Hi, I’m Deniane Kartchner (pronounced Denny-Ann), a portrait and event photographer based out of historic Ogden, Utah. I guess you could say I’m a “time-travel photographer” – I love to bring history to life in beautiful color, or turn back time through classic black-and-whites. I love visits to museums and living history reenactments as well as participating in events which focus on making memories with my family (which now includes four grown kids, their spouses, and our first grand baby!) I’m part-daydreamer, part documentarian, and my photography style reflects a combination of the real and ideal. In my spare time, my husband Lorin and I are members of the Utah Old Time Fiddlers Association – where he plays the banjo and I rock the washtub bass!
In my former work life I’ve been the layout editor for a history magazine, a newspaper photo editor and photographer, and the photo restoration specialist for a multimedia company. My bachelor’s degree is in elementary education, and I especially love working with children. I started photography in earnest in 2005 when I wrote a children’s book focusing on the history of my hometown of Blanding, Utah, and needed specific photos to accompany it. Since then I’ve taken thousands of photos all across the United States!
In all of my work I aim for soft, natural light and a modern vibe with elements of times gone by, all with the intent to get lost in a moment and preserve it for generations to come.
Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here!