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

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Working with each family to record lasting memories is really my sole purpose. I can't wait to work with you.

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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.

The Samson’s

Lifestyle Newborn Photo Sessions Capture a Special Bond

The perfect in-studio newborn photographs are adorable. Did you know there’s another spectacular way to capture the special bond that exists between parent and baby? While I begin to build my professional studio to offer exquisitely staged infant photo sessions, I have enjoyed doing lifestyle newborn photo sessions. These are in-home or outdoor photo [ … ] Read More

How to Get Kids to Join the Family Photo Session

Is the ultimate goal of your child’s photo shoot getting your kid to smile? Or do you want to capture their most authentic expressions while they’re immersed in play? I vote for the latter. During your kid photo session, your older kid may not be into it, not be happy about it or simply [ … ] Read More