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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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I wanted to have some professional photos taken of my boys before I returned back to work, but I was a little nervous. Having an active 6 year old and a curious 1 year old I wasn’t sure if they would cooperate long enough to get a great shot, but Darleane had some great ideas! I got the sense right away that she was an experienced photographer and Mom,which for me was a winning combination. I absolutely love my photos and plan to book a family photo session.


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