I celebrate my 38th birthday this year and I decided to glam it up!
I was so excited, I went shopping for a new dress, planned out my hair & makeup with my in studio Glam Team and we got to working.
Everyday is a good day to celebrate you, and any excuse will do. I invite you to come on in and let's make you over, glam you up and let's strike a pose. It is an experience you will never forget.
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Lorie came to my photography studio after her mom passed away. She mentioned to me saying she could not find a picture of her mother for her funeral, she had to go to her mom's employer to get a picture of her. Lorie was devastated that she could not find a picture of her mom that showed her beauty, strength and love.
Lorie decided she was Not going to leave that legacy behind for her children and so we got to work. Lorie wrote to us explaining her story & her experience with us.
Lorie says, "My experience with Carla & Besame Mucho Photography was something I’ve never experienced. I’ve never felt so pretty, it was almost overwhelming. My mother passed away a few months back now & it was very hard to find pictures of her. Not being able to see pictures of her in the light that we all saw her was heartbreaking to say the least. I started thinking about how my children will have the same problem... no pictures of their mom other than terrible selfies because as moms we’re often behind the camera & never the subject. I had reached out to Carla previously but was never able to pull the trigger. About a month after my moms passing, I decided that my kids need a good pic of their mama & I deserve to shine, even if it's just for a moment. Riddled with insecurities & self doubt, I never imagined I’d have an experience like the one I had. Carla sat & talked with me and knew exactly why I was doing this, for my kids. She explained the whole process from start to finish. She offered suggestions on what type of dress to wear along with accessories. She went over every detail with ease & patience as I asked 347 questions. She worked tirelessly to make sure I felt comfortable working with her. She made sure I had all info and was able to prep myself for the big day. Photo shoot day came and I was a nervous wreck. I’m a family photographer. I’m used to chasing small children thru my lens... being in front of the camera is completely out of my comfort zone to say the least. I walked in to her home with tears already welling up because I was so nervous. I sat with her glam team, who is your beauty guru, & OMG what talent! I was shown a mirror & was shocked. I don’t get gussied up often, I hardly recognized myself. The bags under my eyes were gone & for the first time in a long time I wasn’t sad to see my reflection. Then comes the photo shoot. Carla had me stand in front of a long mirror to embrace what she saw, a lovely woman who desperately needed to like what she saw, & I did. For the first time in years... YEARS... I felt pretty. I felt like I was worthy of a second glance. Thats hard to come by nowadays especially when your day consists of cleaning up messes tiny humans leave everywhere (mom life am I right?). I burst into tears and was reminded not to mess up my makeup. After I reeled back my emotions we got to work... and work you will. You will be stretched, posed, & twisted like you’ve never been before. This is def a workout and you will be sore for a few days after but there's good reason for it. In Carla’s outstanding talent, she has an “eye” for sillouettes, for shadows, for angles and poses. She is meticulous & methodical in her shooting. If your pinky finger needs to move 1/2 cm toward your ring finger, she’ll tell you. She wants to make sure its right and if its not she works diligently to make sure it is. Whats amazing about this is not just that she is so particular, it's that she makes it feel easy. From a photographers point, that is so incredibly hard! Its damn near impossible. Her stress of making sure she was getting what she liked was never ever shown or transferred to me. She allowed me to be myself, to smile, and to embrace the loveliness of the experience. We spent hours together & I couldn’t have been more grateful to be one of her subjects. My experience with Carla was unparalleled & one that I would do over again if given the opportunity. She is a wonderful human & I’m sure her mama is bragging in heaven about her."
WOW! I cannot hold my tears back. I am so grateful that I got to meet you, photograph you & I can call you my friend. I am impressed with your strength & beauty that shines through you. You are a remarkable strong woman who can conquer the world. Your children will always remember you, your strength, your patience and all of your beauty. They will forever be in aww of you. It is beautiful gift you will pass down to your children & their children who will always remember you. I know your mom is always with you, guiding you and giving you that extra push. You are making her beam with pride. Love You my dear friend, Thank YOU for taking a moment of your busy day to write this extraordinary review about your experience with me. I am filled with joy, full of love. GRACIAS
Are you ready to stand out from your competition? Need to rebrand your business? New updated headshots is a great way to stand out from the rest.
Included in your photography session you will receive complimentary hair & makeup (makeover with 2 looks, professional & glamour), wardrobe consultation, stylist & personal shopper.
In you photography session, Carla the photographer, will pose you, guide you throughout the session in an easy & relaxed environment.
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I am truly grateful for the National Latina Business Women Associaiton for awarding me and Besame Mucho Photography as Member of The Year 2018.
