Beautiful Wedding at Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Emi & Daniel's wedding at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel’s wedding at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

A summer trip for a wedding at Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin has been added to our web page as one of our sample weddings. Everything from the day — from getting ready in the family’s condo, action at Geneva National Resort, to post-party at the hotel bar — were documented for the couple.

Emi & Daniel were had an outdoor wedding July 2015 on the golf course, with wedding reception in banquet facilities in the clubhouse.  Friends and family stayed at the Inns of Geneva National down the road. Shops and other excitement in nearby Lake Geneva added to the weekend.

 

Emi's father has some humorous remembrances of the bride's childhood, last moments before walking out for the ceremony. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi’s father has some humorous remembrances of the bride’s childhood, last moments before walking out for the ceremony. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Wedding photography includes outdoor portraits on the golf course, taking advantage of beautiful summer flowers in the eco-conscience roughs.

Wedding dress. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Wedding dress. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi gets ready at her family's Lake Geneva condo. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi gets ready at her family’s Lake Geneva condo. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel checks the time, getting ready at the Inns of Geneva National. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel checks the time, getting ready at the Inns of Geneva National. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel with his best man (and twin Brother), outdoor wedding ceremony at Geneva National Golf Club, July 2015 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel with his best man (and twin Brother), outdoor wedding ceremony at Geneva National Golf Club, July 2015 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel reacts as Emi comes down the aisle. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel reacts as Emi comes down the aisle. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel's college friend performed ceremony, at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel’s college friend performed ceremony, at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel recess down the aisle, outdoor wedding at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel recess down the aisle, outdoor wedding at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel walk in to start the reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel walk in to start the reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Cutting the cake, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Cutting the cake, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
A sun shower at sunset makes for a beautiful rainbow, and the bride and groom take a break from greeting guests for a portrait on the balcony, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
A sun shower at sunset makes for a beautiful rainbow, and the bride and groom take a break from greeting guests for a portrait on the balcony, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
First dance, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
First dance, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel lead their friends to the hotel bar, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel lead their friends to the hotel bar, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Friends put on a show, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National hotel bar. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Friends put on a show, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National hotel bar. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel enjoys the evening with friends, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National hotel bar. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel enjoys the evening with friends, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National hotel bar. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding and event photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. Available for events in Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy 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

Amber has special first dance with her father during wedding at Hamilton’s 110 North East

 

Amber practices her hits with her father for first dance. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber practices her hits with her father for first dance. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Best thing about this wedding — Amber had an amazing first dance with her father. They started out dancing, but then a volleyball was thrown in. Bill tossed the ball to Amber, and the bride bumped it back. Amber said sports was more their style than dancing. They did this “a million times” when she was growing up, so it was a great way to bring out their true personalities on her wedding day.

Amber starts her first dance with her father, Bill. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber starts her first dance with her father, Bill. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber and father practice volleyball hits, just like they did so many times when she was growing up. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber and father practice volleyball hits, just like they did so many times when she was growing up. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Amber and Ryan were married July 4th, 2015 in Jacksonville. Ceremony at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College; reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding dress from Girls In White Satin Bridal and Formal Wear of Jacksonville, Illinois. (And GIWS had extra work, the bride did crossfit to look her best for the wedding, and they had to adjust the dress!)  Music by TADJ – Troy Armstrong. Cake by Susan Park, flowers by Wendy Hillyer, both of Rushville.

Here’s some images from the day, and you can see more wedding photos on Facebook. The wedding was July 4th, and the night ended with sparklers!

