"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is when you realize you are the beholder."
-Selma Hayak
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."   - Helen Keller
 
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GLAMOUR Portraits

Offering custom studio or location head shots and promotional branding portraits. We shoot everything from classic to creative. Let's work together to make your vision a reality. The more creative, the better! 

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speciality images

  I was first approached to photograph women in differing stages of breast mastectomy, reconstruction, or post-surgical tattooing for a local cancer charity. Many women showed up and bared their breasts in the support of others! I was impressed with the courage and their intent to inspire and inform. I do this because it is important. All proceeds are donated to charity. 

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Boudoir

The boudoir session is about creating sexy, classy and timeless images in a safe and fun environment. Glamour images are an investment in yourself as well as a beautiful gift for your special person. Fun activity for your bridal party, as well as sisters and friends to do together.

MusiC & EVENTS

I've been lucky enough to photograph everything from hard rock bands to chamber music. Event venues range from local bars to private homes with some of the worlds greatest classical musicians. Currently booked at The Center for the Arts and private events. Offering competitive daily rates to business and private clients. 

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Dance 

Photographing dancers is like watching the beautiful art of self expression without the utterance of a word. Dance photography captures the language the body speaks. It is exhilarating to capture that single, frozen moment of movement to keep and hold forever. In-studio or on site private sessions.

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FINE ART NUDES

I have been graced to photograph women of all ages. Most have been over 40 and some upwards of 90 years young. This is where my photographer's heart belongs. I cannot express how beautiful these women are! They are examples of how to fully love and accept ourselves. I, for one, will never be the same because of this opportunity. Come join this ever-growing group of rule-breakers.

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Products

From beer bottles to bath salts, the studio is my playground! Perfectly lighting and styling your products is fun and challenging. Let me showcase your items for ETSY, social media, web or general advertising. 

 

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Is there something special that you would like to have photographed for your wall? The lights of your town at night? Your grandmother's wedding rings? Fruit going for a swim? A beautiful hot rod? Just ask and we will give it a try. From large canvas to small metal prints available.

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BUSINESS branding

Offering on-site or studio headshots for business professionals in Northern California. On location portraits are perfect for the busy office-based professional! We set up at your office during the work week! Offered to groups of 10 or more. Images are professionally edited and returned within 10 business days. Ask about large group discounts. 

“I sustain myself with the love of family.      -Maya Angelou

My devotion to photography adds purpose and meaning to my life. It opens door and creates lifelong friendships. 

My name is Darby Allison Davenport. I am originally from the San Francisco Bay area. However, for many years now, I've been living and working in Northern California from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe. Photography has been a lifelong passion. In the past several years, I have committed to furthering my education and experience in order to hone my photography skills to a more professional level.

A graduate of The New York Institute of Photography, I keep busy shooting for local non-profits, concert venues and private clients. I feel honored to volunteer my time to organizations within my community. 

My experience is in event photography, portraiture, boudoir, theater, and fine art nudes. I love to work with women. I understand how to pose and drape to flatter all ages, shapes and sizes. By incorporating the dramatic effect of contrasting light and shadow, I strive to capture the beauty of our world one client at a time. Showcasing the female body as an art form is my passion. I find it easy to see the beauty of women at every age through my lens. 

Other than my love for photography and community service, I feel passionate about our environment, human rights, supporting the local arts and the re-homing of ex-racing Greyhound dogs. When I'm not behind my camera, I spend time hiking with my rescue hounds and cooking for family and friends. Mostly, I just love my unpredictable life!

I attribute the success of this venture to my husband Clark, my fellow photographers and mentors, as well as the encouragement of my fearless friend, the talented artist, Deb Foxen.

 
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