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, October 24, 2011

M & T's wedding at the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club

[ Colorado Springs wedding photographers ]

Tess and Michael's wedding bash at the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club could only be described as glamorous. Everything was perfection: the red and black color scheme, Tess's romantic updo, the sparkly crystal decor, the whimsical cake topper... but especially the happy couple! We even had a visit from a momma bear and her two cubs at the end of the night. What a memorable way to end a memorable evening!

Wedding ceremony and reception venue: The Cheyenne Mountain Country Club
Bride's gown: Maggie Sottero, at Something New Boutique
Bride's shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Tuxedos: Brooks Brothers
Hair: Debra K. at Veda Salon
Floral design: Rhonda Nichols Flowers
Event plannning; Jacque Walsh, (719) 650-7172
Cake: Like No Other
Deejay services: Primetime Entertainment

A very excited Tess gets into her gown.

So pretty!

There's a very cool, old school men's bar in the clubhouse. Michael requested that we get a few Rat Pack style guy pictures in there.

Beautiful floral decor by the very talented Rhonda Nichols.

The cake topper was a humorous nod to Michael's hockey fanaticism.

Beautiful couple!

The best part of this picture is Tess's brother (far right). He's hilarious!

Tess's dad and brother wore matching Green Bay Packers rings. And check out the cheese tie!

Last shot of the night.


Friday, October 21, 2011

S & T's intimate wedding in the Garden of the Gods

[ wedding photography in Colorado Springs ]

Shaun and Tanya were married on a misty, chilly day last month in the Garden of the Gods. Normally the view is clear and extremely bright there, but on this day it was beautifully soft and misty. In all my years living here I've never seen the Garden of the Gods look quite like it did that day. It was magical! The fact that there were only nine people there including me and the officiant made it extra special. Collectively we braved the chill and had a truly memorable afternoon. Congratulations Tanya and Shaun!

Tanya got ready at the historic Cliff House.

This is the moment that Shaun first saw Tanya in her dress and veil. He looks like a VERY happy man!

Moments after the kiss and pronouncement... married 10 seconds and over the moon!!!

There was this little moment just after the ceremony when everyone was milling around, and I spotted Tanya and Shaun gazing at each other with these wonderful expressions. Ah, love :o)

Gotta love a wedding dress with pockets. Sassy!

Last shot of the day.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Look who's one!

[ Colorado Springs family portrait photographer ]

It's Baby M, and he's officially a toddler now! I've been documenting Baby M since before he was born, and it's been amazing watching him grow. Hard to believe he was a little newborn peanut only a few short months ago -- how time does fly. I didn't think it was humanly possible for him to get any cuter, but my goodness he has upped the ante with each photo shoot! I love his chubby little cheeks and big hazel eyes. Such a punkin!

When it came to the cake smash, M did not disappoint! :o)

All my toddlers get their portrait done with my little red chair.

With his proud mom, Shanda. I'd kiss him all day long too.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A & E's rather awesome engagement session

[ engagement portraits in Colorado Springs ]

Well this was a fun one! Alex proposed to Emily in the Garden of the Gods, so naturally we took some nice portraits there and they're wonderful, but the ones that came AFTER the Garden of the Gods were the icing on the cake! Alex is an Air Force pilot, and they both wanted aircraft to feature significantly in their engagement portraits. Off we went to the Peterson Air and Space Museum (on Pete Field), where there are quite a few really cool vintage planes and jets. The sun was just going down and it was the most dramatic lighting I could have hoped for. These guys seriously rocked it! I think this is my favorite engagement session ever! :o)

The funny story behind this photo: I asked Emily and Alex to smooch for the camera. There were lots of tourists around watching, including a family with little kids. As Alex and Emily kissed, one of the children said loudly, "Ewwwwww! They're kissing!" It was hilarious!

Dramatic scenery and lighting courtesy of Mother Nature :o)

I think this one's my favorite from the whole session.

Top Gun!

Pretty cool, huh?


Sunday, October 09, 2011

K + M's wedding at the Craftwood Inn

[ Colorado Springs photographers ]

I love to photograph a couple who are so obviously, madly in love. I also love a new wedding experience, which I got to have this time since Marian is Polish (his name is pronounced MAR-yon, roughly). He has a huge family, most of whom flew in from all over the U.S. and from Poland. I learned how to say "smile" in Polish (don't ask me to spell it here!), and I heard a lot of cool Polish disco music during the reception. It was great! Kelly and Marian, thanks for choosing me to document your super-fun day!

Wedding ceremony location: The Heritage Garden at Monument Valley Park
Wedding reception location: The Craftwood Inn
Bride's gown: Something New Boutique
Flowers: Ambiance Florals
Bride's hair and makeup: Veda Salon
Cake: The Sugarplum Cake Shoppe
DJ services: Sensational Sounds

I love this shot of Kelly's mom watching the getting ready process. She looks so proud and happy.

The vows. Guys, if you can get a beautiful woman to look at you like this, well... let's just say Marian is a lucky man!

The traditional Catholic ceremony took place in the Heritage Garden at Monument Valley Park.

The kiss was spectacular!

Kelly and Marian gave me enough time to make some cool portraits of the wedding party in downtown Colorado Springs.

I can't resist a bowl of candy for the ring shot.