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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Hi everyone!  If you are reading in a feed reader or by email subscription, I want to invite you to see my new mini face-lifted blog – www.dianaelizabethblog.com!

The past few days I’ve been working with amazing Heidi from Grateful Ventures (a new blogging network I’m a part of) and she helped with adding double navigation bars and a few font tweaks.

In addition, I created these four buttons you can find on the sidebar – by clicking these you will be taken immediately to the topic or page.  I noticed I was being asked some of the same questions so I wanted to make this as easy as I can for you, and your friends you send to my site – easy navigation for the popular topics.

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A few things you should know:

  • The top navigation bar is pretty much the same, but the second navigation bar is now my post categories with drop down feature.
  • If you just want all the posts of photography or home+garden, you can click on the category without going through the pull-down subcategories and you can see ALL of the posts under that specific category.
  • My galleries are now condensed in one page and you can click to see the portrait and or editorial galleries.
  • Right now I don’t have a subscribe to my blog via email, but if you would like that, feel free to click here to get that set up.  I have it delivering into inboxes around 10:30 pm.

My blog is here to help as a reference – for photographers, gals like myself who like style, and anyone who wants some encouragement in life.

If you think I need to add some subcategories, please tell me.  I have a lot of relationship posts (friends, dating, marriage, yourself) but I was debating if that was necessary to have a category or keep it all under “personal”.  There are a lot of posts under that category!

It’s been a few days since I’ve been blogging as this has been in the works for a few days, I feel like I have so much to update you on, so I’m going to work on those posts now.  Thanks for reading, as always.  This photography and writing thing – oh that thing they call blogging, well it wouldn’t be the same without you.

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DSC07977 Watch December 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box Reveal  (c/0)

A new POPSUGAR Must Have Box for December 2014 arrived at my doorstep!  I saw a little hot pink and white box pop out of the FedEx truck and I got so excited watching from the window – I had received the box before POPSUGAR told me it was coming my way, imagine my surprise!  Christmas arrived early, weeee!

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Want to know what was in it?  Oh my, it was incredible, so much that I wore one of the goodies for the rest of the day even when it didn’t really match my outfit.

Watch it here:

Use discount promo code: DEC14SELECT to get $10 off a 3 mo. subscription, exp: 1/2/15.  Subscribe here.

Disclaimer: POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box.  The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

Lifestyle, Style

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When I saw these sequin pants, I needed an excuse to wear them – and a photo for IG or a blog doesn’t really cut it.  I remembered I had my agency’s holiday party coming up at the W Scottsdale so I clicked “add to cart” and it was done.  Finding the right top was a challenge, I wasn’t sure if I should treat my sequin leggings as leggings or as pants, and I decided – it’s a model party, I can wear whatever I want.  And after texting my fashion kindred spirit Kate to confirm the top (similar) was legit to splurge on, it was finalized.

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The necklace was a new addition as well, this 18K gold plated long pendant was so fun and hit exactly where I wanted it.

I grabbed my old Josephine PM, threw my wedding coat over my shoulders and called it a night.  My hair is a little darker, did you notice?  I had it glossed that day.  It’s been over 10 years since I put any color in my hair but as I get older, it’s been a little necessary if you know what I mean.

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Cutout wrap peplum top (I’m in size 2) (similarsimilar)/ Sequin Leggings, $58 (wearing small)
Coat: Forever21 (old) (similar, similar) / Pumps: Dolce Vita / Earrings and rhinestone bracelet: J.Crew
Cuff: Bahgsu Jewels / Necklace: Sparklepop Sydney Necklace from POPSUGAR December Must Have Box

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Last night was the FORD/Robert Black Agency holiday at the W Hotel in Scottsdale.  Brenna and I decided to make our +2′s our girlfriends for a much needed girl’s night out – it’s been so long since we’ve been able to hang out with no babies and have girl chat, eat, hang out, and eat again.

Cheers!  Sushi Roku is inside the W Hotel and we decided to eat a few appetizers there before joining the party.  You get $6 off your $12 valet parking if you eat there.

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Like my sequin pants?

Time to join the party!

I did not take as many photos as I should have that night, but I was honesty too busy chatting and catching up with fellow models, models I have photographed as a photographer, other models I’ve worked with, and former pageant gals.

Now this is a great sandwich – Stylist and Pinterest queen Alex Evjen and the talented photographer Michelle Herrick (I was styled by Alex and photographed by Michelle for Emma magazine here).  I love these two!

After hours and hours of chatting, making sure we said hello to our agents, watching a live runway show (of course models have to model at a model party, right?), and taking ridiculously “normal” photos that we really take together at a digital photobooth like so…

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See, models aren’t picture perfect.  I’m also pretty sure we pride ourselves on our excellent BAD photo taking skills.  We’re actresses too, ps.

Anyway, we got hungry again.  We are models who eat, and we just didn’t want our night out together to end, really.

So off to Evo we went for a late night dinner.

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More chats, laughs, and must needed girl time – always good for the soul.

Ok, so outfit details next week, promise!

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