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
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!!
Are you ready to stand out from your competition? Need to rebrand your business? New updated headshots is a great way to stand out from the rest.
Included in your photography session you will receive complimentary hair & makeup (makeover with 2 looks, professional & glamour), wardrobe consultation, stylist & personal shopper.
In you photography session, Carla the photographer, will pose you, guide you throughout the session in an easy & relaxed environment.
Contact us at: 949-478-4374 www.besamemuchophotography.com
One day your children will look for a photograph of you.
What will they find?
The importance of existing in photographs for your loved ones is priceless. To have & cherish something of you, to remember you, to feel the feelings of love & all the beautiful memories you have created in their lives, is just priceless.
Take that beautiful portrait that radiates the love you have for your family, it is well worth it.
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
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?
We proud to say we can make you SMILE from ear to ear when you see your transformation. Just like our clients.
I understand you might be wary of how you will photograph, maybe you think you are not photogenic, you look odd in pictures and so on. But I am here to tell you, that is MY job to make you photogenic, to guide you through every pose, expression and to have a really good time through out this amazing experience. I want to take the best portrait/head shot you have ever seen of yourself.
We have our glam team ready to make you look stunning, I will guide you with your wardrobe, styling and I will pose you throughout your photoshoot.
Are YOU ready for your transformation?
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!
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
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
4 strips crispy bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
2 large eggs
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
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)
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.
3. And everyones favorite, snuggle, cuddle, take a nap.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations, you said Yes, & about to say "I Do." This is such an exciting moment in you life where you are planning not only your dream wedding, but an amazing journey with your Fiancé.
Are you thinking of a gift for your groom to be? This gorgeous photoshoot with your wedding gown & or you in sexy bridal lingerie, will be a shocking surprise for your groom. It will make his jaw drop to see his bride looking & feeling gorgeous.
This is such a beautiful memory you can always look back on for many many years of when you started your life with each other.
Also if this is something you really want, you can always register for gift cards for your photoshoot with your engagement party, bachelorette, bridal party, or wedding.
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.
I am a photographer, and I mostly photograph women. I have not encountered one woman who loves the way she looks. There is always something they have to say about their appearance, and it's not always in a positive way. I meet women from every age, race, size, and they all have negative body images.
I want to change that, I will start with my self. I am teaching my self that every curve, scar, stretch mark, mole, frizzy hair, that I am beautiful and I am loved. I should not seek to magazines, society to help me see my own true beauty. I will NOT compare my body to any other. This body has helped me survive, tough out, walk/run on my journey. And I LOVE that my body has helped me get through all of the physically, mentally challenging journey that I a have. I am going to celebrate it by loving me through and through.
I shall not compare woman, I WILL capture their true beauty and I will change her mind on how BEAUTIFUL she really is.
I love what I do, Capturing your true beauty, so you can Conquer the World.