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Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Ralph Vuono, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, for his office.

“I discovered Sworl through my Facebook feed and immediately thought it was a brilliant idea, the perfect solution to the usual hassle of getting pictures framed. It took me two minutes to order these beautiful framed prints.”


“Chase was born on February 10. This was the first time I was able to hold him. He had to be taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for emergency surgery right after he was born, and this was the next day. I was feeling a little nervous and anxious, but obviously very proud and happy to be a father. Holding Chase for the first time was one of the greatest single moments of my life.

“When Chase was 10 weeks old, we found out he had a series of rare congenital heart and pulmonary defects. Two weeks later he had surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and was hospitalized for about six weeks. Our experience at CHOP was excellent. We live about two hours away, but the pediatric surgeon Thomas Spray is considered one of the best in the world for this particular surgery. This photo of us playing was taken a couple of weeks after the surgery. Despite all he’s been through, Chase is one of the happiest kids I’ve ever seen, almost always smiling.

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“The third picture was taken about a month ago. Chase is dressed up to watch a Penn State game with my wife and me. (We both went there and met at a tailgate after we graduated.) He definitely understands when football is on. He’s attentive and very alert and knows that we’re excited. Now the big debate is how soon I get to take him to his first game!

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“I discovered Sworl through an ad on my Facebook feed and immediately thought it was a brilliant idea, the perfect solution to the usual hassle of getting pictures framed. It took me two minutes to order these beautiful framed prints. With these and some others I’ve ordered, my office will finally be outfitted with pictures of my family.”

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—As told to Will Jackson

Will Jackson

SisterPrinted and framed by Tiffany Davis, Seattle, WA, to keep on her desk

 “Since we live far apart, I don’t get to see Madi nearly as often as I’d like to, but I love having this Sworl framed photo of us to look at.”

“Here I am with my youngest sister, Madison. She turned one in January —we’re 25 years apart! My dad remarried and now he and my stepmom have Madi and Angela, who’s three. Madi is quite a funny and feisty little girl and loves to compete with Angela.

“The photo was taken last August at my grandma’s surprise 80th birthday party in my hometown, Payette, Idaho. Madi’s half-Filipino and I’m half-Mexican but there’s a definite family resemblance. We both have one dimple, on different sides, along with our grandma’s chin, so we tried to take a picture that showed those features. We took four or five shots—it’s hard to make a baby hold still—but she was laughing and happy the whole time. Since we live far apart, I don’t get to see Madi nearly as often as I’d like to, but I love having this Sworl framed photo of us to look at.”

Tiffany—As told to Will Jackson

Will Jackson

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Sworl is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor at the third annual Monster Dash. The trail run and kid’s races take place Saturday, October 25th in West Seattle’s beautiful Lincoln Park.

The event benefits West Seattle Cooperative Preschools. It includes a costume (and stroller)-friendly 5k trail run/walk and two Little Monsters’ Dashes (kids’ runs). Fun prizes from local businesses will be awarded for costumes, times, and other categories. The 5k start time is 9:00 am, Little Monsters’ Dashes start at 10:00, and the awards ceremony is at 10:15.

On race day, stop by Sworl’s booth for discount coupons and see examples of Sworl’s frame styles and services. There’s no faster or better way to frame the perfect Halloween photo of race moments and kids’ costumes!

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The Monster Dash was started by Milyssa Daigle, whose daughters Bryn and Gabby went to West Seattle Cooperative Preschools. In 2012, Milyssa got her Road Runners Club of America running coach certification. Knowing that the co-op preschools operate on a shoestring budget, she planned a Halloween race to raise funds for the schools and help model healthy behavior for kids. After approval from preschool leaders, the first Monster Dash was run that fall.

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Last year’s race, on a perfect fall day, had twice as many runners—about 130 adults and kids for the 5k and 150 children for the Little Monster Dashes. Even more are expected for 2014.

Unlike most co-op fundraisers, which depend on parents to sell goods or donate or buy auction items, the Monster Dash is community supported. About 10% of the runners are preschool parents; the other 90% are West Seattle residents or members of the Seattle running community. With volunteer planning and setup, all proceeds go directly to the preschools.

The 5k trail run is designed for parents, community members and kids who want to run that distance. For the quarter-mile Little Monster Dash (kids mostly 9 and under) and the 100-meter Littlest Monster Dash, the children chase someone dressed as a monster. This adds to the fun—and keeps kids running after the monster instead of all over the park!
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For more information, and to register for the event ($35 for the 5k, $25 for 12 and under, free for the Little Monster Dashes), go to

For information about West Seattle Cooperative Preschools, go to


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All photos: Jenn Beherndt.






Will Jackson

Fritz Kruger, Board Member for Sworl

Printed and framed by Fritz Kruger, Bellevue, WA,  for his desk at work.

“You want your sons to be best friends—sometimes they are, sometimes they aren’t—but in this picture my older two are definitely getting along. The redhead, Jack, about two-and-a-half here, is ‘reading’ to his little brother, who’s about six months old. Of course he can’t really read—my wife propped up a book in our bed for them to look at. This photo’s old now, but I like that it gives a sense of their personalities—Charlie happy, smiling and social and Jack a little more reserved and mischievous.”

—As told to Will Jackson

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Will Jackson

By now you’ve seen our tagline:

“Real Moments. Printed, framed, delivered from your iPhone.”

Sworl makes it incredibly easy to share photos that are just too good to keep to yourself—like these three favorites from our staff.


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From Tom: “I was skiing in Taos with a group of friends. The house we stayed at had a great old beater truck that had seen a lot of New Mexico winters. Driving home one afternoon, the sun started to set and as we pulled into the driveway, the colors of the truck and the sky looked incredible.  Each of us got in back to do our ‘alt-country album cover photo’ and this one of Rebecca was my favorite.”


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From Chris: “For the Mariners versus the Brewers, we were lucky to get four seats a few rows behind the visitor’s dugout. We couldn’t convince our 9-year-old daughter to run down between innings and try for one of the balls the players bring in and chuck to the fans. A kid from a family sitting nearby ran down twice and got a ball each time. He generously gave one to Catie and she was over the moon. Now she has this framed picture to go with her souvenir baseball.”


frame your lifeAnd from Helen: “We’d travelled the length of Africa—an amazing trip with some great photo safaris. Today we were in Addo Elephant National Park, as far south as elephants are found, just my husband and I in our 4-wheel-drive. By this time we’d seen hundreds of these magnificent animals in various places and I’d basically been forbidden to take any more elephant pictures. Then we saw this baby—the smallest one we saw—gleefully chasing warthogs while the other juveniles just stood near their moms. I defied the ban, caught this one photo on the fly, and now I’ve framed it up for my husband.”