Amber & Ryan end the 4th of July night with sparklers, outside of reception hall Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan end the 4th of July night with sparklers, outside of reception hall Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan end the 4th of July night with sparklers, outside of reception hall Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan end the 4th of July night with sparklers, outside of reception hall Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
DJ Troy Armstrong loves to work children into the events of the day, including encircling Amber & Ryan during their first dance. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
DJ Troy Armstrong loves to work children into the events of the day, including encircling Amber & Ryan during their first dance. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portrait at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portrait at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Portraits upstairs at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Portraits upstairs at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan have a first look, upstairs at Annie Merner Chapel before their portraits (and ceremony). Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan have a first look, upstairs at Annie Merner Chapel before their portraits (and ceremony). Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Flowers by friend Wendy Hillyer from Rushville. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Flowers by friend Wendy Hillyer from Rushville. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Ryan and his groomsmen are ready and waiting. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Ryan and his groomsmen are ready and waiting. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Get hair done at Amber's home. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Get hair done at Amber’s home. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding and event photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. Available for events in Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy 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

Buena Vista Farms featured in “10 Epic Spots To Get Married In Illinois That’ll Blow Guests Away”

 

Sarah & Brandon walk down the aisle following their ceremony at the pergola at Buena Vista Farms rural Jacksonville Photo by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Sarah & Brandon walk down the aisle following their ceremony at the pergola at Buena Vista Farms rural Jacksonville
Photo by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Buena Vista Farms was recently featured on an article as one of the “10 Epic Spots To Get Married In Illinois That’ll Blow Guests Away

We love working with Teri and the staff at Buena Vista Farms. Teri takes amazing care of her brides, making sure every detail has been attended to. She has an endless collection of decor that will fit any theme or color scheme.

Mindi & Doug watch fireworks outside the tent on their wedding night at Buena Vista Farms. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Mindi & Doug watch fireworks outside the tent on their wedding night at Buena Vista Farms.
Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski

The outdoor spaces are perfect for the ceremony and offer many different backdrops for portraits. The tent is an elegant setting for the reception and the different buildings on site provide spaces for everything you could need including rehearsal dinner, salon space, places to getting ready as well as  cabins for you and your guests to spend the night – really the whole weekend.

Kelly & Mark at Buena Vista Farms. Photo by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Kelly & Mark at Buena Vista Farms. Photo by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

We have had great experiences photographing at Buena Vista Farms and we congratulate them on their well-deserved recognition!

Mindi & Doug at Buena Vista Farms. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski
Mindi & Doug at Buena Vista Farms. Photo by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski

Posted by Tiffany. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. 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 for Amanda & Nick at the Jacksonville Country Club

Amanda & Nick, married August 2015 at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick, married August 2015 at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.

Amanda and Nick had an elegant, beautiful wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club, and they are one of our new sample weddings on our wedding photography website. The ceremony was under beautiful shade trees on the golf course and the reception was in the clubhouse.

The day featured amazing service and food (as always) from the Jacksonville, Illinois Country Club. Tom Anderson from An Event Design went above and beyond with incredible arrangements, bouquets and boutineers. Icing On the Cake made an incredibly delicious and beautiful wedding cake. A Hair Company provided hair and makeup services and made sure all the ladies felt beautiful in their comfortable and beautiful salon.

Guest book follows peacock theme. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Guest book follows peacock theme. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.

Amanda’s mom walked her down the aisle and where she and Nick exchanged vows and rings while the guests enjoyed the shade, the beautiful weather and the touching ceremony. The guests signed a special guest book by putting their thumbprints on a drawing of a peacock. And the speeches by the maid and matron of honor and best man were touching and personal.

They danced the night away to great tunes, and Amanda & Nick even snuck away for a few minutes to have a few minutes alone under the full moon.

See more photos on Facebook. Thanks for the five-star review from the bride, and another from Godmother Sharon. The portrait at the top of this blog post was one of our most liked images on Facebook, 2015.  As said on Facebook: “Other photographers take the kind of photos you see on Pinterest. You take the kind you see in magazines.”

