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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Hire a Top Kids-First Photographer

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

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As a young first time mom I was a bit nervous having someone I didn’t know take picture of my infant, however Darleane was so personable and made me feel comfortable right away. I wasn’t sure how well the pictures would turn out because my baby was having a fussy time and needing to sleep. Darlene was able to take advantage of him sleeping and captured some beautiful shots. The photographs she took are a work of art and something my son and I will treasure forever.

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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