Here are letters of appreciation from several of the professionals and brides I've worked with.

To whom it may concern,
It has gives me great pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Wendy Jill York, who was my make up artist this summer on the independent film, Side by Each, shot in and around Bristol, R.I.. Wendy's work was excellent, she was highly professional and attentive even under sometimes primitive and tense conditions. She's a real trouper, professional always, a perfectionist in the best sense and good natured even under stress.

A burden is always lifted when an actor knows and trusts she's in good hands in this very personal area. I could relax and do my work, knowing she was at the helm.

Most Sincerely,
Blythe Danner

To Whom it may concern,
This letter is on behalf of the wonderful make up artist, Wendy York. Wendy was the Key make-up artist on our feature film we shot this summer called Side By Each. She had a series of around 18 actors, and countless extras (65?). Wendy is a real pro, an adult, with real patience, let alone talent. Blythe Danner was a lead and was very pleased with the lovely Wendy who tended her every need. She is a very hard worker and runs the extra mile while always remaining very pleasant and polite – a truly lovely person and a real treasure on any set.
I highly recommend Wendy.
Best regards,

Susan Michie,
A Second Wind, LLC

" Wendy was a tremendous asset to our music video production at Second Wind FIlms. With short notice and limited budget, she helped pull together a unique and artistic style, contributing significantly to a successful production design. Wendy is a professional and we look forward to working with her in the near future on upcoming film and HD projects."

David Bellino director
"When we were young" by Life of Riley

Dear Wendy,
A week ago today you helped a magical celebration happen. We must admit that we were all novices when it came to the importance of having someone like you to do the hair and makeup for the bridal party. As each of the bridesmaids emerged with their lovely hairdos and beautiful makeup, we began to see not only the value, but the absolute necessity of having a professional like you helping us get ready for Kate's big day.

And the bride--Kate's makeup and hair was lovely. Very natural, as she is, your applications heightened Kate's natural beauty just right to bring out her best features. She looked absolutely perfect.

We look forward to getting the pictures and will try to forward one or two that show your wonderful work. Thank you so much and we will be delighted to recommend you--you are terrific. Not only did you do the job well, but with grace and patience.

All the best, Joanne and Terence

Joanne and Terence Cooney
Owego, NY

Dear Wendy
Thank you again for working your magic on my wedding day! The pictures came off fabulously because of you. My hair didn't move until the next morning! Still looked great too! Thank you for being a part. Your professionalism was truly appreciated.
All the best.

Nina Cerbo
Wedding Newport

My Experience with Wendy York:

Finding the right person to work with on your wedding day is no easy feat! My experience working with Wendy was a wonderful one. She spent several hours with me during my hair and make up trial getting to know my personality, skin tone and the texture of my hair. She created a wonderful look that I am excited to see come to fruition on my wedding day!! I am absolutely confident that she will make me and my bridesmaids look our very best on the big day to come!

Deanna Conte
Wellesley, MA
Wedding Newport

Wendy York has bridal makeup and hair down to an art! I felt 100% confident in her work and am certain that my makeup/hair will look perfect on my wedding day. I had gone to several trial runs with different people, but once I met Wendy, I knew that she was the best! The difference is her attention to detail and ability to transform me! I really felt beautiful! At the trial, she worked with me for hours and found the "perfect look" for me. She is truly talented!

Margaux Condon
Groton, CT
Wedding Ocean Cliff, Newport

The single best thing I did for myself on my wedding day was work with Wendy York. From the very start, Wendy was supportive and accommodating and worked closely with me to learn my style and taste. I do not usually even wear makeup, but I felt completely comfortable in Wendy's hands, and the results were outstanding - my hair and makeup were magnificent, and I have never felt more beautiful. My wedding guests could not stop raving about the fantastic job Wendy had done.
Thanks Wendy!

Betsy Bennett
San Francisco, CA
Wedding Little Compton, RI

"Wendy is a total pleasure to work with. She not only has the creative eye for styling, she is able to provide exactly what's needed while still respecting the budget and time-frame. This balance is often difficult to find in the industry as one usually has to sacrifice creativity for organization. She arrived ready and kept her energy and passion thriving throughout the long day. I can wholeheartedly recommend her."

Tara Wells Producer, Pampers shoot with photographer Dane Heithaus

It is a complete pleasure to work with Wendy - I love matching her up with non-actors, and then watching them completely relax in her warm, capable hands. Since she can also handle props and wardrobe as well as doing beautiful hair and make-up, she is my idea of a perfect solution!

Sandy Curry, Producer, Splenda and also LPGA for Kohl Productions

"I can't recommend working with Wendy York enough. She is talented, fast, and extremely attentive to detail on-set. As important as all of that, she makes photography more fun, whether it's a CEO portrait or a picture-perfect wedding. We'll certainly miss her here in the SF Bay Area."

Mark Compton,
Photographer, Member APA San Francisco Chapter.
"Dear Wendy,

Thank you for your excellent work! Your contribution as a creative stylist has increased the success of my business. Your talents are many and you will be missed in California."

Judy Berlin,
Director of Kids on Camera TV & Film Acting School
San Francisco, CA

"The word that comes to mind when I think of Wendy is "natural". She makes her subjects look beautiful and natural by being an expert stylist, and she makes them feel relaxed by being personable and natural herself. She is very conscious of time, budgets, and personalities, which is invaluable on the job. To top it off, she is a lot of fun to be around with an infectious, positive attitude toward life itself! Wendy is absolutely great to work with."

Anne Hamersky

"Wendy Jill York is a top-notch photo and film stylist, but she can also be considered a "Life Stylist." Her skills with hair styles, wardrobe, color palettes, decor, and furniture, many of which come into play in her wedding work, also apply to individuals who are not experiencing life-changing events. I wholeheartedly recommend all of her consulting services."

Clark Dodsworth
Osage Associates: Strategic planning & product development
"Wendy has been a total professional in every aspect of our working relationship for over 6 years. Her taste and sense of style has always led to excellent work. Wendy has the gift of listening, and brings her creative energy to every job."

Kurt Andersen
"You took twenty years off my face in twenty minutes!""

Actress, name withheld
" Wendy Jill York made me feel like a movie star on my wedding day! We had a few e-mail exchanges before the big day to discuss what look I wanted and she got it. Perfectly. She said all the right things and I felt completely confident. She was ready to make me look the way I wanted to look. On the day of the wedding she arrived early. She let me lay in the sun for a while to catch my breath and relax. She was SO calm. She put me at ease. She was not only concerned about my hair and make-up, she made sure that I ate something healthy to give me energy. She was just so great. I felt so beautiful and natural that day. I think one of my good friends told me I looked like a Greek Goddess. It was a wonderful experience all around. Thanks Wendy! "