Wedding photography favorite for Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear

Model in wedding dress, Warmowski Photography
Fashion shoot for Girls in White Satin. Image by

We are excited that we got to do the photos for the updated web site for Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear.

Model with veil and wedding dress, Warmowski Photography
A veiled Ruthie in the "ta-da" room at Girls in White Satin.

We put our model and fashion experience (assisting our friend and Florence, Italy-based fashion photographer Jerry Lee Ingram) to good use showing off their dresses. And, we put our interior experience (assisting Björn Wallander and Euro Trash) to show off the shop’s spaces, including the “ta-da” room where brides see their dresses.

bride under stained glass light, Warmowski Photography
Elisha (Langley) Lonergan, Girls in White Satin's first bride, at her wedding at Our Saviour Catholic Church in Jacksonville.

We photographed the wedding of their first bride, Elisha (Langley) Lonergan – see their sample coffee table book in their shop any time.

Becky & Terryl were nice enough to include us on their new web site as the recommended wedding photographers.

Girls in White Satin owners Terryl Boulanger and Becky Baumgart,
Girls in White Satin's Terryl Boulanger and Becky Baumgart. Image by

While we’re at it, don’t forget to visit their booth (and ours) at the 2011 Jacksonville Main Street Bridal & Prom Expo Sunday January 30th at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Prom fashion show at 2 pm and bridal fashion show at 3 pm.

Check out Girls in White Satin at 300 East State Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650, 217.245.5400, right under Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife team of photojournalists offering wedding photography.

We are part of Jacksonville . . . Works: A New Musical

We didn’t realize it, but it turns out we’re exciting enough to be portrayed in a musical.
Writer and director Ken Bradbury (world famous all over Jacksonville) had his class at Lincoln Land Community College interview Jacksonville, Illinois-area business people for Jacksonville . . . Works: A New Musical.
“Sixty Jacksonville residents were interviewed over the course of three months,” said Ken. “Ninety hours of interview edited down to a two-act show with original music. Everyone from the mayor to some of Jacksonville’s homeless population…from pastors to poll dancers…from fast food employees to bank CEO’s….undertakers, nurses, editors, photographers, pet shop owners, teachers, sculptors, college presidents, congressmen and inmates in the state prison system.”
The students who interviewed us, Annie Schone and Wes Burton, said we were one of their most “vivid” interviews.
  • “This past week’s interview has definitely been the most effective for me. Wes and I “interviewed” Steve and Tiffany, a couple who owns their own photography business . . . but it really wasn’t like an interview at all. It just felt like we were all sitting down and talking rather than conducting a formal interview. They were so entertaining and easy to talk to. I found it really interesting to hear about their experiences in starting their own business and what it’s like to work as a husband and wife team.” — Annie
  • “Our interview with the Warmowskis was really fun. We had no trouble at all getting them to talk and I never thought being a wedding photographer would be so cool. Their pictures were awesome and so was their story.” — Wes
The play is presented by the Lincoln Land Theatre, and a good-will offering will benefit the Salvation Army and the Western Illinois Youth Camp. Performances are 7 pm Friday March 18 at Grace United Methodist Church; 7 pm Saturday March 19 at First Presbyterian Church; and 2 pm at Faith Lutheran Church.

Oh, and one more plug for Ken Ken Bradbury and his humble writing partner Roger Wainwright: A brand-new show heading your way, Springfield Theatre Centre presents the world premiere of a new musical, From Behind the Curtain February 11-13 & 18-20. Tickets 217.523.2787

Posted by Steve. Always willing to help out Ken Bradbury, especially because he’s such a fan of Warmowski Photography. Wedding photography offered everywhere Ken does plays, and beyond.

Showing off our wedding photography at Rushville’s bridal show

Close up of model during wedding dress style show, Rushville Illinois, Warmowski Photography
Style show by Bonnie's Bridal at the Rushville Bridal Expo. Photo by Steve/Warmowski Photography

Spent last Sunday at the beautiful Virginia Community Building in Rushville, Illinois for the Fourth Annual Rushville Bridal & Prom Expo. The event is put on by Teresa Haines and the Rushville Times.

