Wedding Planning Doesn’t Have to be Hard.

It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be a full-time job. And when you’re already working a full-time job, that makes two full-time jobs. Nobody has time for that. That’s why we here at J. La Plante Photo have spent years writing informational articles chock-full of Colorado wedding planning tips to help guide you through the entire wedding planning process as efficiently and as painlessly as humanly possible.

Since we’re one of the first vendors couples tend to book after setting their wedding date, we’ve picked up a ton of knowledge over the years when it comes planning weddings. We’ve seen what works, what doesn’t work and we’ve become proficient in helping guide our couples throughout the year-long (or more) process leading up to the big day.

While we photograph weddings all over the United States and abroad, we shoot the majority of our weddings right here in Colorado, so some of these articles are Colorado-centric. Tips for planning mountain weddings, lists of the best wedding venues in Colorado, figuring out contingency plans to cope with the unpredictable weather we have in the Rocky Mountains, that sort of thing.

But the vast majority of the information we’ve laid out below will apply weather you’re planning a wedding in Colorado or California or Italy or anywhere else. We answer questions such as “How much should we pay for wedding photography?” and “How many hours of coverage do we need?” We also provide ideas for unique wedding send offs that don’t involve sparklers, ideas for incorporating your pets into your wedding, and about a million other things. Take some time to peruse our archives of Colorado wedding planning tips. If you have any questions or comments for us or if you have an idea for a topic that we haven’t covered, please reach out to us via email, text, phone, carrier pigeon, Pony Express or any other preferred method of communication!

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Three Peaks Ranch Wedding

We have been photographing weddings in Colorado since 2008 and we have mainly worked in the state’s more well-known destinations like Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Estes Park, and so forth. But we recently took a few days to explore some of Colorado’s hidden gem venues. Last month, we had the pleasure of meeting Kyle and Seth,…
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How to Safely Store Your Wedding Photos

Data storage technology has made leaps and bounds in the 21st century and the way wedding photographers deliver photos has changed dramatically in recent years. In this article, we’re going to explain how you can expect to receive your wedding photos and, more importantly, how to safely store your wedding photos once you have them….
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Wedding DJ or Wedding Band?

Who doesn’t like a kick-ass dance party that lasts until the wee hours of the morning? I know I do, both as a wedding guest and as a photographer. But there’s a decision you need to make when planning your wedding and deciding what type of dance party you’d like to have: should we hire…
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How to Pick Your Wedding Party

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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The Bright Side of a Pandemic Wedding

Olivia and Brett were originally planning to get married on top of Vail mountain in August. But the coronavirus and restrictions in Eagle County made their original plans no longer feasible. Luckily, these two pivoted and figured out an even better pandemic wedding plan that highlights the silver lining of having a wedding in these…
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Should We Do a Post-Wedding Photoshoot?

Just when you thought you had a handle on all the options open to you for your wedding (and there are many), you hear this new term popping up. Now there’s yet another decision you have to make: should we do a post-wedding photoshoot? While we can’t answer that for you, we can at least give you some things to think about to determine if a post-wedding session is right for you.
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