Moira La Plante

Denver, CO
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Moira La Plante

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Events are in my blood. I grew up in a family-owned catering business and planned events at Georgetown University before I ever picked up a camera. 
 
I love a good challenge and use that motivation to find interesting places and activities for Alt Sessions. If we come up with a photo idea for a wedding, I will do whatever it takes to figure out how to make it happen. Someone telling me, "It can't be done," fuels my drive. 
 
My husband, Jesse, and I met on spring break in the Bahamas. He offered to buy me a drink. It was an all-inclusive resort. He's since taught me everything I know about photography. 
 
If I see a dog, I consider it a good day.
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9 Real Recommendations

How do I ever capture in words what an incredible job Jesse and Moira did with our wedding photos!!! They were so easy to work with, from beginning to end. We immediately clicked and my husband and I felt like we had partners who we could trust to capture our wedding day in the best manner. The day of, it felt like we had known them for years, which made it so easy to be authentic and genuine. Their artistry and vision just blows my mind. We did not want our wedding photos to be boring or posed; we wanted something unique, and we wanted to focus on the relationships and emotions of the Read More day. Jesse and Moira were the PERFECT people to do that, and we are thrilled with the results. In looking through the final portfolio, we can relive our day because they captured it so perfectly. The outdoor shots are just pristine and amazing! Plus, now we'll use them for all future photography needs. :)
- TIA + JASON - December 6, 2019
Where do I even begin to sing the praises of these two incredible, genuinely fabulous and insanely talented artists??? I guess starting with the fact that I have been a professional wedding photographer for the last 16 years might add some weight to what I'm about to say, as I understand both photography and wedding days in a way that 99% of their clients do not. I really do KNOW how hard it is to photograph a wedding. I know how stressful it can be. I know how impossible it is to please everyone. So, add to all of that that the pressure of photographing for another professional wedding Read More photographer in a room literally chalk full of wedding professionals turned guests, and you have a situation on your hands that is not for the faint of heart!

I met Moira at a wedding professional networking event and was immediately drawn to her. I could tell right away that she was intelligent and genuinely interested in making a real connection with me. When I met Jesse a short time later, it was the same thing. We clicked immediately as well. When I found out they were leading an upcoming photography workshop, I decided to go as a way to reignite some creativity in my own work. Over the course of the class, I sat there listening to them talk about their philosophies on life and work, it hit me like a ton of bricks. These were the two I wanted to photograph MY wedding. It was a decision I has been struggling with for months. I mean, seriously. How the hell does a wedding photographer with the perfectionist tendencies that I am constantly recovering from, such as myself, choose a photographer out of the MANY photographers I know and love anyway???

Of course, they had to say yes to me/us first. Which thankfully they did! We even picked our date around their availability! (Really, it’s true.) And from the get go as their clients, they made us feel so special and important. They had the most amazing ideas for our engagement/alt session and ultimately we landed on going all the way to Utah to the Salt Flats. It was such an unexpected adventure and incredible bonding opportunity for us all. And the photos they took of us are truly EPIC. I mean, really. They went above and beyond anything I would have expected...

The wedding day itself was a gorgeous whirlwind and I cant imagine two more lovely or calming forces than we had in both Jesse and Moira. They were everywhere and nowhere all at once. They captured the intense emotion from start to finish in a way that is truly beyond belief. They captured the SPIRIT of our wedding day with grace and a flow that is seriously next level. These are not just photos. They are works of art. The story they tell will be one that my husband and I, and our families, and generations to come will be able to relive with such texture and depth, it brings me to tears. Again.

Jesse and Moira, from the bottom of our hearts and from the depths of our souls, THANK YOU. Thank you for working so hard for us. Thank you for being who you are as humans and as artists and as professionals. Thank you for pouring yourselves 1000% into our day and giving us back this incredible moment in time in a way that we will be able to hold onto forever. We are infinitely grateful to you both and you are officially stuck with us as your friends, literally, forever. We LOVE YOU GUYS!
- FRANCES + BRYCE - October 19, 2019
YOU NEED TO CALL JESSE AND MOIRA RIGHT NOW. I can’t say enough about how awesome Jesse and Moira are. Right out the gate they were so easy to talk to, so knowledgeable and reassuring, and relatable. Not only that, their pictures are INCREDIBLE. As my one friend put it, “They truly captured the atmosphere,” and I think that’s a perfect way to put it. All of our family and friends have been raving about our wedding pictures. Also at least 20–30 people said some version of this, “There were only 2 of them, but somehow they were always there every time I turned around, capturing exactly the thing Read More that was happening." I also learned after my wedding day how much behind the scenes know-how Moira was conveying to other people involved.
A few other things that were really helpful: 1. We gave them specific notes about certain people/aspects of the day that we’d like them to capture, and they got that perfectly, 2. We live in Colorado but got married on the East coast and Jesse & Moira were totally game to travel! 3. Our wedding was a full weekend at a summer camp, which included lots of other activities besides the wedding itself and they totally nailed it. 4. The number of pictures you get back in the digital album is huge, we have so many to choose from all the time. We had so much fun working with Jesse and Moira, we’d love to do it again!
- LAUREN + QUENTIN - August 31, 2019
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