*Travel fees apply and can be viewed here.  (No travel fee is applied to locations in Scituate, Cohasset, and most areas of Norwell, Hingham, and Marshfield)

**Immediate family (i.e. one or two adults with their children)  You may add additional family members for an extended family shoot by adding $125/person

*The above packages are for immediate family (i.e. one or two adults with their children) You may add additional family members for an extended family shoot by adding $75/person to the cost of a session January-May, $125/person June-December


EXTENDED FAMILY



Family sessions take place on weeknights (Monday-Thursday) at the location of your choice* and include

  • Approximately 1 hour outdoor shoot for your immediate family**
  • 50+ high resolution digital images, hand-edited by Christina, presented to you in a beautiful online gallery
  • Printing & downloading rights to all edited images
  • Use of custom online styling program to assist you with outfit selection

Family Portrait Session
$795+tax January-May | $1295+tax June-December

Family Portraits

INVESTMENT

FAMILY SESSION information

2022 family sessions are fully booked at this time!  If you'd like to book a family session for 2023, please pre-book your session as soon as possible!  Pre-booking does not mean you have to choose your date right now, you simply put down a deposit to guarantee yourself a spot.  Christina Runnals Photography takes on a very limited amount of family sessions in the summer and autumn months, so please prebook by March at the latest if possible for those months!

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For summer and autumn session dates, many families reserve a session at least six months in advance. I can typically accommodate those who book four to five months in advance, but the sooner you book, the better!
How far in advance should we book our session?
Yes, all packages include printing rights to all of your edited images.
Does the price of our session include digital images?
If you are concerned about early bedtimes, I suggest September, October, or November for your pictures.  This is because I typically try to begin our session 1.5 to 2 hours before sunset for the best lighting, and sunset is very late in the summer.  If you aren't worried about early bedtimes, then you really can't go wrong with any spring, summer, or fall month!
What time of year should we take our family photos?
Yes, I do and I have travelled all over New England and the east coast for shoots! I live in Scituate, and charge a travel fee 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, extra childcare for my children while I am gone, etc.!
Do you travel for sessions?
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!
What if it is going to rain on the day of our session?
Yes!  Your pet is a member of your family and if you would like to include him or her in your photos, please do!  We will need to choose a dog-friendly location, and I advise bringing a trusted "pet wrangler" along to your session ;-)
Can our dog be included in our portrait session?
Family sessions begin at $795 and include digital images only.  You can easily order prints and products from your online gallery that you will receive.  Most families spend between $100 to $500 on prints and products.
How much should we expect to spend on our session and prints?
Yes!  Your family portraits with Christina Runnals Photography are an investment, and I am happy to set up a way for you to pay in smaller increments in the months leading up to your session.  Please reach out to me and I can easily set this up for you.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Sometimes I do, especially before the holidays for those clients looking for Christmas cards! Make sure you are following me on Instagram @christinarunnalsphotography and sign up for my email list here to be the first to know about mini sessions and other special events!
Do you offer mini sessions?
Wonderful! Simply visit my booking page here and fill out your information. Choose a date for your session, answer a few questions, sign the contract, and pay your deposit.  You'll be officially booked! (If you are booking far in advance, you will pay your deposit at booking and then be among the first to select your date when I release my availability in the spring).
We are so excited and are ready to book our session! What's next?
freqently asked questions

After your session, I go through all of your images and select the best of the best to edit. I then carefully edit your images in my signature bright, light, and airy style with the latest high-end editing software. Your images will be presented to you in a private online gallery where you can easily download them or order prints and products!

step 4: THE GALLERY

We will in most cases meet just before "golden hour" aka about an hour or two before sunset. We'll be playing lots of games to capture and freeze in time those gorgeous candid moments that you will cherish forever. 

step 3: YOUR SESSION

After you're booked, I will send you my family session Style Guide that will give you ALL the tips and tricks you will need to know to have an amazing and stress-free session, including what to wear, colors that photograph beautifully, how to prepare your children and spouse, how to choose a location, and what to bring to your session. I will also send you a code to use my amazing online styling program that will help you choose outfits for your entire family. If you'd like, we can chat by phone, text or email about outfit ideas and location ideas that are tailored to you and your family.

step 2: planning

The first step is to book your session. To book your family portraits with me, visit my booking page, choose an available date and pay your deposit. I will send you a contract to digitally sign. Your final balance is due on the date of your session! 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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