Char Beck

Self-Employed Photographer at Char Beck Photography


Class of 2008, Sociology major

As a self-employed photographer, Beck strives to capture people in their element. Based in both Seattle and Santa Barbara, California, he provides artfully crafted photos, reflecting personality and style through Char Beck Photography.

How does your time at SPU connect to what you’re doing today?

Being connected with friends from my time at SPU has helped my work because I have been fortunate enough to capture a lot of alumni, their friends, and their family with photography!

Which SPU faculty or staff member made a difference in your education?

Ed Smyth is still one of my closest mentors and friends. He led a discipleship group of some of my best friends from SPU and we keep in touch to this day.

What advice would you give to current SPU students?

Life will happen to you. It will be hard, it will be fun, but you have no idea what exactly tomorrow brings. Take a day at a time, definitely plan, but don’t put your faith in your plans; put your faith in God. He will guide you through whatever comes your way.