She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is most noted for her black-and-white and sepia photography featuring beautiful (lipstick lesbian) women. Her images have appeared in galleries, books, on CDs, postcards, greeting cards, posters, and in advertising. For many years, Francesconi was the only publisher of a fine-art calendar aimed at lesbians. Her yearly calendar remains a top-seller to this day. Her first book, Stolen Moments, was published in 1997.