“Embrace frustration.

It pushes you to learn and grow, broadens your horizons, and lights a fire under you when your work has gone cold.

There’s nothing more dangerous to an artist than complacency.

When I embarked on this journey I had no idea just how much I didn’t know.  That quote quickly found it’s way to my wall and has stared me in the face ever since.

Every year I stay inspired by furthering my photography education.  There are lots of things I’d love to try, but don’t always have willing models and can’t risk pulling out a new trick in your average family session.  So I was immensely grateful that this beautiful mama to be was willing to stand out in the cold (…okay, our West coast version of cold) to let me practice some new skills.

I’m pretty thrilled with the result and can’t wait for my next creative endeavor.


Hair and Make-up:  Red Carpet Ready by Christina

Grinning Weasel is a Squamish based photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and family portraits.  All sessions are done outdoors on location or in your home with the exception of newborn sessions which can be offered in studio.