I generally recommend that newborns are less than 2 weeks old when I photograph them. Why? Well, they are still pretty sleepy which makes them easier to pose in those cute little pictures. They are much easier to work with when they are sleepy. A newborn who is awake isn’t usually into having someone fuss with them. A newborn session will generally last 2-3 hours depending on the newborn. This little peanut was 1 month old when her mom called me. We scheduled her session ASAP. And, she was awake for the first 2 hours, but then she fell asleep. She wouldn’t let me do all the poses that I wanted to do with her, but she did let me get this one . . .