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!

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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sunset wedding portrait at summer wedding at Shupe Homestead

Summer Wedding at Shupe Homestead

Wedding season rolled on as we had the pleasure of photographing Kara and Todd’s summer wedding at Shupe Homestead last week. We started the day documenting the newlyweds-t0-be getting ready at their respective houses in Boulder before heading over to Heil Valley Ranch just north of town for a first look and couple’s portraits of…
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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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Bride and Groom with Confetti Cannons | Lodge at Cathedral Pines Wedding | Colorado Springs Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Lodge at Cathedral Pines Wedding

Tia and Jason’s winter wedding at Lodge at Cathedral Pines wedding couldn’t have been a better celebration to round out our full year of weddings, elopements and engagements! We love small and simple weddings, especially when they’re packed with as much laughter, happy tears and festivity as possible. You know those feel-good Christmas movies that…
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Unique groom portrait | Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding | Denver Same Sex Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding

Jesse and I always say that it’s your wedding’s imperfections that make it memorable. And that’s true, I promise. But we don’t ever hope that one of your wedding’s imperfections is food poisoning. Unfortunately for Ajay and Jacob, the night before their Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding brought just that. Now, normally, I wouldn’t start off…
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Bride and Groom in sculpture | Ironworks Wedding | Denver Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Ironworks Wedding

After most weddings, Jesse and I head home to drink whiskey and cull photos into the early morning hours. Not so after Christine and Dan’s wedding. Instead, we unpacked, hydrated, stretched, recharged batteries, and recharged ourselves. Because we had a big responsibility to bring our A-game to Frances and Bryce’s Ironworks wedding the very next…
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Bride and Groom Under the Stars | Sanctuary Golf Course Wedding | Denver Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Sanctuary Golf Course Wedding

Perhaps one of our biggest honors is to be asked to photograph the wedding of another event professional. After all, these people know what makes an amazing event. They’ve worked with some of the best vendors around and for them to reach out and choose us…well, it’s kind of a big deal. Which is why…
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Unique Bride and Groom Portrait | Tapestry House Wedding | Fort Collins Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Tapestry House Microwedding

There are so many things I love about Alli and Shawn and their Tapestry House wedding, I don’t even know where to begin. Maybe with the most obvious? They feel the same way we do about white dresses in that they’re not a requirement for a wedding. Alli actually told me about the dress she…
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Groom and Groom Under the Stars | Aspen Meadows Resort Wedding | Aspen Wedding Photographer | J. La Plante Photo

Aspen Meadows Resort Wedding

When we showed up for Andy and Mate’s Aspen Meadows Resort wedding last weekend, we had a secret. We’d been let in on a not-so-little surprise that Andy had arranged for Mate. Now, Jesse and I are no strangers to wedding surprises. From over-the-water bungalows to Big Buck Hunter to shark-themed first looks, I thought…
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