Angela + Collin | Wedding Portraits | 09.09.18

We had an amazing time with Angela and Collin on their wedding day. This was such a special celebration of families and friends coming together to be part of this marriage. We loved the ways Angela and Collin included and honored each of their children throughout the day. Their day was filled with unique, personal touches, and it was obvious how esteemed and loved they are by their friends and family.

The ceremony and reception took place at Phantom Canyon Brewery in downtown Colorado Springs, and we loved the opportunity to take the wedding party around the nearby urban and park areas for those portraits. Following the reception, we had the best time photographing urban portraits of these two newlyweds on a photography walk through downtown, ending at The Mining Exchange where they enjoyed their first night married. Wedding day timelines do not always prioritize photography the way these two did, and the time they built into the day for this created truly special portraits and fun memories to cherish.

When we think back to their wedding day, we remember huge smiles, abundant laughter, authentic tears of thankfulness for this relationship, and two people who seem perfect for each other.

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Weddings & Engagements Photographer

Austin | Fountain-Fort Carson High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2019

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!

Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Senior Photographer

Tricia | Mesa Ridge High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2019

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!

Jonathan Betz Photography – High School Senior Portraits Photographer

Celebrating Our Masters Degree Achievements! | Professional Photographers of America’s Imaging USA Convention 2019

Lindsay’s getting ready to present and pictures from the Masters Degree Ceremony!
We’re pictured with PPA President of the Board, Stephen Thetford.

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.

Image Titles, top to bottom:
Ocean Dazzle | Cuban Casual | Her View Over Havana | Echoes of a Weary Traveler

Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Master Photographer

Nanci McAlister - January 29, 2019 - 6:27 pm

Love these impressive photographs AND the titles as well! So expressive.

James & Emily | Engagement Photography at Bear Creek

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!

Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Engagement Photographer