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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

All Sessions Include...

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The "Model for a Day" Photoshoot Experience

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Face-to-Face Consultation: Meet Carla in the Studio to design the perfect shoot for you.

Pre-Shoot Try-On Session: Carla will make time at the studio to help finalize your photoshoot wardrobe.

Hair & Makeup Beautiful: Makeup & hairstyling

Fully Guided Photoshoot: Carla will direct & guide your poses & expressions - so you look natural, beautiful, & connected.

Several Wardrobe & Styling: Changes Capturing up to three to four different sides of yourself

Grand Reveal: Meet your most beautiful self in portraits presented in a wall gallery

 

Contact Carla for more info Besame Mucho Photography

949-478-4374

How To Take a Selfie.

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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

 

 

What Will Your Children Find?

Dear Mom,

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. 

 

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 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

Love The Transformation.

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?

Contact Carla

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 

 

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! 

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.  

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

BesameMuchoPhotography.com

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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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

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.

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. 

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?