Derby for the Cure {Effingham, Central & Southern Illinois Photography}

An amazing event I've been lucky enough to be a part of for the past three years. Unfortunately there won't be one this spring, since it will now be held every other year instead of annually. It's going to be bigger, better and more fabulous in 2017.  I've already penciled it in for May of next year and I'm greatly looking forward to it. If you'd like more information on Derby for the Cure, or Fear Nothing which started the fundraiser, you can go HERE.

A little about Fear Nothing: Fear Nothing Cancer Support and Research is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for cancer patients and their families in Effingham, Cumberland, Jasper, Clay, Fayette and Shelby counties, in addition to providing crucial funds for ongoing cancer research. You can request assistance through their website if you or a loved one is going through cancer treatment.



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.