Happy Fifteenth Birthday {Photography, Central Illinois}

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest, most beautiful people, inside and out; my lovely niece Anna.  She's an absolute joy to know and be around, and she puts up with me sticking a camera in her face constantly, so thank you Anna  :-)

I could've posted a thousand beautiful images of her. She quite literally, cannot take a bad photo.

Just a few adjectives to describe her:

Lovely, sparkling, zany, charming, kind, stylish, energetic, athletic, compassionate, delightful, quick-witted, winsome, intelligent, strong, gorgeous, hilarious, silly, magnanimous, considerate, funny, clever, bright, fashionable, lively...and on and on and on.


Feel free to wish her a happy birthday in the comment section below.  It could make her day! (and make her more inclined to let me photograph her....help a photographer out)



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.