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.

Warmowski Photography Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2016

WeddingWire review by Laura & Josh — Warmowski Photography was incredible! They captured every special moment from multiple angles. Their photography continues to bring the memories to life from our big day. It doesn't hurt that they are very personable. They are the type of people you'd love to have as personal friends.
WeddingWire review by Laura & Josh — Warmowski Photography was incredible! They captured every special moment from multiple angles. Their photography continues to bring the memories to life from our big day. It doesn’t hurt that they are very personable. They are the type of people you’d love to have as personal friends.

WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography as winners of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016 for Wedding Photography.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Warmowski Photography. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’ eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Steve & Tiffany Warmowski who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards winner, Warmowski Photography is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

Warmowski Photography is proud to be one of the top photographers in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards. See more of our reviews on WeddingWire.

WeddingWire review by June & Brandon — Steve and Tiffany beautifully captured our wedding and were there for every moment. They arrived early and stayed until the end, and it’s clear that they love their jobs. They are pros with years of experience — they come prepared, can work with any location and handle everything with ease. From portraits to photojournalism, they can give directions or work unobtrusively when needed. Some of our relatives and friends told us they were impressed with the Warmowskis and their professionalism and dedication — and they’re great people! They spent time with us before our wedding to create the best photo package for our needs. After our wedding, they helped us select images and worked with the printer to make sure our photo album was exactly what we wanted. When we look at the amazing photographs of our wedding, we’re so happy that we chose the Warmowskis!
WeddingWire review by June & Brandon — Steve and Tiffany beautifully captured our wedding and were there for every moment. They arrived early and stayed until the end, and it’s clear that they love their jobs. They are pros with years of experience — they come prepared, can work with any location and handle everything with ease. From portraits to photojournalism, they can give directions or work unobtrusively when needed. Some of our relatives and friends told us they were impressed with the Warmowskis and their professionalism and dedication — and they’re great people! They spent time with us before our wedding to create the best photo package for our needs. After our wedding, they helped us select images and worked with the printer to make sure our photo album was exactly what we wanted. When we look at the amazing photographs of our wedding, we’re so happy that we chose the Warmowskis!
WeddingWire review by Kimberly & Stephen — We are extremely happy with Warmowski Photography and their involvement with our wedding in Lemont, IL. Tiffany and Steve do a fabulous job and the pictures capture the most incredible moments of the day. We would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding!
WeddingWire review by Kimberly & Stephen — We are extremely happy with Warmowski Photography and their involvement with our wedding in Lemont, IL. Tiffany and Steve do a fabulous job and the pictures capture the most incredible moments of the day. We would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding!
WeddingWire review of Katie & Zach — (Bride) Beautiful photographs that captured every detail that we had planned for both the ceremony and our reception. The photographs really represent the feel of our wedding and Tiffany and Steve were such a pleasure to work with! (Groom) Excellent photographers! Tiffany and Steve photographed our wedding and captured every aspect beautifully. I highly recommend them...they were so easy to work with!
WeddingWire review of Katie & Zach — (Bride) Beautiful photographs that captured every detail that we had planned for both the ceremony and our reception. The photographs really represent the feel of our wedding and Tiffany and Steve were such a pleasure to work with! (Groom) Excellent photographers! Tiffany and Steve photographed our wedding and captured every aspect beautifully. I highly recommend them…they were so easy to work with!
WeddingWire review of Natalie & Lawrence — We could not be more pleased with the photography choice we made. Tiffany and Steve are INCREDIBLE!! Tiffany helped SO much besides taking pictures it was unreal. Tiffany helped fix the bridesmaid dresses when a small problem popped up and she had her handy dandy superglue and scissors when we needed them and no one had thought about bringing anything. Steve was amazing with the boys and hanging out like one of the guys and getting great getting ready moments with everyone. Together they are a dream team. They both made our day run smoothly and everything was flawless. I couldn't dream of having anyone else there on our wedding day!
WeddingWire review of Natalie & Lawrence — We could not be more pleased with the photography choice we made. Tiffany and Steve are INCREDIBLE!! Tiffany helped SO much besides taking pictures it was unreal. Tiffany helped fix the bridesmaid dresses when a small problem popped up and she had her handy dandy superglue and scissors when we needed them and no one had thought about bringing anything. Steve was amazing with the boys and hanging out like one of the guys and getting great getting ready moments with everyone. Together they are a dream team. They both made our day run smoothly and everything was flawless. I couldn’t dream of having anyone else there on our wedding day!

