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Giselle by Candlelight

Giselle by Candlelight

Giselle and I love relaxing on our front porch in Cabin John, Maryland. Here Giselle is lit by candlelight.

Book your relaxing girl time at my Maryland makeup and photography studio located near Bethesda in Montgomery County. I offer makeup artistry, photography, male-to-female transformations, a full wardrobe, personal shopping, feminine coaching, and more. View my full list of services here.

Photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Makeup by Giselle

Giselle by Candlelight 1

Giselle describes her look as “suburban housewife.” Here she pairs a Ralph Lauren duster with a blouse and jeans from NYDJ.

Giselle with Wine Glass

There’s nothing quite like a glass of Pinot Noir on the front porch to cap off the night.

Giselle and I love good wine with good friends.

Giselle portrait

A close-up portrait of Giselle

Dream Girl

My dreamy girl, Giselle

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2017 in Images, Makeover Studio

 

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Website updated with Cabin John details!

Hi everyone! I’ve updated my website and booking site with my Cabin John, MD, information. I’m super excited to start seeing clients this Friday at my new location. Giselle and I are hard at work setting up the new studio spaces, and I’m impressed with how things are shaping up.

My schedule for September and October are starting to fill up, so I suggest booking soon if you’d like to get in a Halloween makeover, a DC 17th Street high-heel race outing, or a fall foliage shoot.

If you have hotels to recommend in Bethesda, upper Northwest DC, or Tyson’s Corner, I’d love to hear them and why they worked well for you. I’d also love to hear your favorite places to dine and grab a drink in Bethesda. My mailing address for money order deposits is still in Alexandria, VA, for now, so that’s intentional, but if you find anything else I need to update, I’d love to hear about it.

I’m so excited to show you all the new spaces and explore my new neighborhood with you all! Stay tuned for info on my open house and birthday party on Nov. 4!

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2017 in Makeover Studio

 

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Moving to Gorgeous Studio in Cabin John, Maryland!

I’m so excited! I’m making a huge upgrade to my makeover and photography studio by consolidating my Alexandria and Baltimore locations and setting up shop in a huge Arts & Crafts house in Cabin John, MD!

This 2700 sq. ft house on 3/4 acre has so many gorgeous areas, inside and out, for natural light photography plus I’ll have room for seamless backgrounds and strobes. I’ll even have a designated area for enjoying my fantasy furniture. I will have free, unlimited off-street parking in my long driveway and a private, discreet, back entrance. Of course, you’re welcome to come up the front walk, enter through the front door, and enjoy time on the porch swing!

And the location is so convenient! I will be right off the I-495 beltway at the Cabin John/American Legion Bridge over the Potomac River and about halfway between Tyson’s Corner Mall (amazing shopping!!!) in Virginia and Bethesda in Maryland.

SCHEDULE

July 18: Baltimore location closed.

August 20-31: Closed for vacation.

Sept. 11-19: Closed for the move from my Alexandria studio & home to Cabin John, MD. Alexandria location closes.

Sept. 20: Open for business in Cabin John, MD! See you there!

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2017 in Makeover Studio

 

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MtF Transformation: Valerie

Valerie shows us the feminine power of makeup, hair, and posing in this MtF transformation.

Check out my makeover menu and book online at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2017 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Elizabeth Anne Taylor Stars in this “Old Hollywood” Shoot

Elizabeth Anne Taylor Stars in this “Old Hollywood” Shoot

Photographer Will Haubert and I share a love of the glamour and sensuality of Old Hollywood. We created these images together in my Alexandria makeover and photography studio. Enjoy!

Book your makeover and photo shoot with me at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

Photographer: Will Haubert
Model & MUA: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Location: Beth’s Alexandria photo studio

 

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2017 in Images, Makeover Studio

 

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Erica 2.0

Erica 2.0

Erica Fremont has been through a lot of changes since I met her at my makeover studio in 2013. Just search for “Erica” in the search bar on my site, and you’ll see what I mean. Here’s Erica’s latest look, which she is affectionately calling “Erica 2.0.”

I took these photos in my updated studio spaces in Alexandria! I love my new layout!

Model: Erica Fremont

Photographer & Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Book your own transformation online at http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2017 in Images, Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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Ask Beth: I’m considering transition. How can you help?

bethiecard1Question: Beth, I am a transgender woman presenting to the world as a man. I’m considering transitioning to live full-time as a woman in the next few years. I’m still in the closet and not sure of what resources are available or how to proceed with living as my authentic self. How can you help me with my transition, Beth? (adapted from recent conversations with clients)

-Changing Times

Answer:

Dear Changing Times,

Congratulations on beginning your journey toward living authentically! Many of my friends and clients have transitioned since I’ve known them, and transition can be a long, challenging but rewarding process. Everyone’s transition is different and advice can differ dramatically. I don’t have all the answers and am not an authoritative source, but I have worked with many people during their transitions and can point to you to many resources.

