Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Debbie Barlow, Seattle, WA,

“I found Sworl to be a dangerously easy way to add to an important collection!”

wedding photos

“We’re Catholic, and I have two tables in our living room that hold photos of all our daughters’ sacraments—baptism, First Communion, confirmation, and now, for my older daughter, Kelly, her wedding. Kelly and Kevin were married last September in St. James’ Cathedral. I chose this photo because they just looked so happy. To me, it really represents the hope and joy of the sacrament of marriage.

“I also love that it shows Fr. Kilian Malvey, the same priest who married my husband Doug and me at St. Martin’s in Lacey 34 years ago!” —As told to Will Jackson Photo by Beth James of Studio J Images.

Will Jackson

“I used Tangled FX, a photo editing app for iPhone, to create this kind of textured woodcut effect called ‘Fibers’ that I thought would look cool with my hairy dog.”

Printed and framed by Garrett McAuliffe, Seattle, Washington, because “we love our dog.”

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 “This is Grover, an 11-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer with a sweet disposition and an insane amount of energy. He’s mellowed a bit with age and I caught him in a restful moment relaxing in our living room. Grover’s crazy about birds, swimming and chasing balls and gets along well with our other dogs Bazzle and Dora. Being in the mobile product business, I have several hundred apps on my iPhone.  I used Tangled FX, a photo editing app for iPhone, to create this kind of textured woodcut effect called ‘Fibers’ that I thought would look cool with my hairy dog. I liked using one app to transform the original shot, then using Sworl to create a beautiful framed photo to appear at my doorstep.” —As told to Will Jackson

Garrett McAuliffe, Sworl Board Member

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

sibling photo shoot

Will Jackson

Printed and framed by Steve Dodd, Sammamish, WA, for his wife for Mother’s Day

kid photography poses

“I took this shot of our kids Amber and Austin when they were 13 and 15. To me, it embodies the joy of summer in the Northwest. (Note that even on a perfect summer day here, you’re wearing a jacket or sweater by dusk!) It was taken on our dock just before the house we built was finished. The kids were excited—we all were—it’s kind of a dream thing, having a house on a lake. As siblings go, these two have always been pretty good to each other and this is one of my favorite shots of them.”

—As told to Will Jackson

Steve Dodd, co-founder of Sworl

Will Jackson

Chris Bryant, CTO of Sworl





Framed by Chris Bryant, Seattle, WA, for his son Charlie






kid photo ideas“Wedgwood Fire Station #40 was having a Saturday open house to celebrate their big remodel. Kids got to climb on fire trucks, crawl under ‘smoke’ made of paper streamers and learn to stop, drop and roll. Some fire cadets were showing off their gear. Our 6-year-old, Charlie, asked to try it on, hopped in and had the best time swamped in the suspendered pants, giant boots and big yellow hat. I hadn’t expected to take any pictures but I had my phone and snapped this shot of one super-happy kid.”

—As told to Will Jackson

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.”

Will Jackson

Tom Riley, CEO of Sworl

Printed and framed by Sworl co-founder Tom Riley of Seattle, Washington; these photos sit on his desk at Sworl HQ.

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“It was the last ski trip of the year. Just me and my stepdaughter Sam. Over ten years, I had watched her grow up. Now she’d been accepted to college and big change was in the air. We were at Mission Ridge outside Wenatchee, Washington. The day was dark and gray but then, as we reached the peak, wind scattered the clouds and we stood in this incredible light. Peaks turned white! The sky turned blue! I handed my phone to a congenial bystander and here’s what she took: a quick portrait of two great friends on a very special day.  Check out Sam’s smile. And mine. To be repeated a few months later on a much warmer, no-clouds graduation afternoon.”

—As told to Will Jackson

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Will Jackson

Sworl Photo Frames

Out of all the photos you take, which ones do you frame? The ones, we’d guess, that capture moments as unique to you as your fingerprints. The big—reunions, weddings, graduations—and the small—fleeting expressions, beautiful instants, random everyday perfection. Favorite moments that truly reflect your family, your friends, your fun.

Our iPhones help us grab the spontaneous. Now, Sworl  helps you easily turn real moments into beautiful framed images to give or to keep. It’s the easiest way for photo framing online.

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Choose a photo, crop it, size it, print it, frame it and have it delivered in gift-worthy style, all from your iPhone. A great memory, beautifully presented, for the wall (or desk) of someone you love. Or for yourself. Could not be easier. Or more appreciated. Lasts way longer than flowers, for about the same price.

Our website shows you the how of creating memorable framed images from your phone. Our blog will show you the who, what, when and where. Inspiring images and the stories behind them. Starting with a few from our staff—and with a whole lot more, we hope, to come from you.

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