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Allison

Allison

Allison and I had a ball at this photoshoot. We originally planned on an outdoor steampunk-themed shoot on the lake, but the weather just didn’t cooperate. So we took some of our favorite props—a corset, bustle skirt, choker, and peacock feathers and made a day of it inside.

Model: Allison
MUA & Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Book your total makeover and photoshoot with me today. Visit my makeover menu for pricing and availability.

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2018 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Check out Desi!

Check out Desi!

Desi came to her makeover and photo shoot ready for some serious fun with posing and a simple prop: sunglasses. What would be your dream look for a photo shoot with me?

Model: Desi
MUA & Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

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Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Images

 

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Ask Beth: I’m ready to talk to a gender therapist about who I am. Can you help?

How do I know if I’m really transgender? What should I do with all these feminine feelings?

Question: Beth, I’ve done several makeovers with you and absolutely love them. I feel beautiful and myself when I’m dressed and when I see my photos. But I’ve been nervous about really unleashing my feminine side and letting her go nuts. I’m sometimes afraid she’ll take over, and I don’t know how to feel about that. How do I know if this is just a part-time thing for me or if I should go full-time? How do I know whether I’m transgender? How do I figure out what to do with what I discover?

-Conflicted

(Question adapted from conversations with many of my friends and clients over the past five years.)

Answer: Dear Conflicted, It sounds like you’ve got a lot to think about and process about who you are and where you want to go. A talented LGBTQ-friendly therapist can help you explore your gender identity and all the related feelings and decisions.

I have several therapists listed on my website under my links including Falls Church Counseling (John Thomas), Shawn Rubin, Laurice Counseling Services (Shervon Laurice), and Growth Path Therapy (Steph Nelson). I’ve met each of these therapists, and they each have shown their long-term dedication to the LGBTQ community including people exploring their gender identity.

I’m especially excited to introduce you to licensed clinical social worker, Steph Nelson. Steph just opened her private therapy practice, Growth Path Therapy, in Alexandria, VA. For those of you who’ve been coming to see me since 2016 or earlier, you’ll remember that Stephanie was my super-accepting, awesome roommate for three+ years as I got my makeover and photography business started. She co-hosted socials with me for the local transgender community and has formed several enduring, close friendships with transgender women, both full-time and part-time. In all, she’s a staunch ally of the trans community, and we continue to be good friends.

Steph is passionate about helping people grow including those exploring their gender identity or sexual orientation. Steph is accepting new clients and has hours in the evenings on Mondays and Thursdays. If you’d prefer to meet with her at my studio on a Monday, that’s an option too. Steph can be reached at growthpaththerapy@gmail.com or at 703-634-3141 (voice or text).

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2018 in Advocacy

 

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Vivian Davis, Vinyl, and the Beat Generation

Vivian Davis, Vinyl, and the Beat Generation

Vivian Davis loves the 1950s Beat Movement aesthetic, often characterized by berets, bongos, vinyl records, and books that challenged publishing norms of the time.

Vivian requested smokey eyes with strong eyeliner wings and a soft, pink nude lip. To keep the feel of the 1950s, we shot Vivian in black and white and pumped up the contrast in the resulting images. Vivian and her wife, Jes, rounded out the shoot cuddling together while listening to vinyl.

Models: Vivian Davis and Jes
Makeup Artistry for Vivian: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Do you have a hobby or special interest that you’d like to incorporate into your shoot? Bring props like Vivian did and make your photo shoot uniquely your own. Check out my makeover menu and book online here.

Vivian reads during a winter snow.

Vivian watches the snow fall.

Vivian

Vivian loves playing vinyl records.

Vivian loves the aesthetics of the Beat generation.

Vivian listens to her vinyl albums.

Vivian has killer eyes accentuated by Beat-inspired makeup.

Vivian and her bongos make for a fetching winter portrait.

The Beat generation often brings to mind bongos and berets. Vivian embraces both.

Vivian and Jes are a perfect match!

Vivian and Jes listen to vinyl on a midwinter day.

Romance is in the air with these lovebirds.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2018 in Images, Makeovers

 

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New Makeover Menu Options—Friends, Gift Certificates and Package Deals

New Makeover Menu Options—Friends, Gift Certificates and Package Deals

Hey girls! I hope you’re having a most excellent winter. I’ve added a few new services and options to my makeover menu. Check them out.

Bring a Friend and Multiply the Fun

Bring a friend with you for a makeup lesson, Total Makeover and Photoshoot, or a Fantasy Feminization experience.

Joint Makeup Lesson

Learn makeup skills with your bestie at this joint makeup lesson. You and your friend should want to achieve similar looks (daytime/natural, evening/dramatic, club/smokey eye) and have some experience applying makeup. I will demo on my face and you will copy me. I’ll coach you both each step of the way and touch-up your look as we go to make sure you’re ready to go out and continue your girls’ day of fun.

Book here: Joint Makeup Lesson for Two–Side-by-Side–3 hrs

Add your Friend to your Total Makeover and Photoshoot

Want to bring your friend with you for total makeovers and photos? With this add-on, your friend can also get a total makeover including makeup application and use of wardrobe for length of stay. You’ll both get SD cards with original photos.

