Dijia + Blake | Wedding Photography

Like so many couples in 2020, Dijia & Blake found themselves a little unsure how to best create a special wedding in the midst of the pandemic. Just weeks prior to their October 10th date, they decided to find a rental cabin in the mountains of Colorado and bring their family and a close friend out to share in their day.

Dijia is from China, and the date 10-10-20 was a dream wedding date. When she called, we weren’t able to be available for more than a couple hours on that morning as we had portrait sessions already booked for the afternoon and evening. We both knew there was more photography they would want and we were determined to find a way to make it happen. As we talked over the phone, I was so thankful when I offered the option to have them come to Colorado Springs earlier that week for a multi-hour time where we took them all over favorite places in our area for gorgeous portraits of the two of them. We then joined them outside of Breckenridge on their Saturday to capture the ceremony and festivities right after.

The time we shared with Dijia and Blake in Colorado Springs was a really fun time and gave them some breathtaking images as well as many fun memories from those adventures that afternoon into the evening. Their wedding ceremony will forever remain in my top favorites – Dijia’s son officiated, the vows could not have been more tender and heartfelt, and there was not a dry eye (mine included!) as these two married and officially began their new family. There is something truly special when simplicity invites the depth of the moment to shine. So many times the fanfare of the venues, multitudes of people, food to be eaten, decor, and schedule of events garner attention and focus. In this tender ceremony of just a handful of their most special people and in the simplicity of the back balcony of the cabin, one of the most authentic and beautiful moments unfolded. What an honor for us to be invited to capture it and share in their moment.


Jonathan Betz Photography | Wedding Photography Colorado Springs

The Ingrum Family | Colorado Springs Family Portraits

This was a very special session for us as we have known the Ingrum Family within our school community for years. After their last family portraits in 2016 during a family reunion, it was time for new portraits to feature this current season in their family’s life.

The timing of their session was perfect for vibrant fall colors, and even the smoky skies created great options to consider of the Front Range. With our full hour family session, our families have the opportunity to create portraits with lots of variations of groupings and individuals of the kids in the family.

We can’t wait for them to be enjoying their wall art and album and are excited to celebrate favorites from their recent family session!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Family Portraits Photographer

Kristi Ingrum - October 14, 2020 - 9:15 pm

You do absolutely amazing work! We love our family pictures & enjoyed seeing you guys & catching up! Thank you for a wonderful family portrait experience!

Jonathan Betz - October 15, 2020 - 9:37 am

Thank you, Kristi! We’ll be in touch soon for scheduling your time to receive all your finished art pieces!

Elspeth | Sand Creek High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

We’ve loved creating some very unique portraits for this artsy thespian. She’s an avid actress on the stage with a wide variety of roles she’s had the opportunity to play over her years. She’s planning to continue acting as a hobby.

Elspeth had three distinct looks she was excited to feature in her senior portraits, and our studio was the best location for her. We’re excited to share favorites from her session and wish her a great senior year!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Senior Photographer

Paflias Family | Colorado Springs Family Portraits

What a special time to capture this family’s first Colorado family portraits! Their session celebrated this first year living in Colorado Springs after moving from Idaho. Their kids are at the perfect ages for capturing portraits that will forever celebrate these years of busy, active, “on the go” boys who love being outdoors exploring. We love their colors and the way they elevated their attire for a gorgeous outdoor setting. The muted tones of the mountains from the smoke we’ve had in the air created a color palette in the natural elements that perfectly complimented the softer tones in their attire. As always, Jon captured a variety of great portraits for both family and individuals, making this a memorable time together as a family. We’re so excited for the arrival of their wall art and the anticipation of knowing how much they will love the addition of family portraiture in their home and the memories these will bring to mind for years to come.

Your family is worthy of art that celebrates the people you hold closest to your heart. There are moments that matter.

We’re here to make it happen with professionalism, guidance, and passion.

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs Certified Professional Photographer for Families & Children

Baker | Pine Creek High School Senior Portraits | Class of 2021

Baker is an avid soccer player who has competed for years in his sport. He enjoys hiking and playing video games and was excited for mountain scenes and silhouettes in his senior portraits. Jon created some stellar silhouettes focused on Baker’s love for soccer!

Baker is looking ahead to a career in diesel mechanics and is already dually enrolled in Pikes Peak Community College alongside his courses with Pine Creek High School. When he finishes high school this Spring, he’ll already be halfway to the completion of his mechanics training. We’re excited for all his next steps!

Jonathan Betz Photography | Colorado Springs High School Senior Photographer