Newborn boy on a posing table in neutral colors.


I wanted to give you an area that I could try to answer as many of your questions as I could. I hope this helps to answer any question you may have, but if you still have any questions, please feel free to reach out and ask me!  What Do I Need to Bring? For newborn sessions, absolutely nothing except milk! I provide everything needed to make your newborn session a success!  How Long Does the Session Take? This will vary based on the package you choose and the cooperation of your baby. A guideline would be 45 minutes for

Newborn baby boy in a bed with blue.


New Parent Advice As you’re researching online, reading all of the baby books, and asking all of your friends that have kids – I’m going to give you the most useful and amazing parenting tip! Are you ready for it?! YOU DO YOU! If you feel like you need to take your baby to the Dr. 20 times, then by all means, do that. Whatever you think, you’re right! You’re the parent and parents for soooooo many years did this parenting thing without social media, without Google, and without everyone shoving their opinion down everyone’s throats. You got this! Trust me!

Maternity photos in studio. Mom is wearing a red dress and a flower crown.


West Virginia maternity photos Simple answer, no, you don’t need it. But, is it something you will regret not doing? Very possible!  When I had my kids, maternity photos weren’t a “thing”. I mean, camera phones weren’t even barely a thing, so… Anyway, I do wish I had that chance to have professional photos of me and my pregnancies, other than the the random ones people would take that was always at the worst angles, when I looked my worst.  Your pregnancy is such a beautiful thing. How awesome are our bodies to grow tiny humans?! To be posed in the best

Newborn girl in navy blue lace. She is wearing a flower crown inside of a bucket and has flowers all around her.

Newborn Session

What Does a Newborn Only Session Consist Of? Newborn only sessions are when parents decide they want photos of the baby only and opt for more setups of the baby instead of the family images. You still get the adorable custom setups and all the beautiful props and accessories provided for you, the only difference is that family and/or siblings shots are not included in these sessions. Below are just some of the beautiful images that parents have chosen to be in their final galleries.  Morgantown Photographer

Shannon Slemp, with Wood and Lace Photography, preparing for a newborn session in the Morgantown studio.


“Our family is just the right mix of chaos and love.”
– Unknown

Hello! I’m Shannon, the gal behind Wood and Lace. I am a full time professional photographer. When I’m not behind the camera, I am editing, working on the back end (website, marketing, etc), taking new courses to continue to grow my craft, and then all of the mom things after work is over the day. They say if you do something you love that you will never work a day in your life… I beg to differ. When you love what you do, you will work harder than you ever have in your life. The only difference is that it will feel all of the hard work is worth it.