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!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Chad & Laura

I love Christmas weddings! There is something so romantic about candlelight and Christmas trees. Laura and Chad got married on Friday, December 21st at her family's church, Mountain View Presbyterian. It was absolutely frigid out, snowing and bitterly windy. That didn't stop us from having a great time!

This wedding was a long time coming. They've been sweethearts since high school and Laura was over the moon to finally become Mrs. Maxedon. She was so incredibly animated, it was a joy photographing her! After the ceremony, even though it was bitter cold, we made a quick stop on the way to the reception to take a few snaps at Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City -- I had this vision of them kissing with the Christmas lights in the background. It was 22 degrees out and we only lasted about five minutes but it was worth every freezing second, and I still can't believe Laura went for it in a strapless gown!

Happy holidays everyone! I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Laura holding back the waterworks as her veil is fitted

Chad's mother Chol came into the room just as Laura finished dressing, and this was her reaction upon seeing Laura in her full glory.

It was too much for Laura! On came the tears of joy!

Laura's mom Jennifer checking anxiously to see if everyone is seated and ready for the ceremony to begin

I love this giddy exchange as the maid of honor, Alicia, congratulates the newlyweds

A very excited bride, moments after the ceremony!

This formal portrait of Laura was taken in the church's cafeteria! It was way too cold to go outside, so after we took a few poses in the sanctuary I decided to try out the plain white cafeteria wall. I tried to get a few "serious" pictures of her but she wouldn't stop smiling!

In snowy Bancroft Park

Chad and Laura's first dance

Laura and her friends Arissa and Jenny lip-synching to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", using a hairbrush as a microphone just like they used to do in college

The guest book and the rings

To see Laura and Chad's engagement photos click here

1 comment:

genette said...

You are indeed a beautiful bride! I was delighted to see pics of your wedding and engagement. I cant wait to print some out. take care, genette