2015 in a Nutshell

What a wonderful year I've had! A big part of my great year is all of you. If it wasn't for you, my life as a photographer wouldn't be possible, so thank you to each and everyone of you that's supported me. And a great BIG extra special thank you to my past and 2015 Clients!!!

Where to start...Accomplishments I'm super proud of!
I was shortlisted for Black and White Photographer of 2015, which is a huge honor! Unfortunately, there was a bit of a snafu at the post office in London and my prints never made it to the competition. When they did finally make it, two weeks late, the editor of Black + White Magazine liked one so much, she made it the cover of their January 2016 edition. Things have a funny way of working out. 

Black + White Cover, Him, 2015

Black + White Cover, Him, 2015

I was in several group shows this past year as well as having three solo shows. There is one going on right now at The Effingham Public Library. It will come down on January 21st, so if you can, I'd love for you to get in to take a look.

Best in Show, Shrode Exhibition, Wishing Weeds, 2014

Best in Show, Shrode Exhibition, Wishing Weeds, 2014

I traveled to Chicago this year to attend Filter Photo Fest, which was a great boost for my career. Not only did I meet a lot of new photography friends, I ended up being curated into a show in Lincoln, Nebraska called Time In: Refocusing the Lens of Motherhood because of it. It includes 11 different women photographers that photograph their children. It will be opening in just a few days.

Why do I bother putting my fine art accomplishments in this particular blog post you ask? Because I think it's relevant to the portrait side of my photography business. I want you to know I'm serious about my job and that you will get excellent results if you commission me for a portrait. This isn't a part time fling for me. 

I made several changes in 2015 and would love to sum them up for you. I've introduced In Person Sales for those who want it, along with still offering digitals. I have a plethora of experience in fine art products and I want my clients to benefit from that. Digital Images are great to have, but holding a tangible print or book in your hands is incomparable. I offer museum quality prints, printed by a master printer in Massachusetts, as well as local custom framing. I also offer some really amazing books. You won't find that anywhere else nearby.

My 2016 price list and offerings will be out by the beginning of March and I'll start booking 2016 sessions at that time. If you have any questions at all or just want to say hi, you can reach me at tytiah@me.com I would love to hear from you!

Below are some of my favorite images of 2015!!! Get a drink and a snack. There are a bunch!


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.