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 – 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.


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!

Beautiful Family Portraits – Laurelhurst Park, NE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on March 11th, 2015

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!
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.

When Cara asked me to take their photos again, I immediately began counting down the days to our session.

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.


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.


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.

Outdoor Maternity Portraits – Portland, Oregon

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on February 9th, 2015


Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful woman. All set to have a baby in March, she wanted a few relaxed and natural portraits to capture this unique and exciting time just before she and her husband dive head first into parenthood. We had a great time running around on a local alpaca farm to get some gorgeous outdoor portraits of mama and bump!
I can’t wait to photograph the little bundle once he or she arrives!

My favorite images (that I took) of 2014

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on January 2nd, 2015

Every year I like to pour through my professional photography on New Years Day and select my favorite images for a blog post. This has been an amazing year for me. I have been enlightened by, in love with, and humbled by becoming a parent this year. It was with great restraint that I only selected one portrait of my boy for this line up! ;-)

Well, without further ado, here is my favorite work from 2014.