I’m Tarah Beaven, the artist behind the camera, and I specialize in maternity and newborns + family + baby. My style is artistic, natural and timeless portraits serving San Francisco | Potrero Hill and throughout the Bay Area.
I grew-up in the heart of California (hello armpit Central Valley), but I fell in love with the mild temperatures and ocean breeze of the coast so decided to make it my adult home and raise my family here: hubby, our son and smelly Puggle pup. If you’ve glimpsed my blog, you probably noticed that I’m mildly obsessed – verging on completely obsessed – with taking photos of my son and family (check out my ‘Living Journal‘ for the latest posts).
My love affair with photography started when I was just six years old. I would sneak off with my mom’s 110 film camera and snap photos of my Pound Puppies, doorknobs (hey, I was six years old after all) and wrapped presents. I studied photography at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a focus in portraiture. I have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur.com, Fox Business News, Yahoo!, Where Magazine San Francisco, San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Business Times.
My clients and friends describe me as authentic – authentic to who I am. Some days it’s a photographer, others it’s a mom and wife, but everyday it’s being true to who I am and what inspires me.