2017 Montana wedding gift

It’s that time of year when couples all over Montana and the United States are getting engaged and planning their 2017 Montana Weddings. So, I decided to put forward a gift to those of you that are a bit ahead of the rush to find the perfect venue, the right photographer and bring together all of the details of your wedding day.

I invite you to look deeply into my website which contains Blog posts, portfolios and wedding album designs. I have years of images from beautiful weddings of all kinds.

My work is authentic, my approach is unobtrusive and my images capture the naturally arising beauty of each individual wedding day. If my images speak to you, then perhaps I am the right man for the job! Request Pricing and Availability and let’s talk.

Book my services before December 25th and I will give you $250 off any of my packages for 2017 weddings.

I am all about Real life, Real people… Real images.

Best wishes for a beautiful Montana wedding! Larry Stanley

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By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Montana Weddings|0 Comments

Hershman-Bozeman wedding

My next Montana Wedding album, just off my desktop is from the Montana Woodlands and the wedding of Sierra and Tyler. Luscious flowers from my friend Julio at  The Flower Hat and dinner by Chef Liz of Just a Taste.

As much as I love the change of seasons and LOVE what amazing times our mountain environment brings to us during all the sunny summer Montana Weddings… I am looking forward to my next wedding with a couple from Scotland, just a week from tomorrow!  Welcoming them to Montana very soon!!!!

Thanks to my most talented daughter Jennie Lynn for shooting with me on this wedding.  She is my finest second shooter and ‘she kills it!”

Enjoy this beautiful July Montana Wedding!

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By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big Sky 320 Ranch wedding

Here’s a beautiful Big Sky 320 Ranch wedding!  I’m starting to get album designs complete and some have already gone to be printed and bound.  Katria and Tanner were married at the Big Sky Chapel and had a riverside reception at the 320 Guest Ranch.  It was a gorgeous evening, see for yourself.

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By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Big Sky Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Wildflower wedding in Red Lodge

Kate and Michael’s Wildflower wedding in Red Lodge was the last wedding of my summer season.  It was stellar.  They have waited patiently for me to plow through weeks of backlogged wedding post production and even a well needed vacation to finally share the story of their wedding with my pictures.  So here it is.

I would be remiss if I did not give proper credit to my daughter Jennie Lynn for her artistic contribution to this event.  When we get the opportunity to shoot together I am always amazed how our work compliments each other.  This mix of images is about 50/50 between her images and mine.  Thanks Jen!!!

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My name is Larry Stanley and I approve this Blog Post! Keep Smiling!

By | November 4th, 2016|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Katie over cancer

Katie is a young friend of mine that is battling breast cancer. You may have seen some of my recent posts about Katie. She has been down a tough road of 15 rounds of chemo. Her next step is a double mastectomy and radiation treatments. Today I took a little time off from the business of photography to do a little something special for my friend.  Take a minute to see the beautiful strength in her eyes.

Katie, I love your new hair and I hope you love these images.

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Take a minute to read Katie’s blog. It will inspire you.

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: portraits|1 Comment

images forever found

I love it when I’m editing the images from a wedding and THERE THEY ARE… ‘images forever found’! Moments seen briefly that will pass away, and might have been forgotten.  So, I’m thrilled today, and I will show you why.

I found them, the happy moments, poignant moments, moments quiet and touching, gleefull and silly, the profound and the ridiculous.  Enjoy!

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mother and daughter

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bridesmaid moment

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minutes before marriage

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about to walk down the aisle

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vows made in the breeze

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Joy

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exalted dancing

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the unexpected volume

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Grandpa Brown takes the floor

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groomsman catches the bouquet!

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groom reacts to my choice of moments! we laughed later.

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Big Sky Weddings, Telling moments|Tags: |0 Comments

Yogatography 2016 Montana

Along with the 20 or so weddings that my wedding photography business captures each year, I co-teach a yoga and photography retreat we call Cowgirl Yogatography. Every year the retreat has been a unique experience, authentic unto it’s self, as if it had it’s own personality. It seems to arise in an authentic way around the women who come for retreat, the weather, the horses and the land.  Yoga essentially means union, union with your source.  Photography is defined as the art or practice of taking and processing photographs.  The idea of yoga and photography is quite relevant.  Relevant to the exploration of self, of life and yes…  our four legged horse friends.  This year was highlighted by having the wonderful opportunity of ‘being with’ and photographing the gentle giants of the horse kingdom, the Clydesdale and the Fjord, and in addition, the humblest of hoofed creatures, my favorite the Donkey.

Typically, when I teach photography I don’t shoot much.  This year it was an intimate group that had a natural way with their cameras, so I got to shoot a little more.  Here is a small collection of my captures from the 3 day event at the Double T River Ranch with Margaret Burns Vap and Cowgirl Yoga Retreats. A mix of grabs, funny moments, student portraits and a creative photo shoot that I directed with everyone joining in.

Absolutely my favorite event of the year, I present to you moments from Cowgirl Yogatography 2016.  I can’t wait to see what 2017 Yogatography will be!!!  Enjoy.
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By | October 7th, 2016|Categories: Big Sky Yoga Retreats, Photography Workshops|Tags: |0 Comments

Lindsey and Ara Riverside Country Club

Lindsey and Ara were married September 10th at the Riverside Country Club.

Welcome to the photography of Becca Boylan with second camera work by Lindsey Mulcare.  Becca is perhaps the youngest wedding photographer in Montana and I’m proud to employ her and represent her photography in my business.

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By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Big Sky Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Audrey and Micah Paradise Valley wedding

The beauty of the our home in Montana has to be experienced to fathom.  The wedding of Audrey and Micah in Paradise valley was SUBLIME!  The sun at 5o00 feet above sea level was strong and relentless. Families converged from near and far, but most notably was the 97 year old Grandmother of the Groom, mother to one of my best friends of over 30 years. What evolved was moving and wonderfully authentic to all present. My images can say more than I can speak tonight, so here is a brief look at a few highlights of this grand day.  More soon…

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By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |3 Comments