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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! =)

Newborn Baby Boy, Finn | Bloomington, Illinois Newborn & Family Photographer

Meet baby Finn!.. What a treat he was to photograph.  He does now, however, hold the record for giving me (as well as his mama & daddy) the most “surprises” during his session.. lol  All is well though.. He didn’t make a peep, just a few grunts, the entire time, and we were able to […]

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3 Month Old, Baby Elyse | Baby Photographer Bloomington, IL

Miss Elyse is now 3 months, and just as pretty as always.. We started outdoors where she loved watching the trees & surroundings.  We then headed into the studio, and after a quick cat nap, she was very curious about the softbox hovering near her.. Such a sweet baby girl 🙂 Elyse’s:  Newborn Session

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Steinman Family Pictures | Bloomington-Normal Photography

A great day for family pictures, this was!  With rain out of the forecast, it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon.  The kids were wonderful listeners & did such a great job..  I think the Steinman’s got a good laugh during their session too…. I sort of “made friends” w/ a cocklebur bush.  Eeek! […]

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One Year Old, Miss Summer | Bloomington-Normal Photography

Such a great time w/ this blonde sweetie & her mommy and daddy… Summer was full of smiles, and we ran and ran around.. she was fast!  She was so sweet though, running into my arms for a hug…. LOVE that!  One of my favorite ages to photograph.  Thanks for a wonderful session, Price family! […]

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September 18, 2012 - 1:23 PM

Alicia Allen - Love the pictures!

September 17, 2012 - 5:07 PM

Lisa Price - Thanks Bridget! I am so excited about the pictures. They are amazing!

Eric & Jamie, Wedding Day, 9-1-12 | Pontiac-Flanagan, IL Wedding Photographer

What an incredible wedding day for Eric & Jamie.. So many memories were made, and a lifetime of happiness is ahead of these two, without a doubt!  With the daunting news of hurricane Isaac threatening rain, and providing just that during the morning hours, the day cleared up for us, just in time.  Everything that […]

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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. […]

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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!