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Tara Ruby 

Tara Ruby is an internationally award winning and acclaimed photographer specializing in family and military photography. Cosmopolitan magazine called her work “stunning”, “powerful” and notes that her 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, she 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 in 2016. Among hundreds of international publications, her 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. Tara has earned the Associate with Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI and her Craftsman with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Having transcended the poignant still medium, Tara’s military work was also a finalist in Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n contest and featured in a full-feature documentary, Homecoming The Film, which depicts reality for female veterans returning home. Her most recent breastfeeding portrait series received viral, international attention that created a world-wide conversation on breastfeeding and trended #1.

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The World of Motherhood Portraiture & Relationship Management

In this Class we will Discuss Running a successful business in a busy marriage. Day 1 is all about the basic, time management, client management software, vendor relationship management. Afternoon is a discussion on running your business and keeping family life, marriage, friends and social life while running that business successfully. This  is finding who you are and finding your why as well, which is important especially if you’re going to run a business.


We will Dive on Business Management. Contracts, Invoices, Questionnaires. Discussions on how to run a smooth business with and without assistants. We will create contracts, invoices, email templates and questionnaires and learn how to use them across numerous platforms.


Discuss Portraiture, Pregnancy Announcements, Gender Reveals, Pregnancy and Birth Story portraiture. How to attract and schedule clients for the long haul. Afternoon is a hands on pregnancy portrait session with Sew Trendy Gowns.


Go over Newborn Portraiture. Basic, Wrapped, and Digital Composites. We will also have a  a hands on newborn portrait session. Complete with editing for Pregnancy portraits as well as Newborn portraits. Digital Composite work in Photoshop & Demonstration of Exposure and Lightroom support. Introduction to AI backgrounds for newborn portraiture.  

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