Lori Pickens

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We Did It! Parkersburg’s #1 Wedding Photographer According to Wedding Rule! We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Wedding Rule has named us the #1 Best Wedding Photographer in Parkersburg, WV! This incredible recognition fills our hearts with joy and motivates us even further to capture the magic of your special day. You can view and […]

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Voted Best Wedding Photographer in Parkersburg, WV by WeddingRule


wedding couple stand together in front of red a-frame barn at Ransom Hollows venue in Ripley wv

Seeking a wedding venue that blends rustic charm with modern comfort? Look no further than Ranson Hollows, a captivating gem nestled in Ripley, West Virginia. This unique venue offers a breathtaking backdrop for your special day, ensuring an unforgettable celebration for you and your loved ones. Rustic Chic Meets Modern Luxury Ranson Hollows isn’t just […]

Celebrate Your Wedding at Ranson Hollows (Ripley, WV): Rustic Elegance Awaits

Venues, Weddings

A fairy-like lady in a mesh flowery purple gown smiles as she stands on top of a log surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees.

Getting ready for prom is a whirlwind of excitement and anticipation. From finding the perfect date to planning unforgettable memories, the most important element might just be the dress! For Parkersburg, WV and mid-Ohio Valley teens, the search for the ideal prom dress doesn’t have to involve a long drive. Here’s a local guide to […]

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Prom Prep in Parkersburg, WV: Finding Your Dream Dress Here!

Local, Parkersrburg, Seniors

A newborn baby swaddled on a cozy blanket and sleeping soundly as the photographer captures its adorable little toes.

Breastfeeding is a beautiful journey, but it doesn’t always come easily. Whether you’re a new mom facing latching difficulties or an experienced mother looking for additional support, a lactation consultant (LC) can be your breastfeeding BFF. As a mother of preemie twins myself, I remember all of the stress and emotions that came with nursing […]

Navigating Breastfeeding in the Mid-Ohio Valley: Finding a Lactation Consultant in Parkersburg, WV

Baby, Local, Parkersrburg

Hey there! Welcome to another episode of Photo Goals with Lori Pickens. Today, we’re diving into something super important yet often overlooked – your photography brand. And nope, we’re not just talking about having a cool logo or a snazzy website. We’re getting into the real deal: the heart and soul of who you are […]

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3 Common Branding Mistakes Photographers Often Make (and How to Fix Them!)

Photography Tips, Podcast


In the captivating intersection of photography and personal development, there lies a profound opportunity for photographers at all stages of their career to redefine success and pursue growth with intention and strategy. “Tiny Tweaks, Big Impact: Tips from Atomic Habits,” a transformative segment from the podcast, Photo Goals with Lori Pickens, bridges this gap by […]

Tiny Tweaks, Big Impact: Tips from Atomic Habits

Photography Tips, Podcast

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