4th Birthday {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

My little guy turned 4 yesterday. Whew! I think I'm still in shock. Remember the days, when time crept along? When it was hard to fill your days with enough to keep you from getting bored? Yes, it was a long, long, loooooooong time ago, but I do still remember it and I long for those days once again. I want time to slow down so I can enjoy each moment, hold time in my hand, turn it over, look at it, savor it. Life feels like it just races by. I swear he was just a baby such a short time ago. He's growing up at astonishing speeds and tells me on a daily basis he's a "big boy" now. Well, I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  He will ALWAYS be my baby, no matter how old he is.  Happy Birthday Baby Boy!  


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.