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
My name is Tara Ruby. I am deeply imbedded into the military life, being a military veteran, a military spouse and very soon a military mom. I love to capture portraits with a focus on motherhood as well as our US Military. I am honored to have been both published and award winning at both a National and an International level with my work.
I have worked to pioneer a style of family, newborn, maternity, breastfeeding and birth photography that earned awards from organizations such as the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), The National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) as well as within the Army community and more. Among hundreds of international publications, my 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 and many more. Cosmopolitan magazine has called my work “stunning”, “powerful” and notes that my work caused “the internet to lose its collective mind”. I was also a finalist in Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n contest and was also featured in a full-feature documentary, Homecoming The Film.
I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and I currently hold an Associate’s title with WPPI. I am also working towards my Certified Professional Photographers certification with PPA and my goal is to achieve this in 2017. I have also branched out into the world of speaking, and helping others as they walk along their individual paths in this world of small business management in the world of photography. I hope that you enjoy your visit here on my site, and please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance. Thank you.
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!