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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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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Last night I had the opportunity to visit with Amber Lockhart and her 3 month old little girl Destiny.  After being mesmerized with the presence of a baby I got over myself and grabbed the camera and instructed momma to strip Destiny down to her birthday suit.  Man, those little beefie’s…I so miss having a newborn.  Destiny was a total trouper even though it was way past her bedtime.  Below are a few of the shots and Amber and I have already scheduled a full shoot for next week.  We are very excited!

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

After loosing the contest that Kevin and Amanda held last month I decided I would order my own camera strap.  After all, I fell in love with them as soon as I read Amanda’s blog post. http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/giveaway/cotton-candy-by-natalie-camera-strap-giveaway.html

Low and behold it arrived today and I could tear the package open quick enough to see if it was as cute in person as it was on  the internet.  IT WAS!!!!!!  Instantly I noticed that the colors in this strap are the same colors I have chosen to use in Sweet Graphix Design & Photography identity package.  How freaky is that?  Check it out below:

CottonCandyByNatalie_Camera Strap

I told you it was cute!  If you are interested in purchasing one for yourself here is the link to Natalie’s store at Etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/cottoncandybynatalie?ref=top_trail 

Until Next time…

SGDP_BrookePink

 

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