Discovering Member Value With PPA President Rob Behm, M.Photog. Cr. CPP
Join PPA president Rob Behm for an in depth look behind the value of membership in PPA, the world’s leader in professional photographic benefits for it’s members. Whether you are considering joining PPA or have been a member for decades this program will enlighten and educate you about all that PPA can offer with your membership.
Rob will take an in depth look at not only the benefits that PPA offers it’s members but will also demonstrate ways that you can put those resources to work in your business and help you become more successful.
In the competitive world of small business and professional photography PPA can be your partner in developing your potential and keeping you in a position of strength in your market for years to come.
About Rob Behm
Rob Behm M. Photog. Cr, CPP Owner at Valley Studio, Spokane Valley, WA
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 the 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.
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 Industrial
• Best Wedding Candid - 2013
• ASP State Elite Award – 2014, 2015
• IPC Silver medalist – 2016
• CPP Award, WA – 2017
• Russ Clift Trophy, Highest Scoring Mixed Case – 2017