Lori Pickens

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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

Join me as we step into a world brimming with nostalgic allure and endless creative potential: film photography. On this episode on Photo Goals with Lori Pickens, “Beyond the Digital: A Beginner’s Guide to Film Photography,” is your perfect companion, whether you’re an adept digital photographer keen on exploring new horizons or a newcomer eager […]

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Beyond the Digital: A Beginner’s Guide to Film Photography

Film, Photography Tips, Podcast


Dreaming of a magical wedding in the heart of West Virginia? Look no further than Ravenswood! Nestled along the scenic Ohio River, Ravenswood is a place where history and nature harmoniously coexist. This charming town offers a variety of stunning venues, perfect for creating an unforgettable celebration of love. Whether you envision a rustic barn wedding, […]

Top Wedding Venues in Scenic Ravenswood, West Virginia

Venues, Weddings

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