Announcing the 2017 Morgan County Fair Queen, Junior Miss & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

Congratulations to the 2017 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Gracie Richardson was named Queen, Camille Brown was named Junior Miss, and Amelia Pennell was named Princess Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.

Gracie Richardson was named Queen, Camille Brown was named Junior Miss, and Amelia Pennell was named Princess – 2017 Morgan County Fair Pageant.

2017 Queen Gracie Blu Richardson is the daughter of Dean and Taunia Richardson of Jacksonville; 2017 Junior Miss Camille Lauren Brown is the daughter of Dennis and Crista Brown of Jacksonville; and 2017 Princess Amelia Renee Pennell is the daughter of Holly Pennell of Jacksonville. The 2017 pageant was held July 11 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Catherine Rose Ott placed as Top 50/50 Sales Winner. Thanks to all who bought tickets, for the funds go to the pageant winners to defer costs of state competition and other instances where they represent the fair.

Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Gracie Blu Richardson won Queen & Best interview
  • Alison Marie Coats won 1st runner-up
  • Cydney Elise Musch won 2nd runner-up & Miss congeniality
  • Cassie Davida Huey won Best speech
  • Hannah Ruth Jackson won People’s Choice
Gracie Richardson reacts after she’s crowned as 2017 Morgan County Fair Queen.
Gracie Richardson reacts as she’s named 2017 Morgan County Fair Queen.
Top winners (from left) 1st Runner-up Alison Marie Coats, 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2017 Queen Gracie Blu Richardson, 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner, 2nd Runner-up Cydney Elise Musch, and 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield.
2017 Queen Gracie Richardson gives speech.
2017 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in business attire. (From left) Cady Moore, Tobi Brackett, Hannah Jackson, Cydney Musch, Cassie Huey, Gracie Richardson, and Alison Coats.
2017 Queen Gracie Richardson in bathing suit.
2017 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits. (From left) Cady Moore, Tobi Brackett, Hannah Jackson, Cydney Musch, Cassie Huey, Gracie Richardson, and Alison Coats.
2017 Queen Gracie Richardson in evening gown.
2017 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns. (From left) Cady Moore, Tobi Brackett, Hannah Jackson, Cydney Musch, Cassie Huey, Gracie Richardson, and Alison Coats.

Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest

  • Camille Lauren Brown won Junior Miss & Best Stage Presence
  • Leah Joy Hoffman won 1st Runner-up & Best Interview
  • Grace Elizabeth Newman won 2nd Runner-up
  • Meredith Grace Gallo won Communication Skills
  • Kendall Paige Jumper won the vote for People’s Choice
Camille Lauren Brown gets crowned 2017 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss by 2016 royalty (from left) Queen Taylor Zoerner, Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, Princess Olivia Haverfield.
Junior Miss results (from left) 1st Runner-up Leah Hoffman, 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner, Junior Miss Camille Brown, 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield, 2nd Runner-up Grace Newman.
2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown in speech attire.
2017 Junior Miss contestants in speech attire (from left) Meredith Gallo, Leah Hoffman, Camille Brown, Kendall Jumper, Catherine Ott, and Grace Newman.
2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown in evening gown.
2017 Junior Miss contestants in evening gowns (from left) Meredith Gallo, Leah Hoffman, Camille Brown, Kendall Jumper, Catherine Ott, and Grace Newman.

Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest

  • Amelia Renee Pennell won Princess & the vote for People’s Choice
  • Carley Mae Peterson won 1st Runner-up
  • Gracee Mae Geer won 2nd Runner-up & Best Stage Presence
  • Macyn Elizabeth Morrow won Best Interview
Amelia Renee Pennell reacts as she’s named 2017 Morgan County Fair Princess.
1st Runner-up Carley Mae Peterson, Princess Amelia Renee Pennell, 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield, 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner, and 2nd Runner-up Gracee Mae Geer.
2017 Princess Amelia Renee Pennell answers a question for Emcee Troy Armstrong.
Princess contestants in bathing suits (from left) Kenzie Hembrough, Lila Armstrong, Taylor Miller, Raelyn Ruyle, Jayde Scoggins, Gracee Geer, Sophia Tobin, Alexandria Cole, Josalyn Sturgeon, Amelia Pennell, Macyn Morrow, and Carley Peterson.
2017 Princess Amelia Renee Pennell in dress.
Princess contestants in dresses (from left) Kenzie Hembrough, Lila Armstrong, Taylor Miller, Raelyn Ruyle, Jayde Scoggins, Gracee Geer, Sophia Tobin, Alexandria Cole, Josalyn Sturgeon, Amelia Pennell, Macyn Morrow, and Carley Peterson.

