Tampa Area Professional Photographer Association

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month at:

Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N Howard Ave.

Tampa, FL 33606

Tara Ruby


Motherhood images can be rewarding but challenging. From the moment a woman learns she is pregnant, up until she send her baby away to college, any image can be considered a motherhood moment. My program focuses on the beginning of this journey, to include maternity, birth, fresh 48, newborn and breastfeeding portraits. We will discuss how to capture beautiful maternity portraits using custom gowns from Sew Trendy Accessories and how to include the entire family into the portrait session.


We will cover the intimate moments of a birth story, capturing that very first breath of new life and those most precious first moments as a family or maybe the fresh 48 images that are captured in the first 48 hours of life. I will walk you through what images are expected, the best place to get situated in the hospital room and what images are preferred from this monumental event. Finally we will discuss newborn portraits, basic images and then into the more complicated composites. Breastfeeding images can be taken at a newborn session, and I can teach you on how to work them into your sessions. After we discuss the portrait sessions themselves, I’ll give a brief overview of what and how to sell products from these moments and sessions. We will talk folio boxes, memory albums and prints. We will also discuss vendors and vendor relationships, props and gear. 


You will walk away from your time with me ready to tackle everything that is included in the motherhood journey.




The Creative Motherhood Journey


Awards & Certifications

Professional Photographer Certification from New York Institute of Photography

APNPI Qualified Newborn Photographer

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 

2015 WPPI Silver Distinction Award

2015 Most talked about Breastfeeding Photo (the Bump)

2016 PPA’s Merit Collection

2016 WPPI Silver Award x 5 

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

2017 Finalist x3 Shoot & Share, Top 10% x4

2017 GPPA Merit Collection x4

2018 Finalist x3 Shoot & Share , Top 10% x6

2018 PPA’s Merit Collection

2018 GPPA Merit Collection x5



Vanity Fair (Italy) Magazine

Vogue Magazine

Tamron Magazine

Parents Magazine