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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.

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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Addie and Dan’s Funny Old Zoo session (by Scott & Breanna)

If there was one thing I’d want you to know about Addie and Dan’s engagement session….

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… it’s NOT that they are an amazingly stunning couple (though they are)…

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… it’s NOT that they chose an amazing place for their session (though they did)…

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… it IS that they themselves appear to be the actual definition of fun!

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Can you tell?

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Back to the other stuff too though.

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Yes, as you can see they are in fact an amazingly stunning couple! But that’s just the beginning of it! They are the kind of couple that made Scottie and I jump up and down giddily as soon as we’d safely turned the corner away from them after our initial meeting. Yes, we were THAT excited to book them because we knew they’d be incredible people to work with and also because we secretly believed that they’d be our new best friends (whoops, not such a secret anymore!).

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Our hopes and dreams of being friends were confirmed when they did indeed book us to shoot their wedding and we had an incredible engagement session with them!

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And yes, as I mentioned, part of the reason it was soooo amazing was that they chose to do it at an amazing place. The Old LA Zoo at Griffith Park is just COOL!!! I mean where else can you stand in what used to be a lion’s cage and do THIS?!

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Or this?

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And where else can you find tagging that looks like THIS?!

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(Well yes, in lots of places actually. But STILL, the Zoo is pretty amazing, right?!!).

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But good luck finding HAIRSPRAY tagging anywhere other than here (where Addie and Dan did it)!

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But seriously, look at how amazing, adorable, and hilarious these two are… did it really matter where they did their session? (major hint: the answer is no, because they would’ve looked fantastic and in love no matter where they did their session!)

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However, I’m still really happy they chose the zoo because we couldn’t get enough of it…

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… or of their hilarity…

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… or of their adorability…

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… or of their creativity…

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… or of THEM!!!!

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Addie and Dan, I think I’ve already said it like an embarrassing number of times in this post, but you guys are amazing. We really were so excited about the prospect of you guys choosing us to be a part of your wedding that we did a little jig in the middle of the street (so if any of you saw a giant with a red beard next to a girl with a full arm cast dancing in the streets of Santa Monica one night, no it was not a homeless couple looking for tips, it was us!).

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We love you guys already and we can’t wait to see what adorability and hilarity you pull out on your wedding day. Even if you don’t try, you’ll still be the cutest couple there and we can’t wait to see it and to capture it for you and others to see forever! See you on your wedding day!

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Click to see the rest of Addie and Dan’s Funny Old Zoo session.

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Kim and Will’s Pasadena Engagement Session (by Scott & Breanna)

When you think of Pasadena, CA, you probably think “Rose Bowl”. Or maybe if you live nearby, you might think about their cute little downtown area. Yeah that is pretty much all we thought about when Kim and Will suggested doing their engagement session there.

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However what we actually found were all the things we DIDN’T think of! We didn’t think “City hall”….

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… or “greenery”…

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… or “bridges”…

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… but from now on that’s exactly what we’ll think of when we think of Pasadena, because we couldn’t have been happier with the things we found to shoot there!

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Scottie was like a kid in a candy store when we started exploring the area before the shoot! In fact, we found way more there than we even had time to shoot… unless Kim and Will would’ve been cool to shoot for a week straight, non-stop!!! But I doubt it since they do have jobs to get to after all!

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I mean, we could’ve actually kept shooting that long because we had a great time with them and they were such an easy couple to work with! I loved when we would leave them standing by themselves and they would just immediately cuddle up to one another and start smiling and laughing!

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It’s easy to see this is a couple who is made for each other and we couldn’t be happier to be shooting their wedding soon!

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Kim and Will, thanks for having fun with us and for giving us the freedom to drag you around exploring everything! We had a great time with you guys and can’t wait to hang out again… on your WEDDING DAY!!!! See you then!

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Click to see the rest of Kim and Will’s Pasadena engagement session.

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