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
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 💋💋💋💋💋💋.
Congratulations to Alma Marquez for being awarded Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2018 Conference as a Latina of Influence.
I was honored to photograph Alma & her amazing team, Dels . We want to Congratulate you & thank you for being such an outstanding influencer for all of us. Gracias y Muchos Besos from Besame Mucho Photography.
Photography by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography
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
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!
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
"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.
Monday is here & we are going to kick ass all the way through Friday.
Here is how:
Sep 1: Create your To Do list
Step 2: Prioritize
Step 3: Start checking these little mofos off your list.
Step 4: Smile, take a deep breath. Stay focus, productive and always be kind to yourself, if it doesn't get done; There is always tomorrow.
Perseverance is in this woman's genes. Despite the changes in her life, she has decided that she wants to exists in photographs, look fabulous & keep moving forward with her business, new life, new her. Life is Good!
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?
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!
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