Add your friend to your makeover here: Bring your Friend & Make it a Girls’ Day Out

Multiply your Fantasy—Bring your Friend

Want to bring your friend with you to enjoy your fantasy? With this add-on, your friend can also get a total makeover including makeup application and use of wardrobe for length of stay. You’ll both get SD cards with original photos of your fantasy experience. And you’ll get to design your fantasy with both of you involved from start to finish. (As always, we must discuss your fantasy prior to booking.)

Add your friend to your fantasy here: Multiply your Fantasy–Bring your Friend

Packages and Gift Certificates

Give a gift to a loved one with my gift certificate options. If you see a service you’d like to gift that’s not under gift certificates, let me know and I’ll add it.

Plan amazing femme adventures with my packages. Each package groups together commonly used services at a discounted rate. Check them out!


Gift Certificates

3-hour Total Makeover with Full Photoshoot $225

Makeup Lesson–2 hours $150

2 hour hands-on makeup lesson at my studio

 


Packages

The Makeup Makeover Fix $450

Buy 5 makeup makeovers and get the 6th one free with this package. Package includes 6 makeup makeovers for use during the next year.

 
The Confidence Builder $1,200

Schedule these sessions on back-to-back days or throughout the year to build your confidence in how you look, feel, and present as a woman. We’ll start with a 4-hour Total Makeover and Photoshoot so you can see how gorgeous you can be. At our next session, we’ll get you confident in going out in public as a woman such as for a shopping excursion or manis/pedis and dinner during this 8-hour Total Makeover with Full Day Immersion. During your third session, we’ll make sure you know how to get yourself ready for going out with a hands-on 3-hour Makeup Lesson and Starter Makeup Kit.

Save $110 compared with booking a la carte.

 

The Weekender, Standard Edition $1,125

Take a standard 2-day weekend and make it special with this weekender package. Get a Total Makeover with photos and an outing Friday (6 hrs) followed by a full-day in girl mode Saturday (12 hours) where we can shop, dine, get pampered, go out on the town, and have a blast. On Sunday, drive home after a Makeup Makeover to put you in your happy zone and wear your new clothes home.

Save $90 with this package—that’s like getting a makeup makeover for free. Hurray!

 

The Weekender, Extended Edition $1,575

Live full-time for 3-days in a row with this Weekender package, which includes three 10-hour days for the price of three 8-hour days. We will structure our schedule in advance so we can make sure to hit your favorite attractions and check off those bucket-list items. Don’t have your own wardrobe? No worries. You can borrow wardrobe items for your consecutive 3-day experience and return them the final night or the next morning.

I recommend hotel accommodations in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, or Bethesda, Maryland.

 

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2018 in Makeovers

 

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A Trans Love Story—Sneak Preview of “The Makeover”

A Trans Love Story—Sneak Preview of “The Makeover”
Beth and Giselle kiss

Beth and Giselle kiss at the Graffiti Warehouse in Baltimore.

Giselle and I would LOVE for you to join us for a cocktail party, film screening, discussion, and fundraiser for our filmmakers and dear friends, Jane Pittman and Sarah Park. Over the past three years, Jane and Sarah have documented how Giselle and I have evolved — “been transformed,” so to speak — and grown together. The result, entitled “The Makeover,” is all but complete and ready for the upcoming film festival circuit. After the screening, Jane, Sarah, Giselle, and I will talk about the making of the film. Of course, we will provide plenty of delicious wine and some finger foods since this is a cocktail party after all. 🙂

We’re very proud of the film, not just because it captures our experience but because we think our love may resonate with many across our community, including our families and friends. We look forward to sharing our story with you, and hope you’ll help Jane and Sarah put the finishing touches on a wonderful documentary.

Event link on Meetuphttps://www.meetup.com/DC-TransLadies-Community/events/246851242/

Event link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/154018035254035/

When & Where: Saturday, January 27 from 6-11 p.m. at my studio in Cabin John, MD inside the I-495 beltway near Washington, DC

RSVP at either event link or by email at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/251537640

• Film Synopsis

Beth and Tom head to dinner gala

Beth and Tom head to a dinner gala.

“The Makeover” is a distinctly traditional love story set in a decidedly non-traditional milieu of BDSM and shifting gender. Tom is an aging conservative policy wonk, in private known as Jizzelle la Creme. He meets Elizabeth Taylor, once a nuclear power instructor with the US Navy but now a photographer and make-up artist who sees hundreds of trans clients per year. Together this unlikely couple transform one another into what they most want to be.

• Donation Options

Jane and Sarah will be accepting cash donations, checks (perfect if you’d like a tax-deductible gift to charity), and GoFundMe for credit cards. They will use the funds to complete the film music scoring, final editing, and film marketing and distribution. Donate Anytime at GoFundMe

We love our lives! To being fabulous, everyone!

Elizabeth Taylor & Giselle Frances ni Donnhaile

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2018 in Advocacy, Parties

 

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Meet Cloe!

Meet Cloe!

Cloe Dunn treated herself to a fall photoshoot at my new studio in Cabin John, MD. Here’s a sneak peak of a few of her favorite pics from our shoot.

Makeup & Photography: Elizabeth Anne Taylor
Model: Cloe Dunn

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2017 in Images, Makeovers

 

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