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Hi, I'm Tamera, a professional wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer in Colorado Springs. But this blog isn't about my professional work; no, it's a daily love note to my beautiful city, where I've lived for most of my life. I love it here and I hope you enjoy seeing Colorado Springs through my eyes and lens!

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16 October 2017

Black and White #1

A few weeks ago I decided to blog images featuring the color red for seven days. Now I'll be posting black and white images for this entire week. Yesterday's Sunday Style shot was a teaser.

Here's one taken in an alley downtown. I love this old building and wish my studio could be located there.

15 October 2017

Sunday Style!

I think punk shows are the best for people watching. I was hanging around near the merch table after the X show in Denver a month ago when I saw this young girl sitting on the floor. The ratty old Chucks caught my eye, so I asked for a picture. I've certainly gone through a few pairs of those in my time. Some things will never go out of style, like X and Chucks. 😊

14 October 2017

More fall prettiness

Just a few more from Mueller State Park, taken last Saturday the 7th. It was a perfect day for picture taking!

13 October 2017

Skywatch Friday

Last Friday I showed you a picture of Mueller State Park taken on Monday, October 7th. On Saturday I went back to the park to do some portraits, and it was even more spectacular! I'll post more pretty pictures tomorrow.

For lots of great Skywatch Friday images from bloggers all over, click HERE. Have a great weekend!

12 October 2017


Another random street scene downtown. This was taken on October 4th in front of the Mining Exchange, on Pikes Peak Avenue. I like that lady standing at the curb, digging in her purse for her keys. I have most certainly been that lady on many occasions. Ha!

11 October 2017

A secret garden

Last week my mom asked me to drive her to a friend's house, CJ. As it turned out CJ and her husband Ken have a beautiful backyard and garden. Glad I brought my camera with me! I love it when people have a perfectly nice front yard but an AMAZING backyard. It's kind of like a secret grotto, a private little paradise. Ken made many of the things that you see in these pictures. What a handy guy! (Not to mention creative.) And CJ's a great gardener! In fact, I went back there today to give her a few plants from my own garden. Maybe next year I'll get a chance to see how they're doing!
This little contemplation garden is dedicated to CJ's late mother, who coincidentally was my neighbor for years. Her favorite color was blue.

I would love to have a bench like this but it's one of a kind -- Ken made it!

There's even a water feature! I'd love to have a water feature in my backyard some day. Something Japanese garden-y.

10 October 2017

719 Rocks!

There's a fun little movement around here called "719 Rocks!", and basically it involves painting uplifting, inspiring or just fun messages or motifs on rocks and hiding them anywhere in the 719 area code. Whoever finds your rock will be pleasantly surprised, and it might even make their day. I was doing some senior portraits in Monument Valley Park a few weeks ago and my client and I found this one. What a nice thing to come across! I posed him with the rock in his hands, then we put it back where we found it.

I love this idea so much! I've been aware of the group for some time, but since I'm terrible at being a "joiner," it took me until this blog post to want to become a part of it too (which is just dumb, because many, many of my friends have been in on it for ages already). If you're in the area and want to participate or just follow along, you can find 719 Rocks! right HERE.