Jesse La Plante

Jesse  La Plante

I’ve worked as a professional photographer for more than a decade. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in photojournalism and started out in the newspaper industry. During that time, I shot everything from criminal court trials to Detroit Pistons games (I’m originally from Michigan); structure fires to beauty pageants; congressional debates to high school football games on Friday nights. Every day was a new challenge; every assignment a new learning opportunity. My time as a photojournalist taught me to be resourceful and to think on my feet, which has proven invaluable for wedding photography.

In the summer of 2008, I started shooting weddings on the side and absolutely loved it. I was able to visit new places, meet new people, and was granted a very important and personal role in what was the arguably the most joyful day of their lives. Plus, I started getting a ton of compliments on my work and how it was different from typical wedding photography. People would tell me that they could spot one of my photos from a mile away without having to be told who the photographer was - that I was beginning to cultivate a very specific style. So when my wife, Moira and I moved to Colorado that fall, I decided to make wedding photography my full-time career; we started J. La Plante Photo and never looked back.

When I’m not behind the lens, you can probably find me on the slopes. Skiing is one of the main reasons I moved west. I’m also obsessed with the music scene out here. Red Rocks is by far the coolest venue I’ve ever been to. I’m a craft beer nerd, a movie buff, an amateur screenwriter and an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction alike. And I love to travel. I’ve been to 15 foreign countries and 49 United States (Alaska is my white whale.) I drove all over the American West before deciding to settle in Colorado, where I immediately fell in love with the state’s blend of urban and outdoor lifestyles. The proximity of Denver to the mountains felt too good to be true and now, seven years later, it still feels that way. I can’t imagine a more perfect setting for a photographer.

Jesse La Plante
J. La Plante Photo
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Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Jesse La Plante. Click an image to view a larger version.

  • Holly and Jen

    Holly and Jen

    Married 3 years ago
    These photos are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for capturing the magic of our special day. You guys are the best!
  • Raina and Eric

    Raina and Eric

    Married 3 years ago
    Love love love them!!!!!!!!! They made me cry, but in a good way! Thank you for letting us see some photos in less than 24 hours, that is amazingly fast.
  • Lindsey and Jake

    Lindsey and Jake

    Married 1 year ago
    Just had a few moments to scroll through the photos on the blog. We were on a Disney bus headed to Animal Kingdom and we both started crying because they were so beautiful. Now we look like fools on the bus haha. We are so excited to see the rest. Words cannot express how appreciative we are of you and Moira. You are both true artists and Jake and I think the world of both of you. Thank you so much.
  • Shantel and Matt

    Shantel and Matt

    Married 1 year ago
    We are OVER THE MOON happy with the photos. Looking over the pictures today definitely helped with the post-vacation blues. I am going to cherish these photos, and the memories they captured forever. You are just so talented. I am writing a STRONG review for you once we get unpacked.
  • Sarah and Kevin

    Sarah and Kevin

    Married 1 year ago
    I am not sure where to begin, but here goes.... I am so thankful that you two were our photographers for our wedding. When we got engaged in January we thought there was no way you two would be available. Our wishes were answered and then some. The pictures look amazing and I am in constant awe of your talent. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there for us and for doing such amazing work. I'm not sure what else to say, but that's probably a good thing since I think I talk too much anyway. Much love and gratitude.
  • Lorena and Drew

    Lorena and Drew

    Married 2 years ago
    We LOVE them so far! Can’t wait to see the rest! Everyone thought you two were so nice, and so did we. Thank you both for all your work!
  • Seanee and Jeremy

    Seanee and Jeremy

    Married 2 years ago
    Wow, amazing, phenomenal, wonderful, stunning, and beautiful are all words that come to my mind when I look at our pictures. You are beyond talented - holy cow! Over and over we have heard, 'wow, your photographer is amazing!' And I must say, we agree times 100. Working with you and Moira definitely was a breath of fresh air and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Thank you again very much for everything, from your kindness to your incomparable work!
  • Mallory and Paul

    Mallory and Paul

    Married 2 years ago
    Guys we are constantly looking back at our photos and still cannot believe how amazing they came out. We constantly talk about how perfect our pictures came out and how lucky we were to have had you guys as our photographers for our wedding. Thank you again and again.
  • Theresa and Bob

    Theresa and Bob

    Married 1 year ago
    I know I keep saying this, but Bob and I truly cannot express how happy we are with the work you did! I have always loved your photography, but I love these the most, which is rare since I typically hate pictures of myself. But now I can't stop looking at them! We have gotten so many compliments!
  • Maricarmen and Landon

    Maricarmen and Landon

    Married 2 years ago
    Thanks so much!! Those are awesome!! Can't wait to see the rest!! We had so much fun with you guys and can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so fun and relaxed!! We love you guys!

Wedding Photography Packages

Our wedding photo packages always include…

~ Two photographers (Jesse and Moira)
~ A pre-wedding timeline consultation
~ Travel to your venue
~ Full-resolution images with the rights to print
~ A password-protected online gallery
~ A photo album

Packages start at $2700 for just the essentials and range all the way up to $7100 for all the bells and whistles. They vary mainly by hours of coverage, photo album style, engagement photo session and print credit.

Contact us for a detailed package list. We’d love to hear from you!

Also, be sure to ask about our metal gallery prints, a very cool new way to print your wedding photos!