Happy Birthday {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

  Lucky me got to photograph a birthday this past weekend, and it was for one of my favorite little clients.  He turned 2 on Sunday!!!  He's the sweetest thing ever.  If only I could've had an amazing party like this when I was little, or better yet, capable of putting an awesome party together like this for Tharin, but alas, no.  He's very lucky to have a super mom who is beyond amazing!!!  It was a wonderful party with the coolest puppy dog balloons you could ever imagine.  They barely hovered above the floor and looked like you were leading a dog around.  Extremely cute. They were definitely a hit with the kids.  I think 90% of the photos include those balloons!!

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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.