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We loved seeing Junior Miss contestant Catherine Rose Ott on stage. We photographed her parents Rich & Anita’s wedding before we went full-time in our wedding photography business 10 years ago.
2016 royalty Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, Princess Olivia Haverfield, and Queen Taylor Zoerner lead the contestants in signing the Star Spangled Banner to start the pageant.
2016 winners say good-bye – Queen Taylor Zoerner and Junior Miss Kaylee Ford help Princess Olivia Haverfield with her speech.
Visiting royalty, as well as past Morgan County winners, also graced the stage.
One of the final group photos from the evening.

Check back at coverage 201020112012201320142015 and 2016 contests.

Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Morgan County. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

 

Announcing the 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen, Junior Miss & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

Congratulations to the 2016 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Taylor Zoerner was named Queen, Olivia Haverfield was named Princess and (new to the contest this year) Kaylee Ford was named Junior Miss.

Taylor Zoerner was named Queen, Olivia Haverfield was named Princess and Kaylee Ford was named Junior Miss Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.
Taylor Zoerner was named Queen, Olivia Haverfield was named Princess and Kaylee Ford was named Junior Miss Tuesday night at the 2016 Morgan County Fair Pageant.

 

2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner is the daughter of Tom and Melissa Zoerner of Jacksonville. 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford is the daughter of Jason and Aleece Ford of Franklin. 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield is the daughter of Michelle Kays and Brad Haverfield of South Jacksonville. The pageant was held Tuesday July 5 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Taylor Zoerner won Queen
  • Breann Burt won 1st Runner Up
  • Paige Hamilton won 2nd Runner Up and Best Speech
  • Marrion Ore won Best interview and Miss Congeniality
  • Blaire Long won the vote for People’s Choice
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contest winners 1st Runner Up Breann Burt, 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen Taylor Zoerner, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up (and Best Speech) Paige Hamilton. 
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contest winners 1st Runner Up Breann Burt, 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen Taylor Zoerner, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up (and Best Speech) Paige Hamilton.
Crowning of 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen Taylor Zoerner.
Crowning of 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen Taylor Zoerner.
Queen Taylor Zoerner in evening gown.
2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner in evening gown.
Queen Taylor Zoerner in bathing suit.
2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner in bathing suit.
Queen Taylor Zoerner giving speech.
2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner giving speech.
Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in suits (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shucker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt.
2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in suits (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shumaker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt.
Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shucker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt.
2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shumaker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt.
Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shumaker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt
2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shumaker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt

 

Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest

  • Kaylee Ford won Junior Miss
  • Abigayle Lewis won 1st Runner Up and the vote for People’s Choice
  • Camille Brown won 2nd Runner Up
  • Marlee Schumaker won Best Interview
  • Rylie Bettis won Best Stage Presence
  • Brooklyn Clayton won Communication Skills
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contest Abigayle Lewis 1st Runner Up (and People’s Choice), Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up Camille Brown.
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contest winners Abigayle Lewis 1st Runner Up (and People’s Choice), Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up Camille Brown.
Crowning of 2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford.
Crowning of 2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford in dress.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford in dress.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford introduced.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford introduced.
Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Camille Brown, Rylie Bettis, Marlee Shumaker, Abigayle Lewis, Brooklyn Clayton, and Kaylee Ford.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Camille Brown, Rylie Bettis, Marlee Shumaker, Abigayle Lewis, Brooklyn Clayton, and Kaylee Ford.
Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Camille Brown, Rylie Bettis, Marlee Shucker, (2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz), Abigayle Lewis, Brooklyn Clayton, and Kaylee Ford.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Camille Brown, Rylie Bettis, Marlee Shucker, (2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz), Abigayle Lewis, Brooklyn Clayton, and Kaylee Ford.

Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest

  • Olivia Haverfield won Princess
  • Grace Chambers won 1st Runner Up
  • Carsyn DeLong won 2nd Runner Up
  • Calla Lonergan won Best Interview
  • Millie Schumacher won Best Stage Presence
  • Jaelie Harp won the vote for People’s Choice
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Princess contest winners 1st Runner Up Grace Chambers, 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up Carson DeLong.
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Princess contest winners 1st Runner Up Grace Chambers, 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up Carson DeLong.
Crowning 2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield.
Crowning 2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield in dress.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield in dress.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield in bathing suit.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield in bathing suit.
Morgan County Fair Princess contestants in bathing suits.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants in bathing suits.
Morgan County Fair Princess contestants in dresses.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants in dresses.

