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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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11 June 2021

Cheyenne Mountain Resort (Part 4)

A final shot from the patio at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, this time looking southward. There's a large, manmade lake and a golf course, as well as an indoor swimming facility. (And many McMansions in the distance.) This is both a country club and a hotel. You can pay to be a member and use their many facilities, but you can also stay here as a guest. The place is simply enormous. Pat and I come here some years for their Christmas buffet, and of course I've shot many a wedding at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

10 June 2021

Cheyenne Mountain Resort (Part 3)

An even tighter view of the foothills from the patio at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. You can clearly see what used to be called Ski Broadmoor. That's right, we actually had a ski slope in Colorado Springs. Okay, not a great one, and the snow had to be mostly manmade because we don't get enough snowfall here to support skiing, but hey, we did have an actual ski facility from 1959 to 1991. (And it was owned by the Broadmoor, of course -- they own everything.) When I was in college, my boyfriend was a ski instructor there. There were only two runs and by all accounts they were crappy, but people still fondly remember Ski Broadmoor as part of our city's culture and history.

09 June 2021

Cheyenne Mountain Resort (Part 2)

Another shot from the same vantage point as yesterday's, but with a longer lens. Do you see that green vertical strip going up the foothill on the left side of the frame? Does it look kind of like a ski run to you? That's because it is! Or it was, anyway. It was called Ski Broadmoor. I'll tell you more about it in tomorrow's post.

08 June 2021

Cheyenne Mountain Resort (Part 1)

I shot a wedding at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday and I actually remembered to take some pictures for the blog. Miracle! They have a nice view. You can't really see Pikes Peak as well from there, but the foothills and Cheyenne Mountain are prominently visible from practically anywhere on the property. More tomorrow.

07 June 2021

And She Was

I can't remember what this eye catching sculpture is called, but you can find it above the Trestle Arts District. It's highly visible from Colorado Avenue, just west of downtown. Recently she was sporting a heart shaped "tattoo" on her bicep with the word mom emblazoned across it (in honor of Mothers Day, I assume). Now she's wearing shades. It's hard to see from this angle, but her sunglasses are painted with the rainbow flag in support of Pride Month. I love it!

And now, for your listening pleasure...

06 June 2021

Sunday Style!

No blog post yesterday, sorry readers. I shot a wedding for eight hours and got home just before midnight in a state of exhaustion -- I just didn't have the energy to type! I'll make it up to you by sharing some fun Doc Martens that I spied on a shopper at Michael's last month. I like that rose motif!

04 June 2021

They're Back

Tourists, that is. Okay maybe these are just locals enjoying an afternoon on the west side, but I anticipate that we'll have a good tourist season this year and things will soon be looking up for our Old Colorado City small business owners.