Scituate Senior Pictures
I am so excited to share Hannah’s Scituate senior pictures with you all! Hannah is the sweetest and I loved meeting her and her mother. We had so much fun! Hannah described herself to me as having a boho and relaxed style. She made AMAZING style choices for her session! I will delve into that later in my post! For now, start scrolling through some of my favorite images from Hannah’s session!
What to Wear for Senior Pictures
As I said, Hannah chose perfect pieces for her shoot. Choosing what you will wear for your photo shoot is a huge decision that can make or break your senior portrait session! If you accidentally wear something that isn’t flattering on camera or something that you don’t feel confident in it can ruin the experience for you! So, here I will lay out some tips for how to pick out your outfits for your Scituate senior pictures.
If you do not like fitted clothing (super tight dresses or tops) then leave them at home! If there are pieces in your closet that make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, don’t include them in your senior portrait wardrobe! Additionally, we will most likely be sitting on the ground, laying down, walking, and doing other things that could be difficult if your clothing is uncomfortable! Hannah did a GREAT job of wearing comfortable clothing for her Scituate senior pictures!
Be Conscious of What Colors You Wear
The camera loves sophisticated colors. I recommend light-colored neutrals, pastels, or jewel tones for your Scituate senior pictures. When choosing colors for your outfits, I recommend selecting lighter, neutral tones and more muted shades. Bright, bold or neon colors are distracting and take the focus away from where it should be: YOU! A neon shade or bold shade will also reflect strange colors back up onto your face. Because of this, your skin tone could look strange in your photos. You can never go wrong with light neutral colors like cream, taupe, camel or light gray. The camera loves shades of soft pinks and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light-colored neutrals. That softer, more pastel-leaning color palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments. I personally adore whites and beiges, and Hannah hit this out of the park!
For your Scituate senior pictures, don’t worry about the latest fashion trends when choosing your outfits! To be honest, the baggy, hole-y jeans just do NOT flatter anyone’s figure! I could tell Hannah is extremely fashionable, and she still chose to go with a classic white skinny jean, which you CAN’T go wrong with!
Layer it Up for Scituate Senior Pictures
Scituate can have some chilly months! Adding layers to your outfits always looks STUNNING in portraits! A sweater with a flannel underneath paired with a vest and a statement necklace or scarf adds so much dimension to your images and makes for super fun posing options! Even in the warmer months, you can add these layers and dimension by wearing a tank top with a cute sheer cardigan or by throwing a denim jacket over a dress!
Add Some Texture!
Sometimes textures like sequins, furs, and sparkles can be considered “daring” or “over the top,” but in portraits, they are AWESOME! Adding texture to your outfits makes the biggest difference, and it prevents YOUR images from looking dull! Combining textures that you may not normally use together can look amazing. For example sequins and cable knit sweaters, or leather and fur make GREAT pairs! For your Scituate senior pictures, the sky’s the limit when it comes to texture combos!
Accessorize Accessorize Accessorize!
During a senior session, or any photo shoot, the more accessories the merrier! When planning your outfits, don’t forget to plan and bring accessories! Stacks of bangles, long necklaces, statement pieces, scarves, hats, bright shoes, and other add-ons can make or break an outfit! Additionally, accessories also can provide you with something to do with your hands and make for super cute shots for your Scituate senior pictures!
And Finally… Don’t be Afraid to Mix it Up!
When planning your outfits for your Scituate senior pictures, make sure that you have a VARIETY of looks! I tell all of my seniors to choose from these categories: casual, cozy, dressy, school-related, sports-related, preppy, or edgy. I always recommend choosing 2-3 of these categories and finding outfits accordingly. This provides a beautiful array of looks during your Scituate senior pictures, so each outfit looks dramatically different!
A professional photographer should be able to guide you in your wardrobe for your shoot! I send out a style and session guide to all of my senior clients. My style guide gives you my best and top secret tips for how to nail your style at your session. And speaking of guides… I have created a FREE guide for you on what NOT to wear for your senior portraits! Download it today to make sure you don’t make any major wardrobe mistakes for your photoshoot!
Frequently Asked Questions about Scituate Senior Pictures
How do I book my Scituate senior pictures?
Booking your Scituate senior pictures with Christina Runnals Photography is so easy! Simply head to our booking page to book your session! Christina Runnals often books several months in advance for senior sessions. Therefore, make sure you book your session as soon as possible!
What happens if it is bad weather the day of my senior pictures?
If it is bad weather the day of your session, we will reschedule of course! I can usually reschedule within a few days to a week or two of your original session date. Personally, I prefer to shoot on a sunny evening for that beautiful glow, so I will even offer to reschedule if it is simply very cloudy! I am happy to shoot in humidity, but will gladly reschedule your session if your hair gets frizzy in humidity. In fact, that is a question I ask in my questionnaire you will receive after booking your Scituate senior pictures!
Do you take senior pictures for guys?
Yes! I love photographing the guys and have been told by many a mom that their sons admitted they “actually had fun at their session.” LOL. My package for senior guys is called “For the Guys,” it is $425, and is a 45 minute shoot with 1 or 2 outfits and 25 fully edited photos!
How much do senior pictures with Christina Runnals Photography cost?
You can view all of my senior packages and prices right on my website! Head on over to my senior pricing page to check it out! I offer four packages. You can view all of my senior packages and prices right on my website! Head on over to my senior pricing page to check it out!
The Sea Glass Package
The first package is called the Sea Glass Package and includes 2 outfits, 1 location, a 1 hour shoot, 25 edited images, and printing rights to all images.
