This family has become so special to us as we’ve now photographed their family every year since 2015. What an honor to be their family’s portrait artist and storyteller and creating their legacy art. Their daughter is a joy to see each year, and it’s especially touching to watch her fall in love with each new set of portraits of herself and with her parents. Their 2020 photography session took them on a relaxed hike through a new area of Garden of Gods that we’d not explored before. We’re loving the fun challenge of continuing to find new places for each session. The timing of their session added beautiful fall colors to their backgrounds. We’re excited to share favorites from the most recent session. Thank you, Sauerweins, for your continued business and trust in us. Can’t wait to see you in 2021!
What a fun portrait session! The Shepards are from the Houston area and recently vacationed at a gorgeous Air B&B property on the north side of the Colorado Springs area. They were excited to create family portraits in the mountains (as you might imagine or know from experience, Houston has a “slightly” different geography and climate than Colorado Springs) and hoped for wintery scenes. Jon had a great time creating timeless and artistic portraits of their family, their kids, individuals of their kids, and couple’s portraits, delivering that wintery mountain feel they desired. After those were created, Jon captured fun-filled moments playing in the snow. The session ended with a fantastic, epic snowball fight. We know these portraits will forever capture favorite memories from their time together in Colorado, and while the weather delivered winter, their hearts will be filled with warmth enjoying these portraits as finished art in their home.
Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Family & Children’s Photographer
As a Colorado native, Ethan loves spending time in the outdoors and favorite adventuring activities include camping, fishing, and taking the Jeep in the backcountry. He enjoys video games. He started flight school recently. In past years, Ethan competed on both the football and track teams.
As Ethan finishes his final year of high school, he plans to pursue a career in medicine. We wish him our best!
Niah has been active in Vista Ridge’s choir program and the ROTC program throughout high school. She loves exploring the backcountry on ATVs and loves spending time in Manitou Springs and Helen Hunt Falls.
She’s been through a lot over the past year, and we do hope these portraits remind her of her beauty and strength and also bring connection with loved ones she is missing greatly. We know she is learning how to honor memories and hold close those she loves with both this final year of high school and as she takes her next steps after graduation.
As Niah completes these high school chapters, she’s looking ahead to college studies and would love to pursue at PhD in Forensic Psychology.
Enjoy favorites from her one-hour senior session in Cheyenne Cañon, complete with vibrant fall colors.
Rhys is an intelligent guy with great aptitudes with computers and strong analytical skills. These aptitudes will serve him well after he finishes high school and begins pursuing a career in cybersecurity.
Rhys loves long boarding, chess, driving the Mini Cooper, and gaming. He featured a few of these loves during his high school senior session.
Enjoy favorites from his photography session at Garden of the Gods. We are excited to see what the future has in store for Rhys!