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, February 23, 2009

Deb loves Otton

[ Tucson wedding photographer ]
I just had the occasion to delve deep into my archives for an image, and came across Deb and Otton's wedding from September of 2004. I thought it would be nice to share some of their pictures here. These were taken on film.

Otton and Deb's wedding and reception took place at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Arizona on a perfectly balmy day. Deb happens to be a friend of mine, so I remember being very tickled when they asked me to shoot their wedding. I had never met Otton but I quickly learned what a nice person he is. They've now been going strong for nearly five years, and they are just as happy now as they look in these pictures. Deb was a gorgeous, gorgeous bride! She had been a bridesmaid something like 17 times (I kid you not), so, on the cusp of 40, when it finally came time to plan her own wedding she went for it!

I remember what a fun day it was for all of us. Otton's enormous Cuban family really knows how to party! Debbie had EIGHT bridesmaids -- hey, you know what they say about paybacks!

Shortly after their wedding Deb and Otton relocated to Colorado, but lately they've been missing the warmth of Tucson so they moved back in December. Miss you both! It's so fun to look at your wedding photos and reminisce.

Debbie had an absolutely radiant smile on her face all day long. Every single picture.

I loved her bouquet, I thought it was so unique. Warning: unless you are a six foot tall glamazon like Debbie, you will not be able to carry this off!

Nice bling Deb!

Catching her father's eye as she arrives for a few pre-ceremony portraits.

The ceremony was full of laughter.

I love this moment -- Otton's mom congratulating him as he walks down the aisle with his new wife.

Beautiful Debbie! She used to model in New York, can you tell?

I didn't have as much time as I would have liked with the newlyweds for portraits after the ceremony. Just long enough to grab a few quick, romantic moments at dusk.

Everyone's favorite image from the day.

Deb and Otton both work in large resort hotels like the Hilton El Conquistador, so Deb was very hands on in planning the details, such as the floral arrangements and lighting. All I can say is wow! The ballroom looked spectacular.

Here's my BFF Jenn on the left with her sister Paula, who happens to be Deb's BFF. Somehow Paula got out of bridesmaid duty. Lucky her!

It was a crazy party. This guy must be related to Otton!

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