I am so excited to share with you all another one of my latest lifestyle newborn sessions! If you’re new around here, welcome! I am Christina Runnals, a Hingham Massachusetts newborn photographer specializing in light and natural photography. 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!
I absolutely loved meeting these sweet new parents and their new little bundle, Violette! Violette was 10 weeks old for her session. 10 weeks is quite a bit older than most babies I photograph, but there is no steadfast rule that newborn pictures must be taken in the first few weeks! I actually love photographing babies this age. This is because, as you can see, they are beginning to smile and interact with their parents.
Enjoy my favorites from this beautiful Hingham newborn session!
How to Plan A Newborn Photography Session
I would love to let you know more about my planning process for a session!
Booking Christina Runnals | Hingham Massachusetts Newborn Photographer
As soon as you’ve decided you’d like to book your session with me, fill out the booking form. I recommend reaching out to me as early as possible to make sure I have space available. I will send you an invoice and contract, you’ll need to pay the deposit (50%) in order to secure your spot. Then, you’ll let me know when your baby arrives so we can schedule your exact session date!
Planning Your Session
After you’re booked, I will send you my Newborn Session Guide that will give you all the tips and tricks you will need to know to have a stress-free session, including what to wear, colors that photograph beautifully, how to prepare your spouse and other children, and how to prepare your home. We will chat by phone, text or email about outfit ideas and hair & makeup artist recommendations should you need them.
Your session will take place in your home 1-2 weeks after your baby has arrived. I can bring several items upon request, including a Moses basket and a white stretchy wrap. Both items are completely optional to use for your newborn pictures!
I carefully edit your images in my signature bright, light, and airy style with the latest high-end editing software. Within 1-3 weeks, your images will be emailed to you in a private online gallery where you can easily download them or order prints and products!
What to Wear for a Newborn Session
For your baby’s newborn session, I suggest a long flowy dress for mom. This is because this type of dress is incredibly flattering to the female figure. I have several favorite places to purchase this type of dress! I love the websites Baltic Born, Vici Collection, and I also love Asos. If you are self conscious about certain parts of your body keep that in mind! For me, I am self conscious about my arms, so I prefer dresses that cover my arms! In addition, I recommend light, neutral colors for your session. These colors photograph beautifully, and will also not cast odd colors onto your skin. I will help you to choose your wardrobe, and you will also have access to my amazing online styling program.
Frequently Asked Questions
As a Hingham Massachusetts newborn photographer for the last 5 years, I indeed get questions all the time. I would love to share with you some of my most frequently asked newborn questions, and do my best to answer them all!
Does the price of our session include digital images?
Yes. After your session, I will edit your images in my signature light and natural style. You will receive a link to a beautiful online gallery of your images. These images are all in high resolution and you may download them at any time.
When should we book our newborn session? Before or after our baby is born?
I am always honored to be in quite high demand. Therefore, I always suggest you book a session with me well in advance of your due date. I limit my newborn sessions to three due dates per month. However. Because of the nature of newborn sessions being during the daytime hours (vs. in the evening when my outdoor sessions typically take place), I do have some wiggle room. You should absolutely reach out to me even if you didn’t schedule your session ahead of time! I can often take a last minute newborn client if the stars align!
Do you travel beyond Hingham for sessions?
Yes! I am honored to have clients from all over the state and the east coast reach out to me! I do charge a fee to travel further than 15 miles from where I live, in Scituate. You will be able to view all of my travel fees when you go to book your session.
Do you bring anything along with you?
For your newborn session, I will bring along a few items. I will bring a white swaddle should we need it. Upon request I can also bring a beautiful changing basket! I will also bring along a few other newborn tricks of the trade.
What should we (and our baby!) wear for our session?
Soft pastels and light & neutral colors photograph seamlessly with my light and natural photography style. Once you confirm your booking, I will send you a complimentary style guide. This guide will take you through the whole process and help you to coordinate your wardrobe. I want you to look your best so that you can cherish your portraits for a lifetime! For baby, I recommend a white or light colored swaddle.
Will you wrap up my baby and pose him or her?
I will gladly wrap your baby up. I do not overly pose your newborn; instead, I let him or her settle organically to produce the most natural images.
How much should we expect to spend on our session with a Hingham Massachusetts newborn photographer?
Every photographer has their own way of doing things! I offer three packages, and they are all available to view online. You can check them out and decide what best suits you and your family!
Which package do you most recommend?
Certainly my most booked package is my Lifestyle Newborn package. This package is 2 hours in length and you will receive 50 edited images in your online gallery. You also will receive a $50 print credit to use in your gallery! My advice is that if you are first time parents you should choose a 2 hour session. I have had MANY a new mama tell me, mid-session, how relieved they are that they chose the two hour session! Indeed, I’ve had one or two new mama clients who weren’t even ready to BEGIN their session until I had already been there an hour! New motherhood is full of unexpected twists and turns!! Having a full two hours will set you at ease and allow you to fully relax.
Can we include our pets?
Your pet is a special part of your family, so I am happy to incorporate them into your session! I recommend planning for your pet to be at the first part of your session and then having a friend take him/her somewhere else, or keeping the dog at home but away from all the action. We won’t use the pet in every single photo so it’s also nice to have a friend available to hold him or her in between shots. If you’re going to incorporate a pet, I recommend exercising your pet before the session and having your pet’s favorite toy or treats handy! Depending on your pet’s fur type, it might also be a good idea to groom them before the shoot and have a lint roller nearby to keep your clothes looking fresh.
How do we book our session?!
To book me as your newborn photographer, simply head to my booking page and fill out the form!
Booking A Hingham Massachusetts Newborn Photographer
Would you like to book Christina Runnals for your own newborn pictures? Book your session, or find out more about a newborn session with Christina Runnals Photography!
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! I also highly suggest a maternity session before your little one arrives! Everyone ends up loving their maternity pictures!
Christina Runnals is a nationally published and award winning Hingham Massachusetts newborn photographer. She specializes in taking portraits that are light-filled, glowy, and full of joy! 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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