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, November 11, 2009

Opal Petit Clothier in Elan Magazine!

Opal has received it's first press! You can see it here at Elan Magazine. Thank you so much to Darci Hansen, Elan Magazine's publisher. She is so driven. Not only does she publish this gorgeous women's magazine bi-monthly, but she also devotes her time an energy to women in need. She is currently working on a project for women of fallen war veterans. Truly amazing. I am so happy to be included in her gorgeous magazine and hope to work with her again in the future!


  1. It must feel so good to see your hard work pay off. Congratulations!

    This blog makes me slow down and enjoy...

  2. Well done and congratulations, such a beautiful article. Your photos and boutique clothing are scrumptious and very deserving.
    Cavania x

  3. Congrats! its beautiful, I could stare for hours!