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, January 28, 2011

Ashaley and Sean's wedding at the Pinery in Black Forest

[ Colorado Springs wedding photography ]

I want to share some of the gorgeous albums I've been creating for my clients lately! Ashaley and Sean were married last year at the Pinery. She chose red for their album color, to match her bridesmaids' dresses. The book is 10x10" with a metal cameo featuring a romantic image of their first dance. The whole album is just lovely! They now have an heirloom to help them remember such a perfect day, and something truly meaningful to hand down to their children some day. :o)

I love the metal cameo -- so modern!

Red leather makes such a nice cover material.

Look at Ashaley -- so excited! This is moments before the ceremony, getting into her dress.

The album pages are thick and sturdy.

The kiss, immortalized forever. I love it!


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My favorite images of 2010

Here are my favorite images of 2010! I spent the last couple of days going through all the portraits and weddings I did last year, and came up with over 100 images that I consider my favorites. It was really fun to compile this, but even more fun to take all these pictures over the last 12 months. Enjoy the video (it may take a minute to load, please be patient)! To all my lovely clients, thank you for a wonderful 2010, and here's to an even better 2011!


Sunday, January 02, 2011

Cheyenne Mountain Resort wedding: Alexandra & Rick

[ Colorado Springs wedding photographers ]

Happy New Year! I can't believe that it's 2011! I'd love to show you some images from my last wedding of 2010. Alexandra and Rick had their wedding and reception at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Even though it was literally the shortest day of the year (and technically the first day of winter), we got really lucky with a balmy, sunshiny afternoon. Even so, the ceremony was a very brief five minutes, just in case! Alexandra took her style cues from 1930's Hollywood, and boy did she look glamorous. The jewelry, the fishnet veil, the sleek updo -- she looked like a starlet with a handsome leading man on her arm. Warmest congratulations Alex and Rick, your wedding was fabulous!

Wedding ceremony and reception venue: The Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Event design and planning: Nada Gutierrez at
RSVP Weddings
Bride's gown:
Danelle's Bridal
Bride's footwear: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Yvette Mota, (719) 464-0537
Floral design: Nada Gutierrez at
RSVP Weddings
Invitations and paper goods: Jennifer Leigh at Paper Style
Bridesmaids' attire:
DJ services:
Born to Boogie
Jim's Formal Wear
Aspen Strings
Mya Bella Cupcakes

You can see Alex and Rick's engagement portraits HERE.

Alex's dog, Lady, "helped" with the preparations.

Alex is a big Chicago Bears fan. (Yes, she wore these Bears undies under her wedding gown!)

Handsome Rick!

A few moments before walking up the aisle, Alex captured a friend's eye and stuck out her tongue.

Rick watching his bride process up the aisle. Wonderful capture by my assistant Allison.

I love the baby grand at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort and have have been meaning to use its reflective surface in a portrait like this. It came out great!


No big fancy cake -- instead, designer cupcakes. How cool is that?!?

Alex's grandma, with whom she's very close, was surprised by a round of Happy Birthday and her own custom cupcake. She turned 90 a couple of days later.

That's Alex's mom on the left, giving her a kiss.

Da Bears!