With a husband in the Army and two young children, Suzanne Kroner understands the importance of capturing a family's fleeting moments. After spending three years gaining experience in a studio, Suzanne set out on her own, and today she helps memorialize everything from newly engaged couples frolicking in the surf to families showing off their matching T-shirts. She also charms children into smiling, frames newborns' tiny toes, and documents babies' journeys from kicking within their mothers' bellies to snuggling in their crib. After each session, an online gallery lets clients peruse the images, deciding at their leisure which prints to use for wallpapering the dining room.
"Crisp" and "clean" are the two words that photographer Monica Hampton uses to describe her editing skills, which manifest in images that demonstrate both creativity and clarity. Inspired by the beauty of Colorado, she works with her clients to choose an appropriate outdoor setting, where she puts her subjects at ease for photo shoots.
Before becoming business partners, Jonathan and Lindsay Betz fell in love in the shadow of the St. Louis Arch. When they first met, John was just beginning a photography career while volunteering as a firefighter and Lindsay was a music therapist serving children with special needs. After their marriage, they both agreed that the perfect backdrop for their new life together needed more mountains and fewer geometry-inspired landmarks, so they went on road trips to find the perfect place to build a home and raise a family. They eventually landed in Colorado Springs, where their two children now frolic through grassy fields while Jonathan snaps photos amid the Rockies.
A member of the Professional Photographers of America, Jonathan's work has graced the pages of the New York Times. When he isn't capturing the candid smiles of high school seniors or families, or chronicling the happiest moments at weddings, he stays busy in the lab, retouching each image he captures to ensure that all colors are balanced and all Waldos are accounted for. He also hosts four-week, six-week, and one-day workshops, during which he fills students in on fundamental skills, image editing, and how to turn a photography hobby into a business.
Maybe it's talent, or maybe it's hard work, but photographer Deanna Gomes has garnered high praise for her work. Each year since 2008, she's been voted Top 10 Photographer by the Professional Photographers of Colorado—twice winning the top spot. Her versatility lets clients choose between tastefully lit studio shoots or the natural light and scenic Colorado backdrops of on-location sessions.
Photographer Jake and lighting expert Sokol team up to give clients exquisite, detail-oriented photo shoots that capture memories. Those details include everything from time-lapse techniques and color calibration to making sure no one has food stuck in their teeth. Through years of obsessive study and professional experience in Colorado Springs, Jake ensures precise composition and flawless photos with a journalist's perspective. The duo exacts this precision during sessions for families, couples, kids, and individuals. Weddings are also considered a forte, and they cover them with two photographers to guarantee every single meaningful moment is captured in crisp detail.