Lord of the Flies {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, IL}

The kids spent hours out in the woods last week.  Hours upon hours, until past dark sometimes, building a camp.  See the big trees across the dry creek?  They chopped that down themselves after stealing an axe from the barn!!!  It was all very Lord of the Flies like. Luckily we didn't see any dead pig heads on sticks! Charlotte, my sister-in-law and I just shook our heads with.....I don't know, TERROR maybe, at the thought of what could have happened!  But man, did they have fun!  We humored them and cooked hot dogs and made smores at their camp.  They set up the whole campfire, collected the wood, brought the rocks to make the campfire circle, the whole deal. They were all beyond proud of themselves for what they accomplished, and I have to say.....so was I.

Can you see my little one lying down in the ditch under the logs?!

My brother Tim and his lovely wife Charlotte.


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.