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 29, 2008

Angela & Devon's album

This holiday season I completed eleven albums under deadline! You may remember Angela and Devon from their wedding back in May. For their personal album they chose a Vision Art 9x12" album with 15 spreads, and it's gorgeous! I took a few snaps of it before I handed it over to them on Christmas Eve. Here it is:

The album came tucked inside a luxe black satin drawstring sleeve.

I particularly like this spread -- so dramatic! I posed them behind my old studio, just a couple of weeks after I had relocated to my new space. Sadly, the new owners of that building have taken it down to the studs and all that groovy turquoise tile is now gone. I'm glad I got a cool shot of it before it was destroyed!

Below are all the spreads, in order. Devon and Angela were very hands on with choosing the images for their album.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Welcome Aalia!

On the 17th I had the joy of photographing 12 day-old Aalia. I think she is one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen! She's tiny (under six pounds) and perfect. Aalia's parents are Aaron and Souheila -- you may remember them from this photo shoot I did with them in November. They are so proud of their baby girl, and they should be. She's darling!

We took these photos in Aaron and Sou's charming home, which was nearly empty because they were poised to move to the East Coast just a few days later. These portraits were definitely taken on Aalia's terms! There is nothing like a sleeping infant, but sometimes getting them into that state can be a challenge ;o)

Since they've moved away, I'm working with Aalia's parents long distance on creating a custom album and birth announcements for her. I'll share more later. Until then, enjoy these!

How cute is this -- she's blowing a bubble! She has a mouth just like a little rosebud. So adorable!

Here's the inside spread of Aalia's birth announcement (it folds down the middle). Since Souheila is French and Aaron also speaks native French, the announcement is bilingual.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Best thank you card ever!

I've been so busy with Christmas orders that I haven't had time to blog at all! Sorry readers, I've been doing some nice photo shoots but have had no opportunity to share them here. That will all change in a few days' time when the Christmas rush subsides.

Until then, I wanted to share with you this "thank you" that I received today from one of my favorite clients, Sami, who's ten years old. Sami, you made my whole day! I think I'll put this on my refrigerator!

Happy holidays everyone! Tamera

Monday, December 08, 2008

Brian loves Jacqui!

I haven't updated my blog in ages -- sorry, readers! Hopefully this will make up for it! Jacqui and Brian were my last wedding of the season, on a VERY cold and rainy day in October. I have shot more weddings than I can possibly count, and I can honestly tell you this is the coldest wedding I've ever done. Never mind the freezing weather though, because this is a hot couple! Jacqui and Brian's wedding ceremony took place in the pavilion at Cheesman Park in Denver and their reception was at Mile High Station. They took a very non-traditional approach: Jacqui walked up the aisle to "Lovesong" by the Cure (one of my personal favorites), they exchanged vows in private, in writing, and they eschewed all the "normal" conventions at their reception (no cake, no first dance or parent dances, no bouquet toss -- just an awesome party). It might have been a cold day, but it was very cool wedding and I had a great time. Thanks Jacqui and Brian for letting me record your awesome day! You guys are the best!

Wedding ceremony location: Cheesman Park, Denver

Bride's gown: Pronovias, from the Bridal Collection
Bride's footwear: Aldo
Veil: Toni Federici
Bridesmaids' attire: Alvina Valenta
Men's attire: Ralph Lauren
Wedding coordinator: Carrie Johnson
Floral design: Sarah Vogel Thomas
Wedding reception venue: Mile High Station
Deejay services: Alec Warner from Excessive Entertainment

These are Jacqui's wedding shoes -- wow!

Jacqui went for a very 1940's look.

This image doesn't really illustrate how cold and rainy it was that day. It never got above 35 degrees!

I love the bridesmaids' leopard-spotted shoes!

By the time we got to these last few poses I couldn't feel my feet! Jacqui and Brian were real troopers though, posing like supermodels out there in the cold.

I just love this timeless portrait of Jacqui.

Brian and Jacqui almost ran out of gas on the way to the reception!

Jacqui changed into a vintage-inspired party frock for the second half of the night.