 

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An emotional farewell from 2015 Princess Naveah Benz and 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave.
An emotional farewell from 2015 Princess Naveah Benz and 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave.
Emcee and 2011 Queen Calla Kaufmann and 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner.
Emcee/2011 Queen Calla Kaufmann and 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner.
Little Mister New Berlin gets control of microphone during well wishes from visiting royalty.
Little Mister New Berlin gets control of microphone during well wishes from visiting royalty.
Princess contestant Alleigha King gets a boost from mom Melissa Flores during bathing suit portion of contest.
Princess contestant Alleigha King gets a boost from mom Melissa Flores during bathing suit portion of contest.

Check back at coverage 20102011201220132014 and 2015 contests.

Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards.

Updated Sunday with media/photo links.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Morgan County. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Wedding Photography in Illinois Times’ Capital City Wedding Guide

Thanks to the Illinois Times for including our wedding photography in the Your Capital City Wedding bridal guide, on newsstands now.

Our photos were of Leah & Ryan’s wedding at wedding venue Reichert’s Barn in Bluff Springs, Illinois; and Amanda & Nick’s wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club for wedding ceremony and reception.

Wedding of Leah & Ryan at Reichert's Barn, Bluff Springs, September 2015. Wedding Photography by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Wedding of Leah & Ryan at Reichert’s Barn, Bluff Springs, September 2015.
Wedding Photography by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Wedding of Amanda & Nick August 2015 at the Jacksonville Country Club. Wedding Photography by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Wedding of Amanda & Nick August 2015 at the Jacksonville Country Club. Wedding Photography by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.

See past blog posts on last appearances in the wedding guide – 2014 and 2015.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Gaige’s Concierge Service on Hiatus

In our blog we previously mentioned the services of Gaige’s Concierge Service. Sonny was available on wedding days to do whatever tasks needed at a very reasonable rate.

We are sad to report that Sonny had a heart attack, and he’s putting his business on hold while in recovery. He sent a note of thanks for past work. Our prayers go out to Sonny for a return to health.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony and Reception in Springfield

A storm front made guests choose to stick with the meal tent, the party tent or inside the house. Wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride's family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
A storm front made guests choose to stick with the meal tent, the party tent or inside the house. Wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride’s family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.

Mark and Susan wanted their daughter to have a beautiful, outdoor wedding at their home in Bradfordton/rural Springfield, Illinois. Amy and Brad live in Las Vegas, so help in planning and organizing a wedding back home was much appreciated.

The wedding ceremony was held right next to the home, beneath a large oak tree which provided much-needed shade on a warm June day. After the ceremony the bride and groom did outdoor portraits in the wooded yard. The wedding reception was in a tent beyond the pool. And DJ and dancing were in another, smaller tent next to the home.

Chairs, supplies, etc. provided by Signature Event Rentals (on Facebook). Dinner and late night snack of Horseshoes by 5 Flavors Catering (on Facebook).  Entertainment by Music Source Professional Disc Jockey Service, with Rockstar Photo Booth (on Facebook). Flowers by True Colors Floral Artistry (on Facebook). Cake by Specialty Cakes (on Facebook). Wedding planning by Magical Events Springfield (on Facebook).

Amy walks down the aisle with her father at her wedding in rural Springfield. Amy's parents Mark and Susan gave the couple a beautiful outdoor wedding right in their yard. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy walks down the aisle with her father at her wedding in rural Springfield. Amy’s parents Mark and Susan gave the couple a beautiful outdoor wedding right in their yard. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
The wedding ceremony site was beneath the shade of a massive oak tree Ñ perfect way to beat the June heat. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
The wedding ceremony site was beneath the shade of a massive oak tree Ñ perfect way to beat the June heat. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride's family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride’s family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Outdoor wedding portraits, wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride's family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Outdoor wedding portraits, wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride’s family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
As the rain poured, the party fueled by Music Source Professional Disc Jockey Service went on in the party tent next to the house. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
As the rain poured, the party fueled by Music Source Professional Disc Jockey Service went on in the party tent next to the house. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.

See a more extensive gallery of wedding photography from the day on our Facebook page. Amy’s mom found us at the Elegant Bridal Expo, and used bonus Bridal Bucks to boost their package.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Wedding Photography at the Elks Lodge in Jacksonville Features St. Louis Band

Lizzie & Brandon's first dance as the St. Louis Band the Well Hungarians play. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Lizzie & Brandon’s first dance as the St. Louis Band the Well Hungarians play. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.

Lizzie & Brandon chose to have their wedding in Las Vegas, but brought the party home to all their friends who couldn’t make the trip with a reception at The Elks Lodge in Jacksonville.

