Kuhu came to me for bridal photos in a traditional Indian saree. Her fiancée joined her and helped Kuhu with draping her saree perfectly and coached her on poses she should do to show off the striking gown. For the eyeshadow, we used shades of gold to play off the gold accents in the saree.
We got lucky with mild weather and were able to shoot outdoors in the spring garden with the azaleas in full bloom. We started our makeover session early enough in the day to get images during the “hour of magic” shortly before sunset and as the sun faded away.
Here’s what Kuhu has to say:
“Hi I am Kuhu. I am a non-binary trans person. I have been out for more than 2 years now. I am so glad that I finally took the courage to live my life in an authentic way. Being a woman truly makes me happy, calm and content. Thank you Beth for capturing these beautiful moments of my feminine side and expression with her makeup and photography skills.” Kuhu invites you to follow her on Instagram at @kuhus.diaries
Jasmine decided to play to her punk rock side today during our makeover. We listened to 2000s hard rock music and took “backstage” photos in my studio.
Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Taylor. Wardrobing by Jasmine assisted by Elizabeth Taylor.
Elizabeth Taylor offers total makeovers, makeup artistry, photography, male-to-female transformations, feminine coaching, accompanied outings, and more at her private studio in Takoma Park, Maryland. She works with transgender women, mtf crossdressers, and femme-presenting genderfluid people. Check out her makeover menu and book online here.
Puja loves pink! Here Puja wears a pink dress from Venus with MAC limited edition pink eyeshadows and raspberry lipstick. She chose sensible kitten heels to show off her bare legs. She finished off her look with gold-colored jewelry to complement her warm skin tones.
Erica Fremont shows off her inner biker babe on Ms. Cindy Teese’s bike. Your car or motorcycle can make a terrific prop for outdoor, on-location photos as part of your Total Makeover experience. Makeup by Erica Fremont. Photo by Elizabeth Anne Taylor.