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20 Wedding Photos That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

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Times are tough for everyone right now, and for us Colorado wedding photographers, this is around the time of year wedding season would be kicking into high gear. Without new couples and new moments to capture, I’ve found myself going back through the archives of our past wedding photos and stopping on the images that…
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Outdoor Mountain Wedding Ceremony | TenMile Station Wedding | Breckenridge Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

How to Choose Your Wedding Venue

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There are so many kick-ass wedding venues in Colorado, it’s hard to keep track of them all. And that’s coming from someone who works in the wedding industry. Wedding venues are kind of like breweries in Denver and the Rocky Mountains. They keep popping all over the place. In this article, we’ll discuss how to…
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Outdoor Mountain Wedding Ceremony | Black Canyon Inn Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Should We Have a Small Wedding?

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A couple weeks ago, we wrote a post with some tips on how to handle postponing your wedding due to Coronavirus. But what if you don’t want to wait another year to get married? Another option is to whittle your guest count way down and simply have a small, intimate wedding. Depending on how things…
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Unique Wedding Photos | Della Terra Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

How to Plan for Weather on Your Wedding Day

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Colorado is an awesome place for so many reasons, I can’t even count them. Not the least of which is the fact that, at high elevations, you can experience all four seasons during any given month. And while Colorado’s fickle weather certainly keeps things interesting, it also adds an extra dimension to your wedding planning…
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Mountain Wedding Photos | Pine Creek Cookhouse Wedding | Aspen Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

5 Tips for Planning a Colorado Destination Wedding

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More and more couples are choosing to have a Colorado destination wedding these days, and for good reason! The majestic rocky mountain region that comprises the western half of the state is a sight to behold and there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring mountain wedding venues to choose from. At the same time, Denver is a…
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Wedding Photo Inspiration | Pine Creek Cookhouse Wedding | Aspen Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

5 Tips for Planning a Mountain Wedding

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Planning a mountain wedding in Colorado and wondering where to begin? You’ve come to the right place! There are so many beautiful and awe-inspiring wedding venues in Colorado, it’s no easy task for engaged couples to begin narrowing down the search. The first thing we recommend is to decide whether you want to get married…
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Bride and Groom with Dog | Buena Vista Wedding | Colorado Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

How to Include Your Pets in Your Wedding

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So, you’re planning your wedding and you’re making a list of all your favorite humans to invite to celebrate the day with you. Family, friends of the family, college friends and work friends will all make the short list. But what about your furry friends? For some of us, our pets are just as important…
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Bride and Groom in Rocky Mountain National Park | Black Canyon Inn Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

What if I have to postpone my wedding due to Coronavirus?

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Uncertainty seems to be the operative word to describe life at the moment. COVID-19, a.k.a. the “novel coronavirus” has affected us all in one way or another and for most of us, we’re navigating uncharted waters. So this begs the question, “What if I have to postpone my wedding due to Coronavirus?” There’s a lot…
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Willow Ridge Manor wedding | Colorado wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

Two Wedding Photographers or One?

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It’s one of the most prevalent questions you’ll have while researching wedding photographers:  Should I have two photographers or just one? When hiring a wedding photographer, make sure to ask if they’ll be bringing along a second shooter.  This is somewhat of a necessary luxury for several reasons. Do You Need Two Wedding Photographers? |…
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Nighttime Photo of Bride and Groom | Pinery at the Hill Wedding | Colorado Springs Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Pinery at the Hill Wedding

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If you think about it, the odds of finding your soulmate, out of the 7.5 billion+ people on this planet, are slim to none. In fact, someone did the math and it turns out that, “…you would find true love only in one lifetime out of 10,000.” I’m usually pretty scientifically minded, but Melissa and…
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Sunset Wedding Photo | 3M Curve Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

How Many Hours of Wedding Photography Do We Really Need?

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There are a lot of decisions you need to make when determining which wedding photographer to use for your wedding, not the least of which is how many hours of wedding photography do you really need. Should you hire your wedding photographer for the full wedding day or just a part of it? For starters,…
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Unique Engagement Photo Ideas | Royal Gorge Engagement | Colorado Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Royal Gorge Engagement

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I’ve been on a gondola or two in my day. But I’ve never experienced a ride like the one we took for Hanna and Dan’s Royal Gorge engagement session. Traveling almost 1000 ft. above the raging Arkansas River, the aerial gondola that takes you from one side of the gorge to the other isn’t for…
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