Terry and Maria {Fine Art Wedding Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

I had the pleasure of shooting Terry and Maria's wedding this weekend at their home just outside Effingham.  Terry lovingly renovated a barn on the property, originally owned by his grandparents, over a four year period.  Talk about patience and perserverance!  I could barely make myself finish painting my front porch swing last week!  He transformed the barn into a gorgeous, and I DO mean gorgeous place.  They recently moved in and decided it would be the perfect place to tie the knot. First thing in the morning, I checked the forcast, because it had been calling for rain.  What I found was solid red over the entire middle of the US.  Not good. This could possibly be one of the most frightening things for a bride to see on the day of her wedding when the reception will be outside. There was a torrential downpour in the early morning and the skies threatened more throughout the next few hours.  Around noon, the sun began peeking out and the weather got better and better as the day progressed.

Everyone pulled together, got everything set up in record time and the wedding and reception went off without a hitch! The food was spectacular, the pies delicious and the music was rockin'!  Thank you Terry and Maria for letting me be part of your special day.  It was a genuine pleasure.

The bride and groom would like to specially thank their friends and family for making their day wonderful ...... Lisa Aldwert, Jenny Moore, Lupita Thompson, Lisa Schultz, Ora Gress, Becci Miller, Kevin Schaefer, Steve Moore, Stan Brown, Joe Hutmacher, Dana Baker, Lynn Wagner, Tim Rexroat, Ricky James, RoxAnn Dhom, & Dillon Tedrick.

CATERING:     Saathoff's Catering, Niemerg's Pies RENTALS:     Walnut Street Weddings (linens, tables, etc), True Value (Tents, Tables & Chairs) STATIONARY:     Walnut Street Weddings FAVORS:     Design Pro FLOWERS:     Lisa Alwerdt--Alwerdt GardensBurklands, Debbie Deters MUSIC:     L4M Entertainment (DJ) GUITARIST:     Terry Stevenson





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.