Arizona Desert


For our Christmas shoot, we headed to the desert five minutes away.

I know in Arizona many prefer to shoot in green fields because they are hard to find, but we thought since we live in the desert that we should embrace it and show our family and friends out of state where we live. ┬áThis can sometimes be difficult for me to admit being from the beauty of Northern California, but I’ve started to treasure the neutral yet magnificent backdrop of the desert.

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{Photos by Melissa Schollaert / Makeup and hair by Lizzy Marsh}

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Lydia

    Love these! And coming from Northern California, I’d actually love to do a shoot in the dessert! This is actually a really pretty spot with all the scrub green and gray rocks!

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Lydia ;) If you ever come out to Phoenix I’ll tell you exactly where this is so you can shoot there! I’ve come to embrace it after many years – the rock textures and the muted colors of shrubbery is a great backdrop :) And it’s quite magnificent at times!


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