Jesse La Plante and Moira Kennedy are husband and wife wedding photographers who have been shooting weddings in Colorado since 2008. Located just outside of Boulder in Lafayette, they specialize in vibrant wedding photography for couples getting married in Colorado’s most breathtaking venues. The duo works primarily in Denver, Boulder and the Rocky Mountains, but travels all over the country – and abroad – to shoot weddings.
J. La Plante Photo submitted the following posts to the ISPWP Blog
"Jesse and Moira are a great team who captured some amazing moments at our wedding. Looking through the pictures afterward, my husband and I couldn't remember how they even managed to get some of the shots--they blend into the background of the wedding that well! We would absolutely use them again, and think other people should too. They listened to our ideas of what we wanted and made suggestions for how to adapt them to our location. The result was some amazing shots."
~Leigh & Tyler
“Our story it isn't a perfect fairy tale wedding story. However, our photographers’ craftsmanship tells a different story. Jesse and Moira are BEYOND amazing photographers. They're amazing people. Jesse and Moira flew into Boston several days beforehand, easing any fears I had of them not becoming familiar with the area and venue. They surveyed the land and took a walk around our 90 acre farm to find 'prime shooting locations'. The duo needed very little attention from me, and were independent on the morning of the wedding, professionally navigating their way around the property and through guests. I was a barrel of emotions on our wedding day in August. Jesse and Moira were there for us every step of the way. In the morning, despite the pouring rain, Moira kept me happy and calm while she clicked away at the details and kept my bridesmaids and I moving (it's easy to get sidetracked when there's a bunch of women in your tiny apartment) and Jesse captured all of the special moments with 'the boys.’ When things seemed to go awry, I found myself turning to Moira and asking for her advice. She handled each scenario I brought to her with professionalism and grace. As the day went on and a handful of alarming events took place (including but not limited to an ambulance arriving for a family member), Jesse and Moira became beacons for solace. They kept us smiling and moving, and ensured they captured beautiful moments we didn't even know were happening. At one point, while we were walking in the rain, I turned to Jesse and Moira and I told them that I didn't know if I could've done the day without them. Now, as I peruse our gorgeous wedding album, I still feel the same way. They captured the fairy tale wedding we didn't even quite realize we were having. Your wedding day is going to be complex and full of surprises (hopefully all good!)... there is no question on whom I recommend to take this journey with you and your to-be. Perfect team, perfect photos.”
~Lindsey & Jake
"My husband and I continue to be over the moon happy with our wedding photos. J. La Plante Photo was without a doubt our favorite vendor that we worked with at our wedding. Jesse and Moira captured all the moments so beautifully. Their photos are spectacular. In addition, they are super easy and flexible to work with. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but they made photos stress free. We found them very reliable as they responded to all our emails and phone calls promptly. They have a nice laid back and professional approach which makes them a pleasure to be around the day of the wedding. My guests all commented on how they hardly noticed them, yet they captured all the important moments. Bottom line, they are just good people, and you won't regret having them photograph your wedding."
~Shantel & Matt
"We met Jesse and Moira at a Bridal Show about a year before our wedding. If you've been to a bridal show you know there are tons of photographers all wanting you to book with them. My husband and I talked to several. They handed us their brochures and shuffled us along not wanting to miss potential business walking by. None of them stood out, they all blended together and none made us feel good.
Then we met Jesse and Moira! We were first in awe of the amazing photography hanging in their booth. Their photos stood out! They were different in a great way! After talking to Moira for a few minutes I knew they were different. They didn't try to shuffle us along, they answered our questions, told us a little about their background and how it helps them in photography. Meeting them was sort of like finding "the dress". We knew they were it!
I was impressed with Jesse and Moira's planning leading up to the wedding. We met so we could tell them about a few wedding day surprises that we wanted captured. Jesse and Moira worked up a timeline and scouted the venue for great places to photograph. Moira called me with a few follow-up questions to make sure everything was perfect.
The day of the wedding was perfect. Moira and Jesse were in the background and captured the day perfectly. They didn't miss a thing and the images are beautiful candid reminders of our day. It's been three months since our wedding and I look at our pictures daily! They are beautiful!
I can't say enough good things about Jesse and Moira and would highly recommend them!"
