Welcome class of 2025! I’m Christina, a Massachusetts senior photographer who specializes in taking senior pictures.  My photos are light-filled, glowy, and full of joy! I photograph senior pictures all over the South Shore of Massachusetts and New England.  It is one my absolute favorite parts of my job. If you are ready to book a photographer for your senior pictures, I’d be so thrilled to be considered.  Please check out my senior portrait session page here for more information on how to hire me as your photographer and what to expect.  


Massachusetts senior pictures

As I’m sure you can see by the beauty of the locations that I take my photos at, taking senior pictures is THE best job ever, I love it! I have met so many wonderful seniors and their families over the years and I consider my senior shoots to be time that I am not only working, but chatting and laughing with new friends!


Have fun checking out a few gorgeous senior sessions I have been honored to capture in the past few years! I hope these will give you some ideas, and get you even more excited for your own senior pictures!  Hopefully you can envision yourself in these images, and imagine what your senior portraits will look like if you decide to book me as your photographer! I am so excited to hear from you!!  Below are a selection of my favorite senior photographs from around the South Shore, all taken in the towns of Scituate, Hingham, Marshfield, Norwell, Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury, Cohasset, and on Cape Cod

Would you like to see some examples of senior portraits I've taken?

Are you unsure of the location you would like to use for your senior pictures?  As an experienced Massachusetts senior photographer I will happily assist you in choosing a location perfect for you and customized to you! Whether you are looking at the beautiful beaches of Scituate or Marshfield, a spectacular flower field in Norwell, the golden fields of the Hingham farms, or the adorable downtown areas of Plymouth and Cohasset- I know all the best spots!  

How to choose a location for
your senior portraits

To be honest, you can take your senior pictures at any time of year! If you need a senior portrait for your yearbook, you most likely will need to have your pictures taken in the spring or summer. If you don’t need a picture from your session for the yearbook, then the sky’s the limit, timing-wise! As you can see, some of my seniors have even chosen to have their pictures taken with a beautiful snowy backdrop!  In my experience, most seniors choose to do their senior pictures in the months of July, August, September, and October.  

the best time to schedule your
senior Portraits

If you think would like to book me for your senior portraits... well, yay!  I am so excited!  Please click here to see my packages and prices and find out more about the process and what to expect from your senior portrait session. 

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WOW, honestly, feedback like this of my services as a senior photographer is absolutely mind blowing and it is always the highlight of my day when I get to hear words like these!!!

Taking pictures isn’t really my thing and I had low confidence going into my session but she made it so that I was more than comfortable and felt like myself. Even when I thought I wasn't photogenic she made me feel beautiful and confident ! If i could i would recommend her 1000 times!

My senior photos were so spectacular! Christina made the shoot so easy and fun and produces high quality images. I would recommend her to everyone!

Christina was great to work with! She was very accommodating and did everything possible to get the pictures we wanted! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun, personable photographer!

Christina did my daughters senior pictures and they were absolutely Amazing! She made the shoot so easy and fun!! She is the best!! Highly recommended!!

Christina is the absolute best photographer! Never going to use a different one, she’s so sweet and kind and gets the best angles and helps you with absolutely anything you need!

Christina is so sweet and a great photographer. I am so happy with how my senior pictures turned out. I couldn't ask for any better!

"Even when I thought I wasn't photogenic she made me feel beautiful and confident!"

Christina did my senior photos and was wonderful. She has a truly unique and specific way of customizing the shoot for all of her clients. I felt like Christina knew exactly what I wanted and the photos came out amazing. I would 100% recommend her if you want timeless photos to look back on.

Christina is the absolute best! She made me super comfortable and I felt like a model the whole time! She captured my personality perfectly and I am in love with every photo! I 100% recommend having her do any photo session!

My photoshoot was such a fun and relaxing experience. Christina was kind enough to take her time, teaching me new poses and walks that were guaranteed to make my photos look naturally beautiful. Although I was nervous in the beginning, she helped me feel confident throughout the whole shoot. Overall, I had a very comfortable and fun experience, and the results were absolutely gorgeous. I still recommend Christina to every senior I know!!

Christina did my senior pictures this summer and they came out SO good! I had never done a photo shoot before and she did such a good job making me feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Her pictures are very different from a "traditional" senior portrait. Highly recommend her for any type of photo shoot!

"I felt like a model the whole time!"

Christina is amazing! My daughter wanted her senior pictures to be unique and had some ideas on settings. Christina was wonderful in the brainstorming process to figure out best locations, scheduling and day of adding some "props" to make it personal and reflect my daughter's vision. The session was so fun for my daughter and the end products far exceeded our expectations. Christina is so talented and has an amazing artistic eye. She captured my daughter beautifully. So many choices it was hard to pick the "one" for the yearbook. 

Working with Christina was amazing!! My photos came out incredible and looking like they came out of a fairytale!! I would 100% go back to her for another shoot and would recommend to anyone who is interested. You will not be disappointed!! She knows so much about photography and will guide you through everything (poses, outfits, etc) making the shoot so easy and anxiety free! I can’t wait to work with her again!!

"My photos came out incredible and looking like they came out of a fairytale!!" 

