Senior Portraits | Q&A with Scituate Senior Portrait Photographer Christina Runnals

April 15, 2022

Posted in: Seniors

If you are new to my blog, welcome! I am Christina, a Scituate senior portrait photographer specializing in light and natural photography. I reside in North Scituate with my two little boys Callan and Ryan, and my husband Dan. Photographing seniors is one of my all time favorite parts of my job as a photographer. This blog is a place where I post all of my latest sessions along with all the information you’ll need about senior pictures! If you’d like to learn more about my senior packages or book your own senior session, head to my website now!

I would love to use this blog post to tell you about my senior sessions. In it, I will cover some frequently asked questions, how senior sessions work, and how to book! Keep scrolling for all the info!

Your Senior Portrait Session

A lot of my clients and their parents ask me questions before their session, and I have rounded up a few of the most common ones here to answer for you!

When Should I Book My Senior Pictures with a Scituate Senior Portrait Photographer?

This is usually the first question I get! I personally am honored to be in quite high demand for senior portraits, so if you are going to book with me I would recommend booking at least four months in advance. Some of my clients even book my senior portrait services up to a year in advance!! Find out more and book now if you are thinking of booking for this summer or fall!! If you are reading this blog post IN summer or fall and have waited until the last minute and I have no dates left, don’t let that stop you from joining my waitlist! I once in a great while have a last minute cancellation, or I see a spurt of beautiful weather coming and decide to open up a few extra dates! You can join my waitlist by filling out my booking form, selecting the month you would like for your pictures, and checking off “add me to the waitlist.”

Where Should I Take My Senior Pictures?

As you can see, most of my pictures are taken either at a beach or in a field setting. Some of my clients opt for a flower garden or an urban setting. All are amazing options for your senior pictures, and as an experienced Scituate senior portrait photographer I have tons of local spots I love to go. I love working with my clients to choose their location based on their personality and preferences!

When is the Best Time of Year for Senior Pictures in Scituate?

In my opinion, June, July, August, September, and October are the best times of year for senior pictures. The absolute MOST popular months for senior pictures are August and September. In fact, as I sit here writing this post in April, I only have one session spot remaining in August and September is almost full as well!

What Should I Wear for My Senior Portraits?

This is a big one! 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!

Can I See Examples of Other Senior Sessions?

Yes, absolutely! You can check me out on Instagram or head to my senior portfolio on my website! I have tons upon tons of examples of other senior sessions!

Can I Bring a Friend or Family Member Along With Me to My Session?

Many of my senior clients love bringing a friend or their mom to their senior pictures, and sometimes they show up with a whole posse!! I love it!! I highly encourage you to bring along anyone you’d like who will make you feel more comfortable! And if you bring along no one, that’s fine too, we’ll still have fun 🙂

I am looking for a Scituate senior portrait photographer for my son, do you take senior pictures of guys?

Yes! Here are a few of my recent favorite senior portraits of guys!

Have More Questions?

I answer tons of my seniors’ FAQs on my website! Head there now and find out everything you could possibly need to know, and probably more!

Packages and Pricing for Christina Runnals Photography

All of my updated pricing and package information can be found right on my website! I like to keep things simple! At the time that I am writing this post, I have four senior packages.

The Sea Glass Package

My Sea Glass package is an hour long session. For this type of session, we will take your photos in one single location. You may wear two different outfits in your pictures. However, you are welcome to BRING as many outfits as you’d like! We can look at them together when we arrive if you are feeling unsure. After your session, I will edit a few of my favorites and post a sneak peek on Instagram. Then, I will send you about 80 of the very best pictures from your session, all watermarked. You may choose 20 of those images to be edited in my signature style and sent to you in a new, final gallery. From that gallery, you may download your images in high resolution, or order professional prints and products straight from the gallery!

