Joshua | The Classical Academy High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2020

Joshua is an artistic, friendly, and talented high school senior. He’s involved in a wide variety of activities that include playing cello in The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony, color guard with the high school marching band, Boy Scouts, and saxophone in some of the high school ensembles. He’s also artistic and enjoys art and sketching.

For his high school senior portraits, he matched well with our longer Senior Experience with an emphasis on his urban location of Old Colorado City. For the smaller set of natural portraits, Jon took him to Bear Creek Park. Joshua brought some items with him to represent some of his areas of interest and expertise, and these items brought great storytelling into his senior pictures.

As Joshua looks ahead to his next steps after high school, he would love to study art yet also loves the ocean and could see a career in marine biology. We’ve enjoyed our time getting to know him and his family and know these senior portraits will always bring to mind favorite memories from this time in his life.

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs & Monument High School Senior Photographer

Aiden | Cheyenne Mountain High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2020

Aiden excels in music and plays euphonium with the Cheyenne Mountain High School band program. He has a passion for cars and dreams of one day owning a 1970 Monte Carlo or a GTO Pontiac. He and his dad attend the Pikes Peak Hill Climb annually, and that’s created some special memories for them over the years.

We’ve loved seeing this family back after first meeting them for his older sister’s senior portraits a couple years ago. We truly appreciate the loyalty from so many of our client families. Like before, Aiden loved a natural setting for his senior pictures and matched well with Red Rock Canyon. We’re excited to share favorites from his recent session!

As Aiden looks ahead to his next steps after college, he’s planning to enter a career as an HVAC specialist. We know Aiden will benefit from all the experience and connections his dad has to offer from a career in this industry. We’re excited to hear updates on all his next steps come graduation in the Spring!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer

Alex Allen - August 22, 2019 - 1:06 pm

The Pictures look great as always Thank you again!

The Mantonyas | High School Senior and Family Photography | Destination: Colorado Springs

The Mantonyas reside in the heart of the Midwest, and when mom was planning to compete in the race up Pikes Peak last summer, their oldest daughter had the thought that it would be perfect to photograph her high school senior portraits in Colorado.

Each year we work with a nice handful of out of state families who choose us to capture portraits in the mountains – something completely unique from what their home cities have to offer. We have a great time with these families and have created a variety of ways in which we bridge the distance of miles between us for the “before” and “after” steps of our client experience.

The Mantonyas wanted to make sure to give their high school senior a wonderful, dedicated time for senior portraits, so they chose our one-hour session for her. We helped match her to Red Rock Canyon for the location of her portraits. We then helped them add a mini-session for their family photography and were able to match them with Mesa Overlook for the family portraits. The two locations gave them wonderful variety of settings and scenes yet also ones that all complimented each other well. We made sure to help them do the sessions back-to-back as their time in Colorado was limited, yet each type of photography had a dedicated time. We feel it is incredibly important to give each type of portrait a dedicated time to be the focus. With multiple session structures to choose from, we can come alongside every client family uniquely – for this family, it was a perfect combination of a one-hour with a mini-session. We’re excited to share favorites from each of their sessions!

Jonathan Betz Photography: Destination Portraits Photographer in Colorado Springs | Family and High School Senior Pictures

Dvorsky Family | Garden of the Gods Family Portraits

I’m completely partial to Jon’s expertise in photography – there’s no one else I trust with our own family photography – but sometimes even I am amazed by the portraits he is able to create in some of the craziest conditions.

The Dvorsky family is back with us this year for both the next round of senior portraits and also family portraits. Like most families, they have full schedules with kids and parents going in lots of directions each week. It’s not easy to coordinate all those schedules for family photography.

Clouds, heavy with rain, were moving into the city right at the start of their scheduled family session. Rain fell pretty much most of their session, so I actually thought Jon was joking when he texted to tell me he finished the session. He wasn’t kidding! He worked with utmost efficiency and created gorgeous portraits for a family who was more than willing to tough out a little rain to complete their portraits at the originally-scheduled time.

Rest assured, we will never compromise portraits with the weather, but when a family is up for giving it a go, the results are often awesome. This family had an absolute blast, and the precipitation brought a depth of color to the landscape that just doesn’t happen on a perfectly sunny day. Enjoy a handful of favorites from their recent photography session!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Family Portraits Photographer

Jacob | Pine Creek High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2019

Jacob is an independent and passionate high school graduate with an eye on continuing playing competitive hockey and a career in computer sciences.

He is an avid sports fan and cheers strongest for the German national team. He has a love for hockey and has been the goalie on the Pine Creek High School team during his time there. When not on the ice, you can find him relaxing with video games. He also has a love for his grandfather’s Corvette, and we were so excited that his grandfather brought up the car for Jacob’s senior session!

Jacob matched well for our one-hour senior session and loved a combination of Cheyenne Cañon and a portion of Gold Camp Road as the locations for his senior photography.

Congratulations, Jacob, on graduation, and we wish you the best as you take these next steps!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Pictures Photographer