"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein "...Unless you have photography. "- Me

Hello, I’m Tarah Beaven

Hey there! I’m the artist behind the camera, and I specialize in maternity + newborns and family. My style is modern, artistic and natural for people who are sentimental about starting and raising their family in San Francisco, Bay Area.

I’m proud to continuously be named one of San Francisco’s Best Maternity and Newborn Photographers by Expertise.com. As a creative, I also write and photograph as a contributor to various publications such as Red Tricycle, Clickin Moms and Click magazine. I have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Yahoo!, Wall Street Journal, Click magazine, Beauty and Chaos and more. I studied photography at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

Some fun facts about me:

  • San Francisco has been my home for nearly 20 years and I love everything about the city and greater Bay Area. I love driving down the coast, checking out theater plays and museums with my son but most of all I love the people who live in this beautiful city – and don’t even get me started on all the yummy food and treats in San Francisco!
  • I love being a parent in the Bay Area too. I’m such an urbanite and am so sentimental about raising my son here.
  • I am very spiritual and will happily talk about all things woo-woo. From divine inspiration to mircales I believe deeply in God – no black magic going on over here.
  • I’m a lifelong vegetarian (yup, I was raised a vegetarian). My favorite type of vegetarian food is Mexican and Indian dosas. I also like some really weird vegetarian food but that’s a different conversation.
  • Organic and toxic free living is how I roll. From the soap I use to what I eat, I’m passionate about my products and food in my household. Some of my favorite brands are Ajne natural fragrance, Jane Iredale make-up, Saje essential oils and wellness and BetterLife cleaning products. If I was only allowed to bring one product with me to Mars it would be Dr. Bronner’s – peppermint is my favorite.

You can view my most recent work on my blog or email me a note to say hello!

I look forward to meeting your family.






Stunning work! Tarah is such a delight and a pro! We booked her for both maternity and newborn and couldn't have been happier with the photos that she crafted. She was fun to work with, was kind and seasoned enough to have even scouted the outdoor site we requested in advance (woah!), is creative, has a great sense of light, composition and direction on site, and a beautiful sense of color, contrast, composition, story in post! Really polished stuff. So well worth the investment. Her photos strike such a classy balance and have a real timelessness. Will definitely be recommending her to friends!
Maya K.



Tarah was a dream to work with! I had a family/maternity session with her and on the day of our shoot the weather was no cooperating. She gave me the option to reschedule or brave the weather. She didn't pressure me either way, and I decided to reschedule. She worked with my schedule to find another time for the photo shoot.

I was hesitant that I wouldn't love the way I looked in the photos due to the wind, but Tarah worked her magic and got lots of AMAZING images that I will forever cherish.

She quickly replied to emails, and did all she could to accommodate my family and I. I would highly recommend her if you're in the bay area!
Fashion Blogger Ashley from Raspberry Glow



Woohoo, as good as it gets doesn't begin to describe Tarah! We had the pleasure of working with her during our Maternity photos, and it was AMAZING. Tarah made us feel incredibly comfortable through out the entire experience. I cannot wait for her to photograph my son, and many photos to come!
Brittney F.

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