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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 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

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