In the days before mirrors, baseball players would collect their own baseball cards so that they'd always know what they looked like. Enjoy the preservative nature of photographs with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a one-hour on-location photo session plus a $100 studio credit from Jonathan Betz Photography (a $225 total value). A shutterbug will travel to any location of your choice within the Colorado Springs metro area for the photo shoot. Holiday sessions must be scheduled before December.
Jonathan Betz Photography is a family-owned business offering customized services to smiley subjects in every stage of life. Wedded camera wielders Jonathan and Lindsay aim to make each session fun and relaxed, ensuring that grins are sincere, stances are natural, and eyes are firmly unblinking. To further please, either photographer will be happy to visit any area location. Request their presence at home to record the family in its everyday habitat, or rendezvous at a picturesque local park for 60 minutes of sun-lit smirking amid humbly furling summer flowers, rustling autumn leaves, and misguided window shoppers.
After the shoot, clients will be able to peek at the day’s best 20–40 shots, purchase favorites, and bring them home to meet their neighbors on the mantle. The $100 credit can be used toward any printing services at Jonathan Betz Photography, including standard prints, framing, custom albums, and DVD movie-making services. Though the possible combinations are endless, the following packages would cost around $100: one 11”x14” print; one 8”x10” and one 5”x7” print; one 4”x6”, one 5”x7”, and four wallet-sized prints; and a set of 25 holiday cards plus one 4”x6” print. If you can’t decide on a printing format, consult with a friendly team member or ask your gut for its opinion.
Jonathan Betz Photography
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.