I am Rosemary Ragusa, a photographer with a passion for storytelling in Portland, Oregon. My natural portraiture will tell your story. With a portrait session at home or your favorite outdoor location I will capture the fleeting and beautiful moments of childhood in a place where you and your children make memories happen. Over the years we will create a lifetime of heirloom pieces that will be cherished for generations to come.



Family Portraits for Mother’s Day at the Oregon Coast

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on July 1st, 2015

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Is there any place in Oregon more photographically iconic than the Oregon Coast? It’s a perfect mix of the familiar and the unexpected, always subject fun to meet up with clients on the coast when they’ve booked a session for fun, fresh family portraits. You know that special something only the beach brings out in all of us?  Exactly. Just look how much fun Melissa and her pair of precocious preteens had splashing around together in the surf!family-portraits-Oregon-Coast

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A rendezvous in Lincoln City is always a roll of the dice, weather-wise, so we made the merry most of the drizzly day at the beach. Melissa Young has been a realtor in Portland for 14 years, working step by step with families looking for the home that’s just right for their needs and budget. Melissa’s passionate, maternal personality really shines through in everything she does, from being the fairy godmother of real estate to palling around with her awesome kiddos on the crazy-cool beach spots we found.

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The varied terrain made for plenty of adventurous activity, from wading to their ankles in a little river outlet or checking out the rad driftwood hut left behind for all to enjoy by some handy beach bums past. Such a fun time exploring the secret bounty of Lincoln City’s beach with this treasure of a family; rain could never ever ever dampen their shared sense of wonder and the spirit of adventure the kids really brought along to the seashore, giving our portrait session so much to play with.

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Natural Newborn Portraits at home – NE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on May 11th, 2015

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I’d like you to meet little R, the adorable new daughter of Kit & Bradley. This little peach has only been on Earth for a short time, but she is such a naturally beautiful baby. I absolutely had to take advantage of those good looks during this session at the family’s home in NE Portland.

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Seriously — her creamy skin tone, smooth complexion and natural glow make baby R a serious contender for pretty much any “cute baby contest” !

Anyway, as you can see from the images, R and I had a fabulous session session together. We even got a chance to add visiting grandparents to our session! R’s Mom and Dad really seem to have it together, they were total pros with the newbie and she was as cool as a cucumber.

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Family Portraits – Portland, OR area

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on March 13th, 2015

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are so magnificent to work with. That’s true of my session with the fabulous Driscoll family, too!

I met up with them in the fall at Sauvie Island’s Kruger’s Farm and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. Beautiful, a little sunny, just a bit of autumnal crispness! While the weather was lovely, it was Tam, Geoff & Devan who made this shoot such a treat.

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These three are a close-knit trio who clearly love spending time together. They are so lucky to have each other, and I was lucky enough to capture their family portraits!
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Beautiful Family Portraits – Laurelhurst Park, NE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on March 11th, 2015

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Oh how I just adore this family. I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been photographing the Scantlebury family for 7 years now! I truly can’t believe how much the children have grown and changed since I first met them. Well, when I first met Brett & Cara the kids weren’t even here yet. Here’s a favorite from my session with L when he was just a few days old. What a cutie!
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It goes without saying, Brett & Cara have become my friends over the time we’ve worked together, they are hilarious and almost as loveable as their wee ones.
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When Cara asked me to take their photos again, I immediately began counting down the days to our session.

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And as for the day of the shoot, I had a blast. They had a pretty great time, too.
Check out my favorites from my session with the wonderful Scantlebury family!
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Casual Family Portraits – NE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on March 11th, 2015

I recently had a fantastic family portrait session with the Simpkins family. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception. Sunny is a pal through my favorite workout spot, Portland Adventure Boot Camp for women.

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We met at their home. I love capturing family portraits at home because it helps to create a casual and personal vibe for the session right off the bat.

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For our shoot, Sunny & Chad wanted to make sure we got lots of photos of the sweetest little toddler in the world and their adorable pup. Put everyone together on a gorgeous Portland afternoon in a beautiful home and we really made some awesome photos.
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