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About Tara

Tara Ruby is an award winning and internationally published fine art family portrait photographer working to capture memories one moment at time for all of the special moments for families of every walk of life.

Tara is honored to have been award winning and published on a National and an International level. She is specializes in all aspects of both family and military photography. Cosmopolitan magazine called her work “stunning”, “powerful” and notes that her  work has caused “the internet to lose its collective mind”. After serving in the United States Air Force, she has worked to pioneer a style of family, newborn, maternity, breastfeeding and birth photography that has earned her awards from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, the Professional Photographers of America, The National Association of Professional Child Photographers as well as within the Army community and more.

Among hundreds of international publications, her photography has been shared on Facebook over 3.5 million times and featured in Vanity Fair, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, SELF Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and The Army Times. She is an active member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) amongst others. She currently holds an Associate’s title with WPPI. Her military photography was a finalist in Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n contest and was also featured in a full-feature documentary, Homecoming The Film.

What exactly does she take photos of?

moments that need to exist for generations

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What makes Tara different?

Awards & Publications

Tara loves to compete, as she fiercely believes that competing continues to improve the quality of her work, which in turns provides only top notch portraits for you and your family. Tara has also been published and will continue to strive to improve and share her work both here in the United States and Abroad.


 2012 Finalist in the Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n contest

2014 Army Digital Photography Contest 1st Place Army Life

2015 PPA’s Merit Collection x 2 entries

2015 WPPI Silver Award x 2 entries

2015 WPPI Silver Distinction Award

2015 Most talked about Breastfeeding Photo (the Bump)

2016 PPA’s Merit Collection x 1 entries

2016 WPPI Silver Award x 3Award

2016 January NAPCP International Competition 1st Place in Family 

2016 January NAPCP International Competition 2nd Place in Children

2016 July NAPCP International Competition Recognition of Merit in Family 

Printed Publications

Vanity Fair (Italy)

Stern Magazine (Germany)

Kekmama (Netherlands)

Closer (Germany)

D Beauty (Italy)

Beauty and Life Mommy Magazine

Model Source Magazine

Model Magazine

Snap Model Magazine

Sprinkle Kids Magazine

Starbound Magazine

Kid Model Magazine

The Baby Love Magazine

The Magazine of the Association of the United States Army

Bliss Now Magazine

Pinup America

Daddy O’s Premier Magazine

Our Latest Posts

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Getting ready for the big day

Dec 16 2016

I was honored to be asked to capture the vow renewal / wedding for a couple that was celebrating 25 years together.…

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Dec 06 2016

Have you ever sat back and thought about why you choose the decorations that you did for your Christmas tree? I think…

Pumpkin Patch Highlights

Pumpkin Patch Highlights

Nov 01 2016

Here are just a few of my favorites from this years Pumpkin Patch sessions. From Texas and all the way up to…

Hello I’m Tara Ruby.

Hello I’m Tara Ruby.

Sep 27 2016

My name is Tara Ruby and I am a photographer. I am also a mother, a wife, a disabled veteran, a friend,…