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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.

Our Baby Bestie, Finnley (by Scott & Breanna)

Meet our friend, Finnley!

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Isn’t she beautiful?!?!

chung106We know Finnley through our mutual friends (otherwise known as her parents), Allison and Elijah.

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I have to say, Finnley is definitely one of the coolest kids I know. Trust me, you’re going to be glad I introduced you to her!

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For starters, she always greets us with a smile…

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… doesn’t cry TOO much (I mean we all do sometimes, right?)…

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… is always up for exploring…
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… literally!

Oh and most importantly, she has incredibly cool parents who love her and support her throughout it all!

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chung108Finnley, I know one day you’ll probably think your parents are lame and don’t know what they’re talking about, but trust me, as a friend who knows them well, I can tell you that they know a lot more than you think and that they love you more than anything, or anyone, in the world.

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So Future Finnley, just stop bothering them for the car keys, please listen to them about boys, and for heaven’s sake clean up your room! I’m just kidding of course (but seriously, you’re not getting the car keys AGAIN tonight!).

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Scottie and I love you already and we can’t wait to see what a cool big kid/teen/woman you turn out to be one day!

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Martin and Emily’s Coffee Instigated Engagement Session (by Scott & Breanna)

Martin and Emily have an extra special place in my (Breanna’s) heart.

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No, not just because they are super fun to be around (well, yeah because of that too actually!)…

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… and not just because they were amazing in front of the camera (though of course that’s part of it)…

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…but because they met through my beloved former employer, Starbucks!

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Emily is a Starbutian? Starbucker? Starbaritianer? Whatever… you know what I mean, she works there!

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Martin was just a casual coffee drinker (or maybe a very serious one, I don’t know!) but I’m guessing that on his casual trips into to coffee land, the last thing he ever expected was to meet the love of his life! But lo and behold, that’s exactly what happened!

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They became fast friends and remained just friends for quite sometime, until the magical Starbucks Siren wooed them into love and they became a wonderful couple who enjoys spending tons of time together and just can’t get enough of one another!

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See what I mean?!

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They are so wonderfully cute together! Their love is so adorable, you just want to squeeze them!

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Which is why we can’t wait to see them together on their wedding day! I have a feeling, it’s going to be one for the Starbucks’ match-making history books (which I don’t think exist, but probably should!).

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(In case you can’t tell, Martin is a Flamenco dancer!)

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Thanks for a wonderful session, Martin and Emily, and we look forward to seeing you on the big day!

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Click to see the rest of Martin and Emily’s Coffee instigated Engagement Session.

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May 16, 2014 - 11:39 pm

James - Beautiful couple!!!!!! Love the pics!!!

Connor’s Golf-Filled Senior Session (by Josh & Kelley)

I (Kelley) don’t know a whole lot about golf, but while Josh and I were shooting Connor’s senior session, I began to consider adding golf into my regular fitness routine.

If golfing means hanging out with wonderful people like Connor and his family in a beautiful place like The Country Club at DC Ranch, how could it ever be anything but amazing?


For real, this place is drop dead gorgeous! What a perfect backdrop for a senior session.

Our location wasn’t the only awesome part of this shoot, we also had the pleasure of working with one of the most down-to-Earth, well-spoken, and fun high school seniors Josh and I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Soon after meeting up with Connor, he and his lovely mom, Ashley, showed us around the club.

We spent some time snapping shots of Connor near the courtyard area and quickly found that he’s an absolute natural in front of the camera.

Even as his friends and family walked by, poking fun at him to get him to lose his composure and crack a smile, he remained calm and casual.

…Okay, okay, maybe they did break him down once or twice;)



For the second half of the session, we moved on to the golf course.

After playing golf on this course for years, Connor seems to know each and every hole like the back of his hand.

We jumped in a couple of golf carts, and Connor showed us the very best spots on the course.

Between the views, the light, the amazingly perfect cloud cover we had that day, and of course the incredibly easy-going and natural Connor as our model, Josh and I were in photographer heaven.



We hung out way past our usual “pack up and go home” time, breaking out our camera flashes and having some extra fun creating a few epic sunset shots.


Connor, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to get to know you and your wonderful family. Thank you for showing us around your stomping grounds. And finally, thank you for making our jobs feel less like work and a whole lot more like fun!

With your motivation and steadfastness, we know you’re going to do great in your college career!

Click to see the rest of Connor’s Golf-filled Senior Session

April 25, 2014 - 4:32 am

Chuck Nam - hey you guys. just saw this link from Ashley. just amazing for a parent to blink 18 times (it seems) and a baby boy grows into a man. thanks for the photos!

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Kristin and Rob’s in LOOOOVE engagement session (by Scott & Breanna)

If you know Kristin and Rob at all, you know they are in LOOOOVE! (insert fake kissy sounds here).

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course you know they are in love with one another! For one thing, they’re getting married in America where romantic love is pretty much the main reason we get married, and two, these pictures say it all!

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But what you may not know is that they also are in LOOOVE with their new home…

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… their cat….

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… and Rob’s boys (not pictured, so Cat will happily take their place!).

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So I think it’s safe to say they are in LOOOOVE with life right now!
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All signs point to them being very HAPPY!

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Judging by all the major clues we’ve just given you, my guess is that you will agree with us (Scott & Breanna) when we say that it’s a good thing these two happy people who are so in LOOOOVE are about to get married!

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We are so excited these two found each other and we can’t wait to be there for the wedding to see their happiness grow even bigger (though I think the sign will stay the same size)!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Kristin and Rob’s in LOOOOVE Engagement session here!

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Will’s 1st Birthday (by Scott & Breanna)

It’s time for Will’s first birthday!!!!
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And what a party it was!

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There was fun…

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…music…

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…teepees…

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… feathers….

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… and cake for all…

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…even for Will’s brother Vincent, who helped Will out with his first birthday cake!

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There was no shortage of friends and family everywhere to help make Will’s birthday celebration the best it could be!

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What a great party it was! Congrats on the big 01, Will! Hopefully it’s another great year of fun and learning for you!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Will’s Birthday Party!

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