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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! =)

Family & Sisters | Central Illinois Photographer, Funks Grove Nature Center

These two girls had SUCH fun energy.. I loved playing photographing them!  What a sweet family.. M & T even allowed me to babysit their pets, so I had a bear & pig (stuffed, of course) riding along in my camera bag.  They said they weren’t ready to be finished at the end of their session.. […]

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November 12, 2011 - 7:55 PM

Jessica - Bridget, Thank you sooooo much! We LOVE the pictures!!!!

November 5, 2011 - 4:50 PM

Gwen - Absolutely AWESOME pics!!! Every one is rally good!!

November 5, 2011 - 12:18 AM

debra - You guys take great pictures. Ryan, you have really opened up. Thank you__ Jessica

November 4, 2011 - 10:16 PM

Lacie Carlton - Beautiful pictures! Love love love them Jess! What a perfect family sweetie:)

November 4, 2011 - 9:17 PM

Megan H - Awesome pictures!!

November 4, 2011 - 6:46 PM

Jeannie - Great pictures! I agree with Cindy on my favorite; but they're all awesome! Thanks for sharing!

November 4, 2011 - 1:10 PM

Cindy - Absolutely beautiful family and pictures!! My favorite is the black & white of all 4 squatting down. Can’t wait to see them in person!

November 4, 2011 - 10:01 AM

Brenda Linton - I love these. What beautiful pictures. The girls just crack me
up. I love the back and white family picture.

November 3, 2011 - 9:17 PM

Victoria M - Beautiful family!! The little girls are adorable!!

George & Kindra, Married | Rantoul, IL Wedding Photographer

It was such a joy watching George & Kindra throughout their wedding day.  Their love just shines, and there’s not a moment that passes that they aren’t smiling at one another.  I could tell what great families they come from, by the way I was welcomed w/ open arms.  What a wonderful wedding day full […]

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Tyler & Megan, Married | Central IL Wedding Photographer

Tyler & Megan’s wedding was an amazing wedding day to photograph.  The weather could not have been better, a stunning bride, handsome groom… Perfection!  I loved all of the glammed up fall details.  Sparkles, pearls, and glitter on pumpkins?  Yes, please!  Even w/ all of the beautiful details, I love how down to earth Tyler […]

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November 2, 2011 - 2:18 PM

Tara Rafferty - I love these guys! I can't wait to see the rest :)

November 1, 2011 - 4:57 PM

Victoria M. - Beautiful!! I love the picture of her shoes!!

Newborn Baby H | Bloomington Normal Newborn Baby Photographer

Baby H was very interested in his newborn portrait session.. So interested that he made it almost an entire three hours, closing his eyes for only a few quick minutes of shut eye 😉  Even awake though, he was super content & easy going.  Love having newborn babies in the studio!

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November 2, 2011 - 9:36 AM

Doug Peake - Awesome pics! Should have had the Harley hat on instead of the USC hat though!

November 1, 2011 - 1:21 PM

Angel - Very cute pictures!!

November 1, 2011 - 7:19 AM

Cindy R - The pictures of Baby H. are great. Congratulations to all.

November 1, 2011 - 5:50 AM

D-Day - oooh, what a precious baby. Congrats! Those pictures are awesome.

November 1, 2011 - 5:46 AM

Sarah - So Cute!

October 31, 2011 - 9:29 PM

Erin - So beautiful! I love how alert he is! Great pictures. :)

October 31, 2011 - 8:42 PM

Kim - you guys made one handsome little guy. those pictures are amazing and beautiful. i love the pumpkin one.

October 31, 2011 - 8:26 PM

Tonee - Beautiful! Loved the pumpkin one!!

October 31, 2011 - 7:39 PM

Angelique Wesley - So very cute, an a great blessing from God! Have a blessed and happy life!

October 31, 2011 - 5:52 PM

Patti - Great pictures, but my favorite is the one in the Gamecock hat–wonder where he got that? lol

October 31, 2011 - 4:57 PM

Holly Anderson - What beautiful pictures of baby H…I love them all!!

October 31, 2011 - 4:48 PM

Lyn - Precious <3

October 31, 2011 - 4:10 PM

Jen R - I love these. Very nice

October 31, 2011 - 3:38 PM

Laura - They are all fantastic, but I LOVE the basket and pumpkins photo. So perfect for an October newborn.

October 31, 2011 - 3:33 PM

Janis Bowman - Absolutely PRECIOUS!!!

October 31, 2011 - 3:24 PM

Ariel - These are so great! I love the pumpkins!

October 31, 2011 - 3:24 PM

KaraLynn - Such a cutie!

October 31, 2011 - 3:03 PM

Sonja McTeer - Baby H did a great job. Love the pictures. They were beautiful. The pumpkin/Autumn one was perfect! Love the family photo too. Congratulations!

October 31, 2011 - 2:58 PM

Tweezers - Beautiful photos! Such an adorable baby! I also love the one of him in the basket!

October 31, 2011 - 2:55 PM

Victoria Crosby - He's soooo darn cute!!! You have a beautiful family!!!

