Artist | Photographer | Teacher
Available for art lessons and parties, portraits and commissions

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name pronounced: Khar - Leese *** '08 Graduate of the prestigious New York Institute of Photography (11+ 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 *** teacher of art and music *** 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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featured session

boudoir - please contact for private gallery access

PLEASE NOTE: Galleries are a collection of portraits I have done over my 11+ years. Some portrait work I only photograph on certain dates throughout the year. However, you are more than welcome to inquire about sessions, I may have date info before advertising.

MY work

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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 | $600
Maternity | $400
Fresh 48 | $375 (limited 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. 

*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!

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Headshot - Individual fitness - Graduating Senior | $600
GROUP Fitness or Headshot | $200 per participant (min 4 for group, additional travel fee if outside Orange County, NY)

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 | $425
-headshot session includes all the above plus **then enjoy updated headshot sessions for $250 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. Donations are welcome! Thank you!

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classes & MORE

classes & events



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Carlise is not only a photographer but an artist. She can be hired for art parties brought to you!
List of art are:
Painting (acrylic or watercolor)
Felting (teen/adult, only)
Polymer Clay
Suminigashi ink marbeling
Doll making
**Please inquire on other art/craft methods**
Parties range from $30-$60 per person and vary in length (bookbinding is the longest art process).
Supplies are included.

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for photographers

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




TYPE OF SESSION - Headshot|fitness|Wedding|intimate

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

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