Wedding with Texas flair in Big D

One of the things we say on our web site is we’re available for wedding photography around Central Illinois as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. That “beyond” this year includes north Dallas, Texas for Emily & David Clatterbuck’s wedding.

Tiffany went to MacMurray College in Jacksonville (she has a degree in Deaf Education, but that’s a topic for another blog post). Her mentor was David’s mother Claire. When asked if we would be interested in going to Texas for a wedding, the obvious response was “yes ma’am!”

The ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco was gorgeous. The Piazza on the Green in McKinney is an incredibly beautiful reception hall.

Emily & David had a Rolls Royce to take them for the nearly hour drive “just down the road” between the two spots. We had to plan for extra driving time between locations. It was six-lane (three each way), 60mph road with new construction everywhere. A bad experiment with a toll road (stay off unless you have to – there’s no toll booths, no way to pay online.)

What they say about “dry heat” is pretty much true. It was only a degree or two difference in weather back home in Central Illinois – but it was way more comfortable down in Texas. By “comfortable” I mean if you stay in the shade. We had to plan outdoor portraits with the least amount of time in direct sunlight.

The bride and groom met in college while competing against each other’s schools (David went to University of Wisconsin-Madison, Emily to Notre Dame). Their first dance was breathless to behold, so elegant.

So great to be able to do a destination wedding down in Texas!

Made in the shade – we scouted out a space protected from the sun at Frisco Commons. Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Rolls Royce get-away vehicle. Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Beautiful portrait in the wedding chapel at Piazza on the Green in McKinney. Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Emily & David met in competitive ballroom dance at college. Their first dance was a sight to see! Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Emily dances with her father in the reception hall, Piazza on the Green in McKinney. Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Sunset portrait taking advantage of the beautiful grounds around Piazza on the Green in McKinney. Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
A final, private dance to end the night – in an empty reception hall at Piazza on the Green in McKinney. Photo 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.

Third time’s a charm with the Street Family

The biggest compliment we can get as wedding photographers is when family members love our pictures and service so much that siblings ask us to photograph their wedding.

Such is the case with this summer’s wedding of Megan & Cole Street. We photographed Cole’s brother Cory’s wedding to Mariah last year. And we photographer their sister Michayla’s wedding to Harry in 2011.

Megan & Cole July 2018 in Jacksonville. Ceremony at Faith Lutheran Church; reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Mariah & Cory September 2017 at The Homestead in Tallula/Petersburg. Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Michayla & Harry April 2011. Ceremony at Faith Lutheran Church in Jacksonville; reception at Northfield Inn & Suites in Springfield. Photo 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.

Great groom reaction to seeing bride for first time

Tiffany has a series of question she asks couples when meeting to help plan their wedding day (and wedding day photography). One is “what part of the day are you most looking forward to.” For the groom, it’s usually the reception. But for Jacob, he said it was the ceremony. And because Sarah and Jacob chose not to see each other before the ceremony, Tiffany joked that when he saw Sarah for the first time, hopefully there would be a good reaction.

Well, come the wedding day at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville, there was quite the reaction! Jacob was pretty nervous before the ceremony. When he made it to the altar, he said he was trying to look down, to not look to the back of the church. But when he did, this was his reaction . . .

Jacob looks to back of church and sees Sarah, with her dad, preparing to walk down the aisle.
Jacob reacts . . .
Jacob goes to floor to compose himself . .
Sarah and her father come down the aisle.

Reception was at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Flowers by An Event Design. See a “sneak peek” of their wedding photos on Facebook. Wedding photos will be on their gallery (password will be off after bride & groom get a first look).

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.

Announcing the 2018 Morgan County Fair Queen, Junior Miss & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

Congratulations to the 2018 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Savanna Long was named Queen, Bella Evans was named Junior Miss, and Chloe Buhlig was named Princess Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.

Savanna Long was named Queen, Bella Evans was named Junior Miss, and Chloe Buhlig was named Princess – 2018 Morgan County Fair Pageant.

