Who else LOVES coffee??? We stopped in our local Starbucks in Parkersburg, WV the other day with the family, and I was shocked at how cute and stylish it was. I thought to myself it would be the perfect location for quick Branding Photos with its clean decor and modern look or a Teen with […]

Coffee’s on me…

coffee photography session for branding and senior photography


I tend to see the world in black and white. I like things to fit in their neat little boxes. I’m an Enneagram 3 (Achiever) and get very hyper focused on making progress and moving upwards towards my goals (thus the symbolizm of the arrows) . I don’t like distractions or things that stop my […]

Forward Upward Onward


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


Finding the Tools of the Trade just got a lot easier! I know how time-consuming and even overwhelming it can be to research, compare, and learn new gear. So I put together a list of my FAVORITE photography gear. If you have been thinking about investing in your photography this year, be sure to check […]

My Favorite Photography Gear for 2022

Lori Pickens Parkersburg WV Photographer posing with her favorite photography gear


A question I often get asked is whether you can edit film images. The answer is yes! I get my digital scans back from Richard Photo Lab and basically run them through the same workflow I do for my regular images. I import into Adobe LR to rename the files, and then do any editing/tweaks […]

Can I Edit Analog Film Images?


I wanted to share one of my new favorite images of my girl. Edited Silhouette It’s from our trip to Panama City Beach, FL back in August 2021 I edit out the other people on the beach! I don’t edit them out of EVERY picture we take… but I do for any images that I […]

Beach and Birds



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