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  • We are the Chansons!

    We are the Chansons! We are Scott and Breanna Chanson and we live and breathe to tell stories…. We were married in 2005, and as we stood saying our vows at the altar, neither of us could've predicted the incredible story our life together would develop into. Since we began shooting weddings in 2006, we've had a whirlwind of unforgettable experiences. We've shot all over the U.S. as well as internationally. We've gained an invaluable following of loyal fans who have encouraged us to continue on… even through the rough times. We've developed ourselves into teachers and mentors for other photographers and small businesses. We've expanded Radiant by adding a new photography team and creating a home base in both Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ. Through all this, we've discovered that the two most important things to us are people and their stories. Radiant Photography exists to help us meet amazing people and allows us to tell their stories. We hope you enjoy this shared experience into one another's worlds.

Kevin and Carrie’s Emotional Wedding

We all know that there are some pretty incredible aspects involved in a wedding day.002300330037There’s the gorgeous location and all it has to offer…0018

(In this case the location was the ever amazing Condor’s Nest Ranch, one of our all time favorite places to shoot at… and you can see why!)

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… there’s the amazing dresses…00010016… okay, okay, the tuxes are pretty stylin’ as well!0013

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There’s the stunning flowers…

00110062… of course, the adorable little ones…00030026… oh, and let’s not forget the bling!0069There are so many amazing reasons to love a wedding, that it’s hard to name just one that stands out. Well, at least in most weddings it may be hard to name one that stands out. But in Kevin and Carrie’s wedding there was a very clear part that stood out to me (Breanna) as being my favorite.0021The best thing about Kevin and Carrie’s wedding to me was the emotion involved in it.003900410040There were tears, smiles, laughs, and plenty of hugs to go around.004400630061It was so beautiful to watch Kevin and Carrie’s reveal moment as both tried unsuccessfully to keep it together.00060007

(Read more about why Kevin and Carrie chose to see one another before the ceremony here).

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And I can’t even describe how wonderful it was watching them committing their lives to one another during the ceremony.00460053Not to mention laughing along with them as they fully enjoyed every second alone during the picture time after the ceremony.00290032It truly was such a beautiful and special day for everyone. Including for us as photographers. Kevin and Carrie, thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of this special moment in your lives, it truly was an honor to witness it and we couldn’t be happier for the two of you. Congratulations!!!003000650027Click to see the rest of Kevin and Carrie’s Emotional Wedding Day photos here.00590058

Martin and Emily’s Lovely and Loving Wedding

Martin and Emily’s wedding was one of my (Breanna’s) favorite kinds.00470054No, not just because of the wonderfully fun people…00190012

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0013… the stunning flowers (courtesy of Veronica Peters at Table Tops Etc) …00170014… or the adorable flower girls…0032… though those were all great reasons to love it as well!005600240050005200220062No, the reason I truly loved Emily and Martin’s wedding was because it was all about the relationships that were present on this big day.002900310040Not just about the relationship between Martin and Emily, though that of course was one of the main features that made me smile.0003

(About to see one another on their wedding day for the first time!)

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(In case these pictures don’t say it enough, you can read more about why Martin and Emily wanted to see one another before the ceremony here).

0008But it was also about their friends and family who, as you can see, love them dearly and couldn’t have been happier for the two of them.00660067You know it’s a major celebration for all, when almost every single picture you’re looking through has at least one person who’s smiling, dancing, laughing, or clapping!006500300015That’s just how Martin and Emily’s wedding was and I hope they can remember it for all time exactly as it was… as a beautiful and joyful celebration in it’s full glory.0016004200430044Thank you Martin and Emily, for including us in such a special occasion that made so many people so happy… it did the same for us! I can’t think of a better way we could have spent the day than by being at a place so full of smiles and love.0057Thanks to the both of you for including us in that and making us feel a part of it all. Count us in as more of the many people who are so incredibly happy for the two of you. Congratulations!00590060Click to see the rest of Martin and Emily’s Lovely and Loving Wedding photos here.005800640061

