name pronounced: Khar - Leese *** '08 Graduate of the prestigious New York Institute of Photography (10+ yrs in industry, I'm considered a veteran in my field since so many do not last this long) *** born year of the ox, 'nuff said *** cat lady (4 cats and 1 dog) *** hubby is a geek/gamer *** daughter is my everything *** live with Hashimoto's disease *** love the beach but prefer to swim in a pool *** classically trained soprano *** i wish everyone would just get along!

Work featured on: Oxygen Magazine, Denim & Grace, A Military Story, Done Brilliantly, Dulcelina Magazine, My Hotel Wedding & many more! 

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WOW! First I just wanted to share with you my feelings on the experience I had with you last Thursday! You are the most genuine, caring, calming soul I could have ever imagined doing this photo shoot with! I told you that day as a artist myself it gave me such joy and comfort to see the excitement that came over you as you were capturing your works of art! I can not thank you enough for the experience I had along with all the kind words you have shared with me! You are truly amazing! Thank you for making me see the true goddess that I will embrace from this point forward!!! 


You are a phenomenal photographer! You had me in tears this morning. What absolutely beautiful pictures. You are very gifted. :) Thanks for doing such a nice job. 


Carlise!! I LOVE them! I'm so excited to show my fiance - I've looked at them twice already - I cant believe it - I'm actually impressed with myself and I think this is becoming more of a gift for myself than him! Haha! You are the best! 


I am unbelievably blown away at the experience I had with you today! You made me feel super comfortable and I appreciate u so much for that!! 


I'm crying!!! They are so beautiful!!! I had no idea how pretty I looked pregnant - I'm so glad I did these huge confidence booster!


NEWBORN AND MATERNITY sessions are highly Limited and exclusive

Newborns & Maternity

Newborns & Maternity

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Newborn | $425 (studio or lifestyle)
Maternity | $375 (indoor, outdoor or mix)
Fresh 48 | $250 (30 min local hospital session) 

Sessions include time of photographer both during session and after session while editing files. Newborn sessions are booked on baby's due date, actual session date is set within the first 14 days of newborn arrival. Older newborns up to 1 month old are gladly accepted. 

All sessions are held in the Middletown, NY studio. Travel fee starts at $100+ (not to exceed tri-state area).

Sessions include watermarked webfiles for social media sharing. Sessions DO NOT include digital files, prints or products.

Average investment is $650-$1100

*Studio does not offer FAMILY sessions without newborn, please inquire for a list of top family photographers in the Hudson Valley area.

Over 10 yrs newborn portrait experience!



Boudoir sESSIONS

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Signature Boudoir Sessions are offered a few times during the year. Please follow my facebook or instagram page for updates when these sessions are being offered.

Sessions are complete makeover experience! Covered in your package is professional makeup, a signature stylized 1 hour session, edited file downloads and an array of books/albums to choose from. Pricing is $300 (mini accordion book) | $350 (5x5 press book) | $425 (5x5 leather album)

Boudoir Parties are a great way to celebrate friendship, bachelorette, birthday, milestone, basically anything you want to celebrate and have fun with your friends at the same time. Parties are hosted at the location of your choice. Parties are mini session themed and will come with edited file downloads and a mini accordion gift book. Pricing is $250 per person

Over 10 yrs experience and my most popular sessions are boudoir! 

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Headshot - Individual fitness - Graduating Senior | $425
GROUP Fitness or Headshot | $200 per participant

Sessions include travel to your location of choice within Orange County, NY, time of photographer both during session and after session while editing files, and fully edited files to download. 

CHILD/TEEN Pro Headshot Program | $350
-headshot session includes all the above plus **then enjoy updated headshot sessions for $175 for the next 2 years

Pricing for all senior, headshot, fitness and promotional photos. Makeup services are not included in price, if you'd like makeup please ask me for a list of makeup artists to refer.

*NOTE*: CELEBRATE sessions are still being offered. Please contact me with your nomination of friend/family member you would like to receive a complimentary CELEBRATE session. Thank you!

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classes & events

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yoga - sign up today!

WEDDINGS/vow renewal/engagement

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For many years I considered myself a full-time wedding photographer. These days I am a part-time wedding photographer due to the busy demands of a full-time studio! Please click here for wedding information - let my years of experience work for you!

Sunday Restorative Yoga in the studio starting July 23rd, 2017 at 7pm. Will continue throughout summer '17 - contact to reserve your spot

For current and past clients, only: For every client you refer to me (and they pay for a session), you will accrue $50 towards any print or product. Past and previous clients will now get files with their next session booked. Start earning rewards toward art for your home, today!

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weddings & events

Weddings, engagements & couples photography

Wedding Collections

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Platinum $4800
8 hours with 2 main photographers
12x12 Leather Album
Files to reprint
Engagement session (local, only)

Gold $4500
7 hours with 2 main photographers
10x10 Leather Album
Files to reprint
Engagement session (local, only)

SIlver $4000
6 hours with 2 main photographers
8x8 Leather Album
Files to reprint

Bronze $2800
4 hours with 1 main photographer
8x8 Leather Album
Files to reprint

Engagements & Couples &
Per Hour Coverage $500
1 hour session
Files to reprint
w/8x8 signature guest album for e-sessions $1000

Last Minute Wedding?
Do you still need a
photographer? If you book within 30 days of your wedding date you save:

8 hr - $4200
7 hr - $4000
6 hr - $3500
4 hr - $2300

subject to date availability

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NEWborn one-on-one | $500

Boudoir or fitness One-on-one | $300

Photography 101 | $75


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Spend a half day learning newborn photography with live models and a one-on-one mentorship with Carlise

Let my years of experience as both a successful business woman, photographer and teacher guide you in your photography goals! All One-on-One mentoring is a hands on intensive. Attendees should live 50 miles outside of the 10940 zip code and should know how to expose in camera manually (photography 101 and beyond classes will cover manual exposure).

This is for adults, only! A bare knuckles, basic intro into the technicalities of being a photographer. Advanced instruction given after basic 101 for an additional $50 per class. Classes usually last 90 minutes. Local attendees are allowed!

This is a 3 hour intensive with model and a one-on-one mentorship with Carlise




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ALL sessions require a non-refundable booking deposit of $50. Remaining balance due at your session. This is to secure your date and time. Thank you!

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