Yo, I'm JP. I've always wanted to have my own little business. Nothing fancy, nothing big. Just something like a "mom-n-pop" type store. I've worked at a normal 8-to-5 job ever since graduating college and I always knew it wasn't how I wanted to spend my days. My wife and I have 5 kids and they seemed to be growing faster than I was able to see them.

So at the end of 2012 I finally became a small business owner. Not just any business owner, but a FAMILY business owner. I started Orange Beard Films with the intent of teaching my kids as they grew, how to run and operate the business. For the past 7 years, that's exactly what I've been doing. Involving them with the business as much as possible, and teaching them the trades of photography, filmmaking, editing, lighting, etc.

So that's how Orange Beard Films began, and we've come a long way since we started. It's been wonderful to not only spend more time with my family, but to teach them skills and life lessons while on the job. We have a lot of fun together, all while making memories not only for our clients, but for our family as well.