12.14.2017

Hudson Valley NY Newborn Photographer | Hospital Newborn Portraits

In all my years as a Hudson Valley NY Newborn Photographer I have gradually seen a wonderful growth in hospital newborn portraits. These days portraits done in the hospital are absolutely gorgeous!

I remember when I was 11 years old my sister was brought home from the hospital. My mom was given a polaroid image of my baby sister placed in a paper frame. In those days, one of the nurses came around to all the maternity rooms and snapped 1 or 2 images of baby whether crying or not. Babies were bundled tight in their traditional blue and pink stripe hospital blankets, which back then they allowed you to take home as another momento, and head always covered in a thin striped hat that matched the blanket. It was actually a really nice gift. I wasn’t allowed to be at the hospital and visit my mom so having that 1 photo of my sis was a real treasure for me even if she looked like she was absolutely miserable from being out of the womb.

Hospital newborn portraiture nowadays are a far cry from a polaroid snapshot! The emphasis is capturing the emotions, experience and feelings of becoming new parents whether as first-time parents or not. Babies are wrapped in creative swaddles and lovingly photographed with parents and/or siblings. Creative use of lighting, shadows, angles and crops make for a work of art worthy of displaying in your home. Nothing compares to capturing newborns at 1-2 days old. Once they get home their personalities, body and facial expressions settle and they start to develop a routine that will shape his or her life. Hospital newborn portraiture sure has come a long way and I am excited to see where it develops from here!

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10.17.2017

Intimate Sessions | Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer

As a Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer, I have learned a few things along my journey. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that we are all beautiful! We are special, unique and WORTHY of being documented in pictures. A majority of women are self conscious and nit pick every flaw they have conceived about themselves. Raising my hand because I am so guilty of this, also!

Beauty ‘standards’ are posted all around us. On tv, movies, social media, in newspapers, everywhere like a constant reminder! Eyeliner needs to be applied a certain way and hair needs to be styled this way! Buy the latest sneakers so your feet can look trendy. Plump and flirty lip is a must! The list goes on and on.

In my search to find a way to celebrate you without all the mental noise, I came up with the Intimate Details Sessions. By taking away the facial component, the experience becomes an intimate one with your body. Intimate details sessions highlights the body in a fine art way using light and shadow. Monochrome photography is also used to hone into the work of art that is all you!

Intimate Details sessions are mini sessions and you can opt to be photographed either nude or with lingerie. Sessions are discounted and offered once every few times a year. And, will come with files and a custom gift book of your choice.

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Whether you choose to have the full makeover experience of a signature boudoir session or go for the fine art experience of the Intimate Details session; rest assured you will be well taken care of by my years of experience and knowledge in boudoir art! Take a look at some Intimate Details below:hudson valley boudoir photographer hudson valley boudoir photographer hudson valley boudoir photographer hudson valley boudoir photographer hudson valley boudoir photographer hudson valley boudoir photographer hudson valley boudoir photographer

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03.21.2017

Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer | Intention

As a Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer who will be celebrating her 10 years as a Hudson Valley Pro next year – ahhhh, where has the time gone – I am constantly finding new ways to photograph each and every session. Each type of session has a starting guide to what the session will be like. However, boudoir and glamour photography has a direct intention behind it that needs to grab the audience, aka the viewer. What do you want your viewer to see and feel from the image?

After getting to know my client, her outfit choices, her likes and dislikes we start the session. The way I like to work and always have is getting to know what the client can do naturally while posing. Some women have a natural instinct and can flow into more complicated poses without guidance. The majority of women cannot, at least not in the beginning of the session. There are several tips, tricks and tools I use to help the non-model achieve the best pose/look for THEIR body.

Once I get to know the client’s abilities and limitations I then look for the intention of each pose.

INTENTION is such an overlooked concept in boudoir posing. There are so many gorgeous poses out there but for every one of those there are quite a few that make no sense to the viewer. As a visionary artist I must keep aware of why I posed my client the way I did. Posing is 2 parts: To flatter a body type and to tell a story. That story is what sometimes gets lost in all that ‘making the body look good’ stuff.

