RECENT WEDDINGS

Colorado and Beyond

There are so many wedding photographers in Colorado, how do you even begin to go about selecting one for your wedding? The most obvious place to start is by viewing portfolios on the various photographers’ websites and Instagram feeds. But a portfolio is a collection of the absolute best individual images taken over the course of a photographer’s entire career. The more effective approach just might be to take some time to look through photographers’ recent weddings to get a sense of what they’ve been creating lately.

We’ve been shooting for the better part of two decades here at J. La Plante Photo and we’re constantly tweaking our style and our approach – not only our approach to shooting weddings, but also our approach to editing wedding photos as well. Our recent work bears little resemblance to the weddings we shot when we were first starting out all those years ago. That’s why we’ve taken the time to put together this collection of our most recent weddings for you to quickly see what we’ve been creating lately. We want to give you the clearest picture of what our shooting style looks like at the moment to better help you decide if we would be a good fit for your wedding.

Take some time to look through the galleries below and feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any questions for us or if you would like to check our availability for your wedding date. We’re just an email, phone call or text away!

Also, if you have a specific type of wedding in mind, feel free to take a look through our other archives:
Mountain Weddings
City Weddings
Destination Weddings
Elopements and Small Weddings

Finally, be sure to check out the galleries of our most recent Alt Sessions (our answer to traditional engagement photo sessions) as well. Cheers!

cool nighttime wedding photo of bride and groom at houston wedding

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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bride and groom dancing at Black Canyon Inn wedding

Black Canyon Inn Wedding

Estes Park has always been one of our favorite places to visit, not just in Colorado, but in the entire world. And Black Canyon Inn is one of our all-time favorite wedding venues to shoot. Ashleigh and Alex’s Black Canyon Inn wedding earlier this month will always hold a special place in our hearts because…
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nighttime portrait of bride and groom at Della Terra wedding

Fall Wedding at Della Terra

My photography journey started way back in 2003 when I decided to attend Central Michigan University to study journalism with a concentration in photojournalism. I had a blast during my four years in Mount Pleasant (which isn’t anywhere near a mountain) and made a ton of lifelong friendships along the way. One of those friends…
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denver clock tower wedding photo

Denver Clock Tower Wedding

A lot of people right now are going on and on about knowing that a couple is good together by how much grace they’ve had while planning a pandemic wedding. That’s true, to an extent. But after watching Hanna and Dan’s Denver Clock Tower wedding, I’ve found a much better measure. I discovered this during…
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grand teton elopement in jackson hole

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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pandemic wedding in vail colorado with fall foliage

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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portrait of bride and groom standing on top of waterfall

Fall Wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch

Spruce Mountain Ranch has been one of our all-time favorite wedding venues ever since we photographed our first wedding there way back in 2015. We’ve shot several weddings at SMR since then, but we’ve always worked at the “Upper Ranch” venue. Little did we know, the sprawling complex has a second wedding venue location called…
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bride and groom with confetti

Bella Sera Wedding

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of photographing Derae and Dillon’s Bella Sera wedding in Brighton, Colorado. But before we dive into the photos from the wedding, let’s take a few moments to rewind. A little over two years ago, Dillon was involved in a horrific accident when an explosion at the oil field…
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unique black and white portrait of groom on mountaintop

Denver Micro Wedding

We had the most epic Alt Session planned for Emily and Jake. I was in the midst of arranging locations and timing right around mid-March. So, yeah. That didn’t happen. But I feel like we ended up with the brightest cloud lining; instead, we got to join Emily and Jake and their families for a backyard…
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unique colorado wedding photos | mountain elopement in vail

Vail Elopement

We seriously get all the best clients. Like Ashleigh and Tony, who proved that they’d not only follow us into a desert for their White Sands National Park Alt Session, they’d trek to the top of a mountain for their Vail elopement!
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intimate colorado elopement at couple's home

Intimate Colorado Elopement

It’s kind of an understatement to say that weddings have changed in the past few months. But in spite of a global pandemic, it’s so heartwarming to see couples finding unique ways to celebrate, like Madeline and Steve did with their intimate Colorado elopement. Originally, Madeline and Steve’s wedding was already going to be fairly…
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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

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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