I'm Tamera Goldsmith, a portrait and wedding photographer based in Colorado Springs and serving the Front Range: the Springs, Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, Pueblo and the world. I specialize in wedding photojournalism and creative lifestyle portraiture, including maternity, babies, children, families and high school senior portraits. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sarah & Chad

Sarah and Chad got married on May 12th at the home of Sarah's grandparents in Ivywild. I love a simple backyard wedding! This truly was a family effort. Only the nearest and dearest friends and family were in attendance. We had a wonderful day!

Sarah and her sister unconsciously mimicking each other as they get ready.

Chad gave Sarah a gift and a very sweet card early in the day.

This little wedding guest was camera shy!

Sarah's mom made almost all of the food herself, including these artfully presented hors d'oeuvres.

I thought the cake was really beautiful.

A quick prayer before the ceremony.

Sarah's uncle was one of the ministers.

Big smiles moments after the kiss!

A five-generation portrait.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Samantha's senior portraits

Samantha and her mom Annabelle drove all the way up from Pueblo on the hottest day of the year (so far) for Samantha's senior portraits. It was really scorching out but we had a lot of fun! Samantha is a senior at Central in Pueblo and she's looking forward to graduating so she can go to nursing school. She was a great model, just look at these gorgeous pics!


Sunday, June 24, 2007

Fun with a fisheye

My brother gave me this goofy fisheye camera a while ago for my birthday. It's really almost like a toy camera. It's plastic and the pictures are really crappy and distorted. Love it!
I took it out for a spin the other day...

Here's one of the little garden gnomes that live in front of my house.

The graffiti reads, "Thank you, Mr. Tree." Of course carving a tree probably isn't very environmentally correct. I guess they didn't think of that!

Pat kissing the top of my head.


Monday, June 18, 2007

Magdalena & Arjang

Here I am blogging at 2:30 in the morning. One of my oldest friends, Magdalena, got married today (I guess technically it was yesterday), and I had the great pleasure of documenting this joyous event. I couldn't go to sleep until I had it blogged! Mags and Arjang had their ceremony in Green Mountain Falls at the historic gazebo, and their reception at the Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs. It was such a treat for me to be both the photographer and a guest! Mags and Arjang, I wish you all the happiness that marriage can bring! It was wonderful to be a small part of your joy.

Magdalena having an emotional moment with her mom Heidi early in the day.

The gorgeous flowers were designed by Rhonda Nichols (http://www.rhondanicholsflowers.com/)

A candid moment of a nervous bride!

Thanks Mags for letting me get creative!

John proudly walks his daughter down the aisle.

The kiss and the attendant relief and joy!

Some hot portraits of a hot couple.

Arjang's niece, Anahita.

Magdalena's niece and godchild, Emily. Below is a poem she wrote for Arjang & Magdalena.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Audrey Hepburn redux

A couple of weeks ago I got a call for a dream shoot. The caller, Kristyna, was a lifelong fan of Audrey Hepburn and wanted to have some portraits done in honor of her favorite actress. She couldn't have called a better photographer for the job! I too am an enormous Audrey Hepburn fan and, what's more, I've got an incredible collection of little black dresses spanning from the 1920's through the 1960's. I've also got an extensive collection of vintage shoes, purses, jewelry and accessories. Needless to say, I jumped all over the idea and the wheels began to turn inside my head! Kristyna came over and tried on some of my little black dresses, an appointment was made with Beckyann, my makeup artist, and we all got very excited for the big day! The night before the shoot I stayed up late researching pictures of Audrey, so some of the pictures that we took were faithful reproductions of actual photos of the screen goddess (we especially wanted to recreate images from Breakfast at Tiffany's). The rest came from my imagination. My friend Dave even got in on the fun, letting me use a couple of his many vintage cars for the shoot -- the above photo uses his '64 Comet, for instance.

We had such a good time taking these pictures. I can't even remember the last time I had so much fun on a shoot. Here are some of our efforts; with apologies to the real Audrey Hepburn, enjoy!

This image inspired by http://www.audrey1.com/gallery/photo.php?id=1956

This image inspired by http://www.audrey1.com/gallery/photo.php?id=2143

This is one of my favorite frocks, my 50's zebra bubble dress! I used to wear it all the time in the 80's to go out dancing.

This image inspired by http://www.audrey1.com/gallery/photo.php?id=2127

Here she's sitting in a '61 Caddy that belongs to my friend Dave. Breakfast at Tiffany's was made the same year.