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 2018 with the mission to bring high-end, light filled images to clients looking for something special in their photoshoot experience.  

Hello & Welcome!

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!  

meet christina

THE MOST STUNNING FAMILY 
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Christina 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.
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WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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Christina is truly the best! I have worked with several photographers in Mass 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 (as long as she will have us ! Lol). She has such a tender way with children that my kids warmed up instantly. She knew how to keep the time for the shoot managed, while also being patient and allowing my kids to explore, take breaks as needed. She 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 M.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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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.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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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. Thank you, Christina! We are so grateful to have you as our family photographer!

-Jess F. 

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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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. 

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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Christina came to our home to shoot maternity photos and did an amazing job capturing such special moments in our family's life! Christina has the ability to make you feel like you've known her forever and therefore all of her photos come out looking so beautifully natural! We can't recommend her enough as your family photographer!

-Erin H.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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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. Thanks Christina!

-Lindsay V.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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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 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.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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Navigating a pandemic while having our first child was a challenge, and I questioned whether to even do a newborn shoot. After several conversations, Christina came to our home and did a newborn shoot of our baby girl. She was beyond amazing! Christina was professional and made us feel very comfortable. I am so thankful to have the most beautiful photos of our baby! I highly recommend Christina!

-Brianne B.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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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.

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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Christina is so sweet and personable, that taking photos with her seems so natural. She captures the pictures we want plus so much more. We cant wait for her to continue taking pictures of our family for years to come!

-Katie L.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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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.
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We worked with Christina for both maternity and newborn photos and it was absolutely one of the best decisions we made! Christina’s photography style is light and airy, making each photo look flawless. She was quick to respond to our initial outreach and all follow up emails and texts, which was so appreciated. She also provides helpful tips and guides to prep for your photos and is overall just super easy to work with! She made us feel comfortable and at ease for both sessions and we can’t wait to work with her again in the future!

-Felicia G.
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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.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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We hired Christina for a mini newborn shoot. I booked her when I was still pregnant and was nervous I’d be too tired, too sore and not in the mood to take pictures but I am so glad we did it!!! Christina was amazing, professional & so sweet. Our son was good most of the shoot but when he began to get fussy she swaddled him perfectly and settled him down. She takes amazing care of your newborn, is so patient (let me feed him during the shoot as well), and her pictures are absolutely stunning! The perfect bright & airy keep sakes I always wanted. I’ve already booked her for our Holiday session as well :)

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

-Donna B.
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We've been using Christina for our family holiday photos every year and can't imagine using anyone else! She makes us rag-tag bunch of Boston-ites look like models using some sort of magic we can't figure out and our holiday photos are always perfect. You can't go wrong!

-Heather M.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
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If you live on the South Shore, and want some professional family, engagement, newborn, graduation (insert reason for photos here), look no further than Christina Runnals! Christina lives locally with her husband and 2 boys, and knows all the best local photography spots. And she's great with children. We did a family shoot at Turkey Hill with our 3-year old and (then) 6-month old. My 3-year old was "onto donuts", but Christina did an excellent job of keeping them engaged & interested, and the finished product was the best photos we have of our family. I recommend Christina enthusiastically, and look forward to our next shoot!

-Jim M.
FAQS
DOES the price of our session INCLUDE DIGITAL IMAGES?
Yes, all packages include printing rights to all of your digital images.
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how far in advance should we book our session?
For summer and autumn session dates, many families book a spot on my list at least six months in advance.  I can typically accommodate those who book two to three months in advance, but the sooner you book, the better!
There are so many different ways to answer this! For me personally, this year I chose to have my own family photos done in October because I wanted to do our photos during that beautiful "golden hour" right before sunset, and I knew that would ONLY work with nap times/bedtimes if we did it at a time of year when sunset was later than nap time, but earlier than bedtime! If you have older children, you don't have to worry about nap times/bedtimes so much, so you have much more flexibility with this which is so great. There also is no rule saying you HAVE to do your pictures right before sunset, I do many of my sessions for young families in the morning a few hours after sunrise!
WHAT TIME OF YEAR SHOULD we DO OUR FAMILY PHOTOS?
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DO YOU TRAVEL FOR SESSIONS?
Yes, I do and I have travelled all over New England and the east coast for shoots! I live in Scituate, and charge according to how far a location is from my home.  You can view my current travel fees here.  My travel fee covers my driving time, gas, childcare for my children while I am gone, etc.!
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WHAT IF IT is going to RAIN ON THE DAY OF OUR SESSION?
We will reschedule of course! I can usually reschedule within a week or two of your original session date. I personally prefer to shoot on a sunny day for that beautiful glow, so I will even offer to reschedule if it is simply cloudy!
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DO YOU OFFER MINI SESSIONS?
Sometimes I do, especially before the holidays for those looking for Christmas cards! Make sure you are following me on Instagram @christinarunnalsphotography and sign up for my email list at the bottom of this page to be the first to know about mini sessions and other special events!
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HOW MUCH should we expect to spend on our session and prints?
You can view my pricing by clicking here.  Packages are for up to 6 family members. For additional family members, simply add $50 per person.  Some packages include a print credit or album.  Professional prints and products can also easily be ordered straight from your online gallery!
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We are so excited and are ready to book our session! What's next?
Wonderful!  Simply head to my booking page here and fill out your information. Choose a date for your session (or if you are booking far in advance, you can opt to pay your deposit now and be among the first to select your date when I release my availability in the spring).
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 "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.  

Family portraits

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.

Christina runnals | south shore family photographer

Family portrait sessions begin at $595* 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

South Shore family Photographer Christina Runnals | Booking & Pricing

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!

Fast and Reliable Service

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.  

An Experienced South Shore family Photographer

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.  

Posed and Candid Photos

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? 

Beautiful Colors and Skin Tones

Want Stunning Family Photos? Look for These Things in a South Shore Family Photographer!

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. 





Christina is the absolute BEST! 

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.


"Every Single Shot is Frame Worthy"

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.

"a Rare Gem!"

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 Captured Them Perfectly"

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.

"The Photos Are Too Beautiful Not To Share!"

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