2018 Queen Savanna Nicole Long is the daughter of Wesley & Sally Long of Jacksonville; 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans is the daughter of Sean & Amy Evans of Jacksonville; and 2018 Princess Chloe Nicole Buhlig is the daughter of Joe & Christy Buhlig of Jacksonville. The 2018 pageant was held July 10 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Savanna Nicole Long won Queen, Best Interview & People’s Choice
  • Paige Nicole Hamilton won 1st runner-up
  • Lilly Hoskins Schwiderski won 2nd runner-up 
  • Maggie Raelou Kaylor won Miss congeniality
  • Delani Diane Dillard won Best speech
Savanna Long reacts to being named 2018 Morgan County Fair Queen.
Savanna Long crowned 2018 Morgan County Fair Queen.
2018 Morgan County Fair Queen Contest featured (from left) Delani Dillard, Maggie Kaylor, 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown, 2018 Queen Savanna Long, 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson, 2017 Princess Amelia Pennell, Lilly Schwiderski and Paige Hamilton.
2018 Queen Savanna Long in evening gown.
2018 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns. (From left) Delani Dillard, Maggie Kaylor, 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson, Savanna Long, Lilly Schwiderski and Paige Hamilton.
2018 Queen Savanna Long in bathing suit.
2018 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits. (From left) Delani Dillard, Maggie Kaylor, Savanna Long, Lilly Schwiderski and Paige Hamilton.
2018 Queen Savanna Long after speech.
2018 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in business attire. (From left) Delani Dillard, Maggie Kaylor, 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson, Savanna Long, Lilly Schwiderski and Paige Hamilton.

Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest

  • Bella Evans won Junior Miss & Best Communication
  • Madison Ann Davis won 1st Runner-up & Best Interview
  • Isabella Lauren Woods won 2nd Runner-up & Best Stage Presence
  • Kendall Paige Jumper won the vote for People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2018 Junior Miss Pageant winners (from left) Madison Davis, 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown, 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans, 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson, 2017 Princess Amelia Pennell, Isabella Woods.
2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans gets crowned by 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown and 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson.
2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans hugs 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown after winning the crown.
Bella Evans reacts as she’s named 2018 Junior Miss.
2018 Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Bella Evans, Grace Newman, Meredith Gallo, Gwendalynn Poole, Kendall Jumper, 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown, Isabella Woods, Madison Davis, Kayleigh Sullivan, Kayla Brackett, and Bentley Clayton.
2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans in dress.
2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans in evening gown.
2018 Junior Miss contestants in evening gowns (from left) Bella Evans, Grace Newman, Meredith Gallo, Gwendalynn Poole, Kendall Jumper, 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown, Isabella Woods, Madison Davis, Kayleigh Sullivan, Kayla Brackett, and Bentley Clayton.

Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest

  • Chloe Nicole Buhlig won Princess, Best Stage Presence & Best Interview
  • Olivia Nicole Weinant won 1st Runner-up & People’s Choice
  • Maci Alaina McGee won 2nd Runner-up
2017 Royalty Junior Miss Bella Evans, Queen Gracie Richardson and Princess Amelia Pennell with 2018 winners Chloe Buhlig, Maci McGee, and Olivia Weinant.
Chloe Buhlig crowned 2018 Princess.
2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig in dress.
Princess contestants in dresses (from left) Macee James, Olivia Weinant, Maci McGee, Kendyl Mudd, Gwendalyn Payne, Josie Cole, 2017 Princess Amelia Pennell, Ellie Scott, Juliet Jamison, Kyle Price, Chloe Buhlig, and Briella Sorrell.
2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig welcomes the crowd during bathing suit segment.
Princess contestants in bathing suits (from left) Macee James, Olivia Weinant, Maci McGee, Kendyl Mudd, Gwendalyn Payne, Josie Cole, 2017 Princess Amelia Pennell, Ellie Scott, Juliet Jamison, Kyle Price, Chloe Buhlig, and Briella Sorrell.

