Meet Your Candid Family Photos Pro

I'm Darleane Johnston, a busy mom and an experienced family photographer. My specialty is outdoor candid photos of kids.

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I post photos and share my thoughts on family photography. Let's connect through my Chickadee Photos page.

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I was named a top family photographer by Book a shoot for the best outdoor candid family photos.

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Darleane did a fabulous job on our family portraits. She was flexible about scheduling to suit our baby’s routine, and she created an easy, relaxed atmosphere at the shoot. From beginning to end, the experience felt effortless, owing in large part to the fact that she is such a pro. In fact, the only challenging part was narrowing down our photo selections because there were so many great shots for us to choose from! In short, we wholeheartedly recommend her.

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Why Selfie Sticks Are Ridiculous

I’m a professional photographer who believes selfie sticks are ridiculous. I’m not alone. Wedding photographers, museums and tourist sites, and even CNN have reported on or called for a ban on these narcissistic arm extenders that let us take smartphone photos. Tom Hanks’ took an above-the-chin portrait with David Letterman this week. He joked that the angle makes [ … ] Read More

Mother’s Day Photoshoot Ideas for Families

After the cherry blossoms and daffodils have gone and just before the begonias are in full bloom, families with children of all ages celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. As both new and returning clients aim to book a Mother’s Day photoshoot, ideas of what to wear and where to go fill my inbox. They’re [ … ] Read More