Amanda's mom adjusts veil, at A Hair Company beauty salon in Jacksonville, Illinois. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda’s mom adjusts veil, at A Hair Company beauty salon in Jacksonville, Illinois. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda getting ready to put on dress, Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda getting ready to put on dress, Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Nick gets a group hug from groomsmen, wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Nick gets a group hug from groomsmen, wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Reservoir Dog-esque entrance for the men, Amanda & Nick's wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Reservoir Dog-esque entrance for the men, Amanda & Nick’s wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Best Man Clay gives Groom Nick a hug as they wait for the start of the outdoor wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Best Man Clay gives Groom Nick a hug as they wait for the start of the outdoor wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick's wedding, exchanging rings, Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick’s wedding, exchanging rings, Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick coming down the aisle, outdoor wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick coming down the aisle, outdoor wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Best Man Clay uses "can on common sense" the groom gave to him while they were in high school, toast during wedding reception at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Best Man Clay uses “can on common sense” the groom gave to him while they were in high school, toast during wedding reception at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
First dance, Amanda & Nick wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
First dance, Amanda & Nick wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.

Their photos were delivered in about two weeks, and their coffee table book was completed for sharing over the holidays. Here is Tiffany’s design, book handmade in Italy.

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Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. We photograph in Springfield – Champaign – Bloomington and all over Central Illinois region 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 for Adria and Jeremy in Jacksonville, Illinois

We added a new sample of wedding photography to our web page today. Adria & Jeremy were married September 2015 in Jacksonville, Illinois. Their ceremony was at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel, and reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East.

We’ve been hearing frustrating stories from families who had to wait for months for their photographer to deliver their wedding photos.  Adria and Jeremy not only received their photos from us in the same month, but also picked their top images and had their wedding album to share at Christmastime.

Thanks to Adria for the five-star review on Facebook. Here’s the layout of their wedding coffee table book, as well as some of our favorite photos from the day.

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You can also see their images in Adria & Jeremy’s Facebook highlight album.

Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy walk down the aisle after their wedding at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy walk down the aisle after their wedding at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy walk through bubbles at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy walk through bubbles at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Dancing into the night at Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Dancing into the night at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Outside Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Outside Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. We photograph in Springfield – Champaign – Bloomington and all over Central Illinois region 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

Our wedding photography to be part of bridal expo at Crowne Plaza in Springfield January 10th

Our photo from Carolyn and Daniel's wedding in Buxton, Devonshire, England on our expo booth wall always gets attention. Photo by Steve/Warmowski Photography.
Our photo from Carolyn and Daniel’s wedding in Buxton, Devonshire, England on our expo booth wall always gets attention. Photo by Steve/Warmowski Photography.

Our wedding photography will be on display during The Elegant Bridal Expo 12-4pm Sunday January 10, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois. The bridal show features 90+ exhibitors, swag bags, complimentary subscription to Brides magazine, door prizes, $500 in Bridal Bucks for every Bride, and more.

Register for free tickets at Elegant Bridal Expo’s web site. See flyer on our Facebook wall. Get more details at Elegant Bridal Expo/Springfield Facebook event page. The event draws wedding vendors from the Springfield region including DJs, wedding limousine services, wedding florists, wedding dresses, and more. The winter bridal expo can draw 400 people or more, so register soon and be sure to get there early to get your swag bag!

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding photographers in Springfield, Illinois and Central Illinois region. 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

Photo Helps Contribute to Care of the Governor Duncan Mansion in Jacksonville

Full moon and the Gov. Duncan Mansion, November 2015. Photo by Steve of Warmowski Photography
Full moon and the Gov. Duncan Mansion, November 2015. Photo by Steve of Warmowski Photography

As part of our support of great community efforts, Warmowski Photography donated a print of the Governor Duncan Mansion and the full moon for an auction at the Duncan Association’s annual gala at Hamilton’s Catering 110 North East

Gov. Duncan was the 5th governor of Illinois, and his home in Jacksonville served as the official executive mansion during his tenure.

The Duncan Mansion is opening up to use for weddings as a wedding venue (sample wedding photography and portraits Meredith  & Josiah spring 2015 wedding below). Contact the Rev. James Caldwell Chapter NSDAR for more 217.245.7023.

Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.

