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Diana Readies for the Hunt

Diana Readies for the Hunt

Diana gets ready for a night of clubbing. For makeup, she’s chosen a sexy, smokey eye and a nude lip. But which outfit should she wear?

Makeup, wardrobe, and photography by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in photography, makeup artistry, feminization, total makeovers, and coaching for transgender women, MtF crossdressers, and genderfluid people. Beth loves working with first-timers and established trans-women and helping them embrace their femininity and beauty, grow their confidence, and get involved in the online and in-person trans-women communities. Her studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland close to I-95 & the I-495 beltway around Washington, DC. Check out her makeover menu and book online here.

Diana looks stunning in this navy blue dress by Guess.
Fierce!
Wow! Check out those legs, curves, and sky-high pumps!
Legs & crazy tall pumps plus a bright pink, short dress—she’d stand out in this choice!
 
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Posted by on August 18, 2021 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Lexi Roars to Life on her Bike

Lexi Roars to Life on her Bike

Lexi loves her motorcycle! She glows during the soft light of the “hour of magic” as she stops at several old church buildings a short walk from my makeover studio.

Makeup & photography by Elizabeth Taylor. Wardrobe and motorcycle courtesy of Lexi.

Elizabeth Taylor offers makeup artistry, total makeovers, photoshoots, feminine coaching, and outings for transgender women and mtf crossdressers. Check out Beth’s makeover menu here. Her makeover and photography studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland, just a mile from Washington, DC and easily accessible from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York via I-95 via car. The studio is also accessible via train on the Red Line Metro from Union Station and is a 45 minute drive from the IAD, DCA, and BWI airports.

Off she goes!
Lexi stops at an old church in her journeys.
Lexi is bathed in the golden light of sunset.
Lexi arrives at her next stop.
Check out that old nunnery in the background.
Wow! Lexi’s glowing in the hour of magic!
Lexi is on the move!
 
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Posted by on July 9, 2021 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Jeny Struts her Stuff

Jeny Struts her Stuff

Jeny Rose has got legs and knows how to show them off! Now for a night out on the town…

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor. Wardrobing and hair by Jeny.

Many stores, fitting rooms, restaurants, music venues, museums, bars, and clubs have reopened across the DC Metro area so it’s a great time to plan a makeover, photoshoot, and outing! Check out my full makeover menu at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com/ To plan your feminine experience, contact me at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2021 in Images, Makeovers

 

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A Perfect Rose: Jeny Becomes a Bride

A Perfect Rose: Jeny Becomes a Bride

Jeny Rose looks gorgeous as a bride! For our bridal photoshoot, Jeny decided on two wedding gowns from my studio wardrobe. We got lucky with gorgeous weather and a cloudy sky, perfect for outdoor portraits in my yard.

Makeup artistry, photography, and wardrobing by Elizabeth Anne Taylor. Hair by Jeny Rose.

Want to pamper yourself with a bridal transformation and photos? Bridal photoshoots are an option under the fantasy feminization experience on my makeover menu. Please contact me at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com before booking to discuss details. My studio is located in Takoma Park, Maryland near Washington, DC and Northern Virginia and easily accessible from Pennsylvania and New Jersey via I-95.

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2021 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Maryland has reopened!

Maryland has reopened!

Hi everyone! I continue to be open for all services on my makeover menu including outings. Restaurants, bars, and clubs have started to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions continue to be lifted in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Mask-wearing is now optional in Maryland including Montgomery County and is at the discretion of each business. I have been fully vaccinated and am not requiring clients to wear masks during our sessions except as required by other businesses on outings.

I hope to see you for a makeover, photoshoot, and outing soon at my studio in Takoma Park, MD.

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2021 in Makeovers

 

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Meet Stacie Stevens!

Meet Stacie Stevens!

Flickr legend Stacie Stevens shows off her latest makeover and photoshoot with Elizabeth Taylor. Check out my makeover menu and book online at https://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

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Posted by on July 11, 2019 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Lauren Strums her Guitar

Lauren Strums her Guitar

Lauren DeHart is in her happy place when her guitar is close at hand.

Makeup and photography by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Lauren in sun rays

Lauren is bathed in rays of light.

Lauren with her guitar

Lauren loves her guitar.

Lauren loves her guitar

Lauren strums her guitar.

Lauren strums guitar

Lauren strums away.

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2019 in Images, Makeovers

 

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Photos from St. Patrick’s Day with a Twist Soiree

Photos from St. Patrick’s Day with a Twist Soiree

The DC Trans Ladies Meetup celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Bethesda last weekend. We had a mix of new and returning women and started off with a hosted happy hour in my hotel suite to welcome our new girls. Then we ate dinner at the hotel restaurant followed our signature soiree with music, talking, and even some dancing. Giselle brought in a sound system and treated us to Irish tunes, classic rock, and dance music. Meanwhile, I took photos of the soiree focusing on individual pics and encouraging self-expression. Late night, some of the women kept the party going at the nearby Harp and Fiddle til closing time at 3 a.m.

If you are a crossdresser, transgender woman, or a cis-woman ally, we would love to have you join our Meetup group and attend our upcoming events.

Enjoy the pics of our event!

