empowerment

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.

How To Take a Selfie.

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Out Shine Your Competition.

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 💋💋💋💋💋💋.

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Women's Day Everyday

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! 

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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

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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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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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?

The Rose

Have you ever loved a rose, & watched her slowly bloom; & as her petals would unfold, you grew drunk on her perfume...-Lang Leav

This photoshoot was a great way for my client to stop & smell the roses. Her life, as many other women, are filled with full time jobs, children, husbands, house work, cooking, being a chauffeur and so on and so on. On this day she was able to enjoy being pampered to, getting her hair & makeup done, getting her wardrobe styled & best of all we captured her beauty on this wall of flowers. We had a wonderful day changing wardrobe, looks, backgrounds, I guided her through every pose & expression so she can look her absolute best in every portrait.   

Sometimes we have to stop & let others care for us. We need to let our hair down and have fun. Why not do it with beautiful portraits of yourself looking fabulous. A great way to escape the everyday routine of life with a little bit of glam and excitement. Time to stop & smell the roses, time to Celebrate you. 

You can always contact us for a free consultation at 949-478-4374 or inquiry.bmp@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Best Time To Book Senior Portraits.

Images by Carla Perez from Besame Mucho Photography

Images by Carla Perez from Besame Mucho Photography

Your senior year will be full of momentous occasions, including your senior pictures. From touring university campuses to enjoying your final football games and dances as a high school student, your weekends and afternoons after school are sure to be packed. As you start planning your schedule, remember to leave plenty of time for everything related to your portraits.

The summer after your junior year is when senior picture season officially starts. Although it may seem too early, it really isn’t; this is the best time to start looking online for a local photographer. Plan to spend a couple of weeks going through your options and talking with a few different photographers about what you want to see in your pictures. They’ll also have questions for you, and may give you a questionnaire to determine whether or not you’re a good fit for each other.

Once you’ve secured a photographer, the two of you will start discussing the art direction you’d like for your senior portraits. This means deciding on an aesthetic, booking a venue, and of course, going shopping for your outfits. It’s a good idea to have your outfits – including shoes – selected at least two weeks before your photo shoot. This way, you’ll have time to wear your new clothes and shoes to make sure they fit comfortably. With Besame Mucho Photography, we have the options of going to your closet to see if there is anything we like, we can go out and shop together or the most popular one, give us your sizes and we will do the shopping for you (at NO extra cost).

Speak with your photographer about any makeup artists or hairstylists on their team. If you like their work and they have an open schedule, booking your trials with them will be a lot easier and less frustrating than getting these appointments done elsewhere. However, if that’s your only option, make sure to schedule your appointment so that there’s about an hour between it and your photo shoot. This time will act as a buffer between appointments in case you run into traffic or you have a hair emergency.  With Besame Mucho Photography we have a professional team of Hair and Makeup Artist who are eager to make you feel gorgeous. 

If you can, book your photo shoot in the months between the start of the fall semester and the holiday season. Once you return from winter vacation and begin your final spring semester of college, finding the time to go shopping for your senior pictures, book a venue, actually take your photos, and schedule any potential re-shoots will be difficult. Plus, you’ll want to have your graduation announcements ready and printed by spring. And if your photographer doesn’t partner with a graphic designer and print shop, you’ll need another few days to select a printer.

Also, be aware of any yearbook deadlines. Don’t wait to ask about when you should submit your senior photos. Be proactive and do this as soon as possible. Remember there’s always a chance that your yearbook committee will need to review your class’s senior portraits and possibly ask for resubmissions if outfits or other criteria don’t match your school’s standards.

Here at Besame Mucho Photography we want to make you experience unforgettable and want you to look and feel beautiful. We have plenty of options to make this experience easy, one stop shop and know that you will have gorgeous portraits that will last a life time. 

Besame Mucho Photography

Contact us at:

949-478-4374

inquiry.bmp@gmail.com

https://www.besamemuchophotography.com/

 

 

How I Felt About My Own Before & After

"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.

Life Is About Moments, It's Not Determined By A Size Or A Number.

Pictures by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Pictures by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

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. 

 

Reaching for the Stars!

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! 

 

Time to Re-Brand/Update for your Business?

Picture on the Right (pink dress) by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography

Picture on the Right (pink dress) by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography

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 inquiry.bmp@gmail.com Contact Carla.

Laugh a little...

Images by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Images by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

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.