Focus of the night was a live performance by the St. Louis-area band the Well Hungarians (also on Facebook), with plenty of dancing. Their cake had a Las Vegas sign, to recognize their wedding ceremony earlier in the year. The night also featured speeches and toasts by family, best man and maid of honor.

Lizzie & Brandon's wedding reception at The Elks lodge in Jacksonville. Their cake had a Las Vegas sign, to recognize their wedding ceremony earlier in the year. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Lizzie & Brandon’s wedding reception at The Elks lodge in Jacksonville. Their cake had a Las Vegas sign, to recognize their wedding ceremony earlier in the year. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Lizzie & Brandon had family portraits at our studio before their wedding reception at The Elks. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Lizzie & Brandon had family portraits at our studio before their wedding reception at The Elks. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.

See more photos from the night on their Facebook “sneak peek” preview album post.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Wedding Band Fun DMC Made For A Night of Great Wedding Photography in Springfield

Amy & Ryan dance with a member of Fun DMC during their wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. With playful mashups and an endless supply of energy, the bride and groom said the live wedding band helped to make the night into a real party. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy & Ryan dance with a member of Fun DMC during their wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. With playful mashups and an endless supply of energy, the bride and groom said the live wedding band helped to make the night into a real party. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.

Continuing on Amy & Ryan’s wedding story, their reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts (also Hoogland Center for the Arts on Facebook, 420 South 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62701) featured the great live wedding band Fun DMC (also Fun DMC on Facebook).

Band members had their set put together even before the afternoon wedding, and provided audio for the wedding service. Later when guests entered the room for the reception, the stage was dominated by a large, black screen with points of LED lights. After dinner events started with first dances, then quickly moved into the night’s performance by Fun DMC.

The bride and groom were surprised with a balloon drop during a performance of Nena’s 99 Luftballons. Amy and Ryan were really happy with the band, and pass on their recommendations. See a video of one of Fun DMC’s mashups.

Amy & Ryan recognize applause at the end of their first dance. Wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy & Ryan recognize applause at the end of their first dance. Wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy & Ryan wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy & Ryan wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy & Ryan wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy & Ryan wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
As a special treat, when Fun DMC played a mashup of Nena's 99 Luftballons, the dance floor was filled with red balloons. Amy & Ryan's wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
As a special treat, when Fun DMC played a mashup of Nena’s 99 Luftballons, the dance floor was filled with red balloons. Amy & Ryan’s wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Final dance, Amy & Ryan wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Final dance, Amy & Ryan wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Grand finale, Amy & Ryan wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Grand finale, Amy & Ryan wedding reception at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield featuring live wedding band Fun DMC. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy & Ryan at the end of the evening with the Hoogland Center for the Arts decorated for their wedding. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy & Ryan at the end of the evening with the Hoogland Center for the Arts decorated for their wedding. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.

 

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Happy Sushi in Springfield a must do for this groom on his wedding day

Ryan loves sushi, so the groom worked Happy Sushi in Springfield into his wedding day. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Ryan loves sushi, so the groom worked Happy Sushi in Springfield into his wedding day. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.

For this wedding in Springfield, there was no way Ryan the groom was going to go through the most important day of his life without having his favorite food from his favorite restaurant — Happy Sushi in Springfield.

So while he and his groomswomen waited for Amy the bride to get ready, the crew made a stop at the restaurant, 846 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703.

We loved covering this real moment during the wedding day, something that showed true personality. The couple also were particular about their wedding venue and chose the Hoogland Center for the Arts (also Hoogland Center for the Arts on Facebook). They also wanted a band, and picked a great live wedding band (featuring mashups and lots of extras) Fun DMC (also Fun DMC on Facebook).

 

Ryan brings his groomswomen to Happy Sushi in Springfield as they wait for Amy to get ready with her bridesmaids. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Ryan brings his groomswomen to Happy Sushi in Springfield as they wait for Amy to get ready with her bridesmaids. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Checking in with Hiro, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Checking in with Hiro, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Hiro working the counter, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Hiro working the counter, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Ordering, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Ordering, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Sushi arrives, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Sushi arrives, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Hiro with groomswomen, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Hiro with groomswomen, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Ryan with Hiro, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Ryan with Hiro, Happy Sushi in Springfield. Wedding photography by Steve of Warmowski Photography.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Wedding photography at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, Chicago and Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park

Elizabeth & Daniel exit ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel exit ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

Elizabeth & Daniel’s wedding photos have been added to our web page as one of our sample weddings. Their ceremony was at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago, wedding reception Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. See a more complete gallery on Facebook.

