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


What’s The Difference in Your Morgantown Newborn Sessions?

Which is best for you? You’re ready to schedule your newborn session, but want to know which is right for you and your family. Here, I will explain how they differ and then you will know exactly which your family needs or if you would need more than one. Full Newborn Session in Studio The full newborn session in studio is the full newborn experience! You will have the posed portraits of your baby alone and also family and sibling shots. This gets you the most variation and includes your family. All props, wraps, bonnets, blankets, headbands, and more are


Morgantown Newborn Session

Your Studio Newborn Session You’ve waited so long for your precious baby and now they’ll be here before you know it. You want to remember those little fingers, their tiny nose, all of the beautiful features that will change ever so quickly. We hear all the time “It goes so fast”, but we really don’t understand that until we have our own children. Then, that first month passes and it’s time to pull out your phone for their one month documentation for social media. *Cue all the feelings* This is when it hits, hard. “They’ve already grown so much, I

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.