He Swims {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois)

  What a relief it is he can swim without a floaty!  He just up and did it, as kids do.  Since we lived in Cayman for the first three years of his life, I always assumed he'd naturally be a little fish.  That didn't happen.  He was timid in the water and is only now getting comfortable with it. Yesterday, he was excited to show me something in the pool.  Instead of putting on his yellow floaty, he got into the pool and proceeded to swim to the other side.  All by himself!!!  WooHoo!!!!  No more worrying about him falling into the pool and drowning and a great accomplishment for him. So proud. And again, no more worrying about him falling into the pool and drowning!!!!!


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.