Photographer Jesse La Plante

Boulder, United States
PRO
Last seen a long time ago
MyWed member for
3 years and 4 months
Photographer Jesse La Plante
@jlaplantephoto
PRO
hometown rating

achievements
3 photos and 2 series in the Best of the Year
5
7 photos and 2 series in the Best of the Week
9
36 photos and 10 series in Editors' Choice
46
Phone number
+1 303-868-5705
Charge per hour
500 USD
8 hours minimum
  • First and foremost – whom can you name as the best photographer in Boulder? :)

    I'm not telling.

  • Are you photogenic?

    Only in the dark.

  • How did you get in the photography industry?

    I used to work as a newspaper photographer, but I got sick of the 9-5 lifestyle. I started my wedding photography business in 2008.

  • Do you love traveling?

    Absolutely. I've been to 16 foreign countries and all 50 United States. So far...

  • What do you like most about your profession?

    Cool people and cool places.

  • What do you like least about your profession?

    Shitty people and shitty places.

  • How do you handle criticism?

    I use it to get better.

  • Are there any trends in photography?

    Yes, but I avoid them like the plague.

  • What should be the criteria for a customer to choose a photographer?

    Make sure you dig the work and that you click on a personal level. And, of course, there's that whole budget thing.

  • What do you worry about, and why?

    I have a chronic case of impostor syndrome.

  • How do you define success? How do you measure it?

    Freedom. In other words, being in a position where no other person holds sway over you.

  • Is there anything among your gadgets that you wish you haven't bought? Why?

    Sometimes I'd like to throw my smart phone off a cliff.

  • What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?

    That its ok to take shitty photos. Because you have to take a ton of shitty photos before you can capture the good ones.

  • What about life on other planets?

    Foregone conclusion.

  • Who are your heroes?

    Kurt Vonnegut, Aldous Huxley, Hunter S. Thompson, Ray Bradbury.

  • Who do you have no respect for?

    POTUS

  • What do you do in your spare time?

    Travel, ski, read books, watch movies...

  • When are you completely satisfied with your work?

    Never.

  • Do you believe in the traditional roles for men and women?

    Hell no. This ain't the '50s.

  • What's the stupidest thing you've ever agreed to do?

    Participate in a habanero pepper eating contest in college.

  • Is there life after marriage?

    Sure.

  • Do you have a favourite joke? Tell us.

    Two chemists walk into a bar. One orders H20. The other orders H20 too and dies.Sorry, that doesn't translate to written form. Hydrogen peroxide (H202) can kill you if ingested.

  • Do you like dogs or cats?

    Both. But I'm allergic to cats. So dogs.

  • Who or what do you hate?

    Overconfidence.

  • The best thing in life is:

    Beer.

  • The most annoying thing in life is:

    Tiny dogs that bark a lot.

  • What would you like to change in the world?

    Anti-intellectualism.

  • Can you give a few tips for photographers who are just starting out?

    Don't copy other photographers. Find your own style. This is what will separate you.

  • If aliens come to the Earth and you are the first person they meet, what will you tell them?

    Get out of here before someone shoots you.