We are Jonathan and Lindsay...a husband and wife team that has expanded to include our daughter, Natalie, and our son, Tyler. We have been serving the Colorado Springs and Front Range areas since moving from St. Louis in 2006.
Our photography business reflects much of ourselves. We love people, and it's such a blessing to meet and serve our couples and families and be invited into incredibly special moments in their lives. We love that we have clients that have become friends and friends that have become clients. We love the outdoors, and the majority of our sessions happen in God's studio...the beautiful natural places surrounding us. We love to travel, and whether it's traveling for a job or for ourselves, we love bringing our love for photography and capturing our memories in new places. God has truly blessed us.
Our lives forever changed in October 2015 with the discovery of brain cancer in our son, Tyler. We could not be more proud of his battle - he exuded joy, positivity, strength, courage, and a faith beyond his years. During the year of battling cancer, Tyler initially finished a first treatment plan of chemotherapy and 30 radiation treatments. We thought we were done with cancer in May of 2016. Just four, short weeks later, a new set of symptoms brought the discovery of new tumors on Tyler's spine. We spent the summer in the hospital, recovering from emergency spinal surgery, receiving rehabiliation services and education for the waist-down paralysis, and entering a new and very scary treatment plan. We were able to come home for most of August, and Tyler started first grade in his wheelchair. A smile was always on his face; he loved life and lived big. In September 2016, scans revealed what we already feared - the cancer had returned to his brain. We were out of treatment options. We came home and enjoyed two more really special and wonderful weeks before he slipped into a coma. God chose to heal him with a perfect, eternal healing, and on October 7th, 2016, he claimed his victory over cancer. We miss him terribly. Yet we move forward with hope and in the confidence that we will see him again.
Our family's journey has brought even more depth to the importance of the photography we provide to each of our client families. People are precious; our relationships, milestones, and memories are worth capturing. None of us know the number of days we have together in this life, and it is the photographs we have to connect us with our loved ones, both those still here to hug and hold and those we miss dearly. We are honored to invest our days creating legacy for families and to know that what we do will outlive us. Our photography serves both the present and the future generations to come.
Professionally, Jon has been a full-time professional photographer since 2002 and has earned the designation of Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). His work has been recognized at the international level through Professional Photographers of America (PPA). We're honored to both serve in unique leadership roles at both the local and national levels. We've also been excited to present and educate photographers within our industry at the local, state, regional, and national levels.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Proud members of:
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
Professional Photographers Guild of Colorado Springs
Certified Professional Photographer
We’ve loved reconnecting with this family for another session! We truly appreciate the loyalty we see in families returning and continuing to entrust their professional photography to us.
Austin excels academically and is looking to pursue a career in aerospace engineering. When not focused on his studies, you can find Austin enjoying time on computers or playing video games. He also competes on the tennis team. Additionally, he enjoys playing acoustic guitar.
For his senior photography session, Austin loved a more urban session in Manitou Springs. We encourage our high school seniors to feature their various areas of interests and skills during their session, and Austin brought his guitar and tennis items to have those storytelling portraits created as part of his photography.
Enjoy these last months of high school, Austin, and we are excited to see where your next steps take you!
Tricia is an active and involved high school senior who has served in the leadership for her high school’s student council and competed in volleyball through her junior year. When not in school, she loves her Chevy truck, hanging out with her friends, and attending music concerts. She loves skiing and spending time in the mountains. She’s also a huge Bronco’s fan.
With her love of the mountains, Garden of the Gods was a perfect setting for her high school senior photography session. We’re excited to share some favorite senior portraits.
As she completes senior year and looks ahead to her next chapters in life, Tricia plans to pursue a degree in forensic sciences. We wish her the best!
Each year, we prioritize attending the largest professional photography convention in the world: PPA’s Imaging USA. PPA is also the largest professional photography organization in the world and celebrated it’s 150th anniversary this year. They hosted the convention in Atlanta, GA – the home of PPA’s headquarters.
We are committed to continuing our education and elevating our client experience to offer the very best in artistry and finished art, and Imaging USA plays an essential role in fulfilling that commitment.
Jonathan committed 3 years ago to competing in the annual International Print Competition (IPC). The judging panel scores each entry based on 12 elements that go beyond professional level to true artistry of image-making. Through merits earned for superior photographic competence, advanced education, and service to the industry, photographers can receive the Master of Photography degree. We are thrilled that Jonathan received his Masters this year!
Additionally, Jonathan was recognized for excellence as a Silver Medal recipient for his IPC photography entries. His work that earned the silver medal are below.
Over the years, we’ve been excited for Lindsay to become part of PPA’s leadership as an elected Council representative. She’s also served on the Education Advisory Committee for the Board of Directors. She’s also become a presenter on the national platform, teaching courses at both Imaging 2018 and 2019. Her teaching and service earned her the degree of Photographic Craftsman, and she received that degree at convention.
It was truly special to present each other with our degrees at the ceremony last week. And yes, we had a blast dressing up and making it a special night to remember.
One of the exciting aspects of being in business since 2006 is the honor of becoming the family photographer for our client families and capturing their new milestones. We love continuing to be a family’s storyteller through portraits.
We photographed James’ senior portraits a handful of years ago (and have also photographed his younger brother’s senior portraits), and just recently, celebrated his engagement to Emily. While they reside in the Dallas area, this happy couple were in Colorado Springs for the Christmas holiday. They had a perfect December day for engagement portraits. Emily’s biggest request was to capture their fun-loving personalities. As she described some of what she envisioned for the setting of the portraits, Bear Creek Park felt like an ideal setting for their photography.
Congratulations, James & Emily! It’s been our pleasure creating these special portraits to celebrate your engagement!
The Bishop Family found us through our silent auction donation to the Boy Scouts of America. They have three active kids and a love for the outdoors. During ski season, they love traveling to the slopes.
They matched well with Garden of the Gods as the setting for their portraits, and we have to agree that there’s no better location when mountain views and our Southern Colorado landscape are priorities. We just love the variety offered there.
Our one-hour family sessions include plenty of time for full family portraits in a variety of settings throughout the session as well as individual of the kids, all the kids together, and we always want to create updated portraits of mom and dad (all too often, the last time couples had their last couples’ portrait was at their wedding!). As was the case for the Bishops, when families love a lot, all the variety of favorites can come together in a professional album – albums are a favorite keepsake to hold all the favorite poses.
We’ve loved getting to know this family and look forward to senior portraits for their oldest after she finishes junior year!