Give yourself the 5W speech (who/what/where/why/how) when looking for your intention. If you cannot answer them then change the pose even if just slightly. The first 3 W’s tie into each other so make sure each answers each:

  1. WHO – who is this pose for? Her? Her partner? Or both…and why?
  2. WHAT – what is she doing in the pose? When answering the what and the answer does not make sense then make an adjustment in your pose. For example: She is sitting with her hands resting near her crotch, however the angle looks like she’s touching her crotch…if touching her crotch wasn’t intentional and it just looks awkward then adjust the pose so it makes sense to the viewer.
  3. WHERE – where is she? Not only place but thoughts, too! And, why…why is she there?
  4. WHY – why pretty much answers the first 3W’s! If your why does not make sense then make a posing adjustment. For example: Why is she standing up there? Answer – The height of the table (where) is to appear domineering (what) because I want her (who) to feel powerful in this image!
  5. HOW – how would you set up the intention? Many times my how is asked twice, first in the beginning and then at the end of the pose. The how, to me, is a check and double check of the intention.

Boudoir photography as an art should always be to highlight your subject’s natural beauty. Boudoir photography as a service should always ensure a wonderful, comfortable and fun experience. As a boudoir photographer you should hone the skills necessary to pose properly, know your technical camera, read light and know how to create with it and know your intent! Why are you creating with that pose, that scene and what is the story behind each image you shoot!

Below is a fun session I did with Monique (Makeup by Monique) for inspiration. Our beautiful model, Meghan, wanted to gift herself a well deserved session to celebrate a new chapter in her life! She was amazing and I loved every moment photographing her!

If you are a photographer and want to better your boudoir posing and intent, contact me for upcoming boudoir classes.

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12.04.2016

Hudson Valley Fine Art | Goddess

As a Hudson Valley Fine Art Photographer and artist, the spiritual and regal world fascinates me. I’ve always been enchanted with Gods and Goddesses. When I was young I only knew about the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. After living on my own for a few years a whole new world opened up to me and I was introduced to the many different idols that are worshiped and believed in in all parts of the world. For this inspiration I combed the many influential goddesses throughout the world and found a few I thought would make great fine art pieces. Between my spare time I wrote out my ideas, read about the different feminine gods and gathered inspiration to work towards a fun project.

And, as I looked at my notes I knew the next step was to find a model, a model who was willing to trust my vision. My vision was a skeletal thought process that I tried to write/draw out but the true vision couldn’t be realized until I was behind the camera and the computer. Kristina was an amazing model for this project! She trusted me even when I put her in crazy get-ups and at times it seemed as if her photographer was completely bonkers BUT she graciously accepted that what we were doing was not the final outcome! I am so blessed I had her by my side, she truly embodied every goddess beautifully!

When artists do personal projects it is because they want to push themselves creatively. Many times we go outside our comfort zones to produce something we can, hopefully, smile about! This project pushed me to places as both a photographer and editor. Working on these made me grow as a visionary, and I was able to go to a fantasy world and meditate there for a few moments. I am truly grateful for this opportunity!

Without further commentary, here is my vision! I hope you enjoy! www.photographybycarlise.com

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Innana – Sumerian Goddess of love, fertility and war

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Kali – Hindu Goddess of time, change and destruction

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Venus – Roman goddess of love

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Isis – Egyptian Goddess of magic and fertility

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Morrigan – Irish Supreme Goddess of war

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Kwan Yin – Korean Goddess of compassion

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08.06.2016

Hudson Valley Boudoir | Sexy by YOU

I have been a Hudson Valley Boudoir Photographer for going on 5 years now! My transition from maternity boudoir to non-maternity boudoir was a smooth and welcoming one! I have defined my style as classy, not trashy while always trying something new regarding photography with every one of my sessions.

Hudson Valley groom’s gifts tops as the #1 reason for hiring a boudoir photographer. Anniversary and birthday gifts comes in a close second. However, what I have seen within the last 2 years is the growth in popularity of personal boudoir sessions. Whether it is a milestone birthday or a weight loss/health celebration, or just because…it certainly is a beautiful tribute for you and only you (or whomever you choose to share you with).

This session was one of those ‘just because’ celebrations! No birthdays, no milestones, no special someone – just her! She was celebrating her, nothing more! To say she conquered her session is an understatement. This girl is amazing in every way! She brought her sass, her smiles and her inner sexy to bring out her strong goddess! I enjoyed getting to know her and am so excited for her to enjoy these!

Every woman should celebrate themselves! We are strong, powerful and oh so sexy when we allow ourselves to be! Enjoy! Makeup by Eve at Litemakeup

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