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

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Mia's room" starring her white rabbit

Mia and I did a photo shoot last spring that was meant to be with her new Silver Cross doll's pram, but it turned out to be a shoot starring "Snowbell". That is her white rabbit. The real star of the show now for about 5 years. Snowbell has had numerous repairs to the seams in her fur and even had a homemade red heart added during one of the surgeries. Our goal is "Real", like the velveteen rabbit. Anyway, I posted this because her bedding is all from Papillon Linens, whose owner is a wonderful friend. I'm getting ready to use her amazing linens in my bedroom soon!


  1. I don't think it's possible to have a more beautiful girls room, it's breathtaking!

  2. What a gorgeous bedroom! So beautiful and serene! Love the photo shoot! Now I am daydreaming ...

  3. What a lucky little rabbit to have such a darling owner in such a dreamy room!