I am Rosemary Ragusa, a photographer with a passion for storytelling, available for adventures in Portland, Oregon, and worldwide. My candid portraiture will tell the world your story, whether you need the fleeting and fantastic moments of childhood captured, a professional portrait that tells your audience who you are at a moment’s glance, personal and unique wedding photography, or the documentation of your life story through a collection of images old and new. Together we’ll create a lifetime of heirloom pieces that will be cherished for generations to come.

Family Portraits – Kruger Farm

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on November 13th, 2014


Adam and Brad are a warm, charming couple whom I first photographed last year when they were navigating the adoption application process to welcome the newest addition to their lovely little family.  That first portrait session was so special, as the soon-to-be proud papas needed some updated images for their application profile, and I was so honored to help provide Adam & Brad with a loving, essential first impression for their profile package.

candid-family-portraitsfamily-portraitsWell, it’s been a year-and-a-half since little adorable Baby H became the pride and joy of his new parents, and I was so excited to photograph the family on Sauvie Island earlier this fall. They were hoping for some fantastic family portraits to adorn their walls at home, and their images are just right for display.

childrens-portraitschild-portrait-photographyLittle H is already excited for a future brother or sister, with his darling dads already looking to adopt a second child in the near future to expand their already awesome family, and I can’t wait to meet the little tyke either!


Fall Family Portraits – Sauvie Island, Oregon

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 29th, 2014


A lovely day with one of my favorite families! I have been photographing this foursome since they were just a twosome.  A family of four can be a great challenge to capture, especially with toddlers. From looking at these beautiful portraits you might not suspect that these toddlers were… fussy.  Just an little chasing, playing, patience and finesse, oh, and a fast camera is helpful too! Andrew & Jennifer were thrilled with the results, and so was I.  Family portraits are a wonderful way to commemorate the warmth, connection, and love in a family.


Family Portraits with Pets – SE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 21st, 2014


I recently met with and captured portraits of this gorgeous couple and their sweet pups in SE Portland. Allie & Katie are traveling nurses working here in the Portland area for a spell and they got in touch with me for a portrait session. Most likely because it is SO beautiful in our fine Pacific NW.  The ladies are originally from Virginia (which is where I am originally from too!) so we bonded over sweaty summers and being different in a red state!

They have the most adorable one eyed pup named Little Bit and another furry baby named Willow.

The five of us had such a great time creating portraits on a perfect summer evening in Portland. Thanks ladies! Come back to see us soon.



Family Portraits – Oregon Coast

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 12th, 2014


This summer I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jody, Cat & little M. The three of them joined me at the Oregon Coast for some family portraits. M immediately captured my heart with his warm smile and dashing good looks. The four of us had a fabulous time running around on a warm summer evening – and I got some of my favorite portraits of the year!


Couple Portraits on the Oregon Coast

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 8th, 2014


Ah love! It’s a beautiful thing. Especially when you are on the spectacular Oregon coast on a perfect summer evening!

I met up with Kelly & Brian for an engagement portrait session for the wedding they’re planning for next summer in California, in their hometown. What an adorable, fun, and relaxed couple they are. I had a great time frolicking on the seaside, capturing portraits of these two lovebirds. Congratulations Brian & Kelly!