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. Here I share my home life, work, and efficient lifestyle solutions.

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

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This new year I’ve been focused on corporate headshots, something I’ve done but hadn’t had much time to concentrate on in the past. I enjoy it tremendously for many reasons – it’s pleasant to meet new people and by golly they are so easy.

No matter what type of photography I focus on, I’m finding that I love the transition flowing through one to another. From shooting everything under the sun that moved, to focusing on what made me passionate, I’ve learned as an artist I should being flexible when there’s a need.

My preferred headshot lens is the Sigma 85mm/f1.4. It allows me to have enough distance my subject that makes them comfortable and I love the compressed background. I usually shoot at f3.2 with my subject and in a spot far enough from a background to have a good enough shallow depth of field. Anyway, that’s what I’ve been busy doing lately, hence the lack of posts on any social media. When PHOENIX magazine’s Top Docs issue comes out, I’m really looking forward to seeing the headshots I’ve been taking. This one above was in Phoenix Home & Garden, their sister magazine.

Oh and Happy Chinese New Year! Even if you don’t celebrate it, I’m sending you good wishes for wealth and good fortune!

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The famous Getty Images is now making select legendary and fine photography available to the public! You can decorate your space with some famous folks on your wall professionally, selecting the printing material – canvas, paper (framed), aluminum, acrylic or birchwood – available in several sizes. I liked birchwood for a more rustic look (surprise, surprise).

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I’ve swapped curtains between the rooms, am redecorating the dining room, there’s always room for more artwork – or at least replace some. If you’re looking for new inspiring fine art photography for your space, be ready to swoon over the images in Getty Images library.

Like this rad Chinese Fisherman -

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Credit: Ed Freeman / Photos.com by Getty Images

Search images on Photos.com by:

  • Artist
  • Color
  • Cities
  • Subject
  • Photographers (including Ansel Adams)

There is also The LIFE Picture Connection - events from politics, culture, celebs, I’m dying!

Back when people wore hats and furs and said goodbye at the train station. Swoon!

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In the end, after all the browsing – I could serious get lost looking at old photographs and stunning photographs, who am I kidding – PICTURES!

I decided this image of a country road with a lonely cypress tree (yes that’s the title of the photo) fit the bill. I just want this to be life sized and stare at it for hours. Even better is if I could find out where this location is, sit on a chair and enjoy the view to sundown.

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I think it just compliments our space greeting our guests. The harvest basket is full of ripe grapefruit for guests to take on their way out, it’s citrus season!

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I don’t think I actually shared that I’m also a Getty Images contributor! I was invited to join as a photographer few months ago by an editor.  It was in the middle of my chaotic life so I didn’t have time to really mention it, but I’m elated to be part of the team.

Check out www.photos.com and spruce up your living space.

 Thank you Photos.com for sponsoring this post.

Decor, Home + Garden, Photography

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That was my digital proof for the framed print I had on display for our pajama party, good memories!

I have a great discount for you, 35% off code and one of you can win a 16″x20″ framed print with mat and free shipping!

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DEPHOTOGRAPHY35 is the code to use to get 35% off an order with CanvasPop. Expires 1/20/16.

Perfect timing for the new year, to spruce up your place, hang a memory or image you love and get a nice fresh start in the new year!

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Now for the details -

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WIN a 16″x20″ framed art print with a 2.5 inch mat, and free shipping. Canada and USA residents only.
Just leave a comment below and tell me what memory you would put in a frame by CanvasPop.

I’ll pick a winner at random, raffle ticket style and announce on Friday.
Comments close on Thursday evening so hurry! Good luck!

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