Press Release from WeddingWire. 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

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Our bride & groom on cover of Illinois Times’ Capital City Wedding Guide 2015

Cover of Illinois Times Capital City Wedding Guide 2015

We were thrilled that our image of Laura & Josh was chosen for the cover of the Illinois Times’ Capital City Wedding guide 2015.

They had their summer 2013 ceremony at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the first wedding there in modern times. They couldn’t set up for the outdoor wedding ceremony until after the national park closed, but Signature Event Rental was able to set up the chairs in time. Laura & Josh are history buffs, so they asked if the park hosted weddings and the director used the event for a trial run.

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Laura has a moment with her father after the ceremony.

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Laura & Josh walk into the setting sun and head to reception.
Laura & Josh walk into the setting sun and head to reception.

After the ceremony Steve jumped in a 1972 Plymouth Fury III that Josh’s family uses for special events. That’s how the Illinois Times cover shot and some other fun photos came about.

Heading to the reception in Josh's family 1972 Plymouth Fury III.
Heading to the reception in Josh’s family 1972 Plymouth Fury III.

The reception was at Panther Creek Country Club. Shot of DJ Mike Testa scratching tunes (he’s now “Spin” – music services offered by Signature Event Rental); cake by Specialty Cakes.

Cake cutting, Specialty Cakes, Panther Creek Country Club.
Cake cutting, Specialty Cakes, Panther Creek Country Club.
DJ Mike Testa.
DJ Mike Testa.
End of the night moment, Panther Creek Country Club.
End of the night moment, Panther Creek Country Club.

A photo of Laura & Josh was used inside last year’s supplement as well. Theirs was a fun wedding that really showed their personality.

See Laura’s review of our wedding photography on Wedding Wire.

Warmowski Photography was incredible! They captured every special moment from multiple angles. Their photography continues to bring the memories to life from our big day. It doesn’t hurt that they are very personable. They are the type of people you’d love to have as personal friends.

See Laura’s review of our wedding photography on Yelp.

We used Warmowski Photography for our wedding in May 2013. I could seriously go on and on about how much we loved our photos and our photographers! Every special moment was perfectly captured. Since we didn’t have a wedding video made, I really wanted photography that would keep our memory of the day alive. Now almost two years later, we are able to relive that beautiful day thanks to the Warmowski’s. I follow their Facebook page to keep up with current weddings because they are so talented! I highly recommend them! They are also extremely nice people. They’re the type of people you’d love to have as friends. There are a lot of options when it comes to wedding photography and I urge those considering their options to think of the type of photos that you will want your children and grandchildren to look back on. In 30 years, no one will remember what flavor of cake you had or how good the music was, but they definitely will be looking at your photos. For me, photography was the most important part and we could not have made a better choice. I strongly suggest Warmowski Photography!!
Oh! And we’re not the only one’s who thought our pictures were great. The Illinois Times Capital City Wedding Guide agreed because we were in the 2014 edition and are now on the cover of the 2015 edition!

Posted by Steve. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day in pictures. Follow us on Facebook. Studio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only

Girls in White Satin 2013 Teen Celebrity Search winners


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Congratulations to the winners on the Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear’s 2013 Teen Celebrity Search. The winners are (from left, photo below) Rachel Hall of Jacksonville High School, JoAnna Sanders of Westfair Christian Academy, Cassie Borcky of Greenfield High School, and Lindsey Hobson of Griggsville-Perry High School.

Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear's 2013 Teen Celebrity Search winners.
Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear’s 2013 Teen Celebrity Search winners.

GIWS is having a Catch the Red Carpet Craze sale on Monday, February 18, featuring 15-60% off prom dresses, newest designs featured on the red carpet runway style show at 2pm. Details on Facebook event page. Follow Girls in White Satin on their Facebook page. We are featured on their web site as recommended wedding photographers. See wedding dresses, bridal, mother of bride, flower girl, bridesmaid and other wedding fashions as well as prom dress featured in last month’s Jacksonville Wedding Expo style show.

Posted by Steve. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day in pictures. Follow us on FacebookStudio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only. On the main floor of Hamilton Catering’s 110 North East, around the corner from Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear .

Springfield Illinois wedding photos by Warmowski Photography

One of our highlights from last year was when Amanda, whose wedding we photographed in the summer, took the microphone at the Springfield Local Favorites Bridal Bash at Northfield Inn and Suites and told all the brides what great photos and service she received from us. She said she didn’t have to worry about photos at all, and had a great time with us on her wedding day. Thanks Amanda!

