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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.

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.

Rich and Priya’s Washington Wedding

Since Scottie and I lived first in the desert, and now on the beach, we don’t often get the chance to photograph in beautiful trees and greenery!

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So when Rich and Priya told us their wedding was going to be in Seattle Washington, we were thrilled!

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They rented a house not too far outside of Seattle to house their guests, host their weekend long celebration, and enjoy their actual wedding in!

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It turned out to be a beautiful day (at least until the rain came that evening!), as well as a beautiful wedding!

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Rich and Priya decided to do a mix between a traditional Indian wedding and a traditional American wedding. And the combo went over wonderfully!

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Everyone got to enjoy the best parts of both worlds as they celebrated Rich and Priya’s new wedded bliss!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Rich and Priya’s Washington Wedding!

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Marcus and McKenzie’s “Color Heaven” Wedding

After being a part of Marcus and McKenzie’s wedding, we discovered that there’s just something about purple hair, green eyes and red lips that makes you sit up and take notice!

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Add in a gorgeous bridesmaids in beautiful red dresses….

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… with a beautiful green background to offset it all…

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… and you have a STUNNING wedding that’s made in color heaven!

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But the coloring isn’t the only thing to make up the bride’s beautiful/vintage, yet modern/rocker look. The thing that really pulled the look all together was the vintage dress made by the bride herself… yes, you heard me right… she MADE her own dress!

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And of course there’s the groom. I can’t leave him out of this because he was looking quite dapper himself!

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Talk about a great combination!

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The rest of the ceremony and reception were also quite colorful and beautiful.

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Not to mention, the reception was a great party!

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Congrats Marcus and McKenzie! We wish you the best!

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A special thanks to Shannon Smith at Sassy Soirees for being so helpful in coordinating this day!

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Click to see the rest of Marcus and McKenzie’s “color heaven” wedding here.

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