A great time was had by all

by Carol Browne on March 29, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos


Our quilts were awesome! The display was beautiful!

[click to continue…]


Black and white. Only sometimes.

by Carol Browne on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos

The words don't fit the picture

My wedding photos are done and the bride has seen the photos. I’ll be putting some of my favourites in my flickr portfolio page shortly. This was my second or third wedding…and my first official wedding reception. I was in charge of making sure people had their photos taken with their fake moustaches and I took my job seriously.

Before the wedding reception (and surprise ceremony) we walked over to the library and took some photos of the newlyweds. We were lucky that the rain cleared up (it was pouring earlier in the day) and there weren’t too many people around to get in the photos.

[click to continue…]


I pretty much forgot

by Carol Browne on March 17, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos

Pot O' Gold

I pretty much forgot that today was St. Patricks Day. I was in interviews for most of the day. It’s that time again. Another batch of artists ready to pound the pavement and I’ll be knocking on doors along with them. I’m seeing lots of demo reels this time around. It’s very cool.

Anyway, I missed St. Paddy’s Day for the most part, but on the way home, I did find the pot of gold. Well, I found the pot. It was empty – definitely lacking gold. Or is this where the rainbow ends? Well, it was 8 pm and there was no rainbow in sight, so that’s that. HOWEVER, there was a pot! And that’s saying something because this was in the little wooded area between the Newton Bus Exchange and the Safeway. It’s called The Grove and there’s a cool little neighbourhood thing going on over there. They like to decorate the area for special occasions and someone has installed lights so it’s safe in the evenings to walk through. Workshops (on plants and things.) are even offered from time to time in this spot.
[click to continue…]


Wedding reception gig

by Carol Browne on March 15, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, Photos

Waiting for the wedding to start

This couple was one of the first to get to the reception. They had the place to themselves for a little while.

Today I got to take the photos at my friend’s son’s wedding. How did I get this opportunity? Well, a few years ago, I took photos of his dog. That really happened! His mom suggested me and he remembered me as the person who took photos of Benny. HA! I’m glad they all had such faith in me. And the bride, too.

I’m happy to report the photos turned out well. Yay! I had a lovely time taking photos of people with fake moustaches on sticks, family hugs and, of course, a happy, adorable couple (very attractive. Seriously.) and a surprise wedding ceremony. The couple got married a few weeks ago in Mexico, and 5 of us knew there would be a surprise ceremony here. I kept a secret, people! WEWT!

Towards the end of the night, I partook in some delicious wedding cake from Cadeaux Bakery. Oh my gosh. I think the baker put lavender in the chocolate. Such a great flavour.

And we sang together! I’ve never done that at a wedding before. Instead of a first dance, they asked us to sing “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen with them. And we did. It was awesome! Everyone was in the spirit and knew all the words.

It was a really fun night all around.

I have photos to edit tomorrow, that’s for sure.


Just to be clear…

March 10, 2015

Photo by Mike Browne. Font by Cynthia Frenette. I think the lighting in the kitchen is good. I look tan and it’s not even close to summer. Also, I did not fake and bake and that is not a spray tan. Nice work, kitchen lights! Donner looks adorable. He is such a nice kitty when […]

Read the full article →

Counting the sheep

February 22, 2015

Yesterday afternoon before the Maria Bamford show, Mike and I wandered around Granville Street and the surrounding areas. After following the drum beats to Holt Renfrew to see the Lion Dancers, we headed a couple of blocks over the Vancouver Art Gallery and found about a billion little sheep covering the grassy area of the […]

Read the full article →

The Lion Dance

February 22, 2015

  After work today – Yup. It happens sometimes. We work the occasional weekends – it’s okay. It worked out well because Mike had to work, too. We met up and headed out on a very long photowalk up Granville Street. We were only about half a block into the walk when I heard the loud […]

Read the full article →

Happy Year of the Goat or Sheep or Ram*

February 19, 2015

I forgot I had this teensy sheep in my china cabinet. This little guy was picked up many moons ago at a store we used to frequent in Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The shop was nick named, “The Waterford Crystal & LEGO Store” because, well, that’s what they sold. Something for everyone! That was a good […]

Read the full article →

Happy Chinese New Year Eve

February 18, 2015

Today is Chinese New Year’s Eve. I did as much cleaning as I could muster and took out all the garbages. I think that’s one of the most important things to do. I really should have dusted the TVs because WHOA. Hopefully the Chinese New Year spirits will turn a blind eye to that. Added […]

Read the full article →

Getting our Chinese New Year treats

February 12, 2015

Tonight after a worky work networking event (which was successful! Yay! I didn’t have to read a book in the bathroom waiting for the frat boys to finish their shenanigans. That happened once at a networking event I went to a couple of years ago.) *Also, I just made a typo – newtworking. That could […]

Read the full article →