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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
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Friday, April 15, 2011

SGDP_2011 Family Portrait Contest



- email 1 family photo to with the subject “Sweet Graphix 2011 SUMMER FAMILY PHOTO CONTEST”

- include your name, contact info, and how you heard about the contest (your 1st name will be posted in the contest).

- photos can be submitted from April 18th – April 27th via email

- one entry per person (family)

- submissions may not be professional photographs

- must be at least 18 years old

- contest is open to everyone, but the session must take place in Chattanooga, TN

- every entry that doesn’t win will receive $25 off a regular session fee


- all submissions received by April 27th will be put into an album on Sweet Graphix Design & Photography’s Facebook fan page

- to vote for a photo you MUST be a “fan” (or under the new Facebook system ‘like’) Sweet Graphix Design & Photography

- click “like” for the photo you are voting for in the Sweet Graphix Design & Photography album labeled “2011 Summer Family Photo Contest”

- photo with the most “likes” will be the winner;  comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes

- voting will start on April 28th and close on May 8th.

- official winner will be notified and announced on May 9th.


- 1st place winner will receive a family portrait session, a complimentary 3×3 mini accordion album, and 50% off their entire print/product purchase!

- 2nd place winner will receive a family portrait session and 25% off their entire print/product purchase!

- photo session must be held prior to June 1, 2011

- prize retail value cannot be altered or changed in any way, and not redeemable for cash

- additional prints and products will be available for purchase; please inquire for price sheet

- no other promotions or discounts can be applied to prizes

- prizes are not transferable to other persons

- winners must be willing to sign a model release


GOOD LUCK everyone and I can’t wait to see all of the entries!

Take Care,


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