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Clearwater Professional Photography :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Chris

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 de[...]

Clearwater Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Stephen Fox

I am very excited to share another photo shoot I did for my Beards of Tampa Bay project. Stephen was a lot of fun to work with and certainly had an epic beard. Name Stephen Fox Where are you from? Rio Grande, NJ Occupation: System Administrator How long have you been growing your beard? 13 months! I remember the exact date, March 15th, 2015, because my buddy Rick got married that day. What started you on this path? I'd been growing my beard since Movember 2014 but became frustrated with it so I decided the wedding was a good time to make a change. After I trimmed back to stubble, it seemed my beard had a will to live again and I embraced it. I think I had to trim it back to really appreciate and enjoy growing a substantial beard. I've sort of stumbled into something I'm really good at: growing facial hair. What is your end goal for your beard? I hope to be a World Beard Champion. As far as beard goals, I want to grow my beard to the floor and down the hall. [...]

Saint Petersburg Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Corey Plummer

I am always challenging myself with different personal projects and one project that I have been working on is Beards of Tampa Bay.  Thank you Corey for being apart of this project. Below are a few of my favorites from this shoot along with links to more awesome beards... Enjoy! Brian Zak Jeffrey Adam Jeremy David Josh Ian If you or someone you know has an EPIC beard and would love to be apart of this project, please do not hesitate to reach out. Name Corey Plummer Where are you from? Winchester, Virginia Occupation Co-Founder of The Hip Lion, Coffee Co.  How long have you been growing your beard?  This beard has been since July 7th, 2015 What started you on this path? Well many reasons. One used to be an insecure thing, tbh. I didn't like the way I looked. There is also much of Virginia that is still apart of me. So being from near the Mountains, it only made sense. But now it's become something that I identify with. Kind of li[...]

Saint Petersburg Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Brian Valyko

Name: Brian Werner Valyko Where are you from? I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Lived for 6 years in Durham, NC, and now reside in Tampa, FL. Occupation : Progressive Insurance How long have you been growing your beard? I stopped shaving 6 months ago, so September 2013. What started you on this path? My daughters and wife love the beard. I mean LOVE it. My daughters will butter me up by complimenting the awesomeness of my beard before asking for something. My wife tells me she thinks I look hot. I think it satisfies some rugged fantasy of hers. Haha End goal for your beard. I heard someone once say: You don't grow your beard, your beard grows you. I believe that my beard has chosen me and I will not let it down. What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard. I was at Disney and was separated from my family. As I was walking back to them, I passed this family of four, and made eye contact with the mom, who imme[...]

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Zak Kuhn

   Name Zak Kuhn Where are you from? Safety Harbor, Fl  Occupation? Account Services Manager at The P3 Agency  How long have you been growing your beard? 6 years  What started you on this path? A few years back I had an uncle that always wore a very large handlebar style mustache who passed away, I have been growing my mustache since to show my respects and remembrance.  End goal for your beard? End goal? There is no end goal in the art of manliness.  What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? There are too many to count… a lot of interesting things happen when you have a mustache like this on your face.

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Jeffrey Litt

Name Jeffrey Litt Where are you from? New York City, but now reside in Saint Petersburg, FL Occupation Pharmacist How long have you been growing your beard? Most of my adult life, but allowing it to reach this length, a little over a year. What started you on this path? My son, Joshua created 'Tampa Bay Beards', a club for men who are not afraid to show off what mother nature endowed their faces with and thought I would support him. Also, I am a charter member. End goal for your beard? No real end goal in mind What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? There is nothing funny about it, this is a very serious beard.

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Adam Quinn

Name Adam Quinn Where are you from? Clearwater, Florida Occupation Information Architect / Bagpiper How long have you been growing your beard? I grew my first beard in 1998 living in Northwest Washington state, since then I’ve pretty much always had some sort of facial hair. I’ve had may current beard for about 2 years but started letting it grow longer about 6 months ago. What started you on this path? I took part in an experimental survey by Freakanomics with a virtual coin toss whether to shave my beard at the time, or continue to grow it. The flip was to grow it, so since then I haven’t shaved. This wool hat was also a factor – I got it about 6 months ago at the Pleasanton Highland Games in California where I was competing with the City of Dunedin Pipe Band. Once I started wearing it around the games the comments were basically “…you’re going to need a bigger beard”, so that was a little extra incentive to keep it going. End goal for your beard? According to my k[...]

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Jeremy Dillow

  Name Jeremy Dillow Where are you from? Seminole Fl Occupation Warehouse How long have you been growing your beard? Since November 2, 2013 What started you on this path? Billy Gibbons From ZZ Top End goal for your beard? To be the first bearded lumberjack superhero What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? I had a kid run up to me at Rock the Universe at Universal just to touch my beard it was pretty odd or Just be asked if I watch Duck Dysnatsy

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: David Graves

Name David Graves Where are you from? Tampa, FL Occupation Marine Biologist How long have you been growing your beard? On and off since 2007. Trimmed as appropriate for the situation. Last time I shaved completely was 2010. What started you on this path? Had a cheesy chin strap in college, then went full Man when I moved to Alaska. End goal for your beard. All the men in my family have white facial hair. I intend to keep the legacy alive. What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? When I am shaven, I get carded. When I am bearded, people call me Sir.

Tampa Photographer :: Beards of Tampa Bay :: Joshua Litt

Name: Joshua Litt From: St. Pete, FL Occupation: Customer Service via-phone How long have you been growing your beard? October 2011 What started you on this path? I didn't like shaving and beards are awesome, it was win win End goal for your beard? Tampa Photographer :: Bay Area Beards :: Ian WelshAs far as it will go What is the funniest experience or comment that has happened to you because of your beard? It can occasionally get caught in random things, like shirt buttons or seatbelts. When it gets longer I do fear that I'm going to roll too much in my sleep and it wraps around my neck. Get lots of compliments and stories from other guys when they had one or wish they could grow one.