Normally, newbie sessions take about 1.5 to 2 hours. I give it that time frame so if the baby isn't sleepy it gives me and my assistant plenty of time to cuddle/put the baby asleep AND still get great images without being rushed.
Let me tell you, I never would have thought in a million years to photograph a FULL session with a FULL amount of poses in one hour. ONE hour! Here is another kicker, I usually prefer to photograph newbies around day 5, this little man was 15 days old. Through out the entire session, my assistant and I kept exchanging glances that meant, "Is this really happening?!" Xavier was awesome!
Xavier was beyond adorable and slept like a rock! I am so happy his session went so well, and we didn't even get poo'ed on! Success! :)