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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! =)

Summer clothing ideas | Bloomington Normal Photographer

One question I’m often asked before family sessions.. “What should we wear?”.. So, I thought I would put together some samples to give some visual ideas.  As you can see, these outfits aren’t “matchy-matchy” but they still cordinate, and work well together.. This also illustrates how patterns & colors can work when mixed & matched..  […]

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July 21, 2009 - 4:45 AM

Devan - Oh what a cute idea! I might steal it from you, lol.

3 Month Old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

This little guy was in the studio for a vist, just not that long ago it seems.. He went from a bright eyed, beautiful newborn, to a bright eyed beautiful 3 month old, in a flash!  Mr. A didn’t have a lot of smiles for me for his 3 month session, BUT I think he […]

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February 13, 2010 - 11:37 PM

9 Month Old Baby A | Illinois Baby Photographer | - […] He’s now crawling & moving FAST… He’s grown so much since his newborn, 3 month, and 6 month sessions.. Thanks for a fun session, H […]

July 4, 2009 - 4:40 PM

Leeann - That kid is going to be a heartbreaker when he grows up!

July 1, 2009 - 6:29 PM

Carmen - These are just adorable…thanks so much for another great photo shoot!

July & August Special | Bloomington Normal Photographer

For July & August, canvas gallery wraps are 15% off!  If you’ve been thinking about having a nice family portrait to display above your fireplace, a silly bathtub shot for your powder room, a stunning gift for a bride & groom, or just a FUN, image for your child’s nursery or bedroom, now is the […]

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Guest Book Ablum | Bloomington Normal Photographer

This is a newer item being offered by Imaginate Photography..  This example shows it being used as a Guest Book, from an engagement session’s images.  It is a 10×10 in size, and has a black leather textured cover.  (there are 6 different material options available)  When open, the album is hinged, which allows paper to […]

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Family Portraits | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Recently I met w/ the family below.. You may recognize the strawberry-blonde sweetie from a past session..  They were all together, celebrating a retirement for their parents & the kids’ grandparents.  They welcomed me into their home w/ open arms, and warm smiles.  Their home is custom built and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired.. Love that!!  […]

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June 20, 2009 - 2:05 AM

candace Wilson - Great job posing a large group!!! Love the photos!!

June 19, 2009 - 5:47 PM

Summer Adams - What a good looking family and super cute kids. Great captures!

June 19, 2009 - 1:00 AM

Carolina Gonzalez - Love the matching dresses, nice captures 🙂

June 18, 2009 - 7:58 PM

Rachel - Great pics! And those girls dresses are absolutely adorable!

Rashad & Danielle Engagement Session | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Last week I met up w/ Rashad & Danielle for their engagement session and had so much fun!  This couple was full of laughter, and smiles.  I loved watching them w/ one another and enjoyed seeing their love shine throughout their session.  Thanks for having fun w/ me, Rashad & Danielle! =)

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June 26, 2009 - 6:04 PM

Danielle - Bridget, we just LOVE all photos! They turned out great!! You have truly been blessed with a awesome gift. It was a pleasure working with you and we can’t wait until the wedding!!! =)

June 18, 2009 - 7:57 PM

Rachel - Love these photos!! Beautiful!

June 18, 2009 - 4:07 PM

Cophia Knick - WOW! These are awesome! They are a gorgeous couple!

June 18, 2009 - 2:33 PM

Carolina Gonzalez - This is just oozing LOVE! Nice captures 🙂

June 15, 2009 - 7:48 PM

Holly - Gorgeous! I love their coordinating outfits. And all the green makes the lavender pop. Great job.

Natasha & Ricky | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Natasha & Ricky’s wedding was held at Eastport Banquet Center in Peoria, IL.  The day had a little bit of drizzle, so plans were changed a tad and the ceremony was held inside instead of out on the deck…  However, there was no drizzle for the amount of special love shared between this couple on […]

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June 18, 2009 - 4:09 PM

cophia Knick - These are simply beautiful. Fantastic colors and gorgeous light.

High School Senior Rep | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Meet miss J.. She is another of my HS Senior Reps.  I had a really good time photographing her senior portraits… These reps are such naturals in front of the camera.. So much fun!  Thanks for making me laugh, J.. You did a super job! =)

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June 7, 2009 - 6:17 PM

TracyT - Beautiful work! Beautiful girl. These are so pertty!

G Family | Bloomington Normal Photographer

The G family & I met up downtown for their family portrait session.. As soon as mom told me she “loves urban”, I knew this session would be fun =)  I had an absolute blast w/ the G family!  The girls were ALL about being fantastic  models for me and I think they had fun […]

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June 3, 2009 - 11:24 AM

erin - that 3rd to last photo (of the family) is just gorgeous!!! they are all lovely but, I really love that shot… if it were my family, i’d have it blown up BIG! great job!

May 28, 2009 - 8:10 PM

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High School Senior Rep | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Meet Miss K… She is one of my current HS Senior Reps, and she was SO much fun to work w/!  I have such a blast photographing junior/seniors, and spending time w/ them.  K has amazing eyes and they are incredible when the light hits them… It was so great to meet you K… and […]

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October 14, 2009 - 9:49 AM

P Family Portraits | Illinois Family Photographer | - […] had already met the P family mom, and Miss K for HS Senior portraits, so it was great to meet the rest of their gang.  Definitely had just as […]

May 24, 2009 - 12:23 AM

Shelley - Oh my gosh Bridget! We can’t wait to see the rest. What a wonderful job you did. Can’t wait for the next set!

3 Month Old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

This little guy was back for his 3 month portraits.. Yep, definitely just as cute as ever!  He’s the apple of him mama’s eye.. Could you expect any less? lol..  He was also showing me his cooing skills.. Love it!  Thanks for the visit L, J & S!

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February 24, 2010 - 11:17 AM

1 Year Old Mr. S | Illinois Child Photographer | - […] blue eyes, big smiles, and sweet laughs.. I’m sold!   You can see other sessions of Mr. S here, here, and, […]

February 14, 2010 - 1:26 AM

9 Month Old, Mr. S | Illinois Child Portrait Photographer | - […] skills at his most recent session, but he was so much fun!  You can check him out at 6 months, 3 months, and as a newborn too!  Ya just keep gettin’ cuter and cuter, Mr. […]

May 13, 2009 - 12:38 AM

Leeann - Thanks so much for another wonderful session! You do such a great job of capturing his personality!