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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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28 June 2016

16th Annual Tejon Street Bike Fest [Part 1]

Pat and I always seem to stumble across the Tejon Street Bike Fest every summer by happenstance. I'm happy to wander among the motorcycles with Pat, not because I'm a huge motorcycle fan (I'm fairly lukewarm on that subject -- it's Pat who's the bike enthusiast in this household), but because I'm an inveterate people-watcher. Sure enough, on Sunday we drove downtown after breakfast, just to see if anything was going on, and lo and behold it was the Bike Fest! Unfortunately I had some professional obligations that prevented me from plunging into the masses, but Pat had both the time and the inclination, so I asked him to take a few pictures while he was there. Here are a few of the more interesting bikes he saw (as you can see, Pat's mainly into classic Harleys).

27 June 2016

Motorcycles for as far as the eye can see

Pat went to the annual bike show downtown yesterday and took lots of great pictures. Today's post is just a teaser. Tomorrow I'll post pictures of some of the cool bikes he saw, and on Wednesday I'll post some close up detail shots.

26 June 2016

Sunday Style!

I was driving home from my studio the other day when I saw this stylish lady on her scooter. I pulled up next to her at a red light, opened my car window and asked for a photo, and as I snapped off a couple of frames she gave me a huge smile and told me that I had made her day. That was nice! I love that she's not afraid to ride a scooter (which in itself is stylish) while wearing a summery dress and cute shoes! She reminds me of the French women in Paris, who also nonchalantly ride scooters in whatever chic outfit they happen to be wearing. The only difference is that most Parisian women wouldn't give you such an open, friendly smile when you take their picture. She certainly made my day!

25 June 2016


It's been a while since I posted a pretty picture of Pikes Peak, so here you go, faithful readers! A lovely image of our wonderful view, captured on the evening of June 23rd just before sunset. Have a beautiful day!

24 June 2016

The elephant in the room... err, park

Today's photo was taken by my friend Kathryn, who was downtown yesterday afternoon and noticed an elephant in Acacia Park! Actually, an elephant is kind of hard to miss, so I guess it's a bit of an understatement when I say she "noticed" it. When Kathryn posted the photo to Facebook, of course I asked her if I could put it on the blog. It's not every day you see such a thing! Both Kathryn and I are completely stumped as to what this pachyderm was doing in the park, so if any of my local readers have the answer, by all means comment on this post and enlighten us all. Thanks for the photo, Kathryn, and have a great weekend everyone!

Edit: I have the answer! Apparently the elephant, Page, was celebrating her birthday! Thirty-one years old! She's part of the Colorado Renaissance Festival, which takes place on weekends all summer in Larkspur, to the north of us between Monument and Castle Rock. They had a little party for her in the park. Apparently they celebrate Page's birthday every year in Acacia Park, and have been for two decades. (How have I missed this?!?!?) You can read more about it and see some video HERE.

23 June 2016

The Good Earth

Need a little garden inspiration? These photos were taken a few days ago at one of my favorite local garden centers, The Good Earth. It's such a pleasure to shop there, even if you don't buy anything. You can see why!

22 June 2016

Modern Family 2.0

Here's a funny, Star Wars themed take on the ubiquitous "family portrait" bumper sticker. The car's owner (the "Darth Vader" of the group, if you will -- you can see him reflected in the glass) explained to me that the three robots on the right depict the family dogs, and the other figures depict the parents and three kids. Very clever.