The Adorable Tucker Family Photo Session

Who doesn’t love an adorable family with a super smiley little girl?!000300230030I for one, can’t resist it! I’m not quite a cheek pincher yet, but give me a couple of years with this one and my fingers may develop an itch that only those cheeks can scratch!0070I mean, come on, tell me you can resist that little face!0072Even when she’s not smiling, she’s still irresistible.0071005800380062I’m not sure how her parents can ever say no to her! They have their work cut out for them… especially her dad! With her looks and personality growing as fast as she does… he’s in trouble!00680063The fact that her mom planned this session so perfectly, with the perfect outfit for the little one, and the perfect location…00110035…definitely helps add to the photos, even though these photos don’t technically need all that much more in them than just these wonderful people themselves!0045I mean, if there’s one thing that’s better than an adorable little girl with her wonderful family, it’s definitely having all of that in a place as gorgeous as the Canals on Venice Beach!00160036Thanks to the Tucker family for letting us spend a little time with one of the most amazing little girls on the planet, and for planning a great session that was so much fun for us!00670043You guys are the best!003200440020Click to see more of The Adorable Tucker Family Photo Session here.0074

The Abrahms Family’s Pre-Christmas Pictures

One of the best parts of our job is that we get to be there for major milestones as we watch people’s lives grow and change.00820098So we consider it a huge honor whenever we get to work with people more than once!00260072Which is why we couldn’t be happier to be taking photos of the Abrahms family for the third time!00490102When we first started, this little one…0088…was actually little!00640003

(As you can see, he’s now a big boy of three years.)

Then he had a new little brother added on…0135…who has somehow grown up as well!0028Now they’re both running around and playing like it’s their last day on earth!01040086And we are thrilled we get to be the ones to capture it.011701200093Or at least attempt to capture it as they zoom past us!00550100It’s been so fun watching the Abrahms grow and change!010800950065We can’t wait to see what beautiful things are in store for the year ahead of you, Abrahms Family!00150119A VERY early Merry Christmas to you and we’ll see you next year!0121Click to see the rest of the Abrahms Family’s Pre-Christmas Pictures.00810083

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Kim and Will’s Hottie, Hot, Haute Wedding Day

I (Breanna) do believe that the title to this blog post, “Kim and Will’s Hottie, Hot, Haute Wedding Day” is one of my most accurate post titles yet!favorites_0016Exhibit A: Kim and Will were both quite the hotties on their wedding day!favorites_0054favorites_0004

favorites_0003(The picture above makes me love Kim even more! The expression, the nerves, the excitement, the beauty…. so gorgeous in this one, Kim! Oh, and you look good too, Will!)

favorites_0022favorites_0053Exhibit B: If you were there, I don’t even have to tell you. It was freaking H-O-T on their wedding day (and I’m from Phoenix!)!!!favorites_0030favorites_0028Like, a truly, make up melting, flower wilting, tuxes sticking, guests soaking their feet in the pool, kind of hot.favorites_0061And yet, by looking at the pictures, you would never know it.favorites_0010

(Well, except for in this one where the guys went to the edge of the hill to catch a breeze!)

That’s because everyone was so happy for Kim and Will and enjoying this wedding so much that they just went with it!favorites_0033favorites_0068We REALLY have to thank the bridal party because they were so kind to us during picture time, and hardly even whined when we’d make them stand in direct sun for a shot here and there! That’s saying a lot, thanks guys!favorites_0011favorites_0013

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Seriously, despite their faces being on fire, everyone still managed to keep up their smiles all day… and not just at picture time! These were true, genuine smiles for and from a truly happy couple!favorites_0034favorites_0066

(See?! They’re photo bombing out of love!)

And now for Exhibit C: This wedding was the epitome of “haute” with the major style it had!favorites_0002I mean, Kim and Will did choose one of our all time favorite wedding venues, Condor’s Nest Ranch, so we knew they had class from the beginning.favorites_0039favorites_0064favorites_0067But when we arrived and saw all the amazing special touches they put on everything, we were sold on their style skillz!wedding_0354wedding_0309wedding_0727Kim and Will, you guys did it! You pulled off a perfect and beautiful wedding on one of the hottest wedding days we’ve seen in years!favorites_0035I can’t even begin to tell you guys how much we absolutely loved being a part of this with you. You two were obviously made for each other and, I mean this in the least cheesy way possible, your love radiates out to everyone around you. That’s just the best way to describe it… you can tell by all the glowy radiantness flooding around you in so many of these shots!favorites_0059You somehow manage to make everyone around you feel loved just by being your kind and thoughtful selves. You even treated us like rock stars instead of just the hired help we were that day… and we love you all the more for it! Thanks for making this day special for us as well, just by being the amazing people you are!favorites_0036We know you’re going to do great things now that you’ve combined your loving super powers!favorites_0023Congratulations, you guys deserve it!favorites_0065Click to see the rest of the photos from Kim and Will’s Hottie, Hot, Haute Wedding Day!favorites_0049favorites_0048