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.



Anniversary Portraits – Cathedral Park

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on August 20th, 2015

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Photography has many purposes in the world. My favorite happens to be it’s ability to stop a moment in time so that we can reflect on our lives and our many blessings as the days and years fly by at breakneck speeds. As a way of honoring their 5 years together Celeste and Sara met up with me at Cathedral Park for a couples portrait session. Last fall we worked together for the first time when I photographed the two of them with their adorable baby “E” at the Hoyt Arboretum.

In fact, we couldn’t help but put that little dude in a few sweet shots at this session with his mamas. But mostly we stuck to couple portraits, as parents it seems we often forget to have portraits taken without our darling littles.

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In a summer that has been filled with sunny days we managed to book our session on the one rainy day in July – their actual anniversary. Luckily, we were able to make it work. In fact, we got some extra cool shots because of our soggy afternoon. We just put our adventure hats on and went for it! Running around in the rains is actually pretty fun. Particularly when you’re with a laid back, “rolling with it” kind of couple such as these two.

Happy Anniversary Celeste and Sara!

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Family Portraits with a new puppy! North Portland home

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on August 13th, 2015

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What can I say? I have an amazing job! I get to hang out with super fun people and in this case, their pet. An adorable 7 month old puppy named Gimlet to be exact.

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I arrived at Colleen & Susan’s inviting North Portland home on a warm summer evening and was met with open arms. We immediately hit it off and by the end of the evening it felt like we were old friends. This warm fuzzy feeling created just the right atmosphere for capturing beautiful portraits of this loving family at home.

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These two women seriously could not love their sweet puppy more! I had a fabulous time memorializing Gimlet frolicking around the home and yard with her two moms giggling right beside her.

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We all had a wonderful time and caught some charming and natural moments that I absolutely loved. Colleen and Susan picked out an awesome selection of prints to brighten the halls of their home!

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Kid Portraits – Eastmoreland Park, Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on July 25th, 2015

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I’ve been happily documenting this adorable little gal since she was just a bump.

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Here she is as an adorable bump!

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Precious little newborn nugget!

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And just last year, they change SO much in a year.

 

And she just keeps getting cuter. Her mom and I met up at Eastmoreland Park for some portraits to commemorate her 2nd birthday!

Yellow balloons were a must, “P’s” favorite color!

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Family Portraits at Home

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on July 21st, 2015

Hello Friends! Oh how I just adore the family I’m blogging about today. I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been photographing the Patney-Wynns family for many years, now! Starting back at Scarlet & Dee’s beautiful wedding in 2008. But that’s nothing… Scarlet and I have been friends since the 1970′s! Back when we were almost as small as these little gals are now!

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My first family session with them was in 2013, when there was just little J. Along came baby S and it seems like these sweet girls have SO much fun together.

We all had a blast at this session! Basically, the kids just ran around the house like crazy children (otherwise known as children) and I snapped as many candid portraits as I could. Occasionally getting the attention of one of them for a quick snap of their beautiful eyes straight on.

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While still keeping within the time limits that kids of this age have, I was able to spend a good deal of time with the family together and then each girl and I peeled off from the group for some one-on-one time. It was truly a special day with this family and I love the images we were able to capture!

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Newborn Portraits at home – Canby, Oregon

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on July 20th, 2015

It is with so much joy that I help new parents welcome their baby into the world! My (past) neighbors Cheryl & Chris were overjoyed, exhausted, and a little punchy the day I visited them in their new home in Canby to document the early days with their sweet baby girl.

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Chris and Cheryl weren’t even fully unpacked in their new home when – surprise! – the wee one arrived a little bit early, in perfect health. Perhaps she could wait no longer to meet her beautiful mama and joke around with her funny dad! We snuggled the gal up in her cozy knits from grandma for some uniquely personal, at home newborn portraits. Who knew a yawn could be so adorable!?

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Such a sweet little snuggle bug. I can’t wait to help this family savor more moments at home in the future documentary portraits. Congratulations C&C.