Lori Pickens Photography | Parkersburg WV Portrait and Wedding Photographer » Lori Pickens is a Parkersburg, WV photographer offering custom photography for newborns, children, families, seniors and weddings.

There is nothing quite as refreshing to be around than young love!  These two were not only sweet and beautiful, but the love between them just shines through in every image – talk about your dream engagement clients.  And check out that ring!

Engagement photo ring wrap kiss

Engagement couple wrapped in blanket in field

engagement couple in a field kiss cuddle

engaged couple in field kiss detail hands

Kayla requested a twirling picture, and I am in love with this one. Such a fun couple to be around and watch them enjoy each other.

Engagement session twirl field hair

We changed outfits and headed off to another location.  I just love all the pop of color.  Isn’t Kayla just the cutest? She is going to be a stunning bride.

cute couple bright colors snuggle

I have been dying to try out this new spot, and lucky for me these two were happy to hike up to it with me. Sooo worth it!  The sun was setting behind them, and I could not have asked for a more beautiful view or a more stunning couple.

Engagement Love Wedding Beautiful View Kiss Forehead

We finished off the session with series of silhouette images.  Swoon <3  I cannot wait to shoot their wedding in May!


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Could these two siblings be any sweeter together?  I love this family every time I get to see them, and somehow they just get cuter every time. One important priority on almost every mom’s list is a great shot of the kids together, when I saw this one, it just took my breath away.  I was so excited to send it to their mom!

Sibling shot of big brother and little sister outdoor field backlighting

Our goal was to get one great family shot that they could use on their Christmas cards.  When I got done editing, there were so many good ones, I didn’t even know how they were going to choose just one.

Family photos multiple poses outdoor field

We had to reschedule our session a couple of times because of sick kidos and such, but the stars sure aligned for the perfect day for us.  I just loved the light shining on little sister’s beautiful curls.

Little girl with blue eyes and lots of curls backlit in a field

Big brother could melt anyone’s heart with that smile.

Little boy dapper dressed with big smile outdoor image

Mom specifically asked for one of her with her babies.  I asked them to give her a big kiss, and they sure didn’t hesitate to shower their momma with love.

Two little kids kissing on mommy

We even tried to sneak in a few of mom and dad by themselves.  Of course now she wants to be in the picture…!

Mom and Dad kissing in field with bright red dress color pop


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I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful couple for their engagement pictures and also shoot their wedding, so I was just over the moon excited when they told me they were expecting! Isn’t Kaitlynn just the most stunning mamma to be?

Maternity hands on baby bump black and white backlight outdoor

Baby Noah is going to be one luckily little boy, with these two as his parents.  They are just so cute together, and you can easily see how excited they both are to welcome this little blessing into the world.

Simple outdoor maternity expecting couple

Maternity couple hands on belly overhead view

Mother-to-be holding book Love You Forever faceless image

A moment in my belly, a lifetime in my heart… <3

Maternity belly shots mother

It warms my heart so much that couples like Patrick and Kaitlynn have welcomed me into their lives and invited me to watch their love and families grow.  It is a privilege that I am forever grateful for.  I hope one day that little Noah will look back at these images, an see just how loved he was even before he arrived!


Outdoor maternity couple backlit black and white

We also had to get a few shots with their “first baby”.  Noah’s lucky to have a big brother looking out for him already.

Outdoor maternity shot with family dog

Outdoor family maternity with dog pet



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I’ve been having some fun trying out some new lighting options in my studio.  I was lucky enough to have this cool dude as my model.


This is what I got when I asked him to make a mean, tough guy face.  LOL, not really sure what I was expecting out of a 2-yr-old.  Especially from one without a mean bone in his body >3


I was going for more of a serious, somber look, but a momma is always a sucker for a good smile too!


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