Award winning Montana photo

Thanks to the Bozeman Downtown Association for putting on the 12th annual Downtown Bozeman Bridal Walk.  I was honored to be included in the Photography Contest and took home 1st Place in the Most Unique category.  It seems this is an award winning Montana photo!  Last year, this image won international acclaim placing 12th in the a contest put on by the WPJA. The Wedding Photojournalist Association is a worldwide association of professional wedding photojournalist.

Thanks to the Meridian Boutique for hosting my photo and allowing me to meet and greet over 200 future brides in their lovely shop.


award winning Montana photo

Below is the press release for those that like to read, but I am fine with just sharing my photo.

For Immediate Release

April 13th, 2016


Contact: Ellie Staley, Downtown Bozeman Association

406-586-4008, [email protected]


The Downtown Bozeman Association Presents the Winners of the 6th Annual Bridal Walk Photography Contest and the Bridal Walk $500 Shopping Spree. Downtown Bozeman Association and nearly 40 Downtown Retailers hosted the 12th Annual Downtown Bozeman Bridal Walk on Saturday, April 9th.

There were over 225 registered brides who strolled down Main Street with hundreds of friends to make their Montana wedding complete. Along the way, they were welcomed by nearly 40 businesses and partook in activities such as listening to classical music, wine and cake tastings, participated in the photography contest and registered for all kinds of wonderful prizes including the $500 downtown shopping spree.

During the 6th Annual Bridal Photography contest, an activity for brides and the general public to enjoy, there were a total of 8 amazing bridal photographs displayed in nearly all of the participating business locations and we received hundreds of votes! The Downtown Bozeman Association awarded winners for the amazing photographs for the following 3 categories; Most Unique, Most Scenic and Best Overall but all of the photos were enjoyed by all who attended and can be viewed on our Downtown Bozeman Facebook page.

Listed below are the winners of the $500 downtown shopping spree and the Photography Contest winners:

Most Scenic Photo – By A+P Photography, displayed at Heyday

Most Unique Photo – By Larry Stanley Photography, displayed at Meridian

Best Overall Photo – By Muhlbradt Photography, displayed at Montana Gift Corral

$500 Downtown Shopping Spree toward the participating businesses – Jess Koelzer who is getting married on July 16, 2016 in Bozeman.


For more information about the Downtown Bozeman Bridal Walk or the Photography Contest, please contact the Downtown Bozeman Association at 586-4008,

About the Author: Larry

With over 25 years of diverse professional photographic experience Larry brings depth and insight to his work. His style is described as a unique mix of wedding photojournalism and scenic portraiture, capturing "beauty... as it occurs naturally". Larry attended the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California and is an International Award winning member of the prestigious Wedding Photojournalist Association and an active member of FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHERS.

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