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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.

Kelly and Andrew’s Fun Vineyard Wedding (by Scott & Breanna)

A gorgeous vineyard wedding set in beautiful southern California with perfect sunshine, hills all around you, and with the people you love laughing and enjoying life together. It sounds like a dream doesn’t it?

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I would think so too, had I not been there to experience Andrew and Kelly’s wedding and learn that dreams can come true… and do!

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Just look at the amazing setting Andrew and Kelly chose for their wedding, it’s perfect!

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Not to mention, there were so many little nooks and crannies around Orfila Vineyards and Winery that we were able to get some super unique looking shots as well!

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And when I say their friends and family were really enjoying Kelly and Andrew’s wedding, it would be an understatement. Because this wedding was an amazing event to be a part of!

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(Bridal party praying around the couple during the ceremony).

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I think it was more than just the great party that Kelly and Andrew threw that made their guests giddy, it was also them getting the chance to watch two people who they love and care about commit to spending the rest of their lives together.

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It was definitely an occasion to celebrate!

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I mean, just look at these two! You don’t even have to be a close family member or friend to see that they are completely and madly in love!

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So Kelly and Andrew, congrats on not just planning a beautiful wedding with a fantastic party, but on finding someone you are so obviously meant to be with!

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We couldn’t be happier for you both! Congratulations!

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Click to see more of Kelly and Andrew’s Fun Vineyard wedding here.

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P.S. That’s not all! We went out with Kelly and Andrew for an epic photo shoot the day after the wedding! Like our Facebook page to tag yourself in photos and to be the first to see when Kelly and Andrew’s Unique Session photos (like the one below) go up!0097

 

Lem and Theresa, a Couple Who Knows How to ROCK an Engagement Session (by Josh & Kelley)

Engagement sessions typically start like this:

Couple in front of the camera – “We’re not very photogenic… In fact, we’re SUPER awkward in photos.”

Josh and Kelley – “No way, you guys are going to be naturals! Just you wait and see.”

Lem and Theresa’s session started off with a somewhat similar conversation.


And, just like most couples, with a few clicks of the camera shutter, you could see the fear and nervousness start to melt away.


Seriously, look at them! They really ARE naturals!


When you look at these photos, you don’t see fear and hesitation, you see smiles, laughs, kisses, hugs, and a couple that’s in LOVE!


While we know Lem and Theresa were a bit nervous about their pre-wedding session at first, Josh and I are SO incredibly glad that they decided to give it a go.


Not only did it all work out, it worked out wonderfully, and these two look like rockstars! Lovestruck rockstars!


And now, today (yes… TODAY!), as Lem and Theresa walk down the aisle, photography can be one of the last things on their minds. Why? Because they’ve done this whole photo-shoot thing before, and, like I said, they’re NATURALS.


They can trust in the fact that we’ve got the photos covered, and they need only to be in the moment, and enjoy the awesome celebration that they’ve planned.


We can’t WAIT to be a part of your incredible wedding today Lem and Theresa! We know, that just like the two of you, it’s going to ROCK!


Click to see the rest of Lem and Theresa’s Engagement Session.

Keri and Jason’s Family Engagement Session (by Scott & Breanna)

Just when we (Scott & Breanna) thought engagement sessions couldn’t get any more awesome….

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….Keri and Jason added their two year old son into the mix!00690018

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Ok, so maybe he wasn’t having as much fun as we were…

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No, that’s not true, he was having a blast!

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I mean, who wouldn’t?! Having mom and dad’s full attention…

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…playing with them in the ocean…

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…in the photobooth…

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…or with whatever cool wall, beam, or pole happens to be near you that you think is awesome for whatever reason?! (He loved that stuff).

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The days don’t get any better than that for a toddler!

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Even if they involve lots of sand in the mouth and a pretty decent jean rash. What great day DOESN’T involve those two things?!

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But in truth, it really wasn’t all about him. It was about his parents.

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They are those other two people in the photos that you may not have noticed behind their son’s cuteness!

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But they were the real stars for the day.

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These are the two people who took a trip from Arizona to California with their two year old son, for the engagement session of their dreams that almost didn’t happen due to their trip taking a turn for the worst. These are the people who put in a lot of hard work to really earn their photos!

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Seriously, my heroes!

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(If you want to be the first to see Keri and Jason’s wedding photos when they go up, like our Facebook page !)

