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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! =)

Happy Halloween! | Child Costume Photographer

What do you get when you cross a vampire and a monkey?  My very cute two girls, of course  Hope everyone has a safe & FUN Halloween weekend! She could not WAIT to wear her vampire teeth… As in, just had to try them on every day for oh, the last 2 weeks or so, […]

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A Family | Illinois Family Portrait Photographer

I love seeing the A family!  They have THE sweetest girls, and are such a delight to photograph.. Look how much the girls have grown from last year here..  Miss C even shared a milestone w/ me, as she learned how to snap yesterday!  Way to go, C!  And Miss L is just as delightful […]

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3 Year Old, Birthday Boy| Illinois Child Photographer

This little guy’s creative mama does something special for her boys’ birthdays..  For Mr. A’s brother & himself, each year for their birthday, she chooses a# of items to match their age, and then does a collage of the boys’ birthday pics.. Neat, huh!?  Here are their last birthday ones.. This year, THREE footballs for […]

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Becky & Chuck, Married! | Illinois Wedding Photographer

After meeting w/ Becky & her sweet mother, I knew I would have fun w/ this family.. So welcoming & loving!  It could not have been a more gorgeous fall day for their wedding.. The leaves perfectly shaded in multitudes of color, pumpkins all around… Just lovely!  Thank you for sharing your wedding day w/ […]

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November 10, 2010 - 7:02 PM

Matt & Sara T - These are beautiful pictures – captured that true happiness we all saw on your faces that day! It was a perfect day for a wedding and I hope you always remember and feel the love that filled the room that day!

November 5, 2010 - 9:45 PM

Brian Egli - I was at the wedding and the photographers were awesome! Very polite and professional! And the pictures turned out great!

November 1, 2010 - 2:53 PM

Rona Barkau - Loved all the pictures. Can’t wait to see the album. It was a beautiful wedding and enjoyed by all.

October 30, 2010 - 5:17 PM

Tom Lewis - Beautiful pictures of a wonderful couple. I'm glad everyone had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful wedding. Love you more than you will ever know! Dad

October 30, 2010 - 3:03 PM

Pat Lewis - The happiness I see in your faces……the love I heard when you spoke your vows, the beauty of the day on which you were married, what more could a mother ask for? I hope your wedding day was everything you dreamed it would be and when you look back on these pictures, all of your memories will be happy ones. Love you more than you'll ever know………..xoxo Mom xoxox

October 30, 2010 - 2:23 PM

Pat Lewis - It was a beautiful wedding day for a beautiful couple! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous, and the fall colors and weather couldn't have been more spectacular! I'll look back on these with such fond memories. Can we do it all over again? It was so much fun!! Love you, both……..Mom……….xoxox

October 30, 2010 - 10:44 AM

KELI - I'm sorry I couldn't make it….it looks like it was an amazing day. You look so happy together. Best Wishes!! XOXO Keli XOXO

October 29, 2010 - 10:39 PM

Stacia - i love the pics becky

October 29, 2010 - 4:21 PM

Megan Lewis - Gorgeous!! Becky – you are stunning girl! I love love love the close-up portrait of you and your dress is fabulous! I am soooooo disappointed that Wes and I couldn't be there – it looks like it was an absolutely perfect day.

October 29, 2010 - 7:02 AM

Dayna Schickedanz - WOW! Your photos are just beyond gorgeous! I could not pick a favorite because there were several that I just love.

October 29, 2010 - 4:04 AM

Chuck Edens - THESE PICTURES ARE AWESOME! I cant believe that thats us in those photos! I could not be happier with how those photos turned out.

October 29, 2010 - 1:32 AM

rainiedaylove - This is amazing! I love you guys.

October 28, 2010 - 11:13 PM

Nathan Venturini - These look amazing! I like the one with you two kissing with the sun behind you.

These pictures definitely represent the way to remember a wedding. =)

October 28, 2010 - 10:49 PM

Rebecca Edens - Bridget, thank you so very much from Chuck and I – we had an amazing day and these pictures capture everything so beautifully!!!! Thank YOU for sharing in our special day!!! I can't wait to get the proof book!!!!!

