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!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gretchen & John's Garden of the Gods Club wedding

[ Colorado Springs wedding photography ]

Gretchen and John were married June 6th at Pauline Chapel in the Broadmoor, with their reception at the beautiful Garden of the Gods Club. All I can say is WOW! It was a perfect day, everything went so smoothly and everyone was so happy! I had a lot of fun documenting all the joy and the craziness. Congratulations you two!

Wedding ceremony venue: Pauline Chapel
Wedding reception venue: The Garden of the Gods Club
Flowers: Gentry's Flowers, Inc.
Bride's gown and veil: 2Be Bride at The Bridal Collection
Bride's shoes: Benjamin Adams at Bellisima
Bridesmaids' attire: d'Anelli Bridal
Tuxedos: The Men's Wearhouse
Deejay: Doug Hugill at Celebration Station

Directly after the ceremony -- they look so happy!

My assistant Sarah took this adorable picture of the flower girls while I was setting up a big group shot.

Another great capture by Sarah.

Getting into the limo...

and getting out of the limo. Hmmm, there seems to be a recurring theme here.

The hilarious cake topper.

The Garden of the Gods Club by night. Wow!

The rings, in a martini glass.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Aaron + Kelly

[ Denver wedding photography ]
These two lovebirds are getting married in August at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Aren't they cute? We did their engagement portraits in downtown Denver a couple of weekends ago. The story behind the photo above is that I got stuck in traffic on the way to meeting them at Starbucks, and had plenty of time to brainstorm picture ideas! I came up with the concept of showing off Kelly's awesome engagement ring by way of a cup of coffee. The rest of the pictures were taken as we roamed around near the 16th Street Mall. They were such troopers, happy to smooch for the camera! Aaron and Kelly, I can't wait for the wedding!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Lia Sophia

I'm not really a product photographer, but when my friend Marian asked me to do a shoot to promote her jewelry business I thought it might be fun. Lia Sophia produces hip, trendy jewelry and accessories sold by independent dealers, much like Mary Kay or Avon. Marian sells a ton of it and I can see why. After doing this shoot I wanted to be paid in jewelry! The beautiful model is Theresa, owner of Illusions Salon where Marian works. Looking good Theresa! You go girl!


Monday, June 08, 2009

Hudson Gardens

Last Thursday I accompanied my friend Charlotte to Hudson Gardens in Littleton. Charlotte is a photographer too, and she will be shooting a wedding there in a couple of weeks -- we were there so she could meet with her client. As for me, this is the first time I've ever been to Hudson Gardens in a non-work capacity. The only time I ever go there is to shoot a wedding, so I took advantage of the beautiful day to walk around and snap pictures of all the wonderful trees, plants and flowers that are just coming into high bloom. What a beautiful place! Whether you're looking for a wedding venue or not, I think you should go and check it out sometime. It's open to the public. FYI, I took all of these pictures with just a little pocket camera. You don't need a lot of expensive equipment to take good pictures of such a pretty place!

A note to my clients and regular readers: I've been nominated as Colorado Springs' Best Photographer, so if you'd like to vote for me you can do so here: http://kxrm.cityvoter.com/click-photography/biz/304710

Thanks! Tamera

Gorgeous gold and burgundy Irises. FYI the purple, globe-shaped flowers in the photo at the top of this post are allium. They don't smell pretty (they are in the garlic family), so deer won't eat them. I always thought they looked like Hostess Snowballs or whatever those pink marshmallow puffy things are called.

Salvia, which grows very well here in Colorado. Can you find the bee in this picture?

I'm not positive but I think this is brunnera, which appreciates shade and blooms profusely in the spring.

I was absolutely charmed to come across miniature trains at Hudson Gardens! I think I could sit there all day and watch them go back and forth.

One of the many beautiful water features.

Papaver. What ravishing blooms, and oh! The color!

Bee balm loves a nice sunny spot.

Check out these gorgeous peonies! So romantic.

Yarrow. I have the same in my xeric garden.

Mallow (or cranesbill, if you prefer).

Mallow in front, and I believe spirea in the background.