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, February 09, 2012

My best and favorite images of 2011

I know, I know. 2011 ended about six weeks ago. But I've been busy! I of course meant to make a post like this in early January, but time has flown by and I've only just now eked out a few minutes to pick out my favorites from last year. A little explanation: what's technically my BEST photo isn't necessarily always my FAVORITE photo, because I don't choose my favorites based on technique. But this particular best also qualifies as a favorite, because I really do love everything about it (including the the fun memories of taking it). In case you're wondering, it's the photograph featured at the top of this post. For the rest of my 2011 favorites, read on. Enjoy!

My favorite boudoir image of 2011. I love how it shows just enough and not too much. Dani has beautiful legs!

Favorite fashion photo of 2011 -- my friend Jaime, Denver's
2010-11 Miss Modernism
. I think it shows her cheeky personality and her
great sense of style. And oh yeah, she looks beautiful too!

Favorite senior portrait. Jemma has buckets of personality and sass, and I
think this portrait reflects that.

Favorite engagement portrait. Jenn and Marin have a very jokey, fun relationship,
just like this picture.

Favorite fine art portrait. This is Jess.

Favorite image from a personal project. This is from a portrait session with a 100 year-old woman, Charlotte.

My favorite bridal portrait of the year, from Marylou and Jim's wedding at the Fine Arts Center. This image is very representative of my style.

Favorite reception capture, from Morgan and Mark's wedding at the Air Force Academy. I love this shot!

My favorite getting ready picture of 2011. The bride, Carol, is getting her makeup done as her two year-old daughter, Mari, who is the apple of everyone's eye, comes to the realization that she is not going to be the center of attention that day. Oh the tragedy!

And finally, my favorite wedding moment and overall favorite from the whole year. This bride, Janie, was 47 and a mother of three; this was her second wedding. At the moment she descended the stairs and revealed herself in all her bridal glory, her nine year old son looked at her in awe (and that's her 16 year old daughter looking on in awe as well, plus the officiant). I love this shot. It's my absolute favorite of the many pictures I shot in 2011.


Ellen said...

What a great way to look back on 2011. I love the photo you did of the old lady, and the last one is great as well.

Allegra said...

Love this! As each one came up, oo, THAT's my favorite, no wait, THAT one! In the end, me being me, the B&W one of Charlotte just speaks to me so much. Beautiful work as always Tamera!