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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! =)

Miss L, 3 Month Old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

I got to photograph this 3 month old sweetie, and while I know she has many big, gummy smiles, she was showing me her more serious side.  Although she was babbling & gurgling at me, which was definitely the cutest.  <sigh> I LOVE what I do, SO much!.. I get to be surrounded by pure […]

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July 22, 2009 - 6:40 PM

Becky - Love them!

July 22, 2009 - 12:46 AM

Elaina - Beautiful baby!!!
Love the black and white with baby on her tummy:) Great family photo too!

July 21, 2009 - 4:01 PM

Bonnie - Oh, my gosh! She is ADORABLE. What wonderful pics of an even more wonderful family! Favorite is green hat w/flower! Love and hugs to you all!

July 21, 2009 - 5:06 AM

Kendra - What a gorgeous little girl and lovely family…you did a great job!

Baby K | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Little baby K, came to see me at just 4 days old.. Now, one would think that at 4 days, he would be tucked in a newborn ball of sleepiness… Not this little guy!  He was all about checking out his new world & seeing what it’s all about =)  Thank you to his grandma […]

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August 24, 2009 - 3:57 PM

Mr. R-6 Month Old | Illinois Childrens Photographer « imaginatephotography.com - […] little guy is cousin to another cutie pie here on the blog.. I was so excited to meet Mr. R and I think he was too!  This little guy is ALL […]

Miss K | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Ohhhh, Miss K.. SO much energy, spunk, and girl POWER! lol.. Love this little girl, and all of her silly ways.. I have been photographing Miss K since she was just 9 months old, and always have a blast w/ her.. She is becoming quite the professional, I’d say 😉  Her mommy had a great […]

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July 22, 2009 - 2:30 PM

Amanda - Thank you Bridget for everything that you do!! You are wonderful and the pictures turned out better than I could of ever imagined!! Miss K thinks the world of you and hasn’t stopped talking about all the fun she had!

July 21, 2009 - 5:07 AM

Kendra - What a cutie pie…I love each and every one of these…well done!!!!

July 20, 2009 - 4:26 PM

Amanda - These are so cute!

3 month old & 3 year old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

So THIS cutie pie was a bundle of newborn joy, what seems like just yesterday… Now, she is full of smiles & ever growing personality.  Big sis, Miss M, is still as much in love w/ baby A as she was when I photographed them when baby A was a newborn.  I LOVE getting the […]

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August 18, 2009 - 3:05 PM

Meaghan - Bridget is the kewlest! She takes beautiful pictures of my girls. AND she is sweet, funny, and my very good friend, too.

1 & 3 year old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

This week I not only got to have a blast w/ a playdate visit, but I also got to photograph my friend’s beautiful girls!  Miss R & Miss B were such dolls..  I’m still not quite sure if I should be allowed to have THIS much fun while I work?  =)  Thanks for the visit, […]

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July 13, 2009 - 1:30 PM

Amy - Thanks so much Bridget! We had a blast as well. How are we ever going to decide what to order??? #41 is making me tear up, by the way!

July 11, 2009 - 1:09 AM

Kendra - What a couple of dolls…great job girl!

Audra & Chris | Bloomington Normal Photography

This wedding event was so much fun.. I absolutely loved witnessing the love shared between Audra & Chris.  I doubt I’m the only one that sees a special sparkle in Chris’ eye when he casts his gaze at Audra.. Their wedding & reception took place at the beautiful Crestwicke Country Club.  Their ceremony was on […]

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July 16, 2009 - 1:52 AM

Alexis - Lovely pics…you really captured the range of emotions on their special day:)

Find me on Facebook! | Bloomington Normal Photographer

If you haven’t already, look for me on Facebook! I will be having a “Fan Appreciation” special going on too!  My goal is to reach 500 fans..  To get there, I will be offering coupon codes, complimentary prints, and other fun items for each milestone!  The first item will be given once 200 is reached.. […]

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McKenna & AJ | Bloomington Normal Photographer

This wedding couple were so sweet to work with.. I had a lot of fun hanging out w/ the bridal party as they got ready too.. AJ & McKenna, I wish you the best of happiness in your marriage & lots of laughter.  Thank you for allowing me to share in your special day and […]

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July 20, 2009 - 9:17 PM

Meaghan - I just had to comment b/c it looks like these were taken at one certain church that holds a very special place in my heart…awww.
As always, awesome photographs, Bridget!

Happy 4th of July (special)! | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Wishing everyone a happy, safe, and proud 4th of July from Imaginate Photography!.. Today only, e-mail me to schedule your portrait session during July and receive a 25% off discount code!  Can be applied towards session fee AND prints!  Thank you to all of those men & women who serve our country.. Our praise will […]

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Mr. T 3 Month Old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

Yes, another cute as pie 3 month old portrait session!.. I looooove all these babies that I get to meet and photograph!  Mr. T was quite the ham and model for me.. I know his mama wasn’t sure how his evening session would go, but this litle guy was an absolute doll!  He gave me […]

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October 22, 2009 - 8:28 AM

Mr. T 6 Months | Illinois Family & Baby Photographer | imaginatephotography.com - […] could not wait to see Mr. T and how much he had been growing since his 3 month session.  The last time I saw him, he was full of smiles & cooing for me.. Although the leaves […]

July 7, 2009 - 3:17 PM

Rachel - These are great pics. What a beautiful family and adorable little boy! Nice job.

C Family Portraits | Bloomington Normal Photographer

I had the opportunity to photograph the C family last night.. They made quite the drive to get here, but I think it was a great portrait session.. What a good looking family, they are!  I hope you guys had fun..  I keep hearing stories about the two little guys’, and giving their mommy a […]

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Mr. A 2 Year Old | Bloomington Normal Photographer

This little guy had SO much energy!..  He was definitely fun to have in the studio, and kept me on my toes.  I also see a future football star here!.. Look out Olin Kreutz.. You’ve got competition! lol.. The last shot is one that we did for fun.  I’m sure Mr. A’s mama will pull […]

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July 1, 2009 - 3:23 AM

Samantha - gorgeous captures. i love that last one!!!!

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 | imaginatephotography.com - […] 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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