The Sand Dollar Package
The second senior picture package is called the Sand Dollar Package. This package includes 3 outfits, 2 locations, 1.5 hour shoot, 35 edited images and printing rights to all images. It is my most popular package! It’s a great package if you want to do flower field senior pictures as well as a beach session.
The Lighthouse Package
My third package is called The Lighthouse Package and it includes 4 outfits, 2 locations, optional professional hair & makeup, a 2 hour shoot, 45 edited images, and printing rights to all digital images. This package also includes a SEASONAL MINI SESSION!! It also includes your choice of keepsake box or fine art linen photo book.
For the Guys
My last package is called “For the Guys!” This package is for guys only and includes 1 or 2 outfits, 1 location, a 45 minute shoot, 25 edited images, and printing rights to all images.
Where should I take my Scituate senior pictures?
Great question! The location/s of your Scituate senior pictures is completely up to you! If you have looked at my website, you probably notice most of my senior clients love showcasing the natural beauty of our home state. Outdoor, open-air environments are always my first choice. I love shooting in wide-open natural spaces because the light is divine, especially during golden hour. There are great options all around the state, so even if you’ve never seen me photograph in a specific place before, I’m always up for exploring a new spot together! I have all sorts of favorite locations for Scituate senior pictures!
For your Scituate senior pictures location, think outside the box!
When it comes to choosing a location for your senior pictures, don’t be afraid to think outside the box! I encourage you to brainstorm unique places that you might have special access to that most people don’t. For example, maybe you (or someone you know) have access to an amazing location that would otherwise be off-limits, like a beautiful private estate, family ranch, exclusive country club or yacht club, or luxury resort. Spend a few minutes thinking about it and checking around with people in your personal and professional network. Post on Facebook! You may be surprised with what you come up with! If something seems unlikely, just remember, you never know until you ask! If you need some location ideas and inspiration, I have plenty!
Check out my Instagram @christinarunnalsphotography and my blog. If there’s a certain session you really love, just let me know which one and we can go to that location! I do charge a fee to travel outside of 25 miles from Scituate, so just be aware of that!
What should I bring with me to my photo shoot?
When you book senior pictures with me, I will send you a whole LIST of items to bring to your session. If you want your photos to have more of an editorial feel, I suggest bringing a prop or two. Maybe you have access to some larger props that have a real “wow” factor, like a boat, classic car, or vintage bicycle. This is the time to dream a little bit and decide what really feels like you! Props aren’t a must by any means. Some of my seniors love them and go all out. Some pick one or two items to bring, like a bouquet of flowers or sports equipment. Others stick with just their outfits –– and that’s great, too!
I’d like to do two senior picture sessions in two different seasons. Is that possible?
Yes! For your Scituate senior pictures, it can be so fun to do two different sessions throughout the year! You may add on an additional “seasonal” session or mini session for a discounted price! Contact me for more details. In addition, if you book the Lighthouse Package, it includes a seasonal mini session!
The Scituate Senior Pictures Run Down
Do you want to know what senior pictures are like with Christina Runnals? Let me go over how the whole process works!
Book Your Session
The first step is to book your session. To book your Scituate senior pictures with me, click here, fill out the form, and choose an available date. I will send you and your parent an invoice and contract. You’ll need to pay the deposit ($150) within 48 hours to secure your spot. Once you have paid your deposit, you are officially booked! If you have not paid your deposit after 48 hours, your spot could go to someone else on my waitlist! I have to do it this way to be fair to everyone. So make sure you take care of that ASAP!
Planning your Scituate Senior Pictures
We will chat by phone, text, or email about outfit ideas, my hair and makeup artist recommendations for you, and location ideas that are tailored to your personality and ideas! I will send you my Style Guide that will give you ALL the tips and tricks you will need to know to have an amazing senior portrait session.
Today’s the big day! For your Scituate senior pictures, we will in most cases meet just before “golden hour” (about 2 hours before sunset). Next, we will shoot for 1-2 hours depending on the package you selected. We’ll be doing lots of laughing, hair twirling, slow walking, looking off camera, and giving the camera gorgeous soft smiles – don’t worry, I will guide you through ALL the posing!
The Gallery | Your Scituate Senior Pictures
After your session, I go through all of your images and select the best 80-120 photos to present to you in an online gallery. From there, you may choose your favorite 30-45 photos and I will carefully edit and lightly digitally retouch your favorites with all the latest high-end software. Your edited images will be uploaded to a private online gallery where you can easily download your high-resolution digital photographs to post, print, and order products such as canvases, photo books, and beautiful wooden keepsake boxes! I aim to give you the BEST experience possible for your Scituate senior pictures!
Book Christina Runnals for Your Scituate Senior Pictures
Would you like to book Christina Runnals for your own Scituate senior pictures? Book your session, or find out more about a senior portrait session with Christina Runnals Photography! You can even view all of my pricing and package options here!
For your Scituate senior pictures, do keep in mind that you should contact me as SOON as possible to schedule. I recommend booking at least 4 months in advance. I have even had 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 email me about a sunrise session, I can often make time for an early morning session while my children are still sleeping!
Christina Runnals is a nationally published Massachusetts senior photographer who specializes in taking senior pictures that are light-filled, glowy, and full of joy! She has photographed senior picture sessions all over the South Shore of Massachusetts and it is one of her absolute favorite parts of her job. If you are ready to book your senior pictures, she is always so excited to be considered ! Please check out her senior portrait session page here for more information!