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!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fine Arts Center wedding: JJ & Jennifer

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On November 11th, Veterans Day, I donated my services to a good cause called Weddings for Warriors. It's a way for our servicemen and women to celebrate the wedding of their dreams for free! There were 14 Weddings for Warriors in Colorado Springs that day. I was very honored to be a participant.

My clients, Jennifer and JJ, have actually been married for a decade (although they look so young!), so they renewed their vows instead. It was very touching, especially JJ's vows. All professional services were donated, as well as Jennifer's gown. The Fine Arts Center generously offered their beautiful new wing; Gentry's Flowers provided the bouquet, and Carolyn Dekok of Classic Designs lent her excellent event planning skills. It was a beautiful event!

Overall event coordination: Marty Gagg at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post
Jennifer & JJ's individual event planner: Carolyn Dekok of Classic Designs
All gowns were generously donated by Alfred Angelo
Jennifer's hair and makeup: Veda Salon
Floral design: Gentry's Flowers
Ceremony venue: The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Their daughters, J and E, served as flower girls.

JJ has had four tours in Iraq and will soon be headed to Afghanistan.

Little girls looooooove to twirl!

What a sweet little family :o)

I told him to stick his tongue in her ear. Love her reaction!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Colorado Springs portrait photography: Nelly & Lonnie

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Another adorable couple! Nelly and Lonnie aren't engaged (yet!), but they're madly in love and wanted some fun portraits for themselves and their families. They also recently moved into a new home, and thought these images would make some great decor pieces.
We made these portraits on the last lovely day of the fall season -- it was gorgeous out. I just love Indian Summer in Colorado Springs, it always makes for great pictures. Looking good Nelly and Lonnie, I can't wait to see these on your wall!

Nelly's got a little bit of the supermodel in her! ;o) Yowsah!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Couples portraits in Colorado Springs: Allison + Chris

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It's been a while since I've shared any eye candy. Too busy with the holiday craziness! How about these portraits I did a few days ago of my cute assistant Allison and her boyfriend Chris? No, they're not engaged! They just wanted some cool portraits of this moment in their relationship. We had a REALLY sunny, REALLY windy day, but we made the best of the conditions and got some great stuff. Thanks for letting me get creative, guys!

The camera looooooooves Allison.

We took this one as a joke. I told Chris that since he has a Porsche, he must pose for the traditional "proud Porsche owning gazing off into the distance" shot. Funny!

My favorite shot of the day. Allison looks great!

Mad reflector-holding skillz by Chris.


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Wedding pictures in Manitou Springs: Shanda and Marcus

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Some of my favorite clients! Shanda and Marcus recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary, and on the big day I photographed them on the grounds of the Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs (many thanks to Allison there for giving us the run of the mansion!). Shanda, who had their first baby less than three short months ago, looked incredible in her original wedding dress, and Marcus got a snappy new suit just for the occasion. They looked hot! And madly in love. Happy anniversary you two!

I love this one!

If you think Marcus and Shanda are gorgeous, you should see their son. He's PERFECT.

I really like this last shot of Shanda -- such dramatic lighting!