A self portrait I created depicting my life as a stay at home dad and how hectic and rewarding it can be.

My name is James Beaver and I am a photographer and survival expert (also known as a stay at home dad).  Photography is something that came to me after years of working in cubicles that I knew was not what I wanted to be doing with my life.  After we had our first child, I decided to get a "nice" camera to have better quality pictures of our growing family.  But as I got better at what would become my new profession, I realized photography has very little to do with the camera itself.

Photography to me is about connecting with people and capturing a moment in time.  Capturing that perfect moment of a big play in a game; the first kiss at a wedding; a family portrait to hang on your wall.  Looking at that picture can make you feel the adrenaline rush of the game, the joy and happiness of marrying your best friend, the swell of emotion of seeing your loved ones gathered together with actual nice clothes on for once. 

I would love to create that with you and for you.