emily chappell

Photographing Joyful Weddings Since 2013

emily chappell

Photographing Joyful Weddings Since 2013

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The Perot Museum of Nature and Science was said to be a “world of wonder” by the Dallas Morning News. Where else could you imagine hosting your biggest day when this “world of wonder” truly has it all? Located in Downtown Dallas, the most interesting, unique and convenient Dallas wedding venue awaits your call to book!  

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the perot museum of
nature and science

Tucked away in the rural countryside of McKinney, Texas, La Cour Venue is a perfect combination of rural charm and Old World architecture.  Its quiet, intimate feel is perfect for romantic celebrations and gatherings consisting of your closest friends and family.

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la cour venue

As one of the newest rustic venues in North Texas, Chapel Creek Ranch is now booking brides seeking rustic elegance for intimate or large wedding celebrations.  It boasts plenty of indoor and outdoor space, and the framework in the barn's reception hall is truly a sight to be seen! 

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chapel creek ranch

From the venue: "Nestled in rural Celina, The Venue at Waterstone is the perfect, idyllic setting for a rustic southern wedding.  It is located on forty-four acres of privately held land, and the natural beauty of the grounds alone will leave your guests in awe."

10455 Co Rd 133
Celina, Texas 75009

the venue at waterstone

From the venue: "Located 5 minutes from the Downtown Square of McKinney -Avalon Legacy is a 25 acre wooded destination that is unimaginably unique and magnificently beautiful - making it the perfect destination for your perfect day!  Experience the wooded pines and peaceful ambiance of East Texas without leaving the DFW Metroplex at this magical Dallas wedding venue."

2022 Wayside Trail
McKinney, Texas 75071

Avalon legacy ranch

From the website: "Surrounded by large oak trees, a winding creek and open pasture, Morgan Creek Barn is a stunning whitewashed rustic-modern barn placed perfectly on 52 acres in the countryside. Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor ceremony and reception, Morgan Creek Barn provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. Accommodating up to 300 guests, the timeless crystal chandeliers hanging from the dramatic vaulted ceilings add a gorgeous effect to any wedding."

1251 W. Sherman Drive
Aubrey, Texas 76227

morgan creek barn

This Dallas wedding venue is perfect for modern couples looking for an industrial, loft-like vibe for their wedding day celebration!  We particularly love the unique textures and abundance of natural light in the indoor ceremony/reception space!

From the venue: "Located in Deep Ellum at the corner of Hickory Street and Second Avenue, near the Pearlstone Grain Elevator, this complex of buildings was originally a distribution center for Gulf Oil Company."

501 S 2nd Ave #200
Dallas, TX 75226

hickory street annex

From the venue: "In the 1960's, McKinney's Cotton Mill was the largest denim manufacturer in the World. The Mill closed its doors in 1969. The current owners purchased the property in 1996 and have been actively renovating it since then to bring us to where we are now!  Today, the Cotton Mill is a thriving Wedding and Event Venue and home to many businesses!"

610 Elm Street
McKinney, Texas 75069

mckinney cotton mill


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do you offer engagement sessions? 

Yes - I love shooting engagement sessions!  You will be happy to know that I actually include engagement sessions in each standard wedding photography collection.  This is a fantastic time for us to get to know each other and for you to see me in action before your big day!

Looking for just an engagement session at this time?  I also offer a la carte engagement sessions and would be happy to discuss providing beautiful portraits.  Contact me to discuss pricing and availability!

how many images do you deliver? 

Due to the unpredictable nature of weddings, I cannot guarantee a certain number of images.  However, I can tell you that I average between 50-75 fully edited images per hour of photography.  

On that note, each of my wedding photography collections includes an online gallery filled with beautiful, high resolution images from your wedding day. You are able to download, share, and print to your heart's desire.  I also include a print release with each delivered gallery - this is essentially a "permission slip" that some print services may ask from you if you go to have your images printed somewhere.

will all of my images be edited?

Yes, all images I deliver from any session or wedding day is completely edited!  I spend time on the back end perfecting and retouching so that your images are beautiful and "gallery ready" for your viewing pleasure.  

do you work with a second shooter?

Yes and no!  My entry package (which is perfect for more intimate weddings) includes a sole photographer, me!  I photographed weddings independently for the first two years of my business and, based on your needs, am able to fully tell your wedding day story on my own.  My top two collections include a second shooter, an addition that is great if your ceremony and reception are at two different locations or if you are planning a larger wedding.

do you travel for weddings?

Yes, my passport is updated and my bags are packed!  I've photographed weddings across the United States and internationally and would love to discuss your destination wedding.  Pricing varies based on the location - visit my Destination Wedding page or contact me for more information!

How long will it take to receive my images?

I know how excited couples get to see their final images - trust me, I get just as excited to share, as well!  I promise a one week preview from their wedding day and full gallery delivery within six weeks.  Of course, I strive for a faster turnaround if at all possible!

what is a print release?

With all galleries delivered, I offer a "print release," which essentially allows you to download/share/print your images as desired! Although I offer print services through a professional lab, you are welcome to print your beautiful photos through any third party source!

i think i need more than eight hours of coverage.  is this a possibility?

For most weddings, eight hours is more than enough time to beautifully tell the story of your special day. However, I understand that sometimes due to logistics or certain traditional elements, more hours may be needed. I do offer extra hours - just let me know and we'll take a look at your timeline!

how soon should i book you?

My calendar fills up at least a year in advance, so I highly recommend booking at least 9-12 months out from your wedding day with any vendor! This ensures that you are able to book all of the wedding professionals you love most!

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