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!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rachel's Bat Mitzvah

Last weekend was huge for Rachel! Her Bat Mitzvah took place on Friday at Temple Beit Torah, followed by a killer party on Saturday night at the Broadmoor. I covered both nights and had a super time. I was very impressed by Rachel -- she was so poised and articulate, and only 13! Her parents, Rich and Jeannie, really pulled out all the stops and gave her a memorable birthday. Family and friends came from all over and the party was bumpin' all night long. What a blast! Here are some images from her big event.

Rachel sat for a few formal portraits indoors at the Broadmoor

Then we went outside for some funner poses!

Rachel and her two younger sisters, Nicole (left) and Chloe (right)

The theme of the party was "masquerade," and the ballroom was decorated all in blue and silver

This ice sculpture was a huge hit with the kids! The bartender poured bright blue punch into the top, which traveled through the ice and came out the bottom. The kids queued up!

Rachel's birthday cake. She asked the people who were most influential in her life to each come up and light a candle.

Preparing to blow out the candles

Hava nagila!

Dancing the hora. Coincidentally, the guy on the left is a judge who's officiated a few weddings I've shot.

Once the dancing really got started, the kids took over. Oh to be 12 again and have this much energy!

We set up a photo booth at the entrance to the party. My second shooter, JK Schofield, shot these.

I love this fella's style -- very dapper!


Anonymous said...

Hi Tamera! I love your new website! It looks wonderfully elegant, just like your photo style.

Great job with Rachel's Bat Mitzvah! My favorite is the color portrait of the three sisters. Their parents must love that one. :)

Kim J said...

WOW! Great photos! It looks like everyone had a great time! Wish I was there!