Paradise Valley moment

Paradise Valley moment of no wind, temperatures near 50 degrees, splendid skies and a flowing river like no other in North America… that’s my home, this is the place I love!!!

This evening I photographed with Kathryn and Michael who will marry this summer at the historic Springhill Pavilion.  The signs are good that this will be a stellar Montana Wedding.  Projections aside, this evening was stellar!  see for yourself.

Congrats to Kathryn and Michael.  I am honored and pleased that you chose me and Jennie Lynn for your wedding photography.

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By |January 31st, 2015|Categories: Engagements|Tags: |0 Comments

Big Sky Weddings – Rainbow Ranch

Big Sky Weddings at the Rainbow Ranch are always something very special.  Tonie and Rance’s June wedding was amazing.  Here is the wedding album that I designed for them.  If you are considering the Rainbow Ranch for your wedding,  be sure to see the final album at the Ranch.

Click the picture below and Enjoy!

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By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Big Sky Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

natural light portraits

This morning Aspen graced my studio with her lovely kind nature and her stunning beauty.  The sun flooded in through all of the windows and I decided to set aside the flash gear and go with natural light portraits.  Love this studio when the sun shines!  Here are a few of my favorites.

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By |January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Fashion|Tags: |0 Comments

late night dancing

Today I was working away on a December wedding and I found this priceless moment of these two sisters dancing with dreams in their hearts.  It is a one time grab that I couldn’t resist.  I call it   Late Night Dancing.

So thus starts a new photo project which I will describe as ‘telling moments’.  Look for more in the days to come.

Real life, real people, real images by Larry Stanley.  Authentic

By |January 19th, 2015|Categories: Telling moments|Tags: |0 Comments

Wedding dress photo shoot

On Thursday last week I spent the day in my studio photographing dresses for my friend Megan Jacks of After 5 and Weddings. The wedding dress photo shoot was graced by two fine young models Eliza and Sarah… beautiful!  Hair by Amber from C’est La Vie Hair Salon and makeup by Elizabeth from Blush.  It was a great team and I had a fun day of shooting.  My studio was humming all day long.

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By |January 17th, 2015|Categories: Fashion|Tags: |0 Comments

pregnant moments in Big Sky

Recently, I had the joy of photographing with one of my past wedding clients. These were pregnant moments in Big Sky and I captured some very special moments between these three and their two doggies.

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And then, on our way by the Rainbow Ranch we saw Bullwinkle the moose making his rounds!

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By |January 16th, 2015|Categories: Maternity|Tags: |0 Comments

February wedding in Deer Lodge

Muriah and Jim are having a home town February wedding in Deer Lodge and I am looking forward to it!  Family and guests will be coming from all over to fill up the historic church in Deer Lodge.  The couple visited me in Bozeman this week and we ended up in the Big Yellow Barn thanks to the hospitality of owner Cindy Wright.   Enjoy the photos!

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By |January 9th, 2015|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |3 Comments

Christmas wedding in Helena

Well, I feel a little like one of Santa’s Elfs right about now. Last week,  Jennie Lynn and I photographed with Jessica and Justin at the beautiful Kleffner Ranch in Helena and I could not wait to put my hands on these images and share a few. It was a wonderfully warm and cozy family wedding regardless of the howling wind outside the magnificent century old barn. So here are a few of many, many wonderful images from this Christmas wedding in Helena… a collection of images that Jennie Lynn and I captured at this real Montana style wedding.  My hat is off to the amazing talent of my daughter’s insightful, creative eye and excellent camera skills.  Many of these images are hers.

Cheers and Happy Holidays to all! Larry

This is such a great smooch! Congrats to Jessica and Justin.
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By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Ever After Bridal Event

Ever After Bridal Event

Are you recently engaged and making plans for a 2015 wedding?  Tis the Season!

If so, CONGRATULATIONS!

Welcome to my website.  Take a minute to visit my Montana Wedding Resource page to find a list of people, places and things to make your wedding day unique to your vision.

Take a walk through my portfolio and collection of wedding albums.  If my authentic style speaks to you,  then give me a call and let’s talk about your photography.  I’d love to be considered.

Jennie Lynn and I will be at the Woodlands on January 11th for the Ever After Bridal Event.  Come by and say hello.  If you are shopping for a photographer, contact me soon and ask about my Ever After ‘show special’.

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By |December 27th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Christmas wedding in Big Sky

It was a Christmas wedding in Big Sky.

Well, you just never know who is getting married in Big Sky.  A very, very private and intimate event with megatons of love and connection.  That’s what thrills me, it’s all about love and connection.  Who is this lovely couple?  All I can tell you is it’s Amber and Jacob and it was a most splendid wedding that I was honored to attend and photograph.  Here’s just a smidgen of this Christmas wedding in Big Sky.  More images after Christmas, but for now the work is done and it’s time for family.  Tomorrow is the 29th anniversary of my marriage to my lovely companion, wife, best friend and mother of my children, Heather Elizabeth Van Wessem – Stanley.

Merry Christmas everyone!  Love always, Larry

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By |December 24th, 2014|Categories: Big Sky Yoga Retreats|Tags: |0 Comments