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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.


What to Wear for Your Outdoor Family Photo Session

Outdoor family photo sessions take place in lush green parks and picturesque lakes across the Lower Mainland. Outside, families are free to explore, laugh and play together. Young kids tend to smile more and avoid my lens less when distracted by ducks, geese and butterflies. The potential is great for beautiful candid shots full [ … ] Read More

Best Time of Day for Your Outdoor Family Photo Shoot

I encourage clients to meet outside so we may capture family photographs in natural light. Although I have an in-home studio, I often prefer to work as a natural light photographer. This means I enjoy meeting you outside to have a candid family photo session. Whether it’s under the glow of green summertime foliage [ … ] Read More