Lori Pickens

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Dress for Success: Unveiling the Magic of My Maternity Client Closet Maternity photos are a beautiful way to celebrate the miracle of life. But between planning the shoot and choosing outfits, the pre-session anticipation can turn into stress.  Fear not, mamas! This post introduces you to my secret weapon: the maternity client closet. What is a Client Closet? Imagine a treasure […]

The Maternity Client Closet at Lori Pickens Photography

Local, Maternity, Parkersrburg, Photography, Seniors, Studio

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 […]

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.
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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

A doctor carefully examines a young boy while another boy sits nearby and the two boys joyfully watch the doctor.

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

A woman in a brown sweater, smiling sweetly, stands in a field with beautiful scenery in the background.
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We had such a busy fall, I never got a chance to share our big and exciting news! We ended up buying the 123 acres behind our house. It may not have started as a dream for us, but we are all in now. 🥰 I can’t wait to share more with you about Fresh […]

Fresh Pickens Farm


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