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!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rachael & Jeff's Colorado Springs wedding

[ Colorado Springs wedding photographer ]

There's something about a backyard wedding that I love. Maybe it's the idea of getting married at home. Rachael and Jeff literally remodeled their house and landscaped their yard in preparation for their sweet backyard nuptials on Memorial Day weekend. It was a truly great day and lots of fun for me to document. Rachael and Jeff, congratulations!

Bride's gown: Black Label by Cara Helena, at Bridal Elegance
Bride's shoes: Zora by Caparros, http://www.zappos.com/
Flower girls' attire: Kiki Kids, http://www.pinkprincess.com/
Tuxedo: Al's Formal Wear
Hair: Lisi at J. Gregory Salon
Makeup: Pamela Johnson at Face BodyFX
Floral Design: Rhonda Nichols
Cake: Bella Cakes
Catering: Blue Sage Catering
Tent Rental: Bruno's Party Time
Ceremony music: John Stone

Rhonda Nichols did all the floral design. I love her work!

The little girls were fascinated by the makeup application process. Adorable.

The moment when Jeff caught a glimpse of his bride walking up the aisle. Fantastic capture by my assistant Allison.

Jeff's sister officiated the ceremony.

Jeff's daughter Reagan served as the ring bearer.

Things got a little emotional during the vows. There wasn't a dry eye in the place. This shot of Reagan wiping away tears just kills me. (Another great capture by Allison.)

Rachael and Jeff live in a quiet cul-de-sac near the Broadmoor with very little traffic, so I decided to put the wedding party in the street for some fun portraits.

My good friend Sandra, who lives only a block from the newlyweds, graciously loaned us her yard for a few portraits so we could get away from the crowd. I couldn't resist a classic "Town and Country" pose in such a beautiful park-like setting.

Gorgeous summer bouquet by Rhonda Nichols!

Rachael's makeup was expertly done by Pamela Johnson of FaceBodyFX.

This wedding had so many pretty little details!

The cake was red velvet. Mmmm!

First dance.

1 comment:

Charlotte Geary said...

Reagan crying is so wonderful! I love the close up of her holding the rings, too. And Rachel's gown is completely gorgeous, especially in the photo of her walking up the stairs.