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I hope you guys love the photos and that they were worth all you went through to get them! I hope the rest of your trip was great and that the rest of your time between now and the wedding is amazing as well, because we can’t wait to see you laughing and having fun again on your big day!

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See you soon!

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Click to see the rest of Keri and Jason’s family engagement session.

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Jackie and Charlie’s Wedding – The Sweetest Love Story You’ve Ever Heard (by Josh & Kelley)

Are you ready for the sweetest love story you’ve ever heard?

You know back when you were a kid and you dreamed about the guy/girl that you would marry? Wouldn’t it be exciting if he/she was somebody you already knew? Could it be the boy/girl next door? Well, for Jackie and Charlie, this dream was pretty much a reality.


Charlie and Jackie’s story started WAY back in elementary school.


Adorable little Jackie joined a brand new Sunday school club, and a small but chivalrous Charlie was more than willing to show her the ropes and become one of her first friends in the group.


According to Charlie, they “became instant friends, and started a relationship to last a lifetime.”


Fast forward a few years, and a newly licensed 16-year-old Charlie was picking Jackie up for a Valentine’s day date. As Jackie’s dad spied on the teenagers from the living room window, the always gentlemanly Charlie opened the car door for his date, and they headed out for dinner and a movie.


Jackie told us that she still looks back on that date and remembers how sweet and kind Charlie was the whole night.


Move the clock forward a few more years, and here they are, all grown-up and getting married!


Isn’t that just the sweetest story?


I (Kelley) couldn’t help but keep thinking about it during their entire wedding day.

When they saw each other for the first time…


As they said their “I Do’s”…

And when they shared their first dace…

I couldn’t help but see those sweet little elementary school kids meeting for the first time; having no idea they were meeting the love of their lives.


Jackie and Charlie, you two have a truly AMAZING story, and Josh and I are so glad that we got to be a part of this chapter. We can’t wait to see all the other wonderful things that are in store for you!


Click to see the rest of the photos from Jackie and Charlie’s Wedding here.


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Amy Sites - Beautiful pictures! I love the way you shared their story as you shared their pictures! The wedding was stunning!

April and Justin’s Cowboy Chic Wedding (by Scott & Breanna)

If you thought “cowboy” and “chic” do not belong together in the same sentence, think again my friend!

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I’ll start you off by telling you my favorite line April used when describing her and Justin’s upcoming wedding to me. She said, “I’m thinking of this as more of a big barbeque, than a wedding”. After hearing that, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this wedding!

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As it turns out, I found that I (Breanna), really do love big barbeques that also happen to be weddings!

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You not only have the opportunity to wear comfortable shoes at the wedding…

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…use unique decorations…

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(If you like the Cowboy Chic feel and want to see more of April and Justin’s AMAZING decor ideas, then you have to check out the rest of their photos here.)

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….and have way more line dancing than I ever knew existed….

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….but you also get the opportunity to actual enjoy your own day because you’re so relaxed and aren’t stressing about anything!

Even with all those great aspects of April and Justin’s wedding, my truly favorite part was that they chose to have it in the same little town that Scottie and I had our wedding at 8 years ago, Pinetop, Arizona!

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Pinteop is a place where it’s hard to have anything BUT a chill wedding, because it’s such a calm little town in the mountains. So I may be biased, but I think April and Justin chose the perfect place for their laid-back wedding/barbeque!

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There was zero and I mean, ZERO stress on April’s part. She was laughing and partying with the best of them instead of worrying about where each person was or where each decoration wasn’t.

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I really do think April and Justin found the key to a stress free wedding. And that key is called “cowboy chic”.

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(A flask toast during the ceremony!)

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(Tag yourself in the photos on our Facebook page to help spread April and Justin’s wedding around for more people to see!)

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Now, you’ll notice that I’m not just saying plain “cowboy”. I’ve added the chic in there for a good reason because this wedding wasn’t all manure and dusty wranglers… this was a wedding with some real chilled out class!

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It might have been viewed as a barbeque by the bride and groom, but it was still a wedding and they chose to treat it as such in all the right ways (pretty decor, a beautiful wedding dress, etc, etc), while ignoring some of the wrong ways (turning into bridezilla, being sleep deprived for months… or years.. before, etc, etc).

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So April and Justin, I have to say that I think you really have this whole wedding thing down! Which makes sense, considering April did plan weddings for a living in Colorado!

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Congratulations you two! We hope the rest of your marriage is as fun as the wedding day was!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from April and Justin’s Cowboy Chic wedding here.

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