Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
– Unknown

Newborn Photography Sessions

Newborn photography sessions in Michelle Lazur Studio’s studio in Ligonier, PA can take place up to 3 weeks of age for a “natural” shoot, or up to 2 weeks for a posed session. Posed sessions are best photographed when baby is 7-10 days old.

Many clients like to mix a few poses with natural moments. Some families who love the lifestyle look but do not feel their homes have enough light, will opt for a natural newborn session in the studio.

We have a large collection of blankets, furs, and props in the studio. There is also a queen-size bed as well as lots of windows with sheers to create beautiful images. 

Immediate family members–Mum, Dad, & Siblings–are usually included in these sessions.

We have experience with posing babies. We will never place your baby into an unsafe position. We want to create images that are clean, beautiful and timeless.  We accept a limited number of newborn sessions per month and they are usually M-Th. Newborn studio sessions last about 2-3 hours. When additional family members are to be included, this could take 3-4 hours.

We warm up the newborn shooting area of the studio well ahead of your arrival so it is nice and warm for baby. 

If siblings and other family members are to be included, we will either shoot them first and they can leave, or have them arrive at the end of the session.

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In-Studio Newborn Session

3+ hour in-studio Newborn & family session.

Includes parents and siblings at either the end or beginning of the session.

We have lots of wraps, blankets, furs, and containers on hand.

We prefer natural light, but if the timing doesn’t work out, we have lighting.

Session Fees

Pre-shoot consultation

3+Hour Studio Session

Siblings & Parents Included

Wardrobe planning & advice for family members.

Professional Image Preparation

Prints, Digitals & Products Sold Separately.

In-Person Reveal/Ordering Session approximately 2 weeks following your session.

Studio Session Fee

In-Studio Ordering Session

Two – three weeks later, you will return to the studio to view the professionally-edited images (chosen by the photographer).

You will place your order for prints and products at that time.

Packages and beautiful products available. Packages start at $900.

Products generally arrive 2-4 weeks after ordering.


When should I book my newborn session?

We accept a limited number of newborn session per month so it is best if you tentatively schedule your session for 5-10 days after your due date. We reserve a timeframe fro your session. You know your due date very early in the pregnancy, so book as soon as you decide we are the photographers for you. When baby is born, call us from the hospital (or perhaps you are lucky enough to have us as your birth photographer, too) to let us know and we will confirm your session date. Note: The session/retainer fee of $300 (+PA sales tax) is due in full at the time of booking.

When is the best time to photograph my newborn?

Ideally, it is best to photograph newborn between 5 – 10 days of age, when they are still mostly sleepy, very flexible, and still like to be in the womb-like positions. This is also the perfect time before hormones kick in and cause the skin problems to begin.

Don’t worry, however, if for some reason your baby cannot be photographed at this age. With the exception of a few poses, we will still be able to capture many beautiful images of your baby.

Should I bring props and outfits for my baby?

We have a nice selection of containers, wraps, furs, little outfits, etc., so you do not need to bring anything! If, however, there is something very special you would like your baby photographed with or in, please discuss it with us before your session.

How long will my newborn session take?

Newborn sessions can take as little as 2 hours or as many as 4 hours. It just depends on how relaxed/sleepy baby is as well as if there are other siblings to photograph at the beginning or end of the shoot. We actually plan on an entire day for a newborn shoot–allowing us time to arrive an hour or so ahead of time to warm up the studio, make sure it is spic and span clean, start picking the set-ups for wraps, outfits, containers, backdrops, etc. We set up the lighting, prepare the cameras and video-recording equipment, prepare beverages and snacks, etc. Then you arrive and all our attention is on your newborn and you! After the shoot is complete, we have a lot of clean up, file preparation and backups, etc. It is a long, lovely day for all!

When do I get to see my photos?

Before leaving your newborn session, we will schedule your appointment to come back to the studio to see your images. This is generally 2-3 weeks after your shoot. This is your reveal session-ordering appointment where you will view the professionally edited images and place your order for wall portraits, albums, and other products. Payment for any products you choose is due at the ordering appointment. Products generally take 2-4 weeks to arrive.

Where are you located?

Michelle Lazur Studios is located in lovely, historic Ligonier, PA. We are one-block east of the Diamond on the second floor of a lovely brick building with a Tea & Crumpet Cafe below us! The rest of your family can find lots to explore and do before or after their portion of the photo session. And don’t worry, then can clean up and change in the studio before or after exploring the lovely shops in town.

Our address is: 201 East Main Street, 2nd Floor, Ligonier PA 15658. Our telephone number is: 412-407-7769.

If you are not familiar with Ligonier, check out the Ligonier Chamber of Commerce Website for shops, news, and events!

More questions?

Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions at all. Call 412-407-7769 anytime or fill out the contact form here:

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Terms & Conditions

Michelle Lazur Studios reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by Michelle Lazur Photography Studios, even those you purchase. Copying, scanning or reproducing images is strictly prohibited. Capturing images from this website is also against the law. All offenders will be prosecuted accordingly. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring Michelle Lazur Photography Studios, you agree to these terms. Please note you will be required to sign a release and photography services contract before your session and we cannot photograph you without these signed forms. For more information about the Photographer’s Copyright Law, please see this link: