Easter Portraits {Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

Yeah, I'm a little late posting about Easter portraits, but better late than never right? I decided last year I would take a portrait of each family member every Easter, and try a new processing. So far so good, two years in now.  I realized while putting this together that my husband had to work on Easter so I didn't get his portrait.  I planned on getting it the next day, but apparently I didn't, but I could've swore I did!!!  I will have to drag him out to the location soon.  I'm sure he'll be thrilled....

It's interesting to see how we do or don't change.  Obviously the kids change the most, but us adult change a little too. Hopefully I can keep doing it and I'm sure the results in a few years will be really interesting.




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.