"Haley is absolutely incredible, she truly has a gift and works great with newborns! I am so thrilled with our photos.  I will definitely be working with her again in the near future.  She is just amazing at what she does." - Casey Moser     

Hi, I’m Haley and I have been photographing newborns in the eastern panhandle of WV and surrounding areas since 2011! I love photographing newborns and would love the opportunity of capturing memories of your new little one for you. This time goes by so fast! Believe me I know! I have three daughters and my twins just started Kindergarten this year! Their newborn photos are still my favorite pictures. I love looking back at how little they were and remembering that very special time!

I have been photographing newborns for over 9 years. In that time I have photographed over 500 newborns! I know how to get baby into a peaceful sleep so that you will get all of those perfect poses that you see in my galleries! I also know how to safety pose newborns. Safety is my #1 concern and I will never do a pose if there is any risk to baby. I absolutely love photographing newborns and most of my clients come back to me throughout their babies first year, for their next newborn session, and for family sessions. When you book a session with Haley WIllingham Photography you join the HWP family. My clients are all very special to me and when I am holding and posing your newborn I will treat him/her like they were my own.

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Newborn Experience

Inquiring & Booking

When you send me an e-mail to inquire about booking me as your newborn photographer you will receive back a link to my Newborn Experience Guide which will include important information about my newborn photography services and a complete pricing guide.  After you choose to book me as your newborn photographer I will send you my contract, questionnaire to help me plan for your session, and invoice for the deposit to hold a date for you on my calendar.  

Setting Your Session Date

Maternity Session

Newborn Session

Newborn sessions are booked as early as 4 months into your pregnancy. I only take 10 newborns a month in order to maintain a high quality of work that my clients have come to expect. So, it is best to get on my calendar early. Then, after you have baby you will contact me and we will set up your session. Sessions take place in my Shepherdstown, WV studio where you will have access to my huge collection of props, headbands, hats, and outfits.  

Book a maternity session with your newborn session and save.  I love being able to capture maternity sessions for my clients.  This is such a special time in your life that will be over before you know it (though it might not seem like it now).  These photos will be so special to you and your baby for years and years to come!  Maternity sessions are best when you are between 32-36 weeks. This way you will have a nice size baby bump and you won't be too uncomfortable. Maternity sessions can take place at an outdoor location of your choice (I can help with location choices) or in my studio.  

Your new baby is between 5-14 days old and you are coming into the studio for your session!  When you arrive you can expect it to be warm!  Newborns are use to being very warm in the womb and they love the warm temperatures.  This will help them fall into a deep sleep.  Once you arrive I will take baby out of their carseat and undress them as carefully as possible to keep them asleep.  Then I will start!  The studio will be completely set up with backdrops and props when you arrive.  This is done based on the questionnaire you fill out at booking.  Though, if you see something set out that you do not like or if there is a prop you love that I do not have set out please let me know!  Feel free do whatever you wish during your session.  You can move closer to watch me or sit back and read a new book or work on thank you cards.  If baby needs to eat I will bring him/her to you.   

Gallery Delivery

You can expect to receive your finished gallery within 2 weeks after your session date.  You will receive an e-mail with the link to your gallery.  From there you will be able to view and select your images and then instantly download them to your computer and start sharing an enjoying them right away.  You can even share your link and download code with friends and family so they can also share and print your images.   

Baby's First Year

If you chose a baby's first year package you will be coming to my studio again soon!  Please contact me a month before the milestone in order to get your session on my calendar.  You can expect a much shorter session then your newborn session. Milestone sessions are usually quick and easy!  You can bring up 10 3 outfits for baby though I do have a collections of handmade outfits at the studio for you to use.  For your cake smash session you will choose the colors/theme and I will order your cake from The Sweet Shop.  You can bring your own outfit or you can choose from ones I have at the studio.

Being a newborn photographer is unlike any other type of photography.  Being a great newborn photographer doesn't exactly make you a great newborn photographer!  Being a newborn photographer requires you to not only know how to use your camera and master lighting it also requires you to be a baby whisper, master poser, baby safety expert, and have a huge prop closet!  Read more below to find out more about the Haley Willingham Photography newborn experience. 

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"Haley did newborn photos for our son on short notice, and did an absolutely amazing job! She was great with the baby- he didn't cry once during the entire session, and the pictures turned out amazing. I'm so glad we've already signed on with her to do his pictures as he gets older!"  
- Caitlin Siobhan 

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"My wife and I have used Haley for a few years now. From our engagement and wedding pictures, to maturity and newborn pictures. Each time we are blown away and more amazed at her amazing work. Today when she did our newborn pictures she was so calm and gentle our little boy never cried once. We will continue to use Haley for years to come and definitely recommend her."  Tyler Dressel


Classic Newborn: $600

Includes 2-3 hours of session time in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, 8-10 prop and beanbag poses/setups, use of my huge collection of newborn props, and 30 digital images of your choice from your session. Parent/sibling images are included.  


Petite Newborn: $400

Includes up to 1 hour of session time in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, 3-4 wrapped prop setups, and your choice of 10 digital images from your session. Baby ONLY 1 family setup OK. Not available for twin sessions.   


Baby's First Year Deluxe: $1800 ($600 Savings not including free gift)

Includes: Maternity Session, Deluxe Newborn Session, Tummy Time Session (3-4 Months), Sitter Session (6-8 Months) and Cake Smash Session(12 Months). Family Images included at your sessions for no extra cost. 

FREE Gift: All digital files from each session and photo box with usb thumb drive and 60 prints at the end of your year.

You can pay the full amount when booking or payment plans are available. 


Milestone Package:$900 ($100 Savings)

Includes: 3 session within baby's first year; Tummy Time Session (3-4 months), Sitter Session (6-8 months), First Birthday or Cake Smash Session (12 months).

You can pay the full amount when booking or payment plans are available.  

Add A milestone package to your newborn session and save $100 off the newborn session of your choice.    


Maternity Session: $350 

Includes a 45 minute session in my Shepherdstown, WV studio or at an outdoor location within 30 miles of 25404, use of my collection of maternity gowns, and 20 digital files of your choice from your session in an online gallery.

Maternity & Deluxe Newborn Package: $800


Studio Milestone Session: $300

Includes a 30 minute session in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, 3 outfits/set up (you provide outfits but will have access to my studio collection), use of my huge collection of props, and 15 digital images from your session in color and b&w. For one child only! Add $50 for family images. Great For Tummy Time (3-5 Months), Sitter (6-9 Months) & Birthdays.  


Cake Smash: $350 

Includes an hour session in my Shepherdstown, WV studio, Cake and setup/decorations in the theme of your choice, 1 setup before the cake is brought, cake smash setup, a bathtub splash session after the cake smash and 20 digital images. For birthday girl/boy only. Add-on an extra backdrop or family photos in studio or downtown Shepherdstown for $50 extra.


"Haley was so great with out little boy! She is magic with fussy newborns and somehow got my son to stay calm for hours while getting him in so many cute positions and setups." - Tyler Terasa Tedeschi

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