Full house at the Virginia Community Building for the Rushville bridal expo.
Full house at the Virginia Community Building for the Rushville bridal expo.
Filling out cards, registering for give-aways at Rushville bridal expo. Warmowski Photography
Registering for give-aways at Rushville bridal expo.

It’s nice to be able to spend so much time one-on-one with brides at such a small show. And, practically everyone in attendance took home a gift bag, gift certificate or other prize. The style show was put on by Bonnie’s Bridal & Prom of Macomb.

During the show, we chatted with some of the other vendors including:

  • Always Something New Flowers & Gifts of Rushville, Marge is an interesting person with a great life story (a retired coal miner, among other pursuits) as well as pretty flowers.
  • Tama’s Treats of Virginia, 217.458.2244. Her cakes were absolutely wonderful. She specializes in butter cream icing, and had an album full of cakes showing she can do everything fondant can. She’s the daughter-in-law of the owner of Kathy’s Kitchen of Virginia, using some of their preserves in her cakes. Her cake was so good I had to make multiple trips for samples, as Tiffany kept eating my icing.
  • An option for transportation with a trolly from Havana and Scenic Havana, 309.338.0517. Transportation for up to 30.
  • Let guests have fun with a photo booth from Rushville Fun Booth.
Tiffany with our photos and sample books at the Rushville bridal show.
Tiffany with our photos and sample books at the Rushville bridal show.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, photojournalists offering wedding photography in Central Illinois. Based in Jacksonville, Morgan County; also available in Rushville, Schuyler County; Mount Sterling, Brown County; Macomb, McDonough County Illinois; and beyond. See us on Facebook.

Photographing for Illinois and MacMurray colleges

Besides working on pictures for last year’s couples and getting the word out about our wedding photography to find this year’s couples, we’ve been making pictures for colleges here in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Fuzzy hood helps keep Illinois College student warm, Warmowski Photography
Keeping warm during the recent snows at Illinois College.

Steve has been photographing campus life and sports for Illinois College. The college uses the images in brochures and on the web as they work to get the word out to prospective students and alumni.

Illinois College's Sturtevant Hall viewed from the south, Warmowski Photography.
A different view of Illinois College's iconic Sturtevant Hall.

For MacMuarry College, we both photographed basketball for prospective student brochures and Tiffany got a bird’s eye view of most of the student body for the latest alumni magazine.

MacMurray College students clap and cheer during a basketball game, Warmowski Photography.
MacMurray College students cheer on the basketball team.

(Note that Tiffany is a MacMurray College alumna who lived the dream – getting married at Annie Merner Chapel.)

MacMurray College class photo, 2010-11, Warmowski Photography.
MacMurray College class photo, 2010-11.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, great images from your alma mater as well as from your wedding day. Photojournalists telling brides’ and grooms’ wedding stories all over Central Illinois.

Steve finishes term as president of local Habitat for Humanity

At the monthly meeting of Jubilee Habitat for Humanity this week, Steve stepped down after serving two years as president of the board. He will serve this year as vice president.

He can’t make a lot of work days because he’s with me photographing weddings. But he helps with fundraising, planning and all the other not-so-fun stuff that needs to get done to keep the local chapter going.

Steve also is a member of the Kiwanis Club here in Jacksonville, and serves as the newsletter editor. (He’ll probably be doing something during Pancake & Sausage Day March 7th). He also serves on the Fox Trust and Missions committees at our church, Centenary United Methodist.

All his volunteer work is part of our efforts to be involved in civic life and to give back to the community.

Posted by Tiffany.

Heather & Doug’s wedding 9 October 2010

Heather Thomas and Doug Zulauf were married Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Rammelkamp Chapel on the Illinois College campus in Jacksonville. Both are alumni of IC. Professor Rev. Richard Maye officiated the ceremony.

Here are some of our favorite images from their day.

