Artist | Teacher | Photographer
ONLY Available for art lessons, art/craft parties, portrait lessons and commissions

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My name is pronounced: Khar - Leese *** '08 Graduate of the prestigious New York Institute of Photography and ran a successful photography business for over 12 years, *** 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!

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

I am in love with the arts and I love to keep busy! I have recently switched over to providing art services and work as a music and arts & crafts teacher!

about me, CARLISE

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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.


Those sweet little sighs, even curious at such a young age - Newborns are more than special, newborns launched my career as a professional photographer, they will always be one of my favorite sessions to photograph!


Reward all of your hard work! Making a commitment to your health and to the rest of your life! Pat yourself on the back and enjoy your journey!

headshot & Glamour

This is your calling card! Make it the best first impression you've ever had! Let yourself shine and show them what they are missing! Let my years and experience in theater and music help you get a gorgeous headshot!

wedding, engagement & couples

Limited weddings - small and vow renewals get first priority! $200 per hour, files included, not to exceed 4 hours! Let my 10+ years experience capture your special moments! My specialties in posing and helping clients feel relaxed will produce a gorgeous portrait for your new home, together!

Artwork & Misc.

As an artist you need to always explore new ways of doing what you were trained to do. Often times it leads you to your masterpieces, and sometimes it leads you to your mistakes! As long as you are always exploring as an artist then there really are never any mistakes!

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!




Classes & MORE


ART Classes & more

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Currently only available for lessons in art and photography. Also, available for paint/craft/art and sip parties (I travel to you) on Classes and more for more information.

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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)
Paper Quilling
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 art or craft party - paint&sip | Felting | Quilling | Bookbinding | Other

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ALL art and craft parties require a non-refundable deposit. Remaining balance due at your session. This is to secure your date and time. Thank you!

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We'll be in touch usually within 48 hrs!