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, July 28, 2011

Jenn & Marin's wedding in Colorado Springs

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On a day that started with rain and hail then progressed to patented Colorado sunshine, Jenn and Marin braved the elements and tied the knot. Jenn painstakingly handmade all the table decor and place cards, and lots of quirky personal touches (like using a baseball bat to swat the bouquet at all the single ladies) were the highlight of this fun wedding. These two are a lot of fun and I just love how close and loving their families are. Congrats Marin and Jenn, it was a great day!!!

Ceremony and reception venue: The Briarhurst Manor
Bride's gown: Bridal Elegance
Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse
Cake: Creative Cakes
DJ services: Blue Moon Entertainment

Some highly appropriate reactions to getting married, don't you think?

Gotta love the old skool cake topper and fountain.

Marin's mom, Hattie, reacting to the maid of honor's hilarious toast.

The wind-up, the pitch...

...and it's a home run! What an awesome way to "toss" the bouquet!

The garter was tossed via a football, Marin's sport throughout high school and college. How fun!

The football/garter toss resulted in a determined tussle between these little cuties.

The shirt says "Mr. Newman". Newman is Jenn's maiden name. Wait a minute... who's wearing the pants here, anyway?!? ;o)


Friday, July 22, 2011

Colorado wedding photography: Noelle + Bob

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Bob, Noelle and their families came all the way from Illinois to celebrate their union. This means I didn't even get to officially meet them until a couple of days before the wedding, although we had many phone conversations in the run up to their big day. They turned out to be just as lovely in person as they were over the phone. They are the embodiment of midwestern friendliness! Noelle has two sons from a previous marriage, and it was very touching to witness how much Bob cares for those boys, and how much they love him back. It was wonderful to be a part of such a special day. I'm so lucky to be the one who got to document all that love.

Ceremony and reception venue: The Briarhurst Manor
Flowers: Dawn's Creations
Cake: Creative Cakes
Bride's gown: Galina Signature
Bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair: Brandi Trapp at Genesis Salon
Makeup: Pamela Johnson at Face/Body FX
Tuxedos: Al's Formalwear
DJ services: Jeff at
Springs Sounds

Noelle's ring (above, atop the perfume bottle) was spectacular! I guess Bob REALLY wanted her to say yes ;o)

Bob, captured by my assistant Allison, watches as Noelle is escorted up the aisle by her sons.

In addition to his vow to Noelle, Bob also made a heartfelt vow to his new stepsons as they were presented with pendants. There wasn't a dry eye in the place.

Moments after the ceremony.

Noelle and her grandmother.

Noelle's hair by Brandi Trapp and makeup by Pamela Johnson -- the wedding dream team!

There were a lot of adorable kids at this wedding. After dinner they all blew off steam with an impromptu game of tag.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Engagement portraits in Colorado Springs: Carol + Andrew

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Okay, so I'm running a little behind in sharing -- Carol and Andrew's wedding was July 9th! Oops! Thought I'd share their engagement portraits before I show off their wedding. We did these a couple of weeks before the big day, mostly in Monument Valley Park with a quick stop at CC. These guys are so cute and completely gaga for each other. You can see by the pictures that it was a beautiful summer day, a perfect afternoon to capture a couple in love :^)

They chose this one for the signature mat at their wedding. It came out great!


Friday, July 08, 2011

Colorado wedding photographer: Angela + Quin's romantic Manitou Springs wedding

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Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone they were married a few months ago! Last month Angela and Quin tied the knot again, this time in front of all their loved ones, and it was wonderful. The way he looks at her is so sweet! Angela's a nurse and Quin's a sherriff's deputy -- both of them are heroes, is it any wonder they were drawn to each other? Congratulations you two, I was honored to document a little slice of your happiness!

Wedding ceremony & reception venue: The Briarhurst Manor
Bride's gown: Angelina Faccenda, from Bridal Elegance
Makeup: Pamela Johson, FaceBodyFX
Hair: Julie at the Phenix Salon
Flowers: Ambience Floral
Deejay services: Complete Music
Cake: Chef Sugar

A funny little moment while Angela was getting ready.

Such a pretty place to get married.

Love this moment! So happy!


Besties for life!

In front of the Royal Tavern in downtown Manitou Springs. I've always wanted to do a shot like this!