Tell us what you appreciate about your grandparents.

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Tell us what you appreciate about your grandparents.

Over the years we have been blessed with capturing the bond between parents and children of all ages.  And on occasion, the unique bond between a child and their grandparent.  This beautiful young lady specifically asked to have professional portraits taken with her Grandma.  Thank you Marie!

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Invite Bettinger to your Home

Invite Bettinger to your Home

We are known for our secret garden for all types of portraits.  But have you ever considered a family portrait session at your home?  What about at your family business?  Whether you choose indoors or outdoors, Dan Bettinger enjoys working in your environment to create something truly special.

Honor your Achievement with Professional Portraits

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Honor your Achievement with Professional Portraits

It's graduation day.  You have done your research, written your papers, put in late nights and made the grades.   Cell phone cameras are all around, and as you walk across the stage a photographer takes a quick shot as you receive your diploma.  All these photographs are fun memories you will have posted on social media, saved on your phone or computer.

But what about the memory on your wall?  The one that your parents will look at every day with pride.  The one that they will show their friends as they brag about the goals you met and the future that lies ahead of you.

Unlike the quick shots that were taken on that day, a professional portrait allows for the details to be just right.  We can make sure your hair is in place.  The tassel hangs just right.  The robe and stole shows perfectly.  And then we work on expression to give you a variety to choose from in a relaxed no pressure setting.

All Bettinger Portraits are color balanced and adjusted for density using individualized calibration by our skilled artist. They are then retouched, which removes blemishes, facial shine and fly away hairs while still keeping a natural look.  Finally printed on high grade portrait paper by our professional photo lab to stand the test of time.  This is the photograph you will be proud to honor your achievement with.

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Your Family Portrait: A Cherished Memory After Divorce

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Your Family Portrait: A Cherished Memory After Divorce

Divorce memories are often all over the place emotionally. You might look back on the divorce and at once feel sad about ending your marriage and at the same time, relieved that it ended. You might feel angry about your former partner’s behavior during the divorce process but glad you achieved certain goals of your own, like retaining the family home or keeping certain assets that were important to you.

You’re not crazy for feeling conflicting emotions, and all of them are as real and valid as any other. You might even find certain physical reminders of your divorce in your home. Family albums showing the fun times you had together can be difficult to look at. Your family portrait can be especially difficult to view after your divorce. Although it can be painful to look at, do not throw it away. It is important to keep them for your children as these are memories they will cherish and possibly display in their own homes.  Your Grandchildren will someday appreciate them too.

Taking a new family portrait after your divorce is a way to heal from the emotional stress and to signify the New Chapter in your Life. Have a new family portrait created with the people you consider your immediate family now. That may include you and your children, you with your own parents and siblings or with your new partner.

Your portrait is something to treasure for life so put time and effort into creating an image that you and your loved ones will look at fondly for years to come. The expertise of a professional photographer can come in handy here. Formal, posed portraits are the ones that will stand the test of time along with the experience and memories of the time you spend during your portrait session. It is important to hang printed portraits on your wall.  Psychologist agree that hanging portraits in a prominent place in your home builds self-esteem and a sense of security for your children.

Focus on Recovery as a Fort Collins Divorce Attorney focuses on the Legal Heavy Lifting. Moving on from a divorce can be difficult, especially when you’re facing uncertainty about your divorce settlement or you’re handling a lot of the legal heavy lifting on your own. Make your divorce easier on yourself by working with an experienced Fort Collins divorce attorney who can be your advocate.

And if you are looking to take a new family portrait, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Bettinger Photography. We have years of experience that we are happy to put to work for you today.

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When should you take your child to a professional photographer?

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When should you take your child to a professional photographer?

While parents have a camera with them at all times, professional photos can be an amazing addition to remember their milestones at any age.  When they are babies, that may include when they start to smile, when they are sitting up, standing and walking.  As toddlers it could be when they are out of diapers, riding a tricycle or finding a love for books or toys.  Our clients are "regulars" which helps the kids feel at home, and they love feeding the koi fish!

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Don't let the opportunity for a family portrait pass you by.

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Don't let the opportunity for a family portrait pass you by.

It is important to show a family as a family unit.  It helps for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit.  It's our job to create an image where kids feel safe and protected.  With the option of both indoor and outdoor portraits at our central studio location, we encourage you to make a family portrait next on your list of priorities.

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Happy Father's Day!

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Happy Father's Day!

Did you know that the nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington? However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father’s Day 2018 occurs on Sunday, June 17.

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Central City Opera

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Central City Opera

The first Central City Flower Girls were presented in 1932.  These are just 7 of the many amazing young ladies that will be presented in just 2 weeks at the Yellow Rose Ball.  To view a list of events on the Central City Opera 2018 calendar, check out their website: https://centralcityopera.org/2018-events

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Where has the time gone?

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Where has the time gone?

Most likely, at some point you have looked at your kids and said to yourself "Where has the time gone?"  And with each milestone that comes and goes you know it's time you can't get back.  Families are never the same.  They are constantly changing.  Don't take your family's current stage for granted.  It only takes a few months or even a split second for your family to change.

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Claire Hutchison

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Claire Hutchison

Claire is one of our Central City Flower Girls!  She loves hanging out with her friends, swimming, running, yoga, and reading. 

She has maintained Dean's List throughout High School, Varsity field hockey where she won state last year, Varsity swimming and Team Captain, Newspaper Editor, and Leadership Council. 

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Ally Niles

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Ally Niles

Ally is one of our Central City Flower Girls this year!  She is described as a happy-go-lucky lady who is ready to be friends with whomever crosses her path.  She is always ready to try something new or go on an adventure!

Ally attends East HS with straight A's where she plays JV Soccer at East HS and has been captain for the last two years.  She also plays for the Rapids Select team. 

She participated in DECA in school and placed 3rd in the state, which qualified her to attend Nationals in LA.  She is also an accomplished skier courtesy of her dad. 

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Newborn Portraits

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Newborn Portraits

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Newborn portraits are one of the best keepsakes you can do for your little one and your family.  Capture the sweet and special moments that are so tender while they last:  before you know it they will be running around as fast as they can!

Call today to set up your newborn session 303-733-6076

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