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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! =)

Anniversary Milestone & Family Portraits | Central IL Portrait Photography

 I love that families continue to do family portraits, even when their children are adults.. It’s so great to have those memories captured, at all stages & ages of family!  Also a special anniversary is coming up for these lovely parents..  Wishing you many more years of happiness & love!

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High School Senior, Miss Emily | Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School

Miss Emily is the daughter of one my husband’s dearest friends from high school… I was completely honored when I got the call to photograph her for her high school senior portraits.  What a sweet person you are, Emily!  I loved hearing about your future goals, and I look forward to watching you accomplish them. […]

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The A Family | Central Illinois Family Photographer

I have such a great time w/ this family… They always make me feel right at home.. (even licks from Colby the family dog!)  The A brothers are now 5, 3, and 1..  I love when families have their own personal settings in mind for family portraits.  Their ideas for this session could not have […]

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September 1, 2011 - 9:03 AM

Sarah - Oh my gosh- can you tell they're brothers or what? And such a beautiful, personal setting too. :)

Steve & Sarah’s Wedding | Central Illinois Wedding Photography

This couple was more than surrounded by love of family and friends.. As for Steve & Sarah, the two of them absolutely light up around one another, a sure sign of sweet love.  Pre-ceremony the bride even hosted a full on dance & keoekke party, just before walking down the aisle.  Love her energy!  Every […]

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March 28, 2012 - 11:45 PM

Richard Elison - Reading this article the gift of your time

What to Wear | Fall Clothing Ideas

Fall is quickly approaching!  Do you know what you’re wearing for your family portraits yet?…. Styles below can be found on 

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March 1, 2013 - 3:59 PM

Edythe Newburg - Greetings! I’ve been reading your website for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New York. Just wanted to tell you keep up the great job!

August 29, 2011 - 7:37 AM

Julie S. - Thanks for posting this! We get ours done with Laura this coming weekend! :) I still need to put the boys' outfits together!

CBO12 Golf Outing to Benefit GOYA Ministries

I’m so proud of this group that my husband leads.  To sum it up, CBO stands for Christian Business Owners.  The CBO12 is a group of Christian business owners in McLean County who came together to make a positive impact on those around them.  Their mission is to promote excellence in business leadership through services […]

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Due in September | Bloomington Normal, IL Maternity Photographer

I couldn’t have been more excited when I got the call from Nicole, informing me that her & Ryan were expecting their first child.  I photographed their wedding in 2008, and they were one of my first wedding clients.  I was honored to be asked to photograph another wonderful event in their lives..  You look […]

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Quentin & Jennifer’s Wedding | Bloomington, IL Wedding Photographer2

I would say that Quentin & Jennifer’s wedding day couldn’t have gone better.. It was relaxed, had great weather (even w/ a brief storm coming in and quickly clearing), and everyone enjoying themselves.  They both have super sweet families, and friends that like to have fun.  Their ceremony took place at the Illinois Wesleyan Evelyn […]

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September 1, 2011 - 7:58 PM

Brandon S. - Very nice :) The pictures are AMAZING!!! The moments captured couldn't have been any better, and the quality is supurb!!! Congrats Q&J ! ! ! !

August 20, 2011 - 12:39 PM

Uncle John Odrlin - Through the years I've been forced to view what seemed to be an endless stream of wedding photographs taken by other "professional" photographers and I must say, they pale in comparison to what I've viewed today at your website. Thank you for your efforts!

August 19, 2011 - 8:48 PM

Jackie Mitchell - These pictures are absolutely amazing! They are really creative and elegant. Quentin looks great and Jennifer looks stunning! All of the fun from that day was perfectly captured. You can really tell that Bridget cares about her clients, their families, friends and all of their guests!!!!

August 19, 2011 - 8:35 PM

Quentin Brummet - Thanks Bridget — the pictures look great! It was a pleasure to work with you and we appreciate you doing such a great job.

August 19, 2011 - 3:03 PM

Derek - The pictures are really nice, and you made it a fun time taking the pictures.

August 18, 2011 - 9:51 PM

George Schnupp - I would like to thank Bridget for a wonderful picture taking experience where she was truely a key person to the total wedding day. She is a special photographer who has a passion to detail and managed the wedding party. It was like she blended into the event. We all love the quality of the pictures and appreciate her talents.

August 18, 2011 - 9:47 PM

Rosemarie Schnupp - Wow, Bridget, the pictures that are available to view so far are beautiful!!! I love your enthusiasm and passion for photography, and it shows in your work!

August 18, 2011 - 9:30 PM

Jennifer - We love them!! Can’t wait to see the rest of them!

Miss J & Baby M | Bloomington Normal Children Photography

I first met these two cutie’s mom a year and a half ago at a photography event.  She was one of the stunning models that we photographed.  I was thrilled to meet and photograph her sweet kiddos.  Be prepared… Cuteness overload awaits below  Thanks, Tiff!!

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August 19, 2011 - 8:49 PM

Jackie Mitchell - The baby in the bathtub/washtub picture is so precious! How did you capture that?!?!?! 😀 AMAZING!!!

HS Senior Miss Addie | Blue Ridge High School

I had such a great time photographing Addie..  A lovely, young lady, and full of spirit.  I look forward to seeing where life takes you, Addie.  You’re going to do great!  Thanks for a fun senior portrait session My FAVORITE!…

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August 16, 2011 - 10:44 AM

Sarah - I love the pictures! That second shot is amazing!! And I think the one in the swing turned out really well. :) She's beautiful!