Meet Paula


I am a family & lifestyle photographer serving New York, the Hudson Valley, the East Coast and Chicago.

My sessions take place in some of the most iconic locations in New York City, in studio or in the comfort of your home. I would describe my visual identity as emotive, organic, fun and clean.

I’ll be there to capture your story so it can be remembered and cherished for 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. I pour my heart and soul into BU!. It gives me a sense of pride and joy. I want my clients to feel happy throughout the experience and to have beautiful memories to share over many generations.

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.

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!