About Larry Stanley photographer

Picture of Larry Stanley as a boy photographer

I got my first camera at 5 years old. That was the beginning!

I picked up my first camera at the age of 5. My father gave me the gift of a German 120mm roll film camera and a small black and white enlarger. With great patience he would help me process and print the images I captured. By the time I was 7 I was making photos on my own, capturing my friends and family. (That’s me with my first camera)

Out of the basement darkroom came small glimpses of my emerging future; prints that showed an appreciation for the constantly arising visual world around me. My life long passion for capturing the beautiful and poignant moments of life had been born.

Interest continued to emerge in photography and art throughout my youth. Through a circuitous route of living, studies and travel in Missouri, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Australia, the Philippines, China and Tibet, I have made my home in Livingston, Montana; still constantly in search of “beauty… as it occurs naturally”.

Over the years my professional career has taken me on a path through wedding, commercial, advertising, and food photography. Then 15 years ago I went back to my beginnings in wedding photography.

Today, I travel around Montana and beyond, photographing for my wedding clients. This gives me the perfect opportunity to continue to make images of this amazing place that I call home.  MONTANA… from top to bottom, from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park this is Big Sky country!

Enjoy the view!  Larry

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Larry Stanley - Photographer

My photography is represented in the following publications and websites



Yellowstone Country Wedding Photographers

Thoughts about my work

  • Technical skills are learned in a relatively short period of time. Creative and intuitive skills are a gift and often take years to accumulate and require conscious practice. I have over 25 years of professional experience, photography and seeing is a way of life. I am constantly in search of “beauty… as it occurs naturally”.
  • I have photographed life since I was a young boy. I attended UMKC in Kansas City, Missouri and the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena, California. I have mentored and trained many fine photographers in Montana, namely my daughter Jennie Lynn Stanley, my good friends Lauren Brown, Lynn Donaldson, Cali Frankovich, Amelia Anne and Carlie Breen.
Contact Larry

Commercial Photography and Images of Tibet

Potala Palace - Lhasa, Tibet © Larry Stanley

Potala Palace – Lhasa, Tibet ©1999 Larry Stanley

In 1999 I traveled to the far off land of Tibet. My visit there and the subsequent period of study of Buddhist thought has impacted my view of life as it spontaneously arises around us. Life is full of naturally occurring beauty.

To get a broader view of my work, including images of Tibet, please visit my editorial and commercial photography website: