Family, Dogs and Horses Too {Family Photography, Effingham, Central and Southern Illinois}

Amy Guy could very well be one of my favorite people on the planet and certainly one of my favorite clients....not that I play favorites. ;-) I've now photographed both her family and her business multiple times and enjoy every second of it. If you don't know her, you should. She's a calm and joyful presence to be in and the Clinic Director at The Wellness Loft in Effingham.

I photographed her family once again this summer. We started at their home but then headed to the Effingham County Fairgrounds where her parents have a stable full of the most beautiful horses!!! I was in heaven. Portraits in a horse stable. Yes!! And the smells, no, no, no, I'm not talking about the smell of horse poop. This stable had none of that. It's nice and clean and the horses are pampered. Horses have the most intoxicating smell about them. If you've been around horses at all, you'll know what I'm talking about. It brought me straight back to when I used to ride our horses when I was younger. Thanks for that Amy! I urge anyone and everyone that needs uplifting to go sniff a horse. ;-) 

Without anymore to-do,  here are a few of my favorites from her family session. I've included a few photos of the wonderful coffee table book I offer that Amy received from her order.

Would you like portraits too? Give me a call (217.821.8153) or email me. I'd love to work with you.





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.