Hoosier Ridge engagement

Hoosier Ridge Engagement

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Emily and Luther moved to Colorado for the hiking. On my very first phone call with them, I think we spent more time talking about our favorite (or top five, because it’s hard to pick just one) hiking spots than talking about their wedding. Naturally, when it came time to plan their Alt Session, an…
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bride and groom under the stars during Brainard Lake elopement

Brainard Lake Elopement

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No matter how big or small your wedding is, I can promise that at some point, you’re going to worry about the weather. Will it be too hot? Will it rain? Maybe your dream is for your ceremony to take place in a veritable snow globe. For Jackie and JJ’s Brainard Lake elopement, we checked…
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wedding photo inspiration cool photo of bridesmaids

How to Pick Your Wedding Party

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When it comes to picking your wedding party, there are a lot of things to consider. Who are the most important people in your life? Do you want to include all of your siblings? What about college friends? Or childhood friends? These are difficult decisions to make because you want your wedding day to be…
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estes park colorado wedding videographer working at Stanley Hotel wedding

Should We Hire a Videographer for Our Wedding?

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So, you’re planning your wedding and you’re wondering “should we hire a videographer or just a photographer to capture our big day?” To give you a frame of reference, we’ve photographed around 200 weddings over the years and I’d estimate that approximately 30-40 of those couples had a videographer. You certainly don’t need a videographer,…
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silhouettes of bride and groom on balcony at Black Canyon Inn

How Long Does it Take to Get My Wedding Photos Back?

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If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re either in the process of planning a wedding or you’ve already had your wedding and you’re super excited to see the photos. Either way, you’re likely wondering how long it takes to get your wedding photos back. The short answer? It depends on the photographer. There are countless…
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bride and groom to be posing under the stars

Grand Canyon Engagement

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Last week, we had the pleasure of traveling down to northern Arizona for Sammie and Kevin’s incredibly fun Grand Canyon engagement session. We’ve been to the Grand Canyon a couple times before, but never for a shoot, so we were stoked when the newlyweds-to-be suggested it as a location. We arrived two days early and…
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nighttime wedding photos of bride and groom in Estes Park Colorado

How to Get Amazing Nighttime Wedding Photos

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A few months back, we wrote a pair of posts on what you, the newlyweds-to-be, can do to ensure you get epic sunset wedding photos and blue hour wedding photos. Today, we’d like to discuss our favorite time to shoot: nighttime. Read on to find out how to get amazing nighttime wedding photos! WHY NIGHTTIME…
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wedding vendors to book first | black canyon inn wedding | J. La Plante Photo

Which Wedding Vendors Should We Book First?

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There are a seemingly endless number of different types of vendors to choose from for your wedding these days. From planners to caterers, photographers to videographers, DJs to lighting designers, and approximately 1,000 others, the entire wedding planning process can feel overwhelming. So, which are the most important wedding vendors to book first? There are…
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bride and groom standing on balcony of bishop castle engagement

Bishop Castle Engagement

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Five days after we made it home from our New Year’s Day wedding in Houston, we were back on the road once again. This time, our destination was southern Colorado for Emily and Tyler’s super fun (and super cold) Bishop Castle engagement. Billed as the world’s “largest one-man project,” the castle sits on two and…
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cool nighttime wedding photo of bride and groom at houston wedding

Houston Wedding

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It’s been a long time since we’ve taken a road trip, so it was a breath of fresh air to kick off 2021 with a drive down to Texas for McKenzie and Jake’s Houston wedding on New Year’s Day. Torrential downpours made the last 200 miles of the drive a bit treacherous, but we still…
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