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
Emily’s family was wonderful to have back with us for photography!
Emily enjoys hanging out with friends and time with her family at home. She has an artistic side and enjoys drawing. For her high school senior portraits, she loved an urban setting. Her portrait day held some rain, but with her flexibility and positivity, the rain actually added to the portraits with reflections and bringing out vivid colors. We’re excited to share favorites from her photography session last fall!
Emily’s next chapters in life are already unfolding, and she plans to pursue studies in psychology. Our best to you, Emily!
Caleb excelled in athletics during his high school years, both at Falcon High School and on USA National teams. His primary sports were football and wrestling, and he was the school captain for both teams.
For his senior portraits, Caleb had a portion of the photography at the high school to feature his sports and then a second portion at Garden of the Gods. His session day was quite a wintery mix, filled with freezing rain and a fog. While not the weather most people would embrace for outdoor photography, Caleb was up for it, and Jon was able to create incredibly unique portraits for this family.
Congratulations, Caleb, on your graduation. Enjoy all the new chapters unfolding in life!
We wanted to make sure not to miss Gabe’s Class of 2019 feature, so we’ll pause our posts from the Class of 2020 to share a few more posts that look back to last season.
Gabe spent his high school years competing on the soccer, football, and basketball teams, and he equally loved each of these sports. He’s outgoing and friendly and has a heart for welcoming new students and making sure everyone is included. When he’s not playing sports, he also enjoys hiking.
Gabe is the youngest in his family, and we loved photographing all of their boys’ senior portraits over the past handful of years. We cannot be more complimented than by the loyalty of so many of our client families.
His session was photographed at the very start of November last fall, so his portraits reflect that changing of the fall season into the early whispers of winter…well, perhaps more than whispers when you see the covering of snow in some of the portraits! We’re excited to share favorites from his multi-location Senior Experience photography session.
Gabe’s already into the next chapters of his life, and we’ll be excited to see his family in 2020 for family portraits. It’ll be a great time to catch up with the whole family!
Alyssa’s family has lived all over the United States, and she has loved living close to the ocean in many of those places. In land-locked Colorado, she enjoys spending time at the pool and at Lake Pueblo, and she also loves hiking. She’s played volleyball competitively in the past and continues to stay active at the gym.
For her senior portraits, Alyssa was hoping for fields of flowers, and we were able to schedule her for the right time of year and at a perfect setting to deliver! One of my favorite parts of our time with her family was at her View & Choose sales appointment – her younger sister just beamed as she looked at the beautiful portraits of her big sister. There was a sparkle in her eye that showed just how much she loves and looks up to Alyssa.
When high school graduation comes, Alyssa plans to pursue a career in medicine, and she’s excited at the potential to attend a university that would take her back to the hotter weather she loves.
Enjoy favorites from a flower-filled senior session!
Cole is an athletic and musical high school senior who competes on the Palmer Ridge High School wrestling team and plays saxophone in the band ensembles. When he’s not in school, he enjoys reading and video games. Both he and his dad have a deep love for the Ford Mustang that dad has worked on for years. One day, it’ll become Cole’s car.
For his high school senior photography, Cole’s family matched well with our most popular one-hour Senior Session and chose an urban setting. We’re excited to share favorites from his session that features all of his interests in storytelling portraits matched with settings that provide a rich variety of textures and colors.
Enjoy your senior year, Cole, and we wish you the best as you finish high school strong and take your next steps!