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, December 30, 2011

Senior portraits in Black Forest: Tom

[ Colorado Springs senior pictures ]

This is Tom, my friend John's younger son. They live in France, so Tom did the "foreign exchange student" thing so to speak, living with his grandmother here in Colorado to get the American high school experience. And he did it all, including playing football! This would have been Tom's senior year, but he was forced to move back to France because of health reasons. I took these senior portraits of Tom while John was here in September to bring him back to France. Tom gave me about 10 minutes -- I did the best I could! I love the sunsets out by Judy's house, so I made the most of those 10 minutes and got a few cool images of Tom looking like a superhero. Bonne chance, Tom! I hope you enjoyed your year abroad!

Tom with his father John and grandmother Judy. Those of you who want to know where I get my fabulous haircut -- it's Judy!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Colorado fashion photography: Ashley

[ fashion photography in Colorado ]

Ashley has true high fashion potential! She's extremely tall and thin, and has absolutely ridiculous cheekbones. And those huge hazel eyes! She's like a baby Christy Turlington with a touch of Angelina Jolie. Gorgeous. I've done a couple of shoots with her, most recently this one on August 10th in Calhan, Colorado. I spent a lot of time and energy scouting the location, figuring out the exact time of day to shoot, and sourcing wardrobe. Ashley was absolutely fearless standing up there on those huge rocks at sunset! Many thanks to my talented hair and makeup artist, Pamela of Face/Body FX, and my boyfriend Pat, who tirelessly carried gear and held reflectors. The whole shoot came together beautifully and I'm thrilled with the results!

Here are a few snaps from Ashley's test shoot with me last December. I never blogged them, so I might as well share them now. The camera loves her!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Colorado Springs engagement portraits: Molly + Justin

[ engagement portraits in Colorado Springs ]

I'm so behind in blogging! Molly, Justin and I actually took these engagement portraits at Biedleman Park in Colorado Springs on a wonderful day at the end of October. It's absolutely my favorite time of year to photograph people, especially people in love! You can tell from the pictures what a fun, relaxed time we had that day.
I'll be photographing Molly and Justin's wedding next year. I can't wait!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Senior portraits in downtown Colorado Springs: JJ

[ Colorado Springs senior portrait photography ]

JJ was great fun to work with because he's got such personality and joie de vivre. Oh and style, this guy's got style! We did most of his senior portraits in downtown Colorado Springs, but since a rainstorm was looming over the city that day we ended up running all over town to avoid the weather. It eventually caught us, though, but by then we were all the way down by the airport! Thanks for the fun shoot, JJ! I hope you dig your senior portraits!

JJ is one very stylish guy -- I love the fedora.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Colorado Springs senior portraits: Rachel

[ senior portraits in Colorado Springs ]

We did Rachel's senior portraits in Old Colorado City a few weeks ago on a perfect fall day. What a cool kid! She's REALLY into the Beatles and REALLY into shoes. Hmmmm, sounds a little like someone I know: me! We had so much fun taking her portraits, we were sad when we had to stop for the day. Rachel, I hope you had as much fun as I did. You're gorgeous!

Rachel brought her guitar to the shoot. We decided to use it in a few setups.

I love this shot. She looks like a model.

Many thanks to LauraAnne at Domino for allowing us to shoot in her groovy shop!

Rachel's parents ordered five custom albums as keepsakes for themselves and Rachel's grandparents (and one for Rachel too, of course!).


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Colorado Springs baby photographer -- introducing Baby C!

[ Colorado Springs newborn photography ]

C is for cute! Oh my goodness will you look at this ginger-haired little princess?!? Her parents, Bobbi and Sean, are longtime clients -- I shot their wedding in the summer of 2008, and since then I've done portraits with them every fall with their beloved yellow lab, Chewy. Well move over, Chewy, I hate to break it to ya but there's an even cuter family member now! We did these portraits when Baby C was about six weeks old, in their home. I fell in love at first sight. Isn't she beautiful?

Look at that full head of hair!

Chewy loves his new "little sister".

Her eyes are so blue.

If you can get your newborn to crack a little smile for a picture... well, it's like the heavens opened up and a choir of angels broke into song.


Monday, November 07, 2011

R & T's elegant Air Force Academy wedding!

[ Colorado Springs wedding photography ]

I ended my wedding season with Rick and Tatiana's gorgeous wedding at the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel and the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Tatiana looked AMAZING in her fabulous gown, and of course I love all the pomp and circumstance of a military wedding. And even though it was freezing cold out, everyone in the wedding party suffered a few minutes of chill for Rick and Tatiana to get a classic Air Force group shot in front of the many planes on display at the Academy. So worth it! Thanks guys for ending my wedding season with a bang!

Wedding ceremony venue: Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel
Wedding reception venue:
The Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Bride's gown:
Enzoani, at Daisy Tarsi
Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride's hair and makeup:
Lotus Salon & Spa
Tuxedos: Calvin Klein
Officiate: Reverend Kirk Fowler
Randy Rodgriguez
Floral design:
Jean Marie
Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery

Tatiana's gown was spectacular!

Tatiana rode to the church in a vintage Rolls.

The Cadet Chapel has such amazing stained glass.

It was freezing outside! The wedding party gamely suffered the chill for a few minutes to get this photo for the bride and groom.

The wedding reception was held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.