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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 May 2018

All too familiar

Ah, yes. The cone zone. You see them all over the city these days. Here's why:  our roads got so potholed that it made national news. This is not something that you want your city to be known for. Things got so ridiculous that people were getting pulled over for drunk driving when in fact they were only weaving to and fro trying to avoid potholes! (This actually happened to my brother.) Pat and I replaced too many tires to count. To this day, his car has a bent rim on the front driver's side. The newspaper had a pothole map, kept up to date by readers. The local TV news did pothole updates. Our friends would do random alerts on Facebook. Crater sized hole in the road, watch out! (The one by King Soopers on Uintah was mind boggling.) Pat and I started to give the potholes names. It was bad. Finally, a couple of years ago the citizens of Colorado Springs reluctantly concluded that the only solution was to raise the sales tax, and ever since, road crews have been aggressively repairing, resurfacing and improving thousands of miles of road. We should be happy about it of course, because the pothole situation was extremely bad, but I have to admit that I'm getting a little weary of cone zones! At one point recently I couldn't access my house from north, south or west, and had to drive out of my way to the east to get home from my studio. It's crazy! But I suppose I'll shut up now, because anything's better than the potholes. Right?

20 May 2018

Sunday Style!

I'm still working my way through the many snapshots I took of stylish New Yorkers last month. Enjoy!
This was near the Fashion Institute of Technology, and no doubt these are students. Love the shoes.

19 May 2018

A pale imitation

Another photo from our hike in Cheyenne Cañon a few days ago. I don't think this is a great picture -- it looks so much better in person.

18 May 2018

A late spring hike

Earlier this week Pat and I went for a hike in Cheyenne Cañon with our friend Marie. It was a very nice day -- almost summery! We were moving at a pretty good pace but I did manage to stop and snap some pictures here and there. Can you see my feet in this one?

17 May 2018


This was just a test shot as I was setting up my lighting for a portrait at the Garden of the Gods overlook yesterday. It was such a pretty day and I'm not one to waste a good picture, so I figured I'd serve it up here on the blog 😊

16 May 2018

Grande Dame

It's been a while since I've featured this lovely lady, the Pioneers Museum, one of my favorite subjects here on the blog. She's looking magnificent as always!

15 May 2018

Let the planting begin!

Pat and I went to lunch at Poor Richard's the other day with some friends who were visiting from out of town. All over downtown, crews were filling in the downtown planters. By the time we were finished eating, this one on Boulder and Tejon was filled in and they had moved on to the next one. In a few short weeks it will be all blooms. I love our downtown planters in summer!