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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 June 2022

The United States Space Foundation (Part 2)

Why yes, this has been to Mars! How cool is that?

26 June 2022

Sunday Style!

I took this picture at the grocery store a while ago and forgot to blog it until now. Love these two-tone, chocolate and cream Chucks! Their wearer told me that she ordered them specially from the Converse website. You can customize them however you want. And now that I've shared this picture, I'm reminded to order myself a new pair, since my Cons are a little worse for wear and probably ready for the bin.

25 June 2022

The United States Space Foundation (Part 1)

I shot a wedding at the Space Foundation today. Long ago, in a galaxy far away, the Space Foundation was one of my corporate clients for several years running. Back then, they were in a much smaller location and they didn't have any public facilities or a museum like they do now. Since I've never been to their new location, let alone shot a wedding there, I went there earlier in the week to get an idea of the space (pun intended) and lighting, so I could strategize a plan for the wedding. While I was at it, I took a few pictures for the blog. I'll share more on Monday and Tuesday.

22 June 2022

A Very Good Year

Last week I was at Rex Tire (the best tire shop in Colorado Springs) and spied this 1968 Mustang Fastback in one of the bays. I just had to get some pictures. It was gorgeous. A deep midnight blue, perfect inside and out, and it even had a classic KYSN bumper sticker on the rear window. Only those who've lived in Colorado Springs at least as long as I have will remember that radio station from way back when. Great car!

21 June 2022

Old Friend

I shot a wedding at the Pioneers Museum last weekend. I haven't been inside it since before the pandemic times. You know I have a soft spot for this place. It was so nice to work there again.

20 June 2022

Jupiter's Beard

When I posted the pictures of the swallowtail butterfly the other day, I don't think I adequately expressed how frustrating it was to take them. Ha! Not only was the wind blowing the plants around like crazy, the butterfly wouldn't sit still either. After a few attempts I gave up and took pictures of the flowers instead (although you can still see the butterfly at the  bottom left of this shot). This plant is called Jupiter's beard, a.k.a. Centranthus ruber, and it grows exceptionally well in our hot and very dry summers and lengthy winters. It's the perfect plant for xeriscaping, really, because it not only prefers to be mostly ignored, it also requires very little water. And it's pretty!

19 June 2022

Sunday Style!

A cool guy I met last month in Manitou. I can't remember his name, only that his personality suited those groovy sunglasses. He even struck an interesting post for me.