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My name is Darleane Johnston, family photographer, and welcome to Chickadee Photos in Vancouver, BC

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top 50 family photographer

I was recently named a top family photographer by VancouverMom.ca. I can't wait to work with you.

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I have always admired the creativity of Darleane’s picture for small families, so we were very happy when she agreed to go outside her comfort zone and take pictures of our large family group.( 7 adults and 5 children). Darleane was so patient and professional with all of us, the little kids and “the big kids”. She chose the perfect location and spent time with each person making sure we would have many terrific pictures to view. It was fun and a wonderful family time, thanks to Darleane. The hardest part of this whole experience was deciding on which of the wonderful pictures we were going to get. My pictures are now framed and I see my beautiful family where ever I look.

The P 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

Easter Photo Shoots for Families with Kids

Easter is just two days away. While my client families have booked their springtime family photo sessions a month ago when the first cherry blossoms created pink canopies, there is still time to have an impromptu family photo session in your own backyard. Good Friday’s forecast calls for warm sunny weather this Sunday, and I’m excited that I can take [ … ] Read More