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!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Colorado Springs senior portraits: Jessica

[ Colorado Springs senior pictures ]

Meet Jessica, and get to know her face well because she has every intention of being the next great fashion designer! She definitely fits the fashionista profile (those shoes!). We had to split her portrait session into two days because of weather, but she was a real trooper out there posing in snow flurries for me on the first day :o) Jessica, you look gorgeous!

I love this shot. It looks like an ad for the jeans.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Colorado Springs boudoir photographers: Dani

[ Colorado Springs boudoir photographer ]

Another Naughty Session for your viewing pleasure! This is Dani, who wanted some sassy, sexy pictures to give to her husband for Valentines Day. She's gorgeous! And she just had a baby seven weeks ago, if you can believe that. Don't hate -- she works hard for that bod! Dani, I hope your hubby loves these!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fine Arts Center wedding: Marylou & Jim

[ Colorado Springs wedding photographers ]

This was such a great wedding! The bride, Marylou, happens to be an old friend of mine. I had the pleasure of meeting her groom, Jim, the night before the wedding. He's a great guy! I love doing weddings at the Fine Arts Center -- the architecture is amazing, and of course being surrounded by beautiful art doesn't hurt! Marylou and Jim celebrated their union with a wonderful, meaningful ceremony and a VERY fun party. I enjoyed every minute of it.

Congratulations guys, I'm so glad I got to be a small part of your big day!

Wedding ceremony and reception venue: The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Event planning: Rachel Austin Events, (303) 913-9895
Catering: The Food Designers
Bride's hair and makeup: Mateo's Day Spa
Bride's gown: Casablanca Bridal
Floral design: Sue Kimball, Kimball Floral
Wedding cake: Little London Cake Shoppe
Ceremony musicians: The Colorado Springs Conservatory
DJ services: Marc Lanning, Born to Boogie
Limousine services: Uptown Limo

Oliver's tiny shoes.

The jewelry, and a vintage blue embroidered clutch borrowed from Marylou's mom.

The family dachshund, Joey. He's toothless and a perfect gentleman. It took all of my self-control not to kidnap Joey and take him home with me ;o)

The ceremony begins as Marylou's nephew Logan escorts her down the stairs and up the aisle.

Jim's emotional reaction, captured by my assistant Allison.

Marylou with her mom, Mary Lou.

Jim with their son, Oliver.

Ollie looks great in a tux!

We were lucky to get a few minutes in the Fine Arts Center's theatre. This shot was lit with one flash and a video light.

Their winter-themed cake was fabulous by day...

and by night.

What a cute little family they make!

Killer party!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Colorado Springs Mitzvah photography -- D's Bat Mitzvah

[ Mitzvah photographer in Colorado Springs ]

I bet you didn't know that I do Mitzvah photography! Here's a Bat Mitzvah I photographed recently -- actually I did the rehearsal, since this particular temple doesn't allow photography during the real thing. Afterward D and her mom met me at a nearby park for some fashion-y portraits. Very cool!

For those who've never atttended a Mitzvah, the celebrant spends most of it chanting in Hebrew. I like this shot a lot and never would have been able to get this close during the real event. That's why I prefer shooting the rehearsal instead.

The Torah.

Three generations. I love portraits like this.

Miss D, vogue-ing it up in the park. She's gorgeous!