Nayeli | Palmer High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2018

Nayeli is one of the newest graduates of Palmer High School. She’s outgoing, bubbly, caring, and helpful. She loves spending time with friends and family and loves her two cats. Nayeli has lived in Colorado Springs her whole life and loves the natural beauty of our Colorado landscape. She chose Cheyenne Cañon as the location for her photography session because of her love of Helen Hunt Falls, flowers, and the natural streams.

Nayeli’s family and ours have the shared connection of the loss of a deeply-loved family member. We share this because our small business serves families with their photography needs, yet, so often, a relationship results. I know that there were conversations we shared with this family on such deep levels, and I believe that those conversations spoke a little bit of healing into both of our journeys. To us, clients are people. We photograph and serve people that are loved by families. We want to make sure we love well as we serve well. We’ll never be perfect, yet we’re going to give that our best efforts.

Perhaps the relationship will just be for a short season, yet we’re blessed to be in our 12th year of business and seeing families returning to us over the years as each new milestone comes. Our lives become interconnected with theirs, and it’s always an honor to continue to be entrusted with a family’s important moments, memories, and milestones.

Congratulations, Nayeli, on your high school graduation! Know that your entire family is so very proud of you. May you endeavor to tackle your dream to be a veterinarian and continue to place family and friends as the most valuable parts to life.

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer

 

Alaney | Cheyenne Mountain High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2018

Alaney counts herself among the newest graduating class at Cheyenne Mountain High School. She’s an accomplished musician, playing flute in the symphonic and wind ensembles. She’s also an avid reader and has years of dance experience. These past two years of high school, she’s focused on music and academics. While she describes herself as a “closet introvert,” she is caring, intelligent, and responsible – all qualities that will serve her well as she pursues a career as a Nurse Practitioner.

Prior to becoming her photographer for senior portraits, our families have connections both through another Cheyenne Mountain High School client family and through Adventures Out West. We’ve had such fun photographing commercial images for this company and family portraits for the owner. Alaney has the adventurous job working on their zipline experience in the Manitou Springs area of Colorado Springs.

For her high school senior portraits, she matched well with our one-hour Senior Session and loved Red Rock Canyon as the setting for her photography. Red Rock Canyon boasts southern Colorado landscape without the same crowds of places most popular in town. This quieter location has great variety from fields and fences to trees and red rock formations, and when we have enough moisture, a quarry. For seniors and families looking for a session that stays active and provides a walking-tour, this is a fantastic location for an outdoor photography session!

We’re excited to share favorites from her senior portraits, and we wish her our best with all the next steps she takes!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs High School Senior Pictures Photographer

 

Newborn Amelia | Colorado Springs Baby Photography

Welcome, Baby Amelia! We love newborn baby photography – nothing beats these little treasures and the adorable yawns and peaceful sleeping moments. Amelia has some wonderful big sisters and fantastic parents loving and leading her through life, and her session created both individual baby moments and sibling and family moments.

Our baby photography always comes to the homes of our client families. These first days and weeks with a newborn can be overwhelming and exhausting, and we love coming alongside families and making the experience for their photography as easy as possible. We also love that each baby stays in her familiar home environment and can have elements unique to that home included in the portraits.

Enjoy some of our favorites from a precious newborn session. We’re honored to have this family back with us after we first served them for senior photography for one of Amelia’s older sisters.

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Professional Photographer for Babies and Families

Destini | Sand Creek High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2018

Destini is a bubbly, energetic, ready-to-graduate senior at Sand Creek High School. She has a great sense of humor and a wide variety of interests and strengths. During her time in high school, she’s been a part of dance teams and choral groups. She loves traveling and trying new cuisines, and whether in town or in new places, she loves to shop!

For her high school senior portraits, she chose our one-hour Senior Session and loved Cheyenne Cañon for the setting of her photography.

As graduation approaches, Destini has big dreams to become a medical sonographer and also own her own clothing boutique. We know she’s full of the energy and passion to accomplish them both!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs Senior Portraits Photographer

Carolyn | Cheyenne Mountain High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2018

Carolyn is an accomplished musician, excelling on the clarinet. She’s performed with the classical ensemble at Cheyenne Mountain High School and with the Colorado Springs Conservatory. She also enjoys jazz music. Carolyn is active with her church and has served there as an acolyte. In the past she’s been active on the equestrian team. Recently, she was selected as one of the debutantes for next year’s Debutante Ball!

Our multi-hour Senior Experience served her best for her senior portraits. She enjoyed using Garden of the Gods as her first location and the gorgeous grounds of her church as the second location. We’re excited to share favorites from her photography session!

Carolyn is excited to pursue her dream for a career in music education as she enters college this fall. We know all of her hard work and talents have prepared her well for college and all the steps that lie ahead!

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Jonathan Betz Photography – Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer