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 15 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 200 weddings over the past 15 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 $5,800 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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Choosing Jesse and Moira as our photographers was the best choice that we could've made. We knew that photos were going to be one of the most important things to take away from the wedding and we spent weeks looking at photographers only to be hit with the same issues. Most photographers either lacked quality, or were highly expensive with huge restrictions on photos or both. Not only did Jesse and Moira exceed our expectations, they helped ease a lot of stress and made the entire experience fun. The photos for our wedding came out better than we could have imagined and really showcased our Read More unique and weird styles.
I cannot & I mean cannot express how much we absolutely loved working with Moira and Jesse! They are so talented & make such an amazing team. We first met them at my sisters wedding in DC & I knew from there I had to have them for my wedding in Montana. Their planning, attention to detial & down to earth attitude isnt something that is easy to find. They definitely deserve an award for putting up with our wild & crazy group. We will never be able to thank them enough. I truly hope our paths cross again someday. Hey, maybe someday you guys can join us for some "slap the cooler" drinks! Haha. Read More Thanks again for everything Moira & Jesse!!
Stop looking for a wedding photographer. Just stop. I can tell you that you won’t regret hiring Moira and Jesse with J. La Plante. Not only are they talented photographers, they are wonderful people. Moira made me feel so at ease while she was photographing us in the bridal cabin and my husband said how much he enjoyed spending time with Jesse while getting ready with the boys. Throughout the night they were nothing but helpful and courteous. Upon receiving our final album we were blown away by the quality and shots taken. They were easy to correspond with and often checked in on us after Read More hearing we postponed just to check on our mental health and well-being. Like I said they are just wonderful people who you will enjoy having at your special day! Two thumbs up and five stars all around.

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