Meet Your Candid Family Photos Pro

I'm Darleane Johnston, a busy mom and an experienced family photographer. My specialty is outdoor candid photos of kids.

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I post photos and share my thoughts on family photography. Let's connect through my Chickadee Photos page.

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I was named a top family photographer by VancouverMom.ca. Book a shoot for the best outdoor candid family photos.

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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.

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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

Why You’re Self-conscious about Photos

It’s a special day with your family when you meet me at the park. As you and your kids begin to play and I begin to point my lens, I see you tug at your short sleeves and unroll the hem of your top. Your shoulders are stiff and your smile is forced. I ask what’s [ … ] Read More