Innocent {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

  Children really are innocent little creatures aren't they?

I distinctly remember before I had a child,  I didn't really think this about kids.  They seemed like little schemers; Scheming to stay up later, not brush their teeth or get that one more piece of candy they definitely didn't need.  It's not that I didn't like children before, but I felt differently about them.  I didn't know them.  I had never been around younger kids much.  I was the youngest in my family, so the buck stopped with me.

Now I know.  Now I realize.  They are so pure, and trusting, naive and so transparent.  You can see right into their little souls when they're talking to you about the craziest stories you've ever heard in your life!  Right into those big saucer, glistening orbs of seeing.  They're so wide open and full of wonder and amazed at anything and everything. It's an awesome experience to be a parent and get to experience that.  You can remember feeling like that can't you?  Full of awe at the world.  At life?

With all that being said, this post is dedicated to my most amazing, remarkably funny and witty, astonishingly silly and sweet, and I must say, handsome little guy. I love this kid.  Here's his silly side.  I don't show this side of him enough, but trust me, it exists!  Boy does it exist!

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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.