Scenic Montana

I took a break from website building this weekend to see what I could see.  It was a brisk and beautiful evening in Paradise Valley and I didn’t come back empty handed.

Check out some of my scenic Montana images at   A PIECE OF MONTANA

Enjoy the view!  Larry

 

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Scenic Montana|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 | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |3 Comments

Red Lodge wedding at Montana Wildflower Weddings

What a sweet smile.  What a sweet woman!  Kate found Michael, the love of her life, and they married at Montana Wildflower Weddings last September.   It was the last wedding of my 2016 summer season.  It was SWEET!  I just finished putting the finishing touches on this beautiful album.

Click on the cake and see the album.

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By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Fun with Jude

Last Saturday I visited a young friend of mine.  His name is Jude.  I photographed his mom and dad’s wedding in 2014. Then in January of 2015 I photographed Jude while he was in his mommy’s tummy.  Last year I met Jude for the first time outside the womb and we had lot’s of fun making photos together.  This year I got the call from Antonia and Rance once again with an invitation to make historic family photos.  I got to know little Jude a bit better this year and you can see in the photos that he is a happy, intelligent and loving little guy.

When shooting with an almost 2 year old boy, things can be really wild.  It takes just about every trick that I have… and other’s I sort of have to make up, to capture and keep the attention of a busy young boy.  Then, add to that two dogs (brother and sister) and, well, they gave me a run for my money!

Here’s some of my faves.  smiles!
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By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Children, portraits|1 Comment

Winter Walk

Winters in Montana are stunning and beautiful, albeit at times pretty cold.  So, I decided to take a winter walk yesterday afternoon to spend a little time with my dog Yeshe and my camera.   Unfortunately I could not photograph the sunset because after a bit my camera battery got too cold and… good night camera!  Enjoy the view.

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I found this snow otter playing like a log in the snow!

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The mighty Yellowstone River in frozen repose

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An artistically placed game trail

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My loyal canine friend and companion Yeshe Ani

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And just before my camera froze I found this quiet moment while lying on the ground

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Living in Montana|0 Comments

Chico Winter Wedding

Peter and Ashley came all the way from Scotland for this Chico Winter Wedding… and splendid it was!  From the warmth of the ceremony, to the receiving line in the Saloon, to the sub freezing temperatures in the mountains above, this wedding was SPLENDID indeed.

A personal note to Peter and Ashley.  It was such a pleasure to be a part of your wonderful wedding day and welcomed so graciously by all of your family.  Cheers and Merry Christmas!  Larry Stanley

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By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Destination Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Meagan and Daniel Big Sky Wedding

Meagan and Daniel married at the Rainbow Ranch Lodge in September, and it was a Big Sky Wedding to remember!  When the Tiny Band took the floor, there is just no way you can resist dancing.  Every detail was perfect thanks to Katalin Green Events and Floral.

Enjoy the Highlight Album and then see more stills below.

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By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Big Sky Weddings|Tags: |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: Montana Weddings, Uncategorized|Tags: |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