PHOENIX magazine Summer Getaways – Sedona


PHOENIX magazine’s annual Summer Getaways issue came out in May and I’m happy to finally show these shots I took last fall! The early release of the issue – May instead of June meant less time to get these shots together, hence the early shots in the year.

There was quite a bit of traveling, I did three shots in one day up in Sedona. One, being the amazing and charming chef Lisa Dahl. This is her new restaurant Mariposa, a latin inspired grill which in Spanish means “butterfly”.  It also boasts some spectacular views of Sedona, I highly recommend visiting when you’re up there and give the gorgeous Lisa my regards.

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Next was the Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Page Springs. So charming, right next to a vineyard and a place I’d like to photograph with old trees and open skies.

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If you’re in need for some meditation, 7 Centers Yoga Arts can help you with that.

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I also want to make note that I illegally parked my car at the bottom of this hill, climbed up it in heeled boots and took this shot. I was sweating and thought I was going to slide down the rock but it’s all for the sake of a shot – and unfortunately this shot didn’t make the magazine cut, but that’s how editorial photography goes. If anything, I sure have a great memory and it was worth a hike up Sedona airport vortex.

When I saw that this shot made one of the mock covers, (in addition to another) I was pretty happy to see that!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.



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  • Michelle

    I just want to know if you got a chance to eat the food Lisa made for the shoot (or drank the wine)? Oh, and that weeping willow … LOVE. Those are my favorite trees and I think I could sit under that one ALL day. So fun that you get to travel and do what you love (which you are so gifted in), what a blessing.

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Lisa offered it to me! :) She was so sweet, but I had to head out to the next shoot, I was on a tight deadline! She did however invite me back up so I’ll have to check it out, the menu looked amazing, and the view, spectacular! You’re so sweet, and that’s true, I certainly do love to travel with my camera. Need to find more opportunities like it ;)


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