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Archive for October, 2016

Family Portraits and Senior Portraits – SW Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 28th, 2016


These kids are so fun to hang out with! I met up with this adorable foursome after school one day this October. This has been an especially soggy October in Portland but we manage to find time for a shoot between the storms when all 7 of us could meet! That was quite an accomplishment. Big brother, Sam is a high school senior so I paid him special attention while also capturing the rest of the family. The kids arrived first while mom and dad made their way to Tryon Creek State Park from downtown. This gave me lots of time to pal around with the kids. We had a great time running around the park, goofing off, and taking photos.



By the time Erin & Matthew made it to the park we only had a few minutes of good light left (thanks the the next storm on the horizon) but we managed to get a few gorgeous shots of everyone together. Thank you Johnson-O’Brien family for such a wonderful session! Thank you to the Branstrom-O’Brien family for introducing us!



Home Life Portraits – SE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 28th, 2016


This beautiful family is one of my favorites. I met these lovely women about 5 years ago when they met with me about photographing their wedding at the World Forestry Center. We started with a gorgeous engagement session in Sellwood Park. Then I captured their beautiful wedding!


After a while we all decided to have a baby right around the same time and they had their sweet little girl a month before my little guy hit the scene.

They’ve gone on to create another! And he turned one just last week. I can’t tell you how much I adore this sweet little family! I had such a wonderful time with the foursome at their home in SE Portland. The kids were being wild and fun and the moms and I were doing our best to keep up with them.


Family Portraits at Laurelhurst Park in SE Portland

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 19th, 2016


Working with families as a photographer over the last 12 years has been one of the greatest joys I’ve known. It is with such delight that I relish my sessions with the families I’ve watched grow over time. This family is an all-time favorite. I got to know them a few years ago with a session when it was just mom, dad, little G and a sweet pup. Since then the adorably chubby little cherub baby S was born and about a year ago I photographed the family as a new foursome at home.


This summer I met the family at Laurelhurst Park. We had a lovely time running around the park, finding favorite spots, and snapping some sweet family portraits. I have so much fun with this crew, I can’t wait to see them again!!



The McFrazz Wedding – Wedding Photography SE Portland, OR

Posted by Rosemary Ragusa on October 18th, 2016


I feel like I’ve know Jeana forever. When she led Basic Rights Oregon over the last several years I photographed many of their events. I’ve seen her speak a number of times, always nodding in agreement with her poignant speeches. We’d see each other at local events and greet each other fondly. But it wasn’t until I visited her and her family in the “Big Purple Barn” that I got to know her as half of the warm, hilarious and down-to-earth couple she and her (now) wife Collin are. We drank pink wine on one of those perfect Portland summer afternoons and decided then and there that I had to photograph their amazing garden wedding to be!