Tara Ruby, award-winning and published photographer of Tara Ruby Photography grew up with her grandparents in Hagerstown, MD.
Following in the footsteps of her family’s military service dating back to the Civil War, Tara served in the Air Force before joining the other side as a military wife. With a background in IT, Tara left the field to pursue her dreams in photography and helping others. She enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community, with organizations such as Hiring Our Heroes, the USO, and MWR. She has three children of her own and currently lives in El Paso, TX.
“I love my Spider Holster. I suffer from migraines and not needing to carry my camera around my neck anymore dramatically reduces my migraines after a day of shooting. Thank you Spider Holster.”
Tara has received numerous awards in the past few years including 2012 Finalist in the Ron Howard’s Project Imagination with Canon, 2014 Army Digital Photography Contest Winner in the Military Life Category, 2015 Posh Child Magazine Artistic Feature Award, as well as receiving the prestigious Silver and Silver Distinguished Awards from Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. She has also been featured on Kids & Teens Fashion Magazine, Posh Child Magazine,and Model Source Magazine. Tara recently is known for her working in supporting breastfeeding mother’s and her work has been seen on CNN, BBC, Cosmopolitan and other news and media outlets.
In addition to these prestigious awards, she has been published in numerous magazines and holds titles such as Feature Photographer of the Professional Photographers of America “One of the Many Faces Project” as well as the Sole photographer for Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss. She is also an Elite member of The Bump Society through Beauty and Lifestyle Mommy, A member of Professional Photographers of America, and many more.