunt Kelli misses you! You look so cute in your new pictures!

Boudoir Marathons Now Available!

I’m super excited to announce the launch of boudoir marathons, Imaginate style! These are tasteful and elegant sessions dedicated to celebrating YOU! Click HERE to email for more information, and/or to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Boudoir Marathons are held at a local Bloomington/Normal hotel suite, and are completely private. You’re welcome to bring […]

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Happy Mother’s Day, 2011!

Many, many, best wishes to all of the wonderful mothers out there.. I am privileged to know many myself..  I hope you’ve had a great day!  p.s. I couldn’t help but have a huge smile on my face while pulling these images from the archives.. Nothing sweeter than a mother & child’s love for one another

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May 9, 2011 - 1:51 PM

Leeann - Love it! Thanks for posting a picture of Seth and me. It's one of my favorites.

(Pictures 1 and 7 are the same, by the way.)