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Deniane Kartchner is a Utah native, the great-great-great-granddaughter of English and Scandinavian pioneers who settled southern Utah and northern Arizona. With ties to four generations of railroad workers, her favorite works capture the romanticism of the railroad. She recently was awarded Best in Show at the Eccles Art Center photography competition “Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019” which pays tribute to Ogden’s Railroad legacy and history.

In her spare time, Deniane has adopted folk roots as a member of the Utah Old Time Fiddlers Association (where she rocks the washtub bass!) She loves “time travel” adventures including visits to museums and living history reenactments, as well as participating in events that focus on making memories with her family.

Deniane started photography in earnest in 2005 when she wrote and designed a children’s book focusing on the history of her hometown and needed specific photos to accompany it. In all of her work, Deniane aims for soft, natural light and a modern vibe with elements of times gone by. She loves bringing history to life or turning back time on modern events, all with the intent to get lost in a moment and preserve it for generations to come.

– deniane


i’m happy you’re here!

ky & kannah


Ky & Hannah, our son and daughter-in-law. I remember when they were first dating, they jokingly said their “couple name” was Kyannah. Would they, will they, name a little girl this name? I guess we won’t know for awhile, since they are having a boy, and his name is … Ryker.