Chateau Sceaux Inspiration Shoot by Meredith McKee Photography
From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home.
— Anonymous

We walk through life in anticipation of the moment when fate should cross our path with the one whom is our souls counterpart. The one who puts all of the pieces together and from that grand moment on everything makes perfect sense. Those destined moments inspire, and today they are brought to life with this beautiful Chateau Sceaux Inspiration Shoot by Meredith McKee Photography.

From photographer Meredith McKee: "Seattle-based hair and makeup artist, Jen Lagers of The Outer Edge, and myself started dreaming of a Parisian adventure together back in 2016. Our trip would be filled with creative inspiration, photo sessions, and time soaking up French cuisine & culture. Jen connected with American photographer Katie Donnelly through Instagram before she & I started planning our trip, and thought that Katie would be the perfect model. Katie had moved to Paris to be with her French fiance, Pyk, and has since grown her portrait business immensely. The sweet couple was more than happy to play bride & groom for us and suggested the stunning Chateau de Sceaux for a location. Pyk frequently played rugby on the fields nearby and they knew that the property would perfectly fit the vision for a precisely manicured French garden.

Katie & Pyk were gracious in providing early morning coffee in their Parisian flat as Jen crafted her contemporary up-do and makeup. We had flown Katie's Pedram Couture gown all the way from Seattle - which we had carefully chosen from MeaMarie Bridal Atelier. The subtle hombre of the gown's tulle - nude to rose to lavender - coordinated seamlessly with the smooth stone of the chateau.

A gorgeous bouquet by Parisian florist Lily Griffiths added the perfect pop of color against the various shades of green in the garden featuring some of the seasons first scarlet peonies. Jen let Katie's hair down for a more casual style for the second portion of the session and let the movement of the dress show as Katie twirled in the arbor. The true love and connection between Katie and Pyk was beautiful to capture."


Location: Chateau Sceaux | Photography: Meredith McKee Photography | Beauty & Coordination: The Outer Edge | Florals: Lily Griffiths | Gown: Pedram Couture from MeaMarie Bridal Atelier | Jewelry: MeaMarie Bridal Atelier | Model: Katie Donnelly

I am a wedding & lifestyle photographer based in Seattle, Washington. My style is true-to-life, bright & cheerful. I delight in natural lighting & creative composition and I love love. I believe that marriage is awesome, and I think it’s pretty cool that I get to capture people on the happiest days of their lives as my career.
— Meredith McKee