AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS, 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 one of the best ways 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.) and Photographic Craftsman (Photog.Cr.) degrees, as well as my Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation with the Professional Photographers of America. I am also an Accredited Professional of Animal Imagery with Animal Image Makers (AIM). I am a 2022 Grand Imaging Award Top Ten Finalist, a 12 time Imaging Excellence recipient, and a 6 time Medalist in the Professional Photographers of America's International Print Competition.

Achievements

PPA Master of Photography (M.Photog.)

PPA Photographic Craftsman (Photog.Cr.)

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

AIM Accredited Professional of Animal Imagery (APAI)

AWARDS

Professional Photographers of America

 

2022 PPA International Print Competition

Platinum Medalist Photographic Open

Silver Medalist Artist Open

3x Imaging Excellence Recipient Photographic Open

1x Imaging Excellence Recipient Artist Open
Elite Photographer of the Year

2022 PPA SW Districts Print Competition

2 x Top 10 Finalist - Animals

2 x Top 10 Finalist - Artist

2022 PPA Grand Imaging Awards (GIA)

GIA Top Ten Finalist - Animals

2021 PPA International Print Competition

Diamond Medalist of the year

4x Imaging Excellence Recipient Photographic Open

1x Imaging Excellence Recipient Artist Open

Elite Photographer of the Year

2021 PPA SW Districts Print Competition

4 x Top 10 Finalist - Animals

2020 PPA International Print Competition

Silver Medalist

Imaging Excellence Recipient

2019 PPA International Print Competition

Gold Medalist

2x Imaging Excellence Recipient

2019 PPA SW Districts Print Competition

2nd Place Animal Portrait

2018 PPA International Print Competition

Bronze Medalist

Texas Professional Photographers Association

 

2022 TPPA State Print Competition

Gold Medalist

2 x Texcellence Recipient

Judge’s Choice Award

2021 TPPA State Print Competition

Best Portrait of an Animal

Diamond Medalist

Gold Medalist

6 x Texcellence Recipient

2020 TPPA State Print Competition

Gold Medalist

2019 TPPA State Print Competition

Diamond Medalist

Distinguished Image Award

Top Ten of Texas Award

Animal Image Makers (AIM)

 

2022 AIM Annual Print Competition

3rd Place - Baby Animals

2 x Top 10 Finalist - Dog category

Top 10 Finalist - Baby Animals category

2021 AIM Annual Print Competition

3x Top 10 Finalist - Dog category

2019 AIM Annual Print Competition

3x Top 10 Finalist - Dog category

 

Professional Photographers of America

International Print Competition

TPPA State Print Competition

Texas Professional Photographers Association

Animal Image Makers

International Print Competition

Austin Dog Photographer | Award-Winning Photographer | Fine Art Photography

Check out the Gallery for Merit Images from PPA Local Affiliate Print Competitions HERE .

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