We are a full-time, full-service, print-based Studio specializing in finished art from every session for every family. Whether you've already realized the power of printed portraits or are just now beginning to consider it, the power of print is at the heart of everything we do. Our families create their orders with our guidance and expertise with the power of projection. When they come to receive their finished pieces they have ordered, we hear comments every time that prove this truth: experiencing a photograph in print is a different and a more meaningful experience than on a screen.
A few years ago, after the passing of Jon's much-loved Grandma B, we spent hours looking through countless boxes of her tangible legacy of the family…hundreds upon hundreds of photographs, some dating back to the early 1900s. As we looked through such precious photographs, our brother-in-law commented, “This next generation probably won’t ever get to do this.” He was touching on the sad fact that, while more photographs are being taken today than at any other point in history, very few of them ever appear on anything other than social media or a digital screen. The tangible photograph is fading away in our fascination with the digital age, our ever-growing busyness in life, and our false sense of security that a file exists on a hard drive (that very well may crash and fail). Yet, when we stop and think about it, we all know that there’s something infinitely more valuable and special about a photograph you can hold in your hand or enjoy daily hanging in your home. A photograph connects new generations to old, holds a piece of history, represents legacy, and tugs on our heartstrings. This is what we do for every family who entrusts us with their professional photography. We provide finished art for today and for each tomorrow.
A digital world does not mean we resign ourselves to losing a tangible legacy from the current generations. We all deserve to have our family legacy preserved. Our children deserve to have their childhood recorded and enjoyed and safeguarded from a sudden failure of a hard drive. Our family stories matter and deserve to be printed.
Jonathan found his love of photography and light while working in Yellowstone National Park in the summer of 1999. During his time there, he mentored under a professional photographer that taught him how to see and capture light - the very foundation of photography. Upon returning home to St. Louis after that summer, he began pursuing a career in professional photography. In 2002, Jonathan accepted a position with a St. Louis Studio as a portrait & wedding photographer and studied under five different master photographers. In 2006, he and his wife Lindsay moved to Colorado and opened Jonathan Betz Photography in Colorado Springs.
In the years that have followed, Jonathan earned recognition as a Certified Professional Photographer from The Professional Photographers of America. His work has been recognized with honors at the national and international level. Since 2013, Jonathan has served as the President of the Professional Photographers Guild of Colorado Springs. He has also served on the Board of Directors for state and regional professional photography organizations. He's committed to lifelong learning and continually seeking to elevate his craft through continuing education and teaching opportunities to help younger photographers refine their skills and businesses.
Jonathan is blessed by his thriving business that puts his passions to work and to be entrusted by the many families who choose him as their family's photographer.
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