Information & links

Other Photos

Photo to celebrate 60 years!
Former royalty included 2007 Queen Ashley (Suttles) Wall – one of our former brides!

See Ashley’s wedding photos on Facebook.

Former royalty included 2001 Princess Bree Turner- one of our future brides!

See a post with Bree’s engagement photos on Facebook.

Former royalty included (left) 2006 Queen Sherie (Kording) Trace – one of our brides!

See a couple images from Sherie’s wedding on Facebook.

Check back at coverage 201020112012201320142015, 2016 and 2017 contests.

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

Wan-Yuan & Josh wedding in Champaign, Taiwanese touches at University of Illinois – Urbana’s Illini Union

We were able to provide wedding photography for Wan-Yuan & Josh 23 June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana.

Wan-Yuan was a graduate student at the University of Illinois – Urbana, when she met Josh. Their first date ended up at the Illini Union, and that was where they had their ceremony and reception.

We took the bride and groom to Wan-Yuan’s graduate housing in Urbana, and their favorite restaurant in Champaign for portraits.

The ceremony started with a traditional Taiwanese Tea Ceremony. A traditional Western ceremony followed in the South Lounge of the Illini Union. Half-way through the reception, the bride changed into a traditional red wedding dress.

Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Checking out the traditional menu at their favorite Chinese restaurant in Champaign – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
End of the night in front of the Illini Union, University of Illinois – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The groom and his role-playing friends – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The bride was in a belly dancing club, and her friends performed at the reception – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The bride was in a belly dancing club, and her friends performed at the reception – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
A slide show of photos is tradition for weddings in Taiwan (the bride and groom share a moment during the show) – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Entering the reception – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Wedding cake came from a family bakery in Chicago – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photo by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Combining a pair of Transformers (in lieu of a unity candle) – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Josh surprised Wan-Yuan by saying his vows in Mandarin – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Entering the traditional Western wedding ceremony – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The couples’ first date ended at the Illini Union, including a chat on this couch – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Josh is a Transformer fan (not the movies), and one served as the pillow for the rings – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The groom’s mom made Wan-Yuan’s wedding dresses – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve & Tiffany 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.

Engagement session for Meghan & Aaron in Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago

We tell people we travel to “Chicago, St. Louis and beyond” for weddings. This time we traveled to Chicago to photograph Meghan & Aaron in their Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

It’s so great to be able to photograph our couples in locations that are special for them. Meghan & Aaron live on the Lake Michigan lakefront, and we took them around Loyola Park and Loyola Beach, looking for great photo spots. Aaron takes the Red Line all the time, and knew where all the good murals were located.

A fun evening that produced images that reflect where they love to go on dates! See a full gallery of images at warmowskiphoto.instaproofs.com.

Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Engagement session for Meghan and Aaron in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, July 2018. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski

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.

New images for bridal shows

We would like to give a little information about the images in our new bridal show flyer. If you saw us at the Elegant Bridal Expo be sure to contact Tiffany 217.473.5581 to schedule a consultation.

Megan & Cody October 2016 – ceremony at First Baptist Church in Winchester, and reception at American Legion in Jacksonville.
Wedding of Brittany & Thomas June 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina – wedding ceremony & reception at The Cedar Room.
Wedding of Ashley & Rob October 2016 in Jacksonville – ceremony at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMuarry College, outdoor portraits at Illinois College, and reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East.
Alissa & Ben’s wedding in Jacksonville April 2016 – ceremony at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel, and reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East.
Wedding of Rebecca & Adam July 2017 – ceremony at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Hoffman Estates, and reception at Medinah Country Club, Medinah.
Wedding of Mariah & Cory September 2017 – ceremony and reception at The Homestead in Tallula/Petersburg.

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.

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.

Information & links

Crowd Reactions

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.

 

Information & links

Crowd Reactions

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.