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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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27 February 2017

A dapper dog

I can't resist a cute little dog. It's true. Whenever I see one, I have to try and get a picture. That's why there are so many posts about dogs on this blog! I spied this little cutie on Saturday when I was out and about with my mom. His name is Andy and I love his dapper pink scarf. So cute!

26 February 2017

Sunday Style!

I was at the supermarket behind my photography studio on Valentine's Day, waiting in line to purchase groceries, when I noticed this lady in a great looking outfit behind me. We got to chatting and I noticed right away that she had a strong British accent, and it turns out she's from a city in England that several of my favorite bands happen to be from, which of course led to a conversation about music. But really, I had to get some pictures of her before I let her go, because she looked so cool! Her name is Lisa and she works with homeless veterans, which makes her even more cool in my eyes. Check out her boots and two-tone hair! And I love the outfit choice of head-to-toe grey offset with berry red. It makes her blue eyes look even more striking. Thanks for letting me take your picture, Lisa! Great conversation too!

25 February 2017

Duck Day

Here's a little vignette I captured at Prospect Lake at the end of January. Kids love ducks! Heck there's a really great playground about 20 yards from where they were standing, but this little girl was too enthralled with the ducks to bother with slides and swingsets. When in doubt, bring your kid to the lake and she will be endlessly entertained.

24 February 2017


I can't resist the color red. I was behind this old Jeep Willies in traffic the other day, and even though I wasn't at an ideal angle, I took a picture because how could I not? This is such a cool old vehicle. I wonder how old it is. I like how the owner restored the entire thing but left the tailgate rusty.

23 February 2017

Lunch at Trivelli's

Pat and I stopped by Trivelli's on Monday for lunch. It's been too long since I've eaten there. In fact, they changed locations (by only about a block) a couple of years ago, and this was my first time eating at their new address. It's much bigger than the place they had occupied next door to Murphy's since 1976. And the food was as good as ever. If you love hoagies and submarine sandwiches, Trivelli's is by far the best place in town.

22 February 2017

Bumper sticker du jour

This one is absolutely true. Ask any of my friends. I really have seen all the cool bands. ;^)

21 February 2017

Snow on the mountain, but nowhere else

The weather has been gorgeous! This is a good thing, for two reasons: 1) Pat and I are doing some home remodeling this week and I'd rather have warm temperatures than cold for such a project; and 2) obviously, it's a pleasure to have nice weather in the middle of February. The downside is that, well, it's February and it's not supposed to be 70 degrees. There are reports of brush fires around the state (like THIS one), and each bone dry day increases the fire danger. It'd be nice to get some snow. But Mother Nature, kindly schedule the next storm for after we're finished with our bathroom remodel, thanks!
Today's pretty view was brought to you by the Mesa Overlook, one of my favorite places in the city, as you know! I thought the Friends of the Garden of the Gods deserved a shout out on the blog for taking such good care of our crown jewel. Your city and countless visitors thank you, FOGG!