I am very excited to share another photo shoot I did for my Beards of Tampa Bay project. Chris was a lot of fun to work with and certainly had an epic beard.

Name: Chris Baumaister 

Where are you from? Long Island, New York

Occupation: Owner of Ceramic Creations Inc

How long have you been growing your beard? I’ve had some sort of facial hair for over 20 years but just over a year to its current condition.

What started you on this path? Wanted to see how far I could take it. After the initial itchy phase passed it was all downhill from there.

What is your end goal for your beard? Make me famous! Jk

What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? This past Christmas I took my kids to the mall to see Santa, after the pictures where over Santa told my son to go with his mother while he has a talk with Dad. Not sure if it was the belly or the beard but Santa was actually offering me a job. Pay is great, unionized and benefits but I had to decline. True Story

Any other funny or good stories from having a beard? Everywhere I go random people think it’s ok to touch my beard and are actually surprised it’s soft. Yes I do wash it!

Any other comments? Beard oils, use lots of beard oils!

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Be sure to check out a few of the other Beards of Tampa Bay shoots that I’ve done so far:

Stephen

Cory

Brian

Zak

Jeffrey

Adam

Jeremy

David

Josh

Ian