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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! =)

Steve & Sarah, Engaged | Engagement Photographer

I was looking forward to meeting w/ this couple for their engagement session.. They traveled from up north, and I was crossing my fingers that the weather would hold out for us..  While it was WINDY as all get out, Steve & Sarah were such great sports, and so sweet together.  I am super excited […]

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March 21, 2011 - 7:23 AM

Jen - Bridesmaid - Love, LOVE, Love THEM! The one where you two are blacked out is really cool! And the one where you are kissing and you're standing on your wee tippy toes, SO CUTE! Let me know when the rest are posted! <3

March 20, 2011 - 9:37 AM

sarah's mom - These are great photos of you 2! I can't wait to see the rest,

March 18, 2011 - 11:59 AM

Stephanie - These are great!! Congrats you two!! I love them all! :)

3 Month Old Baby B | Baby Photographer

This little sweetie came to see me for newborn pics back in December.. Look how she’s grown!  Love her sweet smile.  And her bow was custom made to match her dress by TatorTots Bowtique.. Adorable!    Thanks, H family!  

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March 24, 2011 - 6:45 PM

Jessica - She is getting so big!! such a pretty baby!

March 23, 2011 - 9:40 PM

Michelle - Such a beautiful baby!!! Love the pics!

March 23, 2011 - 7:39 PM

Sharon - She is just adorable and the outfits are fabulous!

March 23, 2011 - 6:29 PM

Dena - these are the cutest pictures ever!!!

March 23, 2011 - 5:46 PM

Lindsay - She is absolutely adorable Kara!!!

March 23, 2011 - 3:15 PM

RTWolfe2009 - The colors are as vibrant as the little girl. The photographer really caught her personality. Adorable!

March 23, 2011 - 2:11 PM

Faith - Very good pics. She must be a very happy baby with all those wonderful smiles.

March 23, 2011 - 2:02 PM

Mimi - What great pictures!

March 23, 2011 - 2:02 PM

Cyndi - Awh! She is such a cute little baby girl!

March 22, 2011 - 7:47 PM

Kaidence - my cousin is beautiful

March 22, 2011 - 7:46 PM

Sharon - she is so pretty and boy has she grown love these pictures, hope we get one

March 22, 2011 - 9:27 AM

Stevie - Such a beautiful baby and wonderful smiles that were caught. I love how the first photo looks like she is waving it is so cute. Wonderful 3 month pictures and can not wait to see more.

March 21, 2011 - 6:41 PM

paw paw - ohhhhh Kara and jeremy– she is paw paws girl alright—just look at those eyes and that smile–she knows she is

March 21, 2011 - 6:08 PM

Connie - She is precious…. I don't know how you're going to pick… I'd want all of them! ♥

March 21, 2011 - 2:36 PM

Ashley - So cute. She's adorable Kara.

March 21, 2011 - 1:40 PM

TatorTots Bowtique - So cute!!!!!

March 21, 2011 - 11:39 AM

Janet - Everything is picture perfect! You caught the best of everything! Thank you for posting!

March 21, 2011 - 12:39 AM

Beth - ooooh i see some paw-paw halsey in the first one!

March 20, 2011 - 10:58 PM

Teri - Such a little darling.

March 20, 2011 - 10:54 PM

Leslie - She needs to wear this outfit to Heather's wedding, she'll match the bridal party. Great pics.

March 20, 2011 - 4:31 PM

Stefanie - These are absolutely adorable! I love the third one. Such a happy baby!

March 19, 2011 - 10:49 PM

Sara - Cute pics!! Love them all..she is a doll!

March 19, 2011 - 9:46 PM

Sara - She is the cutest! Love them!

March 19, 2011 - 9:05 PM

Kristen - Those are some of the cutest baby pictures I've ever seen! I want her to do my childrens pictures….amazing! Brynlee is so stinkin cute!

March 17, 2011 - 11:14 PM

Kara - Ahhhh!! I can't believe you caught the smiles!! Ok, I guess I should never underestimate you hahaha! I LOVE them!!! Can't wait to see the rest!

Matt & Angela, Engagement | Illinois Engagement Photographer

I was sooo looking forward to getting outdoors to shoot this engagement session.  Little did we know that it would be FA-REEZE-ING and snowing sideways w/ crazy winds!  BUT Matt & Ang were absolute troopers, and I hope once they see their pics, will agree that it was so worth it!  The love that these […]

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Newborn, Baby C | Newborn Baby Photographer

Let me just say it’s a good thing I have a newborn of my own, because this sweetheart gave me plenty of baby fever!  After a filling her belly up a couple of times, she was happy to oblige for her portraits.. Loved meeting baby C, and seeing you, S family… Congrats on your miracle! […]

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March 10, 2011 - 4:28 PM

Kelly Sullivan - So cute…love the feet!

