Lori Pickens

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A doctor carefully examines a young boy while another boy sits nearby and the two boys joyfully watch the doctor.
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Hello fellow parents and Parkersburg locals! As a mom of three (yes, including a dynamic twin duo), a family photographer, and a lifelong resident of our beautiful Parkersburg, WV, I’ve been around the block a few times when it comes to finding the perfect pediatrician. Navigating the world of healthcare for our little ones can […]

Best Pediatricians in Parkersburg, WV

Children, Families, Local, Parkersrburg

Elf on the Shelf tied up to a chair in underwear

Elf on the Shelf Ideas As the holiday season approaches, one of our beloved customs that we eagerly anticipate is the tradition of Elf on the Shelf. For those not yet familiar with this joyous tradition, let me introduce you to it. Every year, Santa dispatches a Scout Elf to each family home. This elf’s […]

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Children, Holiday, Personal

girl standing in the flower field with her arms placed on the boy's shoulder aknd them smiling in front. Boy posing in a field for a photography session near Marietta, OH. Lori Pickens Photography took the picture and is based out of Parkersburg, WV
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I have found that field sessions are timeless throughout the year and are one of the best locations to have a photography session. There’s something magical about capturing your family’s story amidst nature’s backdrop. From Parkersburg to Marietta, we have many to choose from but my favorite spot is my field at Fresh Pickens Farm […]

Sibling Field Session


A girl and two boys bonding and having fun at the muddy lake while their hands are intertwined.

I want to share one of my favorite spots for a photo shoot that can be a fantastic inspiration for your upcoming family and milestone sessions. As a family photographer serving Parkersburg, WV, and the Mid-Ohio Valley area, I’m all about capturing those precious moments as your family grows and creating memories that last a […]

A West Virginia Riverbanks Photography Session

Children, Families, Parkersrburg, Photography, Photography Tips

creative photography tips
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Raise your hand if you’ve ever visited the same place more times than you can even count…and how many times have you shot a session or captured candid moments there? It happens to the best of us, but don’t let it dull your creative spark! Whether you’re strolling around your fave local park or browsing […]

4 Tips for Better Photos in Repeat Locations

Children, Click Pro, ClickPro, Parkersrburg, Photography, Photography Tips

Transformers bumblebee cake round from Little Stir Bakery

I wanted to share some of my favorite local places to order a birthday cake. Little Stir Bakery Our go-to place to order birthday cakes is Little Stir Bakery. Their cakes are delicious, and they always do a fantastic job at nailing the theme or vision we have for the cake. McHappy’s Donuts and Bake […]

Best places to order a Birthday Cake – Parkersburg, WV

Birthday, Children

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