Wide Open, Beach Sunset, Styled Shoot – Spiral Jetty, Utah

Spiral Jetty Styled Shoot | 08.29.18

Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake

I've decided that a wedding "styled shoot" is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. You drive to a location, meet up with other photographers, and take pictures of beautiful brides and dashing grooms in beautiful dresses (holding beautiful bouquets) in a beautiful location. I'm not normally a wedding photographer, but I LOVED this experience. They held this styled shoot in one of the most peaceful locations in northern Utah - the Spiral Jetty on the Great Salt Lake. I've been here before and it's just such an amazing place out in the middle of nowhere. These days it's quite a trek to get to the water, but when you do, there is sea foam that is awesome to play in and the serene swoop of birds in the sky. So, add the fact that I love this place to the chance to hone some lighting and posing skills, and I am a very happy person today!


Venue: SPIRAL JETTY | Floral Design: LEUCA FLORAL | Taylee's Wedding Dress: CHANTEL LAUREN DESIGNS | Event Design & Styling: HILIARY STEWART PHOTOGRAPHY | Models: Taylee & Ty Wilding, Rebecca & Tyler Christiansen



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.