A little about myself

Hello and thank you for stopping by my corner of the web. 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 anything for both our US Military and the many families within that community. I am honored to have been both published and award winning at both a National and an International level with my work. Competition is something I have grown very fond of, as it always challenges me to produce at a higher level than before.

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 during this summer of 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.


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 

2015 WPPI Silver Award x 2 

2015 WPPI Silver Distinction Award

2015 Most talked about Breastfeeding Photo (the Bump)

2016 PPA’s Merit Collection

2016 WPPI Silver Award x 3 

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 


Book Publications

Breastfeeding In Uniform (Coming March 2017)


Magazine Publications

Vanity Fair (Italy)

Stern Magazine (Germany)

Kekmama (Netherlands)

Closer (Germany)

D Beauty (Italy)

Beauty and Life Mommy Magazine

Model Source 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