Hello! I am photographer in the Columbus Ohio area. I am a custom, natural light, on location photographer. If you want fun, fresh, colorful photos of your family, I would love to work with you! I specialize in children, newborns, babies, families, maternity, engagements, and seniors.
I am currently scheduling photo shoots for 2010!
Check out my website for more information http://www.brittlakinphotography.com/ or
email me at britt@brittlakinphotography.com to book a photo shoot! Thank you!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Photo Fun

Jenny has pics up on her photo blog of the photo shoot we had on Saturday!
Head on over and take a peek!
I love them! Thanks so much Jenny!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Plants

Luckily we have a little over 1/2 an acre, so we have a lot of room for plants, but it can be a little daunting at times!

We've had our seedlings going for over a month now and I think the cucumbers might bloom before we get them in the ground! I'm so thrilled that Grant loves to garden. He's so proud of his seedlings. I can't wait to see the look on his face when his Mammoth Sunflower towers high over his head.

This will be a good year for the garden, no pregnant belly to get in the way!

I planted 2 Annabelle Hydrangea in the fall and I'm excited to see what they do. I love hydrangeas!

And I just found and ordered a new hybrid of the Annabelle. It's called Incrediball! I can't wait to see this thing in it's full glory. It's like an Annabelle on steroids!

Now don't you just want to go out and plant a whole field full of these?
I also have 3 David Austin "The Alnwick Roses" in my newly redone (but not finished) front bed. I love the deep cup shape and all the petals.

I also have 3 David Austin "The Ingenious Mr. Fairchild" roses in the back. I love that they look like peonies.

I have a lot of Delphinium seedlings growing as well. Not quite sure where I'm going to put these yet, but I'll find a place!

I've only asked for a couple things for my upcoming b-day, and here they are... fingers crossed!

William Baffin Climbing Rose (to add to my aforementioned front bed)

And this trellis for it to grow on from www.arusticgarden.com (love their stuff)

Happy Spring!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Right in the middle of his forehead...

There was a little girl, who had a little curl
right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good, she was very, very good.
But when she was bad, she was horrid!

When I was a kid, my Grandma L always told me this poem.
The funny thing is, I never had curly hair!
I'm wondering if she knew something...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

How does my garden grow?

Gardening to me is not about having a beautiful yard and pretty flowers, though it is a nice side effect. :)
Both of my grandmothers were avid gardeners. My Grandma L grew roses, sweet peas, and red inpatients. To this day, when I pass a rose and smell that sweet fragrance, it takes me back to the cool summers in the Pennsylvania highlands and spending time in the garden with my sweet, sweet Grandma. And when I see inpatients, I can't help but want to go find a green seed packet to pop and make it into a "caterpillar".

My Grandma G grew columbine, grape hyacinth, bleeding hearts, and daffodils. When I see columbine, I remember those spring days on her porch, with the Columbine just outside the windows, and all their glorious color.

Grape Hyacinth remind me of those carefree Sunday afternoons, playing down by the creek at Grandma & Grandpa's with my cousins. She had a big, glorious bed filled with Grape Hyacinth.

My mom was never too much of a gardener. My dad and I did most of the gardening, which wasn't too much. But we did have a vegetable garden, and a big, yummy one at that. My favorite was the tomatoes. There is nothing like a homegrown tomato.

Tomato sandwiches (bread, tomatoes, and mayo), tomato toast, tomatoes and cottage cheese. Yum. All tastes of my childhood. We had asparagus, peppers, zucchini, sugar snap peas, rhubarb, and many other delicious treats.
So to me, gardening is about memories. Remembering old, and creating new. I hope to create wonderful memories of the garden for my children and hopefully someday, my grandchildren.


Saturday, April 25, 2009


So Dave is in DC with his friends this weekend. (geeking out at this place: www.lunacityarcade.com/)
I had my co-worker and friend Jenny (and Courtney!) come over today. She is a photographer and we had a fun photo shoot with the kids! I'm sure there are tons of great pics! Grant loved her and was sad when she left! I'll be sure to post them. I really want to take up photography. I need to get a new lens for my camera. I borrowed Jenny's for a minute and her lens was awesome! I need to find out which one it is. She said it was not $$$, which is good!

The Family Room remodel is coming along. The drywaller was in this week- no more hole around the fireplace! It's getting scary though because once the drywall is done, it's our turn to do work- painting walls (and I still need to decide what color!), painting trim, painting the door, installing tile fireplace surround/hearth, and installing the new mantel. It will be so awesome when it's done though!

Here is a sneak peek!

This is the mantel (it's just primed here, ours will be white)

And here is the tile for the fireplace, love it! Carrara Marble Subway Tile in 2x4 size

The floors will be a beautiful walnut that is currently residing in our garage.

I'm trying to figure out how to decorate it!
I want to do green, robin's egg blue, and red in a modern cottage style.

Like in this picture- the red flowers, green walls, and blue sign. I think it's a fun combo! (And it will work with my green sofa's and red chair!)

This color combo is fun too!

So, I'm having fun, but missing my man!
I want to go get some Jeni's Ice Cream tomorrow night! Love that there is one in Dublin now!

Hello Blog World!

Ok, so I'm going to give this blogging a try!