Your Photography Experience

Your photography experience is important. Every time you look at your photos, that day will play through your mind. You want to make sure you have a great memory associated with that day.

So how is a photography experience different here? Several ways actually! 

This is my full time job and delivering you an unparalleled experience is what I’m after, every time. 

You’re not just client that comes in, gets their photos taken, and rushed out the door for the next client to do the same. Not here! Your comfort is very important. Your pregnancy and newborn story is different from everyone else; some amazing, some scary, and everything in between. That is always taken into consideration and will lead the session. 

Time of session goes by how you’re feeling, which package you choose (amount of images), and how the baby is for newborn sessions. Taking my time to ensure everything is not only perfect visually, but that everyone is safe, comfortable, and relaxed. Sessions can be as short as 30 minutes or take as long as an hour for maternity or 3 hours for newborn. We are in no hurry to rush you out the door. 

You don’t have to come prepared with pose ideas, that’s my job and I do it well. Posing in itself is an art and guiding you into the best, most flattering poses is something I will do for you.

Your color choices are something you took time to really consider and your colors will the be same as I took them. No “trendy” editing that will change skin tones and colors of your clothing. Just my master edits that I have perfected

Leading up to and even after your session, you will get the communication you deserve. I know this is important to you and I wouldn’t ever leave you hanging. 

After your session, within 3 business days, you get a proof gallery to choose your final images. Each package was created so that you would have plenty of variety in the end. Depending on how long it takes you to choose your images, you will receive your final gallery within 1 week. That’s less than 2 weeks to get your photos back (could be even less!). 

You have to bring just the baby and milk to newborn sessions. I have absolutely everything for the photo session and even diapers, wipes, snacks, and water. 

Many clients tell me they love how laid-back everything and how easy it goes. Everything operates seamlessly with the way I have designed  your experience. 

There’s a reason why clients come once and never leave. Try it for yourself and you will see the difference.

Newborn baby boy face close-up.
Newborn baby boy wearing yellow in a star
Maternity session in the Morgantown studio. Mom is wearing a black bodysuit for a modern look.
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.