Saturday, September 1, 2012

Summer Stuff


                                                             All photos by Ann Molen

In June I was asked to do a fashion show at the jlm Couture Shop on Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood. In this show, all the gowns were designed by Hayley Paige. Beautiful gowns, gorgeous models, fabulous food and drink...a lovely evening!

Also in June, I did the makeup on Heather Schorr for her and her fiance's engagement photos.

Adam George of shot the photos.

            Here are 2 of the 6 weddings I did this summer. The top two are of Jennifer and Blair at the Descanso Gardens in  La Canada Flintridge. Photo by Jen O'Sullivan.  The bottom is of Jessica and Scott
 at the Pasadena Masonic Temple shot by Chris Ellis.  
                              More to come!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Janice and Jason's Engagement Session and Lunch at Maravilla Gardens

Two weeks ago, I met Janice and Jason at Maravilla Gardens to shoot their engagement session and lunch. Janice won this session when she attended a Soolip Wedding show in March. It was a beautiful setting for this lovely couple and we went all out for them!  Sarah of Gather Events styled the shoot, Meg Hall of Food By Meg, LLC. made the delicious lunch and Jen O'Sullivan took the gorgeous photos!  They even brought their very cute and well behaved pooch, Fuji.

♥ Event Styling by Gather Events ♥ Food by Made by Meg, LLC ♥ Flowers by Belle of the Ball ♥ Rentals by A Rental ♥ Venue at Maravilla ♥ Hair and Makeup by Betsy ♥ Photography by Jen O'Sullivan

Friday, May 4, 2012

Irish Love

Right before St. Patrick's Day, photographers Susannah and Lukas Van Dyke asked me to do hair for their styled shoot titled, Irish Love. Josh and Meghan Lubeck are  the beautiful couple ( and yes, that is  really Meghan's own gorgeous red hair!).   Styled shoots are so much fun and we all get to work with the best of the best!
Twine hair piece: Tasteful Tatters
Hair: Betsy diFrancesca
Makeup: Beautiful Faces by Denise
Bouquet, boutonnieres, flower hair piece: Diane Roehr Floral Designs
Models: Josh & Meghan Lubeck

Candyland Rehearsal Dinner

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to be a part of a Styled Shoot titled, The Candyland Rehearsal Dinner, shot by Lukas and Susannah Van Dyke. Concept, Design & Styling, Paper Design, Candy & Dessert Bars, Cake: the super-talented Miriam with Miriam Corona Events    | Superb Floral Design & Location: Primary Petals |  Specialty Linens: Unforgettable Events  | Chiavari Chairs: Imagine That! |Tableware: The Vintage Table Co. | Marshmallow Pops: The Marshmallow Studio | Gingerbread Soap Bar Wedding Favors: Ellia C. Naturals |Vintage Furniture: Tasteful Tatters | Glam Hair:  Anna Quinn Designs | Gorgeous Make-up:  Betsy diFrancesca  | Fabulous Red Dress: Audrey K Boutique  | Jewelry: The Jewelry Factory | Super adorable models:  Josh & Michelle Wade (and Animal, too!)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Engaged Couples! April 25th is Your Day For A Deal!

Have your engagement photos shot at the Historic ( and gorgeous) Castle Green by 6 different photographers, have your hair and makeup done, get a swag bag full of treats given to you by some of L.A.'s top wedding vendors, all for $100 per couple! And, 100% of that fee goes to a wonderful charity, Hathaway-Sycamores,an organization dedicated to providing hope for children in vulnerable situations and guidance for families struggling through tough times. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Brides -To- Be: Engagement Photos !

Did you ever think that you could have your engagement photos shot by 6 different photographers, have your hair and makeup done (by moi), shot at the gorgeous "Castle Green" in Pasadena and, get a "swag" bag, all for $100 per couple? Plus, your entrance fee will be donated to our charity, Hathaway- Sycamores, an organization dedicated to providing hope for children in vulnerable situations and guidance for families struggling through tough times. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Soolip Wedding....a Success!

What a gorgeous day for the Soolip Wedding show on Sunday! Stephanie Navarro (pictured above with me) helped me out at my booth(above, center) and thank God she did! We never stopped from the minute the doors opened till the end of the show at 4. We had so much fun and I think we'll be doing some weddings this year and next year because of it. The photo above me and Stephanie, is of me working on a July bride-to-be, Maya Jazner ( photo by Jen O'Sullivan).

What's wonderful about the show are the amazingly talented ( and, incredibly nice) vendors we get to meet and, hopefully work with. Some of my favorites are, the Butterend Cakery( the absolute BEST tasting and artistically beautiful cakes), Made by Meg catering(where the foodies go when they're looking for a caterer), Wisteria Lane Flower Shop (an eco-friendly floral studio) who also did the beautiful and fragrant flowers for my booth, Copper WillowPaper Studio, an eco-correct home-grown letterpress studio, and Jen O'Sullivan, the best boutique wedding photographer.

Wanda Wen, who started A Soolip Wedding is to be congratulated along with Eric and Brooke, for putting together the most beautiful bridal event of the year at the heavenly Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. I felt honored to be a part of it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Soolip Wedding, March 4th, 2012, at the Bel Air Bay Club

I'm gettingso excited about participating
in "A Soolip Wedding" this year at the beautiful
Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. It is the most intimate and elegant bridal show and I am so honored to be one of the vendors and actually the only hair stylist and makeup artist in the show!
If you are newly engaged or still wondering about who is going to do your hair and makeup, my assistant and I will be doing mini trial runs and will answer any questions you have. There will also be a fashion show, food tastings, cake and champagne, luxury raffle and a gift bag!
For information and tickets, please visit us at