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
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
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.
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
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
you to do the hair and makeup for the bridal
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
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
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.
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!
York has bridal makeup and hair down to an art!
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!
Wedding Ocean Cliff, Newport
single best thing I did for myself on my wedding
work with Wendy York. From the very start, Wendy
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.
San Francisco, CA
Wedding Little Compton, RI
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
Tara Wells Producer, Pampers shoot with photographer
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
|"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."
Photographer, Member APA San Francisco Chapter.
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."
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."
|"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."
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."
|"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
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
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
experience all around. Thanks Wendy!