Amanda and Luke had their ceremony at South Side Christian Church, 2600 S. MacArthur Boulevard, Springfield, IL 62704. Reception at Firefighters Postal Lake Club on Lake Springfield with catering by Hamilton’s Catering.

Part of the plans for our Springfield professional wedding photography was to photograph the couple on the running trail in Centennial Park where they met. With temperatures over 100° – we took a quick photo then jumped in the air-conditioned limo and headed to their health club for fun photos with the wedding party.

Other vendor note — flowers, centerpieces and decorating by Tom Anderson of An Event Design florists and event planning.

Amanda & Luke on the running path where they met in Springfield's Centennial Park.
Amanda & Luke on the running path where they met in Springfield’s Centennial Park.
Amanda & Luke with their wedding party stop at their health club.
Amanda & Luke with their wedding party stop at their health club.
Amanda organized a flash mob dance at their wedding reception.
Amanda organized a flash mob dance at their wedding reception.
Dancing at the Firefighters Postal Lake Club.
Dancing at the Firefighters Postal Lake Club.
Fun in the photo booth.
Fun in the photo booth.

Posted by Steve. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day in pictures. Follow us on Facebook.

Cowboy boots and all Western popular in weddings

Katelin and her cowboy boots for a cold, cold January wedding at MacMurray College.
Katelin and her cowboy boots for a cold, cold January wedding at MacMurray College.

At the recent Jacksonville bridal show Laurie from Girls in White Satin Bridal and Formal Wear said that cowboy boots and Western touches are quite popular accents for weddings now (especially for this fall). Made us think of our professional wedding photography for Katelin & Brian’s wedding at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Katelin dances during her reception at the MacMurray College McClelland Dining Hall.
Katelin dances during her reception at the MacMurray College McClelland Dining Hall.

Katelin wore a dress from Girls in White Satin. She accented decorations with lace, loved the back of her dress, and hoped for snow so she could get photos outside. Ceremony at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel, with reception immediately following at McClelland Dining Hall next door. MacMurray is a great location for a wedding (that’s were Tiffany and I were married).

Bridesmaids had muff handwarmers, perfect for a cold January day.
Bridesmaids had muff handwarmers, perfect for a cold January day.
Sparkly branches kept with an icy wedding theme.
Sparkly branches kept with an icy winter wedding theme.

We previously photographed the wedding of Brian’s brother Ben in White Hall, Illinois. Always a great compliment when family members come back to us for wedding photography! Here’s what Genny & Ben posted about us on our Facebook page:

Steve and Tiffany did a terrific job of capturing special moments during our ceremony and reception. They were available before and stayed after the time frame that they committed to. We will forever enjoy looking through the pictures and recalling the many people that made the day so special. Thank you for sharing your talent and your professionalism!

Katelin & Brian leave at the end of the night with sparklers all around.
Katelin & Brian leave at the end of the night with sparklers all around.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day in pictures. Follow us on FacebookStudio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only. Be sure to check out our neighbors Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear for formal wear for the occasion.

Brides recommend professional wedding photographers Warmowski Photography

Ashley & Scott married September 2012 in Jacksonville.
Ashley & Scott married September 2012 in Jacksonville.

Springfield area professional wedding photographers Steve & Tiffany Warmowski come highly recommended by their brides. Today we’ll be at the Jacksonville Main Street Bridal and Prom Expo at Hamilton’s 110 North East, and we’ll be sharing some of the things our happy brides and grooms have been saying about us. We not only take great pictures, but help you day go smoothly, help with wedding planning, put you in contact with other great wedding venues and in general help you focus on having fun with your family on your special day.

Ashley Wall: I HIGHLY recommend Warmowski Photography!!! They were so wonderful to work with! I heard numerous times throughout our wedding night how awesome they thought our photographers were!!! Not to mention Tiffany not only took wonderful photos but kept me so calm and did some last minute sewing… Even called the dress store and had Steve pick up a button without me knowing!!! I cannot say enough about these two!! They were simply amazing!!!

Ashley and her mother after putting on her wedding dress.
Ashley and her mother after putting on her wedding dress.

Be sure to go to our Facebook page and look under Recommendations and also under Recent Posts by Others to see feedback from our brides.

We are getting many inquires about wedding photography now — contact us to schedule a consultation and to save your date!

Some other recommendations . . .

