November 16-17, 2019

Vail, CO

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Shattering wedding industry dogma and standing out in a sea of sameness

Let’s be honest. Shooting weddings can be really… F*cking… Hard. Tight timelines, other vendors, and awkward couples make it extremely difficult to flex your creative muscles.

Add to that the pressure to conform to the industry and it’s no wonder shooting weddings can feel soul-sucking at times.

But here’s the thing: wedding photography doesn’t have to be boring. Once you start thinking outside the box and cultivating your own unique voice, you’ll begin to attract like-minded couples who hunger for something different from the status quo.

Easier said than done though, right? How do you separate yourself from the multitude of other wedding photographers in your area? How do you consistently create new and different work week in and week out, so that you’re not just grinding for a paycheck, but also doing something that feeds your artistic soul?

That’s where Iconoclasm comes in…

  • "single best investment I made this year...

    I came into this workshop knowing that I needed to make some changes (and fast) before I completely burned out from wedding photography. I was tired of trying to stuff myself into this box of wedding photographers (and what the industry has made us think is important) when what I really want to shoot is epic and intimate moments. Through this workshop, I gained the tools and confidence I needed to make changes to my business. When you attend a workshop with Jesse & Moira, you not only are learning from two highly awarded and educated individuals, but you'll also walk away with friendships and memories to last a life time. We learned, we laughed, we played...and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!"

    Shannon
  • "I now have an arsenal of new ideas...

    Since I found them I’ve always thought of Moira and Jesse to be masters of their craft, and this workshop proved it. Not only did I learn new artistic techniques when it comes to taking photos, I also learned a great deal of the business side of photography. Meeting and networking with other photographers was a huge plus as well. I now have an arsenal of new ideas to implement in my business, and I’m excited to use them in action."

    Courtland
  • "wonderful environment to learn in..."

    Jesse and Moira's laid back yet informative personalities were exactly what I was hoping for. The two days were split between learning art/photography skills as well as the business/marketing side, which are equally as important. The venue was so cozy and friendly that it made for a wonderful environment to learn in as well as share ideas with the other classmates. I would tell anyone looking for a boost to their creative minds or wanting to know how to better their business to attend the workshop!"

    Penny
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    "Transparency is key to learning...

    Jesse and Moira were warm and inviting the second we arrived at the cabin. I was so impressed that they were willing to share so much about their business. They pushed us to think outside the wedding photography norms and revealed how they gained inspiration from all types of sources from famous painters to other artists in the field. "

    Kristen

What's included?

  • Two full days of business insight, image deconstruction and hands-on activity.
  • Two nights’ lodging.
  • Three square meals per day, plus plenty of beer, wine and cocktails!
  • Constructive portfolio/website critique (optional).
  • A safe place to learn and grow, free from judgment or criticism.
  • A private Facebook group for continued learning and sharing after the workshop.


What will be covered?

  • Off-Camera Flash – How to blend ambient light with OCF to create photos that stand out.
  • Problem-Solving – How to make difficult lighting conditions work for you, not against you.
  • Night Photography – Advanced lighting techniques that will blow your couples’ socks off.
  • Confidence – How to build the courage to try crazy sh*t on the wedding day.
  • Business-Savvy – How to attract clients who are actually excited about trying crazy sh*t.
  • Branding – How to separate yourself from the endless sea of other photographers.


Also:

  • Gear – What’s in our bags and why.
  • Post-production – Editing techniques to make your images pop.
  • Workflow – Our entire client journey, from first contact to final delivery.
  • Anything else you’d like to know, photography-related or otherwise. We’re an open book!


Space is limited

$999

Lodging and food included

$500 deposit gets you in!

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Ready to do this thing? Space is limited, so don’t hesitate. Sign up now and we’ll see you in Vail!




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Who we are


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 two moved to Colorado, started J. La Plante Photo and never looked back.

In 2018, Jesse was named Fearless Top 100, ISPWP Top 50 and WPJA Top 50. 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.