Wyoming Professional

Photographers Association


BOARD MEMBERS



PRESIDENT: Erica Lane Harvey

Erica Lane Harvey is one of South Dakota’s most accomplished young photographers. She graduated with honors from the renowned Brooks Institute of Photography in 2003. In 2014 her passion for photography drew her to start her own business, Erica Lane Photography, LLC. Erica has been a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) member since 2015 and has received numerous accolades the last 5 years. Erica’s eye, energy, and passion for art give her images a unique appearance. The goal with her imagery is to bring joy to the customer by helping them see the beauty in themselves and the world.


VICE PRESIDENT: RJ Peiper






TREASURER: Russell Jensen


SECRETARY: Becky Pickrel


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR: Kory Bumgardner


MEMBER ASSISTANT: Shirley McPheeters

Shirley McPheeters was given her first camera at the age of 10, from there a love for film and photography grew. She reflects on her memories captured during those years and eventually was given a 35mm Minolta SLR by her husband. The gift inspired her take as many classes as she could in her hometown college in Sheridan to earn a degree in Arts and Science.

As her knowledge grew, so did her passion to photograph animals. She moved on to people – capturing memories for families, children, high school seniors, weddings and more. Her business has continued to grow over the years. When the digital age came about, she converted to a digital camera.

Her passion for animals continues and each December she participates in Santa with Pets for the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter and the Casper Humane Society in Casper. All proceeds go to benefit her four-footed friends. The first year in Casper, she had 90 setting with multiple dogs per setting in four hours. It was quite the challenge for her, but an experience she cherishes.

Her photography has taken to her to many places and allowed her to meet many people. Born and raised in Sheridan, she also loves to photograph the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the open plains to the east.

Shirley has been a member of the Wyoming Professional Photographers Association since 2011 and has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 2007.



MEMBER ASSISTANT: Andy Zavodny


FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR: Kim Pezeshki

Kimbery Pezeshki, M. Photog., CPP, (Master Photographer and Certified) was born in Evanston, WY. She attended Cal State University of Bakersfield and started Pez Photography in March, 2009. She opened Pez Photography, her home Portrait Studio in April, 2012, which is located at 4328 Cliff St., Laramie, WY 82070. She became a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) in 2010 and receiver her PPA Master of Photography in 2016. She Photographic Craftsman in Jan. 2019, and was also elected as PPA Councilor for Wyoming in 2019. Recently, she was re-elected to serve three more years as a PPA Councilor for Wyoming. She is the current Past President (2017-2019) for Wyoming Professional Photographers Association and also served 2014-2015 as WPPA president. 


PRINT DIRECTOR: Jennie Knezovich


STUDENT DIRECTOR: Crystal Trevino

Crystal served in the United States Air Force as a Health Services Manager for over 24 years and dabbled in photography here and there, but it wasn’t until she retired in 2019 that she pursued it as a profession. Her husband bought her a new camera as a retirement gift, she hired Erica to mentor her, joined the WPPA, and business has been booming since.  She enjoys capturing people, from newborns to families to high school seniors and prefers to do so outdoors in the beautiful Black Hills.


WEB COORDINATOR: Elizabeth Wood

Elizabeth Wood joined the PPA in 2019. She worked as a newspaper publisher for several years before going professional with her photography. She enjoys taking landscape and wildlife photos and is eager to learn more from the members of the Wyoming Professional Photographers Association.

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