Noah | High School Senior Photography | Class of 2019

Noah is an ambitious recent graduate with a passion for documentary film making. He had an amazing opportunity last summer when he was chosen for an exclusive 6-week course during which he and his team created a documentary film about teen suicide. He was able to share some of his own struggles and ultimately, share that his faith and relationship with Jesus brought him grounding in that sense of value and worth. He’s been invited back for a second year to work and learn with this group!

Outside of those passions and interests, Noah composes music and plays piano; is a published author and avid reader; loves LEGOs; and is a black belt in taekwondo.

Along with his siblings – he’s a triplet! – we photographed his senior portraits both in Colorado Springs and in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This family has a sense of heart and home in both places, and it was truly special to travel with them to Wisconsin. In fact, our daughter now wants to live there one day!

Noah’s Colorado Springs settings for his photography included Glen Eyrie Castle, Downtown Colorado Springs, and Garden of the Gods; his Sheboygan, Wisconsin settings included the family farm, boardwalk and beach, and Kohler-Andrae State Park.

His future plans have many potential directions with all of his passions and giftings – he’d enjoy expanding his published writings, designing for LEGO, and/or script-writing for documentary films. We know God will help direct all his next steps.

Congratulations, Noah!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs & Destination Senior Portrait Photographer | Monument High School Senior Photography

Katie | High School Senior Photography | Class of 2019

Katie is a joyful and talented high school senior who loves to write and excels in music talents for both piano and singing. She’s one of the triplet siblings of a family who has become dear to us, and she and her siblings have had wonderful opportunities to make music together over the years. She’s also learned tap dancing – clearly she has a wide scope of performing talents!

Katie loves city vibes, has an appreciation for vintage items (she loves writing on her vintage typewriter), and yet also adores the beaches of Wisconsin and the rustic country setting of her family’s farm in that state.

We were blessed to photograph Katie and her siblings both here in Colorado and in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Katie’s settings in Colorado Springs included Glen Eyrie Castle and Downtown Colorado Springs; her settings in Wisconsin included the Sheboygan boardwalk, her family farm, and Kohler-Andrae State Park.

As Katie looks ahead to some next steps, she has a strong passion to fight for justice. She’s specifically interested in pursuing studies in psychology that would equip her to help bring healing to those saved out of human trafficking. She’d also love to be involved in leading worship.

Enjoy favorites from such a special project with a great set of high school senior siblings. Congratulations, Katie!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer | Destination Photographer for Travel Portraits

Claire | High School Senior Photography | Class of 2019

Claire is a hard-working student with a love for the 1950s and 1960s. Faith is a huge aspect to her life, and she’s enjoyed summers at Camp Elim and would love a potential career in camp ministry. She’s also an accomplished violinist.

Claire is part of a set of triplets! For senior portraits, we enjoyed photographing her and her siblings individually and also great portraits of the triplets together. Her family loves living in Colorado, yet has strong, deep ties to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. We were blessed to travel to Wisconsin with this family so their senior portraits captured both places dear to their hearts. You’ll see in our favorites below portraits captured both in Colorado and Wisconsin.

Claire’s locations for her senior portraits included Glen Eyrie Castle, Manitou Springs, her family farm in Wisconsin, the Sheboygan Boardwalk, and Kohler-Andrae State Park.

Congratulations, Claire!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs, Monument High School Professional Photographer | Travel Photographer

Aidan | Cheyenne Mountain High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2019

We have loved seeing this family back with us for their 3rd (and final) senior photography session for their kids. We always find client loyalty to be our highest compliment, and we always love being the family photographer for a family’s milestones through life.

Aidan is an easygoing guy with a love for Rudy’s BBQ, hunting, skiing–favorite spots include Breck and Aspen–and he’s competed on the Cheyenne Mountain High School soccer team.

For his high school senior pictures, Aidan chose our longer multi-location Senior Experience and combined Old Colorado City and Cheyenne Cañon to have the variety of both urban and natural settings for his photography. We’re excited to share favorite portraits from his session!

With the completion of high school, Aidan will begin college this fall as a Leeds Scholar and will pursue studies in both business and neuroscience.

Congratulations, Aidan!!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Professional High School Senior Portraits Photographer

Lily | Colorado Springs High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2019

Lily is a really special recent graduate as we’ve been neighbors with her family for a handful of years and enjoyed having Lily as our best sitter for the kids. It’s been fun to watch her aspirations develop over her high school years. She actually finished early and earned her cosmetology certification along the way during high school. She’s quite talented with hair cuts, colors, and styles. Our daughter has loved the special hair styles Lily has done before special days at school. Clearly, Lily has a heart of gold, a love for others, and a caring spirit.

In addition to her expertise as a hair stylist, she’s also an accomplished artist, and it was so fun to create some gorgeous silhouettes to celebrate her artistic side during her senior session. As plans unfold for her next steps, she’ll be beginning college classes in the fall and pursuing studies in psychology. She’s looking ahead to a future PhD!

We’re excited to share some favorites from her one-hour senior session at Garden of the Gods!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Senior Photographer