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!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Bryan loves Aleshia!

A long time ago, when I was first starting out as a wedding photographer, I shot a lot of elopements. Colorado's such a beautiful place; it seems like a magnet for those who want to run away and get married in a gorgeous setting. I can't tell you how many weddings I shot where I was the photographer and the witness! But that was then and this is now. I rarely get the privilege of being the sole witness to a wedding any more, so when the odd elopement comes my way I am always tickled pink. Such was the case with Bryan and Aleshia, who live in Arkansas and have been together for eight years. They found me via Reverend Kirk Fowler, who's a great guy -- I love working with him. The only other person present at the ceremony was Reverend Fowler's wife. In cases like this I think the photographs are especially important, since no one in their families was there in person. The photos really have to tell the story.

I had such a nice time with Aleshia and Bryan. It was a privilege being part of their big day, and thanks guys for choosing me to record it!


What a beautiful spot to get married!

The kiss!

The hug!

Gotta love a barefoot bride! And she bought her dress at TJ Maxx for $25 the day before the wedding!

I surprised the newlyweds with a little cake that I bought at the grocery store and had inscribed with their names and the date.

The sky to the east as I was leaving.


Jennerator said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous!

Squawk Box said...

These are some beautiful pics!

DJ said...

Now I wish my wife and I had "eloped" instead of going to the JP. What beautiful pictures!!!!!

Brian said...

I love the photos! Great work in capturing the lovely couple and incorporating the gorgeous scenery!

Charlotte Geary said...

The cake is such a great idea! You are so thoughtful. I love the photos of this perfectly beautiful wedding.