Hello! I am Rob Pleas
I began working professionally in 2010 after completing the New York Institute of Photography's Professional Photography Course. Before moving into the realm of portraiture, I worked as a landscape/wildlife photographer. Many of my photos were on display at several locations in the Seattle area, including the former Washington Imaging Services, LLC at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA. My work was also available through multiple high end galleries, including the former Visionlight Gallery and Larson-Juhl.
My landscape photographs are now available from this website. Each print includes a Certificate of Authenticity and includes signature. Limited edition prints are numbered accordingly. Please click here to see them:
Okay, it's going to read a bit like a resume, but here are my accomplishments:
In 2008, I completed the Professional Photography Course from the New York Institute of Photography.
In 2010-2013, I was offered gallery space with Visionlight Gallery, a premier fine art gallery.
In 2012, my book, "Changed Within, Reflections of a Journey," published through Barnes and Noble, the University Bookstore, and others. I enjoyed several book signings at the Lakewood Barnes and Noble through 2013.
In 2014-2017, I was offered gallery space with Artaissance, a division of Jarson-Juhl. I became one of their contributing photographers.
In 2015-Present, Began photographing events at a local private school. Many of my photographs have been used in their yearbooks. I have continued working with this school and others in their district. For example, I photographed their 8th grade dance last June 2021 and am their official theatre photographer.
In 2015-2017, I was hired by a New York based company as a “Lifestyle” photographer. I was the local area "on-location" photographer for their top level package.
In 2016-2018, I was hired by a Texas-based marketing company to photograph local businesses for Social Media/Website advertising
In 2017 I was hired for a brief assignment (about three months) photographing youth sports leagues.
In 2018 I began working freelance for GoDaddy. Similar to the Texas company, I traveled to businesses to photograph their products and/or services, to then upload the photos to GoDaddy. The photography ranged from products on shelves, headshots for real estate agents, to restaurant food and menu items.
In 2019 I was ranked as one of Puyallup's Top 11 portrait photographers in a "Best Portrait Photographers in Puyallup 2019" independent review by Expertise.
When I'm not photographing, I absolutely love speed skating.
“Rob was great all-around! We really enjoyed his ability to shift gears quickly with a sense of humor and urgency. I would highly recommend him and would hire him again!”