About Us


Bettinger Photography, est. 1960

Bettinger Photography is the oldest family owned portrait studio in Colorado.  Over the years, thousands of families, high school seniors, and business executives have trusted Bettinger to create portraits that stand the test of time and will be cherished by future generations.  Full service indoor and outdoor studios are located in South Denver near the University of Denver.  Bettinger's private outdoor garden studio has evolved over the years to be one of the premier locations in the area.  It has mature shade trees, a ten foot waterfall, stream and pond, as well as dozens of sets designed to create beautiful outdoor portraits. 

Our outdoor studio has been described as “an oasis in a concreate jungle”, making it the perfect convenient location to create a truly “Colorado” portrait.  The indoor studio offers a multitude of options for traditional family portraits, unique images of children, and business headshots.  Bettinger also offers the option of creating portraits at the location of your choice.  Bettinger can meet you at your home, a public park, or any location that has special meaning to you.

Second generation owner Daniel Bettinger has always loved photography.  Raised in the business by his parents – Richard and Norma Bettinger – he was exposed to all facets of the business at an early age.  From souping prints in the black and white darkroom as a child to mastering traditional portrait lighting to perfecting the use of digital technology, photography has been his lifelong passion.  Trained by his father and other top portrait artists, Bettinger has perfected his craft and is considered one of the best portrait photographers in Colorado.

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“It’s about the details.
My goal is to photograph people in a way that is most flattering to each individual.
The art of traditional portrait photography takes years to perfect”.  
- Daniel Bettinger