Awards and Merit Images

I believe it is important in this industry to always be learning and growing as an artist and as a person.  Part of doing that is challenging yourself to be the best you can be. I have found that print competitions are a great way to continue learning and improving your craft. I started by competing in local PPA affiliate print competitions in 2011 and over the years I have grown considerably and now compete at the local, state, district, and international levels.

I have earned my Master of Photography (M.Photog.) degree and Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation with the Professional Photographers of America, as well as my Accredited Professional of Animal Imagery with Animal Image Makers (AIM).


PPA Master of Photography (M.Photog.)

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

PPA Juror in Training (JIT)

AIM Accredited Professional of Animal Imagery (APAI)


2021 – Diamond Photographer of the Year (PPA)

2021 – 4 x Grand Imaging Award Finalist – SW District (PPA)

2021 – Best Portrait of an Animal (TPPA)

2021 – Diamond Medalist (TPPA)

2021 – Gold Medalist (TPPA)

2021 – 6 x Texcellence Recipient (TPPA)

2021 – 3 x Top Ten Category Finalist (AIM)

2020 – Silver Medalist (PPA)

2020 – Gold Medalist (TPPA)

2020 – 1st Place Portrait Category – Annual Print Competition (APPA)

2020 – 2nd Place Portrait Category – Annual Print Competition (APPA)

2020 – Best Print Case Award – Annual Print Competition (APPA)

2020 – Judge’s Choice Award – Annual Print Competition (APPA)

2019 – Gold Medalist (PPA)

2019 – 2nd Place Animal Portrait – SW District (PPA)

2019 – Diamond Medalist (TPPA)

2019 – Distinguished Image Award (TPPA)

2019 – Top Ten of Texas (TPPA)

2018 – Bronze Medalist (PPA)

Professional Photographers of America

International Print Competition

TPPA State Print Competition

Texas Professional Photographers Association

Animal Image Makers

International Print Competition

Local PPA Affiliate Print Competitions


Professional Photographers Guild of Houston, Austin Professional Photographers Association, and Professional Photographers of San Diego County