Women {Effingham, Illinois, Portrait Photographer}

The blog post I 'threatened' last week. I mean to expose the beauty of each and every one of these women, and I'm not talking about their physical beauty.  I'm talking about the beauty that comes from their souls.  That radiant shine that comes from within.  We all have it whether we choose to believe it or not.  It's there. It seems harder for women, including myself, to get in front of the camera and feel confident about it.  It's HARD! But all these women did and did it well, so I applaud you. I thank you for trusting me and putting yourself out there.  I know it's not easy. If only we could all have that shameless confidence of children right?? How wonderful would that be? Get photos of yourselves ladies.  Whether you have a professional photographer, your husband, a friend or even your children.  As Nike says, "Just do it."  You'll thank yourself later and so will your friends and family, especially your kids. Have a wonderful day and YAAAAAAY it's the first day of school.  How many excited parents out there today??

Now, check out all this beauty...

(and yes, if you look close, you'll see I managed to insert a photo of Tharin in here. :-))

~ and please share away, if you like what you see.  99.9% of my business is from referral.  It's always appreciated. ~



~ A fun song and video about loving yourself.  And NO, not just for women with 'bass.'  All of us!!!! Big, little, tall, short, skinny, full-figured, color, creed, age, whatever. ~



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.