Growing a baby is simultaneously one of the most miraculous and exhausting things a woman can do. I firmly believe that God creates life (every.single.one) and to be a mom is to have a front row seat of this process! Maternity portraits are a way to freeze this incredible time in your life so that you can always have those memories of your little one on the inside. Mama, my hope is to help make you feel as beautiful and strong as you really are!
Let's start this conversation! I want to know everything, from when you're due, what you're having (if it's not a surprise, of course), and what you're loving about this experience as a mom-to-be!
Reach out and let's chat about the vision for your session and what you'd love to see. We will find the best date for you, and get you locked in on the calendar. The fun is just beginning!
1. Say Hello
2. planning your Session
Maternity sessions are usually scheduled for the 30-35th week of pregnancy. Once you are locked in on my calendar, we will start planning your session! Choose your favorite location type (garden, forest, lifestyle studio, etc) and I will help you find the best spot possible.
I will also help you choose the best dress for your session! From a long train, lace, or fitted to show your bump, I will make sure you are looking your best! You'll also have full access to my client closet with dozens of gowns to choose from.
3. ask me Anything
I am your guide throughout this entire process and I am here to help. I want you to ask questions and know that I will always be there for you. You are not alone in this maternity journey.
4. portrait day!
Your session is finally here! We are going to make you feel like an absolute rockstar. We will slowly move through the session, making sure every piece is in place. I want you to feel in the moment with your little one to be and just enjoy this time together. While the session is joyful, I also just want you to feel at peace. Your little one will be coming so soon!
5. your photographs
Yay! Your session is done! You can expect your proofing gallery within two weeks of your session. After wiping the tears away from looking at the amazing family you are growing, you will select your digital collection package and use your artwork credit to purchase amazing artwork for your walls!
full sessions from $850
baby bundles from $
Bundle your maternity, newborn, sitter session and one year mile stone to capture all of your babies priceless first year memories.
DIGITAls + Prints
GROW with me
A non-refundable retainer covers my time and talent during your maternity session, as well as all pre-planning (a guide for prepping for your session, choosing a location, access to my client closet, etc.). This non-refundable retainer also secures your date on my calendar!
After our time together, you will receive an online gallery with your photo proofs! This way, you're only buying the images you love the most. Artwork credits are included in every collection to help you fill your walls with your beautiful images.
Working with Lori was wonderful! Our family session proved to be the most relaxed and enjoyable evening. Lori has such a comfortable presence, and my daughter was immediately drawn to her. Our photos were natural, which I loved, and she took careful consideration in choosing the perfect location, lighting, and time to capture the most amazing images. I could not be happier with our experience, and I look forward to many more years of having Lori continue to capture our precious moments! ~Leandrea S.
We drove 2 hours to see Lori and glad we did! Quality of senior pictures were more than expected. She took the time to find out the feel of the pictures that my daughter was going for and found the perfect spots (even a rustic wood pile off a highway off ramp - who knew they would be my favorite pictures?!) She was able to offer different feels from city, country to sports gear. Lori is a gem! ~ Holly G.
Lori did an amazing job with our pictures! She went above and beyond to get smiles from a 12 year old who hates having her picture taken and she was able to get amazing pictures of the kids that look natural and capture their personalities. I definitely recommend her! ~Alisha C.
Lori is so talented! From in studio portraits to on location destinations, it is clear her skill and her passion for photography are unmatched. Our maternity photos were perfect; she is so creative and knows the best locations. For fall family photos, she took us to a pumpkin patch and pulled out the best smiles from our 4 month old. Our favorite photographer by far! ~Bekah W.
Lori did a 1 year milestone session for my baby, and took some family pictures as well. I am so very happy with them! They are beautiful, and she was fun to work with. I highly recommend.
My daughter had her graduation and prom picture taken by Lori and they were wonderful. Lori is very flexible to make sure the picture is what the client wants. None of the pictures looked photoshopped like a lot of other photographers. We love the real look her photos have. It was impossible for us to chose only a few pictures because they were so good. Lori takes pride in her work and it definitely shows in her photos. We highly recommend Lori for any of you photo needs. ~Donna M.
Lori is not just an incredible photographer, she is an amazing lady!! She photographed my daughter’s wedding and she truly puts her heart and soul into her work. We love her passion and dedication to ensure my daughter’s memories were captured in her photos! ~Bonita M.
Lori did an excellent job with my son's graduation photos! The pictures were unique and excellent quality. (I had a difficult time picking a few for prints and announcements...a good problem to have.) Lori was professional, friendly and so helpful with the ordering process. I highly recommend Lori Pickens Photography...you won't be disappointed! ~ Nicki F.
Lori is an incredible photographer. Her work is gorgeous, she's incredibly patient with children, and she's one of the sweetest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I was truly elated with my family's photo session - from the very beginning to the canvases on my living room walls!
We are a family of 5; with 3 kids under the age of 8. Lori made room in her schedule for a special family session for us. Lori was very kind and patient with our kids. Lori captured amazing pictures and memories for our family to enjoy forever! We are so happy with our experience.
Lori did an awesome job memorializing our 2 events. From the moment we first talked to her, she immediately understood what we wanted and helped us. The photos turned out even more beautiful that we had expected, and she captured the perfect candids to remember our special day exactly as it happened. You are in great hands, if you choose Lori as your photographer. for your memorable events.
Lori came to the hospital the day after our daughter was born to take some photos... she did an amazing job! What special memories to have for a lifetime! She even got my uncooperative 4 year old in on a family picture that I now cherish dearly(must be the momma in her!😜)! ❤️
Lori Pickens Photography is AMAZING!! I absolutely love every one of my wedding and engagement photos! She's open, honest, creative and made me feel so at ease my entire wedding day because I never had to worry about not getting the photos I wanted. Not to mention she did an amazing job!!!! I couldn't recommend her more highly. ~Kayla W.
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