Plebe Summer


38 years . . . trusted

VISION: understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Plebe summer

MISSION: to support the parents of the Midshipmen

VALUES: quality, dedication, service




Thornton Studios is independent of the Naval Academy.

Privacy issues prohibits use of recognizable midshipmen our public website pages.

Contact Info

Address2802 Autumn Chase Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
United States
Mobile phone443-699-3000
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Larry Thornton has been a photographer ever since his godmother gave him a brownie camera in 1955. His personal ties with the Academy (his father attended Plebe Summer in 1935) reveal his passion and deication to the parents of the midshipmen. 

. . 38 years

I recently received an email from a previous customer that will reflect on the quality and service I have provided over the years:


On half of my wife and I, as well as both Lauren (2012) and Nick (2018), I would like to thank you and your team for the exceptional service and quality of your photos over the last ten years.  Our USNA journey began in the summer of 2008 with our daughter Lauren, and you were there every step of the way taking all those great pictures in the summer. It was fun to play the "Find Waldo" game ecgh and every day just to get an idea of what they were doing.  And your portraits are 2nd to none. We have both coffee table books displayed and routinely get positive comments on them and their layout.

Now Nick was out last one so our journey as parents of a Mid now come to an end.

Thank you again and we wish you continued success in your business and all you do.


The Taglialavores

Lauren (SWO) Class of 2012

Nick (Submarine( Class of 2018