After receiving my B.A. in journalism at 21 focusing on broadcast, I moved to Hollywood to begin a career in entertainment television. As a red-carpet reporter and ghostwriter for E!, in the midst of a seemingly glamorous life of interviewing celebrities, I began to miss life in Arizona – perhaps it was college. A pros and cons list told me moving to Phoenix was worth taking a chance, and so I moved accepting a job with The Arizona Republic. Shortly after, I left the journalism field for a switch in careers, specializing in corporate marketing and branding.
On the side, I started a graphic design boutique and a few short years later, became a shutterbug launching Diana Elizabeth Photography. I decided to leave corporate America and give it a year to work as a full-time entrepreneur to see if I could live my dreams. A few years later, I met my husband Benjamin, known as Mr. Wonderful, and six months after our first date, we said I do on a snowy day in Sedona.
As I blogged about my work as a photographer, words kept coming and they never stopped. This blog has become a blend of using all my creative passions and entrepreneur experiences – writing, marketing, modeling, hosting, and photography. When I shared a story about my broken engagement (I was inspired to share after a tragic episode of The Bachelor), it was so powerful online that I wrote a book about healing from a broken engagement, available on Amazon! I believe God can use our stories to bring light to others, whether painful or powerful!
Thank you for being here and spending a part of your day with me.
Sizing reference: I am 5’7.5″ and 120 lbs.