Jesse La Plante

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~ I've been shooting weddings for 15 years. Before that, I was a professional photojournalist. 
~ If pressed, I could probably eat around 47 tacos. 
~ Skiing is my favorite pastime. We have two seasons here at J. La Plante Photo: wedding season and ski season. 
~ One of my greatest joys in life is cracking a beer after a long wedding day. 
~ I love to travel. I've been to all 50 United States and 18 foreign countries. So far... 
~ My wife, Moira, and I have been together for 16 years and not a day goes by that I don't wonder just what in the hell she sees in me.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Just a few miles east of Boulder, Colorado.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

A little over 250 weddings over the past 16 years.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

We’re not big on taking standard, posey photos. We specialize in nontraditional wedding photography and everything you see on our website is real. Real weddings. Real couples. Real emotion. Our goal isn’t to simply take pretty pictures, but to create works of art that are unique to you and worthy of hanging above your mantlepiece. We limit our calendar to 20 weddings per year so we can pour every ounce of our blood, sweat and tears into each wedding.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Our most popular wedding package is $7,200 and includes a full day of coverage (typically 10-12 hours, but we don't limit time), two photographers, a password-protected online gallery, high-res images with the rights to print, and a photo album.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

We typically like to get things started with a phone call or Zoom call. After that, breweries are our favorite meeting spots.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I have a bachelor's degree in journalism (concentration in photojournalism) from Central Michigan University. 
 
I'm ranked as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world by the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) and top 50 by the ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers).  
 
My wife, Moira, and I teach workshops, both online and in person.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

One of my first jobs after college was for Paramount Pictures. I was fired after one day.

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24 Recommendations

Jesse and Moira are more than just photographers, they are artists. Their unique style captures every couple for who they (and their family/friends) truly are, while also capturing all the emotions of the day. We started off planning a large wedding and ended up eloping and they were with us every step of the way- literally (we hiked to our elopement). We were lucky enough to get to know Jesse and Moira beyond just our wedding day and their perspective on how they curate and evolve their style, in addition to their senses of humor, only add to the wonderful experience they curate. They are, Read More hands down, the best.
LAURA + CONNOR
Wow! Where to begin? J La Plante (Jesse and Moira) are absolutely fantastic, as photographers and individuals! From the moment we saw their work, we knew we wanted to partner with them to capture our unique, non-traditional fantasy-inspired wedding. From the first consult to the day-of, they were truly spectacular. One of our hopes was to have photos that captured the magic and drama as though we were in a high-scale fantasy television show. AND THEY DELIVERED. The reasons to work with Jesse and Moira are endless - professional, speedy, organized, enthusiastic, collaborative, good-humored, and Read More extremely talented. They captured the emotions and festivities of the day beautifully. Jesse and Moira kept us moving on schedule, wrangled the troops, provided essential impromptu pep talks, and achieved the most stunning wedding photos we (and many of our guests) have ever seen. We will be forever grateful to Jesse and Moira. 100% recommend working with J La Plante!
NARCISSA + MCARTHUR
There just aren’t enough words to possibly describe how phenomenal it was to work with Moira & Jesse La Plante. Besides being absolute masters of their craft, they are also wonderful individuals. They had us smiling & laughing throughout our special day. They have a magical way of finding the perfect angle, lighting, and background. They captured the most special moments of our wedding, both candidly & in portraits. We were blown away by the vibrancy & quality of our gallery, not to mention the attention to detail when it came to our wedding album consultation. They left no page unturned and Read More made sure it was something we will cherish for a lifetime. I simply cannot recommend them enough to anyone who wants true professionals that go out of their way to create a customized photography experience.
SHELLEY + JONATHAN
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