Even for an experienced professional photographer, it’s important to continue to grow technically and creatively. Francie has chosen photographic print competitions as a way to challenge herself and grow in photographic arts. Clients directly benefit from her print competitions as they receive stylish, artful, often dramatic, and timeless images.

Competitions are held locally, regionally, and internationally. All competitions have strict criteria for selections of awards, merits and winners. Many photographers use models or stage their competition images. Francie, however, uses images from real clients during live photographic session or at weddings. Every award she has received has been from client images.

This list represents the most recent and prestigious awards received:

  • 2016 Texas Professional Photographer Association
    • Presidents Award for Highest Print Case Score
    • Best Bridal Image
    • Best Wedding Album by a Master Photographer
    • Best Photographic Open Portrait
    • Best Portrait of a Man
  • Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition (PPA)
    • 2015 - Silver Photographer of the Year
    • 2015 - Master Photographer
    • 2013 - Photographic Craftsman
    • 2009 - Certified Professional Photographer
  • Southwest Professional Photographers Assoc. – PPA Affiliate (SWPPA)
    • 2015 - Grand Imaging Award for Best Wedding Album
  • Texas Professional Photographers Association (TPPA)
    • 2015 - Four for Four Print Case
    • 2015 - Distinguished Portrait
    • 2014 – Best Wedding Image in the Exhibit
    • 2013 - Best Portrait
  • Oregon Professional Photographers Association
    • High Print Score (99) for Portrait of a Bride CPP Award
  • Professional Photographers Guild of Houston -PPA affiliate (PPGH)
    • 2015, 2012 - Photographer of the Year – For Excellence in Image Making
    • 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 - Best Portrait of a Bride
    • 2015, 2014, 2013 - Best Wedding Album
    • 2015 Best Portrait of a Senior
    • 2015 Best Portrait of a Child
  • FotoFest Chosen Exhibitor: 2012.2013. 2014


Every year FireHeart Photography is honored to be asked to feature weddings and photographs in some of Houston's most prestigious publications, as well as various national periodicals. FireHeart's images have been seen in Weddings in Houston, Houston Brides, Modern Luxury, the Houston Chronicle, Fort Bend Focus, Texas Professional Photographers Magazine, and Professional Photographers of America International Magazine.