The Adkins Families | Generations Family Photography | Family Legacy

We were honored to capture these precious family portraits for the Adkins Families! These portraits capture such a sweet time in the life of their family and so many special moments from these early years of their first two granddaughters.

Family portraits are always special for us to create because we understand the power they hold for capturing memories and telling the story of that season in the life of a family. Moments are fleeting; portraits last forever.

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Family Photographer

Genevieve | Pine Creek High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2020

As we wrap up the blog features for our Class of 2020 seniors, we are certainly excited to feature Genevieve! She’s a natural leader with strong academic strength as an AP Honors Scholar and a passion for service.

During her time at Pine Creek High School, she was heavily involved in a variety of activities. She served as Commander on the Drill Team and led girls’ Color Guard. She served as the Drill Commander for the unarmed exhibitions squad and competed at the varsity level. She was inducted into the Kitty Hawk Honor Society and Civil Air Patrol and served in leadership roles in both organizations. She was a dedicated member of the D20 Jr. ROTC.

This Spring, Genevieve received one of the esteemed recommendations from Congressman Lamborn to the United States Air Force Academy. We were so excited to see her recommendation, though it certainly did not surprise us that she earned it! As she follows her dreams to serve in the military, she’s planning to pursue studies in aerospace engineering. She would love a career in aviation or space operations. This girl is going places!

Congratulations, Genevieve, on so many accomplishments to be proud of and to propel you into your next chapters in life. We know you’re ready to take on the world with passion and heart.

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer

Tyler | Lewis Palmer High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2020

About this time every year, we’re deep into photographing the next senior class yet still have a few more seniors to feature who are now recent graduates. Tyler is one of those, and we certainly did not want his session feature to be missed.

Tyler is athletic, friendly, and down-to-earth. He plays both football and baseball, and baseball is the sport that he loves best. His skills have seen him in a variety of positions from pitcher to third baseman to outfield.

Tyler loves being outdoors in the mountains – you’ll often find him hiking and camping. Our areas around Mount Herman and Raspberry Mountain are top favorite trails to explore in our area. We loved providing a unique session setting to create Tyler’s senior portraits on a much-loved trail that holds many memories for him. Jon loved experiencing a fresh location that we later hiked as a family!

As Tyler looks ahead to college, he’s entering fire science studies that will prepare him for a career in fire fighting. With his love for the outdoors, he’s hoping to specifically fight forest fires. We loved being included in his small gathering to celebrate his graduation and also seeing him for our cap and gown event we held in late May.

Congratulations, Tyler! We’ve loved getting to know you and your family and wish you our best as your next steps unfold!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs and Monument High School Senior Photographer

Daucin | Liberty High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2020

It’s been such a treat to see Daucin’s family back with us after 8 years since we were last blessed to photograph for them!

Daucin is an accomplished athlete and competed on football teams for many of his years. During the last two years of high school, he served as the quarterback for Liberty’s team.

When not on the football field, you can find him hiking, hanging out with friends playing favorite games like checkers and chess, or enjoying a movie. He’s also a fan of Dutch Bros. and sees the potential to invest in a franchise one day. Regardless of whether it’s that company or another, Daucin plans a career in marketing and knows his years in DECA will benefit him greatly.

Congratulations, Daucin, on your graduation! May these portraits celebrate your years in high school and be a gift of memories to your whole family. Our best to you as your next steps unfold!

Jonathan Betz Photography | High School Senior Portrait Photographer | Colorado Springs Portrait Artist

Jared | TCA College Pathways | High School Senior Photography | Class of 2020

We loved seeing Jared’s family again! We’ve photographed senior portraits for his two older sisters, and this winter was the time for Jared’s turn.

Jared has been active in taekwondo for years and also active in church, most notably in Awana. He’s accomplished academically and received one of the coveted nominations to the Air Force Academy from Congressman Lamborn.

For his high school senior photography, Jared wove storytelling imagery for his activities into his session, all captured at Garden of the Gods. We love that he brought formal attire to show the wide range of looks from casual to formal. We’re excited to share our favorites from his winter session!

Congratulations, Jared! We know your family is incredibly proud of your accomplishments and your strong character. Our best to you as these new chapters unfold for your life!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Portrait Photographers