Wednesday, December 28, 2011


This has been quite a whirlwind of a year! Just had to get that out before I mention that this is my very first blog post. :) I'm hoping to write more in the new year as I have always loved writing so very much. We'll see where it takes me. I thought I would take a moment and write it all down...all of the amazing things that I have done this year, fears that have been conquered (or still conquering). It has been a year of so many 'firsts'. I adopted two rescue dogs with my boyfriend. I believe they saved me more than I helped save them. I went to my first ever photography workshop this year, followed by a second and in the new year have a few others already lined up. Collaborating and meeting other artists has made me grow so much as an artist but also, and more importantly, as a person. I've come a long way pushing through some pretty debilitating fears. Fear of the unknown, fear of making mistakes in front of others, fear of not being able to impress artists whom I look up to. I'm just gonna say one thing - fear is so dumb. So much wasted energy. Anywho, now when I feel afraid of something, I know I have to do it, tackle whatever it is head on. And I am so at peace afterwards. Just in the last few months I have begun collaborating with other artists, working with models...doing things I had always thought about but kept to myself mostly. There is nothing better than leaving your comfort zone (which I plan to do SO much more of). So many things in the works next year I can barely keep my composure (eek!). I'm going to end it with some pictures, just some very special moments for me over the last 12 months. Happy New Year!

Christine, the first model I ever worked with. 

The day I met Sarah Ann Loreth and Dawn
Anna Mills
Olivia, taken at my 2nd workshop with Brooke Shaden in NYC
one of my favorite self portraits of the year (and the 1st time i was able to conquer the fear of shooting in front of a crowd)


  1. Congrats Diana! I'm so happy that you are doing exactly what you should be...I'm soooo happy you are conquering Fear. Such a ridiculous small but so debilitating. I think that you are well on the way to winning this battle. And congrats on the blog, I took the plunge last week and now am thinking about what to write :)

  2. Thinking about what to write will be the death of you! I constantly complain about how I have nothing to write about. But then *poof* it comes to me. Good luck. I will add you to my blogroll!

  3. Love the last photograph! Really beautiful and serene...


  4. Wow, what a great first post! For someone who talks about struggling to break through fears, I am impressed with your ability to express your inner world with us! I struggle with self-deprecation, performance anxiety and fear in general. I once read a quote that said, "Fear is misguided faith." Love the pics! Esp. self portrait in water & Angela! Keep up the amazing work!! :-)

  5. I have tears in my eyes, Di. I am so proud of you both as the woman (my sister) that you have grown into and as an amazing photographer. You are also such a good person. You have saved so many little lives with the love and care you offer them. I am so proud of you and I know you can accomplish anything you want and you will...there is no doubt in my mind.

  6. Keep posting girlfriend!!! I look forward to more. :-)