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Be Fearless - Be BOLD - Be You!!!

My name is Iris, and I am thankful that you have stopped by my photography site. Born in Salzgitter, raised in Bremerhaven (both Germany), I now reside with my husband, and two spoiled-rotten chihuahuas in Arizona.

I drink too much coffee, enjoy a good book, listen to music and audio books when editing my images. I feel most comfortable in jeans and sneakers.

My passion is to chase the light, finding beauty in the concrete jungle in the Metro Phoenix area. Although salt-water is still running through my veins, I have become accustomed to the beauty in the desert.

I love to use my Canon camera, Tamron Macro lens, and Lensbaby optics to create fine art images.

After attending a photography conference in Seattle in October 2016, I felt compelled to change my direction from family portraits to beauty and fashion. If you need some images for your model portfolio or need someone to shoot your brand, I would love to hear from you. In addition to head shots, I also offer model coaching. Please contact me via the form on this site or by email at iris@irisnelsonphotography.com.