The Sand Dollar Package with Christina Runnals

The Sand Dollar Package includes all the perks of the Sea Glass package, but with a few extras. Your session is 1.5-2 hours long, and you can wear unlimited outfits! You will get to choose 35 images to be edited in my signature style.

The Lighthouse Package

The Lighthouse Package includes all the perks of the former packages, but with even more extras! Your session is 2-2.5 hours long, and you’ll get to wear unlimited outfits! You will get to choose 35 images to be edited in my signature style. You will also get a credit to be used in your gallery. The most exciting part about this package- you get a complimentary mini session in the fall, winter, or spring!

The “For the Guys” Package

This package is for guys only! It’s a 45 minute-1 hour senior portrait session that takes place in one single location. You may wear two outfits if you’d like, and you will get to choose 20 images to be edited in my signature style.

Client Feedback

One of my favorite parts of being a Scituate senior portrait photographer is hearing from my clients about how much they love their photos!

They were more beautiful than I could have imagined

Margie said: I had been admiring Christina’s photos for a while now, so there was no question of who to choose when it came to picking a photographer for my daughters senior pictures. Christina made the whole process so easy and stress free. I was at work when the link came with her proofs, I almost burst into tears of joy and pride. They were more beautiful than I could have imagined. Thank you Christina for giving me such breath taking memories to admire while I prepare to send my baby off to college.

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.

Theresa said: OMG!  OMG!  The photos are stunning!  We can’t thank you enough Christina!  My daughter is so excited by them, and I have to admit that my jaw dropped when I saw them.  You are a phenomenal photographer!  

“I can’t believe how much you got him to smile!

Beth said: I just wanted to thank you for making what I thought would be very difficult (he hates getting his picture taken) afternoon into a really enjoyable time. I can’t believe how much you got him to smile! I can’t wait to see how they all come out. Thank you again!

Kristin said: Christina is a wonderful photographer! She did my daughter’s senior pictures and they were so good I set up a session for my other daughter. Christina is fun, easygoing, and just a very nice person. The quality of her pictures are amazing.

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!!

Her enthusiasm and ability to connect with my daughter made for a wonderful experience

Jenny said: My senior pictures were taken by Christina. Taking pictures isn’t really my thing and I had low confidence going into my session but she made it so that I was more than comfortable and felt like myself. Even when I thought I wasn’t photogenic she made me feel beautiful and confident ! If i could i would recommend her 1000 times !

Nikki said: Christina did my senior pictures this summer and they came out SO good! I had never done a photo shoot before and she did such a good job making me feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Her pictures are very different from a “traditional” senior portrait. Highly recommend her for any type of photo shoot!

Diane said: Christina made taking senior 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. Highly recommend working with Christina – she is extremely talented.

“I felt like a model the whole time!

Michelle said: Christina is an amazing photographer! She made our daughter’s Senior photo shoot a truly magical experience resulting in absolutely beautiful photos!.We highly recommend her!

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!

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! 

My photos came out incredible and looking like they came out of a fairytale!!

Ava said: Working with Christina was amazing!! My photos came out incredible and looking like they came out of a fairytale!! I would 100% go back to her for another shoot and would recommend to anyone who is interested. You will not be disappointed!! She knows so much about photography and will guide you through everything (poses, outfits, etc) making the shoot so easy and anxiety free! I can’t wait to work with her again!!

Donna said: Christina is amazing! She’s so contagious with her energy, sweetness, and positivity! I highly recommend Runnals Photography! You won’t be disappointed.

Oh my goodness, reading these words literally brings tears of happiness to my eyes 😭

Book Christina Runnals as your Scituate Senior Portrait Photographer

Would you like to book Christina Runnals for your 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 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 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 reach out to me about a sunrise session. I can often make time for an early morning session while my children are still sleeping :-). Hope to hear from you soon!

Christina Runnals is a nationally published and award winning Scituate senior portrait photographer who specializes in taking photographs that are light-filled, glowy, and full of joy! She has photographed senior pictures all over New England 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!

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