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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.

Kelly & Scott’s Big Day!

Here’s a word problem for you…. if 2 people want to get married and 1 person lives in Chicago (where the temperature is 49 Degrees Fahrenheit)and 1 person lives in New York (where the temperature is about 40 Degree s Fahrenheit) and they want to get married somewhere that is around 75 Degrees Fahrenheit, where should they go?  Apparently the answer for Kelly and Scott was Fountain Hills, AZ.  Lucky for us, they chose to get married at Eagle Mountain Golf Club which is one of our favorite places to shoot!  They have unbelievable views of the city, rolling grassy hills, and it’s far enough away from the busy city that it’s quiet and the skies are beautiful…. this is where we get our best sunset shots!  Plus Nic, the guy who plans all the weddings there really knows what he’s doing and we get better pictures because he helps the couple plan the wedding around the photography time. (You can see what we’re talking about if you click to see the rest of Kelly & Scott’s wedding photos). 

 

This is probably my favorite picture we’ve ever taken!!  We have others that are similar, but this one is just perfect!  We were so glad Kelly wore that cathedral veil…. very dramatic!

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The groomsmen in this wedding were really fun.  Check out the pictures we took of them before the wedding where they were just hanging out and cracking up the whole time!  I could barely hold my camera steady because they were making me laugh too hard!  But by the looks of this picture, you can tell they know the ceremony is serious business.

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You can kind of see that amazing Eagle Mountainview they have for ceremonies in this pic.  It was definitely fantabulous (if that’s not a real word, it will be someday).

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So it turns out that the groomsmen weren’t the only fun ones in the bunch.  They seriously had some of the coolest friends.  Most of them flew all the way out here for this and you could tell they were all very close to the couple.  There was a strong atmosphere of love there.  Oh yeah, and man did they know how to have a good time as well!!  Ahem, did I mention that we are available for out of state weddings too? (hint hint to all you fun guests)!;-)0053

Thanks, Kelly and Scott, for letting us be a part of your day.  We loved it!!  Click to see all of Kelly and Scott’s wedding pictures.

April 20, 2009 - 11:48 am

Becka Knight (Studio222 Photography) - Wow! That first shot is rockin!

Love the angle of the first kiss one too. :)

Megan’s senior session

Megan was a really fun senior to work with.  She had her own style and we LOVED it!!  We didn’t even really have to pose her.  She exuded confidence as she stood, sat, or lay down exactly how she would if there was not a camera recording her every move. 

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Megan is really into competitive ballroom dancing, so naturally she wanted her senior pictures to show what she spent most of her time doing in high school (I’m sure studying went somewhere in there as well of course).  We went up to her dance studio to do a quick mini  session before heading off to DC Ranch (which is a shopping center in Scottsdale, Arizona).

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My favorite part of this session was that she basically just allowed us to capture her as she really is.  Our goal is always to take pictures that allow a person’s family and friends to see them and say, “wow, that’s SO them!”.  Only, that gets difficult since almost everyone is camera shy.  Megan was like, “here I am, take a picture, hope you like it”.  And we did.

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Click to see the rest of the photos from Megan’s Scottsdale Senior photography session.

My Little Brother is a grown-up, married man now!

So my little brother Paul snagged himself a hottie and married her!  Scottie and I were both in the wedding (in Tempe, Arizona)… and Scottie was the photographer! Well one of them, there’s no way this would’ve worked (without being super tacky anyways) without the help of our good friend Tim Boyd (you can see more of his photos at www.studio-b-photo.com).

One of the best parts about the wedding was that our family all worked together to pull it off.  My dad performed the ceremony, her dad played the music, Scottie was the photographer (and groomsman), my other brother and I were both in the wedding party, her uncle was the DJ, and our extended family served as everything from decorators to flower petal pick-er-upers).  It was quite a family affair and it was SOOO fun!  Scottie and I are so used to working at weddings, we hardly ever get to just kick back and party it up a little bit.  This time, after all the pics were done we got to dance the night away with everyone! Click here to see the all the wedding photos.

So here’s the story told through pictures….

Here’s Anna, the beautiful bride (I told you she’s a hottie!)

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Man, I wish I could be as cool as him!

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I love how happy they look!  And that’s my blurry father in the far background (sorry dad!)

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The mother/son dance was awesome, look at my mom’s expression… so cute!

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The best cake war I’ve ever seen, it went on for quite awhile too! (the guy on the left is my other brother, Ross).

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“You should’ve seen the other guy!”  (he had cake in his eye, so I think that means she won).

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My favorite part about the picture is the (apparently) hilarious joke going on in the background. And I LOVE how hard Ross is laughing!

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I just put this picture in to re-inforce how much fun it was….not to rub it in to those who weren’t there or anything!;-)

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Click to see the rest of the wedding pictures from Anna & Paul’s big day!

April 10, 2009 - 11:30 am

Becka Knight (Studio222 Photogrpahy) - Awww, congratulations!

Radiant Love Supports… Christian Family Care Agency (March ’09)

Founded in 1982, Christian Family Care Agency is a private nonprofit, 501(c)(3) social services agency that provides adoption, foster care, and counseling programs focused on meeting the needs of children and families. CFCA’s fundamental belief is that a nurturing family is essential to every child’s success and as a result, hundreds of children who were in crisis situations are now part of loving and caring families.

Christian Family Care Agency offers:

Foster Care
* Providing children with temporary, loving and nurturing homes.
* Helping potential foster parents receive guidance, training, and licensing.

Counseling
* Offering individual, child, and family counseling from trained and licensed Masters-level therapists.
* Providing specialized counseling for children who have been abused and neglected or have suffered other severe childhood trauma.
* Helping women with an unplanned pregnancy think through the choices they face.

Adoption

* Helping prospective adoptive parents find everything they need to know about adoption…how the adoption process works, what open adoption is, educational resources, and more.
* Assisting with matching children and adoptive families.
* Confidential Intermediary – working with adopted individuals to locate their birth family.

Christian Family Care Agency is licensed by the State of Arizona, accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA), and has offices in both Phoenix and Tucson ready to serve you. For more information please visit their website at:

http://www.cfcare.org

To find out more about Radiant Love supports click here.

A day on the town with JoEllen and Ryan

If there’s an award for the cutest couple, I think this couple has a good shot at it!  Their interactions during their engagement photo session were just priceless.  They were constantly being all cute together and cracking each other up.  If you look at the pictures carefully enough, you may be able to see actual stars in their eyes!  OK, maybe not, but that would be so cool!

We went to one of our favorite places in the downtown part of Phoenix Arizona to get the “urban” kind of feel for this photo session.  It turned out perfect because her bright yellow shirt contrasted so well with a lot of the backgrounds.  And a sidenote: JoEllen, you are SO beautiful!  I (Breanna) was totally stunned when you first got out of the car! It didn’t take much talent to pull off great pictures of you guys!  The beautiful bride-to-be combined with this  super in love couple made this session a piece of cake! Click to see the rest of the photos from JoEllen & Ryan’s engagement session.

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