Mom sitting on the white bed, holding her newborn girl.

Family Newborn Session

So What Does a Family Newborn Session Look Like? Your family newborn session will be focused on the newborn, but also will be the first portraits of your new family. Opting for family being included allows for so much more variety to choose from in your gallery, too! You get not only the super adorable newborn solo photos, but also parents with baby, each parent with baby, etc. You don’t get just one pose, you get options!  How baby feels upon arrival at the studio is how the session flow will go. We may start with the baby only or

Mom to be is wearing a black dress and holding her bump,.

When Should I Have Maternity Photos

Maternity Photoshoot in Morgantown, WV The big question… “When should I do maternity photos?” is asked all the time! I’m here to help answer and maybe guide you as to when may be right for you. As you may have guessed, it’s not a one answer type of question. There are many factors that go into choosing the best time for you. What may be the best time for you, may not be the best time for your best friend, cousin, or co-worker.  So, let’s break it down a little and see what may be your best time frame for your

Newborn baby girl in a heart bowl with antique lace blanket and flowers.

Preparing For Your Newborn Session

I’m so excited for our session together! I wanted send over a prep guide to give you some quick tips that help ensure your newborn session will go as smooth as possible.  While you’re there, there is a couch where you’re welcome to hang out and chat with your significant other, take a nap (many do! I mean how often do you have someone to take care of your baby while you’re there too?!), read a book, absolutely whatever your heart desires. There are snacks and waters, so help yourself!  I will be taking great care of your baby while

Mom holding her newborn baby girl up to her cheek and closing her eyes.

How To Help New Moms

Helping Moms Being a new parent is hard. You’re learning a new way of life, whether it’s your first child or not, life is different. As you figure this out, you are still doing all of the parent things and are completely exhausted. Everyone offers help, but nobody really knows how to help or what to offer. I went to moms and asked them, “What’s the best thing you could have had after the baby?”. The answers were quite simple, help. It doesn’t take much to make us happy, a small gesture is huge for new parents and something we won’t soon

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.