 

An additional print went to the Pilot Club and was sold during their annual home tour, and some small prints were donated to the Rev. James Caldwell Chapter NSDAR.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. 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

On a personal note, Tiffany’s poetry attracts spotlight

 

Tiffany Hermon Warmowski & Michelle McIntyre Davlantis circa February 29, 1992 in Lynwood, IL
Tiffany Hermon Warmowski & Michelle McIntyre Davlantis circa February 29, 1992 in Lynwood, IL

Something not wedding photography related . . . Tiffany Warmowski was, I guess you can say honored, to be included in the latest episode of the Mortifed podcast. Tiffany explains . . .

There’s a podcast and stage show called Mortified, where adults read the diaries they wrote as teenagers. I was listening to this podcast when they had a call for horrible teen poetry. This is a tongue-in-cheek contest sponsored with the Poetry Foundation. Well, in addition to books and books of diary pages, I also have quite the collection of really, really bad poetry I wrote as a teenager. I chose two poems and called the phone number where I read each poem and gave a little background on why I wrote each one.
Well, apparently my horrible poem, titled, “Yesterday” stuck out to them. You can hear me on the podcast reading part of the poem I wrote as a freshman in high school. Let’s just say that “Mortified” is a very accurate description of how I’m feeling!

Tiffany was given the Award For The Most Misguided Attempt To Cheer Up A Friend, Only To Probably Make Them Feel A Whole Lot Worse. Hear Tiffany in the podcast on SoundCloud at 20:26 in episode 45 Emma: The Girl Who Cried Y2K.

 

 

Tiffany's teenage diary case, hidden away in the closet.
Tiffany’s teenage diary case, hidden away in the closet.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding and event photographers covering Central Illinois, Chicago Suburbs, St. Louis and beyond. 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

2015 Prairieland Chautauqua Schedule

musical performers stan & judy in studio
Music by “Stan & Judy” Judy Viera and Stan Robinson 7pm Monday, part of the Prairieland Chautauqua 2015.

This weekend is the Prairieland Chautauqua. The annual event features local and national performers recreating the lives and stories of historical figures, musical shows and historical storytellers. Go for the show, but also to talk to the other interesting people this event draws.

Schedule — The Morgan County Historical Society’s 17th Annual Prairieland Chautauqua — “All American Showcase”

Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sunday, Monday September 5-7, 2015 at First Christian Church 2106 S. Main St. South Jacksonville. More on Facebook event .

Dinner by Hamilton’s Catering is available each night by reservation by calling 217-675-2720.

Saturday, September 5

  • 4 pm Millikin University Guitar Ensemble
  • 5pm “Black Hawk’s View of American History” by Brian “Fox” Ellis
  • 7pm “Historic Instruments of Illinois” with Chris Vallillo
  • 8pm Jackie Kennedy by Leslie Goddard

Sunday, September 6

  • 4pm Chris Talley Trio – Bluegrass Extraordinaire
  • 5pm Eleanor Roosevelt by Leslie Goddard
  • 7pm Troy Roark, Magician and Juggler
  • 8pm “The Ghosts of Edgar Allan Poe” by Brian “Fox” Ellis

Monday, September 7

  • 4pm “Stories and Sounds” with Mike Anderson
  • 5pm “Our Mary” Mary Anderson by Sherri Mitchell
  • 7pm Music by Stan & Judy
  • 8pm Cyrus Thomas and the Mystery of the Mound Builders by Robert Seufert
MacMurray College professor Robert Seufert in period attire
Robert Seufert brings to life Cyrus Thomas, who had to go against the general public opinion about the origins of Native American burial mounds. Monday 8pm at Prairieland Chautauqua.
Sherri Mitchell in period costume
Sherri Mitchell reenacts actress Mary Anderson, Monday 5pm at the Prairieland Chautauqua.

Warmowski Photography is one of the sponsors of this year’s event.

Announcing the 2015 Morgan County Fair Queen & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

Congratulations to the 2015 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Abby Elise Tomhave was named Queen and Nevaeh Madison Benz was named Princess. Link to see all images/order prints.

