Lori Pickens

 fine art parkersburg newborn photographer

newborn Galleries


precious • moments • captured

The newborn Experience

Congratulations on your newest season of life! You're going to be a mom! Whether it's your first or your fourth, it's so important to freeze this moment in time. They are going to fly by. Your little one is going to be walking and talking before you know it!  
If you’re looking for an experienced newborn photographer who will take good care of your new little bundle of joy and also capture all of those precious little details that change in the blink of an eye, look no further. Whether you are looking for a traditional, posed newborn session, a more relaxed lifestyle in-home feel, or even Fresh48 photos - I would love to give these gift of these memories to your family.

Tiny toes, endless dreams: Preserving the newness of  your little miracle.

Let's start this conversation! I can't wait to hear about you and your little one.  We will set your session date as your due date and be on standby 2 weeks before and after to await your little one.
I offer studio newborn sessions in my studio in Washington, WV! My studio is well stocked with everything you need for your session! From dresses for mom to wraps, bonnets, bowls and baskets for baby! I would love to hear from you and help make your hopes and dreams for this session become a reality! My priorities during portrait sessions are the care and safety for your baby and making an easy, relaxed session for mom and dad that results in gorgeous and timeless portraits.

1. Say Hello

2. get on my calendar

Newborn sessions are traditionally scheduled between 5-14 days of baby's life but I am flexible and happy to work with you no matter how many days old your little one is. When you are ready to schedule your session, we will discuss potential dates that work best for you.
Whether you are looking for a traditional, posed newborn session, a more relaxed lifestyle in-home feel, or even Fresh48 photos - we can decide on the best fit for you and your family.  

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 newborn journey.

4. portrait day!

Yay!! We made it! Portrait day is my favorite! We meet at my studio and I will walk you through the session. Newborn sessions typically last between 2-3 hours as we leave plenty of time for feeding and diaper changes. You won't be rushed at all and we will allow your little one to be relaxed and peaceful during the session.

 I offer my clients access to my Client Closet dresses (for women) and accessories (for children). For newborns, I have an assortment of wraps, bonnets, tiebacks/headbands, bowls and baskets. My goal is to help you all along the way to make this as EASY and STRESS FREE for you as possible! 

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've created, you will select your digital collection package and use your artwork credit to purchase amazing artwork for your walls!

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The Process

full sessions from $850

petite sessions from $400

A newborn wrapped mini session is a short photo session where the baby is wrapped in a blanket or wrap for the entire time. These sessions are quick, budget friendly and still offer a smaller set of gorgeous variety of images!

Pricing Details

Say Hello

DIGITAls + Prints

signature Session


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. 
~Betty S.

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 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! 
~Jennifer M. 

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.
~Michelle M. 

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. 
~Prakash P. 

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!😜)! ❤️
~Casey K. 

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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