Four years ago I created Besame Mucho Photography along side my handsome husband. My vision has been to empower women of all ages, all walks of life & sizes by photographing them and showing them how beautiful they are. I want to represent & showcase my perspective of what beauty is and it's not one size fits all, It is US! It is You. We are Real women who also deserve to feel, look and be empowered by our beauty.
A little over a year ago I decided to join the NLBWA. And what a wonderful year it has been, it is largely thanks to these beautiful Latinas here at the NLBWA that my business is growing and it’s growing strong.
Since joining, I have made an abundance of connections. I have attended lovely events, attended valuable workshops and seminars that helped me learn how to run a business, but most importantly I have made phenomenal friends. Amigas who support each other, encourage each other & who build each other up.
Thank YOU NLBWA for being such a big part of Women entrepreneurs, success, helping us grow, build our connections and most importantly, meeting magnificent friends. Your love and support will always be appreciated!
Cheers to all of you, who are thinking of or who are just starting a new venture and the ones who have been entrepreneurs, NOW is your time to shine. NLBWA is the place to be. Gracias!
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When you are being photographed, Carla the photographer, will pose you through every pose, expression, where to place your hands, feet and everything else.
You will look and feel your absolute best.
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We proud to say we can make you SMILE from ear to ear when you see your transformation. Just like our clients.
I understand you might be wary of how you will photograph, maybe you think you are not photogenic, you look odd in pictures and so on. But I am here to tell you, that is MY job to make you photogenic, to guide you through every pose, expression and to have a really good time through out this amazing experience. I want to take the best portrait/head shot you have ever seen of yourself.
We have our glam team ready to make you look stunning, I will guide you with your wardrobe, styling and I will pose you throughout your photoshoot.
Are YOU ready for your transformation?
It is time celebrate women everyday.
Come celebrate you, your relationships, with mom, grandma, sister, daughter, best friend, partner or whom ever you want to be photographed with.
Our Glam team is ready to make you over, we are ready to help you with your wardrobe, we will style it, put it all together and the photographer, Carla, will pose you from head to toe, so you can look your absolute best.
Let us celebrate you!
New Year, New Headshots.
Start the New Year with our glam team making you over. They will do your hair & makeup. At no extra cost you will have a personal shopper, stylist & a photographer, Carla Perez, guiding you through every pose & expression, so you can look & feel your absolute best in your portraits.
It is always a good idea to have your headshots updated once a year. You business, your brand and you change a bit year after year. Make sure your clients & potential clients see the best version of you. They want to know they will be well taken care of.
Because I have a sister, I will always have a friend.
I had the pleasure of photographing Sara (in red) for her headshots & beauty portraits. I helped her with your wardrobe, my glam team did her makeup & hair and I posed her from head to toe. We had such a wonderful day together. She loved it so much, she bought a photography session for her sister (in blue). Whaaa?! I know right, what an amazing gift. That there is true sister love.
These sisters are gorgeous, they sure know how to strike a pose & have a good time.
Sara & Maggie Thank YOU so much for coming to our photography studio and showing us how elegant you ladies are. I sure did have a blast capturing your beauty. Thank YOU!
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"Dads hold our hands for a while & hold our hearts forever."-Unknown.
This is my dad, we just celebrated his 85th birthday. A month ago he suffered a heart attack which is quite scary. So I decided to do a photoshoot with my dad to capture his super human powers. He is my hero, my man of steel. He has always been there for his family, yet he is not perfect, but he has worked so hard for his family to have everything we have ever needed. He has gone far & beyond for us. He makes us laugh & loves us no matter what.
My mom past away 7 years ago, so I know that I am going to cherish this image even more so when he is gone. Unfortunately, I didn't do a photoshoot with my mom because, I thought we would always have tomorrow. Tomorrow came & she was gone.
Don't always rely on tomorrow for something special, do it now. Make the time to make memories with the ones you love, you will always have that in your heart.
Celebrating your birthday is something special, especially when you have never existed in photographs, when you have always put everyone else first, your children, husband, family, business and so on.
Now is the time to Celebrate you! This stunning woman decided to do her 60's right. She wanted to feel & look radiant, and that is what we did.
Imagine your special day with pampering, getting your hair, makeup done & topping it all off with epic portraits that you can cherish forever.
We wish you many more years filled with love, health & wealth. Love you
It is time for family, friends and lots of love. The holidays are upon us and we are wrapping up another loving year. It is always beautiful being surrounded by the ones you love and the ones who love you. So, this year please hug tight the ones around you, feel the love, be grateful and LAUGH.
These loving sisters sure know how to have a good time. The love shines through these beauties.
Here is what Eunice said about her experience with Besame Mucho Photography: "I don't know if I can express what a great experience we had with Carla at Besame Mucho. My mom always wanted to get dolled up and photographed, and Carla made it happened.
