this is us

Lorin and Deniane grew up in the same town, only one year and one grade apart in a town of about 3500 people with an average graduating class of 60-80 students. We probably should have run into each other much sooner, but met in band class in 1987 when Deniane played in the percussion section behind Lorin, the trombone player. She saw his long, thick hair in front of her every day and thought it looked fun to braid! Eventually she asked if she could try it, and he said sure, why not. We started talking, then dating, then married in 1991.


the start of something great

We both were introduced to photography in the fourth grade when we built little pin-hole cameras and took and developed our own photos in class.  Mr. Derald Kurtz was our teacher and this “exposure” to photography (see what I did there?) set us both on a life-long pursuit of seeing beauty through the lens of camera. 

Lorin took art and advanced photography classes in high school while Deniane delved into yearbook and journalism, remaining a diehard point-and-shoot person until 2005 when she wrote a children’s book commemorating the history of our hometown of Blanding, Utah, and needed professional photos to accompany it. At that time we bought our first digital SLR and have never looked back. Since then we’ve taken thousands of photos all across the United States. 

keepin’ at it


Our favorite activity together is a photography date where we break out the big lenses and our subjects are scenery and wildlife. 


In our spare time, we keep up on our music as members of the Utah Old Time Fiddlers Association – where he plays the banjo and I rock the washtub bass.

– lorin & deniane


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.