Hello I'm Ernese (Paula is the middle...),

I'm a Belizean freelance photographer based in southern California, specializing in lifestyle & maternity imagery. Keeping my photos as organic as possible, all images are on location digital photography. Shooting in natural light is my favorite! Come on it's California. This web space is my baby, something that belongs to me only and I love that I can be my best self here. It's funny, I still remember praying and asking God to show me where I needed to be... I pride myself in being extremely dedicated, focused and passionate about my work. Life is filled with precious moments. Take the time to have them documented. You’ll be so glad that you did.

-Paula Young Photography


About my assistants:

What would I do without them? (inserts giggle here). They are truly a blessing to my business although every shoot does not require their presents. Depending on the type of shoot you may only meet one of them -or neither-. Trust me their both amazing (and goofy, short, known to take selfies when not working, doing anything to make babies laugh, telling me how to drive...)

Quinn: Hair stylist and current fashion student. She's the extra pair of "girly" eyes I need to keep hair and posing in place. With a love for photography too, you may see her taking photos of the location during your shoot. She's great!

Latoya: With a bachelors degree in tech support she has been my saving grace since starting PYP. The super women who does everything I ask her to (hybrid if you will). All things tech, reflector holder (if it doesn't blow her away) and one of my quick outfit change masters.



Thank you so much for visiting. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any question. Please include any questions you may have and I'll be happy to answer them within 24 to 48 business hours.