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, December 20, 2009

Stephani's Christmas portraits

This is my lovely friend Stephani, who wanted some sassy portraits to give to loved ones as Christmas presents. We had a really nice time in locations all over downtown taking these. It turns out that Steph is quite the supermodel!

Doesn't she have the most amazing eyes?


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mia turns one!

Some of you may have been following Mia's progress along with me over the last year, and I am happy to announce that she's just celebrated her first birthday! Soon I'll be designing her Baby's First Year album and I promise to share it here. We did her final portrait sitting on a warm Saturday in October, a few days after her first birthday. We had a lot of fun and I hope Liz and Dan treasure these photos from Mia's first year.

To see Mia's other photo shoots, click here, here and here.

Mia's pretty mom, Elizabeth.

Liz and Dan are such a great looking couple!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meagan + Ian

Meagan and Ian were married at Mystic Meadows on a crisp fall day last month. We got lucky with the golden late afternoon sunshine, even though it was a little chilly out. It was truly a beautiful day for such a happy event!

Meagan wore these stylish copper colored shoes under her ivory dress.

Her stepsister Amber, holding a collage of Meagan's childhood photos.

The kiss!

Meagan's mom and stepdad during the ceremony, captured by my assistant Allison.

I love late afternoon light and lens flare!

First dance, with bubbles courtesy of friends and family.


Sunday, November 08, 2009

Jennifer's model portfolio shoot

You may remember Jennifer from this shoot I did with her in August. Well, her revived modeling career is steaming right along! After quickly signing with two agencies (they snatched her right up!), she came to me for a more extensive portfolio shoot.
Here are a few faves from our shoot a couple of weekends ago.

Did I mention Jennifer's a yoga instructor? She's really good! She did a few asanas for the camera in Monument Valley Park. This is late afternoon sunshine mixed with off-camera flash.

Her agent asked for some smiling shots. What a great smile!

This one is my fave. Wow she's beautiful!


Monday, November 02, 2009

Custom holiday greeting cards from Click!

It's that time of year again! If I've photographed your portrait or wedding this year, now is the time to order custom, press-printed greeting cards for the lucky people on your list. This year's designs are fabulous and unique! Here are the details:

Very high quality
Generously sized at 5x5" and 5x7"
Press printed on semi-gloss cover stock
Envelopes are included
Text can be totally customized
Order in quantities of 25

Deadline for December 1st delivery is November 16th. To order, click on this link and choose the design and quantity you want, then contact me with your choice of images and text.

If you're on a budget and have a lot of people on your Christmas card list, consider my custom-designed slimlines! The cards are sized at 4x8", and there are five options to choose from (designed by yours truly). Click here to see the designs and place your order, then contact me with your choice of image and text.

And finally, if you're still procrastinating on getting that family portrait done, I have a handful of availabilities open for portrait sittings before the holidays. Contact me if you would like to set up an appointment!

Custom card designs below (please click for a larger view)


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Welcome baby Leo!

This is Leo, who was six weeks old when we did these portraits a couple of weekends ago. Isn't he adorable? His parents, Jennifer and Simone, are having me chronicle Leo's first year in a series of four photo shoots (you can see their maternity portraits here). If you're interested in a Baby's First Year package, contact me at (719) 321-7990.

Congratulations Jen and Simo! Leo, I can't wait for our next photo shoot!

Yes, he peed on the bed. But it was worth it to get this cute photo.

I love this picture. He's so cute!

I just love how he's looking at his mommy in this image.

The whole crew. A little tired, but extremely happy!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Erin & Christopher's Briarhurst wedding

Here's Erin and Christopher's fabulous wedding at the Briarhurst Manor last month! Everything about this wedding was eye candy. Erin's such a glamorpuss -- she was totally into her wedding, down to the soles of her BCBG shoes. Congrats Erin and Chris!

Ceremony and reception venue: The Briarhurst Manor, Manitou Springs
Bridal gown: Alfred Angelo, from Bridal Elegance
Accomodations: The Cliff House, Manitou Springs
Bride's and bridesmaids' hair: Brandi Trapp at Genesis Salon
Bridesmaid's attire: Mori Lee, from Bridal Elegance
Tuxedos: Gentleman's Choice
Floral Design: Skyway Creations
Cake: Creative Cakes by Carol

Erin got dressed in the Clark Gable suite at the Cliff House.

I would love to know what this conversation was about!

The flower girls (Christopher's nieces) were adorable. Everyone went nuts when they walked up the aisle.

Fabulous bouquet!

Erin's so photogenic it should be illegal.

Erin's "something old" was her grandmother's wristwatch.

I was outside taking a quick break during dinner when they decided to smooch.

Chris, dancing with his mom.