Many of my friends tell me there are three aspects to transitioning: a social transition, a medical transition, and a legal transition. You may choose to do none, some, or many/all of the options under each of these broad categories. If you choose to get involved in social or support networks in the area, you’ll quickly learn about many of the resources. A lot of my friends regularly attend MAGIC in Falls Church and Second Friday at MCC in Fairfax. Second Friday encourages spouses to attend as well since transition affects the whole family. I have listed several groups and resources in my links session in the right toolbar (bottom of the screen on a mobile device).

Some transgender women have never dressed or presented as a woman even though they have internally felt female for a very long time. I recently had a client like this who had already come out to her wife and family members but had never seen what she looked like with a femme presentation. More commonly, clients will be completely closeted and want to see how they look presenting as a woman. Many of my full-time friends presented as women on a part-time basis for some time prior to coming to me. In all these cases, I would suggest starting with the 3-hour or 4-hour Total Makeover with Photoshoot so that you can build confidence in your feminine identity and presentation. Take a look at my ideas for people new to presenting as a woman for follow-on sessions.

How I can help with your transition goals

Going forward you may be interested in medical procedures like facial feminization surgery (FFS), permanent hair removal, hormone replacement therapy, and other surgeries. Before visiting surgeons for FFS consultations, you may want to see what the range of options looks like with an FFS Visualization Service. I can take photos for the FFS Visualization Service as I describe below. Legally, you may wish to change your legal name, legal gender, and related legal and work documents. Socially, you may wish to update your clothing and makeup presentation for the workplace and daytime, especially if you’ve mainly been going out at night. You may also choose to come out to friends, family, and coworkers, and you may wish to share a photo of you presenting as your true self. As you transition in the workplace, you may want an updated professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile, resumes, and other professional documents.

Facial Feminization Surgery Visualization

If you’re curious about feminizing your face with surgery, then you may want to see how each procedure could potentially enhance your feminine appearance. In conjunction with the UK-based Virtual FFS service, I can help with that! Check this out:

Makeup Makeover with FFS Virtual Visualization Photos $150

This session starts with photos en femme (you wear/bring your own clothes) but no wig or makeup to submit to an FFS Virtual Visualization Service such as Virtual FFS. We’ll do a makeup makeover and take the same photo poses with makeup and your wig. After you work with the unaffiliated Virtual FFS service, then you’ll be able to compare no makeup, FFS visualization, and with makeup looks to see what makeup achieves compared to surgery options.

Makeup Lesson for a daytime, work-appropriate look

You may already know how to do a glamorous, evening makeup look but you should be prepared to dial it back for the work environment. We can go over both the basics for a 15-min out-the-door, just-the-basics look and a full-scale, daytime look

Makeup Lesson–2 hours $150
Makeup Lessons includes hands-on skincare and makeup application. I will apply makeup to half your face and you’ll apply it to the other side with my guidance. You’ll leave with a complete list of your formulas & colors along with written instructions for application. Makeup is available for purchase at my studio and online at http://youniquebyelizabethtaylor.com

Professional Headshot

Studio photography available for your professional head shots for your business card, avatar, and LinkedIn. Images will be lightly retouched with Photoshop and delivered via email within 7 days. Add on a makeup makeover ($90) if desired.

Other Services of Interest

Feminine Deportment

Shopping Companion (or use a personal shopper at Macy’s, Nordstrom, or similar)

Photos (from a Total Makeover + Photography or similar)

Other Service Providers

Hair Removal

Many transitioning and full-time transgender women tell me you should start permanent hair removal as soon as possible even if you don’t have a complete plan toward transition. Hair color and density of hair follicles determines what permanent hair removal options could work for you. Many women tell me it takes two years of laser and electrolysis to eliminate their facial hair. I have a couple of options in my Hair & Nail Services links session that come highly recommended from friends and clients. Kimberly Moore and Jizzelle both have had great results and value from Fay (Forugh Irani), who can be reached at 202-706-4848. She has offices in Vienna and Arlington.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

If you are interested in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), then you should typically start by seeing a gender therapist such as those listed under my Therapists section of my links or a therapist at Whitman-Walker Health in DC. Some providers, such as Signey Olson in DC, use the informed-consent/harm-reduction protocol, which gets you started on gender-affirming hormone therapy faster than using the WPATH protocol.

Get Professional Help Growing out your Hair

See SanDee in Fairfax City for help growing out your hair in a way that you can style in both guy and girl modes. My friends and clients rave to me about her and I have sat through a session while my friend, Tracy Lynn, got her first girl hair cut and style.

Best wishes on your journey!

I wish you the very best on your journey to discover and express your authentic self. I look forward to being a part of it.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor (Beth)

Phone: 202-803-3231 (voice only)

Email: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Images

 

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