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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! =)

6 Month Old, Baby I | Illinois Baby Photographer

This little sweetie pie was all sorts of serious at the start her session.. I knew, however, that she really does have this expressive little grin in her..   We pulled out ALL the tricks, and sure enough.. We got it!  Thanks to her mama & daddy for helping out too! LOoooooooove this one!.. And proof […]

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Ryan & Katie Married | Illinois Wedding Photographer

This couple had such a great wedding day!  They were wonderful to work w/, and are so sweet together.. They were married at the Grace Episcopal Church in Pontiac, IL w/ a reception following at the Elk’s Lodge.. A special thanks, also to Britten Traughber, for assisting me w/ this wedding Ryan & Katie did […]

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October 15, 2010 - 4:40 PM

Janet Edinger - Great pictures. Can't wait to see all of them.

October 14, 2010 - 1:23 AM

Bot - Wow! You guys look so great on your special day! I almost feel like I was there. GREAT photos! :)

October 14, 2010 - 12:24 AM

Murphy - The wedding shenanigans were a good time for sure. I'm glad I was a part of such an important day with such amazing people.

October 13, 2010 - 10:16 PM

Jackie - Beautiful shots! Your flowers are so beautiful and the colors are great!

October 13, 2010 - 10:09 PM

The LD - Wonderful Pics.

October 13, 2010 - 9:51 PM

Shardacus - a firemost wedding indeed

October 13, 2010 - 9:50 PM

Lou Down - Great photos! Congrats!

October 13, 2010 - 9:14 AM

LD love - congrats

October 13, 2010 - 8:47 AM

Curly - LD represent!! Great pics!!

October 13, 2010 - 6:06 AM

hubert_c - congrats and be thankful for something so special!

October 13, 2010 - 3:19 AM

Rebecca - The pictures are absolutely beautiful and show off what a great couple Katie and Ryan are. Katie you are gorgeous and I'm so happy that your day was great!

October 13, 2010 - 12:55 AM

cellardoor - Lovely! Congratulations =)

October 12, 2010 - 11:52 PM

tony - what a wonderfull day I love you guys.

October 12, 2010 - 11:42 PM

Dan - Congrats!

October 12, 2010 - 11:26 PM

kim - Congrats Beautiful pictures

October 12, 2010 - 10:37 PM

dtwisco - good looking album, good looking couple!

October 12, 2010 - 10:35 PM

Will - Congrats!

October 12, 2010 - 10:21 PM

Adam - Couple of sharp-looking kids right there. Congratulations, you two!

October 12, 2010 - 10:19 PM

ben parks - Captured the love, life, happiness, and memories. Congrats to the couple!

October 12, 2010 - 10:08 PM

from_the_LD - Great photos. Congratulations!

October 12, 2010 - 9:32 PM

Joyce - Your wedding pictures are beautiful!! Can't wait to see all of them! The one with Jack peeking down the aisle is priceless! Katie, you were a
beautiful bride. I even liked the black and white photos, it will be hard to choose which ones you'll want to keep!
Great job, Bridgett!

October 12, 2010 - 9:32 PM

Drew - Such a beautiful wedding and reception, and equally beautiful bride and groom.

October 12, 2010 - 9:26 PM

Judy bertsche - Beautiful!!!! Ryan n Katie make a wonderful couple! They are so very happy and it shows in your pictures. Jack was something else at the wedding and you caught that too! Thank you for the sneak peek!

Judy(Ryans mom)

October 12, 2010 - 9:10 PM

Mary Kennedy - These are beautiful pictures.

October 12, 2010 - 8:59 PM

Tiffany - The pics are BEAUTIFUL! Katie of course looks amazing. Great job

October 12, 2010 - 7:59 PM

Ryan - Bridgett you did a wonderful job capturing our wedding day. They look amazing. Thanks

October 12, 2010 - 10:21 AM

Linda Foth - Bridget – I just got a chance to take a look at the sneak peek! I can't wait to see the whole wedding day. These pictures are amazing. Some even made me tear up again. It was like reliving part of the day. Linda Foth

October 12, 2010 - 10:19 AM

Katie - I can't wait to see all of our pictures!!! You are the best Bridget!!!

October 10, 2010 - 1:52 PM

Leeann - Love their smiles! What a great couple.

