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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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29 May 2017

Today is Memorial Day!

On Memorial Day we honor and remember those who have fought and died for our country. I thought that the American flag waving in front of America's Mountain would be a great image to symbolize our gratitude and respect for those whom we're honoring today. I took this picture on March 3rd and have been waiting ever since to use it for Memorial Day! I hope you have a wonderful time, don't get too sunburned, and remember what this day is all about. Cheers!

28 May 2017

Sunday Style!

This is my client Alicia, who was all dressed up when she and her husband Ross came to pick up their wedding album from me a few days ago. Alicia and Ross got married a few months ago, blending two families together -- between them, they have eight kiddos! The youngest two were graduating from kindergarten on the day I took these pictures, which is why Alicia was so smartly dressed (as was Ross). She's enviably tall and long waisted, so a simple, body skimming dress in a snazzy print works great on her. And what a good looking pair of Frye boots! (I'm a little jealous of those boots, to tell you the truth.) Alicia, you were the best dressed mom in the class! Thanks for the pictures!

27 May 2017

Blowing out the pipes

I came across this city worker on Bijou Street the other day as he checked the pressure on a fire hydrant. It's amazing how much water these things put out!

26 May 2017

Skywatch Friday

The iconic, larger than life rearing horse that lives in front of Centennial Hall, the building that houses most of the county's offices. This sculpture has been at Centennial Hall for as long as I can remember (though I seem to recall it was at the back of the building some time ago). Yesterday was such a nice, sunny day that of course I had to take a picture of the horse while I was there for some business.

For more Skywatch Friday pictures from bloggers all over, click HERE. Have a great weekend!

25 May 2017


Today's photo was taken in Fountain a couple of weeks ago. Fountain is a little exurb south of Colorado Springs, and though it is growing rapidly, it still has a small town feeling to it. The south edge of Fountain still has farms and ranches, only blocks from its tiny downtown. I love that.

24 May 2017

Plants for sale

The Horticultural Art Society had its big annual plant sale last weekend in Monument Valley Park, and of course I went. I bought some ice plant, daisies, columbine and basil, all of which are now (or will soon be) happily growing in our garden. The annual H.A.S. sale, held every May, is a great way to pick up cheap plants while benefiting a good cause. It's a win-win!

23 May 2017

Furry visitor

Yesterday I showed you a feathered visitor to our front yard, and today I'm showing you a furry visitor to our backyard. We have a little rabbit who likes to hang out and eat the grass in front but this is the first time I've seen one out back. He's pretty fat! Cute too! I'm sure he's trying to figure out a way to get into my vegetable garden and eat some of my new peas, but thanks to Pat's tireless efforts I have a squirrel-and rabbit-proof, chicken wire enclosure around the whole thing. Good luck, rabbit! You're not getting any of my peas!