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Archive for December, 2012

Wedding Photography – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on December 20th, 2012

Adam and Leslie recently tied the knot in the pouring rain, Portland-style, in Kenilworth Park. It was such a lovely occasion, and the couple is especially near-and-dear to me as Leslie has been working with me occasionally in at RRP headquarters. The wedding was a big DIY event, with lots of help from their amazingly generous friends and neighbors.  Kenilworth Park is just a few blocks from Adam and Leslie’s house, so proximity was a big plus for helpful DIY-ers extraordinaire Carey Drumright & Alisa Peck. These two are fantastic friends; they pretty much made sure everything was taken care of – from wedding cake to food, flowers and planning – and the wedding went over without a hitch.  Leslie’s friend Aramee did her hair, which looked simply perfect. Adam and Leslie did have a little external help too, of course, with the groom’s suit tailoring by Duchess and a bouquet by Sellwood florists By the Bunch.

The ceremony was punctuated with plenty of hilarious interruptions by the couple’s howling hound dog, who couldn’t help but celebrate vocally with the crowd of human well-wishers. After the wedding, we moved to Ford Food + Drink for the reception, a relaxed and fun affair where a good time was had by all.


Headshots & Professional Portrait Photography

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on December 19th, 2012

We do all kinds of photography, but one of the most prominent niches within our business is professional headshots, or business portraits. In business, image is everything — Rosemary puts her simple yet unique spin on the traditional business headshot, and our clients are never less than thrilled. From estheticians to authors, personal accountants to personal trainers — we love working with modern professionals to capture the best future first impressions for clients to come. Whether you’re looking for a new headshot for your Web site, an updated image to go with a revamped business model, or just a fresh face to show the world you mean business, we’re here for you. Check out our business portraits page for more info!


Holiday Family Portraits – Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on December 18th, 2012


We recently reunited with one of our favorite families, the Scantleburys!! This year, they welcomed a new addition to their clan – the adorable, precious baby C. She is just too cute for words! This portrait session served two purposes: first, the Scantlebury family needed updated shots for their holiday cards, but also, little baby C needed new shots for part of my photo chronicle of her first year! I love photographing newborn and first-year portraits, and baby Chloe is certainly no exception with those perfect little doe eyes. The series of baby Chloe’s first year is looking so good now! I’m so lucky to be able to photograph this family…I just love them so much! Merry Christmas to the Scantlebury family, and to all a good night.

Family Portraits in the Pearl – NW Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on December 17th, 2012
This is the Hayes family. Parents Alex and Alisa recently welcomed adorable little baby A into their family, and we were thrilled when they came to us for holiday photos as a reference from the Curry family. We started out in the studio downtown, but the late November weather was kind enough to clear up for a mostly outdoor session, so we quickly headed north of Burnside and into the Pearl to make the most of the clear skies.  It was wonderful getting to know the Hayes family (loved their Christmassy outfits!!), and I’m so excited that they’re the newest members of our Friends for Life program!

Senior Graduate Portraits – SE Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on December 5th, 2012

We really love shooting senior portraits for our Portland-area teens, with each of these soon-to-be high school grads bringing the unique excitement and sense of possibility that comes with the young adult territory. One of our recent senior portrait stars is this gorgeous girl, the lovely and super fun Wilson High School senior Anna Brown.  Anna is from Lake Oswego, and came to us as a reference from my friend Patti Keating (the brilliant business strategist and creative force behind The Entrepreneur Unleashed), whose son Spencer’s senior pics we also shot this fall. Anna’s personal sense of style and relaxed vibe totally carried over into our session, bringing a variety of outfit changes to shake things up and speaking up whenever she had an idea about potential poses or fun, funky backdrops (love that slapdash bicycle mural!). From the moment she arrived for her portrait session through the very last shot, Anna was totally game for our adventurous photo shoot, taking on modeling duties like an old pro! High-School-Sr-Portraits   (more…)