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!



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ian & Julie


I shot the most wonderful wedding on Saturday! Julie and Ian have been together seven years and they're madly in love. Julie was the maid of honor at a wedding I shot in January of 2003, and we hit it off like gangbusters. She then proceeded to refer several brides to me over the years, so when Ian finally proposed to her I was very excited that they chose me to be their photographer. I had been waiting for this day a long time! When it finally came, it was spectacular -- every girl's dream come true. Beautiful bride, handsome groom, amazing scenery... The ceremony was emotional and the party was so much fun. Julie and Ian, I'm so happy for you and I'm ecstatic that your big day was perfection!

Ceremony: Immanuel Lutheran
Reception:
Garden of the Gods Club
Flowers:
Newberry Brothers
Wedding planner:
Bella Dia Events



If Julie looks ecstatic, it's because she is!


Flower girl Maddie couldn't resist trying on the garter


Julie's mom Mary watches as maid of honor Rose helps Julie with her necklace.


Julie & Rose exchange high fives as the awestruck flower girls, Madeline and Maddie, admire the bride in all her splendor.


They took their train-holding job very seriously!



Julie and Rose have been best friends since high school. I shot Rose's wedding way back in January of 2003. Julie was the maid of honor then; now their roles are reversed.


Julie's dad Dennis giving her away. I think Ian looks a little nervous!






I think I have a new favorite picture.


Here's what the bridesmaids did immediately after the ceremony!


Julie's mom Mary congratulating her while Ian's mom Lynne looks on.



The amazing view at the Garden of the Gods Club





I love this picture of Julie running in her gown. It's just cool.






Their first dance was to "Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Everyone cried (including me!).



We had a little visit from Bambi!



Julie dances with her father as Madeline looks on.

3 comments:

Lacy said...

Those were beautiful Tamera!

Anonymous said...

Wow! As usual, you blow me away! Makes me want to get married so you can shoot my wedding pictures!
-walt

Kim J said...

Tamera, your photos are so gorgeous! One month from today, you'll be shooting my wedding and I can hardly wait. I am so excited knowing it'll be you taking our pictures because I know they'll turn out awesome!