The "Model for a Day" Photoshoot Experience
Face-to-Face Consultation: Meet Carla in the Studio to design the perfect shoot for you.
Pre-Shoot Try-On Session: Carla will make time at the studio to help finalize your photoshoot wardrobe.
Hair & Makeup Beautiful: Makeup & hairstyling
Fully Guided Photoshoot: Carla will direct & guide your poses & expressions - so you look natural, beautiful, & connected.
Several Wardrobe & Styling: Changes Capturing up to three to four different sides of yourself
Grand Reveal: Meet your most beautiful self in portraits presented in a wall gallery
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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.
Contact Carla at
www.besamemuchophotography.com 949-478-4374 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact us at: 949-478-4374 www.besamemuchophotography.com
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 💋💋💋💋💋💋.
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
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.
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
"AS A PHOTOGRAPHER AND ARTIST I CAN SEE BEAUTY. I KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, AND I CAN FIND IT IN ANYONE."
As a woman, it's often a challenge to see my own beauty. I think i'm perfectly average looking, cute, even. When I pull myself together using some tricks up my sleeve, I'd even go as far as to say I'm pretty."
I decided to do my own self-portraits to get a feeling of what my clients feel. Even though I was taking my own pictures, I still felt nervous. I didn't know what to wear, what I wanted for hair and makeup and oh what if I look really fat, I haven't lost any pounds, I actually gained weight, ugh! Fear came over me and the nerves started to shake me, but I held my ground, and quickly started to shut off the voices in my head that said, "you are not skinny enough, pretty enough, and blah blah blah." When all was said and done, I saw my images and I was speechless.
"SUDDENLY I WAS A WOMAN SEEING HERSELF AT HER MOST BEAUTIFUL, I WAS NO LONGER THE OVERWEIGHT WOMAN,
I WAS NOW SEXY!"
I no longer saw my self as a number, a pant size, I saw My Beauty, my true self. After reviewing all of my images, I saw in some images I was confident, in others I was sweet, and in other images I am elegant and sexy. The greatest challenge I faced when choosing a single favorite image, is that I am a multi-faceted woman with depth and warmth and beauty that no single photograph can capture. I am not a 'before' picture, or even an 'after.' I am an artist, wife, sister, friend, and a whole lot of fun to be around.
"I AM A WOMAN, AND
I AM BEAUTIFUL."
I'd love for you to have your own experience of seeing yourself. When you're ready to design your dream photoshoot, don't hesitate to contact us. To get more details about the luxury portrait sessions we offer, please contact us at Besame Mucho Photography or call us at 949-478-4374.
Saturday, April 15 Husband Appreciation Day 2017
I had no Idea there is such a Day for Husbands.
Father's Day is a special day celebrated around the world. And sometimes not all husbands are Fathers. So, why not celebrate All husbands. It is now observed worldwide in a very personal way. It is a perfect time for spouses to show their love and appreciation for their man in their life who they want to grow old with.
On this day & everyday I will appreciate and Love, like crazy, my Loving, Supporting, Caring, Funny, Handsome, love of my life, best friend Husband. I could have kept going but didn't want to bore you with all of my gushing over my hunny bunny.
He was kind of enough to let me take this portrait of him while I was doing my photoshoot.
My suggestion is, if you are going to take portraits of yourself try to include your loving partner. Portraits of the love of your life, is such a wonderful treasure to have with you for years to come.
When is it time to Update or Re-Brand?
Your old image is obsolete.
You could be in need of a rebrand simply because your old image is obsolete. Design trends change quickly, and in the span of a decade or two. the style, colors and shapes that seemed cool at the time could be laughed at in the modern era as nostalgic leftovers. In these cases, the bulk of the brand can remain intact; instead, you’ll merely update the surface-level features, reshaping your logo, updating your headshots with new wardrobe, new styles, new hair & makeup, which will update your brand voice and tweaking that voice for modern tastes.
Also time to update:
You're targeting a new demographic.
Your mission or values have changed.
Your original brand was botched.
This talented realtor, Erica Urenda who services the Los Angeles & Inland Empire in California, decided to re-brand her business. She contacted me and we talked about her intentions for her new look. We discussed, branding, colors, style and this is what we came up with. Happy to say she was very excited with the new look for her business. If you ever need her services you can find her at her Facebook page by clicking HERE
Contact us if you want to update your old business portraits, we can help. 949.478.4374 email@example.com Contact Carla.
You are my
Voice of reason, sorty teller, advice giver, hand holder, partner-in-crime, shoulder, shopping buddy, supporter, borkern heart healer, teacher, chef, right-hand, psychologist, nerve calmer, angel, healer, sunshine, heart & soul, problem solver, comedian, doctor, peace keeper, cheerleader, twin, confidant
& MY BEST FRIEND.
The Benefits Of Getting Professional Headshots
This is Eva, she is brilliant young music producer. She really shined bright, getting out of her comfort zone. This is what she had to say about her experience with me (Carla).
"Carla was amazing and so much fun to work with! I had an incredible experience from our first conversation on the phone to the delivery of the photographs. She made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process and her direction during the session eased my worries of the photographs looking staged. She is a perfectionist and will take as many photographs necessary to get the perfect shot.
She is very aware of textures and backgrounds and has a keen eye for wardrobe as she helped me pick and accessorized my outfits. She definitely goes the extra step to provide perfect photos. As a person who is not a model, she was able to bring out and capture the best in me. The turnaround of the photographs was fast. My session could not have gone any better.
Carla is a brilliant photographer. I highly recommend using her for your photo shoot, you'll be glad you did!"
Thank you Eva! I really enjoyed seeing you come out of your comfort zone and Shine bright! I know all of your hard work will pay off. Get it girl!
"Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love your spirituality, delicately, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity and quiet strength. It manifests differently in each girl or women, but each of you possess it. Femininity is part of your inner beauty." -James E. Faust.
I am in love with this description of Femininity. It is more than just what we look in the outside, it is what we are in the inside. Once we feel wonderful, loved, cherished, accomplished, strong, and even in our not so good days, when things are not going our way, we are full of strength and Beauty. Love the inner beauty and it will radiate on the outside, and you will illuminate the world. You can also book an empowering photoshoot, showing of your femininity with us at Besame Mucho Photography . I would love change the way you see yourself.
This is from our lovely client Sandie,
"From the minute I walked into her house she had a big smile on her face and gave me a warm hug. I was a little nervous since I hadn't done a photo shoot for many moons, but with her sense of humor and warmth I was able relax in no time! She has a way to accentuate whatever body type you might have and make you look amazing!! She has a gift for what she does and makes her clients feel very comfortable which together make beautiful natural looking pictures. One other thing, you will be laughing cause she's super funny..."
Thank YOU Sandie, I sure love to laugh and make it a fun day for you and me too. It feels great to be able to photoshoot amazing women entrepreneurs like yourself, to empower and be able to show your clients that you are confident, capable and willing to help them with their needs.
Sandie can help you with skin care. Here is her information: Skincarebysandie.com Yelp and on Facebook, skin care by sandie.