Austin Dog Photographer | Austin Pet Photographer | Award-Winning Photographer

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). I am also a 4 time Medalist in the Professional Photographers of America’s International Print Competition.

Achievements and Awards

PPA Master of Photography (M.Photog.)

PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)

PPA Juror in Training (JIT)

AIM Accredited Professional of Animal Imagery (APAI)

2022

 

PPA International Print Competition

Grand Imaging Awards Top Ten Finalist

Diamond Medalist of the year

Elite Photographer of the Year

 

TPPA State Print Competition

Gold Medalist

2 x Texcellence Recipient

 

AIM Animal Image Makers Print Competition

3rd Place - Baby Animals

2 x Top 10 Finalist - Dog category

Top 10 Finalist - Baby Animals category

 

2021

 

PPA International Print Competition

Silver Medalist of the year

PPA SW Districts Print Competition

4 x Grand Imaging Award Finalist

 

TPPA State Print Competition

Best Portrait of an Animal

Diamond Medalist

Gold Medalist

6 x Texcellence Recipient

 

AIM Animal Image Makers Print Competition

3x Top 10 Finalist - Dog category

 

PPGH Affiliate Annual Awards

Master Photographer of the Year

Highest Scoring Image by a CPP

Best Overall Portrait

Best Portrait of an Animal

2020

 

PPA International Print Competition

Gold Medalist

 

PPA SW Districts Print Competition

2nd Place Animal Portrait

 

TPPA State Print Competition

Gold Medalist

 

APPA Annual Print Competition

1st Place Portrait Category

2nd Place Portrait Category

Best Print Case Award

Judge’s Choice Award

 

2019

 

PPA International Print Competition

Bronze Medalist of the year

 

TPPA State Print Competition

Diamond Medalist

Distinguished Image Award

Top Ten of Texas Award

 

AIM Animal Image Makers 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

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