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 and Senior Portraits – SW Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 28th, 2016

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These kids are so fun to hang out with! I met up with this adorable foursome after school one day this October. This has been an especially soggy October in Portland but we manage to find time for a shoot between the storms when all 7 of us could meet! That was quite an accomplishment. Big brother, Sam is a high school senior so I paid him special attention while also capturing the rest of the family. The kids arrived first while mom and dad made their way to Tryon Creek State Park from downtown. This gave me lots of time to pal around with the kids. We had a great time running around the park, goofing off, and taking photos.

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By the time Erin & Matthew made it to the park we only had a few minutes of good light left (thanks the the next storm on the horizon) but we managed to get a few gorgeous shots of everyone together. Thank you Johnson-O’Brien family for such a wonderful session! Thank you to the Branstrom-O’Brien family for introducing us!

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Home Life Portraits – SE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 28th, 2016

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This beautiful family is one of my favorites. I met these lovely women about 5 years ago when they met with me about photographing their wedding at the World Forestry Center. We started with a gorgeous engagement session in Sellwood Park. Then I captured their beautiful wedding!

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After a while we all decided to have a baby right around the same time and they had their sweet little girl a month before my little guy hit the scene.

They’ve gone on to create another! And he turned one just last week. I can’t tell you how much I adore this sweet little family! I had such a wonderful time with the foursome at their home in SE Portland. The kids were being wild and fun and the moms and I were doing our best to keep up with them.

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Family Portraits at Laurelhurst Park in SE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 19th, 2016

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Working with families as a photographer over the last 12 years has been one of the greatest joys I’ve known. It is with such delight that I relish my sessions with the families I’ve watched grow over time. This family is an all-time favorite. I got to know them a few years ago with a session when it was just mom, dad, little G and a sweet pup. Since then the adorably chubby little cherub baby S was born and about a year ago I photographed the family as a new foursome at home.

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This summer I met the family at Laurelhurst Park. We had a lovely time running around the park, finding favorite spots, and snapping some sweet family portraits. I have so much fun with this crew, I can’t wait to see them again!!

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The McFrazz Wedding – Wedding Photography SE Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 18th, 2016

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I feel like I’ve know Jeana forever. When she led Basic Rights Oregon over the last several years I photographed many of their events. I’ve seen her speak a number of times, always nodding in agreement with her poignant speeches. We’d see each other at local events and greet each other fondly. But it wasn’t until I visited her and her family in the “Big Purple Barn” that I got to know her as half of the warm, hilarious and down-to-earth couple she and her (now) wife Collin are. We drank pink wine on one of those perfect Portland summer afternoons and decided then and there that I had to photograph their amazing garden wedding to be!
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Family Portraits in the Rose Garden – SW Portland, Oregon

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on September 20th, 2016

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I love seeing generations of family come together from far-flung parts of the world to reunite and celebrate the unyielding ties that bind them forever no matter how far apart the paths of life have moved them apart. In the case of Connie & Spencer, a fab Portland couple with an adorable 18-month-old (and an adorable furry baby) whose moms live far away, this summer was a particularly wonderful one, with grandmothers on both sides of the family tree visiting with their mutual offspring and enjoy the summer splendor together with their beloved, bumbling little grandbaby C.

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We met up with the reunited clan at NW Portland’s crown jewel of summer beauty, the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park. With the place bursting in full bloom and the weather beyond ideal, our portrait session was graced with heavenly conditions for the family’s unguarded exuberance to set the tone, as mom and dad had both their mamas and their vivacious little one all together and frolicking in Portland’s floral wonderland at golden hour.

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