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!

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.


Saturday, November 05, 2011

Casper wedding photographer -- B & C's awesome Wyoming shindig!

[ wedding photography in Casper, Wyoming ]

I traveled all the way to Casper, Wyoming to document Bill and Chelsea's wedding at the Three Crowns Golf Club, and it was SO much fun! They have some crazy friends! Since I've never been to Casper, it was even more fun for me to shoot, because I love working in new locations. We ended up with perfect weather and a beautiful sunset during the ceremony. The next morning we wandered around downtown Casper and created some amazing bride and groom portraits to boot. Chelsea and Bill, I had a blast! Thanks for having me -- I enjoyed every minute!

Wedding ceremony and reception venue: The Three Crowns Golf Club
Bride's gown: Vera Wang, at Saks Fifth Avenue
Floral design: The Flower Gallery
Hart's Tuxedo Shop
Deejay services:
Absolute Entertainment
Cake: Cakes by Jane

Chelsea's custom made dress hanger.


Chelsea and Bill's dog, Maverick, was the ring bearer.

Zombie cake, yeah!

Completely spontaneous moment -- so glad I captured it!

The morning after the wedding we did a Day After Shoot, cruising around downtown Casper for some fun portraits.

Love this bright red wall!