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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.

Quinton and Lori’s 10 year family session (by Scott & Breanna)

Quinton, Lori, and Jada have been family friends of ours for years.britt_0093britt_0040britt_0083

How long have we been friends for, you ask? Well let’s see, here’s Jada now…

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…and here’s me (Breanna) and Jada at Scottie and my wedding! So yeah, it’s been like at LEAST a year or two since then!

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So when we got the call to come take family photos for Lori and Quinton’s 10 year wedding anniversary, we were psyched!

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And you can see why!

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When I say this a fun family, that’s understatement!

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This family can laugh with the best of them, which makes Scottie and I laugh with the best of them, which makes for a very fun session with some very crooked pictures!

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Luckily, these 3 can also glam it up for some standard (aka straight) family photos where all 5 of us aren’t giggling!

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But then there are still a few moments squeezed in between the serious ones like this…

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(Like father, like daughter!)

Thanks Quinton, Lori, and Jada for a very fun family session! We are so happy we have you in our lives and we are so happy we were able to capture this time period in your lives together! Congratulations on 10 years Quinton and Lori! We look forward to being a part of many more of your years together down the road!

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Click to see the rest of Quinton and Lori’s 10 year Family Session.

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Mason’s Sporty Senior Session (by Scott & Breanna)

If you know Mason at all, you are probably not very surprised by the title of this blog.

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Sports are his life. Especially basketball.

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I’m sure it is very difficult to balance life when you’re an incredible athlete who’s good with every piece of sporting equipment you lay hands on. But just as Mason is able to balance all his equipment in this photo, he’s able to balance all the sports in his life!

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Since so much of his time is spent on the court, it only made sense to get some shots of Mason’s every day life in his senior photos!

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After being court side for awhile, we decided it was time to get some non-basketball related photos for awhile, so we headed to one of our favorite spots to finish out the session, The Tempe Center for the Arts.

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And we were glad we did! There’s SO much to shoot there! We could’ve shot all day!

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And in fact, we sort of did considering we went on into the night. And again, we were glad we did! How else would we have gotten some of these photos of the amazing lighting that’s to be seen around there!

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If you can’t tell, Scottie and myself (Breanna) are big fans of Mason’s senior pictures! Mason, we hope you love them as much as we do! We had a great time working with you! Congrats on your upcoming graduation!

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P.S. In case you missed it, we also had the privilege of shooting Mason’s brother, Keegan’s, senior pictures a couple years back! Yes, this family has more than one multi-talented kid!

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See the rest of the photos from Mason’s Sporty Senior Session here.

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Theresa and Lem’s Extra Special Wedding Day (by Josh & Kelley)

During Lem and Theresa’s wedding, Josh and I (Kelley) witnessed something that was altogether new to us.

It seemed, that just about every person involved in Lem and Theresa’s wedding was EXTRA special.

You know that close group of friends you have? The people that make up your “inner-circle”? Well, Lem and Theresa must have a HUGE inner-circle, because we’re pretty sure each and every person at their wedding was a close friend, a close family member, and/or a very important person in their lives.

The whole day was a friend and family affair…

(In case you’re wondering, this beautiful venue is the Secret Garden in Scottsdale!)

From the tears that fell at the sight of the stunning bride…



To the multiple ring-bearers and flower girls…



And an extra supportive (and super silly) bridal party…



It’s no wonder it was important to Lem and Theresa that they get a shot of EVERYONE at the end of the ceremony!

Of course, we did make sure to steal the bride and groom away for a few minutes alone.



While Lem and Theresa clearly cherish the closeness they have with their friends and family, you can tell that the relationship they have with each other is like no other relationship in their lives.


The giggles and smiles that well up when they’re around each other are undeniable evidence: they’re in love to stay!


Lem and Theresa, we’re so glad you’ve got each other, and all of the awesome friends and family members that you’ve surrounded yourselves with! It’s clear to us that you’ve got a pretty fantastic life ahead of you!


Click here to see more photos from Lem and Theresa’s Extra Special Wedding.

Christine and Tom’s Old California Wedding (by Scott & Breanna)

When we (Scott & Breanna) booked Christine and Tom’s wedding at Condor’s Nest Ranch, we couldn’t have been more excited!

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Not only were we going to get to work with two amazing people, but we were going to get to do it at one amazing venue!

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Condor’s Nest Ranch is one of our all time favorite places to shoot weddings in Southern California.  Not only are there more unique and wonderful locations to shoot at than we could ever fully utilize in one wedding day….

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….but the people who work there are some of the most laid-back wedding vendors ’round these here parts. Not only do the people at Condor’s Nest do a great job on your wedding, but they do it with a gen-u-ine country-folk kinda smile.

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This chill atmosphere was an absolutely perfect match for Christine and Tom’s personalities. They wanted a wedding day that was beautiful, but not too stressful to enjoy. So they lucked out when they found Condor’s Nest. Not just because of the attitude there, but because of the style as well.

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Christine and Tom were so inspired by the atmosphere around them that they decided to fully go with it and throw an “Old California” styled wedding. Think Gold Rush era with saloons where men dressed like this…

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…and with ladies who wore intricate boots that look like these.

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That was the atmosphere that Christine and Tom sought to capture, and capture it they did!

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Of course there were a few areas where they veered away from their theme in order to incorporate their personalities.

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For example, I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that belly dancing wasn’t a super common past time in Old California. However, it IS a common past time for Christine, so it earned itself a place in her wedding!

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Overall, I think they did a great job using their theme in a very subtle and classy way.

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They styled it enough to make their incredibly cool details noticable (like all the bridesmaids’ borrowed vintage jewelry), but not so much that guests felt like they had to ride up on horses or refrain from using electricity!

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(Like our Facebook page to tag yourself and to help spread Christine and Tom’s wedding photos!)

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Great job throwing a beautiful, relaxed, and incredibly fun wedding you guys! I hope it was all you dreamed of and more! You were amazing people to work with and we truly enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful day to remember.

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Congratulations!

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Click to see the rest of Christine and Tom’s Old California wedding here.

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November 10, 2013 - 6:12 am

Talia - Beautiful couple in a beautiful place! What a magical day!! These photos captured it perfectly!

Will’s 6 month Family Shoot (by Scott & Breanna)

You may recognize this little boy named Vincent.

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Because if you’ve been following Radiant Photography for very long, you’ve basically watched him grow up through his newborn session, 6 month session, and 1 year session!

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But with his photo sessions now, just like with everything else in his life, Vincent is learning to share. That’s because his 6 month old brother Will is the star of this session!

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At least that was the plan since it WAS Will’s 6 month session, but as Vincent and Will’s parents know, when you have two kids, things don’t always go as planned!

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But sometimes that’s because things turn out even BETTER than you expected!

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We quickly found that this session required some double teaming to keep up with all who were involved, both by Scottie and myself with our cameras, and by Will and Vincent’s parents with their quick legs to follow Vincent and slick bottle skills to keep Will happy.

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The two man teams we had going worked. We were able to get a few of those happy family photos with everyone all together…

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… as well as one with ALMOST everyone all together.

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We were able to get some great shots of each kid alone….

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….and of each kid having a ball with their parents.

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But best of all, we got some shots of Vincent being so very sweet to his little brother, Will.

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Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a more fun family photo session! We all had a great time and we have the pictures to prove it! See you all on your next major milestone!

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Will’s 6 month family shoot.

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November 9, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Bethany Juarez - These are so cute! After having a six month old and a toddler…you guys are super talented to get that many cute pictures of the 2 of them together! :)