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

family in matching christmas pjs in front of christmas tree

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s a magical time to capture those special family moments. Whether you’re looking to embrace the splendor of the changing seasons or to make your photos with the sparkle of Christmas cheer, now is the best time for your Christmas family photoshoot. As a seasoned family photographer, I’ve […]

How to Plan for Your Christmas Photography Session

Families, Holiday

An old man, her daughter and his two grandchildren posing and embracing while laughing together.
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Welcome to Lori Pickens Photography, where we specialize in capturing authentic and heartwarming family moments amidst the stunning landscapes of Parkersburg and the Mid-Ohio Valley. As a lifelong native of this area, I understand the value of preserving cherished memories in settings that hold special meaning. In this blog, I’ll give you my 5 best […]

5 Tips for a Laid Back Family Photography 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

Extended Family Portrait in Parkersburg, WV
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The importance of capturing special moments with your family can never be understated. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and when it comes to family photography sessions, the pictures you take will be cherished for years to come. If you are looking to plan a special photography session with grandparents […]

Planning a Family Photography Session with Grandparents

Families, Photography

Spring Family Photography Session in Parkersburg, WV by Lori Pickens Photography

Are you looking for ways to make your family’s spring photo session less stressful and more fun for everyone? If so, you’re in the right place! Here at Lori Pickens Photography, I understand how stressful it can be to try to get your kids to cooperate during a photography session. I have some tips that […]

How to Have a Fun and Stress-Free Spring Family Photography Session with Kids

Families, Parkersrburg, Photography, Photography Tips

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