Valentine's Day ideas

3 Simple Ways To Show Your Dog You Love Them On Valentine's Day

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1. Create your own Valentine's Day Cards with your Dog.

I did a self portrait with my buddy, Chubbs. This was our Valentine's Day card last year. Our friends & family really enjoyed receiving a cute valentine's day card.  I printed & created it on Vistaprint.com  

Photography by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography   www.besamemuchophotography.com

Photography by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography  www.besamemuchophotography.com

 

 

2. Make them special doggie treats. 

I have found a easy to do at home doggie treats. Here is the recipe for your special Valentine. 

Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

 
Ingredients:

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4 strips crispy bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 large eggs

 

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the bacon, cheese and oatmeal. You can use a mixer with a paddle or a chopper to make the pieces small.
Add eggs and blend until sticky.
Lay out on a layer of oats on a cutting board to prevent sticking and top with treat mixture. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to form as desired.
Bake approximately 20 minutes or until slightly golden. Let cool.
 

Optional Dog Treat Icing Recipe

 
Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon honey
3-5 drops of food coloring, if desired (or you can naturally color with beet juice)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Paint onto the treats and refrigerate to set!

2. A long romantic walk on the beach

Enjoy the water, the sand and a good walk. 

Image by Carla Perez

Image by Carla Perez

3. And everyones favorite, snuggle, cuddle, take a nap.

Image by Carla Perez

Image by Carla Perez

Because I Have A Sister...

Portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography


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 Will Always Have Our Hearts.

Portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

"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.  

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Glamorous 62nd Birthday.

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

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Sisters are the best friends you always wanted.

Portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

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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.

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The Love Experience.

We had the honor of photographing this amazing couple who is getting married.  They are celebrating their engagement and the bride to be is gifting him something sexy for the big day. The bride to be shared her experience with us.

This is what she had to say, "Carla is an amazing, passionate, fun, talented, heart-warming, personable, and professional photographer who tremendously exceeds her client’s expectations. She has a keen eye for detail and most importantly, can make any woman feel beautiful, comfortable, and sexy! I originally requested a photography session so I could gift my fiancé a couple of sexy and fun pictures before our wedding. Needless to say, my photography session with Carla also turned into an engagement photography session, and it was highly appreciated since our original engagement photography session with our own wedding photographer had been cancelled due to gloomy weather. Carla came to our rescue! It’s no wonder Carla was picked top 14 out of 82 photographers for Best Photographers serving Irvine for 2017. My fiancé and I were impressed with the end result: timeless, high quality pictures/portraits that reflected our personality and most importantly, they were delivered in a timely manner, just as Carla had promised. Did I mention we also had a genuinely, fun time and Carla went out of her way to create a couple of personable/intimate and also public approved videos/slideshows?!?! Wow, we definitely felt the VIP treatment from the beginning to end. We highly recommend Carla for any photography needs. You will be impressed with her talented photography, communication, personable, and professional skills. She takes tremendous pride in delivering only the best quality work, genuinely cares, listens to your needs and makes appropriate recommendations. I will definitely be her lifetime client. Thank you Carla for exceeding my expectations!"

Congratulations on you engagement and we wish you many happy, loving years to come. Cheers!

Need a Carefree Day?

Photography by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Photography by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

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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Baby Bump it.

Pictures by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Pictures by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Being a new mom and entrepreneur has it's challenges, but oh so rewarding. Jenn was so excited about her new baby and decided she wanted to have something memorable to pass down to her new daughter.  This is from our wonderful client Jen,

"Our experience with Carla and Besame Mucho Photography was absolutely amazing from consultation to choosing and receiving prints! 

I had a vision and she helped make that dream glamour maternity shoot come into fruition! My husband was even excited to take a few shots that turned out perfect and are displayed in our home to remember the beautiful pregnancy we experienced. I looked exactly how I imagined and never felt better! I loved how professional, thoughtful, personal, honest and all around great Carla was! I am happy to have these memories forever thanks to BesameMucho photography."

Thank YOU so much Jenn for your amazing, and kind words. It was such a pleasure meeting you, your husband and your little baby bump. It fills my heart knowing that we were able to  capture your vision and make your dream glamour maternity shoot come to life. We are so grateful that I was able to meet your beautiful family. 

Please check out Jenn's business, she has amazing beauty products to help you look and feel great  http://jconway1.myrandf.com

 

 

New Gift Ideas For Valentine's Day

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Oh Valentine's Day, how much I love thee.  I am in love with love and this month of love holds a special meaning for me, my husband asked me to be his girlfriend, awe. So I like to get creative on this month, not only for my husband but for my sisters, girlfriends and ME. 

This year, instead of chocolates and flowers, consider this: 

A little succulent garden. We’ll never get over how lush and long-lasting succulent plants can be. These little cuties charm anyone with their infinite shapes and varieties and colors, and they’ll last a long, long time. I can kill anything (plants), these puppies last. 

A day out. Yeah. Spend the whole day together. Is it binge-watching Celia on Netflix, Is it meandering aimlessly around town? Or is it a wine-tasting tour? Give it a try. After all, Valentine’s is a day to do what you love with whomever you love.

A better way to chocolate. If your Valentine really loves chocolate, why not give them a tour of a chocolate factory, or, better yet, take a workshop with them on how to make it? A quick search will turn up a number of options in your area. 

Okay, one for the bedroom.  How about trying something really new with your Valentine?  Sexy, portraits of you or with your love, Couple Boudoir photoshoot. We offer them here at Besame Mucho Photography.

What was your favorite Valentine’s Day gift ever? And what are you planning for this year?