My Muse {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

I've always wanted to do a post of my favorite photos of my niece Anna.

It's nasty outside, Tharin is up at Grandma's and I've got a cold, so today is the day, and oh, what a task it has been!  I have sooooooo many photos of her, and so many that I love.  She is just a natural in front of the camera.  I seriously love every photo I take of her.

She's such a beauty and not only is she beautiful on the outside, she is even more beautiful on the inside. All around gorgeousness!

She is my first, and so far only Muse.

And she's always up for letting her annoying, yeah, that would be me......take multiple photos of her, even when she's not in the mood.  Thanks for putting up with me Anna.

I even added a couple at the bottom when she was really young and I was still using film.

Love this girl!


Her prized horse collection!


You can barely see her black eye from getting wacked in the face with a swing.

And below is Anna before she was Anna.




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 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.