The blennerhassett hotel
An elegant wedding at the fabulous Blennerhassett Hotel on Market Street. Ceremony in their outdoor white tent with reception to follow in the gorgeous ballroom for a full night of fun and dancing.
Beautiful church wedding in Washington, WV with a fun reception at the local DERC park.
Holly and Joey said "I do" at their family church in Lubeck, WV and then met guest for a beautiful reception in downtown Parkersburg at the Art Center, ending the night with a bubble send off.
Parkersburg ART Center
Alex & CHAD
This beautiful couple got wedding day ready in the bridal suites of the elegant Blennerhassett Hotel, met at Fort Boreman park for their wedding day portraits, followed by a reception at the Parkersburg Art Center.
barn at willow creek in Davisville, WV
rebecca & justin
This gorgeous winter wedding was captured in Davisville at the Barn at Willow Creek.
worthington golf Club
whitney & josh
Beautiful church wedding followed by portraits along the water at the Worthington Golf Club in Parkersburg, WV.
downtown engagement session
taj & Matt
Gorgeous and fun couples session with pops of color, love and so much laughter.
engagment session in parkersburg
BINDI & Sachin
Downtown Parkersburg and surrounding areas
ALex & chad
All smiles and love with one of my favorite couples.
breathtaking • moments • captured
I'm not just a photographer. I'm a storyteller. I've witnessed a thousand love stories unfold, each as unique and precious as the next. And when you hold those images in your hands, years from now, I want you to feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, the taste of tears on your lips, and the beat of your heart as it pledged itself to another. Beyond technical expertise, it's my passion that sets me apart. I see the world through a lens of love, and it's that love that infuses every image I create.
Where Love Becomes Legacy: Capturing the Timeless Essence of Your Forever.
Hi gorgeous, say hello and tell me your favorite part of your love story; how you met? How you knew they were the one?
Whether you have a small outdoor ceremony, a big church wedding or elope in the mountains of West Virginia, I can't wait to cheer you on, catch those big smiles, eyes only for one another and fleeting moments that will be forever captured long after the biggest day of your life has been celebrated.
1. Say Hello
2. save the date
Upon telling me all about your story you will receive my investment guide with all of the information you will need to know about pricing and photography. When all your questions have been answered, I'll send over your custom online booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your deposit (all electronically!) to make everything officially offical!
I cannot wait to capture your love story!
3. Engagement session and timeline
Now that the nitty-gritty details is over, the fun begins! After working together to choose the perfect location, we will spend an hour together to shoot your engagement photos - should you add that to your custom collection!
One month before your wedding day we'll start making sure that we're prepared and ready. I love creating timelines for my couples to ensure you don't miss out on your dream wedding photos - I know how to create the perfect timeline for a photography-friendly wedding day.
4. WEdding day!
The day of your dreams is here! My goal on your wedding day is to ensure it is as fun, easy & stress-free as possible. I believe in telling a story of my couple's wedding day & one of my favorite parts of the wedding day is portrait time with the newlyweds!
5. your photographs
Your dream day has come and gone and perhaps now you have found a tropical island to escape to and getting used to the idea of being married! I will be preparing your stunning photographs and designing your album (if you ordered one). The week following you will have sneak-peek sent over to you and six weeks from your wedding, you will receive an email to your private online gallery! In your gallery you will be able to download and share your favorites, but will also be able to order your albums and wall art to display them proudly in your home and always remember the day you married the love of your life. Send me that love story.
Elopements from $1450
Engagements from $400
Weddings from $3000
With creating your own collection, you can ensure you are choosing exactly what you want on your wedding day. Starting from 4 hours of coverage you will be able to include additional coverage, second shooter, videography, engagement sessions, albums and photo products.
Elopements and intimate weddings
WV & OH Weddings
Say YES to an engagement session too! Not only will you get practice time in front of the camera before the big day, but you can show off that sparkly bling. Portraits from your engagement session can be used for Save The Dates and signing boards on your wedding day.
Take me anywhere along the stunning West Virginia mountains or Ohio countryside! Small and intimate with your nearest and dearest. Starting from two hour base coverage you can ultimately select what is most important to you. Send me a message about your dream day.
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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