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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.

Nicole’s Family Maternity Session (by Josh & Kelley)

We (Josh and Kelley) had the pleasure of meeting Nicole during a wedding we photographed last October.

Then, about a month ago, Nicole contacted us about doing a maternity session.


For this second bundle of joy (her and her husband already have one adorable little girl), she wanted her maternity session to be a family ordeal.


We LOVED this idea!


It’s such a sweet way to show where they are as a whole family at this moment in time.


They already have the one of the most adorable (and well-behaved) three-year-olds we’ve EVER met!


So that new addition is going to have some serious competition when it comes to claiming the title of cutest family member. We have a feeling they’re going to tie for first.


Congratulations on the amazing family that you already have Nicole. We’re so excited that it will be growing into an even more epically awesome family in the near future!


See more of Nicole’s Family Maternity Session HERE.

Riley’s Uber Cool Senior Session (by Scott & Breanna)

If you were to go into my (Breanna’s) head when I was a 6 year old little girl, dreaming of being super cool teenager, you would see that I was pretty much picturing myself being as cool as Riley.

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Because she’s pretty much the coolest thing ever.

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You know, there she is, just being her normal awesome self as she rides down her penny board alongside the San Clemente pier. See, now you wish you were as awesome as her too, right?!

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More than just being really, really… OK REALLY cool, she also happens to be beautiful, adorable, and all other things that help make your pictures turn out great!

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(You can’t help but being adorable if you’re a person who loves giraffes as much as she does!)

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So while I’d like to say these pics are great because we’re such incredible photographers, I’m sure we’d be overstating our role in it!

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Oh and since I’ve gone on and on about her impeccable style and eye catching looks, let me stray away from the surfacy stuff and let you know that she also is an amazing person as a whole!

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Just in the time we spent with her that day, we could immediately tell that she’s the kind of girl you want to be around. She was so fun and great to talk to in between her bike rides and skateboarding tricks (well, OK maybe not “tricks” per say!)!

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Not to mention, she has some mad soccer skills and is headed off to college with a scholarship to prove it!

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Riley, we had a lot of fun working with you and we wish you good luck in all you do. Plus, we hope you really kill it on the soccer field in college. Congrats and good luck!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Riley’s Uber Cool Senior session!

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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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