Sonnenalp Wedding | Vail wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

Do Wedding Photographers Photoshop Wedding Photos?

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“Can’t you just Photoshop it?” We get this question at least once per wedding. Maybe it’s an overcast day. Or there are construction cranes in the skyline. Or the ring bearer’s face is red and puffy from crying. One time, a bold groomsman asked if I could “copy and paste” him into the photos later…
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Mile High Station wedding | Denver wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

How Many Wedding Photos Do We Get?

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I recently read a comment from a bride-to-be on a wedding planning website that caught my attention. The topic of the thread was something along the lines of, “How many wedding photos do I get from my photographer after the wedding?” The bride in question said that she would expect “no fewer than 2,000” photos…
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Planet Bluegrass Wedding | Lyons wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

Should We Get the Copyright for Our Wedding Photos?

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In this article, we’ll be discussing the difference between wedding photo copyright and printing release and talk about which you should expect to receive from your wedding photographer. Let’s dive in. What is a copyright? While the term literally means “the right to copy,” the practical definition is significantly more far-reaching. As an artist –…
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Seattle destination wedding | Destination wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

6 Reasons to Have an Unplugged Wedding

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With the technological advances of the past decade, the means to photograph digitally have been made available to everyone, and at a reasonable price. Be it a consumer-grade SLR, a compact point and shoot, or an iPhone or iPad, we can all snap pictures whenever a photo-op presents itself. And that’s a great thing! For…
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Denver wedding photographers | Boulder wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

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A TON of decisions need to be made during the wedding planning process and choosing your photographer is definitely one of the most important. So what are the most essential questions to ask during this process? Without further ado, here are the most important 10 questions to ask when hiring a wedding photographer: 1) How…
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Sonnenalp Wedding | Vail wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

How to be Comfortable in Front of the Camera

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Some people are natural extroverts who love the limelight. The vast majority of us, however, can be a little self-consciousness in front of the camera. So what can you, the newlyweds-to-be, do to help calm the nerves before your wedding and be comfortable in front of the camera? Lots of things! Practice. It makes perfect,…
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Beaver Creek wedding | Beaver Creek wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

Should I Book a Photographer Who is Familiar with my Venue?

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If you’re planning a wedding, you might be asking yourself “should I book a photographer who is familiar with my venue?” It only makes sense that you’re looking for someone who understands the ins and outs of the location you’re getting married. Someone who knows exactly where all the best shots will be. Someone who’s…
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Aspen Meadows Resort wedding | Aspen wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

Is Wedding Photography Really an Investment?

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Planning your wedding and thinking to yourself “Is wedding photography really an investment?” The short answer? No. The long answer? Read on… There’s a trend in the wedding industry that’s bothered me for years and that’s the tendency of wedding photographers to refer to the cost of wedding photo packages as an “investment.” It’s not…
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Cheyenne Mountain Resort Hindu wedding | Colorado Springs wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Photographer

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Wedding photographers are a resourceful bunch. They’re problem solvers. If the bride is nervous on her wedding day, they put her at ease and make sure she’ll be comfortable in front of the camera. If four of the five groomsmen are inexplicably missing during the bridal party shoot, they rearrange the timeline to make sure…
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Rocky Mountain National Park wedding | Estes Park wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

5 Things to Look for in Your Wedding Photography Contract

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So you’ve found your perfect wedding photographer and want to hire him or her for your big day.  Inevitably, the next step will be to sign a wedding photography contract.  For many of us, this can be a little intimidating; we can’t all be lawyers!  But you do need to inform yourself before putting pen…
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Chief Hosa Lodge wedding | Colorado wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

5 Unique First Dance Song Ideas

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So you’re planning your wedding and you’re looking for a cool song for your first dance that hasn’t been played to death. Of course, there are a ton of great classics to choose from, but there’s also a plethora of more under-the-radar tunes that aren’t as mainstream. I’m going to skip any further preamble and…
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