October 31, 2011 - 2:45 PM

Meg Gregory - precious family photo. absolutely precious!

October 31, 2011 - 2:43 PM

linda christ - love the pic that says fall baby and he looks so sweet congrats great pic by the way

October 31, 2011 - 2:31 PM

Peggy Oram - What a beautiful blessing.

October 31, 2011 - 2:24 PM

Misty - Baby h is adorable, I love them all, Especially the one of the whole family!!! But my Fav is the one of him in the basket with the pumpkins!! <3 them Great job on taking the pics and Great job baby H for being such a good sport, :-)

October 31, 2011 - 2:12 PM

Julie - Gorgeous!

October 31, 2011 - 2:06 PM

Patricia Peake - These pictures are terrific. And yes I am partical to them because this is my beautiful grandson. The family pics are great too. Love the pumpkin pic the best.

October 31, 2011 - 1:54 PM

Samantha Meyer - My little brother is so damn adorable!!! I love these pictures!! they mean so much to me when I can't be there right now…<3

October 31, 2011 - 1:52 PM

Kristina - Beautiful baby and great photos! Love the pumpkin one!

Family Portrait Session & Surprise Proposal! | Illinois Portrait Photographer

A beautiful fall day, gorgeous park setting, and a good-looking family… What more could ya ask for!  At least, that’s what Iiii thought… What started out as a normal family portrait session, took a wonderful surprise towards the end…   (continued below… ) We had finished up doing group family shots, and were having fun doing some […]

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November 2, 2011 - 9:27 PM

Dan M - Congrats!!! Great pictures too.

October 26, 2011 - 10:59 AM

Laurie - That is so awesome! Glad you captured this special moment. Sandy–you deserve all the happiness in the world!

October 26, 2011 - 10:47 AM

Holly - Very cool!!

Sister & Brother | Kid Photography in Illinois

I seriously could have spent all afternoon w/ these two cuties (& their mama)… I had an absolute blast w/ them, and they have THE sweetest personalities.  I couldn’t help but be reminded what an awesome opportunity God has placed in my life to work w/ such great people.  Loved their outfits too!  Thanks so […]

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March 28, 2012 - 1:37 AM

Mark Dobias - Hi would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

Togetherness | Bloomington Normal Photographer

It always seems that once we’re married, have children, etc. pictures of the parents always get pushed to the back burner.  I was so happy when Deb called me about surprising her husband of 30 years, w/ a portrait session, just for the two of them.  Marriage should be celebrated w/ pictures too!  I hope […]

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3 Month Old, Baby L | Baby Photographer

Little miss L sure has grown since her newborn session.  She has the biggest blue eyes.  She’s already learning the “don’t smile when the camera’s out” trick though.. As soon as it was put away, she was all smiles!  Still cute though, either way  Love the smile she shared when her mama had her though.. […]

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October 27, 2011 - 5:12 PM

Sheryl - I lilke the second one. So serious!

October 27, 2011 - 5:50 AM

Mary Howard - Love these! They are all so cute. I especially like the third one and the black and whites with mommy.

October 26, 2011 - 11:11 PM

Emily R. - Now that is one cute baby!!! I love the blue eyes.

October 26, 2011 - 4:30 PM

Sandy D - Hey M! I love the 3rd one, her eyes in the 4th and the last one with both of you…love her smile!

October 26, 2011 - 9:52 AM

Rebecca Edgington - Absolutely adorable

October 25, 2011 - 10:28 PM

Vicki B - Oh Michelle, she's so sweet! My favorite is both of you together, with L smiling! She looks so happy! Great pictures!!

October 25, 2011 - 8:50 PM

Alison Skelton - I love the one of M. holding L, it's so adorable! They all look great though, she's such a cute and happy baby!

October 25, 2011 - 5:46 PM

JT Harrison - The fourth one is my favorite. So cute.

6 Week Old, Baby E | Illinois Baby Photographer

It was great to meet not only the new parents of baby E, but also her grandmother and great-grandmother for a generations portrait.  You could easily tell that all three women are smitten by the joys of baby E.  Love it!  Lots of fun playing “dress up” w/ this baby girl.  I’m gonna go out […]

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October 27, 2011 - 11:44 AM

Chelsie - Too Cute! love the one with all of the pearls!!

October 24, 2011 - 8:56 AM

Leeann - What a sweetie! The four generations photo is absolutely pricess. What a great idea.

October 22, 2011 - 12:07 PM

Diana Coombs - Great job Bridget! (as usual) Erin's mom, Sue, is my best buddy! I recommended you to Erin and I am glad to see she listened to me! I knew she would love your photos!

P Family Portraits | Central Illinois Photography

I absolutely loved everything about this session… The weather was perfect, we had wonderful light, and such a beautiful family.  Miss I is a Baby’s 1st year graduate, and now at 18 months old, she’s still workin’ the camera 😉  She even gave me hugs & kisses goodbye when we were all finished.. <LOVE!>  Many […]

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