Dee-Mack HS Senior Rep | Illinois HS Senior Photographer

This was part two of Emily’s highschool senior portraits..  I had just as much fun photographing her this time, as I did for her first round of pics..  I love seeing her & her family.. So much fun, and energy surrounds them!  Emily even brought her sweet poochie, Sophie for this session.. Thanks so much, […]

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Maternity | Illinois Maternity Photographer

I was super excited for this maternity session for a dear friend of mine & her hubby… They are expecting their first child later this month, and she is absolutely STUNNING!  She is such a fabulous person inside & out, and I cannot wait for her to experience the amazing gift of motherhood… Many, many […]

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Maco Monday | Illinois Macro Photographer

Fall is here!  These are just a few of my glimpses of fall right now.. lots more to come.. Happy Monday!

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Support St. Jude! | Illinois Photographer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To support Childhood Cancer, eat at Chili’s TODAY when 100% of profits go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our […]

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Newborn Baby C | Illinois Newborn Portrait Photographer

To say I sorta fell in love w/ this little guy last night would be an understatement.. He is the newborn son of my bestest friend & they long awaited for his arrival.. He is just perfect in every way. I’m not sure what pep talk they gave him, pre-session, but it worked.. He slept […]

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March 3, 2011 - 4:41 PM

Kristi Smith - Great Pics of all the babies. Baby C is my new niece…love the pink headband one and the one of daddy holding her with the black background!

Brothers | Illinois Child & Sibling Photographer

These little fellas crack me up.. Never a dull moment, but they are oh so sweet. Full of giggles, full of life..  I love watching their growing relationship as brothers & best of pals.. Always a pleasure, A family boys! *Sugar may or may not have been consumed during the duration of this portrait session* […]

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September 23, 2010 - 12:53 PM

Sarah - Oh my gosh, they are SO BIG! I did a double-take. What a good looking group!

September 21, 2010 - 5:41 PM

Jamie - Love these boys!

Fall Session Availability | Illinois Portrait Photographer

Hard to believe another year is coming to a close.. A big thank you to all the Imaginate clients & supporters!! October dates have been filled, and ONLY TWO dates remain open for November, and a handful for December.. Book yours now to secure your spot! Click here to book! **Please note your session date […]

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October 22, 2010 - 2:44 PM

Andrea - Bridget those photos are so beautiful!! We are so excited:)) You did such a wonderful job!!

3yo & 3 month old | Illinois Child Photographer

These kiddos were so super sweet.. I’m sure you can tell my their genuine smiles!  Miss M was just as charming as she was last year when I saw her for her two year portraits.. Now at three, she can even spell her first AND last name.. Very impressive!  And her baby brother had his […]

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September 21, 2010 - 5:41 PM

Jamie - Wonderful photos : ) I love M's dress and O's smile!

September 20, 2010 - 5:38 PM

Leeann - Great family photos! Miss M has grown a lot since her pictures last year!

September 20, 2010 - 4:48 PM

Bob M - Great pictures! I love Owen's big grins. Megan looks so grown up. She's definitely the BIG sister.

September 20, 2010 - 4:19 PM

Sarah - How sweet! Wow, M has really grown up fast. :) And O looks like a very happy, cheerful baby.

September 20, 2010 - 10:24 AM

sandy Bentley - Bridget, Karen, Adam, Meghan, and Owen — great pictures. Cute outfits for the kids. Karen and Adam — your clothes are nice also.
Really enjoyed the pictures.
Thanks — Sandy B

September 20, 2010 - 8:09 AM

Erin - What cute pics! I love the smiles. You would never have guessed there was a chance they could be grumpy :)

Dave & Marissa Married | Illinois Wedding Photographer

From the moment that I met Dave & Marissa, I could tell that they shared a very sweet love between the two of them.. When we did their engagement session, it was even that much more apparent.  They’re playful, fun, considerate of one another.. A truly magical relationship! A special thanks goes out to my […]

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6 Month Old Baby S | Illinois Baby Photographer

Miss baby S is part of the “Baby’s 1st Year” plan…  I love watching babies’ 1st year.. It’s still hard to believe that this little cutie is 6 months old already.. Seems like just yesterday when I photographed her as a newborn, and again at 3 months. So full of lit up smiles; I LOVE […]

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Client Feedback & Cupcakes | Illinois Photographer

Each day I wake up, and I’m not only thankful to be able to be a SAHM (stay at home mommy) and  have time w/ my family, but I always feel so blessed to have a career that I’m passionate about as well..  Working w/ the great people that I meet is absolutely amazing..  And […]

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Macro Monday | Illinois Floral Photographer

Have I mentioned how much I love, love, lovvvvvve my macro lens?  Ah… It’s heavenly to play w/, and if it means I have to use it while on bedrest, at that.. well, twist my arm I know I shoot florals a lot, but I couldn’t resist these beauties.. Kaylor, my oldest daughter, brought them […]

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