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
Cole is a friendly senior who is dedicated to academics. He’s also athletic, and while in his past he played soccer, he is hoping to do track in the Spring. Cole plans to pursue aerospace engineering, and he might want to be an astronaut. He’s clearly a dedicated, hard worker and ready to apply his academic strengths at the collegiate level.
Cole chose our one-hour outdoor session with Garden of the Gods for his senior portraits. His family also added a mini session for family portraits just before his senior session. For all of the portraits, they wanted iconic scenes of Colorado Springs as this family plans to be moving next summer. We were honored to be entrusted with creating such important portraits to capture both the milestone of graduation for Cole as well as Colorado family portraits to remember their years here.
Our best to this entire family with all the next chapters that will unfold for them in 2021!
Janna’s family was great to see again after first meeting them when her older sister had her senior year! Our returning family’s loyalty is always our highest compliment.
Janna enjoys spending time with family and friends and loves hiking, movies, and bowling. She also loves her dog, Bentley. As a people-person, she’s planning on a career that would center around helping people. With both of her parents in healthcare, pursuing a career as a pediatrician currently tops her list.
She had a fall session with perfect timing for some vibrant fall colors. We’re excited to share our favorites from a great senior session!
We loved seeing the Nesbitt Family again and capturing their current season in life! With young kids, they change quickly, so after first capturing family portraits in the baby & toddler stages in 2018, this recent session captures the early childhood years for their son and the start of kindergarten for their daughter.
Their vision was to have portraits in the golden aspens, and for that request, we go outside of our Colorado Springs area. We were thrilled to have timed the session well for the gorgeous fall colors – there’s never a guarantee for that timing, but with years of experience, we know how to do our best to make these requests fulfilled.
We’re excited to share favorites from a fun, fall session with this family. Jon brought out lots of personality with the kids and created gorgeous portraits for this family to love for all the years to come.
Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Family Photographer
Calleigh completes the years of high school senior portraits we have created for this family, and we’ve loved each session. She loves her animals and brought both her horse and her Italian Mastiff on her session. When not riding her horse or loving on her dog, Calleigh loves reading and baking. She played French Horn in band during many of her years. She also has a strong faith.
We’re excited to share favorites from her high school senior portraits and celebrate her accomplishments. She had a gorgeous fall day filled with rich colors of the season.
As she completes high school, she’s looking to pursue biology with strong potential to work with animals in her future career. We wish you our best, Calleigh!
Like so many couples in 2020, Dijia & Blake found themselves a little unsure how to best create a special wedding in the midst of the pandemic. Just weeks prior to their October 10th date, they decided to find a rental cabin in the mountains of Colorado and bring their family and a close friend out to share in their day.
Dijia is from China, and the date 10-10-20 was a dream wedding date. When she called, we weren’t able to be available for more than a couple hours on that morning as we had portrait sessions already booked for the afternoon and evening. We both knew there was more photography they would want and we were determined to find a way to make it happen. As we talked over the phone, I was so thankful when I offered the option to have them come to Colorado Springs earlier that week for a multi-hour time where we took them all over favorite places in our area for gorgeous portraits of the two of them. We then joined them outside of Breckenridge on their Saturday to capture the ceremony and festivities right after.
The time we shared with Dijia and Blake in Colorado Springs was a really fun time and gave them some breathtaking images as well as many fun memories from those adventures that afternoon into the evening. Their wedding ceremony will forever remain in my top favorites – Dijia’s son officiated, the vows could not have been more tender and heartfelt, and there was not a dry eye (mine included!) as these two married and officially began their new family. There is something truly special when simplicity invites the depth of the moment to shine. So many times the fanfare of the venues, multitudes of people, food to be eaten, decor, and schedule of events garner attention and focus. In this tender ceremony of just a handful of their most special people and in the simplicity of the back balcony of the cabin, one of the most authentic and beautiful moments unfolded. What an honor for us to be invited to capture it and share in their moment.