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I'm committed to providing my clients with exceptional photography. That's why I always welcome feedback – it helps me grow and deliver the best possible results. My journey has included both successes and setbacks, but through it all, I've remained dedicated to pushing myself and my team creatively. I have currently taken a break since 2021 in competing in image competitions worldwide to focus on the expansion of our portrait studio into the Dallas area, but intend to get back into it at some point in the future

Here is a summary of our current Awards & Accolades

  • Named #1 Photographer in the USA 2019, 2021
  • Named Master of Photography by Professional Photographers of America
  • Earned over 200 awards in international print competition
  • Best of Nations Winner – Photographic World Cup (2020)
  • Gold Medalist – Team USA – Photographic World Cup (2020, 2022)
  • Finalist – Team USA – Photographic World Cup (2020,2022)
  • Featured in Brides Magazine, Grace Ormonde, Huffington Post, Junebug Weddings, Shutter Magazine, Rangefinder Magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine, and more
  • Photographed Pro Athletes, Celebrities, CEOs, Politicians & Influencers
  • Speaker at international conventions since 2015, including WPPI, Wedding MBA, Shutterfest, Imaging USA, PhotoPlus, and more
  • Featured in advertisements by Canon USA, Profoto USA, Magmod, Imagen-AI, Sigma USA, Panasonic, and many more

Best Dallas Wedding Photographers"Reign"

World Photographic Cup

The World Photographic Cup has been one of my greatest achievements. The panel is made up of 32 different countries, and every image that is nominated is one of the top 10 in its respective country. After being nominated in 2019 for the second time to Team USA. Our wedding image "Reign," taken in Iceland earned the gold medal, helping Team USA win second place overall.

  • Gold Medal (2019) - 1st Place "Reign" - Wedding Division
  • Gold Medal (2022)- 1st Place "Stairway to Eternity" - Wedding Division
  • World Cup Winner (2022) - Team USA
  • World Cup Runner-Up (2019) - Team USA
  • Best of Nations - "Reign" - United States of America
  • 3 Images Nominated (2016, 2019, 2022)

Lake Louise Destination Wedding Photographers"Heaven on Earth"

One Eyeland World's Best Photographers

One Eyeland's World Best Photographers image competitions ranked me as the #2 wedding photographer in the world in 2018. It was an honor that I did not expect, and this image competition measures a photographer's entire body of work for a single year, which to me was important because of the subjective nature of photography in general. Being honored by my industry peers was such an amazing feeling that I never take for granted.


  • Ranking #1 Wedding Photographer in the USA (2019)
  • Ranking #2 Wedding Photographer Worldwide (2018 & 2019)
  • 40+ Images Selected for Awards

Motorcycle Engagement Session"On our Way"
Professional Photographers of America

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) hosts an annual international photographic competition. The competition is widely considered one of the most competitive in the world. We were honored in 2019 with merits on all 4 of our entries and further honored by being awarded the coveted "Diamond Photographer of the Year."

We have earned eight merits in two years of entering, with five images selected for the exclusive loan collection.

In addition, Michael has been honored to speak twice at the National Imaging USA conference in 2018 and 2019, teaching photographers on the subjects of lighting and pose and why they should enter image competitions across the country.


  • 16+ Merit Images
  • 10+ Images Selected for Loan Collection
  • Named "2018 Diamond Photographer of the Year"
  • Named "2019 Platinum Photographer of the Year"
  • Earned Master of Photography Credential in 2019
  • Grand Imaging Award Finalist 2018
  • 3rd Place, Wedding Division 2018

Light Airy Wedding Photographer in Dallas"Flora"

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International was the first international competition that we have ever submitted to. WPPI is one of the largest, most-respected image competitions in the world. The WPPI image competition is strictly print-focused and has been the reason that I have learned to print over the years. I believe that this competition has helped me to improve my skillset year after year. Taking place in Las Vegas every year, I make it a point to travel to Las Vegas early in order to listen in on the live judging every single year.

In 2019, the last year I competed in this competition, I was honored with the privilege of becoming a speaker at WPPI after accepting their invitation for the first time on the subject of creating cinematic engagement photography.

Accolades and Honors:

  • Over 35+ Awards in the 16 x 20 Annual Competition
  • Speaker in 2022 on Wedding Photography Technique
  • Speaker in 2021 on Wedding Photography Business
  • Speaker in 2020 on Wedding Photography Lighting
  • Speaker in 2019 on Cinematic Engagement Sessions
  • Speaker in 2018 at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City

Overhead Shot of Bride Posing on Stairs"Stairway to Eternity"

Shutterfest is one of my most favorite conferences to attend. It was the first conference that invited me to speak publicly and has allowed me to be a key speaker at their conference, and national tours over the last 5 years. I have also had the incredible privilege of sitting on the judging panel at Shutterfest's CREATE competition for the last 4 years as well. I have been fortunate enough to speak at Shutterfest events in St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Tucson, and Dallas throughout the years.


  • 50+ "Vision Awards"
  • 17 Images named 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in their categories
  • Speaker in 2024 (Multiple Topics)
  • Speaker in 2023 (Multiple Topics)
  • Speaker in 2022 (Multiple Topics)
  • Speaker in 2020 (Multiple Topics)
  • Speaker in 2019 (Multiple Topics)
  • Speaker in 2018 (Multiple Topics)
  • Speaker in 2017 (Multiple Topics)
  • Speaker in 2016 (Multiple Topics)
  • Speaker in 2015 (Multiple Topics)

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WPE Awards

The WPE Awards are an international organization that celebrates photographic excellence worldwide. Created in 2006, the Awards are now one of the most prestigious events in the photography industry.

With over 80 different categories, the WPE Awards aim to cover all genres and styles of photography. From Abstract to Wildlife, there is a category for every type of photographer.

The WPE Awards are open to both amateur and professional photographers and host a year-long competition that focuses on consistency. In order to be successful, a photographer needs to have a variety of award-winning images, rather than just a single one. I love these competitions because they keep me working all year long to create accolade-worthy images.

I entered this year-long competition in 2021 and earned the title of #2 Photographer Worldwide, #1 Photographer in the USA, and, earned the most points among wedding-focused photographers in the competition

Accolades and Honors:

  • 2nd Place Worldwide - 2021
  • 1st Place USA - 2021
  • 3 First Place Images, 3 Second Place Images, 3 Third Place Images
  • 69 Total Award-Winning Images

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Press & Sponsorships

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I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most amazing companies in the wedding photography industry. The industry has been so receiving of our educational platform, and seeing the successes of my students inspires me to give back to the photographic community.

I have been fortunate enough to receive the following titles from amazing companies in our industry.

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