~Kendra & Heath
"Jesse and Moira are what wedding photographers should (aspire) to be. They produce unique images that perfectly balance natural clarity and storybook ambiance by means of highlighting creative environmental details and revealing the realistic beauty of their subjects. For my wife and me, this meant that she did not cry seeing our wedding through her own eyes, but she cried when she saw our wedding through the images of Jesse and Moira. Their heartfelt, honest, and downright beautiful captures are a result not only of their technical and creative prowess, but of their gift of reaching people at their individual comfort levels throughout the wedding day. Here, you will appreciate that Jesse and Moira are not only able to see people from behind a lens, but they are able to connect with people without using a lens. This connection creates photographic opportunity that would not be available to other photographers and Jesse and Moira capitalize on it -- providing to you images that are unrivalled. Honestly, I feel sorry for other wedding photographers that lack this communicative gift and must resort to pulling at their guests like a puppeteer or corralling them with bullhorn-like tactics. I feel even more sorry for brides and grooms that are at the mercy of these tactics because they didn’t consider how much choosing photographers could impact their wedding day. When we renew our vows, we undoubtedly will again be booking Jesse and Moira. I expect that two years from now or twenty years from now they will be as professional, punctual, and enjoyable as they were for our recent wedding day."
~Sarah & Kevin
"They are fantastic! We're really happy with how they turned out! We love how you captured the natural beauty of the setting and created so many artistic shots that are different than standard wedding photos."
~Tai & Stephen
"We absolutely loved having Moira and Jesse photograph our wedding. Not only were they professional and extremely good at what they do, they were also fun to hang out with and a pleasure to have around the day of our wedding. We chose them after seeing a friend’s wedding photos on Facebook. We got married at sunset on November 22nd and I wanted someone who had experience photographing sunset or night shots and Jesse La Plante Photography absolutely did. Our photos turned out beautiful and even better than we thought considering the weather was not cooperating with us. What Jesse and Moira captured with the wind and clouds was spectacular and we fell in love with the photos the minute we saw them. They also did a panoramic of the city scape view from our venue and included it in our photo album. Thanks Jesse and Moira for being a part of our wedding day and capturing the memories so beautifully."
~Jamie & Mike
"We loved working with Jesse and Moira for our wedding. They were very laid back and flexible on our wedding day, and the photos turned out wonderfully. They captured our day beautifully and completely unobtrusively. We would highly recommend them to anyone!"
~Lizzie & Zach
"Jesse and Moira did the photography at our destination wedding this past October in Mexico. I was thrilled that they were willing to travel that far since I have always been impressed with their work and always had hoped to hire them for my own wedding. Our wedding definitely showed how well prepared they are and how wonderful they are at what they do. We had a traditional Mayan ceremony on the beach. To be totally honest we didn't know what all the ceremony involved so everything was a surprise. There was so much going on between dancers, and the Shaman, and the guests that I felt like I was missing parts of the ceremony while it was happening, but Jesse and Moira didn't miss a beat of our wedding. If I hadn't known better I would have said that they had photographed a Mayan ceremony before because they captured everything so perfectly while also being extremely discrete. We only had a few poses in mind and left the ideas of the other photos up to them since that is what they do after all. Each and every picture came out beautifully and we could not be happier with them. They started with the "getting ready" photos and did not stop capturing our day until after our night shoot on the beach. This was exceptionally important to us as not all of our friends and family were able to make it to our wedding so now we can show them all of our pictures that tell the story of our special day. I definitely recommend them, trust me you will not be dissapointed!"
~Theresa & Bob
"As a professional photographer myself and mother of the groom, picking a stellar photographer was vitally important. I vividly recall meeting Jesse and Moira at the bridal show as their work stood out from all the rest-literally I was drawn to it. They were both incredibly easy to talk with and their pride and passion for their work was clearly evident. Later, they met with my now daughter in law and me (my son was out of the country on business) at the picked wedding venue and both fully answered/tolerated all my questions about their photography equipment, philosophy and style. Fortunately, they agreed to photograph an engagement shoot and the wedding despite me!
They both have a methodical workflow leaving no detail left undone and that combined with Jesse and Moira being gifted, talented , artistic, punctual, unique and professional photographers results in stunningly gorgeous images. During the wedding they are able to capture all special moments all the while being inconspicuous. Their images take you right back to that wondrous, monumental day and you know that they've "hit one out of the park" when EVERYONE that sees them LOVES them!!!"
~Susie M. (Mother of the Groom)