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"chelle has and will always be our family photographer, her vision always creates images we will cherish forever."    ~ A Williams

ccp ~ your professional photographer

Chelle Cates is more than a mom with a camera. She has spent years training and perfecting her skills to make sure your session exceeds your expectations. 

Chelle has attended Texas School of Photography for 5 years. each year selecting a new class to broaden her expertise. She has mentored and trained under the top newborn photographers in the world including Kristen Mackey with Son Kissed Photography, Amy McDaniel with Dewdrops Photography, Jenny Cruger and Julia Kelleher just to name a few. Always seeking out the best to learn from and bring back to her clients, Chelle sets yearly goals for education and expansion. 

In her camera bag, you will find only the best Canon equipment. Chelle is currently shooting with a Canon 5d mark iii. In addition to the best camera, Chelle uses all professional level L prime lenses. Her favorite these days are her 35mm, 24-70mm II, 70-200mm and 100 macro & her new fisheye! 

And because your health & safety are number one priority at CCP, Chelle carries a large liability insurance policy and is always current on her vaccinations. a must have for anyone who works with your child. 

In addition to continuing education, Chelle is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Texas Professional Photographers, as well as several local groups supporting new photographers and networking to continue to bring Dallas Fort Worth professional photography services. 

Chelle has been published in several international publications and received international acclaim

for her image "tea party with officer P-Ray". A children's session with a local hero.

Chelle has won best in show in several national print competitions

and had her art displayed at several large photography conferences. 

Chelle Cates Photography is a Dallas newborn photographer located in Garland, TX. Chelle creates quality timeless images of your children, family portraits, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Mesquite, Rockwall, Farmers Branch and surrounding communities.