Monday, November 29, 2010

Betsy Shows Brides the Perfect Way To Get An Idea of How They'll Look on their Wedding Day

Los Angeles- Nov. 8, 2010- Betsy diFrancesca, a hairstylist and makeup artist in Los Angeles, provides brides-to-be a way of showing them how they’ll look on their wedding day. During the trial run , she takes pictures after each look and prints them right there. “I find that this gives the bride an idea of how their look will “read” for the camera. Many of my clients come to me because I offer a natural look, however, they don’t realize how much makeup is required to look good for the camera. By taking a “before” picture, I’m able to show them what the camera picks up when they don’t have any makeup on, specifically red tones and under eye shadows. In the “after” shot she can see how easily I can correct this with subtle changes. This also gives her an idea of how different hair styles work in emphasizing or de-emphasizing the shape of her face and what works best with the headpiece and the neckline of her dress.”

The trial run takes anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. and takes place in Betsy’s home in the San Fernando Valley. ”I have plenty of room and good, natural light. I find that holding the trial run here shows my client the setting that I like to create for her- a calm and serene atmosphere that I feel is so important

on her wedding day. The day of the wedding, I’ll bring that atmosphere to her.”

For examples of Betsy’s work, you can visit her website at,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Terry Burns and Ron Kristy

While we were in Ithaca, N.Y. in September, we also photographed Patrick's youngest sister, Terry and her husband, Ron for some new publicity shots. They moved to Ithaca from Nashville about 3 years ago with their son, Noah and have been singing in and around Ithaca since relocating. You can see and hear them on YouTube by typing in Terry Burns and Ron Kristy and they''ll have a CD available in the spring. And, you can hear them separately on their websites, and

The Burns Sisters

Annie, Jeannie and Marie Burns

In September, My husband , Patrick and I, went back east to visit my parents in Nyack, NY and then headed up to Ithaca, NY to visit his sisters and brothers. Three of his sisters (he's got 5 of them and 6 brothers) have a band appropriately titled, The Burns Sisters Band, and we photographed them for some new publicity shots (Patrick shot them and I did makeup). They're on tour with Arlo Guthrie right now and will be appearing at Carnegie Hall with him at the end of this month. They are truly amazing singers ( and the best sisters-in-law ever!) and, if you'd like to sample some of their music, you can visit their website at,