Jesse La Plante
~ 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 14 years and not a day goes by that I don't wonder just what in the hell she sees in me.
I'm just a few miles east of Boulder, Colorado.
I've been shooting weddings professionally since 2008. I've photographed over 200 weddings as the main photographer.
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.
Our most popular wedding package is $5,500 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.
No physical studio as of yet, but I have dozens of convenient meeting places all around the metro Denver area. Zoom works too.
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).
I took Two Mann Studios' Metanoia Workshop in 2018 in Kaua'i, which was a wonderful experience. My wife, Moira, and I also teach our own workshops, both online and in person.
I read 103 books in 2020 (thanks, COVID.)