I have had the honor of photographing the most beautiful senior pictures and meeting the most incredible seniors!  One of my favorite things about this job is receiving the most amazing feedback from my wonderful clients! Here are some things clients have said:

What Others Say About their senior portraits with christina runnals

Yes, all packages include downloading and printing rights to ALL of your selected images.
Does my session price include high resolution digital images?  
We recommend booking your session at least six months in advance, but once in a while we do have space open up at the last minute.  August and September sessions are often booked 8-12 months in advance.
How far in advance should I book my senior portrait session?
Class of 2026 can pre-book their summer/fall 2025 spot beginning in January of 2025  This will guarantee you a spot on our calendar for your desired month in 2025.  You will choose your session date in April 2025.  Join the list here if you'd like to be among the very first to book your spot for next year!
I'm in the class of 2026.  Can I book a spot already for NEXT summer/fall?

No spots remaining

This likely means that that specific month is, unfortunately, sold out.  Make sure to check out our sunrise sessions and mid-day sessions for availability, and also do not hesitate to add your name to the waitlist!
Why are there no dates available in the month I'm trying to book?
I love creating images that are natural and full of light. My photography style has been described as light and airy, or bright and colorful.
How would you describe your photography style?
After you book your session, you will receive a thorough guide from me detailing my best senior portrait wardrobe tips.  There is a guide for the ladies and a guide for the gents!
What should I wear for my senior pictures?
When you receive you proof gallery, you will have the option to purchase as many additional images as you'd like for your final gallery!
What if we end up loving more photos than the amount of images our package includes?!
We will reschedule of course! I typically will try to reschedule for the very next day, or within 7 days of your session.
What if it rains on the day of my session?
Yes!  I have had many beautiful beach sessions in October and November.  The grasses are golden and the light is warm.  I recommend sweaters be worn at the beach in these months!
Will the beach work as a location in October or November?
During the booking process, you will have an option to add a twin to your senior portrait session.  Adding a twin will add a minimum of 20 minutes and a max of 60 minutes to your session, and will result in additional images in your final gallery.  Twins can share the time however you'd like, and will be photographed separately as well as together!
How can I book a session for my twins?
Yes!  I have photographed seniors all over the northeast US.  You can view my current travel fees here.
Do you travel for sessions beyond the South Shore?
Absolutely! I love creating images that are customized to you and your personality.  
Can I include my pet or sports equipment or other props?
Most definitely not! The Sand Dollar package is popular with senior guys because it allows them to wear an athletic uniform on a field and then a different outfit for some beach or urban shots. 
Do guys *have* to choose the "for the guys" session?
I am more than happy to set up a way for you to pay in monthly increments leading up to your session!
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yay! Simply head to our booking page and fill out your information. Choose a date for your session, sign the contract, and pay your deposit - you're booked!  
Okay, we're so excited and we're ready to book!! What next??
freqently asked questions

After your session, I go through all of your images and select the best 80-120 photos to present to you as proofs in an online gallery. Your proofs will all have a "soft edit" but will not be fully retouched.  From your proof gallery, you may choose your favorite 20-35 photos (depending on the package you select) and I will carefully edit and lightly digitally retouch your favorites with all the latest high-end software. The reason I do it this way is that I have come to realize that MY favorite photos of you may drastically differ from YOUR favorites ;-)  Your retouched senior pictures, all edited in my light and natural photography style, will be uploaded to a private online gallery where you can easily download your high-resolution digital photographs to post, print, and order products such as canvases, photo books, and beautiful wooden keepsake boxes!

3. digital images  of your senior portraits with printing rights 

With six years experience taking senior pictures, I will thoroughly prepare you for your session. I will provide you with a style guide to give you tips on what colors photograph beautifully, what to bring to your session, and tips on choosing a location.  We will meet in person or talk over the phone if you would like an optional styling consultation with me. I will recommend my very favorite hair and makeup artists in the area, and check in with you about your outfit choices about two weeks prior to the date of your senior pictures.

2. working with an experienced photographer

Many of my seniors arrive at their session a little nervous, which is totally normal! But have no fear, I am highly trained in posing you to look your absolute best. I will give you guidance throughout our entire shoot, trust me, you will feel like a model by the time we are 15 minutes into your session! We will not only take posed, “looking at the camera shots,” we will also capture many beautiful candid moments. I often am asked “are the seniors in your photos actually models?” And the answer is NO! They are just regular seniors like you who are being directed by me throughout their shoot!  

1. Posed and candid senior portraits

Booking the perfect senior photographer for your senior pictures can be a daunting task. Once you start looking, you quickly realize just how many choices there are out there! There are so many different photography styles, and so many different ways of working. I want to make sure that if you are considering whether to hire me to be your senior photographer, that I am the absolute perfect choice for you. Let me run through some of the key features of how I work, and what to expect from your senior pictures, so you can feel 100% confident as to whether I am the right photographer for you.  You can also visit my senior page to read about the entire process from beginning to end!  If you already KNOW you'd like to book me and don't need to read anymore, you can simply click here to request a date for your session!

how to choose A Massachusetts senior  photographer

YES! This is the exciting part!! Every senior session inquiry I get is the highlight of my day! I get so excited about each and every session! I would be so excited to take your senior pictures, and I promise the booking process is super easy.  

The first step is to book your session.  Click here to book a session with me.  Choose an available date, pay your deposit, sign the contract, and answer a few simple question.  That's it!  Each year I do receive more inquiries than I am able to take on, so make sure to book your senior pictures as early in the year as possible.

After you have booked, I will send you my Senior Session Style Guide that will give you ALL the tips and tricks you will need to know to have an amazing experience getting your senior pictures taken.

As your session approaches, you will receive a fun packet in the mail from me, jam packed with more information on how to prepare for your senior photo session.

how to book christina runnals as your senior photographer


Don't get caught making one of these major mistakes before your senior session!  Read my top six tips for what to AVOID doing when planning for your big day!

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