Category archives: weddings

Manitou Springs wedding :: Alicia + Gabe

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Gabe and Alicia’s New Year’s Eve wedding at the Cliff House was so tiny, the grand total of people present, excluding myself, was only eleven! At first they had planned on casually tying the knot at the courthouse, but Alicia’s mom thought it would be nice if the nearest and dearest could be present, so the event “grew legs” so to speak. Still and all, it was an extremely low key, intimate and happy celebration and a great way to finish off 2016! All the best, Alicia and Gabe! Congratulations!

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Cliff House wedding :: Maura + Wes

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Cute couple Wes and Maura were married at the Cliff House on December 30th. We had beautiful weather for the day, but an even more beautiful bride! Just look at how much Maura is smiling and laughing in these pictures! Of course Wes is madly in love with her, as he should be. Their late afternoon ceremony was a blend of Christian and Jewish traditions, and took place under a chuppah covered with a quilt handmade by Grandma. So sweet! The party was crazy fun, too  — the dance floor was bumpin’ all night. I had such a blast documenting Wes and Maura’s big day. Congratulations, you two! Happy honeymoon!

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My best 12 images of 2016!

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I shot my first wedding of 2016 on January 1st, and my last one is this afternoon, December 31st. It’s been an amazing year! I also did tons of portraits: newborn babies, families big and small, couples, high school seniors, and even a dog or two! Here are my best images of the year, month by month. If you’re one of my lovely clients and you don’t see your picture here, don’t feel bad. I chose my best images of the year for this list, not my best clients! (You’re ALL the best!) Not counting yesterday’s wedding and the one I’m doing later today, I delivered 6,840 wedding images and 1,181 portraits in 2016, not to mention all other jobs I did, like head shots, commercial work and fashion stuff! Needless to say, it was tough narrowing all of that down to just 12 images! Enjoy!

January: Gundega and Rolly’s wedding at the Pinery.

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February: my good friend Janet’s daughter, San Clemente, CA.

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March: a woodland-themed styled shoot done in conjunction with Rhonda Nichols Floral Design and Bridal Elegance, at the Edgewood Inn.

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April: Stephen with his newborn daughter Bricole, only a few days old.

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May: couples portraits in downtown Colorado Springs with Susan and Casey.

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June: Jennica and Mackenzie’s happy, happy, happy wedding at the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel. (And “happy” is an understatment!)

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July: Shelby and Christian’s crazy bash at the Garden of the Gods Club and the Briarhurst Manor.

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August: a sweet moment between Kelly and her new mother in law, at Hillside Gardens.

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September: a very excited Valerie gets ready to walk down the aisle at a private residence in Monument.

October: Tanya and her sweet pup, Lola.

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November: the Emery family!

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December: an image I took less than 24 hours ago! Here’s Maura and Wes having a romantic little moment before their wedding ceremony at the Cliff House yesterday afternoon.

I have the nicest friends.

I know this has nothing to do with portraits or wedding photography, but I wanted to share this picture and tell you exactly how wonderful my friends are. I had an “ugly sweater” party a few days before Christmas and I asked all the invitees to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Care and Share, which is one of my favorite local charities. As you can see (please ignore my dirty car!), my lovely, kind friends really delivered! I was overwhelmed by their generous hearts and their truly, truly ugly sweaters. ;^) We had a really fun time — there was even a fashion show — and in the end, we all got that warm, fuzzy feeling of helping others and that hot, itchy feeling of wearing polyester next to our skin. Thank you, my wonderful friends! I love you!

Here’s a silly picture of Pat and me at the party, wearing our ugly sweaters. Soon it will be 2017. May it be a learning, giving year for all of us!

Rustic horse ranch wedding :: Brianna + Chris

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Chris and Brianna’s wedding at her parents’ ranch in Elbert was a first for me in many ways. I’ve never before had a bride in a camo wedding gown. Brianna’s mom Diane made it, and I was awed by the amount of skill, craftsmanship and love that went into its creation… truly a custom couture piece. Brianna is a country girl with country girl style, and she stayed true to herself from head to toe, down to the Browning logo jewelry and safety orange accents! More firsts for me: I’ve never worn boots to shoot a wedding before. I’ve never gotten manure on my camera bag before, either (or for that matter, never seen equine wedding guests — the ceremony was in the barn as the family’s horses looked on from their stalls). And finally, I’ve never had a bride that made her own wedding cake. It turns out Brianna’s got mad pastry chef level skills! All of those firsts aside, there were plenty of familiar things at this sweet event, most importantly the sight of two people crazy in love and making a lifetime commitment. Getting to document that never gets old! Brianna and Chris, wishing the two of you much happiness!

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).

Colorado Springs wedding photographer Tamera L. Goldsmith (www.clickphotography.net).