A lifestyle newborn session in your home with South Shore newborn photographer Christina Runnals is the perfect way to capture the most precious memories of your new baby in a relaxed way. This type of session is a great way to highlight a beautiful nursery or to include siblings or special pets. During these lifestyle sessions I use gentle and relaxed posing, which allows for natural connection and capturing authentic interactions with your new baby.
Welcome! I'm Christina, a South Shore newborn photographer and mom of two little boys living in Scituate, Massachusetts. I specialize in using natural light to create a beautiful glow in my images. My photography style has been described as light, airy, bright, and natural.
I am so excited to provide South Shore families with a luxury lifestyle newborn portrait experience. I offer three packages for you to choose from, and am always happy to answer any questions you may have!
Thank you for reaching out! I will try to get back to you within 48 hours.
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Find out if I have availability by clicking the type of session you are interested in below. If there are no options given for the month you desire, this means I am unfortunately fully booked for that month.
FAMILIES SENIORS MATERNITY
The sessions below are scheduled on a case by case basis. Click the type of session you are interested in to book!
NEWBORN MILESTONE BRANDING
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Book your session by clicking the type of session you are interested in below. If there are no options given for the month you desire, this means that I am unfortunately fully booked for that month.
FAMILIES SENIORS MATERNITY
The below session types are scheduled on a case by case basis. Click the type of session you are interested in!
NEWBORN MILESTONE BRANDING
In your gallery, you will have many ways to turn your beautiful images into keepsakes. The gallery is set up to make ordering professional lab prints, canvases, and other keepsakes very easy. In addition, I can create a gorgeous heirloom photo book or a customized engraved wooden keepsake box for you.
Within two to three weeks of your session, you'll receive an email with a link to an online gallery. This gallery will allow you to download your images in high resolution.
Within about a week or two of your session, you will receive a beautiful preview movie of some of my favorite image from your session. Also, make sure you are following me on Instagram and Facebook! Sometimes I will post a sneak peek, if time allows me to!
And if you have other children who are toddlers- scratch EVERYTHING I just said about your session Haha!!! I will probably start out by getting to know your little bundles of energy and engaging with them while you deal with some last minute preparations!! Then, we'll go from there!
The big day has arrived! I will arrive at your home at our scheduled time. Most likely I will begin our session by snapping a few nursery detail shots, if you indeed have your nursery already in tact ;-). If you don't- no problem! From there, I will help you to wrap up your baby. As an experienced South Shore newborn photographer, I have several tricks up my sleeve when swaddling your baby! If your baby is nice and sleepy at the beginning of our session, I may begin by taking some individual pictures of him or her. Should she is seem as though she would prefer you to hold her for a bit, I will begin with some family shots.
Should you have scheduled your newborn pictures in advance of your due date, you will of course need to let me know when your baby is born! As soon as you do, we will schedule a date that is preferably within 14-20 days of your baby's birth.
In addition to the questionnaire in your confirmation email, you will also receive my detailed Newborn Session Guide. What you wear for your photos is extremely important to achieve my signature light and natural look. You will need to wear primarily light colored clothing if this is the look you desire. Off whites, creams, light muted aquas, and light gray-blues are all sophisticated colors that photograph beautifully. Your session guide will include thorough instructions on several topics. Among these topics: how to prepare your home for your session, my best tips for preparing your spouse and other children (if you have any) how to prepare your newborn, and other secrets to achieving beautiful photos!
Should you have scheduled your newborn pictures in advance of your due date, you will of course need to let me know when your baby is born! As soon as you do, we will schedule a date that is preferably within 14-21 days of your baby's birth.
Along with your confirmation email, you will receive a questionnaire to fill out. I love getting to know my clients ahead of time, so that we can connect on a personal level! This questionnaire is how I will find out about the rest of your family. It will help me to know what kind of pictures you are looking for. The questionnaire will also give me crucial details such as your home address and where I should park when I arrive!
Once you've read through all of the details, you'll need to book your session. To book your session, simply head to my booking page and choose your due date month. You will need to pay your deposit and sign the contract in order to secure your spot on my calendar. The date in your contract will be listed as "TBA." After you book, you'll receive a confirmation email containing lots of information about your session. If your baby has already been born, you can request a session here - sometimes I can squeeze in last minute sessions.
The first step is to read through all of the details and frequently asked questions. You will find information on everything from lighting in your home, to what to wear, to including pets and siblings in your session - and more!
I would love to share with you my entire newborn session process from start to finish!
I am so excited to meet you and your family. I absolutely love photographing newborn sessions, and I consider it my great honor to help you plan yours! As an experienced South Shore newborn photographer, I work with newborns on a regular basis. I will help you every step of the way in making sure your session is not only a success, but hopefully a fun and enjoyable experience!
