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 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 all 50 United States. 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, eight years later, it still feels that way. I can’t imagine a more perfect setting for a wedding photographer.

9 Award Winning Photos

The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Jesse La Plante. The following awards have been earned by Jesse La Plante from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

8 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Jesse La Plante.

Shantel and Matt

Married: 2 years ago

Shantel and Matt

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

Married: 2 years ago

Sarah and Kevin

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.

Married: 2 years ago

Mallory & Paul

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.

Married: 2 years ago

Theresa & Bob

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!

Married: 1 year ago

Katy & Adam

Dear Jesse + Moira. Thank you so much for the wonderful photos and for being a part of our wedding. Your work is beautiful and we loved working with you both. You guys are so professional in your work and kind and we are eternally grateful. Best of luck with the rest of your wedding season! Love, Katy + Adam.

Married: 11 months ago

Jessica & Robb

Thank you both so much for helping capture this special day for us. It has been such a pleasure working with you both! The engagement pictures you did were amazing and we know our wedding photos will turn out fantastic as well!

Married: 1 year ago

Sydney & Ben

Thank you for your kindness and beautiful photos!! We feel so fortunate to have you two capture Ben and Sydney’s wedding! (from the Mother of the Groom)

Married: 1 year ago

Tai and Stephen

We finally had a chance to look through them all this weekend and they are fantastic! We're really happy with how they turned out! We love how you captured the natural beauty of the setting and created so many artistic shots that are different than standard wedding photos.

Wedding Photography Packages

Every wedding is unique. That’s why we tailor our photography packages to fit each individual wedding. We’ve got everything from day-of coverage to multi-day coverage and a flexible portrait session that can be used for engagement photos, “trash the dress,” rehearsal dinner coverage, or anything else you can think up.

And for the finishing touch, we have variety of custom album styles to choose from. Oh, and don’t forget about our gallery-style metal prints for that empty space over your fire place!

Interested in learning more? Let’s jump on a quick phone call. Or better yet, meet up for coffee or drinks. We’ll talk about what’s important to you and build a custom photo package that perfectly matches your wedding day.

Getting married outside of Colorado and the lower 48? Be sure to ask about our special destination wedding photography package!


When you book J. La Plante, you always get:

~Two wedding photographers (Jesse and Moira)
~A pre-wedding timeline consultation
~Full-resolution images
~A printing release
~A password-protected online gallery