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Rob Behm proudly continues a family tradition of small business ownership that stretches back 75 years and 3 generations in the Spokane Valley. He's committed to make each customer's portrait experience, unique to them, and provide the best in customer service and quality photographic products that will last them a lifetime.

A Master Craftsman Certified photographer... what does that mean? Rob takes what he

does very seriously, and has been honored with professional degrees for his accomplishments

at the state & national level. Rob also has an Applied Science degree in photography, and a degree from Eastern Washington University as a photographic educator.


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 Valley, providing

quality portrait services to a long list of returning clients for over 35 years.


Rob is a past president of the Professional Photographers of Washington and in 2018 he

served over 30,000 members as President of the Professional Photographers of America.

He is also is one of 95 approved Jurors for the annual International Photographic Competition.

Rob is dedicated to his craft and enriching the experience of his Valley Studio clients!



Master Of Photography

Honorary Master of Photography

Photographic Craftsman

Fellow Of Photography

Certified Professional Photographer

EWU - Career and Technical Education degree

SFCC - Applied Science Degree, Photography


Honors and Awards

• PPA National Award 

• PPW Distinguished Service Award

• Kodak Gallery Award

• R.R. Hutchison Trophy Best Portrait

• Russ Clift Trophy 

• Best Portrait of a Woman: 3 time recipient

• Best Group Portrait 

• Best Portrait of a Couple: 2 time recipient

• Best Bride Portrait: 5 time recipient 

• Best Wedding Candid: 2 time recipient

• Best Wedding Group

• Best Commercial Editorial

• Best Overall Wedding Entry: 2020

  • ASP State Elite Award: 3 time recipient

  • Certified Professional Photographer Award

Member of propfessional photographers of washington
Professional membership
Rob Behm
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