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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.

Ashley & Kevin’s Beautifully Perfect Wedding Day

A beautiful setting, a happy couple, and plenty of family and friends to celebrate. That’s what a dream wedding is made of, right?!0031In that case, I’d say that Ashley and Kevin’s wedding had it all!0012First of all, the setting was stunning and the colors chosen for the big day complimented it so well!00010035I can’t get over how pretty the bridesmaids looked in that aqua color for this marina wedding!0006

(Click to tag yourself in some of the photos on Facebook!)

0004Then there was the couple themselves. Could they be any more adorable or in love?!00450040It was so fun to watch them on this day they’ll remember forever. You could just see the joy and love radiating from them. So beautiful!001900080041And of course there were the friends and family who were there to celebrate with Ashley and Kevin!0002000700110003

(She’s definitely the most excited for them!)

Everyone was so happy for this amazing couple, that the celebrating and merriment making just couldn’t be contained!0020This wedding was particularly fun for us as Scottie and I (Breanna) had never been to a Croatian wedding before!002700140054In case you were wondering what the best part of a Croatian wedding is, I’ll spare you the suspense… it’s the cookies!!!!0053It’s tradition at a Croatian wedding for each family to bring a plate of Croatian cookies. However, I did hear that Kevin’s mom baked for five full days straight to provide majority of the cookie love found at this wedding! And these aren’t just any cookies, every single one is decorated differently and tastes amazing in it’s own way! It really is a sight to see them all spread out on tables across half the room, with guests (understandably) clamoring to get as many as they can on their plates before their favorites are gone.0052

(If you love yourself some cookie photos, there are plenty more to see in the gallery with the rest of Ashley and Kevin’s Wedding Photos!)

Once you’ve pulled yourself away from the cookies (if that’s even possible!), you’ll find that Croatians not only know how to bake, but they also know how to party in style with plenty of traditional dances that everyone at the wedding had a blast participating in (along with some typical American favorites as well)!00560055So thanks to Ashley and Kevin for letting us be a part of this beautifully perfect wedding day with the two of you! We hope it was all you’ve dreamed of and more…  and judging by your faces and reactions in the photos, I’d say that’s a safe bet!0026Congrats to the two of you, enjoy the road ahead together!0016Click to see the rest of the photos from Ashley and Kevin’s Beautifully Perfect Wedding Day!00300036

The Ladd Family’s Vacation Session

One of the best times I can think of to do a family photo session is during a family vacation!ladd_0052ladd_0116I mean, how nice is it that everyone is relaxed and having fun doing things they love together?!ladd_0031ladd_0112ladd_0047What better way to commemorate that time than by having a family photo session to capture the moment?!ladd_0077ladd_0130Apparently the Ladd family agrees with me because that is just what they did when they left their home state of Texas to live it up in California for a bit.ladd_0080And live it up they did!ladd_0108ladd_0037ladd_0038ladd_0040But somehow between all of their packed adventures of Disneyland, baseball games, and playing in the waves, they found time to get together with us for their close ups.ladd_0060ladd_0061ladd_0092And we’re so glad they did because we were more than thrilled to help them remember this amazing trip to the California coast, when they were at the beach all together for the first time!ladd_0137Such a fun time for a family!ladd_0139Ladds, I hope that you enjoyed your trip out here to the fullest and that these photos will help you remember an amazing trip forever! Thanks for letting us be a part of it!ladd_0044ladd_0082Click to see the rest of the Ladd family photo session.ladd_0001ladd_0143

Amanda + Javier = someone new!

One of our very very favorite things about wedding photography is that we get to start with a couple at the beginning of their journey together (as early as their engagement!) and often get to follow along with them on their path to parenthood!0068We can’t tell you how much we love getting calls from our past brides and grooms asking us to take photos of their kids!00800083Lucky for us, this was the case with Amanda and Javier! We met them when they were just a wee itty bitty engaged couple and now they are full grown parents!008200610066Somehow Amanda and Javier managed to make this shoot even MORE special by adding in Amanda’s family to make it a bigger picture of the generations of love that have been poured into their one year old little guy!000300430045003000100121That’s right… he’s one year old now! And we have the pictures to prove it in case you didn’t believe us!01160115The extra cool part of this story is that while both us and Amanda and Javier have moved away from Arizona to opposite coasts, it just so happened that the one week this year they were traveling to AZ to visit family, was a week that Scottie and I (Breanna) were doing the same!009500350065

(I know these pictures say otherwise, but I promise that Arizona is not ALL teepees and horses!)

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It’s amazing how well it worked out for us to do this shoot together!

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Amanda and Javier, thank you so much for allowing us to be the ones to continue on this journey with you, despite the odds (or rather the distance) we had going against us to make it work!

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We are so happy we got to see the three of you being a family together! It just melted our little photographer hearts! Hopefully our travel plans will coincide sometime in the future since we’d be more than thrilled to see once again how you guys have grown together as a family!

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Callum and his new family!

Callum is three months old and ready for his close up!

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His parents opted for a three month old session instead of a really early on newborn one, to give him time to settle into his new environment and to give the three of them a chance to settle into their new lives and roles together!

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And it was clear from the moment we got there that those three months together had served them well!

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It was so fun to see this new little family working as such a synched team already! They had their flow together and their relationships were already formed in a way that only love and quality time combined together could do.

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Callum’s parents were very on top of his nap times, feeding times, and most importantly, his moods! So we were able to build the session around when he’d be the most likely to be happy, cuddly, sleepy, or a combo of all three!

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Their play times and cuddle times together were absolutely beautiful and you can tell that Cal is already fully in love with his new mommy and daddy!

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Congratulations to the three of you! We are so happy we got to take a peek into the wonderful little world you three have already built together. It was fantastic and it made us so excited for you guys in the future! Congrats!

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Click to see the rest of Callum and his family’s photos!

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Scott and Ashley’s Beachy Maternity Session

Having good friends just up the road from us is one of Scottie and my (Breanna) favorite things about where we live!varner_maternity0073

(Oh yeah, and this gorgeous beach that we can all walk to together!)

varner_maternity0053So what could be better than adding a new little friend into this whole deal?!varner_maternity0066That’s right, Scott and Ashley are pregnant! And we couldn’t be happier for them!varner_maternity0003We’re looking forward to lots of walks along the canals…varner_maternity0042varner_maternity0015… good laughs…varner_maternity0036varner_maternity0099…beach days…varner_maternity0045varner_maternity0069… and so much more with Scott and Ashley and their new little family member they’re about to welcome into the world!varner_maternity0028But of course before she arrives, we’re making sure we spend some quality time with Scott and Ashley, since from what I hear, they’re about to get very busy!varner_maternity0019So before the baby sessions, comes the maternity session! A chance for us to capture these two lovely people as they are now… pre-baby and so excited for the new things to come!varner_maternity0078varner_maternity0087varner_maternity0093varner_maternity0108Scott and Ashley, we are so excited for you guys and are counting the days until we get to meet your new little girl! We’re all going to have so much fun together… we can’t wait!!!varner_maternity0034varner_maternity0082Click to see the rest of Scott & Ashley’s Beachy Maternity Session.varner_maternity0056varner_maternity0103