I began my lifelong love of photography when my parents gave me my first instant camera (110 film) in the 6th grade and I started putting together albums of snapshots of my family and friends, my travels, and school memories. Then armed with my first 35mm Olympus, I became photographer of my high school and (and later college) yearbooks, developing my own black and white film and prints. For most of the last 20 years I have taken photos of my favorite subjects - my three sons. Now that my youngest is in high school, I am exploring new subjects with my Sony DSLR and a renewed enthusiasm for my craft--learning and growing with each outing I take with my camera. I strive for fresh perspectives and to look for beauty even when it isn't obvious. I love being in the great outdoors--with or without a camera--hiking and kayaking. I thrive on new experiences and endeavor to learn something new every day.
- Lara Marie Davenport

Awards
First Place, Black & White Architecture for Beautiful Emptiness. Camera Club of Richmond End of Year Competition 2020.
Second Place, Color Architecture for London Museum of Natural History. Camera Club of Richmond End of Year Competition 2020.
Second Place, Color Landscape for Crabtree Falls. Camera Club of Richmond End of Year Competition 2020.

Installations
4 Wall Murals for interior of commercial office building designed by Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, 2020-2021
Beautiful Emptiness, The Anti-Commute, Maymont Italian Garden, Waiting Room of Main Street Station.

Juried Exhibitions
Artworks Simply Photography Show, Jan 22 – Feb 19, 2021. Juror Jeffrey Allison
Entry: Great Smoky Mountains July 2020
Artworks Exhibit - Richmond Photography Meetup Group, July 24 – August 16, 2020.
Jurors Liz Clayton and Robert Pfeifer
Entry: The Anti-Commute
Artworks Simply Photography Show, Jan 24 – Feb 14, 2020. Juror John Henley
Entries: Brushes of Fall and Stream of Leaves
Artworks All-Media Show, Sept 27 – Oct 20, 2019. Juror Michelle McGrath
Entry: Not Quite the Yellow Brick Road
Artworks All-Media Show, August 23 – Sept 22, 2019. Juror Kristen Peyton
Entry: Morning Blossoms at Byrd Park
Crossroads All-Media Show, September 20 – November 9, 2019. Juror Andre Lucero
Entry: Vanishing Bridge
Artworks Exhibit - Richmond Photography Meetup Group, June 28- July 20, 2019.
Jurors Liz Clayton and Robert Pfeifer
Entry: Vanishing Bridge
Crossroads All-Media Show, May 17 – July 7, 2019. Juror Diego Sanchez
Entry: Beautiful Emptiness (Main Street Station, Richmond)
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden/Crossroads Art Center
“In the Garden” juried exhibition March 28-June 19, 2019.
Entry: Kaliedoscope Hydrangea
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