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    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!

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Category Archives: Baby’s 1st Year

The Miller Family | Birthdays & Announcements

Sometimes clients let me in on a surprise or announcement before their family knows… The Miller family had super exciting news to share w/ me, and needed portraits to surprise their family w/.  I couldn’t be more honored to come up w/ ideas and fun ways to make their announcement.  Of course this means, delaying […]

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Newborn Baby Girl, Sawyer | Illinois Newborn Photography

I was SO stoked to have to the opportunity to photograph this beauty… Her mommy & daddy were a bridal couple of mine from 2009.  I always say that there is not greater honor then having clients continue their portrait needs throughout the years w/ me, and it is so true!  Baby Sawyer was very […]

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Brayden & Emma Turn ONE! | Bloomington Studio Photographer

How quickly the year of sessions w/ these two, adorable twins has passed by… Prepare yourselves, cuteness overload, ahead!  Miss Emma showed off her new walking skills, and brother Brayden adorned his growing curly locks & beaming smile.  It has been so much fun to watch them throughout their first year..  Happy 1st birthday, Brayden […]

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1st Birthday Boy, Hayden | Baby’s 1st Year Photographer

Another bitter-sweet session, in which a Baby’s 1st Year celebrates his 1st birthday.  There has been SO many fabulous sessions w/ sweet Mr. Hayden & his family.  What an awesome first year w/ him.  So glad your grandparents could come along for a family picture too, Hayden… Thank you for sharing your cuddles & first […]

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Newborn Baby Boy, Finn | Bloomington, Illinois Newborn & Family Photographer

Meet baby Finn!.. What a treat he was to photograph.  He does now, however, hold the record for giving me (as well as his mama & daddy) the most “surprises” during his session.. lol  All is well though.. He didn’t make a peep, just a few grunts, the entire time, and we were able to […]

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9 Month Old, Brayden & Emma | In-Studio Portraits Bloomington, IL

I love watching these twins grow throughout their first year.  It’s especially fun to see their personalities individually as well as brother & sister too.  I’m thinking that Brayden is totally going to be in the roll of protective big brother… I mean, just take a look at how he’s helping Emma during this session […]

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6 Month Old, Baby Brooklyn | Baby’s 1st Year Plan

Baby Brooklyn is full of personality.. Just take a look!  She has a wide-grin, smiley side, a serious side, an inquisitive side… All of which are cute as can be.  She was a super busy girl for this portrait session.. Lots to check out around her, and even slipped a taste of grass in.. whoops! […]

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Newborn Baby Boy, Charlie & Family | Bloomington IL Studio Portraits

Baby Charlie shared a couple of firsts w/ me… He is now the only newborn I’ve ever photographed, to stay awake the. entire. session.  lol  Calm & content though, he was an angel.  I think he just really wanted his mama & daddy to see his big, blue eyes.  Welcome to the world, Charlie!  Many […]

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9 Month Old, Baby Hayden Bloomington, IL Photography

Oh, Mr. Hayden… Pulling up & standing at 6 months, and now walking at 9 months!  Silly boy, you need to slow down!  😉  Still as smiley as ever, this little guy will steal your heart.. I can’t help but snuggle on him, and may or may not have even gotten lipstick on him.. whoops! […]

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Lydia Turns One Year Old | Bloomington, IL Child Photography

Miss Lydia is one!  She still continues to have such a quiet & sweet personality..   She sure can light up the room w/ her smiles though..  I have loved watching your first year, Lydia!  Hope you had a wonderful 1st birthday, pretty girl! See more of Lydia; newborn, 3 mos,  6 mos & 9 mos One of […]

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