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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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02 December 2016

Skywatch Friday

Here's a lovely, blue-skies shot of the Pioneers Museum with the Plaza of the Rockies in the background, captured last Saturday afternoon. For many more Skywatch Friday images from bloggers everywhere, click HERE.

Have a great weekend!

01 December 2016

December 2016 Theme Day: Transitions

How can it possibly already be December? It's the first of the month, that means it's Theme Day for City Daily Photo bloggers! This theme this month is transitions. To be honest, I couldn't think of anything particularly compelling or artistic for the theme. This is what I came up with. (Full disclosure: that's Pat in the picture. He's a good sport.) The whirlwind of Thanksgiving-my birthday-Christmas is apparently wreaking havoc with my creativity right now!

For more transition themed photos (hopefully better than mine!) from CDP bloggers all over the world, click HERE. Have a great day!

30 November 2016

You put the "spring" in Manitou Springs

Pat and I were in Manitou for breakfast on Sunday, and afterward dropped into a couple of shops on the main drag. This mineral spring, one of many in Manitou, is situated in front of the Penny Arcade. I know what your question is: can you drink the water? Yes, you can drink it but be prepared, it doesn't taste like tap water! It has a very strong mineral taste.

And on a different note, I received my first run of Colorado Springs Daily Photo calendars, and they're beautiful! I will post pictures and purchasing info on the CSDP Facebook page in the coming days. Get 'em while they're hot!

29 November 2016

The Great Pumpkin of Colorado Springs

Want to see a HUGE pumpkin? Go to the corner of Nevada and Vermijo -- it's in the middle of the median. Pretty hard to miss it! According to THIS news article in the Gazette (which has a few pictures of the installation in progress last month), the pumpkin is 10x10', 11' tall and weighs roughly 1,500 pounds. Wow! It's also 90% made from recycled materials, which I love. The Great Pumpkin is another fantastic local project by Concrete Couch, the same organization that brought us THIS sculpture in Acacia Park. I like it! I think it's a unique, fun addition to our city.

28 November 2016


Another shot from my afternoon in Palmer Park on Friday. Pikes Peak was looking lovely in the afternoon sun.

27 November 2016

Sunday Style!

A few days ago I was downtown picking up a coffee for Pat, and I noticed this chic young woman waiting in line behind me. Well actually, I noticed her shoes! I've been looking for a pair like that! But the rest of her outfit was great too, so I introduced myself and asked her if I could put her on the blog. Her name is Eileen and she was just taking a quick break from her office, around the corner. I never fail to find interesting and stylish people downtown (especially when I'm on a coffee mission)! Love the distressed leather jacket (right on trend), the faded jeans, and yes, those shoes. Thanks for the pictures, Eileen!

26 November 2016


I was in Palmer Park for a family portrait session yesterday, and on my way out I stopped and took a couple of pictures for the blog. It really was a beautiful day! This shot was taken looking to the northeast from the highest point of the park, which has a 360° view of the city.