March 10, 2011 - 4:28 PM

Jenny Shuttleworth - What a beautiful baby!! Congrats!

March 5, 2011 - 12:07 PM

GrammySchick - Adorable little ruffle lips!

March 3, 2011 - 10:17 PM

Anarae - Beautiful! :) I love the first one <3

March 3, 2011 - 9:30 PM

Debbie - Great photos! You just want to kiss those cheeks!

March 3, 2011 - 8:17 PM

MIchelle B - I adore these photos of Baby C! She is such a doll

March 3, 2011 - 7:53 PM

Karen - Adorable!

March 3, 2011 - 5:19 PM

Lisa - Great pictures! Such a sweet baby girl.

March 3, 2011 - 4:01 PM

Tara - Awe, such a cutie! Love them all!

March 3, 2011 - 3:47 PM

Leisa - Love them all- especially the 2nd one with her mouth just open :) adorable

March 3, 2011 - 3:16 PM

Stephanie - I have such a beautiful niece! Love them all!!!

March 3, 2011 - 3:06 PM

Jorie - Those cheeks are slaying me! Love.

March 3, 2011 - 2:38 PM

michelle - so precious!

March 3, 2011 - 2:28 PM

Linda - LOVE these photos. You captured the sweetness of a sleeping newborn from several different angles. And….she's an angel! Love the scrunched up lips as she sleeps. :)

March 3, 2011 - 2:22 PM

Amber - Wonderful pics!!!

1 Year Old, Mr C | Bloomington-Normal Photographer

Happy 1st birthday, to C!  I’m certain he keeps his parents on their toes, w/ the energy this little guy has..  And boy, you should see him dance.. He can shake it!  So glad to see C grow throughout his first year, C family!   You can look back at Mr C through the months here, […]

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March 3, 2011 - 1:52 PM

Holly - Oooh, I love his "Cash" t-shirt! I have been meaning to get one of those for my little guy. :)

9 Month Old, Baby C | Central IL Baby Photographer

Baby C and his parents have a bit of a car ride to come see me, and since he bypassed his nap on the way, they were a little skeptical that he would bring smiles along… I think he definitely proved he could  Thanks for the visit, C family!  You can see more of Baby […]

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March 4, 2011 - 1:28 PM

Leeann - Whoops, I was thinking this was his 1-year post! Well, happy 9-month birthday! :-)

March 4, 2011 - 1:26 PM

Leeann - Happy birthday, baby C!

M Siblings | Bloomington Normal Children Photographer

I have been photographing the M family since the launch of Imaginate Photography, and each session is more & more fun w/ them!  These kiddos had me cracking up, and bless their little hearts, they were even laughing at my silliness too!  (ah hem, thank you mom & dad for going along w/ said […]

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March 24, 2011 - 12:11 PM

Jaime - I cannot believe how big they are!! Way too cute. Nice work, Team Moody!

March 6, 2011 - 7:39 AM

mel - What hams! My beautiful nieces and nephew look like their aunt more and more every day! Great job everyone!

March 1, 2011 - 8:28 PM

Courtney - When did Lane become a teenager? Adorable! I need to see this kids sometime soon…

March 1, 2011 - 7:27 PM

Uncle Dan&Aunt Lisa - Awesome Pics!!

March 1, 2011 - 6:38 PM

Mary - My favorite is the last one with all three of them, but the others are just as cute. How do you pick? Well, with such adorable children what else would you expect. Awesome job everyone!!!

March 1, 2011 - 6:04 PM

Connie - Maria
The pictures look great. Your kids have sure grown, and their such cutie patooties!

March 1, 2011 - 1:26 PM

Cousin Barbara - I agree, Maria dearest, they are among the cutest kids on the planet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 1, 2011 - 1:14 PM

Gerry Hawkins - The pics are adorable and they are getting so big I bet they will be just like their mother oh boy

March 1, 2011 - 12:54 PM

Aunt Teresa - Greetings from Tampa, Florida! Well FAVORITE AUNT TERESA thinks these pictures are awesome! How can you not …when you have the cutest ever kids!

