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.



Professional Portraits – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on March 26th, 2014

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Jenny Baines is a great friend of mine, and her interior design firm has really taken off in the past couple of years. Jenny and fab team are my studio mates here in the Ford Building, so it’s been a real treat watching the company grow in size and evolve creatively as well. Jenny’s mantra – Design for Living – is evident in all the work she and her team do, focusing mainly on residential projects from small layouts to entire home remodels. On bigger jobs they work hand-in-hand with contractors and engineers to manifest the interior visions of their clients while bringing their own signature touch to the entire process. It’s been so great getting to know Jenny and her awesome team – Libby, Lara and Maddie – and see firsthand how they create functional, beautiful spaces for each and every client. I recently shot some updated business portraits of the whole creative team for the new year and their newly renovated Web site, where you can browse some of Jenny’s previous jobs and learn a little more about the team. Thanks to Jenny and the lovely ladies who make the hard stuff look so easy – it’s been such a wonder getting to know you all!

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Engagement Portraits – Sellwood, Portland Oregon

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on January 15th, 2014

I recently photographed Maighie & Peter at their home and in Sellwood Park. This soon-to-be wedded couple will be getting married in November of 2014 at Laurelhurst Club and I have the pleasure of being their photographer.

I know it’s going to be a gorgeous wedding!
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Future wedding details aside, let’s get to the present: Maighie & Peter’s engagement session! These two are real naturals in front of the camera. Their good looks, fabulous outfit choices, sublime locations and their genuine love for each other made this photo shoot a truly wonderful experience. We also managed to totally luck out with the weather, it was sunny and in the 50′s in early January, whoo hoo.

Best of luck to the happy couple! I can’t wait to document their special day!

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Mini sessions for a cause – Toys for Tots toyraiser

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on January 6th, 2014

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In November, our downtown studio was transformed into a winter wonderland, the space for a very special holiday portrait event benefitting Toys for Tots. In exchange for one unwrapped toy for a child who might not otherwise get a toy for Christmas, we offered children’s portrait mini-sessions, 20 or so minutes each, to feature in this year’s holiday cards or as gifts for loved ones this season.
toddler-portraits-Rosemary-Ragusa We had a fantastic turnout, and the children’s portrait subjects ran the age spectrum from 2-months-old all the way up to age 13, making for a really fun and unpredictable day as a photographer. It was so great to see my clients turn out with toys in hand to benefit the less fortunate kids out there this holiday season, and the images we captured were really lovely.

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Many thanks to all my clients who helped make this Christmas a lot brighter for a big handful of Portland kiddos – you guys have made my season that much brighter, too.

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Looking through my favorite images of the year is so fun! I think of all the wonderful people I get to work with and of the great time we have in our sessions. I simply LOVE my job and am so thankful everyday that I get to be creative in every project and meet new people. Thank you SO much to all of my clients in 2013 and if I didn’t see you then, I hope we can get together sometime this year.

Happy New Year!!
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Family Portraits in the park – SE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on January 2nd, 2014

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This is Alex, Brooke and Baby E, a terrific trio who were referred to us by their friends (and some of my favorite clients) Janet & Darrell. We met this lovely little family a few weeks back at the Toys for Tots fundraiser we held at the downtown studio, and we all had so much fun together cooing at little Baby E while she mugged for my camera that Brooke and Alex decided to book a full portrait session for the whole family. I met Alex and Brooke (and that precious little bundle of joy) at the Rhododendron Garden at Crystal Springs Park in SE Portland, where mom and dad took no time relaxing for the camera and looking good with their little one. Thanks so much to Alex and Brooke for inviting me to capture their little girl and now the whole family – I can’t wait to watch little Baby E grow and change into a big girl!

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