My name is Diana Elizabeth. I'm a photographer, writer, graphic designer, model, and former journalist who had memorable days reporting from the LA red carpet for E! Online. This is where I share my life daily, as a creative professional.

My husband and I live in a restored 1952 red brick home that sits on a former citrus grove in Phoenix. I enjoy traveling, home improvement projects, sewing and gardening. This is a glimpse into my life and work and the things that I discover along the way - with camera in hand.

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Category Archives: Engagements

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The details of this reception was just too beautiful to not share.  With a location that overlooks the Hudson River, Courtney and Aaron’s reception felt like a Brooks Brothers catalog.  Complete with a tent, outdoor games, fashionable guests enjoying a spectacular view and food from a wood burning pizza truck.

We snuck away for a quick 15 minutes to capture a few shots around the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens before rehearsal dinner.

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Location: Boscobel House and Gardens / Event planner: Susan Caissy Caruso Special Events / Pizza Truck: Pizza Luca New York

See Aaron and Courtney’s Upstate New York wedding here.

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This couple I’ve been dying to photograph for what seems, forever.  It was a year ago when Lindsay emailed me from Canada who first spotted my work on Style Me Pretty.  She was planing on having a destination wedding from Toronto to Scottsdale, Arizona!  The day is finally coming up this weekend and Lindsay and Brad flew in a bit early to get final wedding details in place.  We figured it was also a good time to shoot their engagement session at the pretty grounds of El Chorro where they will be having their rehearsal dinner.

I know their wedding is going to be so gorgeous, just look at these two!

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Isn’t Lindsay’s headband darling?  I love that one of her bridesmaid suggested she borrow and wear it, it’s such a sweet glam touch! I shot most of these with my 85mm f/1.8, it seems to be my new favorite.

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And right here, the light was just perfection.  I could have stayed in that spot all day.

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Looking forward to the amazing wedding this weekend!

Location: El Chorro / Makeup: Lizzy Marsh / Hair: Vonn Wynn

Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark III / 50mm f/1.2L /85 f/1.4EX / 35mm f/1.4 LUNDFIND One Bag

Diana Elizabeth says she loves the grounds of El Chorro, so dreamy and perfect!

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It was a casual invitation by Cara’s best guy friend to come along and participate in a kickball league game.  Little did she expect that she’d meet her future husband, Chad, who was on the team.  After a friend request through Facebook, Chad asked messaged her, “So, when are we going to hang out?” and hanging out soon turned into a year and a half of dating, and a sweet proposal at the top of Phoenix’s premiere and most difficult hiking trail, Camelback Mountain.

Hiking on the way to the top, Chad worried if Cara was going to make it or if he’d have to change his plans and stop along side of the trail to propose – he was ready to do that as well.  He kept encouraging her to push through to reach the summit – 2,704 feet overlooking the Phoenix Valley.  Alas, they reached the top and Chad suggested they take a photo and handed his phone to a fellow hiker, and whispered, “It’s on video!”  Confused, the hiker quickly caught on and documented Chad getting down on bended knee.

I am honored and thrilled to be a part of a long time friend’s event, having met Chad during my time at UofA and kept in touch all these years.  ”Is it that pretty redhead?” I asked Chad, having seen her face on his Instagram feed.  There’s something super wonderful about  seeing an old friend find  his  soulmate and knowing that he will be well taken care of and have a lifetime of laughter and adventure with a gal who can keep up.  Chad is one of the kindest souls, so I knew even before meeting Cara that she had to have an equally kind and warm personality, and it was all confirmed during our first meeting.  Cara and Chad, my heart is overflowing with happiness for you both, you are absolutely made for each other.  I cannot wait to see you this fall and have a wonderful time with you both!

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

Diana Elizabeth wants you to know that Mr. Wonderful drove her to Prescott and even helped carry her lenses.  He thought it was super fun and on the way home asked if she wanted him to get into photography to help her.  She kindly responded, no, he definitely doesn’t have to, but his willingness to carry her equipment and drive her around is more than enough.

Engagements, My Work, Photography

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