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Jesse La Plante

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~ I've been shooting weddings for 16 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 20 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 15 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.

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.


20 Fearless Awards


28 Recommendations

I came across a photo on Instagram about a year before our wedding and I was amazed with the artistic beauty that Jesse and Moira produce. I immediately knew we had to hire them as our photographers. Our photos are breathtaking and capture how we felt the day of our wedding. Many of our guests have said they want to get married again and hire Jesse and Moira. We give our highest recommendation to J. La Plante! You will be amazed with your pictures!
I cannot express how highly I recommend J.La Plante Photo! There is NO one I would trust more then this dynamite husband and wife team team! The way Jesse and Moira were able to perfectly and beautifully capture our wedding day, is something I will cherish forever! Obviously their work is beyond incredible. There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how much I love the photos they took.

Now let’s talk about how Jesse and Moira truly helped make the wedding day such a dream. They were incredible at keeping us all on track and getting every single photo I requested. They also Read More went out of their way to check in on us (bride and groom) throughout the day. I truly felt like Moira was like my wedding day mom with a camera! If I could relive my wedding day again, I would just so I could hire them again !!!
Absolutely the best team I could imagine working with for my wedding. I decided to plan my own wedding and was quickly overwhelmed. But Moria and Jesse helped me with timelines and made my day amazing. The images I got are so unique, perfect match to our personalities. There are so many great images I cannot decide which ones to print!

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