While attending a Sue Bryce Workshop in France, I did a photo shoot in St. Germaine en Laye with beautiful Iris (originally from Holland but now lives in Norway). Iris is not only a remarkable children’s portrait photographer but she’s also a wife and mom to two daughters— ages 4 and 7. We had such a great time, the experience made me decide I should offer destination photo shoots!
We had to borrow some dresses from Sue (and deal with harsh sun and wind), but in the end made it work. 🙂

photos:©trish hadley | hair + mu: katie mcmullen | location(s): Hotel de Noailles and the Gardens of Chateau de St. Germain en Laye
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I received a beautiful note from Iris on her experience…

“The whole experience was incredible. As a mother and entrepreneur, I give a lot and am concerned about others, often more than myself. To be able to receive the experience of a photoshoot is a true gift. When somebody sees your beauty and captures that in such a natural and released atmosphere, it leaves you empowered. When Trish showed me the photos I was overwhelmed and moved. She showed a side of me I have overlooked. I looked at the photos over and over again. What a talent Trish has, to not only create these stunning images, but to transfer a feeling to me that will stay with me forever. For me to be photographed in this ‘dream-shoot’ is not just about beauty, it is also about feeling empowered, strong, proud, confident in the body and features I was given. Thank you Trish, this changed my life.”

Thank you, Iris. 🙂