Are you a looking for a South Shore newborn photographer who will create the gorgeous, light filled images you've been dreaming of? Do you prefer a lifestyle type of photography style over a very posed style? Are you hoping for beautiful pictures of you and your family organically interacting with your newborn in your home?
If that sounds like you, then you are in the right place!
South Shore newborn photographer Christina Runnals provides her unique style of light filled, glowy, natural photography to new parents and young families throughout New England and beyond.
To book me as your South Shore newborn photographer, simply head to my booking page and select your due date month.
This rarely happens! Newborn sessions last between 1.5 to 2 hours, and your baby will almost certainly sleep for at least 30-60 minutes of this time span, if not the entire time. I will also provide you with a guide to ensure the most sleepy baby possible for your session. And the good news is- pictures of babies with their eyes open are also adorable!!
Every photographer has their own way of doing things. My lifestyle newborn session is $795. This includes a $50 print credit to use in your gallery. I also recommend investing in a beautiful custom fine art linen or leather album, which I can create for you.
As an experienced Massachusetts South Shore newborn photographer, I have come across several homes with darker walls and furniture. There are a few ways we can get around this issue to produce light filled and glowy images! One option is to take some of our photos outdoors, weather permitting! Another way to achieve the light and airy look is to ensure everyone is wearing light colored clothing, and that ALL bedding is white or cream colored.
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.
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.
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 Moses basket! I will also bring along a few other newborn tricks of the trade.
Living in Scituate, I tend to primarily serve South Shore clients. However, 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 Scituate. You will be able to view all of my travel fees when you go to book your session.
As an experienced South Shore newborn photographer, I am very 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 several 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!
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.
I have been a South Shore newborn photographer for over five years now, and there are a few questions I get a lot. Hopefully your questions are answered below!
Absolutely! I love including your furry family member/s in our session!
Of course! The whole family will be involved. Typically I only take a few of just baby by him or herself, as babies love to be held!
Lifestyle newborn sessions are $795* and include a select number of digital images that are hand edited by Christina in her signature light and airy style.
Learn more about pricing for newborn sessions here.
*Prices are subject to change
If you are looking for a South Shore newborn photographer, firstly make sure you know what you are looking for in a photography style! Lifestyle photography captures just what you'd think- real life! However, I do have many ways to ensure that most of the pictures I take of your "real life" reflect more of the gorgeous, calm moments of your life, and less of the chaos that sometimes can go along with having a newborn!!
I sometimes like to call my newborn photography style "the natural newborn." There are several styles of newborn photography. One style is an extremely posed type- you know what I'm talking about! Babies in the "froggy" position, perfectly resting their head in their hands. Wearing costumes and laying in adorable little prop beds. Airbrushed to almost unnatural perfection. These pictures are SO CUTE!!! And I know a lot of people love it. However, if you are checking out my website, you've probably gathered that this type of newborn photography is NOT my style. And if you're here, it's probably not your style either! As an experienced South Shore newborn photographer, the clientele I serve is looking for an organic, natural look to their pictures. They are looking for photographs that include the entire family. They are looking for gorgeous candid moments of their first snuggles with their precious new baby.
"We hired Christina for a 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 a Holiday session as well!" -Carlene S.
"Christina! I'm speechless! Thank you so much!! I literally cried my way through the gallery they are amazing!!! We will definitely be booking you again in the future!! Thank you thank you thank you!!" -Leanne C.
Working with Christina was amazing. Her schedule was flexible and she came right to our house for the newborn shoot, making it super easy and convenient with a new baby. Being a mom herself, Christina understands newborns can be unpredictable and she made us feel completely at ease and comfortable. We’re so happy With the photos Christina took- not only are they absolutely beautiful, they’re also a snapshot in time that we never want to forget. -Deirdre R.
I couldn't recommend Christina Runnals more - we recently had a maternity shoot with her on the beach, she made us feel SO comfortable, was so easy to talk to, warm, friendly, and most of all insanely talented! When we received our gallery back I was literally speechless. Her style is so light, bright, natural and gorgeous. She captures so much authenticity and real emotions. Not only this but she's so professional, responsive and just overall fantastic to work with! You won't be disappointed! Can't wait to use Christina as our family photographer for many years to come. -Frieda C.
We met Christina through a random act of kindness on her part and we couldn’t be happier to have met her. She has photographed our maternity and newborn sessions and we look forward to many more family sessions in the future. Christina is a pro at engaging fussy children, and I love how she was able to direct us into very natural poses throughout the session. I am absolutely obsessed with every photo she delivered! -Alyson F.
Wow. WOW. These are PHENOMENAL!!! Thank you so much for these, you did unbelievable work. -Greg D.
We loved working with Christina for our newborn photo shoot! She made the entire experience as stress free as possible and we absolutely loved the photos. We would definitely recommend Christina and hope to work with her again! -Matthias H.
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
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.
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. Christina 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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