a look behind the scenes

My name is tammi swanson. I am a photographer, a children's clothing designer, and a stylist. I have also been a model, and a hair and makeup artist. My life, it seems, has always been surrounded by photo shoots and the fashion industry. My passion is children's editorial photography, and children's clothing. The stylist in me is always searching for the perfect items for photo shoots, so I have finally decided to turn my ideas into a children's collection. I see the end result, which is the photo shoot, in my head, and that is where I begin. I describe my designs to my pattern maker, we work out all of the details, and then I shoot the pieces the way I have them envisioned. It's all about creating a story, the mood, the beauty of childhood. I love the children in rennaisance paintings, pale sea and sand colors and tree-lined paths. I love formal gardens, small towns, farms and the countryside. Hopefully, some of you love these things too. This blog will tell the behind the scenes story of how it all comes together. Including what's really going on before, during, and after the photo shoots!

"Ophelia" tulle skirt giveaway!

Add yourself as a follower and automatically enter yourself to win the "Ophelia" tulle skirt! The drawing will be held December first and you will be able to choose your color and size of skirt. This is a $178.00 silk and tulle skirt with a silk underskirt. Perfect for a special photo shoot or a wedding or family portraits or the holidays!

the "Ophelia" tulle skirt

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beauty Found

I am going to start posting photos of everyday things are inspirational and beautiful. I find beauty in an almost startling way at least once a day. Today there are a lot of them. I took them from the car as we were driving to the beach in SouthWestern Washington. It was not hard to find beauty there and these photos almost look like paintings. Next post will have new Opal photoshoots taken during our gorgeous trip. The road trip was long with 3 kids in the car, but so worth it for the fun and memories!

1 comment:

  1. Tammy... Hi it is Megan Thompson, we met at Ben Franklin. I am loving (to say the least) your stuff. I cannot believe I met you. Can't wait for you to see our stuff as well. I need to get your number. You are so very talented!!