She was great to work with and gave us a lot of direction which we needed! Carla was very patient with us, even after adding my sister to the group. Carla has the passion and drive to be a great photographer, as well as impeccable style. She knows what looks great and what works, she is top notch, and we were delighted. The only thing my mom was concerned about was her hairstyle and make-up. It was a great and fantastic experience, and I look forward to getting my boudoir shoot soon!"
I loved having you and your amazing family over for a fantastic girls day. You guys are so sweet & loving, you guys made my day. Thank YOU so much for your kind words, My heart is full of joy & gratitude. It was a pleasure photographing you beautiful ladies.
As a photographer I have experienced that my clients are a bit anxious and I understand. I have put my self in the same situation and it is a bit nerve wrecking. When I welcome you to my studio I make sure I walk you through, coach you throughout the whole experience. The anxiety melts away and you shine in every portrait.
Our lovely client wanted to share her experience and this is what she had to say:
"Carla is one of the most amazing and talented photographers I have ever worked with. Her bubbly personality can put anyone at ease. Carla makes you feel carefree about any concerns or imperfections you feel you may have. She is truly fabulous!"
Thank YOU for trusting us and letting your light shine through in your portraits.
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When I was photographing this stunning young woman, I thought to my self, phewww, I am so glad I am not that age any more. Oh man the struggles, in my love life, the pain working at a burger joint for 2 years, going to school and not having a damn clue what I wanted, I was sick of math class and it's damn problems that I had to keep solving, ugh! Lol!
Then I started to appreciate where I am now, in my age, in my career, and in life.
I asked myself, if I could go back in time, what advice would I give to my young self? Hmm.... I would tell myself, "Don't sweat it, just keep visualizing what you want, not on how or when you are going to get it. Just keep moving, keep pushing forward. I want to tell my young self that I am strong, deserving, intelligent & my momma didn't raise no fool." LOL.
I wonder, what would you tell your young self?
Have you ever loved a rose, & watched her slowly bloom; & as her petals would unfold, you grew drunk on her perfume...-Lang Leav
This photoshoot was a great way for my client to stop & smell the roses. Her life, as many other women, are filled with full time jobs, children, husbands, house work, cooking, being a chauffeur and so on and so on. On this day she was able to enjoy being pampered to, getting her hair & makeup done, getting her wardrobe styled & best of all we captured her beauty on this wall of flowers. We had a wonderful day changing wardrobe, looks, backgrounds, I guided her through every pose & expression so she can look her absolute best in every portrait.
Sometimes we have to stop & let others care for us. We need to let our hair down and have fun. Why not do it with beautiful portraits of yourself looking fabulous. A great way to escape the everyday routine of life with a little bit of glam and excitement. Time to stop & smell the roses, time to Celebrate you.
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At Besame Mucho Photography, we are celebrating our assistant & best friend, Chubbs. We are celebrating a Big Milestone for him, Chubbs turned 10 this July & we are over the moon.
"How Beautiful Is It To Find Someone Who Asks For Nothing But Your Company."-Unknown
No matter what insecurities you are dealing with, changes you want to make, or the quality of the picture... if you are in it, if your children are in it, and making memories that is all that matters. If a picture bothers you, ask yourself if when you look back on it in 10 years, will you wish you had deleted it, or will you be happy you kept evidence of that moment.
You are beautiful. Your children, your loved ones see your true beauty. Capture it... without fear.
You deserve to exists in photographs, by yourself, with your children, husband, mother, family members, everyone! Because when you look back you will not regret it.
It is Never to late to reach for your goals. Dreams come to us at every age and stage. This gorgeous lady is about to graduate and to celebrate she came to us to capture her life long dream of graduating. She will be the first of her family and she will inspire all that she comes in contact with.
This is what she had to say:
"Second time was a charm! As a returning customer, I was extremely pleased with both of my photoshoot(s) with Besame Mucho Photography. Each session was unique and centered around different themes. Absolutely loved all of the images and would recommend Carla, she is truly the best!!! Not only is she a wonderful person at heart but takes care of her customer needs.
Carla creates a fun experience and brings out the inner beauty through her lens. She makes you feel sexy, beautiful and confident, all in a stress free environment. Carla had several dresses to try on and recommended the right ones that would make you look amazing (consult with her prior to the photoshoot). I loved the hair and make-up too. The pictures come out beautiful because of the guidance she provides during her session. She captures wonderful moments that last a lifetime. Let's face it, we all are busy but we deserve to pamper ourselves. If you are looking to get beautiful pictures, have fun, feel sexy and confident, Carla is the girl for you!"
Thank you so much, We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. Cheers to you and for your determination on reaching for your dreams.
We have appointments available for Graduation Portraits, Gift Cards also available for that special Grad!