Teen Portraits

My Why. Featured On NLBWA Video Series


NO more excuses to celebrate yourself, Celebrate you NOW! 
Thank you National Latina Business Women Association - Los Angeles (NLBWA-LA) for supporting us, Latina entrepreneurs, for shining the path way, for your encouragement & for creating a safe, loving space for us to grow & connect with amazing women. Thank you EC Hispanic Media team for inviting me to your space & helping entrepreneurs speak their truth & their why. 
For ever grateful for these wonderful organizations.

We Were Voted Best Portrait Photographer

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Best Portrait Photographer

Expertise looked at 82 Portrait Photographers serving Irvine and Picked the Top 14. We are amongst the top portrait photographers. Thank You so much for the honor, we are so proud and happy to serve our community.  

Please check out their article https://www.expertise.com/ca/irvine/portrait-photographers

Giving your young self advice.

Photography by Carla Perez BesameMuchoPhotography.com

Photography by Carla Perez BesameMuchoPhotography.com

A woman is unstoppable after she realizes she deserves better.
— unkown

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?

Girl Power, Senior Portraits.

Images by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Images by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Being a young woman this day in age must be so conflicting. In a way, I think, all the information is at your fingertips, at the same time, you are being bombarded with too much information about who and what you should be and look like. It must be at times confusing to choose or even imagine what you want to be. 

Our goals as parents, guardians (in my case Aunt), is to help our young adults reach for their goals, aspirations in a safe, loving, encouraging way. Guide them on their path, so their journey is not as traitorous.  We can only do so much for them, because at the end they are the ones who make the choices and the ones who are walking their path.

My goal as a photographer is to help ease their minds, build their confidence, empower their souls to keep pushing through all the noise that sets them back.  I want them to feel loved, brilliant and oh so beautiful.  Not only on the outside, but on the inside. I want to capture their smiles that light up the room, I want to capture what you see in your child everyday, and also capture them right at that moment when they are in this age right now.  They grow up so fast, at a blink of an eye, they are off to college, away from home. 

I remember when I was a teenager, I took some "Glamour Shots" at the mall. I remember it helping my self esteem, I remember feeling beautiful, loving, intelligent, and that I must keep going on my amazing path. I was eager to find out what I would become.  When I look back at those pictures, I am able to remember my youth and I smile knowing that I survived my youth. 

It is always such a delight to see your daughter come into her own, and have amazing portraits to remember her as your little girl.