Newborn Details I prefer to photograph your littlest subjects as early as possible; between 4-10 days old is ideal. At this early age the newborns tend to be sleepier and more pliable to mould into beautiful portraits. Newborn shoots will take anywhere from 2-4 hours preferable in my studio. There are a lot of options of backdrops and props at the studio that will be available. During the shoot, I allow adequate time for feeding, changing, posing and taking care of your newborn's needs. The best time to schedule your newborn session is before the baby is born. Since we never know exactly when your little one will arrive, the actual date will be confirmed after you deliver.