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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.

Haley and Davey’s “Desert Elegance” Wedding

I can’t imagine anything about Haley and Davey’s wedding that could’ve been better than it was. It had all a bride and groom could ask for!

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A gorgeous location at Omni Montelucia in the desert of Arizona…

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… an incredibly talented wedding coordinator (Ashley Gain) who helped them pull off not only a smooth day, but also these gorgeous details!

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They had family and friends there to support them, who were all having a ton of fun at the same time.

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And of course, they had each other.

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Although we hadn’t been able to meet Haley and Davey before the wedding, when we first met them on the big day, we immediately knew that we liked them and were so happy to be a part of this special day for them!

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Once we met Davey’s daughter, who got to play a major role in this important day, we were even happier for this new family starting out together.

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It was a beautiful day, both visually and emotionally. Congratulations Haley and Davey! I hope it was everything you hoped it would be and more!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Haley and Davey’s “Desert Elegance” Wedding, here.

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Lisa and Pavel’s Marriage of Family and Beauty

Lisa and Pavel’s wedding is one that I (Breanna) will always remember as being focused on family and beauty…. and how the two intertwine perfectly.

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Even from when we first spoke with Lisa and Pavel about their vision for their wedding, they knew right away that they wanted this to be about their loved ones enjoying themselves in a beautiful setting.0025

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Their goal was for their wedding to feel more like an “intimate dinner party” rather than a formal wedding.

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After being a part of their wedding day and seeing how love seeped out of every gorgeous aspect of their day, I’d say they accomplished their dreams!

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The details of their wedding were made up of many pieces of family memories and tradition…

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… and their guests laughed, danced, and talked the night away under the stars that were just beyond the greenery enveloping them at The Villa San Juan Capistrano.

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It was a perfect picture, and hopefully just like the one that Lisa and Pavel had in their heads all along!

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Congratulations you two! I hope your wedding was all you’d dreamed it would be, plus more!

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Click to see the rest of Lisa and Pavel’s Marriage of Family and Beauty.

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Kimberly and Brent’s Beautiful Mountain Wedding

When Kimberly and Brent told us they were getting married in Arizona in the summertime, I have to admit that our first reaction was, “mmmm, I think we might be busy that day?”

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If you’ve ever been to Arizona in the summer, you understand why we’d have even the smallest hesitation to working with an amazing couple who’s wedding we’d normally love to be a part of!

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When they told us it was in Flagstaff Arizona, we breathed a huge sigh of relief because Northern Arizona weather is beautiful in the summertime!

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Not to mention the actual scenery is the stuff post cards are made of!

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Once we jumped in with both feet first, thrilled to be a part of this wedding with such a great couple in such a beautiful place, we started getting really excited for the big day ahead!

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And I think you’d agree, that day did not disappoint!

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This couple and the memories their friends and family helped to create (like, really really helped to create, as some helped set up and tear down the wedding!), were so lovely and so worthy of such sweet celebration.

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(Head to our Facebook page to share or tag yourself in the photos!)

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And as I mentioned, the scenery is one that no guest will soon forget, with it’s blue skies, wide open fields, and impressive pine trees.

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Kimberly and Brent, just so you guys know, we would’ve been happy about being a part of your wedding, even if it had been in a much hotter and uglier place! We just may have been a TINY bit less excited in the days leading up to it!;-)

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Congratulations to you both! We’re so excited for you!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Kimberly and Brent’s  Beautiful Mountain Wedding!00350021

The Smith Family Heads to the Beach!

We have a long history with the Smith family. It all started with lugging an entire bed frame out into the desert,  piles and piles of feathers, the cops and a threat to go to jail, a very nice golf course, running to catch enough sunlight to shoot in, and finally, a finished photo shoot that you can see here!

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Since then, we’ve gotten a little more refined in our shoot planning.

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This time it was just sunshine, water, and a little sand that made up a great family photo session.

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But just so you know, we love you guys enough that we would do the whole “bed in a field” fiasco with you all over again if you asked us to!

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Click to see the rest of the Smith Family Photo Session.

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Madison’s Beach Senior Session

Five years ago Madison’s mom called us and asked us to photograph her daughter’s senior session. Breanna and I (Scottie) knew right away that we loved working with both mom and daughter and were pretty excited that she had 3 more kids that would someday need senior sessions. A few years after that, her son was up to graduate and our other photography team at the time, Josh and Kelley, did an amazing job with his senior session, although I am really bummed that we didn’t get to shoot it. So I was very excited when we got a call from this same family to let us know that the 3rd kid, Madison, was graduating, and even more excited that they would be coming to So-Cal so that we could shoot her session on the beach! I had so much fun photographing Madison, this was one of my most enjoyable sessions ever.

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Thank you both for coming out to California for your senior session! I loved it and I hope you had as much fun as I did!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Madison’s Beach Senior Session.