The Family {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois)

  On the spur of the moment I started a brand new project!  This is the first phase. I've always wanted to take a basic portrait of each of my family members and I finally did it!  No one was prepared, including myself, but I figured if I expected everyone else to have their photo taken, I should too.  I think my sister in law somehow knew though.  Check out her perfect hair! Lets all just try and look past my hair and lack of makeup please.  Like I said, spur of the moment!  Stay tuned for phase two.


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.