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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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25 September 2016

Sunday Style!

I love a person who's not afraid to stand out! I found this fashion original at Poor Richard's last weekend, and she cheerfully posed for me for a few quick snaps out on the sidewalk. I am chagrined to admit that I can't remember her name! I wrote it down but can't find my notes, and without my notes I'm hopeless. Anyway, everything she's wearing telegraphs how unique and quirky she is, from the bat wing hair clips to the kitty cat shoes. Love it!

24 September 2016

The Gunnison River

Earlier this month Pat and I took a spur of the moment mini-vacation to the western slope, to explore Ouray, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Colorado National Monument. It was breathtaking in more ways than one! Here's a shot of the Gunnison River at the bottom of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. (Yes it really is this beautiful. This photo doesn't quite do it justice, honestly.) I'll be blogging more pictures from our little adventure next week, so stay tuned!

23 September 2016

Skywatch Friday

I met some friends for dinner at this Colorado Springs institution a couple of nights ago. When we left, the sky was that lovely indigo hue that happens just before nightfall.

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22 September 2016


Does this squirrel look guilty? Nah, he's not guilty. I put some stale bagel chips out in our shade garden for the neighborhood critters, and caught this little guy partaking. He froze when he noticed me with my camera.

21 September 2016


If you're a habitué of the Starbucks at University Village, you'll recognize this art piece, which greets you in the drive through lane. I'm not a big Starbucks drinker but Pat is, and since he's also a fan of convenience, I've gotten to know all the Starbucks drive throughs in town quite well ;^) I don't necessarily think this is an egregiously bad piece of art -- in fact it's even somewhat charming -- but it's cheapened by its location.

Tomorrow I'll post a cute picture of a squirrel to make up for the obvious laziness of today's picture! Ha ha!

20 September 2016

Queen Palmer Elementary School

Queen Palmer Elementary, built in 1948, is located in the Knob Hill neighborhood. It's one of our oldest elementary schools still in operation. I used to volunteer there to shoot Christmas pictures of kiddos with Santa every year. By the way, the name comes from Mary Lincoln Mellen Palmer, affectionately known as Queen, our city founder's beloved wife. Queen Palmer Elementary reminds me so much of an old school I attended in Ohio in the third grade. Very much the same vintage. These old schools all have the same smell of books and pencils, and the gymnasium and the lunchroom and learning and recess. Quite evocative, that smell.

19 September 2016

The Mysterious Smudge of Smoke in the Sky

The Mysterious Smudge of Smoke in the Sky, the Nancy Drew book you never read! But seriously, folks, Pat and I were driving on the southwest side of town yesterday, and we noticed this plume of black smoke way off on the horizon. It looked like it was situated near the airport, so we thought it might have been from a plane crash. Dramatic! Thankfully there has been no news of downed aircraft around here. It was just a case of our imaginations running wild. We're still wondering what the mysterious smudge of smoke in the sky was all about! Local readers, do any of you happen to know?