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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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25 September 2021

Balloon Glow 2021

As promised, a few snaps of the balloon glow. Some of these were taken with a camera and some with my cell phone. There was a huge turnout; the crowd was thick. It was nice to be able to enjoy a large local public event again.

24 September 2021

End of Summer

Every year on Labor Day weekend (except last year, of course), there's a big balloon event at Memorial Park called the Labor Day Lift Off, formerly known as the Balloon Classic. The highlight for many is the balloon glow, and you have to admit it's pretty cool to see them illuminated at twilight like this! Here'a little teaser from this year's event. I'll post more tomorrow.

20 September 2021

Lorem Ipsum, etc.

A newish mural downtown. This was a test shot as I was doing some senior portraits last weekend, and since I'm so short on time (and energy) at the moment, I guess I'll just use it for the blog! I'm not crazy for this mural although it does have some nice colors. I feel like this post is basically just boring filler until I can get to the pictures I took at the balloon glow on Labor Day weekend, that's why I titled it Lorem Ipsum. I promise I'll get to the good stuff soon!

19 September 2021

Sunday Style!

Stylish wedding guest alert! What a cute sweater. That mustard yellow color is really having a moment these days.

18 September 2021

Garden Jewel

I managed to capture this little hummingbird in our bee and butterfly garden last weekend. They're so fast, it's almost impossible to get a successful picture! I was only to get two clicks in before it flitted off into the maple tree. We only occasionally get hummingbirds, and when we do they head straight for the hyssop and ignore everything else. What a beautiful little visitor. It made my whole day to see it.

17 September 2021

An Enthusiastic and Sporty Parade

Last Saturday I had just finished with a senior portrait shoot downtown when I heard a lot of chanting and shouting behind me, and turned around to see this little procession. I just happened to have a camera with a very long lens in my hands so I quickly snapped off a few shots. It turns out they were parading around in support of the Switchbacks, our pro soccer team. There's a shiny new soccer stadium downtown and I've been dying to go see the Switchbacks play. Thanks for the reminder, guys!

16 September 2021

Car Shopping

We find ourselves lately in the rather annoying position of having to replace our cars. Both mine and Pat's main rides have basically signaled that they're ready to croak. The timing couldn't be worse, since good used cars are somewhat scarce right now thanks to the pandemic. Last Sunday we went from car dealership to car dealership just trying to get an idea of what was on hand. I didn't see much that I was interested in/could afford, but I did find these two gems.