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When you take a photograph of someone, you take a portrait of their soul - Winna Efendi, Refrain
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They say that your about me page is the most important page of your entire website. Yep no pressure at all right? So I have made this page over and over and over again. I began talking about how I am an accomplished award winning photographer. How Photography is my true passion. How I love nature…. blah blah blah blah blah.

So then I decided to keep it short and sweet. Ya, that didn’t work either.

So now I am here trying again. Trying to make my about me page actually about me, about my photography, and really about what I believe when it comes to photography. So…. here goes nothing….

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Third time is a charm hopefully

I started photography when I was super little. Yep, I freaking loved my parents Polaroid camera. It was my fave. Then for graduation I got my first film camera. Boom passion created.

While taking photos I was, you know doing what I was supposed to be doing… going to college and wishing I could just be a photographer. After 2 years of junior college and 2.5 years of Fresno State University I got my BS degree in Geomatics Engineering.

So I did the college thing, got the job, started a career, and the entire time all I wanted to do was take pictures of pretty places, document peoples life journey, capture others love stories, and just be outside in nature.

So after a few years went by of this lovely cubical life, I decided to start a side hustle.

Boom, Bessie Young Photography was created.

I love a little bit of everything and my photography shows that. Everyone says that you need to ‘find your niche’, but you know I think I found mine by not really finding any… I am a landscape photographer that loves taking pictures of people in beautiful places. Weird? I think it is seriously the best gig ever. Like the best of both worlds really. I love taking landscape photos, I love taking portraits, I love documenting peoples stories, so here I am doing all of them through various outlets.

My style also resembles all of this. If you want to find out a bit more about the experience, or what you are getting yourself into when you hire me, check out this page here.

Some fun facts about me:

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  • Coffee just might be my best friend.

  • Family is everything. I have 3 sisters, 7 nieces, and 3 nephews

  • I have changed my website more times than I am willing to admit.

  • I hate having to add watermarks to my images.

  • I have a landscape website where I sell my Fine Art Images and share my adventures.

  • I also have a Youtube channel :)

  • I have a Boston Terrier and her name is Yota (yes that is after the truck not the movie). She basically goes everywhere with me.


Think we would be a good fit?

Let’s chat, become amazing friends, plan an adventure with you and your loved ones, and create beautiful images!