I strongly believe that I was put on this earth to capture family memories one moment at a time so that those memories can be passed down for many future generations.
A little about me
I am an internationally award winning and acclaimed photographer specializing in motherhood and military portraiture. Cosmopolitan magazine called my work “stunning”, “powerful” and notes my work has caused “the internet to lose its collective mind”. After serving in the United States Air Force, then attending the New York Institute of Photography, I have worked to pioneer a style of family, newborn, maternity, breastfeeding and birth photography that has earned a coveted first-place finish from the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Among hundreds of international publications, my work 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.
I am an active member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), an Area Director with Georgia Professional Photographers Association (GPPA), a member of the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers Association (APNPI) as well as the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP). My work was a finalist in Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n contest and featured in a full-feature documentary, Homecoming The Film, which depicts realty for female veterans returning home. My most recent portrait series received viral, international attention that created a world-wide conversation on breastfeeding and trended #1 on facebook for two days in a row in September 2015. Tara Ruby Photography specializes in groundbreaking family photography which not only captures life’s beautiful moments, but starts conversations that garner international attention and engagement. Available world-wide for photography sessions, seminars and presentations, I am the proud mother of three currently residing in Ludowici, GA with my husband who is active duty in the United States Army.
I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and I currently hold an Associate’s title with WPPI, along with being a Qualified Newborn Photographer certificate recipient with APNPI. I am also working towards my Certified Professional Photographers certification with PPA and my goal is to achieve this in 2018.
There is nothing else like the feeling you get when you volunteer your talents to your community. I have enjoyed every minute of my time spent with these organizations. I have made so many friends from these adventures, friends that will be my friend for many years to come. I would urge everyone to spend a few hours spending time giving back. You will not regret it.
I enjoy competing on both a National and an International level with my photography. Not only does it let me know that I am producing above average portraits, it always pushes me to become a better photographer on a daily basis. I have competed with the Professional Photographers of America, the Wedding and Portraits Photographers International and the National Association of Professional Children Photographers. Here are my awards and titles to date.
I could not be the photographer that I am without the support and trust of some amazing companies. These companies have supported me and helped to make sure that every image and every print that I create is the best that it could possibly be. Go visit their websites and give them some love from me!
I have had the honor of being published in some amazing magazines, both online and in print. Here are a few of the top places you can see some of my work!