i love creating & capturing art, portraits are my absolute favorite.

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 that long) *** born year of the ox, 'nuff said *** cat lady (4 cats and 1 dog) *** hubby is a geek *** daughter is my everything *** live with Hashimoto's disease *** love the beach but prefer to swim in a pool *** i wish everyone would just get along, i do not enjoy angry behaviour

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

about me, CARLISE

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as much as I didn't want to believe it, i was never going to be an opera singer.

at age 15, life started me on a musical path as a classical singer and theatre major. in '03 my daughter was born, i found a new passion in my daughter and singing was put to the side. my parents gave me a camera to capture my growing daughter's moments. i never thought photography would be my path choice but universe had different plans for me - thank you, universe!


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Boudoir prep & Wardrobe GUIDE

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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: I believe newborn sessions need to be PRINTED, therefore, I only offer newborn
collections at this time
ALL collections include signature session, files, book, canvas and prints 

20x30 Canvas, 10x10 Album, 3 mini accordion books, 20 shareable prints, files & session
   ELEGANCE $1150
16x24 Canvas, 8x8 Album, 3 mini accordion books, 10 shareable prints, files & session
12x18 Canvas, 5x5 press book, 3 mini accordion books, 5 shareable prints, files & session

- includes signature session and your choice of either 
a $200 shopping credit
reprintable social media files of all images in the gallery (reprintable up to 4x6)    

*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!





$800 -

$675 -

$550 -

value $1100

value $900

value $775

SIMPLICITY (5x5 press book)



ELEGANCE (4x6 gift album) 

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Boudoir Sessions are a complete makeover experience! Covered in your package is professional makeup, a signature stylized session, digital file downloads and an array of books/albums to choose from. ALL collections come with a book, higher priced sessions come with an album. Books and albums are customized by YOU! 

Payment plans are available and are tailored by your needs. Plans are a very popular option to help manage and save for your session! Contact today to discuss boudoir parties, perfect for bachelorette, birthday and girls night out!

*NEW*: Custom styled glamour sessions are offered in lieu of a boudoir session. Glamour sessions come with a one-of-a-kind styled session complete with makeup, wardrobe styling and everything offered in the boudoir collections.

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

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 includes signature session and your choice of either 
a $200 shopping credit 
reprintable social media files of all images in the gallery (reprintable up to 4x6)
**Ask about the GROUP FITNESS package (groups must be 4 or more, groups with more than 8 may need 2 days set for the shoot) 

CHILD/TEEN Pro Headshot Program - $275
initial headshot session includes social media files and 2 hi res files for 8x10 printing ($50 each additional hi res file) then enjoy updated headshot sessions for $150 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 refer to the boudoir/glamour collections. Senior packages available.

*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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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 $600
1 hour session
Files to reprint
w/8x8 signature guest album $1000

Per Hour Coverage $500
comes with Files to reprint

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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! If you have a kid/teen who would like to learn please refer to

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

Need a boudoir or studio space for your next session? Contact me for availability!




TYPE OF SESSION - Boudoir|Headshot|fitness|newborn|Wedding

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