Photos by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

Makeup for Julie and Christina Napoli by Elizabeth Anne Taylor

 

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2019 in Images, Parties

 

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Luna’s Boudoir

Luna’s Boudoir

Luna plays up her sensual side in these black and white boudoir images.

Model & MUA: Luna
Photographer: Elizabeth Anne Taylor


 
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Posted by on January 15, 2019 in Images

 

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Ask Beth: My friend just came out as transgender. How can I help?

My friend just confided in me that her college-age child just came out to her as transgender. How can I support my friend and her child?

Question: Beth, my good friend, Jane, just confided in me that her college-age son, “John” (that’s the name I know him by), just came out to her as being a trans-woman and planning to transition. I’m close to “John” as well. How I can I support my friend and her child?

-Ally-in-Training

(Question adapted from recent conversations with clients and friends)

Answer: Dear Ally-in-Training, I’m so excited that you are supporting your friend and her child. I don’t have all the answers by any means, but here are some things to think about to help you support both of your friends.

Chosen Name and Preferred Pronouns

First, I suggest talking to Jane and John (if you are friends with both) to find out what John’s preferred name and pronouns are. Your friend may not have realized to ask this question or may not have shared this level of detail with you yet.

Here are some possible scenarios:

  • John may be presenting as female and be going by a female name and pronouns like “she” and “her” full-time at college. John may wish to always be referred to by their chosen name and pronouns regardless of how John presents.
  • John may be in the process of socially transitioning and prefer to go by John and male pronouns like “he” and “him” when he is presenting in what many call “boy mode;” when presenting in “girl mode,” John may go by a chosen female name and female pronouns.
  • John may be early in exploring transition and not have chosen a female name or use female pronouns. Furthermore, John may want to come out to people as transgender when ready and not want you or Jane to spill the beans to others.

By asking John directly what is preferred, you can then use John’s preferred name and pronouns in context and thus show support. Also, you can avoid outing John unintentionally by finding out John’s preferences.

Resources for Family Members and Friends

Second, I suggest building your knowledge and your own support team as needed. Read up on the transgender experience so you can better understand what John may be going through. You can find a basic overview of transgender people at the Human Rights Campaign website including how to support them. PFLAG has an extensive primer called “Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People who are Transgender or Gender Expansive.” As you learn more from John and Jane, you can fine tune your research and reading.

You and Jane may benefit from a local support network for friends and family members of LGBTQ+ people. PFLAG has over 400 chapters across nearly all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. You can find a local chapter here. Read about why PFLAG exists and how society’s attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people have changed since 1973 when PFLAG began its work.

Ask John directly what kind of support is desired. Perhaps John wants to go shopping with you or Jane for gender-affirming clothes, hair, makeup, etc. or maybe John wants to this alone or with friends of college age. Each person is different in their journey and how they like to be supported.

Resources for Transgender People

Third, I suggest that you or Jane look into resources for John, who may already be well-connected or may have no clue about where to start. Or encourage John to do this kind of search. Your local LGBT Center and LGBT Medical/Health Center can be key to finding what you need.

  • Google “LGBT Center” and your local major city or cities. Most major cities have an LGBT Center that have a list of resources including medical, mental health, and support groups. Or search at CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers. For DC, The DC Center comes up.
  • Google “LGBT Medical Center” or “LGBT Health Center” and your local major city. For DC, the Whitman-Walker Health Clinic pops up with this search.
  • Look for LGBT Resource Groups on John’s college campus. Google is again your friend.
  • Search for a gender-affirming medical provider/primary care provider for John. The local LGBT Center/Medical Center will sometimes have its own medical clinic and often lists other medical providers in the region who are gender-affirming. Mental health providers will often have a list of local doctors who are gender-affirming.
  • Search for local transgender support groups. Your local LGBT Center often maintains lists of these. Some major cities have multiple support groups in different locations, nights of the week, or by gender identity (trans-feminine, trans-masculine, etc.).
  • Search for local transgender social groups. These are sometimes found on Meetup such as the DC Trans Ladies network in Washington, DC. Others may be on facebook. Often you will hear about these through word-of-mouth.
  • Consider searching for a local makeover artist and photographer who works with transgender women. Seeing oneself transformed by a professional can be incredibly gender-affirming. Search for “MTF Makeover” or “MTF Transformation” and the major city or region of interest. For DC, this includes my transformation services and you’re already at my website.
  • Identify online communities of support such as Transgender Heaven. One of my friends helps run the site, and I’ve heard regular updates about the success trans-women have connecting with each other there.

In conclusion, listen to John and how they want to be supported. Be affirming with your use of John’s preferred name(s)/pronouns. Learn about the transgender community on your own so you have a framework of understanding when John describes experiences and feelings to you. Learn about resources for Jane and John so you can point them in the right direction(s) when they are ready. Encourage Jane to work through these steps too. This is not an exhaustive list of resources on how to be a good ally, but it should get you started in a positive direction.

Good luck and much happiness to you all on the journey ahead!

Elizabeth Taylor (Beth)
Email: elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com
Phone: 202-803-3231 (voice only)
http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.com
http://makeoverswithelizabethtaylor.fullslate.com

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2018 in Advocacy

 

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