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
Jenna & Jordan are twins and seniors graduating from the Springs Studio for Academic Excellence. Their family owns and operates the RAM off-road park and auto recycling business on the east side of town, and Jon had a blast photographing their sessions on their acreage of the park. Growing up with this family business, the girls naturally love riding their dirt bikes – what a playground they have had!
Enjoy favorites from a unique session for these seniors, and our huge congratulations to both Jenna & Jordan on their accomplishments!
With the new phases of re-opening, we are excited to announce that we are able to provide photography sessions again! We are carefully following best practices for distancing and safeguarding health. The graphic below gives you a sense of all we are doing to return to serving our clients safely.
Mention this blog post and receive $100 Studio Credit toward your order from any booked studio or outdoor session in May. After all we have been through, family is more important than ever, and Mother’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate mom with a priceless gift that lasts.
Zoë will soon count herself as one of Cheyenne Mountain High School’s most recent graduates, and to celebrate her milestone, we are excited to feature favorites from her high school senior session completed the end of last summer. She was excited for a natural setting to capture her portraits, and Red Rock Canyon created a perfect array of backgrounds.
Congratulations, Zoë, on your accomplishments, and we wish you the best with all your next chapters that unfold. May these portraits always bring to mind favorite memories and friendships from this time in your life!
Jackson is a friendly and easygoing senior with a huge heart for animals. He’s been a volunteer with the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, specifically teaching visiting kids how to clean and care for the animals. His favorites include the snakes, lizards, and chickens – all of whom he works with directly – and he also loves rhinos and moose. His love for animals continues at home where he cares for his dog and his pig!
In school, he’s been active with the marching band as a trumpet player. When home, when he’s not spending time with his pets, you can find him enjoying Lego building or writing. Jackson would love a career as a screenwriter and loves creative writing.
Enjoy favorites from his senior session at Monument Valley Park. We love the variety of styles represented in his outfits for his portraits and the variety of textures and colors from the settings Jon chose for him during the photography session.
Congratulations, Jackson, on your accomplishments! May these portraits celebrate this milestone and always bring to mind favorite memories and friendships from this time in your life!
We enjoyed reconnecting with this family after first photographing Craig’s older brother’s senior portraits in 2015. We cannot be more appreciative of the loyalty of our returning client families and the continued opportunity to be their professional photographer for the important moments in life.
Craig is an arty, fashionable senior with many talents. He draws, paints, plays saxophone in the band, and is an accomplished swimmer with breaststroke as his best stroke. When not in school or the pool, he loves walking his dog, Alfred, and shopping thrift stores.
Craig is looking to a career in the sciences as he finishes high school and begins college. Bio-Chem currently feels like a great fit for his interests and strengths.
Craig’s senior session last fall was in the setting of Bear Creek. We love the colorful fiends and quaint riverbed scenes at this location.
Congratulations, Craig, on your accomplishments. May your senior portraits speak loudly of the pride of your family and in celebration of your completion of high school!