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
One day your children will look for a photograph of you.
What will they find?
The importance of existing in photographs for your loved ones is priceless. To have & cherish something of you, to remember you, to feel the feelings of love & all the beautiful memories you have created in their lives, is just priceless.
Take that beautiful portrait that radiates the love you have for your family, it is well worth it.
It is amazing to see small business shine, here is an example why outstanding headshots work.
Butterfly Kisses By Aj says, a client told her, "I chose you over all of those other girls who were cheaper because I liked your picture.” Her client also said, Aj had a beautiful aura surrounding her and that She looked like someone she could trust.
Aj Thanked us for capturing her spirit and the love She has for others.
That is exactly our goal here at Besame Mucho Photography, is to stand out from the rest, bring out your beautiful personality to capture your potential clients and make them a client. Nailed it!!
Thank you Aj Bendtsen for sharing your story 💋💋💋💋💋💋.
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?
Thinking of getting updated headshots, re-branding, or maybe are you starting a new venture?
Besame Mucho Photography can help you style & design your dream photoshoot. We want your personality to shine and capture the attention to your potential clients.
Look brilliant, confident, empowered, and most of all welcoming so your clients can be at ease and feel confident that you will get the job done.
Contact Carla at: 949-478-4374
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!
To book a photo shoot www.besamemuchophotography.com
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.
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.
When I was 29 years old, 6 months away from getting married, my mom past way. I was supposed to see her soon so we can get ready for my wedding day. I wanted to pamper her, get her dolled up for the wedding and I wanted her to walk me down the isle with my Dad. That was 7 years ago I lost my mom ,and as crazy as it sounds, it still hurts when I think of her, but I also remember the great times we had and her wise words.
When I do these Mother and Daughter photoshoots it brings me so much joy and I do them with so much love. Because I know how special and important these images will be, not only the images, but the special day they are spending together.
Here is what Monica (daughter) wrote to us:
"I can't find the appropriate words to describe the amazing experience my mother and I had during our photo session. I had never done anything of the sort so I was very scared to be outside my comfort zone. Carla took care of any jitters we may have had. If you are thinking about it just do it. It's an experience that will leave you feeling on cloud 9. Thank you Carla for sharing your talent with my mom and I."-Monica
I feel so blessed to be able to share this moment, to be a part of it and to be able to capture it and show them what a beautiful bond they have and will always have.
I know deep down my mom is right next to me cheering me on and watching these special moments with me.
About International Women's Day (8 March)
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength.-https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About
Here at Besame Mucho Photography we Love to Celebrate women all day everyday. We understand the importance of existing in photographs, a portrait is forever, it's a legacy. This is for you and all the people you love. #BeBoldForChange
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