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.

Home Life Portraits – SW Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on May 29th, 2016

Oh how I  adore the Scantlebury family! I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been photographing this sweet family for over 8 years now!


It goes without saying, Cara and Brett have become my friends over the years. It’s hard to not become friends with people like Cara and Brett, they are totally down-to-earth, whip smart, and ridiculously funny. 



When Cara got in touch to book their most recent portrait session I don’t think I could have scheduled them fast enough. And as for the day of our shoot, the kids and I had a great time running all over their SW home. I was looking for the best lights while the kids showed me all of their favorite things. I really do have the very best job!13_Family-Portraits-Portland10_Family-Portraits-Portland11_Family-Portraits-Portland12_Family-Portraits-Portland

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Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on May 29th, 2016

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Couple Portraits at home – SE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on May 29th, 2016


Allow me to introduce this adorable and fun loving couple, Beth & Debbie. They’ve been together for over 25 years and are going strong. Debbie got Beth a portrait session with me as a birthday gift and they decided to take advantage of my skills as a portrait photographer who specialized in domestic bliss with a session in their lovely home.


It was such a pleasure spending time with these gals and getting to know them. Plus we got some sweet images. The session was SO fun! These ladies know how to party: a walk to the park, a rousing session of D&D, chilling with cats & baking some vegan cookies.

The photographer always likes to try to freshly baked treats too, mmmmm.


Home Life Portraits – Baking Cookies with Nana

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on March 27th, 2016


Oh my goodness, there is nothing more fun than baking cookies with Nana… except for eating cookies with Nana!


Not only did I get to document these sweet moments but in the end, I got a giant cookie too. These three little love bugs and their grandmother couldn’t have been cuter on this lovely morning, it was picture perfect. And such a good time had by all.



Local Business Smartypants

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on February 2nd, 2016

Local Business Photos

You already know about Amber Gauntlet’s fantastic family from her Home Life Portraits in my last post, but you’ve just got to check out her incredible innovation Smartypants too – it’s the coolest new Portland place I’ve encountered in some time! An open play art studio for kids, Smartypants has such a unique and effervescent energy – I can’t recommend it enough! Henry and I first visited the studio last year for a super cool birthday party, where we got our hands dirty making messy, marvelous art with the birthday buddy and fellow friends and parents. That’s also when I was lucky enough to meet Amber, and we hit it off so quickly as fellow small business owners and artists that we decided soon enough to collaborate in a bit of cross-promotional symbiosis.

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Check out Smartypants online, and think about visiting the open studio anytime for some firsthand fun – I promise you won’t be anything but thrilled with the real deal! While you’re there you might even notice some of my favorite Home Life prints on Amber’s Smartypants gallery wall; it’s so great feeling right at home with a new friend in her incredible space.  I couldn’t be prouder of saddling up with Smartypants for 2016, so don’t be a stranger next time you’re feeling playful and creative!

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