My name is Diana Elizabeth. I'm a photographer, writer, graphic designer and model who had memorable days reporting from the LA red carpet for E! Online. I love sharing my life as a creative professional and the things that I discover along the way - with camera in hand.

My husband and I live in a restored 1952 red brick home that sits on a former citrus grove in Phoenix. I love traveling, home improvement projects, sewing, and gardening. This is a glimpse into my life and work.

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Category Archives: Engagements

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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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So I did, for a good while. el-chorro-scottsdale-wedding-engagement-photos-phoenix-arizona-018 el-chorro-scottsdale-wedding-engagement-photos-phoenix-arizona-006 el-chorro-scottsdale-wedding-engagement-photos-phoenix-arizona-022 el-chorro-scottsdale-wedding-engagement-photos-phoenix-arizona-023 el-chorro-scottsdale-wedding-engagement-photos-phoenix-arizona-024

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.

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I knew about Emmy before she got engaged without having actually met her.  You see, Emmy and Mr. Wonderful knew each other since their sales territories overlapped.  Both at different medical device companies, they often bumped into each other at hospitals.  Benjamin told me he knew this gal, Emmy, who was probably going to get engaged soon, a girl I would totally like.  And so in true sales fashion, he tried to sell my services to her – you know, that’s what he does.  And so, when the time came, Emmy’s planner, another friend of mine, reached out to me and together we all sat down to meet and I was hired.

Emmy wanted cotton fields and I knew the perfect place – off to Buckeye, in fields belonging to the parents of my best friend.  Depending on the season the fields often grows alfalfa, but fall through winter, Emmy’s choice – cotton!  The weather gave us some fun – soft wind, clouds, and every so often a nice peek of sunshine. I loved the variety we had that day!

Let’s start off with the first shot – Emmy holding a beautiful bouquet by Camelback Flowershop – where Ian gifted Emmy florals every month.  I know, aren’t they just the cutest?





Looking forward to your wedding!  Ian, I can’t wait to “document you well” even more! Ha!

Makeup: Lizzy Marsh / Hair: Jenn Botto / Florals: Camelback Flowershop

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

Diana Elizabeth says the drive to Buckeye is far – 45 minutes to an hour, but it’s well worth the exclusivity and mountain views!  Remember if you want to shoot in fields, you must get farmer’s permission, be respectful of their crops and property!

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She’s like my official makeup artist, Lizzy Marsh.  She knows my flaws, my “good side” and how I like my makeup.  She also knows how to beautify a majority of my brides.  I know many of my brides (once a bride, forever one of my brides) are excited to see this blog post of their makeup artist.

Lizzy and Chris knew each other in high school.  They are the best of friends, long time sweethearts and getting married in New York this upcoming summer in a small, intimate ceremony.

Having worked together on numerous occasions (which also meant I saw a lot of Chris and got to know him), Lizzy requested we use my best friend’s farm in Buckeye, Arizona as a location spot.  So off we went to enjoy the open fields and country charm!

Lizzy and Chris I love you guys, thanks for being such great friends and I’m so happy for you both.

Oh, and take a peek at Lizzy’s beautiful chocolate diamond engagement ring.  It’s gorgeous!

To book Lizzy for your wedding or any of your makeup needs, visit her website.

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

Diana Elizabeth highly suggests getting your makeup professionally done for any photoshoot you do, or anything that might be framed or seen for a long time.

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