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Win a free spot in The Sweet Life Photography Workshop!


One of our amazing readers will receive a $195 value seat in the workshop, which also includes a beautiful workbook full of information, shipped to their home!

Here is a little about the Sweet Life Workshop: “Photograph the life you live and love the photos you take with “The Sweet Life Photography Workshop.”
Make yourself smile by learning fun ways to photograph the sweet moments in your life. This three week online workshop is filled with inspiration, photo
DIY’s, and easy to use techniques for all cameras! Along with the online workshop, each student will receive a live sweet camera tote chock full of all kinds of photo love, including our sweet life photography workbook for on-the-go inspiration.

You can also find out more by visiting their blog and registration page HERE.

Here is a peek at some of the workshop goodies!!


They are also offering $15 off registration for a few days only. If you purchase a seat and win they will refund your fee!  Enter for your spot in the Punchtab below… winner chosen this Friday!!

Ashley of Mud Goddess Photography!


We are excited to share a lovely shoot by Ashley Skaggs Parker of Mud Goddess Photography. Her fantastic studio is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  If you haven’t spent a while viewing her site, definitely check it out!

Because we like to know the all the cool hidden, secret stuff about shoots, we asked Ashley to give us some details.

What was your inspiration? Did you collaborate with anyone? Spill!


“Okay, so I keep coming back to Ophelia. I don’t know why…not a tragic Ophelia. Instead some kind of sweetness and longing. A soft waiting, a pining, an altarscape to her beloved. I love this line from Hamlet, too:

 ”There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.
There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me. We may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays….”
The nest headpiece and crystal necklace were created by Lizz Godfroy, an artist and jewelry designer in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her website is Lily in Flux
The set styling was done by me and my studio mate in our large, warehouse studio in Cincinnati. Her website is Anatomy Vintage The dress is vintage.
Industrial? Vintage? Hamlet? We’re in!
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Urban Ballerina with Ute Muller and BLUE FIG WINNER!

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CATHERINE FERGUSON…step right up! You are in the winner of the Blue Fig tote bag, and we have already emailed you! CONGRATULATIONS!

Stay tuned to see more giveaways coming up!

Today we have a gorgeous shoot featured by Ute Muller of Fotoart Photography.

You can also find Ute’s Facebook page HERE.

Because we love little behind-the-scenes tidbits here at Dreamer, Ute told us a little about her shoot. Thanks Ute!

“The urban ballerina session has been in the making for over a year. Most of my styled sessions are outdoors as I love to work with natural light and the concept of bringing ballerinas outside to be photographed is something I’ve wanted to do for a while. The contrast of beauty and grace set against an industrial urban background inspired me to create this idea; the challenge of pointe shoes and tutus juxtaposed with graffiti and metal was too good to pass up.  Working together with my assistant, Sharon Stoose, who does hair, makeup and clothes styling, we combine our own unique perspectives to create special moments during the shoot and I think that comes through in the images. Twin daughters of a client, these lovely young ladies  were adventurous, patient and keen to try anything that was suggested. In this case, we shot in various downtown Victoria locations–parking lots, China town & rooftops! Our biggest challenges were trying to keep the expensive pointe shoes clean, curious pedestrians who didn’t realize they were in the way and trying to keep the girls warm! The session lasted 3.5 hours and that doesn’t include hair, makeup and assembling the 3 different outfits. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to fulfill my creative vision and look forward to the next challenge! ”

Gorgeous work!

Do YOU have a concept or a shoot that you would like to share with our readers? SUBMIT to us!

Take it away, Ute!


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The winner of the ZozoBugBaby jammies is…….Jane Perillo! CONGRATULATIONS! :) Just in time for Christmas!
Through December 31st, 2011, we are also having an AD SALE for the Spring edition of Dreamer! 25% off of all ad rates! Just email for a press kit! The next issue is already unbelievable! :)