2010 Holiday Cards! | Holiday Portrait Photographer

Here are the 2010 holiday card designs available!  All cards come in sets of 24, and include envelopes..  Aren’t they snazzy?  (does anyone use that word anymore?.. lol)…

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Macro Monday | Macro Photographer

Had another person over the weekend mention that they love seeing “Macro Mondays”… I love hearing that!  Happy Monday, all!

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M Family Siblings | Family & Sibling Photographer

This is the third fall in a row that I’ve had the privilege of photographing these two cute little guys.. And this year, they have a new sister to add to the gang!  Such great kiddos they are, and a true joy to photograph.. Thanks, M family!!

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Newborn, Baby S | Newborn Portrait Photographer

Well, it happened again.. I knew it would.. Yet another newborn that I had the pleasure of photographing, and I fell in love w/ her… So sweet, cuddly, and full of newborn preciousness.  <sigh>  Miss S was a doll baby for her entire session.. Only briefly peeking here & there.  What a sweetheart you have, […]

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Fan on Facebook? | Illinois Photography

Are you a fan of Imaginate Photography on Facebook? If not, you could be missing out! Often times there are specials/promos or announcements made there that you might not see… And now, if you’re surfing Facebook and remember you need to schedule your next session, just go to the fan page and you can click […]

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The S Family | Illinois Family Portrait Photographer

I was excited to photograph this family and return the favor, since recently Rachael photographed my family too!  (thanks again, pal!)  The kiddos all did great, and the weather was nice.. Couldn’t ask for more!  I was hoping “the peaches” aka triplets would warm up to me, and little did I know that I would […]

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October 21, 2010 - 8:16 AM

Leeann - Great photos of a beautiful family!

Normal Community West HS Senior, Twinkle | Illinois HS Senior Photographer

What another great session w/ Miss Twinkle.. It’s always a joy to see her, her mama, and her cousin too (Hi Ami!)..  I love working w/ you, Twinkle, thanks for making my job fun & enjoyable to the T!   Twinkle loves to shop, so this shot was a must!.. This one is my absolute […]

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Chad & Katie, Say “I Do” | Champaign Illinois Wedding Photographer

I knew from the very first time that I met Chad & Katie that I would fall in love w/ them.. I wasn’t wrong  To say they are truly the sweetest, most loving couple is an understatement.. If I could describe them in two words, “love & laughter” would be more than fitting..  Chad & Katie, […]

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Macro Monday | Illinois Creative Photographer

Trying something a little outside the box today… Fall colors & water drops.. See the pumpkin in this one?

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3 Month Old, Baby K | Illinois Baby Photographer

This little guy is part of the Imaginate Baby’s 1st Year plan, so you’ll be seeing lots of his cuteness over the next few months!  Remember him from his newborn session?..  He showed me a couple of smiles here & there.. but maybe he knew what was to come?… Oh, what we do for an […]

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October 27, 2010 - 7:26 AM

Shelly - All of the pictures turned out great! He is so stinking cute!!

October 25, 2010 - 10:14 AM

Janice - Way tooo cute!!!!! All of the pictures turned out great! Congrats and best wishes to you all! Janice (andys mom)

October 21, 2010 - 10:12 PM

Brent - Great pics…Cute baby!

October 21, 2010 - 11:22 AM

Donna W - I love them all. I think the "Elf Hat" picture is hilarious because he has an unhappy look on his face. My personal fav is the 1st picture.

October 20, 2010 - 5:59 PM

Brad - He is so adorable!

October 20, 2010 - 4:26 PM

Jarah - What a cutie!!! The pea one is ADORABLE!

October 20, 2010 - 4:03 PM

Stacie - These are way too cute. Love the pictures.

October 20, 2010 - 2:14 PM

Tonia - My favorites are the first picture and the one in the elf hat! But, I also like the halloween costume because it looks like he's thinking, "Really? You are really making me lay here in this??" Oh, heck I love them all!

October 19, 2010 - 4:28 PM

Brenda - These are adorable! I love the one with the little green stocking hat and the first one with his smile!

October 18, 2010 - 3:23 PM

Dayna - Bridget these are great I love them so much. I especially like the hat one thank goodness for Grandma Fofo:) Then I can't stop laughing at the pea one … he is going to be so mad at me when he gets older oh well he is still cute as a pea :)