Jesse La Plante
I think most wedding photography is kind of uninspiring, so my brain is constantly churning to figure out how to do things a bit differently.
Skiing is my favorite pastime. We have two seasons here at J. La Plante Photo: wedding season and ski season.
If pressed, I could probably eat around 47 tacos.
I love to travel. I've been to all 50 United States and 16 foreign countries. So far...
My wife, Moira, and I have been together for over 10 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 the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado.
I've been shooting weddings professionally since 2008. I've photographed around 150 weddings as the main photographer.
Great question. The easy answer is to say I'm a photojournalistic wedding photographer. Shooting weddings is very similar to shooting events for newspapers, and much of the technique I developed as a professional photojournalist has carried over to my wedding photography style. I'm also big on doing a handful of editorial-style portraits at every wedding to make for a more balanced shoot. But style is more specific than that. Vibrant lighting, rich color, dramatic angles, genuine emotion and beautiful backdrops all contribute to my style. And putting all of those ingredients together in a unique way that hasn’t been done before is my ultimate goal.
My most popular wedding package is $4,999 and includes a full day of coverage (generally 8-10 hours, but I don't limit time), two photographers, a password-protected online gallery, high-res images and the rights to print.
No physical studio as of yet, but I have dozens of convenient meeting places all around the metro Denver area. Skype works too.
I have a Bachelor's degree in journalism (concentration in photojournalism) from Central Michigan University.
I'm a long-standing member of the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) and ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers).
I took Two Mann Studios' Metanoia Workshop last spring in Kaua'i, which was a wonderful experience. My wife and I recently started teaching our own wedding photography workshops as well. The first one was last month in the beautiful town of Breckenridge, CO and we're currently planning more workshops for 2019.
I frequently spill sh*t on my pants.
3 Real Recommendations
Not only do their pictures and talent blow everyone else out of the water, but they are genuinely awesome people who make taking pictures relaxing and entertaining at the same time. My family and friends cannot get enough of them and their pictures, nor can we obviously! They are so unique Read More and captured us and our loved ones so perfectly.
I mean it when I say they are the absolute best, hands down, nothing even comes close. The insane shots and memories you will get from them are something you will cherish forever.
Wedding pictures are a big deal, and having the right photographers can make or break your day. Our wedding would not have been the same without Jesse and Moira, and I could never thank them enough for being who they are as individuals and as a team, and for utilizing their extreme and unique talent to give us the most epic pictures.
If you are lucky enough to book them, rest assured you are in fantastic hands and your wedding events will be one for the books!
Fast forward a few months, Moira called to chat about the wedding day timeline and our expectations for the day. She had a timeline of her own and I had nothing in particular planned except the ceremony at 4:30. I can't even verbalize how grateful I was that she had a timeline. It was the standard for the entire wedding day. My homework after the call was to get a list of all of the family photos that I wanted with a list of names for each family member. I have a blended family, so that's a lot of people. Come wedding day, Moira and Jesse were so patient with our gigantic family and getting everyone together and organized efficiently.
The day before the wedding, we ran into them while they were scouting and chatted about a few ideas so they had a good rundown of plans for the wedding day. On the day of the wedding, Moira and Jesse were involved right from the beginning, with hair and makeup at 10 freaking AM. As the day went on, I got more anxious (due to the stupid small things like when do I get the microphone from the DJ and blah blah stuff) and Jesse and Moira powered on, even through my anxiety. They got some amazing shots of the ceremony, followed by the extensive family shots and then the reception began. They hung around the dance floor and got great shots of everyone dancing and having a great time. It has been amazing looking at them and being able to feel like I was able to experience everything that the people in the photos are experiencing even though I was off doing something else. At the end of the night, we took some couple shots in a few other places and then said goodbye.
We got our full wedding suite of 800+ photos 4 weeks after our wedding. I am in love with all of the photos. They were able to capture our day so accurately and beautifully. We aren't the most photogenic people and are defintely the type who look awkward posing. Jesse and Moira were able to get us to look natural and coherent. I hope to be able to work with them in the future, maybe at a 10 year anniversary party.
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