Heather & Doug say their vows during their wedding ceremony on a beautiful October day.
Heather & Doug had a perfect blue sky on their wedding day. Here the guest wait outside to blow bubbles.
After the ceremony, the couple walked on campus to a couple of their favorite spots.
Heather and Doug pose for a portrait in front of Sturtevant Hall on Illinois College's campus. The hall is the most well-known building on campus.
The tree swing in front of Sturtevant Hall is a favorite spot for photos.
Doug works in law enforcement. He and Heather took a group photo with his colleagues at the reception.
Doug's college literary society, Pi Pi Rho, performs their wedding reception ritual for Heather & Doug.
We also took a group photo of Doug's Pi Pi Rho friends and their significant others during the reception.
Heather wore her grandmother's pearls on her wedding day.
Heather sings to her new husband while they are both bathed in the warm lights of the DJ booth.

Heather & Doug’s rehearsal & dinner

Heather and Doug hired us to photograph their rehearsal at Rammelkamp Chapel on the Illinois College campus and dinner at Leo’s Pizza in Jacksonville the night before the wedding.

Heather's friend Camilla was the perfect person to be Heather's personal attendant. She was organized and knew exactly what Heather wanted. Here, Camilla and Heather talk to Rev. Richard Maye, a professor at Illinois College who officiated the wedding ceremony.
Rev. Maye leads Heather & Doug and their bridal party through the ceremony the day before the wedding.
Heather and her dad practice walking down the aisle during the rehearsal.
Heather & Doug take a moment at the rehearsal dinner to thank their families and bridal party.
Heather poses with Leo's Pizza owner Antonia Alfano during the dinner.

Posted by Tiffany. Warmowski Photography, offering complete weekend coverage in addition to full wedding day photography packages.

Heather & Doug – First, the engagement session

Heather Thomas  & Doug Zulauf were married Oct. 9, 2010, in Jacksonville. But, before the wedding is the engagement, of course. We had a really fun engagement session with them in May.

First we started in our studio to get some traditional poses in a formal setting. Then we ran around town for some fun settings. We went out to Leland Lake to get the couple in an environment fit for a fisherman and hunter. And ended the day with bucolic rural settings on a friend’s farm.

Posted by Tiffany. Warmowski Photography offers engagement sessions and packages in addition to full wedding photography coverage.

Tiffany marks 2 years on Elm City board

Congratulations to Tiffany, she was recognized for two years of service on the board of the Elm City Center at their annual board meeting on Tuesday.

Elm City Center provides work and independence for people with disabilities in Jacksonville. Tiffany also runs the Second Closet, a program through Prairieland United Way that provides professional and work clothes for those who need them to find employment. And, she runs the exchange program through the Jacksonville Rotary Club and is very active keeping the exchange students busy.

All her volunteer work is part of our efforts to be involved in civic life and to give back to the community.

Posted by Steve.

Jacksonville Bridal Expo January 30th

Model shows off wedding gown during bridal fashion show, Warmowski Photography
Girls in White Satin put together the bridal and prom style show at last year's wedding show in Jacksonville. Photo by Steve/

The annual Jacksonville Bridal Expo is coming up at Hamilton’s 110 North East on Sunday January 30th 2011. Besides us (of course) the event features a prom fashion show at 2 pm and bridal fashion show at 3 pm put on by Girls in White Satin. Over $1,000 in prizes will be given away, including a grand prize of airfare from World Travel.

Admission $5 in advance at various locations including A Head of Times Grand Salon & Day Spa and Ashley’s Petals and Angels ($8 at the door).

Tickets also available at American Rental and Party Center & Jacksonville Journal-Courier. Event put together by Jacksonville Main Street and is also sponsored by Hamilton’s Catering, World Travel, Casey’s DJ Service & Production Xpress.

Say you’re coming on our Facebook event page.

Tiffany Hermon Warmowski models bridesmaid dress, Warmowski Photography
Tiffany modeled bridesmaid dresses during last year's bridal style show in Jacksonville.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife team of experienced photojournalists offering their talents to tell the wedding stories of couples in Jacksonville, Springfield, Quincy and all over Central Illinois and beyond. Studio located in the loft at the Transfer Company Shops, 611 E. State St., Jacksonville IL 62650 (across from Lonzeratti’s). Friend us on Facebook.