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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.

"I am so very glad I invested in myself and my business ..."

**Client Review*** Genoveva Meza Talbott, Esq. from the Law Unbundled says,

Portraits by Carla Perez from Besame Mucho Photography Inc.

Portraits by Carla Perez from Besame Mucho Photography Inc.

"I am so very glad I invested in myself and my business by booking a portrait session with Carla Perez. She is not only extremely talented, but she is just a sweetheart and a pleasure to work with. She consulted with me on clothing and jewelry choices and really understood my brand and aesthetic. I felt confident from day one that the portraits would be just what I wanted and needed. The finished product was more than I could have hoped for. Highly recommend booking a session with Besame Mucho Photography. You will thank yourself!"

Thank you so much for trusting in us to photograph your headshots for your amazing company. We are so delighted to see you shine in your new headshots & that we were able to exceed your expectations. We want to wish you a successful journey in your new chapter as a new entrepreneur. Congratulations! Besos from all of us at Besame Mucho Photography xoxox.

www.besamemuchophotography.com   949-478-4374   inquiry.bmp@gmail.com

My Birthday Glam Celebration

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  inquiry.bmp@gmail.com

 

A Grieving Daughter's Way Of Celebrating Life.

Photography by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography

Photography by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography

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

 

 

We Are In La Prensa de Los Angeles.

 

Besame Mucho Photography has a little picture shout out from LaPrensa de LosAngeles, CEO Mario Oporto, who attended the National Latina Business Women Association - Los Angeles (NLBWA-LA) Gala, He shares with our Local Latino Community the importance to acknowledge the new empowered Latina Leaders in our community & the difference NLBWA is making. GRACIAS!
Gracias NLBWA for this amazing experience, I will never forget & I will always cherish all of you for lifting us up while you guys climb the ladder. Love you!!

Latina in Business Award

I am truly grateful for the National Latina Business Women Associaiton for awarding me and Besame Mucho Photography as Member of The Year 2018.

Four years ago I created Besame Mucho Photography along side my handsome husband. My vision has been to empower women of all ages, all walks of life & sizes by photographing them and showing them how beautiful they are. I want to represent & showcase my perspective of what beauty is and it's not one size fits all, It is US! It is You. We are Real women who also deserve to feel, look and be empowered by our beauty.

A little over a year ago I decided to join the NLBWA. And what a wonderful year it has been, it is largely thanks to these beautiful Latinas here at the NLBWA that my business is growing and it’s growing strong.

Since joining, I have made an abundance of connections. I have attended lovely events, attended valuable workshops and seminars that helped me learn how to run a business, but most importantly I have made phenomenal friends. Amigas who support each other, encourage each other & who build each other up.

Thank YOU NLBWA for being such a big part of Women entrepreneurs, success, helping us grow, build our connections and most importantly, meeting magnificent friends. Your love and support will always be appreciated!

Cheers to all of you, who are thinking of or who are just starting a new venture and the ones who have been entrepreneurs, NOW is your time to shine. NLBWA is the place to be. Gracias!

Women of Influence 2018

Photography by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography

Photography by Carla Perez at Besame Mucho Photography

 

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

Headshots & Beauty Portraits, All In One Day.

Let's get you started with amazing headshots and then...

Ready to play dress up?  We can do a second look, glam you up so we can do some gorgeous beauty portraits with sexy gowns, smokey eyes, red lips and lots of glamour. 

Want more info?

949-478-4374

BesameMuchoPhotography.com

Need Head Shots?

Need Head Shots? 

We got you covered. We have an outstanding Glam team to make you over, do your hair. We will help you with your wardrobe, we will style it and put all together. 

When you are being photographed, Carla the photographer, will pose you through every pose, expression, where to place your hands, feet and everything else.

You will look and feel your absolute best.

For more info contact us at

Carla Perez

949-478-4374

BesameMuchoPhotography.com

 

Head Shots & Branding

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

www.besamemuchophotography.com 

 

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. 

BesameMuchoPhotography.com

Taking on the week like a boss.

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!

 

Photography by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography 2017

Photography by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography 2017

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?

How To Keep Your Potential Clients Engaged.

When potential customers see your image they make a quick decision on whether they like you, trust you, if they keep clicking away on your website or just simply click away.  

As an entrepreneur we want our potential clients to stay on our website, on our social media page, to learn more of how we can help them with our products or services. 

When your first impression is professional, confident, empowered, trustworthy your chances of them purchasing from you increases.  Your images have to portray that feeling to them.  If you have a selfie on a beach in your shorts & they can barley see you in the picture, your potential clients are no longer interested in your business. Or when you have a selfie with someone else, with bad lighting and it's blurry and there is so much happening, they don't really trust whatever it is that they are looking at. 

Keep in mind your face, your image, YOU,  are representing your company, your business. Look as if you can do what ever it takes to make your client happy.  First impressions count, especially in this day in age where we are just one click away from buying or going on to the next.  Be the one who looks apart, looks professional and trustworthy. 

To book headshots you can contact Carla Perez at:

BesameMuchoPhotography.com

949.478.4374

inquiry.bmp@gmail.com 

What is Femininity?

Self portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

Self portraits by Carla Perez Besame Mucho Photography

"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.