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
We loved catching up with Eric for his college graduation portraits – after photographing his high school senior portraits in the Fall of 2015, it was such a treat to celebrate this next milestone in his life!
Eric is graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering. During college, studies took priority and earned him esteemed invitations into academic groups on campus. He also earned a wonderful internship in Oklahoma City and benefited from the opportunity to attend a convention in Canada. His favorite breaks from all his studies included OU football games and playing on intramural teams.
Congratulations, Eric, on the completion of your degree! We wish you the best as your career in petroleum engineering unfolds!
Justin is graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder this Spring, and while his literal graduation will look different than expected, his accomplishment in earning his bachelor degree is significant.
We were so glad to be able to create these portraits in celebration of his accomplishments and all his hard work to earn his degree. Our studio mini session was a perfect fit. Our college senior sessions are great not only to create the celebratory senior portraits but to also create their first official professional headshot for their career start. Justin has a wonderful professional portrait to launch his career, and we know his family can’t wait to send out his graduation announcements. We also know they will enjoy the favorite poses in the finished art in their home for years to come.
Jonathan Betz Photography | College Senior Portraits Photographer Colorado Springs | Portrait Artist | Studio Photography
Courtney is thirteen, completing middle school in the coming weeks, and heading into high school come fall. When her mom was in earlier this year for an updated professional business headshot, Courtney was with her mom for that appointment. Jon took a couple minutes and photographed a handful of portraits. Courtney’s whole face lit up when she saw these impromptu images and remarked that she’s mostly just seen her baby pictures around the house. Her mom began asking about a mini-session in the studio just for Courtney, and we could not have been more excited to create these portraits.
We scheduled Courtney for an actual, planned session, and her mom embraced the power held in these portraits – both the experience to create the portraits as well as the finished art that would be made. She made sure the whole session day was really special – complete with spa appointments for her nails, hair, and make-up. This day is going to be treasured by Courtney for years to come.
We have been photographing high school seniors for years. Every single time we present the portraits to these teens, it’s evident that Jon is helping each of them see themselves as strong, beautiful, and special. I had begun thinking already that it would be amazing to create portraits before senior year that would daily speak beauty, worth, and value to tweens and teens, helping them navigate what can be hard years with more confidence and a resounding assurance that they are special and loved. We have gotten to do just that for Courtney. May she always look at her wall portraits and know deeply that she is beautiful, special, and loved.
We’re excited to share both her impromptu and her mini-session in-studio portraits. We see a strong and beautiful girl with joy and spunk that lights up the room. And we are so looking forward to a handful of years from now when we photograph her high school senior portraits!!
This family is so dear to us. We have been photographing their family portraits every other year since 2010 and have thus far photographed the oldest three for high school senior portraits! It’s an incredible honor to us – and our best compliment – to follow a family through all these milestones and legacy moments as their family photographer.
This newest family session created portraits on their property on a snowy day over Thanksgiving week. The snow adds a magical depth to the scene, and their colors work together in perfect harmony.
We’re excited to share favorites and celebrate this season in their family’s life and legacy.
Zoey adores her dogs and enjoyed featuring these furry members of her family in some of her senior portraits. She’s an avid soccer player, and her skills on the field as a forward have earned her a spot on a college team. Over the years, all her hard work on both school and club teams have built her into a semi-pro level of athleticism.
Zoey also loves children and plans to pursue a career in either education or physical therapy. She’ll be leaving Colorado Springs for college, and her family will be moving as well, so these senior portraits that capture Zoey in our Colorado scenery will hold onto special memories from her time both in Colorado and in high school.
We’re excited to share favorites from her high school senior session and know these pictures play a special part in the celebration of her accomplishments. Our best to you, Zoey, with all your next steps!