Our film challenge on the Click Community forum this month was artificial light, so I pushed myself to shoot finish off my last roll with all things other than natural light, and I’m so glad I did. I honestly don’t think I would have taken these shots if it wasn’t for the creative push of […]

Artificial Light and Film: Photography Tips


I LOVE light overlays!  I love the creative freedom that they give me, and I love the little bit of added magic they can provide to an image.   This post may contain affiliate links. This means that I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products and […]


Light Overlay Boy enjoying Christmas lights in a car


The holidays are upon us and it is time to start stocking up on gifts for those we love! You can take the guesswork out of finding your favorite photographer – or yourself – the perfect photography gift. I put together a list of photography must-haves that every photographer would appreciate. The best part of […]

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Photographers

Gifts for Photographers and Must Have Photography Gear


Finding the Tools of the Trade just got a lot easier! I know how time-consuming and even overwhelming it can be to research, compare, and learn new gear. So I put together a list of my FAVORITE photography gear. If you have been thinking about investing in your photography this year, be sure to check […]

My Favorite Photography Gear for 2022

Lori Pickens Parkersburg WV Photographer posing with her favorite photography gear


This might be a new favorite portrait of my sweet girl. Who else plays with circular prisms and fairy lights the whole time you have your tree up? The holiday season is officially here and it is time to get festive (and creative). I hope you can find some inspiration to take your photography to […]

Magic of Christmas Lights and Circular Prisms

circular prism effect to make Christmas pictures look magical


I had such a great time with this sweet little family during their Family Photo Session. With three young boys, there’s never a dull moment, but I am here for every minute of the tickles, dinosaur talks, and never-ending energy. The older two boys, pretty close in age, reminded me so much of my twins […]

Thomas Family Session

Parkersburg, WV family photo session inder trees



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