Scituate Photographer | Christina Runnals Photography

June 8, 2021

Are you looking for a Scituate Photographer?

Then you are in the right place! Hi and welcome! I’m Christina Runnals, a Scituate photographer who specializes in images that are light, crystal clear, and natural. I founded Christina Runnals Photography in 2018 with the mission to bring high-end, light filled images to clients looking for something extra special and luxurious in their photoshoot experience.  I specialize in high school senior photography, newborn photography, and family photography. If you are looking for my high school senior page, visit my senior page here!

I’d love to tell you a little bit about all of the types of pictures I take. If you live in Scituate, you’ll likely recognize some of these families and teens! However, I also photograph families and teens from all over New England and even all over the country! Enjoy learning a little bit about my business and seeing a few of my favorite images from some of my sessions!

High School Senior Portraits

Alright, first up, high school senior portraits! Senior portraits is my specialty field of photography, and much of my summer and autumn is prematurely reserved for senior sessions galore! I love working with teens at this exciting point in their lives. As a highly experienced Scituate photographer, I am skilled at posing teens for pictures. Posing is an incredibly important ingredient for beautiful senior pictures!

Along with my experience and expertise, I also have a lot of FUN with my seniors! Take it from these seniors and parents who have loved using me as their Scituate photographer!

Kayla said:

I absolutely loved working with Christina! She made the whole process amazing, making me feel so comfortable and confident during the shoot! And in the end I got AMAZING senior pictures I can have forever! If I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change one thing, I highly HIGHLY recommend going with Christina!

Katie said:

When you get your pictures done with Christina you get so much more than just pictures, you get an EXPERIENCE! Not only does she take AMAZING pictures but she also makes sure you’re comfortable the whole time and having fun! I 100% recommend her for senior pictures they all come out gorgeous and the hardest part is picking your favorites!!

Cohasset photographer for senior pictures

Diane said:

Christina made taking Sr photos a super fun event! Her enthusiasm and ability to connect with my daughter made for a wonderful experience. The photos were all completely outstanding – so hard to choose! Christina is professional, her website easy to make business happen and she is on top of following up/through.

Donna said:

Christina is amazing! She’s so contagious with her energy, sweetness, and positivity! 

Andie said:

Christina is the absolute best! She made me super comfortable and I felt like a model the whole time! She captured my personality perfectly and I am in love with every photo! I 100% recommend having her do any photo session! 

Amy said:

Christina is amazing! My daughter wanted her senior pictures to be unique and had some ideas on settings. Christina was wonderful in the brainstorming process to figure out best locations, scheduling and day of adding some “props” to make it personal and reflect my daughter’s vision. The session was so fun for my daughter and the end products far exceeded our expectations. Christina is so talented and has an amazing artistic eye. She captured my daughter beautifully. So many choices it was hard to pick the “one” for the yearbook. I highly recommend Christina Runnals Photography!

Natasha said:

Christina did my senior photos and was wonderful. She has a truly unique and specific way of customizing the shoot for all of her clients. I felt like Christina knew exactly what I wanted and the photos came out amazing. I would 100% recommend her if you want timeless photos to look back on.

Family Portraits with Christina Runnals | Scituate Photographer

Next up- my adorable family sessions!! I love family portrait sessions and children of all ages! As a mom of two little boys who are 4 and 2, I know the little ones quite well! I also happen to have been an elementary school music teacher for fifteen years… so let’s just say I know a BIT about interacting with the kiddos! As a Scituate photographer, my family portrait sessions have become hugely popular, and unfortunately I am typically only able to take families for summertime beach sessions if they have booked many months in advance! I do offer several mornings of mini sessions throughout the year. These mini sessions typically cost between $295-$395* for a 15 minute session and come with five digital downloads from your gallery. 95% of my mini session clients end up purchasing their ENTIRE gallery, which is an additional $150* typically. If you’d like to find out if I have any mini sessions currently booking you should join my mailing list ASAP by scrolling to the very bottom of my homepage!

*Prices subject to change at any time

As you can see from the images above, being a Scituate photographer is the BEST job! I get to work with so many gorgeous clients in so many beautiful environments! Would you like to hear what my clients have to say about my family sessions?

Meghan said:

I am so happy with my family beach photos with Christina! She was so easy to work with and amazing with my two young children. She listened to what I wanted and I am so in love with my pictures! I definitely recommend her and will use her in the future!

Kelly said:

Our family LOVED working with Christina on our family photos. From outfit selection assistance to the finished product and everything in between, she took care of it all. She offers access to a styling portal which suggests coordinating outfits for your family, and she has an eye for what will look best. Christina was perfect for making the session relaxed and fun while helping to keep our 1 year old entertained and happy. We received the photos within a couple of days including beautiful editing, social media sneak peeks and reel video! I couldn’t recommend Christina more for your next photo needs! You won’t regret the choice!

