Welcome to my little corner of the world!

My name is Holly Stanley. Please feel free to ask a question, or send a comment my way - you can reach me at photobyholly.2010@gmail.com.

Photography is not my full time job, I have been working for local government since 1997. I recently discovered how much I love picking up a camera, and freezing moments in time. It all started when I decided to take my camera to Fenner Nature Center on a beautiful summer day in 2010. As soon as I saw the photos on my computer, I decided that I wanted to learn more about photography.

I have lived my entire life in the Mid-Michigan area, and Michigan will most likely always be my home. We are so lucky to live in such a gorgeous state, surrounded by the Great Lakes, and home to the most beautiful place in America - Sleeping Bear Dunes (winner of Good Morning America's contest in 2011).

I have been married since 1999 to my husband, Steve, and together we have two sons (born in 2003 and 2008), and one cat. I enjoy watching movies, following certain TV series (my favorite shows right now are "The Walking Dead" and "Modern Family"), I need coffee as much as I need oxygen, and I LOVE cheesecake.

Right now, I enjoy shooting just about any type of subject, and some of my best shots were completely unplanned! I am a relatively quiet and sensitive person by nature, so a lot of my images will reflect a feeling of solitude or peace.

I hope you enjoy your visit here!