My niece is 18 today!!!! Time flies! I know us 'old' people say that all the time, but the older you get the truer that statement is. I can't wait so see where life takes her and the adventures she has, and if I know, she's going to have some adventures!

I love you loads Anna, and thank you for letting me photograph you since day one with nary a complaint. Actually even BEFORE day one, as you'll see! I hope you don't move too far away!!! And if you do, I hope you visit often. Whatever you do and wherever life takes you I hope you're happy and having a wonderful life because you deserve it.


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.