No, it's an iOS limitation - they have to go through Photos
Thank you for your reply!
I suspect my goals are different than most. I would like to go 100% iPad. I love the portability, small form factor and great screen.
I have not gone from Apple Photos to LR CC. IS there any quality degradation?
Thanks again Victoria
No, quality is fine. LR pulls in the originals from the Photos app. I often travel iPad-only, and import my camera photos through Photos into LR. It's just an extra step in the workflow, that's all.