Donna Ryan Photography Now City Mouse Studio and Store!

Donna Ryan Photography is now City Mouse Studio and Store! Brand new name–same fresh, modern photography and hip stuff for kids!

After receiving over 400 entries in her renaming contest, photographer and storeowner Donna Ryan, is formally announcing her new business identity, City Mouse Studio and Store, as of February 1, 2011. While the name City Mouse was not among the many wonderful entries, it was inspired by the childhood stories and anecdotes that accompanied some of the suggestions. “The name City Mouse reminds me of my childhood growing up in Australia where my favorite story was the Aesop’s Fable, City Mouse, Country Mouse. It evokes feelings of resourcefulness and a modern lifestyle, two unique aspects of my business.”  On behalf of everyone who entered, the $500 gift certificate that accompanied the contest has been donated to WestSide Baby, a White Center-based charity that provides essentials like diapers, clothing, toys and equipment to families in need.

Ryan is celebrating her new identity with an Open House on Saturday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will enjoy 20 percent off storewide, including new products like super soft baby clothes from Babysoy, edible finger paints from Wee Can Too and hip gear from SkipHop, a sale rack with savings up to 70 percent off, door prizes, mimosas and cupcakes. In addition, everyone who makes a purchase will be entered to win a $300 portrait package and anyone who books and pays for a portrait shoot ($75 sitting fee) for March or April at the Open House will receive a $35 credit towards any Tea clothing purchase made that day.

City Mouse Studio and Store in The West Seattle Junction at 4218 SW Alaska Avenue, Seattle WA 98116. 206-909-0189

*Photo: Donna Ryan