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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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21 July 2019

Sunday Style!

Another cool person I found while grocery shopping! This is Lauren, who told me that fun, floaty, caftan-like thing is actually a cover up that you'd wear over your swimsuit! I think it's genius that she's wearing it over jeans and a tank. And I love her cool shoes!

20 July 2019

Dude. It is HOT.

So, so, sooooo hot. As I type this it's 93° (34° Celsius) outside. I shouldn't complain, because yesterday and the day before we actually got to 97°. Brutal! I know that in some parts of the world it gets much hotter, but for us it qualifies as nearly unbearable. I guess it helps that the humidity has been hovering at only about 8%, so at least it's not muggy. But there's such a thing as too dry!

To cheer you up, here's a photo I took on March 4th. That looks like about five inches of snow on our back patio. Aaaaaah! Supposedly it's going to cool down here later today and tonight, and over the next few days we're finally going to get a break from this heat wave. It can't happen soon enough!

19 July 2019

The Ladies of the Lake

Actually I have no idea if these are ladies, gentlemen or something in between! These critters made great test subject while I was doing a family portrait session at CU Boulder a few days ago. Varsity Lake has got some HUMONGOUS koi! I swear they're the size of submarines!

18 July 2019


I have always thought it was funny that, in this hemisphere at least, college campuses look their absolute prettiest when no one's around to appreciate it! This is the little waterfall that feeds into Varsity Lake at CU in Boulder.

17 July 2019

CU Boulder

On Monday I drove to Boulder for some clients who asked me to take their family portraits on the CU campus, at Varsity Lake. I've done shoots in this spot before but  never knew what the lake was called. Isn't this a pretty place? And since it's summer, there was hardly anyone around. It was a little bit drizzly out, but we persevered and got some nice pictures despite the rain. I even managed to snap a few for the blog.

16 July 2019

Vegan Market

Pat and I stopped by the vegan market event at the Fine Arts Center a couple of weekends ago. It was quite crowded (although the photo above doesn't really illustrate that point very well), and there were tons of booths selling vegan foods, clothing and handmade goods. We were surprised at the huge turnout! Way to go, Colorado Springs!
This jewelry designer donated a portion of her profits to suicide prevention. I thought that was wonderful.
I got all excited when I came across the Sea Shepherd booth. Those guys are my heroes!

15 July 2019

Don't Feed the Ducks

A momma duck and her perfect little brood in Nancy Lewis park several days ago, along with signs exhorting visitors not to feed them. I think people must ignore the signs, though, because she gave me the stink eye when I didn't offer snacks!