Meet Pau


Hi, my name is Paula. I am a Heirloom Family Photographer serving New York City and The Hudson Valley.

Most of my sessions take place in iconic outdoor city locations, or in the comfort of your own home.

I would describe my visual identity as emotive, organic, vibrant and bright. I love film and strive for a timeless look.

I want to be there to capture your story so it can be remembered and cherished for many years to come. Turning your story into imagery and heirloom art is my privilege.

I’m so proud to being able to do what I love. That’s why I pour my heart and soul into BU. I want my clients to feel happy throughout the experience and to have beautiful memories to share over many generations.

One thing you should really know about me, is that being a photographer is the only job I’ve ever had. I’ve been a photographer for over 15 years, it’s my passion, my bread & butter, my calling. When you hire me, you get someone who cares about you. I always want to meet and exceed your expectations and I get genuinely excited when I see your reaction to our photos.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Paula Ortiz

BU! (Spanish for Boo!) is a playful word that people react to with a smile.

1 I’m Venezuelan. My Hometown is Caracas. Photography is the only job I’ve ever had. I started by being the house photographer at a small kid’s park in Venezuela while I was college student. After graduating I understood Photography was all I wanted to do and I never looked back.

2 I love nature and being outdoors. There is nothing like gazing at the stars or watching a sunset by the shore. I spend my time off somewhere in the woods, hiking or near the water swimming.

3 Plant lover a.k.a. crazy plant lady. Yeah, that’s me!

4 I’m a sociologist and graduated with an honorable mention on my Final Thesis.

5 I often visit Museums, botanical gardens and movie theaters for inspiration. My favorites are the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side, the United States Botanical garden in Washington DC and the Nitehawk cinema in Williamsburg.

6 Representation and diversity are really important to me. I take pride in having a multicultural clientele that accurately reflects the richness of New York culture.

Contact Paula directly via e-mail

Let’s work together!