Personal | Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm | St. George, Utah

This morning, my brother and my nephew took me and Lorin to the Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm – a workable farm owned by the Seegmiller Family, who gifted the land to the City of  St. George so the city could build an historical farm with the look of the original homestead. It is beautiful. There are goats, chickens, and cows that live at the farm. I also met a donkey and some sheep. The eggs from the chickens and the fruit and vegetables harvested from the orchard and garden area are donated to Switchpoint Community Resource Center which provides a community soup kitchen, onsite emergency food pantry and a thrift store. What an amazing resource for the community of St. George!

It’s been awhile since I’ve felt truly at peace. But, while I was here, I stepped back into time and stillness and just recognized the beauty of the earth we’ve been given. We got there at 6:30 a.m, the moon still visible in the sky. As the sun rose, it glistened on everything. We spread out and took photos in the places we felt called to.  I was mesmerized by the sheep and the lambs, grazing in the fields with the cows!  In the end I took some pictures of these amazing men in my life taking pictures. Such a beautiful, perfect morning. 


Hello, and welcome to the blog! I’m Deniane (pronounced Denny-Ann) Kartchner. I’m a lifestyle portrait, event, and commercial photographer based in northern Utah – I capture milestones for families and individuals and help organizations and entrepreneurs showcase what they do!

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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.