it’s nice to meet you

Hi, I’m Deniane (pronounced Denny-Ann) Kartchner, an event, portrait, and commercial photographer happy to be 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 vibrant color or turn back time through classic black-and-whites. I’m part “documentarian”- part daydreamer, and my photography style reflects a combination of the real and ideal.

In my former work life I’ve been the layout editor for a history magazine, the photographer for a local centennial history, a newspaper photo editor and photographer, and the photo restoration specialist for a multimedia company. Along with the technical aspects of photography, I bring my knowledge of design and editing to every session – along with my love of people! My degree is in elementary education, and I especially love working with children!

In my spare time, I’m happy jammin’ on my wash tub bass with my husband Lorin and the Utah Old Time Fiddlers and having fun with our four grown kids, their spouses, and our first grand baby. 

Whether we’ve just met, or you’ve known me forever and are just now discovering my secret identity as a photographer, I’m so glad you’re here! 

– deniane

Thank you Deniane for taking such neat pictures at Ryker’s baby blessing! – Sharon

These are such good pictures! I love you and appreciate you! – Cat

Many thanks for capturing these precious photos! You are extremely talented & oh so sweet! – Hannah

Thank you Deniane for taking our family photos this year! You did a wonderful job! – Geri

I love the beautiful photos you took of our daughter’s family. Thank you Deniane! We love this awesome cute family! – Sharon



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.