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team available to tell the story of your wedding day. Studio 301 E. Court Street Suite B, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650, hours by appointment, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Steve Warmowski one the world’s leading photographers to work on big data book project

Robert E. Holmes with his first telescope and his latest telescopes he uses to track objects for NASA at Astronomical Research Observatory.
Robert E. Holmes with his first telescope and his latest telescopes he uses to track objects for NASA at Astronomical Research Observatory.

Springfield area wedding and freelance photographer Steve Warmowski was one of “approximately 100 of the world’s leading photographers in over 30 countries” to take part in the recently-released book The Human Face of Big Data. We recently received a couple copies of the book, which include a two-page spread of his images of Robert E. Holmes of the Astronomical Research Observatory.

The observatory is located at Robert’s home in rural Ashmore, Illinois. A self-taught astronomer, he uses telescopes of his own making to track for NASA a list of objects that might one day hit the earth. He takes multiple pictures of each questionable object, and then a computer crunches the numbers to give location, speed and trajectory data. In 2011 he tracked 14,900 objects — accounting for 36 percent of the total number tracked.

Robert actually is a former magazine photographer, and especially liked the photo Steve took of his cat napping while he worked.

Robert E. Holmes works as his cat naps.
Robert E. Holmes works as his cat naps.

This is the third time Steve was selected by Against All Odds Productions to work on a book project. Steve was the Illinois coordinator for the America 24/7 project, which was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and was New York Times Best Seller, and also a photographer for America at Home

Check out The Human Face of Big Data on the web, and they also have a cool iPhone app.

Photo Credit: © Michael Tompert 2012 / from The Human Face of Big Data
Photo Credit: © Michael Tompert 2012 / from The Human Face of Big Data

Steve also photographed for the book University of Illinois: Past & Present. He had an extensive newspaper career, including positions at Illinois papers in Jacksonville, Decatur, Freeport & LaSalle; and internships at Michigan papers in Muskegon and Saginaw; freelanced for papers such as The New York Times and Chicago Tribune. He has a journalism degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana. And he has won awards for his photography from the Illinois Press Photographers Association, National Press Photographers Association, Illinois Press Association, Illinois Associated Press and the Wedding Photojournalist Association; and recognized for editing by University of Missouri/Pictures of the Year.

Posted by Tiffany. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day. Follow us on Facebook. Offering wedding photography in the Chicago area, downstate Illinois (Springfield, Quincy, Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, Jacksonville), as well as St. Louis and beyond. Images © 2012 Warmowski Photography.

Praise for the photo team from Springfield Illinois bride and groom

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Overall view of Artisans Building for Michelle & Jordan's New Year's Eve wedding.

Following up from the New Year’s Eve wedding of Michelle & Jordan at the Artisans Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Michelle sent a thank you card and said we could post . . .

“We don’t even know where to begin to say thank you for all you did. You both are truly amazing, talented people and I am so glad I went to Northfield that weekend and met you. We were so thankful to even find a photographer willing to do 12-31 and for it to be you, we will always be grateful! We honestly could not have dreamed of more.

“Thank you for working with our crazy schedules to arrange engagement photos . . . and for celebrating our special day with us. It turned out to be a beautiful day and we couldn’t have asked for more. Now we will always have the perfect photos to prive it. We were able to print pictures of people at our wedding and put them with each individual thank you.

Everyone has been blown away by your work and excited you were able to get a picture of them from that night. We are looking forward to seeing our wedding album come together and know it will be wonderful just like everything else.”

Posted by Steve.  Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team available to tell the story of your wedding day. Follow us on FacebookCeremony at Laurel United Methodist Church in Springfield, reception at the Artisans Building. Catering by Hamilton’s, wedding cake and groom’s cake by Specialty Cakes, limousine and end-of-the-night bus transportation by Party Time Limo, bridal suite and guest room accommodations at Northfield Inn & Suites, all fellow members of Springfield Local Favorites, a group of the top wedding vendors in Central Illinois (on Facebook). DJ by Brad Schroeder. Flowers by especially talented real estate agent Caron Yates, The Real Estate Group. Springfield, Illinois 62702

Warmowski Photography featured in Intuit video

Tiffany is featured on the Intuit web site as a successful small business / entrepreneurs. Warmowski Photography and some of our favorite examples of wedding photography are profiled in the video.

Special thanks to Kimchi, of Intuit, for interviewing me.

Check out the video!

One of my favorite images used in the video - us having a great time and Monica & Luther's wedding.

Posted by Tiffany. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist recognized nationally as great example of a successful small business. Follow us on Facebook. Thanks to Annie Brahler at Euro Trash for helping us with the connection!