My name is Diana Elizabeth. My husband and I live in a restored 1952 red brick home that sits on a former citrus grove in Phoenix. I'm a journalist who went from writing about fashion and reporting on the LA red carpet to a photographer and FORD model. When I'm not behind or in front of a camera, I enjoy blogging about my home projects, and the things that make me happy with camera in hand.

I appreciate old homes, love adding fruit trees to our yard, and I firmly believe making a house a home is a wonderfully fun ongoing project. I'm bravely jumping into the domestic life hoping one day I will bake a homemade pie so I earn my badge. This is a glimpse into my life and work.

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Backyard Southern Styled Wedding for 2-on-1 Wedding Workshop

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When I told Angela Saban to design the wedding of her dreams, she immediately said, southern.  This is why Angela and I love collaborating, we love the sweet south, the romance, simplicity, and the timelessness of it all!

This concept shoot was created for my 2-on-1 wedding workshop where I mentored two sweet and talented photographers exclusively all day who want to dive into the wedding industry and learn how to market themselves, shoot better, and develop their style.  It was a long day with lots of information, portfolio review, and shooting a beautiful set up.

Angela and I are trying to start a movement.  Although we’re in Phoenix and Arizona is the Southwest, we’d like to drop the “west” and be considered south so we can catch on with the Southern inspired weddings that we love.  Make sure you scroll all the way to the end to see the workshop in action, thanks to Love Story Films for capturing the day!

Thank you Elizabeth Anne Designs for the feature.

Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com

A bourbon and biscuits dessert bar – with homemade grapefruit curd made by Angela Saban herself – she’s also a pastry chef!

Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com Photography: Diana Elizabeth / www.dianaelizabeth.com and styled by Angela Saban / www.angelasabandesign.com

I had a blast with these two, Poly and Alan:

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Watch the behind the scenes captured by Love Story Films who were wonderful, hire them for your next event!

Event designer: Angela Saban / Wedding gown and pearl belt: Enzoani courtesy of Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Florals: The Garage by Ivy / Stationery: Celebrations in Paper / Hair: Vonn Wynn / Makeup: Brenna Heater / Veils: Bel Aire courtesy of Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Earrings: The Audrey Earring, by Meg courtesy of Uptown Bridal & Boutique /  Tea length blush gown: Destinations by Mon Cheri courtesy of Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Pearl clutch: Uptown Bridal & Boutique / Necklace: Everything Angelic / Gluten Free Cake: Angel Cakes Bakery / Magnolia napkins: SMP Living / Models: Brenna and Nate Heater / Cinematography: Love Story Films

Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark III / 50mm f/1.2L / 85 f/1.8EF / 35mm f/1.4 L

Diana Elizabeth missed Alan and Poly as soon as she dropped them off.  What a fun time and she hopes their paths cross again soon!

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6 Notes Left

  1. Yay omg I had a BLAST … You are an amazing person and very talented photographer. Im glad that I had the opportunity to meet and learn from you. Thank you once again for everything!!! love Poly

  2. Alan Phillip says:

    wow! I love it! thank you for everything once again! The final outcome is amazing! I also want to thank Angela Saban and Love Story Films for their hard work! :) amazing work!

  3. Mailinh says:

    Look at you! You are super multi-talented, lady! And those two are lucky to have you as their mentor. P.S. The photos are just gorgeous! xx

  4. AngelaSaban says:

    The perfect location, beautiful people, Southern Elegance is just oozing out of these photos! Love it all, had so much fun and can’t wait to do it again. Poly and Alan, I hope you have many, many, successful shoots in front of you, have fun and come see us sometime soon. The video from Love Story Films is the “icing on the cake!”

  5. I LOVE it all! Simply, sweetly stunning. Beautiful!

  6. mk says:

    beautifully detailed and amazing pics, ds!

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