Destination Weddings

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Houston Wedding

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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Grand Teton Elopement

As the last stop on our epic Mountain West Road Trip, after photo shoots in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Summit County, Jesse and I headed northward for Heather and John’s Grand Teton elopement. We already knew their wedding was going to be a good time. After all, not every couple will travel…
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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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Bride and Groom at Sand Dunes | White Sands Engagement | Destination Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

White Sands Engagement

Last weekend, we traded white snow flurries in Colorado for bright white sand dunes, stretching out for miles in New Mexico. While we’re no strangers to sandy Alt Sessions, Ashleigh and Tony’s White Sands engagement session had a particularly otherworldly feel to it. A mere 70 miles from the Mexico border, the entrance to White…
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New York Destination Wedding

I never went to summer camp growing up. Montana’s not really a summer camp kind of place. I’ve had friends who went to camp, first as campers and later as counselors. They have lifelong connections to the place and the people they met there. The way they talk about it has always made me wonder…
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Bride and Groom in Overwater Bungalo | St Lucia Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

St. Lucia Destination Wedding

Sometimes things go “wrong” at weddings. Most of the time, it’s little things, like the ring bearer refusing to walk down the aisle when it’s go-time. Other times, it’s bigger things, like an eye infection, a sister with a broken leg, and a rogue sea urchin. But the true test of a couple is how…
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Bride and Groom Portrait | Washington DC Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Washington DC Wedding

Christa and Jeremy’s Washington, DC, wedding day started serenely. While the rental house bustled with general wedding chaos, Christa sat calmly in a room upstairs as her friend and bridesmaid, Cheyenne, set about doing her hair and makeup. Alternating sips of coffee and mimosa, Christa did her best to answer questions without disturbing Cheyenne’s artistry….
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Bride and Groom Portrait | Barnstar Wedding | Bellingham Washington Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Bellingham, Washington Wedding

We first met Andrea and Chad when they came to Colorado to elope in Rocky Mountain National Park. They have a deep appreciation for nature…and whiskey…which made it feel like we’d known them our entire lives. So we were incredibly honored and excited to join them exactly a year and one day later for their…
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Bride and Groom Water Balloons | Dallas Winery Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Texas Winery Wedding

If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably aware that we’re big advocates of doing what you want at your wedding. We see this play out in lots of ways – renting Big Buck Hunter or stage diving in your wedding dress, for example. For Aekta and John’s Texas winery wedding, it meant closing the…
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Sunrise Wedding Photo | Rhode Island Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Rhode Island Wedding

To say that Cynthia and Tim are driven would be a massive understatement. She’s a grad student at Harvard and he’s a celebrated lawyer in Rhode Island. And while this would be more than enough responsibility for most people, they decided to also take on the challenge of planning a spectacular Rhode Island wedding! Though…
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Seattle Wedding | Destination wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

Seattle Wedding

We’re back! We had a lovely two-week pause from photographing weddings, which we used to wrap up post-production on past weddings and do a whole lotta prep work for upcoming weddings (okay, and maybe we fit a brewery or two in there). And then, precisely a day after delivering the final gallery from our first…
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New Orleans Wedding | Destination wedding photographer | J La Plante Photo

New Orleans Destination Wedding

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Jesse and I hopped a plane last weekend to go to the Big Easy for Carrie & Cody’s New Orleans destination wedding. The weather was gorgeous and the venue, Race & Religious, was steeped in Louisiana history. New Orleans is definitely one of our favorite cities in the world. The…
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