March 1, 2011 - 12:33 PM

Lynne - i cannot believe how grown up they all look! Taylor looks so much like her mother – poor Taylor! LOL. Lane doesn't even look like a little boy anymore, he's so big and Ella looks so cute & like she's having a ball. i don't know how you guys managed to have such cute kids!

March 1, 2011 - 11:18 AM

Sarah - Oh my gosh, these pictures are fantastic! I can't believe how grown up they look!

March 1, 2011 - 10:27 AM

Allison - What great pics!! I can't believe how big they are getting. Looks like it is going to be hard to narrow down which ones to buy because they are all so good :)

March 1, 2011 - 7:41 AM

Ann - L is such a stud!!!! And the girls…E looks so innocent with her hands on her face, and I agree with Jill, T looks so grown up in hers. Great pics. (and great kiddos – not that I am biased in any way)

February 28, 2011 - 10:51 PM

Nikki - ADORABLE!!!! You make some cute kids!! :)

February 28, 2011 - 8:52 PM

Jill - Oh my goodness. I love the girls all proper with their hands folded. Taylor's individual makes her look so grown up!

February 28, 2011 - 6:17 PM

Venita & Gary - The pics are sooooo good! Cannot wait to see all and order some!!

February 28, 2011 - 3:31 PM

Maria Moody - Bridget, the pics are soooo stinkin cute! Thanks so much!

9 Month Old, Baby J | Illinois Baby Photographer

This little guy just lights up a room w/ his smile, and big brown eyes..  He’s got the greatest expressions!  I can see so much of both his mommy & daddy in him..  You can see more of baby J as a newborn, 3 months, and 6 months.  Thanks, M family! **Remember, comments get the […]

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February 28, 2011 - 11:39 AM

Leeann - Adorable pics! He looks so handsome in that little sweater. :)

February 28, 2011 - 9:53 AM

Kelly - I see Grandpa David in him!

February 27, 2011 - 10:24 PM

LenaNB - aww little Jude's big brown eyes melt my heart!!! It has been way too long since i have seen him!!!

February 27, 2011 - 9:37 PM

David - Awww.. He can crawl.. glad I get a picture of it since I can't see him for real…

February 27, 2011 - 9:34 PM

Lena - aww i love little Jude!

February 27, 2011 - 4:52 PM

Papa - That's my grandson!!!! Good lookin' like his Papa

February 27, 2011 - 4:27 PM

Kristin - He looks like such a little man in the first picture! Such a handsome baby!

February 25, 2011 - 10:45 PM

Tracy - He is such a happy baby! These are great pictures.

February 24, 2011 - 9:53 PM

Grandpa - Just love that smile Jude!

February 24, 2011 - 9:52 PM

Grandma - Jude's pictures just reflect how really adorable and full of personality he is!

February 24, 2011 - 3:44 PM

hollycunningham - Adorable!

February 24, 2011 - 1:53 PM

Nikki - Bridget, this little boy makes the greatest expressions! I remember his newborn pics too! Adorable baby, M family

February 23, 2011 - 10:42 PM

Aunt Sandee - OMG. What a dollbaby. Cute. Cute Cute….

February 23, 2011 - 9:06 PM

Jen - Awwww! Someone looks a lot like his Daddy!! But I see some of his Mommy, too!!! CUTE! :)

February 23, 2011 - 7:41 PM

Nana Pam - Bridget is amazing! And of course Jude is about the most precious baby ever!

February 23, 2011 - 7:27 PM

Crystal - He is cute as always!!!! He looks soo much like his dad in these pictures!!!!

February 23, 2011 - 4:54 PM

Mac and Clara - From Mac and Clara. Good pics, Babies do grow fast, dont they. Best to all.

February 23, 2011 - 4:17 PM

Kelli - He is growing up so fast! So cute!

February 23, 2011 - 3:55 PM

Adana - Have you ever seen a baby with so much personality? He’s model material!!! Great pics!

February 23, 2011 - 3:33 PM

Sarah - So Cute! He's looking so grown up :)

February 23, 2011 - 3:14 PM

Lauren - I just cant get enough of these pics! They are great!!! You caught so many great expressions! I love my nephew so dang much! :)

February 23, 2011 - 2:13 PM

Amy Wesson - How can you escape his beautiful big eyes?? Jude is growing up so quickly….he is such a doll

February 23, 2011 - 1:54 PM

J,N,E&E - Oh my gosh, what a big handsome boy Jude is becoming. Can't wait to see you three this weekend. My favs are the top two and then one with Pat standing behind him. I see you did the blackmail picture with the hat to keep him in line when he starts dating like my Mom did.
Uncle John, Aunt Nancy, Ethan and Emma

February 23, 2011 - 1:42 PM

Crissy - Wow, Jude is getting so big! Great photos!

