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.

Family Portraits at home – NE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 2nd, 2015

Hello All!

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are so fabulous to work with. Especially when it comes to Jessamyn, Dan & kids (furry and human).


I met up with them on a beautiful summer evening at their new home in NE Portland; the light and weather couldn’t have been more perfect for our session. But it was the warm smiles and inviting nature of the family that made this shoot such a treat.



The family consists of Mama – Jessamyn (my friend and talented massage therapist), Papa Dan, Gio (who just finished his first year of college), their darling baby girl “F”, Gladys the pup and a gaggle of cats, chickens and bees!  I think it’s safe to say that this is a family of animal lovers.




As you can see from the photos, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together and it is a joy to witness.



Home Life Portraits – NE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on September 9th, 2015


Hello All!

The topic of discussion for today is none other than the Waxman Family, a marvelous trio from NE Portland. If the names or faces look familiar to you, it’s because I’ve photographed this family before. Back when adorable little P wasn’t much bigger than a pea!^^

Mama Waxman is been very busy in the last 2 years raising this beautiful little munchkin and starting up a new business! Avery is the proud owner of Small Fry, a children’s resale shop in the Hollywood District in NE Portland. If you haven’t been there yet, you must stop in! Avery has a fantastic sense of style and the items in her shop are always well curated.


We chose a session at home so that I could capture a simple “day in the life” of P & her parents, and their new pup! P enjoyed showing me around in her room and pointing out her favorite toys to me while we chatted and I snapped away.

After some indoor playtime we decided to venture out into the summer air for some portraits on the front porch and in the yard. It was so much fun catching up with this family and documenting how much P has grown!


Baby Portraits at home in North Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on September 3rd, 2015


I could not be more in love with this baby! I captured her effortless charm and beauty at her North Portland home, which she shares with her wonderful Mama and Papa. Oh man is she ADORABLE and so full of cheer. I love it when I get the opportunity to photograph babies at home. Their comfort and ease really makes them shine.



Anniversary Portraits – Cathedral Park

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on August 20th, 2015


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.


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!



Family Portraits with a new puppy! North Portland home

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on August 13th, 2015


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.


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.



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.



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!