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

My name is pronounced: Khar - Leese *** '08 Graduate of the prestigious New York Institute of Photography and ran a successful photography business for over 13 years, *** born year of the ox, 'nuff said *** cat lady (4 cats) *** hubby is a geek/gamer *** daughter is my everything *** live with Hashimoto's disease, Endometriosis and PCOS *** love the beach but prefer to swim in a pool *** classically trained soprano and fine art artist *** teacher of art and music *** Biggest wish is for everyone to learn to get along!

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, arts & crafts teacher at a local private school!

about me, CARLISE

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

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HELLO & WELCOME: For over 13+ years I have enjoyed an amazing photographic career. The span of my career has led me to some of the most amazing clientele, experiences and photographic artworks that I have been proud to produce. However, as life so happened I was recently led to a fine art career. This change has me enjoying drawing, painting, crafting and teaching! I hope you enjoy and connect with me!

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Archived photography: '07-'19

Newborn Gallery &  Website
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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!

Photographic Artwork

For over 12 years I delighted at how creative photography and editing can be. I have been so blessed to have been given opportunities to make some of my visions come to life. And I am forever grateful for the versatility that photography gives. 

Applied Fine Art and Craft work

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!

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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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classes & MORE

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Carlise is not only a photographer but an artist. She can be hired for art/craft mentoring and parties brought to you! Parties include all supplies, instruction and travel to you!

**Please inquire on other art/craft methods**
Most parties can be made into one on one teaching/mentoring. Hourly fee is $45 per hour (except bookbinding/dollmaking). Party pricing is per person and vary in length (bookbinding is the longest art process). Supplies are included.

Paint & sip   -   $40 pr person (4 person min, acrylic or watercolor)
Stab & sip   -   needle felting party $40 pr person (4 person min, teen/adult, only)
Roll & sip   -   Paper Quilling party $40 pr person (4 person min)
Sculpt & sip   -   polymer clay party $40 per person (4 person min)
Classical Portrait Drawing   -   $45 per hour (individual) or $40 pr person (4 person group limit)
Bookbinding   -   2 day workshop $150 indiv./$75 party pr person (2 person min)  
Doll making   -   2 day workshop $150 indiv./$75 party pr person (2 person min)

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for photographers

NEWborn one-on-one | $500

Boudoir or fitness One-on-one | $300

Photography 101 | $150


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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



(NOTE: No longer taking

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!