Aaliyah | Mesa Ridge High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

Aaliyah has a great sense of humor, and while a little more of an introvert, is friendly and motivated. She’s planning to pursue college studies to support a career in medicine.

During high school, she competed on Mesa Ridge’s tennis team. When not in school, she loves to explore the outdoors. Seven Falls is one of her favorite hiking trails.

We’re excited to share favorites from her senior session in Manitou Springs. For our seniors excited to have urban backgrounds, Manitou Springs is a great choice for colorful and eclectic settings.

Congratulations on all your accomplishments, Aaliyah! We know these senior portraits will bring to mind favorite memories from your high school years.

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Spring High School Senior Photographer

The Snider Family | Colorado Springs Family Portraits

We’re honored to have created this family’s first outdoor portraits! Like so many families we hear from, this family’s last professional family photography happened quite a number of years ago. When they realized they were in a brief window of time with all of their girls braces-free, they made sure to make these portraits happen! Red Rock Canyon served as a gorgeous backdrop for their photography.

The Snider Family is playful, loving, honest, and has a sarcastic sense of humor. They enjoy hiking together and exploring our Colorado trails. They love having family game nights with favorite games to play together including Monopoly and Ticket to Ride. Our family loves game nights too, and Ticket to Ride is definitely a favorite in our family as well.

We’re excited to share favorites from a great family session with the Sniders. We know that their wall art from these portraits will be enjoyed in their home for years to come. May these portraits daily remind their daughters how beautiful and loved they are, and may all the favorite memories from this season of life be brought to mind.

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Family Pictures Photographer

Katie | Air Academy High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

We loved seeing Katie’s family again after first photographing her older brother’s senior portraits in 2018. The loyalty of our returning families will always be our highest compliment!

Katie is a gifted student and a hard worker. She’s fluent is Spanish and competes on the Air Academy basketball team. She was really excited to feature her favorite shoes – her yellow high tops – in some of her portraits that were created in Garden of the Gods. We love all the smiles and laughter that were enjoyed throughout her session.

As she looks ahead to college, Katie loves the idea of continuing to build her fluency in Spanish and living abroad for a time in a Spanish-speaking country and specifically has her eyes set on Spain. We wish her the best as she completes high school and begins the next chapters in her life!

Jonathan Betz Photography  | Colorado Springs Senior Portraits Photographers

Travis | Liberty High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

Travis has an easygoing nature and a bit of “country” in him – we love it! He featured his cowboy boots in his attire for his senior portraits. He’s a strong student and excels academically and writes for the high school newspaper. He’s also athletic and competes with both basketball and volleyball teams. When not studying and writing, you’ll typically find him outdoors hiking or fly fishing. He loves his dogs, Bear & Brooke.

With his love for writing, it’s not surprising that he’s strongly considering a degree in journalism. Travis is also considering serving in our military. We are excited to see where his next steps lead and loved being part of celebrating his high school accomplishments and giving his family portraits to always bring to mind favorite memories from this time in his life.

Jonathan Betz Photography High School Senior Portraits

The Tuning Family | Colorado Springs Family Portraits

This was a very special portrait session for us as we have known the Tuning Family for years through church. They have huge hearts and deep faith. This portrait session celebrated the official additions to their family. We love that their wall portraits speak value to each of their kids and give them the security of their place in this world. The timing of their session was just before our world changed this year – with all that we have all been through in 2020, we know all of us have grown in appreciation for faith and family and for love in our homes.

Thank you, Tuning Family, for inviting us to capture these portraits for you and create lasting memories from this special season in the life of your family!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Family Pictures Photographer