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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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04 December 2016

Sunday Style!

Today's subject is Marian, a friend of mine who has a wonderfully fun sense of style. (In the interest of supporting local, woman-owned businesses, I also want to mention that Marian is the genius behind my eyebrows and is the best aesthetician in town, hands down! You can find her at Sola Salon on North Academy.) Marian grew up in England and spent much of her adult life in Germany before moving to the US, so she has a great multicultural world view and a bold style sense, reinforced by annual trips to Europe to see family (and to shop shop shop!). Every time she comes back from a trip, she's got some awesome new shoes or a cool new purse or jewelry. She's always so much fun! I love the fact that, even though she's now in her early sixties, Marian hasn't backed off her naturally exuberant and youthful style one iota. I picture her as one of Ari Seth Cohen's wonderful Advanced Style subjects one of these days. She'd be perfect. Look at that great outfit in the top photo. Cute lacy shift dress and lace leggings, and... Keds! Not everyone can wear this, but Marian does it with panache. In the second photo, the sleek black leather jacket keeps it modern, and Marian has such great legs, she can wear fitted leggings and get away with it. As for the last picture, that wasn't even an outfit she intended to wear for her photo shoot, it was what she planned to wear to the supermarket afterward! That should give you an idea of how fun Marian is. She always looks glamorous!

03 December 2016

CSDP 2017 calendars are here!

Here it is! The anticipation is over! Behold the 2017 CS Daily Photo calendar, a project I'm very proud of. Each month features a beautiful regional photo, and interesting Colorado Springs historical trivia is mentioned throughout, along with local events you might want to check out. This calendar will make a great stocking stuffer or a nice gift to yourself, especially if you're a Colorado Springs "expat" who misses the unique beauty of this magical place.

To order your calendar, click HERE (supplies are limited!).


02 December 2016

Skywatch Friday

Here's a lovely, blue-skies shot of the Pioneers Museum with the Plaza of the Rockies in the background, captured last Saturday afternoon. For many more Skywatch Friday images from bloggers everywhere, click HERE.

Have a great weekend!

01 December 2016

December 2016 Theme Day: Transitions

How can it possibly already be December? It's the first of the month, that means it's Theme Day for City Daily Photo bloggers! This theme this month is transitions. To be honest, I couldn't think of anything particularly compelling or artistic for the theme. This is what I came up with. (Full disclosure: that's Pat in the picture. He's a good sport.) The whirlwind of Thanksgiving-my birthday-Christmas is apparently wreaking havoc with my creativity right now!

For more transition themed photos (hopefully better than mine!) from CDP bloggers all over the world, click HERE. Have a great day!

30 November 2016

You put the "spring" in Manitou Springs

Pat and I were in Manitou for breakfast on Sunday, and afterward dropped into a couple of shops on the main drag. This mineral spring, one of many in Manitou, is situated in front of the Penny Arcade. I know what your question is: can you drink the water? Yes, you can drink it but be prepared, it doesn't taste like tap water! It has a very strong mineral taste.

And on a different note, I received my first run of Colorado Springs Daily Photo calendars, and they're beautiful! I will post pictures and purchasing info on the CSDP Facebook page in the coming days. Get 'em while they're hot!

29 November 2016

The Great Pumpkin of Colorado Springs

Want to see a HUGE pumpkin? Go to the corner of Nevada and Vermijo -- it's in the middle of the median. Pretty hard to miss it! According to THIS news article in the Gazette (which has a few pictures of the installation in progress last month), the pumpkin is 10x10', 11' tall and weighs roughly 1,500 pounds. Wow! It's also 90% made from recycled materials, which I love. The Great Pumpkin is another fantastic local project by Concrete Couch, the same organization that brought us THIS sculpture in Acacia Park. I like it! I think it's a unique, fun addition to our city.

28 November 2016


Another shot from my afternoon in Palmer Park on Friday. Pikes Peak was looking lovely in the afternoon sun.