Brent & Lana | Wedding Photography at Garden of the Gods

Brent and Lana had a simple marriage elopement back in their home state of Pennsylvania and recently traveled to Colorado Springs to have a recommitment ceremony and stunning portraits with the mountain backdrops. They had an absolutely perfect Colorado evening for their photography, and Garden of the Gods is one of the most scenic places in our city. They had a fabulous time with Jon during their session and created incredibly special memories. We are so excited for them to enjoy their canvas art collection and album as their legacy keepsakes from their time in Colorado. Enjoy our favorites from their photography session!

Congratulations, Brent & Lana – we trust these portraits will be treasured for years to come!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Wedding Photographer

Naila | Liberty High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2019

Senior Season for the Class of 2019 has been in full swing since mid-summer, so it’s about time we kick off our features for this awesome new group of SENIORS!

Naila is a beautiful, talented senior with a quiet and serious side. She enjoys having fun and adores her dog, Masau. She’s a percussionist with both Liberty’s marching and symphonic bands. She also enjoys drawing in her free time. Once she completes high school and counts herself as a graduate, she plans on pursuing a biology degree as the next step in a career in veterinary medicine.

Naila matched well with our one-hour session, and her portraits were created in one of our newest settings for one-hour sessions: Gold Camp Road. We’ve been getting lots of requests for rugged, forested scenes that showcase the mountains, and this location has been perfect for those scenic requests. Enjoy our favorites from a great one-hour Senior Session!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer

Gracie | Woodland Park High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2018

With the Class of 2019 senior portrait season well underway, there are a couple more Class of 2018 seniors we gotta feature before we switch our blogging to the incoming senior class. Gracie is certainly one of those!

Gracie is a smart, hard-working, “Southern Girl” who excels in volleyball. Over the years she has competed with both her school team and Team Colorado. She’ll be continuing to play competitive volleyball for her college team while pursuing a degree in Nursing. Gracie loves being outdoors hiking and enjoys photography. She also paints and loves the arts. She matched well with our one-hour Senior Session and loved Cheyenne Cañon as the setting for her photography. She’d had portraits done earlier in her senior year by other photographers, but her mom just hadn’t fallen in love with them. When she was referred to us, she booked a session in hopes of creating portraits she would love. At the View & Choose ordering appointment, every family experiences their first look of their finalized session portraits with an opening slideshow. I noticed tears in mom’s eyes at the end of the slideshow. Jon had captured Gracie in the way mom needed and wanted. What a joy and an honor to give this family portraits that truly capture their daughter.

Gracie, we’re excited to post a few favorites from your senior portraits. May these forever celebrate your high school years and your many accomplishments. We wish you our best as your next steps in life unfold!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs High School Senior Portraits

Newborn Bridget | Colorado Springs Baby Portraits

What a joy photographing the newest addition to a family that has been with us for family photography since 2012. There is one very proud Big Sister in this family, and we adore the sister moments captured during the newborn photography session. While our newborn sessions focus first on portraits of the littlest one, we always strive to provide portraits within the session that also celebrate the family and each new relationship that has begun. While the days can feel so long, the years pass by so quickly. C.S. Lewis has a poignant quote: “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different?”

We are thankful that this family took time to create beautiful portraits at this tender stage and will have these portraits to forever remember welcoming sweet Bridget into their world.

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Newborn Baby Photographer

Christian + Grace | Wedding Photography at Stonehaven | Colorado Springs

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Christian & Grace! Grace’s family is incredibly special to us. This is our second wedding to photograph for them, and in between their older daughter’s and now younger daughter’s weddings, we photographed both Grace and her brother’s senior portraits during each of their years and the first year of baby photography for their first grandchild. How special to continue to be their family’s photography team!

Christian met Grace when he was stationed here in Colorado Springs with the military. Apparently he has impressive two-step skills and swept her off her feet…literally! Their paths have taken them to California, yet with Grace’s family roots and the start of their story here in Colorado Springs, it was fitting to begin their marriage here in the mountains.

They had a gorgeous summer day and a venue that backs up to the mountains on the northwest side of town. Their decor included fresh flowers throughout and fun, summery colors. Grace’s dress fit her personality perfectly. They were surrounded on their day by family and many close friends. Their personalized vows and “tying-of-the-knot” were highlights of the ceremony. We loved seeing how much fun Christian and Grace have together – their day was filled with laughter and evidenced the strong friendship they enjoy. Grace’s dad gave a wonderful toast full of great childhood stories during the reception. This family feels like family to us, and we loved being such a special and important part of this day for them.

Enjoy our favorites from their wedding day!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Professional Photographer Colorado Springs