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, July 28, 2012

Sylvan Dale Ranch wedding: Molly & Justin

Don't you think it's just too good to be true to get married in a town called Loveland? And the Sylvan Dale Ranch is so beautiful and just so... Colorado. I'd never been there before, and now that I have I hope I get to shoot another wedding there soon! I love a good old fashioned western wedding on a ranch, and Molly and Justin's wedding was so pretty, filled with charming little details (and pie! yum!), not to mention Mother Nature's grand contributions. The weather was perfect and the Big Thompson River filled our ears with its music. A magical day.

She looks so happy here. I love it.

Catching Justin's eye as her dad escorts her up the aisle.

They have a tree swing at the ranch.  How could we not take a picture with it?!?

See, I told you it was pretty there.  Just gorgeous.

Candies formed like robin's eggs, in an adorable little nest. Almost too pretty to eat!

The centerpieces were tree branches hung with origami cranes.

Their first dance.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Colorado Springs family portraits: meet Baby R !!!

It seems like only yesterday that I was at Jeff and Rachael's house, documenting their charming backyard wedding. Almost exactly two years later to the day I found myself at their house again, this time making portraits of their beautiful newborn daughter, R. She's precious, beautiful, perfect. And lucky me, I get to chronicle her entire first year! Our next photo session is coming this weekend. Stand by for more cuteness!

I love black and white baby portraits.

Here are the proud parents! They don't look too tuckered out from midnight feedings, do they?

I love this one of Rachael kissing her daughter.

A favorite image from their wedding. This was taken in the street in front of their home :^)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Air Force Academy wedding: Emily & Alex

How much do I love my job?!? Emily and Alex have been such a pleasure to work with from minute one! I was so excited when their wedding day finally arrived. They were married in a traditional Catholic mass at the AFA Cadet Chapel, and their wedding reception was at the Colorado Springs Marriott. It was such a great day. Congratulations Alex and Emily!

Emily's shoes were to DIE for.

Emily's grandmother, the lady on the right in this picture, sewed the wedding gown. Amazing. She also sewed the veil, the garters, and the bridesmaid dresses.  And she did it all in THREE MONTHS.

Isn't she a beautiful bride?

Alex and Emily's ceremony was in the Catholic section of the Cadet Chapel, downstairs from the main chapel.

Married 60 seconds. I live for moments like this.

Alex is an Air Force fighter pilot.  F-16 shaped cookies?  I'll have one! Or maybe two ;^)

Last shot of the night.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Colorado Springs baby portraits: meet Baby S!

I shot Evelyn and Erik's wedding in 2009. Has it really been three years already??? And just as I predicted, after enjoying a few years of happy newlywed-ness, they produced an absolutely gorgeous child. Meet their adorable daughter, S !!! She was 10 weeks old when we did these portraits, and as you can see she's already a superstar :^) I can't wait to watch this sweet little punkin' grow.


All tuckered out from her first official photo shoot.

A favorite image from their wedding.


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Shove Chapel wedding: Jennifer & Nick

It's been a while since I've had the pleasure of shooting a wedding at Shove Chapel. The beauty of that church is never lost on me. Jenn and Nick had a thoroughly Air Force wedding, right down to the toasts. It was a lot of fun, and the party at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort was epic. What a great day!

I just love this picture. It's clear that Nick adores Jennifer.

It took some coaxing to get Jennifer out of her shoes, but I think it was worth it for this cute  wedding picture in front of the lake at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Jenn and Nick provided their guests with cigars, and the party promptly moved outside for a while. There was such great camaraderie as everyone enjoyed conversation, drink and stogies.

The remains of the cigars.

Last shot of the night.