Garden of the Gods Mini-Sessions | High School Senior Portraits

Our mini-sessions are a popular option for high school seniors. This two-outfit, 20-minute photography session creates approximately 12 great options to choose from for the yearbook pose and to use in ordering professional prints, wall art, small albums, and announcements. For families who want to keep things more simple, our mini-sessions are a perfect option. Our mini-sessions have the location set by our Studio; however, all the locations create fantastic options. We’re excited to provide families with a feel for some of our mini-session locations we frequent; this post highlights areas in and around Garden of the Gods. Jon’s professionalism and experience allows him to work efficiently in a short amount of time – with a mini-session, you’re not trading quality or even the options available for you to enjoy in your home; you’re simply choosing from a smaller set of portraits. You’ll gain a sense for the variety and artistry from the featured portraits below, all from some of mini-sessions at areas in and around Garden of the Gods, featuring seniors in the Class of 2018!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Castle Rock, Monument, and Colorado Springs High School Seniors Photographer

The Owens Family | Colorado Springs Family & High School Senior Photographer

Many families look at senior year as a great time for family portraits in addition to the expected senior portraits. We’re always excited to come alongside families and have a variety of options to consider when booking multiple sessions. The Owens Family built a combined session to accomplish both sets of portraits in back-to-back sessions. They loved using an open space area close to their home on the Northwest side of Colorado Springs, and Jon enjoyed exploring a new area. The day was rainy, yet this family was willing to embrace some weather challenges and create their portraits! We love the golden and red tones of the fall season complimenting their portrait settings and love knowing this family is enjoying in their home a gorgeous selection of canvas art and an album of their youngest’s senior portraits.

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Professional Photographer

Lauryn | Vista Ridge High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2018

We loved seeing Lauryn’s family again after having first met them a few years ago for her older brother’s senior portraits!

Lauryn has been incredibly active with her high school serving in a wide variety of leadership roles: Student Council Treasurer, Alphas, Co-Editor-in-Chief for the yearbook, Boys’ Basketball Manager, and playing on the softball team. When she’s not serving and leading her school community, she loves spending time with her friends and enjoys exploring Manitou Springs.

For her senior portraits, Lauryn was excited for our Senior Experience session and the opportunity for two different locations. She matched well with Old Colorado City for graffiti and urban elements and then Red Rock Canyon for rustic, Colorado scenes.

She’s excited to graduate Vista Ridge High School next month and begin college in the fall. She’s considering careers in either criminal justice or as an anesthesiologist. Best wishes to you, Lauryn, with all your next steps!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer

Jacob | Heritage Christian High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2018

We’ve loved reconnecting with this family for another time for senior portraits for their sons!

Jacob is easygoing, funny, and expressive. He has a wide variety of activities and interests. When indoors, you can find him reading, singing, or learning bass guitar. When outside, he loves camping and hunting and snowboarding in the winter months. He’s an avid basketball player. He also loves his car – a Ford Mustang convertible.

Jacob’s family loves our multi-location Senior Experience sessions. For Jacob, the perfect combination of settings included downtown Colorado Springs with the Colorado College campus and Garden fo the Gods. His session perfectly timed vibrant fall colors and showcases the wide variety of backgrounds that our Senior Experience session provides.

As Jacob finishes high school, he’s looking forward to pursuing a career in physical therapy or anything in the field of medicine.

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer


Kaylee | Doherty High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2018

Kaylee is a high school senior with a strong sense of adventure. She loves art, reading, and music. Her musical accomplishments include violin, acoustic guitar, and piano. She loves hiking outdoors, especially in settings with creeks and waterfalls.

She chose our one-hour Senior Session for her photography and matched perfectly with Cheyenne Cañon as her setting. Her session timed well for some beautiful fall colors, and as you’ll see, her portraits capture her musical interests and her favorite elements of the outdoors.

In just a few short weeks, Kaylee will count herself among Doherty High School’s newest graduates. She’s looking forward to traveling the world as she takes her next steps in life!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Outdoor Senior Photographer