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, November 2, 2009

Mia Tulle Skirt Winner!

We have a winner!! Kristina, one of our followers, has been drawn as the "Mia" tulle skirt winner. She gets to choose the color and size of the skirt, and hopefully, she will share with us some photos! I am so grateful for everyone who has signed up as a follower! And just to let everyone know- You still have more chances to win more Opal gems! I am giving away another gorgeous skirt December 1st. Just in time for the Holidays! It will be the "Ophelia" skirt and it comes in Ivoire and Noir. I'll post more on that in the next week! But for now, here is an Ophelia skirt photo.


  1. yaeee! I am so excited! thank you!!!

  2. I have never seen such beautiful skirts! my daughter would love LOVE this:)

  3. I am a children's photographer and just discovered Opal. The clothes are divine and perfect for shoots. Hayley Sparks