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Tara’s Rainbow Maternity Session

taras rainbow baby maternity session - lori pickens photography

After Every Storm There Is a Rainbow of Hope…to say that Wes and Tara had to walk through a storm is a bit of an understatement, but they have weathered it all for many, many years and now have their sweet Rainbow Baby on the way.

taras rainbow baby maternity session - lori pickens photography
taras rainbow baby maternity session - lori pickens photography
taras rainbow baby maternity session - lori pickens photography

I remember years ago seeing a silhouette image similar to this one and sending it to Tara saying we should do something like this one day to capture all of your beautiful children. She said sure, but we never got around to making it. Again, this was quite a long time ago, and honestly I had forgotten about the idea, so when we were planning her maternity session and Tara mentioned it, I knew we had to make it happen. I knew there had been several miscarriages. I knew approximately when a few of them were, but when I asked Tara how many silhouettes I need to find, and she responded with “seven” – my heart sank. I knew there was one before Faith. I knew there were some before they ending up finding their way to Abby and Brody, and I knew there were a couple before this pregnancy, but I had never put that altogether in my mind. Looking at this image… looking at the reality and loss that they went through so many times, I cried. I messaged Tara and told her how incredibly strong I thought she was.

taras rainbow baby maternity session - lori pickens photography

That’s what I see in this image. I see the strength of two parents and the amazing love they have for their children. ALL of their children.

taras rainbow baby maternity session - lori pickens photography

I know God has a plan for all of us. I know without that plan, and some of this loss, we probably wouldn’t have Abbyella and Brody in our lives. Which I will be forever grateful for, but I am also very grateful that God decided to give Wes and Tara this sweet Rainbow Baby. Just look at all that love that this baby is going to be surrounded by.

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Holly’s Senior Session

I have loved having Holly as one of my 2019 senior reps! She is crazy beautiful and one of the sweetest girls you will meet. Not to mention she is a Southern Belle like I was, and the Belles will always have my heart!

Holly’s makeup was done by the amazing Morgan Trippett! Does she look gorgeous!?! Hair and makeup is available as an add-on to any of my sessions.

holly's senior session - lori pickens photography - parkersburg, wv
holly's senior session - lori pickens photography - parkersburg, wv
holly's senior session - lori pickens photography - parkersburg, wv
holly's senior session - lori pickens photography - parkersburg, wv
holly's senior session - lori pickens photography - parkersburg, wv
holly's senior session - lori pickens photography - parkersburg, wv
holly's senior session - lori pickens photography - parkersburg, wv
holly's senior session - lori pickens photography - parkersburg, wv

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Bryleigh’s Wildflower Session

I don’t get to photograph Bryleigh nearly as much as I did when she was little. She is busy with gymnastics and cheerleading these days, so I was so happy when she stopped by to see my at the studio. Doesn’t she have the best smile?

bryleighs wildflower session - lori pickens photography
bryleighs wildflower session - lori pickens photography

I love this Wildflower dress she had one, and she brought lots of fun accessories to play around with.

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The Higgins Girls in Sweet Honey Dresses

I was so happy to see those sweet Higgins girls again. I have been photographing them for years and love each time I get to see them.

Lori Pickens Photography - The Higgins Girls in Sweet Honey Dresses

Along with their sweet smiles they brought with them their American girl dolls for our photo session. I loved that the girls and their dolls all had matching Sweet Honey dresses!

Lori Pickens Photography - The Higgins Girls in Sweet Honey Dresses
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Jaylen’s Wildflower Party

I have had the pleasure of photographing Jalyn and her brothers as a family before, but today was unique because she and her mom were out on a girls’ day!

Jaylen's Wildflower Party - lori pickens photography -

They stopped by the studio for some fun shopping and special photos of a special little girl. Could I have asked for a better model? I loved all of her fun poses and expressions. Nothing makes me happier than capturing true beauty and making these little girls feel confident and pretty.

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