6 Month Old, Baby A | Illinois Baby Photographer

Whew, it’s good to be back!  While I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my snuggle time w/ our sweet little man, I missed my clients! Miss baby A is a doll, and sweet as can be.  You can see more of her here and here too.  Thanks for kickstarting my return from maternity leave, G family! Love some baby […]

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February 26, 2011 - 4:34 PM

Terry - With such a beautiful model, how can you go wrong?! You have a talented eye for catching her personality. The family will enjoy these photos so much in the years to come.

February 24, 2011 - 11:59 AM

Lori - LOVE them… and her eyes are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! :):)

February 24, 2011 - 11:00 AM

Heidi - What a beautiful little model! These pictures are just priceless!

February 24, 2011 - 9:58 AM

Laine - I LOVE that little plaid and jean jumper!! Great pics – so cute!!

February 24, 2011 - 7:50 AM

Robyn - I just LOVE them all. I don't know which one is my favorite, wait yep I do. LOVE the 2nd one!!!!!

February 24, 2011 - 7:13 AM

Sheri Klein - Wonderful pictures!! She looks like an angel!! The pics really capture the playfulness in her eyes!!

February 24, 2011 - 7:02 AM

Carol - Avery is so sweet ..loved the family picture and the one with the flower headband!

February 23, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Bruce - cute….and those eyes…makes you just want to smile…

February 23, 2011 - 9:32 PM

Fr. Larry Nemer - Fantastic photos of a beautiful girl and a wonderful family!
Fr. Larry

February 23, 2011 - 9:01 PM

Abby - Wow the pictures are great! I love the family picture it is gorgeous!

February 23, 2011 - 8:34 PM

Alicia - Adorable pictures!! I love the second picture!

February 23, 2011 - 8:19 PM

Mary Parks - These are TERRIFIC photos. She looks like a model!

February 23, 2011 - 8:06 PM

Sue - My beautiful, beautiful granddaughter. She is just such a doll — no wonder her pictures are so beautiful!

February 23, 2011 - 6:28 PM

Ashley - Love my niece!! They look awesome as always!

February 23, 2011 - 3:17 PM

Cathy - 2nd picture…..AMAZING!!!! Check out those big eyes!

February 23, 2011 - 12:46 PM

Leeann - Very cute! Welcome back from maternity leave!

February 23, 2011 - 11:39 AM

Beth - I love these pictures! Avery Elizabeth is PRECIOUS!! I can't believe how much she has grown!

February 23, 2011 - 11:28 AM

Jenny - Adorable pictures!!! Love them all!

February 23, 2011 - 11:05 AM

Sara - What a beautiful family! Love the picture with the ducks and she looks adorable with the headband! She is getting so big! :)

February 23, 2011 - 6:38 AM

Nikki - Oh my goodness!! What sweetness and there are only 6 pictures there! Awesome job again…I am so glad we found you! I think I want the second picture in poster size!! :)


Rowen Zane January 9th, 2011 @ 12:56pm 6lbs 14oz 20in Our much anticipated son has arrived!  Our family is adjusting wonderfully, and life could not feel better!  Both of our girls (9 and 23 months) are insanely in love w/ their baby brother, and my husband & I are feeling so blessed that God has […]

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January 23, 2011 - 10:58 PM

Karly - He's so handsome!

January 19, 2011 - 8:14 PM

Kristin - Bridget, these are absolutely beautiful! Rowen is such a handsome little guy! What a beautiful little miracle :)

January 19, 2011 - 8:13 PM

ImaginatePhotography - Bridget, these are absolutely beautiful! Rowen is such a handsome little guy! What a beautiful little miracle :)

January 18, 2011 - 8:04 AM

Leeann - What a darling little guy. :)

1 Year Old Mr. A | Illinois Child Photographer

Another Baby’s 1st Year child has graduated.. Oh so bitter sweet!  Mr A has been an absolute joy to capture during his first year, and I’ve loved getting to know his sweet personality.  I love his family as well!  Thank you for a wonderful year, mom, dad, and grandma & grandpa too! See more of […]

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