Education

Need to dig yourself out of a creative rut?

Want to take your photography game to the next level

And stand out in your market?

We’re here to help.


workshops

Held every spring, Iconoclasm is our “flagship” workshop all about developing your own unique voice and setting yourself apart in the wedding industry. This is three very full days of demo shoots, photo challenges and business insight. If you want to take your photography skills and business acumen up a notch (or 10), this is the workshop for you.

Be the first to find out when we announce our next Iconoclasm Workshop

It felt like taking a workshop with friends and was a tremendous experience that changed the way I see the world.”

JEFF WISWELL
J. WISWELL PHOTOGRAPHY
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fusion workshop logo

Every fall, we bring in world-class photographers and leaders in the photo education community to collaborate and help us teach our Fusion Workshop. If you want a massive creativity boost, but don’t necessarily need to work on your business skills, this is the workshop for you.

Be the first to find out when we announce our next Fusion Workshop

“Having 3 award-winning photographers to work with in a small group setting was incredibly informative and inspirational.

BONNIE SIZER
BONNIE PHOTO
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Mentoring

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New for 2023!

One-on-one mentoring

We’ll be taking on a limited number of students for one-on-one mentoring in 2023! Our mentoring modules will focus on everything from shooting for moments to post-production to client experience. Mix and match or go through the entire curriculum, depending on what you need most. Each module includes a video call with Jesse and/or Moira and personalized assignments to help grow your photography business to the next level.

wedding photography workshop with J. La Plante Photo in Breckenridge, Colorado
Who is this for?

Mentoring might be for you if…

  • You have a specific problem you want to tackle.
  • You want to do a deep dive into a topic or two.
  • You prefer one-on-one learning.
  • You’re ok with learning from afar (meetings will be done over video).
wedding photography workshop with J. La Plante Photo in Denver, Colorado
Who is this for?

Mentoring might Not be for you if…

  • You learn best in an in-person setting.
  • You want to grow your network of peers while you learn.
  • You prefer to troubleshoot with a group.

Other places to learn from us

This June, in Wimberly, Texas, we’ll be teaching alongside three other phenomenal photographers: Esteban Gil, Christian Cardona, and Miguel Ocque! Join us for this immersive summer camp experience over four jam-packed days of learning. With plenty of hands-on challenges, live demos, and classroom education, this workshop is an inspirational booster, x4!

Learn more and sign up here!

For the first time ever, we’ll be taking the Fusion workshop international! Join us in Mexico, along with Christian Cardona (seriously, we really love teaching with this guy!) and Alejandro Gutierrez for three days of education. This workshop will be taught in and/or translated to English and Spanish. Bonus: a trip to see a lucha libre exhibition, plus all the tequila you can drink*!

*You will be around a bunch of fellow photographers who will take photos of your tequila-related shenanigans. You’ve been warned.

Contact us directly for more information and to sign up!

We’re thrilled to be speaking at the 8th Annual Nine Dots Gathering in Leeds, UK! Nine Dots isn’t just another wedding photography conference. Over two days, you’ll make friends for life, connect with like-minded photographers from around the world, share incredible times together and leave inspired, skilled-up and ready to take your photography and business to the next level as part of the NineDots community!

LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP HERE!

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Meet Jesse & Moira

You probably want to know who’s piloting this ship, huh?

Jesse and Moira La Plante are Colorado-based photographers who have been shooting weddings since 2008. They first met in the Bahamas on spring break when Jesse (allegedly) offered to buy Moira a drink at an all-inclusive resort. Shortly after that fateful trip, the pair moved to Colorado, started their wedding photography business and never looked back.

In 2021, Jesse was named Fearless Top 50, WPJA Top 50 and ISPWP Top 100. When not photographing weddings, he can be found skiing, eating copious amounts of tacos and/or working on his beer belly at one of Colorado’s many outstanding craft breweries.

A true Jane-of-all-trades, Moira has honed her problem-solving skills by working in many different arenas, from academia to atmospheric science research to entrepreneurship, before migrating to the wedding industry. When not figuring out how to do the impossible, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or devising ways to spend more time around puppies. Oh, and this year, she beat Jesse in Fearless, coming in at #17 in the world. Not too shabby for a business major from Georgetown!

Additional photos by: Christian Cardona, Bonnie Sizer, Shannon Cain, Andy Madea, Sean Lara, Sunny Mathur, Iryna Shostak, Amy Oyler, Marcelo Valente and Troy Warwick.