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

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New bloomers, halter top and clothing labels!

We decided to add some cute little bloomers underneath the Mia tulle skirt for toddlers. They are so cute, I can't wait to photograph them on a cute little girl. This one is on it's way out the door, but I managed to get a few still shots. We also added this halter top to go with any of the skirts and it's made to match. This one is in a Gris/Blue dupioni silk. It is gorgeous! We haven't even named them yet and I'm going to have to start asking for help with that as I am running out of names!


  1. Everything is so gorgeous!

    I am in love with the clothing labels! They look so opulent and vintage.

    Have a lovely day!

  2. I cant wait to get one of these Beautiful dresses for my daughter (only 1 now). Its like couture for children...LOVE IT!!.

  3. sigh... I love it all! The bloomers, the labels, the colors, the top.... You are one talented chic!

    I have passed on the Blog De Oro award to your blog. You can check out the post on my blog: http://lanalulucreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-first-blog-award.html. To accept the award, just copy the image, paste it in a blog post, and select the 10 blogs you think should receive it next. Thanks for your inspiration! Keep it up!

  4. Your skirts are so beautiful! I looked thru every one of your blogs in awe. I love photography too so I was also admiring the pics:)

  5. Your designs are wonderful! I have become one of your followers and would be delighted beyond belief if I won one of your skirts!!

  6. Gorgeous additions! The bloomers and tags are simple perfect. I have nominated you for the Kreativ Bloggers award! Your'e going to be so busy with all of these awards!!

  7. I'm completely in Awww!

    Now following your blog...

  8. Hi! I am missing your posts but I love to go back to old posts and admire your amazing work! ♥

  9. Hi! I am missing your posts but I love to go back to old posts and admire your amazing work! ♥