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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.

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

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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Ashley & Kevin’s “Nothing Better” Engagement Session

I know I often say, “what’s better than____ and then follow it up with something better. But this time I’m going to change it up on you. This time I’m asking “what’s better than an adorable, very in love couple who’s about to get married?”and I’m proposing that the answer is… nothing!00610053Nothing is better than an adorable, very in love couple who’s about to get married!0034 I mean, having a very fun and chill engagement session with said couple is PRETTY good…00930016… but still not BETTER.0029Having the perfect location for said engagement photo session is PRETTY good…00550050… but still not BETTER.0059Having a couple who also happens to look really good together in said photos, is PRETTY good…00730007… but still not BETTER.0028 See what I mean?! There really is nothing better than an adorable, very in love couple who’s about to get married!00030070I rest my case!0060Click to see the rest of the photos from Ashley and Kevin’s “Nothing Better” Engagement Session. Click to Follow us on Facebook to be the first to see when Ashley and Kevin’s Wedding photos go up!00320080

Kevin & Carrie’s Park Adventure Engagement Session

What’s better than an engagement session with a fantastic couple at the always gorgeous Balboa Park in San Diego?carrie_kevin0045carrie_kevin0038Only a session with all that, PLUS their adorable little daughter!carrie_kevin0011carrie_kevin0063carrie_kevin0092

(She’s one year old now and I think she’s pretty proud of it!)

As you can see, Kevin and Carrie’s session had it all and then some.carrie_kevin0033carrie_kevin0081There’s the incredible architecture the park has to offer…carrie_kevin0073… the mind blowing feats of nature…carrie_kevin0048… the little fiesta area of shops I never knew about…carrie_kevin0085… and then there’s this little one!carrie_kevin0064carrie_kevin0069What more could we ask for in an engagement session?carrie_kevin0031carrie_kevin0044carrie_kevin0005Kevin and Carrie, thanks so much for planning the perfect session, for being up for quite a hike around the park, and for spending as much time as we needed with you… and then some! I know I used the word “adventure” pretty liberally in the title of this post, but hey, we DID survive major clothing malfunctions, slippery slopes around fairytale tree roots, and this lip…carrie_kevin0026… so I think we’re ready to take on the best wedding day EVER! See you guys there, we can’t wait!carrie_kevin0089

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Click to see the rest of Kevin and Carrie’s Park Adventure Engagement Session.

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3 States, 2 People, 1 Wedding: Chenaill and Auggie’s Engagement

As Chenaill and Auggie well know, being engaged while living in separate states is tough!0011  Especially when the state you’re getting married in is neither of the ones that either of you are living in! Three states, two people, and one wedding. Now that is complicated!00670045But when you see them together, it’s obvious that it’s all well worth it.00030034Who cares about complication when you’re this in love?!0065Plus, I think that Chenaill and Auggie are up for the challenge! They decided to make the most of their time in California by having their engagement session done at the same time they were here checking things off the wedding planning to do list.008500380046We also made a little checklist of our own for the engagement session!0064Laughing and having a fun time together? Check.0004Seeing someplace new and different? Check.00390009Hanging out on the beach? Check.0070Being really really ridiculously good looking? Double check.008200760042Goals accomplished! Overall it was a fantastic session! 0087Chenaill and Auggie, we had so so SO much fun with you guys!!!0075I hope you love the pictures as much as we loved taking them! Good luck with all the wedding planning, I think it’s going to be a good one!00660062CLICK HERE to see the rest of the photos from Chenaill and Auggie’s Engagement Session!