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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.

Aharoni Fun Family Photo Day!

Have you ever heard that the family who plays together stays together?005300010064If that’s true then the Aharoni family is in it for the long haul!00710085This is a family who knows there are some things in life that you need to be serious about…0091…like having fun!006700060163It’s so awesome to see a family who’s fun can’t even be contained! It’s often busting at the seams with crawling, bouncing, running, and rolling around!0022002500470110The fun never stops for them! Ah, to be a kid again!0115Oh wait, apparently it’s possible for grown ups to be kids again too! And the Aharoni family, generation to generation, has managed to figure out how to do just that!0129015501500165Thanks for sharing the joy with us, Aharoni’s! A photo session with you never disappoints!01090113Click to see the rest of the photos from the Aharoni Fun Family Photo Day!014500510098

Kelsey and Steven’s Happily Ever After Wedding

Have you ever been to a wedding where you just can’t help but think, “wow, those two are just SO happy together!”?00430019Hopefully you can say that about all of the weddings you’ve been to!0056But still, there are some where the couple’s joy just stands out far above and beyond any of the other wonderfully beautiful aspects of the day.00610037Beyond the gorgeous dresses and decor…00150064… beyond the fun their bridal party is having…001400130016… beyond the beautiful relationships you see thriving all over the place…00650066… and beyond the stunning setting it’s all happening in.00440038That’s how Kelsey and Steven’s wedding was…0057… the wedding where their joy trumped it all!0040It was apparent that they couldn’t wait for this day to come and when it finally did, they soaked it all in and didn’t miss a second of the emotions that accompanied it.00340033003500110049001000230068Kelsey and Steven, your relationship together and the wedding you had to celebrate it all, was the kind of stuff that little girls dream about! It was a fairytale wedding if there ever was one and I know that you two will live happily ever after!003000310036Congratulations!00580045Click to see the rest of the photos from Kelsey and Steven’s Happily Ever After Wedding!0060

Caitlin, Willis, and Annabelle’s new family photo session

When our good friends, Caitlin and Willis, announced they were having a baby, Scottie and I (Breanna) were THRILLED for them!!!0048And now that we’ve met the new little Annabelle, we can see we had every reason to be!01500130Just look at that irresistibly adorable face!00240045Before Annabelle’s arrival, Caitlin and Willis had done as much parenthood preparation as is possible.00460122They designed a gorgeous, powder-pink baby room to lay her little baby head in at night…0022001800110020… purchased all the necessary University of Virginia sports wear…0107… set up the perfect sign to welcome baby, that also happens to look fantastic in photos…0083… bought the necessary books for both her and themselves…0147… and of course got all ready to love her, cuddle her, and take the best care of her as they can!007100420127We’ve never seen our friends more happy than when we saw them for the first time with her on our photo day. The prepping was all worth it as I think these two… now three… are as ready as they can be for all the bumps, turns, joys, late nights, poopy diapers, and baby belly laughs that parenthood brings along with it!0047003700720052Caitlin, Willis, and Annabelle, we couldn’t be happier to have the three of you in our lives! And we’re looking forward to the days to come as we’ll have the privilege of watching you all grow together, learn from one another, and find out you love each other even more than you do now or ever thought was possible. Thanks for being in our lives and for brining little Annabelle into them as well!008800410028We love you all! Congratulations on starting this new adventure together!00380087Click to see the rest of Caitlin, Willis, and Annabelle’s new family photo session!00800060

Addie and Dan’s Game Changing Wedding

Addie and Dan are the kind of people who make everything they touch better.0027005300540082Take cactus for example.0059Hopefully they didn’t actually TOUCH any cacti, but they definitely did something to them because as a child of the desert with many malicious cactus experiences… they were never my (Breanna’s) favorite things.0060

(Help spread Addie and Dan’s photos around by tagging yourself in them in the Facebook album!)

