I am so excited you decided to stop by today! As a South Shore family photographer and mom of two little boys, I love nothing more than capturing the love and chaos of family life and can't wait to meet you and yours!
I founded Christina Runnals Photography in 2017 with the mission to bring high-end, light filled images to clients looking for something special in their photoshoot experience.
Hi there! A little about me: I'm a photographer living in Scituate, Massachusetts. I specialize in using natural light to create a beautiful glow in my images, and my photography style is often described as light, airy, bright, and natural.
I have a professional background in photography and elementary music education. My many years of experience with children ages kindergarten through 5th grade really come in handy during my photo shoots! I love working with children, and am known to burst into song now and then during family sessions! Additionally, as a mom of two toddlers, working with the *very* little ones is totally second nature to me.
I am beyond excited to provide South Shore families with a luxury family portrait experience. You can find out more about the packages I offer and easily book your session right online!
"Christina is truly the best! I have worked with several photographers in Massachusetts 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. She has such a tender way with children that my kids warmed up instantly, and knew how to keep the time for the shoot managed while also being patient and allowing my kids to explore and take breaks as needed. Christina had tricks up her sleeve to reign in a distracted toddler. She also 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!" -Brianna
Families from all over the country seek out Christina when looking for a South Shore photographer! Christina's outgoing, warm, and bubbly personality is always a hit with children and babies. A mom of two little ones herself, Christina is instantly able to connect on a personal level with her clients. Because of this, taking family photos with Christina comes naturally and usually you barely even know it is happening!
From beaches to fields, gardens to urban backdrops, there are so many gorgeous settings for your family pictures! Christina has photographed all over the South Shore, and is available for travel.
Are you a looking for a South Shore family photographer who will create the gorgeous, light filled images you've been dreaming of?
Perfect! You’re in the right place.
South Shore family photographer Christina Runnals provides her unique style of light filled, glowy, natural photography throughout New England and beyond. Whether you’re in need of epically stunning family images to grace the walls of your home, or gorgeous senior pictures that will stand out from the rest, Christina's light and natural images will capture your special moments.
Family portrait sessions begin at $795* and include a select number of digital images.
As an award-winning, nationally published photographer, Christina is honored to be in quite high demand. Because of this, she can only accept a limited number of sessions each year. Therefore, you should book your session as early as possible!
*Prices are subject to change
One of my claims to fame is how quickly I deliver my photos to my South Shore family photography clients! You will receive your photos within three weeks, but often times I am able to return them to you within a single week!! I am trained to take photos that hardly need to be edited. Because of this, my editing process is very quick!
When choosing a South Shore family photographer, you should definitely seek out a photographer with experience and training! To achieve the look you are hoping for, you will need a photographer who has professional gear. An experienced photographer will also edit your pictures with high-end editing software. Additionally, an experienced photographer will know how to control light, so that your photos do not appear hazy or as if they have a strange filter on them! They will also prepare you in advance for your session, including clear instructions on what to wear in order to achieve the look you desire.
If you are here on my website, you most likely are desiring a certain "look" to your photos. Epic, gorgeous, light-filled, candid moments of your family being present with one another. To get that "certain look," you will need a "certain photographer." You will need a family photographer who specializes in working with children, and who understands the art of capturing beauty in the moment. As an experienced South Shore family photographer, I will pose your whole family to look your absolute best. We will not simply take posed, “smiling at the camera shots." In fact, if you have little children, we will probably only take a few of those! We will play games and capture many beautiful candid moments, which are my absolute favorite.
There are SO many photography styles out there, many of which are passing trends. Some trends make skin tones appear orange in huge, or even blue-ish or green-ish! For your portraits, you will want a family photographer who consistently produces images where skin tones and colors look like they would in real life. That way, when you look at these photos 20 years from now, after the “photography trends of today” have faded, your images will still look timeless and beautiful. So look through your prospective photographer’s social media or portfolio on their website. Do all the skin tones look like they would in real life? Does skin appear creamy and beautiful? Do the rest of the colors in the image look natural?
Christina is amazing! She was SO great with our two wild toddler boys and we could not be happier with the photos! -Jackie M
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. -Linsday V.
Christina has been taking photos of my family since the beginning. Starting with sunrise maternity photos at 5am and most recently family holiday photos with my VERY active toddler. Being a mom she knows exactly how to capture amazing shots of little ones who can’t sit still. She has an amazing ability to make everyone feel at ease and above all the photos come out absolutely phenomenal. You won’t regret going with Christina! -Katie H.
Our family has worked with Christina for the past few years and we are so thrilled to have found her! Her talent and professionalism are unmatched, but it’s her patience and ease with our little ones that make her our absolute go-to South Shore photographer. She works some kind of magic, managing to capture the moments of snuggles with our busy, wiggly infant and the big personality and silliness of our sweet 4 year old. Christina photographed our daughter and her older cousins two summers ago, our newborn son this past early March, and then our family for holiday photos in late November, and as a mom, there’s just something so special in knowing that she has been with us along for the ride as our family grows. I cannot recommend Christina enough and rave about her to anyone who is in search of a wonderful photographer! -Katie K.
Christina is the BEST photographer. Her photos are always absolutely gorgeous! She makes everyone feel comfortable and relaxed so they look their best. I’ve used Christina multiple times for different occasions and every time I’m so impressed with the photos. Every single shot is frame-worthy. -Kelly L.
Christina was AMAZING! The pictures came out AMAZING! She was professional and she was able to connect with all of us! I have been waiting to get a full family photo and it was worth the wait! She even captured my puppy at his best moments!!! I would highly recommend her for any and all photo shoots! I look forward to senior portraits up next! -Dawn Q.
Christina is a rare gem! Being a photographer myself and also new to the area, I was super picky about who I wanted to do our family shoot. I kept seeing Christina's beautiful images on social media and I knew she was the one! Not only did she give me the gift of having beautiful memories of my family she is the most kind, warm and patient person. She's the type of person where you feel like you've been friends for years yet just met. She cares an incredible amount about her work and has such a passion for capturing beautiful light filled candid moments.
Christina even scouted the location for our shoot beforehand and had a plan to ensure the best possible light and made it so easy for us! I highly recommend Christina a thousand times over, you won't be disappointed! We feel lucky to have found her and look forward to having Christina capture our precious milestones! -Jackie A.
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. -Cassandra C.
My two children surprised us with a beautiful canvas from a secret photo shoot with the amazing, talented Christina Runnals. Christina also shot Megan’s senior portraits last year. I cannot believe they pulled this shoot off back in the fall without me knowing. All of the photos are gorgeous. All I ever want is for the kids to smile and Christina captured them perfectly!! Thank you Christina!! -Tara F.
Christina’s photos are truly works of art! She captures so much magic behind her lens and makes the process seem effortless. Christina knows how to work with families, whether it’s a rambunctious toddler, a mom striving for the “perfect angle” or a husband that was handed an outfit that morning and dragged to the photo shoot to just get “one good family photo.”Interacting with children comes as a second nature to Christina, which makes it so much easier on parents. There is elegance about Christina’s photos that make her photos suitable for much more than just another page in a picture album.
We’ve framed several of Christina’s photos because they’re too beautiful not to share. To our surprise, there were so many great photos to choose from. It’s nice to have choices! My favorite part about Christina is that she wants all of her clients to look and feel their absolute best. Her styling tips were so helpful and honest. Christina takes pride in her work. Thank you, Christina! We are so grateful to have you as our family photographer! -Jess F.
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