Family photo during Elizabeth & Daniel's wedding, 2015. The highest compliment for us is when families choose us again and again. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Family photo during Elizabeth & Daniel’s wedding, 2015. The highest compliment for us is when families choose us again and again. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Family photo during the wedding of Elizabeth's sister, Meghan, in 2008. Portraits also in back yard and wedding reception at Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club in Orland Park. Megan has her wedding at St. Michael's Church, Orland Park (the church was under renovation so Elizabeth chose St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago for her ceremony.) Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Family photo during the wedding of Elizabeth’s sister, Meghan, in 2008. Portraits also in back yard and wedding reception at Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club in Orland Park. Megan has her wedding at St. Michael’s Church, Orland Park (the church was under renovation so Elizabeth chose St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago for her ceremony.) Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

A great compliment from the family as we photographed the wedding of Elizabeth’s sister, Meghan, 7 years ago. Great to be considered the family photographer. Music by Mike Seaquist, owner of Something to Celebrate Professional DJ/MC Service (Your Day Your Music), Chicago. Party bus by Signature Transportation Group, Chicago. Bouquets and flowers by Sass & Class Flowers, Palos Heights.

Elizabeth & Daniel wedding portraits at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel wedding portraits at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth arrives at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago for ceremony. Accompanied by her mother and wedding planner. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth arrives at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago for ceremony. Accompanied by her mother and wedding planner. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth walks down the aisle with her father, St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth walks down the aisle with her father, St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Daniel watches Elizabeth come down the aisle, ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Daniel watches Elizabeth come down the aisle, ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Daniel's sister watches Daniel's reaction as he sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day. Ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Daniel’s sister watches Daniel’s reaction as he sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day. Ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth's family always take these umbrellas along on wedding days, to ward off the rain. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth’s family always take these umbrellas along on wedding days, to ward off the rain. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Wedding portraits at Elizabeth's family home. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Wedding portraits at Elizabeth’s family home. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel on the balcony overlooking the golf course at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel on the balcony overlooking the golf course at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel move in for the cake cutting, wedding reception at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel move in for the cake cutting, wedding reception at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Guests enjoying a heater and the fall weather, balcony at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Guests enjoying a heater and the fall weather, balcony at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Long-exposure image, exterior of the Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Long-exposure image, exterior of the Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding photographers based in Springfield/Jacksonville, available for weddings in Chicago, St.Louis and the Midwest.

 

Wedding Photography for Alissa and Brandon in Jacksonville

Alissa & Brandon during their outdoor portrait session on their wedding day in Jacksonville. Ceremony at Our Saviour Catholic Church; outdoor portraits and limousine ride to/from the house of Alissa's sister in rural Jacksonville; reception at Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Alissa & Brandon during their outdoor portrait session on their wedding day in Jacksonville. Ceremony at Our Saviour Catholic Church; outdoor portraits and limousine ride to/from the house of Alissa’s sister in rural Jacksonville; reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

Alissa & Brandon’s wedding photos have been added to our web page as one of our sample weddings. Their ceremony was at Our Saviour Church and reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. We especially had fun with the couple and their wedding party taking outdoor portraits at the house of Alissa’s sister in rural Jacksonville.

Catering by Hamilton’s. Cake by OMG Bakery, Petersburg. Music by DJ Joe Kindred. (Did you know he also does wedding video? Contact us for more.) Flowers by An Event Design, Auburn. Limousine by Harmony Limousine, Springfield.

Formal portraits for Alissa & Brandon included this grouping — twin bride, marries twin groom, with twin flower girls. Ceremony at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Formal portraits for Alissa & Brandon included this grouping — twin bride, marries twin groom, with twin flower girls. Ceremony at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

 

Fun fact of the wedding is the bride and groom are both identical twins. And they had identical twins for flower girls. Here’s some more photos from the day. See a more complete gallery of images on Facebook.

Brandon checks out the detail on Alissa's wedding dress, at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Brandon checks out the details on Alissa’s wedding dress, at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Alissa outside on the porch of the Old Rectory, Our Saviour Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Alissa outside on the porch of the Old Rectory, Our Saviour Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, Alissa & Brandon's wedding at at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, Alissa & Brandon’s wedding at at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, wedding day of Alissa & Brandon in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, wedding day of Alissa & Brandon in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, wedding day of Alissa & Brandon in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, wedding day of Alissa & Brandon in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Limousine ride to reception at Hamilton's 110 North East, Alissa & Brandon's wedding in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Limousine ride to reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East, Alissa & Brandon’s wedding in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
First dance, Alissa & Brandon's wedding reception at Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
First dance, Alissa & Brandon’s wedding reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

Alissa heard about our wedding photography by word of mouth — our extensive experience, positive reviews and happy brides are what bring us new customers. Thanks!

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East