Hi, I'm Cherise

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, AK, and identify strongly with my Koyukon Athabascan culture. Denaa is the Koyukon Athabascan word for 'Our People' or 'The People'.

I graduated with my B.A. from Stanford University, and received my M.P.A. with University of Alaska Southeast this past August. I’ve been taking photos since 2015, and I’ve always loved capturing candid moments.

I'm currently based in Valdez, Alaska and have been photographing families, and couples since 2020.

Are you interested in booking me for a commercial shoot? Please fill out my Commercial Contact Form (it's at the bottom of my Contact page).

Meet Taz

I have a poodle mix named Tazlina after the Tazlina Glacier and Tazlina River. She lives and breathes for her frisbee, and loves a good cuddle after a long hike, or adventure.

I'm obsessed with landscape photography

I'm a reluctant adventurer and I love finding the perfect moment for landscape photography. It needs to have the dramatic lighting, stark shadows and a little bit of mystery. Follow my Instagram to see some of my favorite photos.

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