Ally said:

Working with Christina was the absolute best experience and the end results were stunning. The pictures were beyond what we imagined and turned out so so good. Christina has a clear vision and makes you feel comfortable and the pictures turn out amazing. Truly pictures we will cherish for a lifetime. Communication and booking with Christina was so easy!

Image by Scituate photographer Christina Runnals


Christina is the absolute BEST! It is clear that she loves what she does and makes each session so fun and feel so natural. I cannot get over how amazing all of our sessions come out. Truly the best out there.

Massachusetts Christmas Mini Sessions

Jackie said:

Christina is amazing! She was SO great with our two wild toddler boys and we could not be happier with the photos!

Lindsay said:

Christina did an absolutely amazing job with our family photos! We love, love, love all her photos. She is also amazing with kids – she easily got lots of smiles out of our kids. I would highly recommend her and we will definitely use her for family photos again in the future. She is so talented and a great person.

Photo by Hingham Family Photographer Christina Runnals | Family walking in field

Brianna said:

Christina is truly the best! I have worked with several photographers in Mass and feel as though I finally struck gold! There is no doubt that we will continue to use Christina as our photographer for years to come (as long as she will have us ! Lol). She has such a tender way with children that my kids warmed up instantly. Christina knew how to keep the time for the shoot managed, while also being patient and allowing my kids to explore, take breaks as needed. She had tricks up her sleeve to reign in a distracted toddler. Also, she had such creative ideas for unique, fresh family photos. Nothing felt staged, it all felt so natural and beautiful. She captured so many lovely shots that we will cherish for a lifetime!

Newborn Portraits with Christina Runnals | Scituate Photographer

My newborn sessions are a big favorite with new moms on the South Shore! I absolutely love my newborn sessions. These sessions take place in the mornings, what better way to start off my day than snuggling a tiny baby?!! Okay I don’t really snuggle the babies 😂 but I am more than happy to assist you with wrapping up your nugget! These (Covid) days, some parents are MORE than happy for me to wrap up their baby, some would rather I keep my distance as much as possible- it’s totally up to you! My newborn sessions are relaxed and I give you gentle posing instructions as we go. You will find no babies in buckets or baseball gloves in my portfolio, I prefer a more natural style of photography! If you would like to learn more about my newborn sessions, click here!

How cute are all those photos from newborn portrait sessions?! As you can see, my newborn sessions take place in my clients’ homes. As a Scituate photographer, I mainly serve clients on the South Shore, but also am known to travel all over New England and even the east coast for my newborn sessions! I always love hearing what my newborn clients have to say about their experience with me.

Picture by Scituate photographer Christina Runnals

Deirdre said:

Working with Christina was amazing. Her schedule was flexible and she came right to our house for the newborn shoot, making it super easy and convenient with a new baby. Being a mom herself, Christina understands newborns can be unpredictable and she made us feel completely at ease and comfortable. We’re so happy With the photos Christina took- not only are they absolutely beautiful, they’re also a snapshot in time that we never want to forget.

Scituate Newborn Photographer

Greg said:

OUTSTANDING newborn shoot, in every sense of the word. Christina is extremely professional and engaging with her clients and makes the experience fun for all those involved. I couldn’t recommend her more!

Picture by Scituate photographer Christina Runnals

Alyson said:

We met Christina thru a random act of kindness on her part and we couldn’t be happier to have met her. She has photographed our maternity and newborn sessions and we look forward to many more family sessions in the future. Christina is a pro at engaging fussy children, and I love how she was able to direct us into very natural poses throughout the session. I am absolutely obsessed with every photo she delivered!

Carlene said:

We hired Christina for a mini newborn shoot. I booked her when I was still pregnant and was nervous I’d be too tired, too sore and not in the mood to take pictures but I am so glad we did it!!! Christina was amazing, professional & so sweet. Our son was good most of the shoot but when he began to get fussy she swaddled him perfectly and settled him down. She takes amazing care of your newborn, is so patient (let me feed him during the shoot as well), and her pictures are absolutely stunning! The perfect bright & airy keep sakes I always wanted. I’ve already booked her for our Holiday session as well 🙂

How to Book

Would you like to book Christina Runnals as your own Scituate photographer?? Book your session, or find out more about a session with Christina Runnals Photography!

For senior or family portraits, do keep in mind that you should try to contact me as SOON as possible to schedule. I recommend booking at least 6 months in advance for summer and fall sessions. I often times even have clients book as early as a year in advance to make sure they secure a prime spot! If you’re booking at the last minute and can’t get the date you want, you could request a sunrise session on my booking page. I can often make time for an early morning session while my children are still sleeping :-). As for newborn sessions, those can be booked with a little less notice, as they take place in the mornings when I am typically less busy! Hope to hear from you soon!

Christina Runnals is a nationally published and award winning Scituate photographer who specializes in taking photographs that are light-filled, glowy, and full of joy! She has photographed families and high school seniors all over New England and love working with children of all ages.   If you are ready to update your portraits, she is always so excited to be considered !  Please check out her website for more information!

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