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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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“My rambunctious 3 year old son and I had an appointment with Darleane from Chickadee.  Carter has a mind of his own and a very strong will.  Darleane was amazing.  He loved working and playing with her!!  She was fantastic with us both.  She was patient, fun, positive and efficient.  We both enjoyed our time with her and the photos are great!  She caught us in our natural state – all of them in fact!  I love the expressions she captured. Each one is so totally and completely ‘us’.  I couldn’t be more pleased with her work!”

The Perry Family

Nikon D800 Review for Family Photography

What do I use to capture those candid moments of infants, babies, toddlers, kids and parents at home or at play in the park? I prefer to shoot with the Nikon D800. This is a 36.3 megapixel FX-format HD-SLR that has low noise, top dynamic range and the most striking array of colours. When [ … ] Read More

My Advice to Photography Students Overwhelmed by Photo Equipment Costs

When you’re just starting out, you may have a good camera body with a growing number of lenses and filters. Beyond a remote shutter release and a decent tripod, how can you afford to be a gear-ready photography student with all the right stuff—without going over your budget? Photography students are eager to get [ … ] Read More