The results are in from the International Photographic Competition, which took place earlier this month. 2 of my 4 images merited. While I didn’t do as well as last year, these last 2 images earned me enough merits to be eligible to receive a M.Photog (Master of Photography) degree in January 2016 through PPA, so I’m extremely happy about that!

What is a M.Photog? “
Awarded for superior photographic skills—demonstrated through the PPA International Photographic Competition, advanced education and service to the industry.” ~ppa

PPA IPC "The Furry Five" basket of puppies

PPA IPC "Is this too much curl" Pug


Once again, I was lucky to be able to photograph  the graduates of Hollywood Dog™ for their portfolios. Hollywood Dog™ is offered at DFW Dog Quest Training center in Lewisville, TX taught by Traci Murdock, CPDT-KA of Training Spot. Traci is a Master Trainer, Canine Behavior Specialist, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer.

If you think your pup has what it takes to be a star, check out this fun class!

Below are the graduates along with some others that participated in the photo shoot.  These sessions are not exclusive to Hollywood Dog students only. If you are interested in a mini-session at the below date and time, contact me for details.

Next graduation photos will be on September 3, 2015. Hope to see you there!

Hollywood dogs at DFW Dog Quest Training Center


So excited to finally share the article written by Robert Kiener that Professional Photographer Magazine published about my work.

Many of the animals featured in this article were adoptables with the Humane Society Of Flower Mound. And a couple of shoutouts to DFW DogQuest in Lewisville and HeARTs Speak!

Professional Photographer Magazine, June 2015. Click to view full article: To The Rescue


Reprinted from June 2015 Professional Photographer magazine with permission.
Copyright a Photographers of America •


I was so excited when I heard I was going to photograph a Tervuren (a Belgian Shepherd Dog). Why, you ask? Because this is the first time I’ve seen one in real life (or even heard of one if you want to know the truth!). This beauty is 10 years old and was just as sweet and gentle as she could be. Her momma had her so well trained that she was just about the easiest dog I’d ever photographed!








My good friend, fellow pet photographer, and fellow HeARTs Speak member, Kelly Schulze, who also happens to be President of VPPA (Vermont Professional Photographers) encouraged me to enter her state print competition to see how my images would score prior to entering them into PPA’s International Print Competition opening at the end of this month.

To my surprise, I won the “Out Of State Court of Honor” for my image “Hey Diddle Diddle” and received this gorgeous plaque!  THANK YOU!

Hey Diddle Diddle

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