After your session, I go through all of your images and select the best 100 or so photos to present to you in an online gallery. From there, you may choose your favorite 20-30 photos (depending on the package you chose) and I will carefully edit and lightly digitally retouch your favorites with all the latest high-end software in my signature light and natural style. You can choose additional images to be edited for an added fee.  Your edited images 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!  

step 4: the gallery

Today's the big day!  We will in most cases meet just before "golden hour" (about 2 hours before sunset) and shoot for 1-2 hours depending on the package you selected.  We'll be doing lots of laughing, hair twirling, slow walking, looking off camera, and giving the camera gorgeous soft smiles - don't worry, I will guide you through ALL the posing!

step 3: your session

We will chat by phone, text or email about outfit ideas, my hair and makeup artist recommendations for you, and location ideas that are tailored to your personality and ideas!  I will send you my Style Guide that will give you ALL the tips and tricks you will need to know to have an amazing senior portrait session.  

step 2: planning

The first step is to book your session.  To book your senior portraits with me, click here, choose your package and  an available date.  Pay your deposit, sign the contract, and you are officially booked!  Your final balance is due the date of your session.  If you intend to book a sunset session in late July, August, or September, make sure to book at least 6-12 months in advance!  These months book up extremely early and quickly. 

step 1: book your session

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Christina made the whole process so easy and stress free. I was at work when the link came with her proofs, I almost burst into tears of joy and pride. They were more beautiful than I could have imagined. Thank you Christina for giving me such breath taking memories to admire while I prepare to send my baby off to college.

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.
OMG!  OMG!  The photos are stunning!  We can't thank you enough Christina!  My daughter is so excited by them, and I have to admit that my jaw dropped when I saw them.  You are a phenomenal photographer!  
Talented, organized, fun, creative, thoughtful...Christina is the best! I have always told my daughter she was born on a sunny day... and Christina captured that spirit with her bright and beautiful photos. Thank you! Thank you!
I just wanted to thank you for making what I thought would be very difficult (he hates getting his picture taken) afternoon into a really enjoyable time. I can’t believe how much you got him to smile! I can’t wait to see how they all come out. Thank you again!
Christina is a wonderful photographer! She did my daughter’s senior pictures and they were so good I set up a session for my other daughter. Christina is fun, easygoing, and just a very nice person. The quality of her pictures is amazing.
When you get your pictures done with Christina you get so much more than just pictures, you get an EXPERIENCE! Not only does she take AMAZING pictures but she also makes sure you’re comfortable the whole time and having fun! I 100% recommend her for senior pictures they all come out gorgeous and the hardest part is picking your favorites!!
My senior pictures were taken by Christina. 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 !
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!
Christina made taking senior photos a super fun event! Her enthusiasm and ability to connect with my daughter made for a wonderful experience. The photos were all completely outstanding.  Christina is professional, her website easy to make business happen and she is on top of following up/through.
I absolutely loved working with Christina! She made the whole process amazing, making me feel so comfortable and confident during the shoot! And in the end I got AMAZING senior pictures I can have forever! If I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change one thing, I highly HIGHLY recommend going with Christina!.
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 photos came out incredible and looking like they came out of a fairytale!!  Christina 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!!
Christina is amazing! She’s so contagious with her energy, sweetness, and positivity! I highly recommend Christina Runnals Photography! You won’t be disappointed.
Christina did my daughters senior pictures and they were absolutely amazing! She made the shoot so easy and fun!! She is the best!! 
Yes, all packages include downloading and printing rights to ALL of your selected images.
Does my session price include digital images?  
I recommend booking your session at least six months in advance, but once in a while I 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?
Yes!  You can pre-book your class of 2025 session here.  This will guarantee you a spot on our calendar for next summer.  You will choose your session date in April.
I'm in the class of 2025.  Can I book a spot already for NEXT summer?!
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 I end up loving more photos than the amount of images my 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?
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! Some of my senior guys end up going with the Sand Dollar package so that they can wear an athletic uniform on a field and then a different outfit for some beach shots. It's totally up to you.
Do guys *have* to choose the "for the guys" session?
I am 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 my booking page and fill out your information. Choose a date for your session, sign the contract, and pay your deposit - you're booked!  (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 - I highly recommend doing this!).
Okay, we're so excited and we're ready to book!! What next??
freqently asked questions
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Thank you for reaching out!  I will try to get back to you within 48 hours. 

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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.


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