A Master Craftsman photographer and third generation small business owner, Rob has been the owner and photographer at Valley Studio in Spokane Valley, Washington for 31 years. Working in photography since college graduation, Rob has an Applied Science degree in photography, and a degree from Eastern Washington University as a photographic educator.
Rob is a Past President of the Professional Photographers of Washington.
He is a Certified Professional Photographer, and was the recipient of the PPA National Award in 2006. In Washington, he has been awarded the Distinguished Service and Volunteer of the Year award. A PPA councilor since 2003, Rob has also served as Chair of the PPA International Committee.
A serious photographer since the age of 16, Rob began his professional career after college, working as first assistant to a top fashion photographer in Seattle. He later opened Valley Studio in his hometown of Spokane, and has provided quality portrait services to a long list of returning clients for over 30 years. His photography has been recognized in the PPA Photographic exhibition for over 20 years, been displayed at Disney’s Epcot center, and has won numerous state and regional awards, for 4 decades.
Elected to the PPA Board of Directors in 2011, he currently serves as President of PPA 2017-18, the world’s oldest and largest professional photographic organization.
Photographic Education, Wedding Photography, Senior Portraits Corporate portrait services, Family Portraits. Graphic Design.
Awards and Honors-
PPA National Award
PPW Distinguished Service Award
PPW Volunteer of the Year award
Kodak Gallery Award • R.R. Hutchison Trophy Best Portrait
Best Bride Portrait: Five time recipient
Best Portrait of a Woman: Three time recipient
Best Group Portrait • Best Portrait of a Couple • Best Architectural
Best Wedding Candid - 2013
ASP State Elite Award – 2014, 2015
IPC Silver medalist - 2016