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!

Friday, April 17, 2009

The H family

[ Colorado Springs children's photographer ]
I photographed Liz and Chad's wedding way back in May of 2004, and we've kept in touch over the years. Recently Chad received a great distinction at work (Employee of the Year!) and needed a head shot for the company to use. They decided to do some family portraits while we were at it, especially since their adorable daughter, Addison, was about to turn two. Addison is a little spark plug! She's absolutely adorable and she looks just like her parents. She was a real ham for the camera, which resulted in some great portraits of her.

I had so much fun taking these -- I can't wait until next time!

I hadn't planned on using the muslin backdrop for the family portraits (it was in place for Chad's head shots), but Addison jumped right in there with her pony. Cute!

I learned a long time ago that turning a kid upside will always get a smile out of them.

I love this picture of Addison running toward Mommy and Daddy.

Addison in her room.

One of my favorite images from Liz and Chad's wedding, May 2004.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Welcome Davian!

[ Colorado Springs baby portraits ]
I'd like to introduce you to Davian, who was born on December 13th, about four months before he was supposed to enter this world. He's a tough little guy! In the last four months he's grown from his birth weight of one and-a-half pounds to almost five pounds! I took these portraits of Davian in the NICU on March 29th, three days before what should have been his due date. You may recognize his parents, Angela and Devon, from the wedding pictures I did of them last May. Obviously this has been a tough journey for them -- having such a premature baby is unbelievably taxing, both physically and emotionally, yet Devon and Angela have shown nothing but strength and unwavering courage. They have spent every spare moment at the hospital by Davian's side from the moment he was born, even sleeping in his room. They have proven to be simply phenomenal parents of a simply phenomenal little boy.

Although Davian at four months is still smaller than a normal newborn, you can see the progress he has made by comparing the outer set of footprints on this card with the inner set. Go Davian go!

Davian is already a man of discerning tastes! (Click on the photo for a larger view.) He's also the apple of everyone's eye in the NICU.

When he resists finishing his bottle, Devon and Angela must resort to feeding Davian through a tube in his nose. They make sure he consumes every ounce! Both of them have become very adept at attending to their tiny son, and medical jargon has become second nature to them.

Love the yawn -- so cute!

A funny little moment between father and son.

Here is an image of Davian that I took on Christmas Eve when he was just 11 days old. You can see how tiny he was. He has made so much progress since then! Very soon he'll be allowed to go home. That's great news!