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, December 30, 2011

Senior portraits in Black Forest: Tom

[ Colorado Springs senior pictures ]

This is Tom, my friend John's younger son. They live in France, so Tom did the "foreign exchange student" thing so to speak, living with his grandmother here in Colorado to get the American high school experience. And he did it all, including playing football! This would have been Tom's senior year, but he was forced to move back to France because of health reasons. I took these senior portraits of Tom while John was here in September to bring him back to France. Tom gave me about 10 minutes -- I did the best I could! I love the sunsets out by Judy's house, so I made the most of those 10 minutes and got a few cool images of Tom looking like a superhero. Bonne chance, Tom! I hope you enjoyed your year abroad!

Tom with his father John and grandmother Judy. Those of you who want to know where I get my fabulous haircut -- it's Judy!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Colorado fashion photography: Ashley

[ fashion photography in Colorado ]

Ashley has true high fashion potential! She's extremely tall and thin, and has absolutely ridiculous cheekbones. And those huge hazel eyes! She's like a baby Christy Turlington with a touch of Angelina Jolie. Gorgeous. I've done a couple of shoots with her, most recently this one on August 10th in Calhan, Colorado. I spent a lot of time and energy scouting the location, figuring out the exact time of day to shoot, and sourcing wardrobe. Ashley was absolutely fearless standing up there on those huge rocks at sunset! Many thanks to my talented hair and makeup artist, Pamela of Face/Body FX, and my boyfriend Pat, who tirelessly carried gear and held reflectors. The whole shoot came together beautifully and I'm thrilled with the results!

Here are a few snaps from Ashley's test shoot with me last December. I never blogged them, so I might as well share them now. The camera loves her!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Colorado Springs engagement portraits: Molly + Justin

[ engagement portraits in Colorado Springs ]

I'm so behind in blogging! Molly, Justin and I actually took these engagement portraits at Biedleman Park in Colorado Springs on a wonderful day at the end of October. It's absolutely my favorite time of year to photograph people, especially people in love! You can tell from the pictures what a fun, relaxed time we had that day.
I'll be photographing Molly and Justin's wedding next year. I can't wait!