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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.

Chrissie and Matt’s Engagement Session Under the Stars

When Chrissie and Matt first mentioned the idea of a camping engagement session, Scottie and I (Breanna) were sold!0192016801700186Because what could be better than two people in love, cuddling under the stars by the glow of the firelight?!01970184I mean, come on, that’s the stuff of dreams for all the young romantics on Pinterest!002801580144But as the planning progressed, the life logistics involved in making this camping engagement session happen, just started seeming too big to conquer.01520176We kept finding ourselves asking important questions like, “how will we make it look cold and cuddly when it’s a record setting November heat wave and we’re sweating? What if the bears are attracted to massive amounts of hairspray? Where will we pee?”00530073These questions and more made us re-think this silly “romance under the stars” notion.01720203But just then, Chrissie and Breanna started Googling… and Instagraming… and Pinteresting. And the overwhelming adorability of a camping engagement session just couldn’t be denied! Our questioning soon felt more like practical problem solving. As in, “how much is too much to spend on pretty lights just for camping?0200Can Chrissie set up a tent in a dress?0135How many pictures of a raw chicken do we actually need?”0132These questions and more led us to one conclusion.0019If Chrissie and Matt couldn’t do a camping photo session, they couldn’t get married.0088Well that was MY conclusion anyways. I didn’t specifically ask them if they agreed, but I felt in my heart that they did.01510180So off to the campsite we went (Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho), with an adorable picnic set up, a few plaid shirts, and a tiny little dog in tow.017101410107Since you’ve seen the photos, I don’t think I have to spell it out for you… next to getting engaged, having a camping engagement session was the best decision Chrissie and Matt ever made (again, in MY opinion).00300078

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It was all the cute and cuddly, stars, pine trees, twinkle lights, and kisses, that any teenage girl with a “Someday My Prince Will Come” Pinterest board, could ever dream of!013000460199And Chrissie and Matt lived up every moment of it. Together. In love. And all that adorable stuff.00550068We love you guys and can’t wait for your big day… that will now arrive thanks to the completion of our awesome and mandatory camping engagement session!008700080082Click to see the rest of the photos from Chrissie and Matt’s Engagement Session Under the Stars.01630189

Baby Paxton is here!

Baby Paxton, welcome to the world!002400340016I hope you like it here!005300670048We have lots of fun things for you to see, do, learn….00620065… and scream about!0070Plus there are so many fun and cuddly creatures that you’ll love…004601010045…not to mention, your mom and dad are pretty awesome.00640075Welcome to your new home in your new world!0105We’re glad to have you and hope you love it as much as you are loved!008000810085Click to see the rest of Baby Paxton’s newborn photos here.00370072

Kevin and Carrie’s Emotional Wedding

We all know that there are some pretty incredible aspects involved in a wedding day.002300330037There’s the gorgeous location and all it has to offer…0018

(In this case the location was the ever amazing Condor’s Nest Ranch, one of our all time favorite places to shoot at… and you can see why!)

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… there’s the amazing dresses…00010016… okay, okay, the tuxes are pretty stylin’ as well!0013

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There’s the stunning flowers…

00110062… of course, the adorable little ones…00030026… oh, and let’s not forget the bling!0069There are so many amazing reasons to love a wedding, that it’s hard to name just one that stands out. Well, at least in most weddings it may be hard to name one that stands out. But in Kevin and Carrie’s wedding there was a very clear part that stood out to me (Breanna) as being my favorite.0021The best thing about Kevin and Carrie’s wedding to me was the emotion involved in it.003900410040There were tears, smiles, laughs, and plenty of hugs to go around.004400630061It was so beautiful to watch Kevin and Carrie’s reveal moment as both tried unsuccessfully to keep it together.00060007

(Read more about why Kevin and Carrie chose to see one another before the ceremony here).

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And I can’t even describe how wonderful it was watching them committing their lives to one another during the ceremony.00460053Not to mention laughing along with them as they fully enjoyed every second alone during the picture time after the ceremony.00290032It truly was such a beautiful and special day for everyone. Including for us as photographers. Kevin and Carrie, thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of this special moment in your lives, it truly was an honor to witness it and we couldn’t be happier for the two of you. Congratulations!!!003000650027Click to see the rest of Kevin and Carrie’s Emotional Wedding Day photos here.00590058

Martin and Emily’s Lovely and Loving Wedding

Martin and Emily’s wedding was one of my (Breanna’s) favorite kinds.00470054No, not just because of the wonderfully fun people…00190012

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0013… the stunning flowers (courtesy of Veronica Peters at Table Tops Etc) …00170014… or the adorable flower girls…0032… though those were all great reasons to love it as well!005600240050005200220062No, the reason I truly loved Emily and Martin’s wedding was because it was all about the relationships that were present on this big day.002900310040Not just about the relationship between Martin and Emily, though that of course was one of the main features that made me smile.0003

(About to see one another on their wedding day for the first time!)

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(In case these pictures don’t say it enough, you can read more about why Martin and Emily wanted to see one another before the ceremony here).

0008But it was also about their friends and family who, as you can see, love them dearly and couldn’t have been happier for the two of them.00660067You know it’s a major celebration for all, when almost every single picture you’re looking through has at least one person who’s smiling, dancing, laughing, or clapping!006500300015That’s just how Martin and Emily’s wedding was and I hope they can remember it for all time exactly as it was… as a beautiful and joyful celebration in it’s full glory.0016004200430044Thank you Martin and Emily, for including us in such a special occasion that made so many people so happy… it did the same for us! I can’t think of a better way we could have spent the day than by being at a place so full of smiles and love.0057Thanks to the both of you for including us in that and making us feel a part of it all. Count us in as more of the many people who are so incredibly happy for the two of you. Congratulations!00590060Click to see the rest of Martin and Emily’s Lovely and Loving Wedding photos here.005800640061

The Adorable Tucker Family Photo Session

Who doesn’t love an adorable family with a super smiley little girl?!000300230030I for one, can’t resist it! I’m not quite a cheek pincher yet, but give me a couple of years with this one and my fingers may develop an itch that only those cheeks can scratch!0070I mean, come on, tell me you can resist that little face!0072Even when she’s not smiling, she’s still irresistible.0071005800380062I’m not sure how her parents can ever say no to her! They have their work cut out for them… especially her dad! With her looks and personality growing as fast as she does… he’s in trouble!00680063The fact that her mom planned this session so perfectly, with the perfect outfit for the little one, and the perfect location…00110035…definitely helps add to the photos, even though these photos don’t technically need all that much more in them than just these wonderful people themselves!0045I mean, if there’s one thing that’s better than an adorable little girl with her wonderful family, it’s definitely having all of that in a place as gorgeous as the Canals on Venice Beach!00160036Thanks to the Tucker family for letting us spend a little time with one of the most amazing little girls on the planet, and for planning a great session that was so much fun for us!00670043You guys are the best!003200440020Click to see more of The Adorable Tucker Family Photo Session here.0074