Our experience with chickadee photos was lovely. From booking the shoot to the finished product, it was a wonderful experience. I feel our family was captured perfectly and the images are beautiful. It really reflected this moment in our sons development and he really showed his personality in the images. Some of the pictures were so funny because they really showed his naughty and playful personality; priceless.

I have recommended chickadee photos to my friends and would love to book another session in the future. Thanks for the memories you captured!

Baby J and Family

A picture tells a thousand words and captured by a professional with the same love and compassion as yourself, makes for a lifetime of memories. Despite the chaotic environment, Darleane was able to bring to light the beauty of our child, the playfulness of our 3 dogs and the loving nature of the family.

Janine, George and Quinlan

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

Darleane did a fabulous job on our family portraits. She was flexible about scheduling to suit our baby’s routine, and she created an easy, relaxed atmosphere at the shoot. From beginning to end, the experience felt effortless, owing in large part to the fact that she is such a pro. In fact, the only challenging part was narrowing down our photo selections because there were so many great shots for us to choose from! In short, we wholeheartedly recommend her.

The Samson’s

Darleane’s photographs perfectly captured the carefree, adventurous expressions of our 2-year old, and our whole family had fun walking through the park catching the late afternoon light! Her expertise both in photography and in working with children came through in the pictures.


The H Family

Chickadeephotos is extraordinary. Darleane is very professional, kind and flexible. She listens to your ideas. You definitely can see that she really knows and loves her job. Also, her rapport with us and our 16 month old son was stellar. We will definitely go back next year!

The DeWitt Family

As a young first time mom I was a bit nervous having someone I didn’t know take picture of my infant, however Darleane was so personable and made me feel comfortable right away. I wasn’t sure how well the pictures would turn out because my baby was having a fussy time and needing to sleep. Darlene was able to take advantage of him sleeping and captured some beautiful shots. The photographs she took are a work of art and something my son and I will treasure forever.

Baby K

“You can really tell Darleane loves her job!  She is great with kids, takes beautiful pictures and has the ability to capture special moments even when the kids aren’t fully cooperating;) We look forward to working with Darleane again in the near future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to friends and family!  It was a great experience and the results were just what we had hoped for.”

The Waddell Family

“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

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.


“Darleane’s website was easy to navigate, her communication by email and phone was prompt, and she had great flexibility with scheduling. Her professionalism and patience was very much appreciated with our 2-week old crying princess. It resulted in beautiful, natural and timeless pictures. Thank you, Darleane.”

Baby Sophie

Outdoor Family Portraits

Darleane is an amazing photographer. We have done shoots with other photographers and none of them match Darleane’s love for photographing kids and families. She has a tremendous eye for getting that perfect picture and has great ideas, yet at the same time is really open to what we wanted as a family. Darleane captures those special moments that occur with a natural feeling. Forget about the traditional, stiff posing and struggling to get the kids to sit still. We were so happy with the photos and the whole experience.

The Pue Family

“Darleane isn’t just a fantastic photographer, she’s great with kids and they respond really well to her. When she has fun with the kids and they look at her with a genuine smile or laugh, she’s able to capture that twinkle that parents are crossing their fingers for! We love her creative talent and her ability to really illuminate our most special moments!”

The Steine family

Baby Photographer Reviews

“I was thrilled how the pictures turned out. Milah doesn’t like getting her photo taken, so I was a little concerned how the shoot was going to go. To my relief, Milah had a great day at the park and Darleane captured some priceless moments. Thanks so much Darleane!”


Family Photographer Reviews

Darleane made the shoot very relaxed and fun. She had a lot of great ideas and was willing to try anything. The kids were just told to do what they would normally do and forget that the camera was there. That approach got some great images and I was very happy with the entire experience!

Tracy Egilson