Newborn and baby sessions usually last between 2-4 hours. This time allotment allows both baby and mother to settle into their surroundings and relax. It also allows time for feeding and diaper changes as needed. During these sessions a lot of time and attention is spent soothing and comforting the baby, which allows for more opportunities to capture great images. For newborn sessions, it is best to schedule the session within the first two weeks after your due date, with 7-10 days being the optimal age.