Morgan County Fair Pageant 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave and 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Morgan County Fair Pageant 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave and 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.

 

2015 Queen Abby Tomhave is the daughter of John and Sherrie Tomhave of Jacksonville.  2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz is the daughter of Quenten Benz and Amber Griggle-Benz of Murrayville. The pageant was held Tuesday night July 7 at the fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Morgan County Fair 2015 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Alexis Rachelle Middleton named 1st Runner Up
  • Cassidy Dayne Crow named 2nd Runner Up
  • Queen Abby Tomhave also won Best Speech
  • Alexis Middleton won for Best interview
  • Breann Nicole Burt won Miss Congeniality
  • Megan Lorine Littleton won the vote for People’s Choice
(From left) 1st Runner Up Alexis Middleton, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, 2015 Queen and Best Speech Abby Tomhave, 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Sadie Gassmann, and 2nd Runner Up Cassidy Crow.
(From left) 1st Runner Up Alexis Middleton, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, 2015 Queen and Best Speech Abby Tomhave, 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Sadie Gassmann, and 2nd Runner Up Cassidy Crow.
Abby Tomhave after being crowned 2015 Queen.
Abby Tomhave after being crowned 2015 Queen.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in evening gown portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in evening gown portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in swimsuit portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in swimsuit portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave giving speech.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave giving speech.
(From left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
(From left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Swimsuit - (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Swimsuit – (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Evening gowns — (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Evening gowns — (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.

 

Morgan County Fair 2015 Pageant winners, Little Miss contest

  • Jenna Shillings won 1st Runner Up princess
  • Marlee JoAnn Barnhill won 2nd Runner Up
  • Emma Margeret Busch won the vote for People’s Choice
  • twin sisters Jaylee Jean Crafton won Best Interview and
  • Saydee Elynn Crafton won Best Stage Presence  
(Girls from left) 1st Runner Up Jenna Shillings, 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz, 2014 Princess Addyson James, and 2nd Runner Up Marlee JoAnn Barnhill.
(Girls from left) 1st Runner Up Jenna Shillings, 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz, 2014 Princess Addyson James, and 2nd Runner Up Marlee JoAnn Barnhill.
Swimsuit - 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Swimsuit – 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Dress - 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Dress – 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Crowning of 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Crowning of 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Princess contestants in dresses.
Princess contestants in dresses.
Princess contestants in swimsuits.
Princess contestants in swimsuits.

 

Information & links

2014 Queen Brianna Klein says goodbye to the crowd.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein says goodbye to the crowd.
2014 Princess Addyson James gives farewell speech.
2014 Princess Addyson James gives farewell speech.
Emcee Troy Armstrong laughs as he asks question of Sydney Richardson.
Emcee Troy Armstrong laughs as he asks question of Sydney Richardson.
Jaylee Crafton leaves the stage (twin sister Saydee prepares to walk on).
Jaylee Crafton leaves the stage.
Twins Jaylee (left) and Saydee Crafton in Evening gown. Jaylee won Best Interview and Saydee won Best Stage Presence.
Twins Jaylee (left) and Saydee Crafton in Evening gown. Jaylee won Best Interview and Saydee won Best Stage Presence.
The photographer counted 43 visiting royalty who addressed the crowd.
The photographer counted 43 visiting royalty who addressed the crowd.

See gallery of all the visiting royalty.

2015 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants with 2014 Queen Brianna Klein.
2015 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants with 2014 Queen Brianna Klein.
2015 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants with 2014 Princess Addyson James.
2015 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants with 2014 Princess Addyson James.

 

Check back at coverage 2010201120122013 and 2014 contests.

Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards. Also thanks to our friends at Jacksonville Bark for Your Park/Jacksonville Park Foundation and Pets Supplies Plus who joined as contest sponsors and gave a box of treats for the new queen and princess to pass out to their new four-legged friends.

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

Updated with additional photos Wednesday afternoon.
Gallery of images link added Wednesday night.