153 Photos of Some of the Best People this Side of the Mississippi {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}


Originally I was going to do a "best of" post for 2012, but as I tried to pick 10 or 20 images to post, well, it was just downright impossible.  Not only am I posting tons of favorite photos from my client sessions, I'm going to do a completely different post for my personal photos.  Why not?!  It's winter, it's cold outside, the holidays are over and I don't have a whole lot going on right now, so here goes!  These are in no particular order and quite honestly, there are so, so, SO many more I love that didn't get included.  Had to draw the line somewhere.

A big thank you to each and every one of my clients from 2012.  You're the reason I get to do what I love and I genuinely appreciate it.  I know there are a lot of other photographers out there you could of contacted......I'm just glad you didn't.

Looking forward to 2013 and hope to see you all again this year.  Hoping to meet a lot of new faces too!

So I'm calling this post, "153 Photos of Some of the Best People this Side of the Mississippi" 


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.