David and Layla.

David and Layla.

About the studio

Layla is now 12 years old.
Studio Manager.

She was adopted as a rescue eleven years ago.
Layla accompanies me on most sessions. She is a working dog in the studio and in the field.
Above all, she's my love.

I opened my photography studio in 1989 with my wife, Carol. We support our local economy through many volunteer and philanthropic community activities. We employ exceptional people. The studio is fully licensed and insured. I’m a full-time photographer with regular office hours throughout the week. If not at the studio it’s because I’m in the field with a family and their dogs.

New studio is now open!

Recently, we completed construction of a brand new studio. It’s located near the intersection of Birch and O’Malley Road. Click here for a peek! I designed it based on many of the elements of our long-time studio off of Abbott Road. It features a fully enclosed park setting with many of the props and Alaskana that highlighted our previous location.


Our sessions begin in my South Anchorage studio and often continue in the great Alaska outdoors.  With Layla usually by my side, I’ll guide you, your friends and family along the trails and mountains of Chugach State Park.

I'm most know for my work animal companions and their people, high school seniors, executives, studio and on-location adventures.

Regular Anchorage sessions begin at $150 + Package purchase
High School Senior Sessions are $165 + Package purchase
Executives: $125

Travel time is added for sessions beyond Eagle River to the north or Girdwood to the south.

Prints and packages are sold separately.  Look for special offers on my home page or on my Facebook business page:  David Jensen Photography.

Purchasing portraits

Portraits are purchased at an ordering appointment within a few days following your session appointment.

Packages include digital collections with copyright release, wall portraits, memory books and albums, gifts, greeting cards and much more.

I'll present you with many, many great portraits that will be hard to resist.  My packages begin as low as $250.  What you spend will be up to you.  On average, customers spend anywhere from $400 and up.

I accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard.

Call (907) 868-1680 to schedule your session or consultation.

I really love when friends capture me with Layla in our true element. I'm usually on the other side of the camera. Thanks to Pam York for capturing this moment as we consider the next phase of our trek to Wolverine Peak.

A little about me

I am so fortunate that my parents raised me in Anchorage as a third generation Alaskan.  I'm a kid at heart and absolutely love hiking with dogs.

  • Born in Fairbanks, 1957 (before Alaska statehood.)

  • Graduated from Service High School, 1976

  • Graduated from UAA, BA/Communications and Public Relations, 1989 (2015 - JPC Alumnus of the year)

  • Created Alaska Pet-ography & David Jensen Photography studio, 1989

  • Antique Automobile Mushers of Alaska, President

  • Volunteer Bugler, Bugles Across America

  • Front Row Seats Band, director and musician (trumpet)

  • Scoop the Poop committee (Anchorage Waterways Council), member

  • Alaska Trails and Tails Hiking Group (Facebook Admin and Founder)

  • Anchorage Daily News: 2016 & 2017 Best of Alaska Photographer

  • Volunteer and supporter of many animal care organizations - especially Friends of Pets.

  • Author of four books - It’s Important to Paws series.


What being Alaskan means to me

My studio hosts annual fundraisers in support of people and organizations in need.  This has included:

  • Hurricane relief in TX, FL and Puerto Rico.

  • Medical care cost relief for an Anchorage resident.

  • American Lung Association

  • Friends of Pets

  • My It's Important to Paws series of books raise funds annually to assist with the adoption and care of abandoned animal companions. This program has been in place since 2012.

  • Artwork featuring animal companions is displayed at local hospitals, assisted living homes and more. This artwork brings a sense of calm when it's needed the most.

I love our state, my friends and neighbors.  My studio was created to be a gathering place for people who share my passion for life and giving back to this place that gives so much to us.

Thank you for your support and friendship.  I would love to meet you and yours.


dj & Layla