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Brooke Ragsdale
Sweet Graphix Design & Photography is definitely NOT your average retail design and photography company.  My name is Brooke Ragsdale and I will work with throughout the process, starting with getting to know you so I can pick up on your personality traits all the way to your intentions for your finished designs and/or photographs.  I want you to walk away from this experience feeling like you will “do” something artistic or creative with the photographs instead of tossing them into an envelope and storing them in “that” box in your attic.

I am probably one of the most laid back and comical people you will ever meet.  I am known for taking awkward situations and turning them into something so funny it’s a top 10 honorable mention.  When working with me I want you to feel relaxed and walking away feeling like you had a blast. I’m a spectator for the most part.  I like to hang out on the “out-skirts” and watch my subjects interact, especially when photographing children.  I get so tickled when watching children interact with each other and when they discover something new.  Being able to capture the expression on their tiny little faces is a great way to document a monumental milestone and deserves to sit on the mantel.

Often with large groups of people like families, I have to get involved a bit more and suggest certain poses but I still like to stay in the background to photograph who you really are.  I want you to be able to look back through your photographs and see yourself and feel your personality jump off the page.

By now you should have a decent understanding of how I work and if you decide that my style isn’t what you are after, then I would be more than happy to refer you to a few other local companies that offer a different experience.  My mission for my photography business is not about creating art for myself but for you, my client.  I want to create things that YOU will appreciate and want hanging in your home for many, many years.  I’m all about dirty faces, bare feet splashing in puddles, crocs, scuffed knees.  These are real life things and moments and those are what I love to capture for you.  That being said, I love taking my photos a bit further and performing artistic edits on them.  For examples of that, please look through the retouching photo folder.

I want to be remembered for "Creating your life in Art."

Please contact me today about booking your session and capturing this time in your family’s life together at photog@sweetgraphixphotography.com.
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Friday, December 31, 2010

ew couture is offering this HUGE give-a-way and I highly recommend entering for your chance at some awesome prizes.  Click the link below to go check out the details and to enter.  Hurry!

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

As 2010 comes to an end it is now time to make a clean sweep of my hard drives.  If you are planning on purchasing prints from a previous session and/or have lost your CD’s from your previous session you will have until February 1, 2010 to contact me for prints or to repurchase CD’s.  Make sure to check back for upcoming sales and New Year specials.  Don’t forget to schedule your New Year’s Mini session now to receive HUGE savings and receive print credits.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

It’s this time of year when you stay in a snuggle up with a good book and a hot cup of coffee.  Yeah right…if I had the time.  Sounds good though.  Thing’s have been slow starting but now they are in full swing.  We are planning a stay-at-home Christmas Eve with dinner and surprise’s to come.  Robert’s mother will be spending Christmas Eve with us because she’s leaving for Aruba on Christmas Day.  How lucky is she?  We are planning an evening of cookie decorating, gingerbread house making, and we might open a gift or two.  (WINK)

Shh…the girl’s don’t know it yet but they have a “new” friend that is planning on making an appearance before the holiday is threw.  I got this wonderful idea from a fellow Facebook friend Michelle Day Wilson.  This is how she explained it to me: “He is a 'scout' elf for Santa. He magically flies back to the North Pole every night to report on the child’s behavior. Her elf just happens to be crazy (like everyone else in their family) and does silly stuff each night.”  Now don’t you think that is too cute?  I found a $10 stuffed-doll at Wal-mart that I plan to accessorize to suite the holiday season and bring her out every year.  Thank you so much Michelle.  I have a feeling this will be a great addition to our family holiday traditions.

I have posted some photograph’s below of a few old and new Christmas decoration’s.  Enjoy!

 

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Thank you to everyone that participated in Sweet Graphix Design & Photography annual Wedding Give-A-Way contest.  What a turn out. I wasn’t expecting 86 entries.  I have to say that many of the stories were sweet and touching.  I enjoyed reading all of them.  I know EVERYONE is eagerly awaiting to know WHO won………..

So, here are the results:

 

1st Prize Winner: Hunter & Jessica

will receive 4 hours of wedding coverage with an edited cd of all images, engagement session, and 10% OFF PRINTS

2nd Prize Winner: Elisha & Steven

will receive a 1 hour engagement shoot with an edited cd of all images

WINNERS: Please contact me as soon as possible, however I am taking the holiday’s into consideration.

