Mary-Anne {Fine Art Photography, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands}

 

I was lucky enough to get back to Cayman and get my passport stamped before my residency ran out.  This all came about because I got invited to one of my best friends baby shower at the end of May.  It will be happening in Cayman and I was going to miss it!!  As soon as I read the invite, I burst into tears.  Emotions sneak up on my like that sometimes.  I didn't even realize I was upset at missing her whole pregnancy, baby shower, birth, etc.........but I was.  Within the next couple days, I ended up booking a ticket down to see her.  I HAD to get down there.

The visit was lovely.  I pretty much did nothing the entire  time.  Didn't go out to dinner, didn't go to the beach (I know, right??) only went to see a few other friends.  It was nice.  I slept in, read books, did sudoku puzzles, watched movies, and hung out with my friend.  It was perfect really, except for all the headaches I kept getting!  Maybe too much reading and sudokuing?  Not sure.

 It was my first time away from Tharin for any amount of time and I did okay.  Really started missing him around day three though, but I managed to make it through the whole seven days without any major withdrawal symptoms.  He sent me photos and little videos on my phone about how much he missed and loved me.  Awwwwww.

I did get a chance to see a couple friends and take some photos of their kids.  Lucky me!  I've been taking photos of Mary-Anne's kids for several years now.  It's cool to look back at the photos and see how they've grown.  Mary-Anne is a one of kind person.  Amazing really.  While I was there she was rehabbing an adolescent barn owl that had hurt his wing.  The poor thing didn't make it unfortunately.  If you want to read my thoughts on how super cool Mary-Anne is, go HERE. If you have any kind of inferiority complex, DON'T read it.  It'll only make you feel bad about yourself. :-)

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Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect...at least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.