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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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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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By now most of you know about the amazing website, Pinterest. I cannot tell you how often my girlfriends are referring to something they’ve seen on Pinterest and how they are going to make it. After many hours of organizing and pinning images to my own boards. I am pleased to announce that Sweet Graphix Design & Photography is now live on Pinterest.


I have boards ranging from photography – What to Wear to DIY – Craft projects for you and your kid’s, Photographer Printables, Wedding Location Suggestion’s, and much, much more. So stop on by and “follow Sweet Graphix Design & Photography today!





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Monday, July 16, 2012



Here is the link to check out their fundraiser and make a donation: Hampton Family Fundraiser


Have you “EVER” considered what YOU would do if your own home caught fire and you lost everything you owned? I cannot imagine how it must feel to rummage through your life’s contents trying to salvage family heirlooms, photographs, keepsakes, collectables, and the precious toys your children hold dear to their hears.

One of my closest cousin’s just had this happen to her on July 10, 2012.


It was Tuesday morning and she abnormally got her children off to summer camp and day care an hour earlier. She left the house at 8:30 AM and according to the fire department the fire was reported at 8:39 AM. Only 9 minutes after she and her 7 children left the house. It was reported that there was a live wire randomly hanging from her hot water heater and caught the laundry room on fire. The laundry room is  directly connected to the master bedroom which is where it continued to spread. When all said and done the fire reach their kitchen and master bathroom as well. It was reported that the amount of smoke damage was extensive and the salvageable contents of the house would be boxed up and ready to be removed from the home for renovations and repairs. Not only do all major appliances, mattresses for everyone have to be replaced but all of the clothing has to be replaced because Mandi had all of their clean laundry to put away when she returned from dropping the kid’s off. They are currently prearing for their house to be emptied and are looking into the repairs.

Quotes are adding up and the overall cost is climbing by the day.


On top of all of this unexpected event, school starts in 5 weeks and uniforms, additional shoes, school supplies, and school fee’s will have to be paid. Like myself, a lot of people do not have any money to spare and it’s you that I am asking to spread the word. PLEASE share this post via email, Facebook, and/or on any social network you use. It doesn’t cost you a dime and only takes a second.


Currently, they are staying in 2 hotel room due to the size of their family and that is running them over $100 per day.

The fundraiser “HOPE” amount is $3000 but I think they will need much much more.


If you or anyone you know has non-monetary item’s to donate, please email to arrange pick-up/drop off.


Here is the link to check out their fundraiser and make a donation: Hampton Family Fundraiser


If you are interested is starting a fundraiser for someone you know, please check out Give Forward


Thank you,





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July is in full swing and hopefully your schedule is jam packed with clients ready to soak up that gorgeous Summer sun!  I for one have had an extremely full design schedule. Since we are just about half way through Summer vacation now, I thought it would be a great time to fit in some new What to Wear guides for everyone.  These are great looks that can easily be taken into early Fall as well. Colorful, fun, and put together!

The colors will make everything pop and let clients personalities shine!





These images are provided by Corina Nielson ( these guides for my clients as well as for other photographers.  You may use these images on your blog & social media websites without having to give credit to me (although it would be nice)!  If you do use my text, you must provide a link/credit back to me/my blog!  Enjoy!






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