Chamber spotlight: Becky Nichols Portrait

I am pleased to introduce you to a brand new business and brand new Chamber member, Becky Nichols Portrait. Becky has recently opened the doors of her new studio, though being in business since 2014.

According to her recent press release, “Becky is best known for magazine style portraiture that offers artistic style with timeless appeal. Nichols’ goal with her photography shoots, both in-studio and on location, is to ‘ignite the fire in the souls of her subjects.’ Her artistic heart inspires her clients to reveal their best and most beautiful selves to her camera. The resulting portraits are bold and highly treasured by clients.”Becky is an award winning photographer as of March 2018, bringing home a bronze award in the Teen/Senior division of the prestigious Portrait Masters Photography Competition, in which there were 6,583 entries. We asked Becky these 8 questions to learn more about her business.

Please give a brief explanation of your organization and the products/services you offer.

“I start each shoot with a wardrobe consultation and styling designed to create a personal experience for my clients. I partner with professional hair and make-up artists to ensure that my clients feel perfectly polished when they step in front of my camera. I ensure that each portrait is treated like the treasure that it is, offering my clients high-quality, Italian leather folio boxes and archival-quality matting. I also offer large art prints and canvas gallery wraps. Digital copies of each photo are included with every photo purchased.”

Can you share the story of how your business got started and why?

“It started as a hobby with a fascination of learning how to use a professional camera. I would see amazing works of art created with photographs and wanted to learn. One Graphics Design degree and many other classes later I honed my craft to a business worthy of serving clients.”

Tell us a little known fact about your business.

“I’ve studied under renowned photographer Sue Bryce, for the past year.”

Why are you involved with the Chamber? What prompted you to join?

“I love meeting new people and sharing what I do.”

What makes your business a special part of the community?

“I’m a full service studio from start to finish. I offer my heart and soul creating your session and ensuring that you have beautiful heirloom products that will last for a lifetime. The art we create today will be your children and grandchildren’s most prized treasures.”

What are some goals that you hope to achieve in the future within your business?

“I’m on a mission to change the way women see themselves, to exist in portraits, and to feel valued and beautiful.”

Is there any exciting news or updates or events that you would like to share with fellow Chamber members?

“There’s always something exciting going on! My next focus in addition to the exciting senior portrait season is Mother’s Day which celebrates Mom, glamour portrait style.”

Any other information you would like to add?

“I invite you to a session with me to create something amazing just for you. How do you want to be photographed?”

To learn more about Becky Nichols Portrait and what she can do for you, visit her website at or on Facebook at


Upcoming Events:

* MOV Economic Outlook Presentation by WVU College of Business

Wednesday, April 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Conference Rooms 100A & 100B in the Workforce & Community Education Building at WVU-P, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg

Dr. John Deskins is the Director of Business and Economic Research and an associate professor at West Virginia University. His Economic Outlook reports for the State of West Virginia are very insightful and held in high regard by business leaders, legislators and municipalities. This will be a great in-depth and exclusive opportunity for our business community to hear firsthand from our State’s most esteemed economist and his students. Pre-registration is required by noon Monday April 23. The registration link can be found via our event calendar at

* Lunch and Learn Hosted by Learn Grow Succeed Training and Coaching

Thursday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Point Park Marketplace, 113 Ann Street, Parkersburg

TOPIC: Can You Hear Me Now? Join our host Mary Barbara Hanna for an informative Lunch & Learn workshop about active listening. Open to all MOV Chamber members. Pre-registration required by noon Monday April 23. The registration link can be found via our event calendar at


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Megan Hardway is the membership and events specialist for the MOV Chamber.