0058But once Addie and Dan got involved, suddenly the cacti at the Desert Botanical Gardens turned into some of the most majestic and stunning things I’ve ever seen!00260010And I KNOW the cactus didn’t look like that before they got there, because I had several photography field trips there in High School and none of my pictures then looked like these do now!00800093And then there are these old beards.0033Had I seen them in the store, I would’ve thought, “yeah those are gross, I’m not touching them”. But when Addie and Dan put them on, suddenly they had a new level of hilarity that I never would’ve thought possible! I was even willing to touch them! Like, a little bit. With the tip of my finger.00910090Of course pretty much everything that one might consider normal and typically (or evil and gross for that matter- in the case of cactus and the beard), Addie and Dan can make outrageous and hysterical.0034Like posing for photo time. That seems like a pretty run of the mill process that people do at their weddings all the time around the world. But put Addie and Dan into it and suddenly there’s nothing standard about it!00660070Not only is a photo time that’s been touched by Addie and Dan’s magical fingers more fun than anyone has ever thought possible, but it also produces some of the most gorgeous photos than anyone ever thought possible!003000850061Then there are the lucky people who come into contact with Addie and Dan over the course of their lives (including us now!).  It was more than apparent on the wedding day, that those people’s lives have been taken to a whole new level with these two beautiful people in them.00380049Addie and Dan were the bright spot at this wedding- and not JUST because they happened to be the bride and groom- but also because all of the people there were so excited to see two people as wonderful as these, commit to one another for life. All ranges of emotions were thick on this day!0071007200770086Which brings me to the most important thing that Addie and Dan’s mere presence changes for the better… and that is one another. I may be incapable of phrasing that in a non-cheesy way, but don’t let that hinder my point here, because it’s the big one.0016

(Getting ready to head down the aisle and face the big moment together).

Granted, I didn’t know Addie and Dan apart, but it is absolutely clear to me after spending just a few days with them that these two are meant to be. I can’t even imagine how they ever lived before finding one another because it seems that they are necessary to the other’s existence.0040

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

000400440006If you don’t believe in the idea of soulmates, you probably haven’t met Addie and Dan. They are meant for each other like two ratty beards are meant for them.00500051Addie and Dan, thank you SO MUCH for including us in one of the most important days of your lives. You renewed my faith in cacti and simultaneously reminded us of why weddings are so incredible and why we are so lucky to be a part of them.0014000700170015003700200023Seriously, I can’t think of anything more special than to witness two people being joined together who are so obviously meant to be.0025003500680092Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for inviting us into your world. Now run off and enjoy that crazy adventure that I know you’re going to have in your lives together. I can’t wait to see what comes from it, because I know that with the two of you using your powers for good as a team together, the result can be nothing short of game changing! Congratulations!0089Click to see the rest of the photos from Addie and Dan’s Game Changing Wedding.0011

Lee, Becca, and Nathanael are ready for their close up!

We first met Lee and Becca many years ago when Nathanael… or the idea of having a baby at all… was not even a twinkle in their little future-parent eyes.007000770011Those days are long gone now and I know that Lee and Becca wouldn’t go back to them for anything in the world.003600310014Because now they have this wonderfully adorable face to lose themselves in daily!00070034And these tiny little toes to tickle whenever they want!0073Not to mention, this little smile that they will spin circles, run marathons, or walk the world over just to see as often as they can.0005000900300032And who could resist watching him learn new tricks all the time?! Like this sticking out the tongue thing that he’s so proudly gotten down!00060041It’s obvious that this is one very happy family who loves being together and who will continue to grow and enjoy one another as they get to know each other even better over the years to come.0060005900850035We’re so happy and privileged to know such fantastic people and to be reunited with them over such a beautiful and joyous occasion as a family photo session with their new baby! Lee, Becca, and Nathanael, we wish you all the best and can’t wait to see how the three of you grow, change, and learn together in the years to come!0049Click to see the rest of Lee, Becca, and Nathanael’s family photo session here.00870025005100920065