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 VancouverMom.ca. Book a shoot for the best outdoor candid family photos.

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Our experience with chickadee photos was lovely. From booking the shoot to the finished product, it was a wonderful experience. I feel our family was captured perfectly and the images are beautiful. It really reflected this moment in our sons development and he really showed his personality in the images. Some of the pictures were so funny because they really showed his naughty and playful personality; priceless.

I have recommended chickadee photos to my friends and would love to book another session in the future. Thanks for the memories you captured!

Baby J and Family

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

Why You’re Self-conscious about Photos

It’s a special day with your family when you meet me at the park. As you and your kids begin to play and I begin to point my lens, I see you tug at your short sleeves and unroll the hem of your top. Your shoulders are stiff and your smile is forced. I ask what’s [ … ] Read More