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.

Couple Portraits – Mt Tabor – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on July 26th, 2014

I had such a blast capturing these beautiful couple portraits. Look at their adorable Oliver hamming it up for the camera!


Beth purchased a gift certificate for Joanne at Christmas time and then we picked the perfect night to use it! Ah, a delightful summer evening, running around on Mt. Tabor. Could there be anything more romantic?


Extended Family Portraits in Peninsula Park – North Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on July 12th, 2014


This family is one that is very near and dear to my heart. I’ve been photographing these two little ones since they were itty bitty babes and now looks at them! And the beautiful family pup Bessie – since she really was a pup, now getting on in years but still pretty spry and lovely. The kid’s grandparents from Sweden were in town for a visit so we all met up at Peninsula park at just the perfect golden hour for some very fun family portraits.


I always love capturing a new collection of images of the lives of good friends and loyal clients on a joyful summer night.


Professional Portraits – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on June 25th, 2014


One of my favorite new clients is Leslie, who relocated to Portland from New York for new opportunities a few years back. She found one quickly, a business marketing position with PGE, and she came to me looking for a new professional headshot. Leslie and I had so much fun during her session, with Amanda from Pretty in Portland taking care of things on the makeup end; it was like a super-fun girls day!

Summer Family Portraits at home – NE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on June 25th, 2014


I had so much fun catching up with one of my favorite families recently, the beautiful Sunrose trio. Parents Kelly and Brian are so loving with their adorable daughter little O. I met the Sunroses at their home in NE Portland, allowing me to capture the family in their element. They have a beautiful backyard, and the weather was just perfect so we took full advantage of the glorious outdoor space.


Kelly is a yoga instructor and Brian is an environmental lawyer, so it’ll be interesting to see what their little gal will be when she grows up with her parents having such cool jobs!  It is such an honor to watch my clients’ little ones grow up and capture their families as the years go by, and the Sunrose family is no exception.


Portraits Capturing the first year of life – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on May 25th, 2014

My journey with these two babies began in 2012. Both moms are friends of mine through working out together at Portland Adventure Boot Camp, and both decided to document their pregnancies and new babies with me. Documenting a the life of a new person here on earth is one of my favorite things to do, and when it’s a friend’s baby I treasure it even more! So these two little people turned one right around the time that my babe was being born. And their one year old portraits were the first portraits I captured when I returned to work.

Baby A is Janet and Darrell’s pride and joy. His sparkly blue eyes and warm smile draw you in immediately.


Baby P is the sweet baby girl of Theresa and Brian. That gorgeous thick mane and those chubby cheeks are just the most adorable finishing touches to the cutest little gal in Portland.

Toddler-PortraitsPortraits-babyone-year-old-portraitsHappy Birthday to some of my very favorite little ones!