 

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Wedding Give-A-Way is officially over.  The winner will be announced this coming Friday on my website.  Those of you that entered through Facebook will see a post on your wall of the selected winner.  I can feel this is going to be a tight race.  Good luck to all of you!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WOW what a response I got this year for this contest.  Thank you to EVERYONE that submitted their stories and photo’s.  The contest will wrap up at 11:30 PM EST tomorrow (Wednesday) night.  If you are getting engaged or know someone that is, YOU MUST ENTER THEM INTO THIS CONTEST!  I will announce the winner on Friday December 17, 2010.  Good luck and thanks for playing!

Time is of the essence, schedule your New Year’s Mini Session TODAY and get an extremely discounted holiday price just for you!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

EW Couture October 2010 Freebie file

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ok, let’s talk about how ridiculously COLD it was today.  Regardless, Miss Savannah was a trooper during her session.  We had many laugh’s during her session and I was even able to snag a couple shot’s of her dad, Jeremy McKaig.  Thanks again guy’s for allowing me to photograph you.  I had a blast!

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Thanks again Jeremy & Savannah.  I look forward to working with you again in the future.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tis the season to GIVE BACK!  It’s no secret that ALL OF US are pinching penny’s this Christmas.  But could you imagine loosing your home?  Carissa Herzig and her family are facing just that unless we ALL chip in and help.  You can donate as little as $1.  It all adds up.  If you are a designer or photographer you will appreciate that if you donate you will be entered into a drawing to receive a TON of cool products.  Read below for more details….

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The creator of Gracie’s Garden, Carissa Herzig, is in great need this holiday season. Due to an unfortunate financial fall-out (her husband’s current employer has not paid in over a month, nor does he plan on paying now), her family is facing eviction if they do not have rent money soon. Carissa’s own means of income through her crochet business has been hindered by a recent illness, preventing her from taking the orders necessary to keep up on the household expenses. They do not have a dime to their name, and will soon be without a home if help does not arrive. Carissa’s only wish for her family this Christmas is to have her children in their own home. Please help grant this Christmas wish for Gracie and her big brothers, Tristan and Payton. Even the smallest kindness will be the greatest blessing to this sweet little family.

You can click here to CLIPIN.  http://carissah.chipin.com/carissa-herzig%20

Each person who is able to give a $1 or more will be put into a drawing.  A winner will be selected Monday evening and will receive The Whole Store from My Four Hens Photography and The Whole Store from Pretty Presets (combined $600 Value).  Thank you Sarah (My Four Hens Photography) for donating your entire store!   Sarah is an amazing friend who is always there for anything I ask, thank you.  Collen Rausch is Carissa’s Mom and all questions will be forwarded to her.  Thank you!

We will continue this through Monday!  Thank you.

http://prettypresets.com/2010/12/03/help-this-family-with-their-christmas-wish/ 

 

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Holiday’s everyone from Sweet Graphix Design & Photography!  I have been taking time off from session’s to enjoy this time with my family.  My two little girls Jocelyn & Naomi are VERY excited about Santa coming and are very curious to discover just how he is gonna fit down our chimney.  Explaining this is gonna be fun!  Anyway, I have officially decided to cut my price’s in half for this ENTIRE month.  Yep, you read it correctly,  all session fee’s will be 50% OFF if booked and paid for during the month of December.  This means you schedule and pay for your session but you can schedule it for a later date.  I will be back from holiday break on January 3, 2011.  So you can schedule your session anytime after that. 

Also, the Design Shop will officially open on January 3, 2011.  If you are NOT following my website/blog you will not receive coupon’s or hear about current seasonal contests and give-a-way like our current contest, Wedding Give-A-Way .  If you want to read the rules and enter go Wedding Give-A-Way.  Happy holiday’s everyone and please stay tuned for Design Shop updates.

 

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 

 

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Monday, November 29, 2010

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and survived “BLACK FRIDAY!”  I have been busy at work creating all kinds of new designs, templates, and revamping things around here.  I decided to update the header for our site and I think it looks pretty good if I say so myself.  I am working on a holiday header that I will have up by the end of the week.  Please fell free to make comments or leave suggestions.  Stay Tuned…

 

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