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.

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.










































Family Portraits – Hoyt Arboretum – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on December 2nd, 2014


Sarah, Celeste and their precious Baby E are new clients who found me on the web while perusing Portland family portrait photographers. Fall is my favorite time to take pictures here, so their timing was just right. Speaking of uncanny timing, a few days after we booked our session, Sarah & Celeste’s neighbor Adrienne referred them to me…we all figured that was a great sign, so it was no surprise that my session with these marvelous mamas and their precious little angel was a total breeze, and lots of fun. We strolled around the lush, verdant hills of Hoyt Arboretum on a lovely late summer day and I was able to capture this beautiful Portland family in a beautiful, quintessential Portland locale. I’ll look forward to seeing this little clan grow together in the future, because from what my camera captured, it’s gonna be a bright one indeed.


Family Portraits – Kruger Farm

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on November 13th, 2014


Adam and Brad are a warm, charming couple whom I first photographed last year when they were navigating the adoption application process to welcome the newest addition to their lovely little family.  That first portrait session was so special, as the soon-to-be proud papas needed some updated images for their application profile, and I was so honored to help provide Adam & Brad with a loving, essential first impression for their profile package.

candid-family-portraitsfamily-portraitsWell, it’s been a year-and-a-half since little adorable Baby H became the pride and joy of his new parents, and I was so excited to photograph the family on Sauvie Island earlier this fall. They were hoping for some fantastic family portraits to adorn their walls at home, and their images are just right for display.

childrens-portraitschild-portrait-photographyLittle H is already excited for a future brother or sister, with his darling dads already looking to adopt a second child in the near future to expand their already awesome family, and I can’t wait to meet the little tyke either!


Fall Family Portraits – Sauvie Island, Oregon

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 29th, 2014


A lovely day with one of my favorite families! I have been photographing this foursome since they were just a twosome.  A family of four can be a great challenge to capture, especially with toddlers. From looking at these beautiful portraits you might not suspect that these toddlers were… fussy.  Just an little chasing, playing, patience and finesse, oh, and a fast camera is helpful too! Andrew & Jennifer were thrilled with the results, and so was I.  Family portraits are a wonderful way to commemorate the warmth, connection, and love in a family.