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
Tyler is down-to-earth and easygoing. He’s been competing on baseball teams since the age of 5, and during high school, played the position of catcher. He would love to continue baseball into college.
His senior session last summer used the setting of Monument Valley Park. We loved the backgrounds provided by the park for featuring his love of baseball. It’s an area that’s full of mature trees, vibrant greens in the summer months, and the rustic baseball field.
Tyler, we wish you our sincere congratulations on your upcoming completion of high school and trust these senior portraits celebrate your accomplishments.
James is an avid reader, loves spending time with people, and an accomplished swimmer. His best stroke is freestyle, and he’s competed on both the high school and club teams. This year, he was honored to be captain of the team.
James’ family came to us from Castle Rock. We love working with families from outside our Colorado Springs area; it’s always a treat to provide backdrops unique to our area that help that senior’s portraits look a little more unique from their peers’ photography (or a lot different when our families come from the Midwest, Texas, or East Coast!).
James chose Red Rock Canyon as the setting for his senior portraits. We’re excited to share favorites and celebrate his accomplishments in this feature. We know Senior Year is unfortunately looking much different from expectations for this class, so may this bring some joy and celebrate his accomplishments. Congratulations, James!
Finn’s family traveled to us from Branson, Colorado, for his senior photography. We love being a destination photographer for families traveling in from out of our area. Finn has a busy sports schedule, and our simple mini session worked best for his photography.
We love our mini sessions for families that love the simplicity without any sacrifice of quality. Jon worked hard to weave storytelling for Finn’s sports of football and basketball into his session.
We’re excited to share favorites from his session outside of Garden of the Gods and wish Finn our best as he finishes the last requirements for graduation. Congratulations on your accomplishments!
Ashlyn is a well-rounded high school senior who loves photography, hiking in the outdoors, and travel. She competed on the golf team during her years in high school.
Her photography session during late summer was in the setting of Cheyenne Cañon, and we’re excited to share favorites from her portraits.
As Ashlyn finishes the last weeks of high school and looks beyond graduation, she’s planning to attend Grand Canyon University. She’s looking at studying business and hopes travel and photography fill much of her future too!
Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer | Outdoor Portrait Artist
We loved reconnecting with Garrid’s family after first meeting them to photograph his older brother’s senior portraits for the Class of 2018. It’s always our highest compliment to receive the loyalty of our families and continue to be their family’s professional photographer.
Garrid is creative and loves drawing, sketching, and design. He also (like his brother!) has a love for cars. Garrid dreams of a career working as a car body designer. He’s looking at both traditional higher education combined with the technical training to pursue this career. Garrid is also athletic and competed at the state level for swimming.
Garrid loves dogs, and in addition to the four dogs that are in his family, his family’s business is a kennel, so they care for a lot of furry friends!
Garrid’s senior portraits were completed at multiple locations and included the After Dark portraits. His much-loved European 1973 MGBGT coupe was featured during his session. His multi-location session brought the variety of combining both urban and natural settings for his photography, and we’re excited to share favorites.
Garrid, our best to you with all your next steps after officially completing high school! It’s been wonderful to see your family again. CONGRATULATIONS!