All posts tagged J. La Plante Photo

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

We’ve photographed weddings for nearly nine years, and during that time we’ve collected hundreds upon hundreds of candid shots of ourselves working. Whether taken by me or Moira or by an assistant or an aspiring photographer who came along to “shadow” us, these photos always seem to offer a unique perspective into the creative process. Continue reading →

Golden Gate Canyon Engagement

Golden Gate Canyon Engagement

It was a February miracle! Sylvia and Brandon told us back in January that they really wanted snow for their Golden Gate Canyon engagement session. This being Colorado, I figured there was little hope for that, particularly when the temp was in the 70s earlier that week. Nonetheless, the snow gods saw it fit to bless us on Friday night with some flurries, so we trekked around the snow-covered park on Saturday with their dogs, Jericho and Raphael. Continue reading →

Mixed Martial Arts Engagement

Mixed Martial Arts Engagement

Kirsten and Mike’s engagement session was a wonderfully collaborative experience. As owners of and coaches at MMA gym The Training Camp, it was a no-brainer to highlight that aspect of their life during their engagement shoot. But we also had an idea that had been simmering for a while and suspected that they were the perfect couple to try it with. The result? A mixed martial arts engagement session followed by some fun with champagne bottles! Continue reading →

Anatomy of a Photograph: Fire Extinguishers

Anatomy of a Photograph: Fire Extinguishers

In each installment of our educational blog series, Anatomy of a Photograph, we’ll break down one of our trickiest wedding photos. From conception to composition, equipment to camera settings; subject to lighting, you’ll find out exactly what went into creating the image.
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Should We Do A First Look?

Should We Do A First Look?

Throughout the wedding planning process, there are a ton of decisions that need to be made. Should we get married in the mountains or the city? Do we hire a DJ or a band? What should we serve for dinner? Which song will we play for our first dance? But one question you may not have considered yet is “should we do a first look?” Continue reading →

Should I Negotiate With My Wedding Photographer?

Should I Negotiate With My Wedding Photographer?

Weddings are expensive. And when planning a wedding, it’s only natural to want to save money where you can. But should you negotiate with your wedding photographer?

The short answer? It depends on the photographer.

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How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 10): Dance Party

How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 10): Dance Party

In this blog series, How to Shoot a Wedding, we’ll be exploring, one by one, all of the “must haves” that need to be captured throughout the wedding day to create a well-rounded shoot. We’ll discuss the reasons each is important, examine some common challenges wedding photographers face in these situations (and how to overcome them), and provide a few insider tips for how to shoot like a professional. So grab your camera bag and let’s dive in…

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How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 9): Reception

How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 9): Reception

In this blog series, How to Shoot a Wedding, we’ll be exploring, one by one, all of the “must haves” that need to be captured throughout the wedding day to create a well-rounded shoot. We’ll discuss the reasons each is important, examine some common challenges wedding photographers face in these situations (and how to overcome them), and provide a few insider tips for how to shoot like a professional. So grab your camera bag and let’s dive in…

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Best of 2016

Best of 2016

Another year and another great wedding season in the books! You know what that means. It’s time again to take a look back at the year in weddings (and engagements) with another installment of our annual year-end wrap up. With all of our great couples and venues, we found it extremely difficult to whittle this down to a manageable number of photos. That said, here they are: our favorite photos of 2016! Continue reading →