Ben | Vista Ridge High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

We’ve had so much fun reconnecting with this family after first meeting them for their oldest’s senior portraits in 2018. As we always recognize, it’s our highest compliment to receive return business from a family.

Ben is a talented high school senior who has excelled in the performing arts throughout his years at Vista Ridge High School. He’s performed with Show Choir and Theater as well as the Marching Band. His musical skills are vast and include flute, piano, harp, clarinet, and percussion. Singing remains a top favorite, and he’s hoping to pursue a career in music performance with an emphasis on vocals. In addition to all his musicianship, he’s also a natural leader, serving as the Drum Major for Marching Band and leader of the Swing Dancing Club.

Outside of school and all of his performing arts, Ben also volunteers at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. His favorite animals there include the giraffes and lions. With his service to the zoo, he was able to receive special permission to create senior portraits on property! His conservatory served as a great and unique setting for the second portion of his overall photography.

Congratulations, Ben, on your many accomplishments! We’ve loved creating these senior portraits to celebrate these high school years and always bring to mind favorite memories from this time in your life.

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Pictures Photographer

Viviana | Discovery Canyon High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

Vivi is about to count herself among DCC’s newest graduates! This social, quirky, free-spirited, and spontaneous high school senior loves being around people, enjoys rainy days, and 90’s music is one of her favorite genres within a broad range of favorite music. She enjoys traveling and adventuring to new places. She’s played volleyball in the past. She plays guitar and loves her horses and dogs.

Viviana was excited to feature her city-girl side and colorful backgrounds mixed with weathered buildings and textures. The urban settings of Old Colorado City were a perfect fit for the location of her senior photography.

As she looks ahead to her next steps, she’s filled with confidence and ready to pursue business studies toward a career in business. Her time in the Future Business Leaders of America and on the debate team will serve her well as she takes these exciting next steps toward her future.

Congratulations, Viviana!!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Professional Photographer for High School Seniors

Emily | Pine Creek High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

Emily is artistic and sporty with well-rounded interests. On the creative side, she has passion for film-making and broadcasting. She loves being behind the camera but has also enjoyed acting on the stage. She’s played violin in the past and enjoys painting in her free time. On her sporty side, Emily loved gymnastics and competitive cheer. She has competed on track teams with shot put and discus. Basketball has been her primary sport for her high school years.

Emily’s high school years began in Virginia and finished here in Colorado Springs. She enjoyed an urban setting for her senior pictures and featured her love for film and basketball in some of her portraits.

As Emily approaches graduation, she’s thrilled to be headed to film school in the fall. She’d love to have opportunities to act and perform, but she’s ideally aspiring to directing. Our best to you, Emily!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographers

Kyle | The Vanguard School | High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

Kyle is an impressive high school senior who recently received one of the prestigious commendations to our military academies as his next step. We are thankful for his dedication to service and country.

Kyle’s years in Boy Scouts culminated in receiving his Eagle Scout designation. Certainly these experiences have given him some wonderful preparation and skills for his military career. He loves spending time outdoors, whether hiking, backpacking, or camping. He’s enjoyed being part of the outdoor skills club and serves on student government. Additionally, Kyle is an accomplished competitive shooter and excels academically.

He matched well with our one-hour outdoor senior session and loved featuring his competitive shooting prominently in his senior portraits. We are excited to share favorites from his session.

Congratulations, Kyle! We wish you our best as you celebrate your graduation and take your next steps. We know your future is bright!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Senior Photographers

Ayden | Pine Creek High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

Ayden will soon count himself among Pine Creek High School’s newest graduates. He is an outgoing and friendly people-person and loves staying active at the gym and outdoors. His home is the designated hangout and you’ll usually find him hosting a number of friends.

Ayden loved the variety of combining both a studio and outdoor session for his senior portraits. We’re excited to share favorites from his session and celebrate his upcoming graduation.

Ayden’s planning to begin college studies in nursing this fall with aspirations to become a nurse practitioner. With parents who have loved working in the field of nursing, we know they are honored to have him follow their footsteps in a great career field.

Congratulations, Ayden!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Pictures Photographers