Best Knoxville photographer


The Professional Photographers of East Tennessee (PPETN) recently recognized me for winning Commercial Best in Show once again this year. I also won first place in Architectural, distinguished in Editorial, and distinguished in Architectural. I received these honors at the annual Awards and Christmas Banquet on Dec. 15th at Club LeConte.

PPETN is a local affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America, which is the largest and oldest professional photography trade organization in the world. At PPETN’s annual image salon, top photographers from the region compete and sharpen their skill sets. The various categories include portraits, sports, and pets, as well as several commercial subcategories. The nationally recognized judges are award winners themselves and are required to go to a judging school. The Awards & Christmas Banquet celebrates the quality and creative photography coming out of East Tennessee.

I’ve been involved with competitions at this level all the way up to the International Print Competition. I’ve won many prestigious awards, including Top 10 Commercial Photographers International, Top 10 Tennessee Photographer for numerous years, as well as the Kodak Gallery Award and Fuji Excellence Award. I would not be the photographer I am today without learning how to continually focus on improving my craft.