I am so excited to share with you one of my latest lifestyle newborn sessions with baby Grayson! If you’re new around here, welcome! I am Christina Runnals, a South Shore Massachusetts newborn photographer specializing in light and natural photography. I reside in Scituate, MA. My blog is a place where I like to share all of my favorite images from my latest sessions. If you are looking to find out more about newborn sessions, you can visit my website here! I am in love with these images and hope you love them as well! Happy scrolling!
Frequently Asked Questions for a South Shore Massachusetts Newborn Photographer
I get all sorts of questions about newborn sessions! I would love to share them here with you all today, along with my best answers.
When should I schedule my newborn session with you? Before or after baby is born?
Great question! It’s definitely best to schedule ahead of time, but I typically can take one “last minute” newborn booking per month. This is particularly true in the winter and early spring when my schedule is a little lighter! I recommend booking your session when you are about 2 months out from your due date. I do only take two or three newborn sessions per month, and some months fill up faster than others!
Where do newborn sessions take place?
I only offer lifestyle newborn sessions at the moment. These sessions take place in your home, about 1-2 weeks after your baby is born. As an experienced South Shore Massachusetts newborn photographer, I will send you a thorough guide on how to prepare your home be its most photogenic!
What if my home is not great for pictures?
Some of my clients worry that their homes aren’t suitable because they have dark walls, or too many toys laying around, etc. I can always find a way to make something work! Here you can see a whole session that I did in a dark basement, right next to a large door! I even set up a makeshift “bed” on the floor for a cozy vibe 😉
What should we wear for our session with a South Shore Massachusetts newborn photographer?
For your session, I suggest light and neutral colors. Try to get your husband to wear khakis (pants not shorts) rather than jeans. I suggest mamas wear a long comfy dress, rather than a short dress. For baby, I recommend a light colored swaddle or well-fitting onesie. This is also something I address in my guide I send to my clients!
How old should baby be for our newborn pictures?
I suggest your baby be between 1 and 3 weeks old for your newborn pictures. This is because after about 2 or 3 weeks, baby acne may start to appear and the peach fuzz will start to disappear! However, I have done sessions with many “older babies,” up to 6 and even 8 weeks old.
Booking a South Shore Massachusetts Newborn Photographer
Do make sure that you contact me as soon as possible, to make sure that I have room in my schedule to accommodate your newborn session! In addition, I highly suggest a maternity session before your little one arrives! Everyone ends up loving their maternity pictures! Hope to hear from you soon!
Christina Runnals is a nationally published and award winning South Shore Massachusetts newborn photographer who specializes in taking portraits that are light-filled, glowy, and full of joy! She resides on the south shore with her husband Dan and her two little boys, Callan and Ryan. She has photographed newborns and families all over New England and it is one of her absolute favorite parts of her job. If you are ready to book your newborn portraits, she is always so excited to be considered! Please check out her newborn & maternity page here for more information on pricing and booking!
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