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
Matthew counts himself among Lewis Palmer High School’s most recent graduates! During his high school years, he enjoyed playing on the basketball team. He’s a fun guy to be around and has a great sense of humor. He enjoys hanging out with friends and adventuring – hiking and climbing and taking the Jeep out are favorite activities.
Matthew chose our one-hour senior session and loved the location of Cheyenne Cañon & Gold Camp Road as the setting for his senior photography.
As Matthew looks ahead to his future, computer science is a strong possibility for potential career paths.
Enjoy our favorites from his senior session – Congratulations, Matthew!
What a treat to be the photographer to capture the very first outdoor family portraits for this family! All of their past experiences were indoor studio sessions at high volume places, so we were thrilled to provide a fully custom, guided, and relationship-focused photography experience.
The Johnsons have lived in Colorado Springs in the past and returned here in 2009. They loved the setting of Garden of the Gods for their photography so that our iconic red rock formations were in the background of their portraits.
All of our family sessions create a variety of poses from the full family to the kids together and individually, and then updated portraits of mom and dad together.
Enjoy some of our favorites from their family session!
Noah is an ambitious recent graduate with a passion for documentary film making. He had an amazing opportunity last summer when he was chosen for an exclusive 6-week course during which he and his team created a documentary film about teen suicide. He was able to share some of his own struggles and ultimately, share that his faith and relationship with Jesus brought him grounding in that sense of value and worth. He’s been invited back for a second year to work and learn with this group!
Outside of those passions and interests, Noah composes music and plays piano; is a published author and avid reader; loves LEGOs; and is a black belt in taekwondo.
Along with his siblings – he’s a triplet! – we photographed his senior portraits both in Colorado Springs and in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This family has a sense of heart and home in both places, and it was truly special to travel with them to Wisconsin. In fact, our daughter now wants to live there one day!
Noah’s Colorado Springs settings for his photography included Glen Eyrie Castle, Downtown Colorado Springs, and Garden of the Gods; his Sheboygan, Wisconsin settings included the family farm, boardwalk and beach, and Kohler-Andrae State Park.
His future plans have many potential directions with all of his passions and giftings – he’d enjoy expanding his published writings, designing for LEGO, and/or script-writing for documentary films. We know God will help direct all his next steps.
Katie is a joyful and talented high school senior who loves to write and excels in music talents for both piano and singing. She’s one of the triplet siblings of a family who has become dear to us, and she and her siblings have had wonderful opportunities to make music together over the years. She’s also learned tap dancing – clearly she has a wide scope of performing talents!
Katie loves city vibes, has an appreciation for vintage items (she loves writing on her vintage typewriter), and yet also adores the beaches of Wisconsin and the rustic country setting of her family’s farm in that state.
We were blessed to photograph Katie and her siblings both here in Colorado and in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Katie’s settings in Colorado Springs included Glen Eyrie Castle and Downtown Colorado Springs; her settings in Wisconsin included the Sheboygan boardwalk, her family farm, and Kohler-Andrae State Park.
As Katie looks ahead to some next steps, she has a strong passion to fight for justice. She’s specifically interested in pursuing studies in psychology that would equip her to help bring healing to those saved out of human trafficking. She’d also love to be involved in leading worship.
Enjoy favorites from such a special project with a great set of high school senior siblings. Congratulations, Katie!
Claire is a hard-working student with a love for the 1950s and 1960s. Faith is a huge aspect to her life, and she’s enjoyed summers at Camp Elim and would love a potential career in camp ministry. She’s also an accomplished violinist.
Claire is part of a set of triplets! For senior portraits, we enjoyed photographing her and her siblings individually and also great portraits of the triplets together. Her family loves living in Colorado, yet has strong, deep ties to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. We were blessed to travel to Wisconsin with this family so their senior portraits captured both places dear to their hearts. You’ll see in our favorites below portraits captured both in Colorado and Wisconsin.
Claire’s locations for her senior portraits included Glen Eyrie Castle, Manitou Springs, her family farm in Wisconsin, the Sheboygan Boardwalk, and Kohler-Andrae State Park.