A maternity session with South Shore maternity photographer Christina Runnals is the perfect way to capture this most special time in your life.  Your maternity session can take place at the location of your choice- or even in your home! Maternity sessions are relaxed and you will be guided into natural poses as we go.

YOUR SOUTH SHORE MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER for LIGHT & NATURAL PORTRAITS

Hi!  I'm Christina.  I'm a South Shore maternity 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, and my photography style has been described as light, airy, bright, and natural.

I am so excited to provide South Shore families with a luxury maternity portrait experience that results in gorgeous light and natural images.   

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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 album 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 for family photography for many years to come.

-Frieda C.
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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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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 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 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 our Holiday session as well :)

-Carlene S.
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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 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.  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 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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Does the price of our session include digital images?
Yes, all packages include printing rights to all of your digital images.
When should I book our maternity pictures?
You should book your session as soon as possible, as my schedule sometimes fills up months in advance. The best time to take maternity pictures is around 28-34 weeks, so choose your date accordingly! This can also depend on if this is your first pregnancy or if you have been pregnant once or several times. First time mamas-to-be tend to "pop" later than second timers, third timers, etc. :-)
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.  Current travel fees can be viewed here.
How much should we expect to spend on our session and prints?
You can view my pricing by clicking here.  Professional prints and products can also easily be ordered straight from your online gallery; most families spend between $100 and $500 on products from their gallery.
We are so excited and are ready to book our session! What's next?
Wonderful! Simply head to my booking page here to fill out your information and select your package. I will send you an invoice, contract, guide for your session, and other important information.
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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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.    

Prints & Keepsakes

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.  

Your Gallery | South Shore Maternity Photographer Online Image Gallery

Make sure you are following me on Instagram and Facebook! Within 48 hours of your session, I will post a sneak peek of your session to my stories. I will also create a post with some of my favorites from our session. You can view sneak peeks from my past newborn sessions by heading to my Instagram profile. Click on my "maternity" highlight near the top of my profile.    

Your Sneak Peek 

The big day has arrived! We will meet at our scheduled time at our chosen location. Typically, most sessions begin about 1.5 hours before sunset on weekdays. I will direct your session flow, guiding you into natural and seamless poses. Typically it's a lot of fun and my clients laugh a lot throughout their shoot!

Your Session 

In additional to the questionnaire, you will receive my detailed 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 also include tips on how to have a smooth session, how to prepare your other children if you have any, etc. Aside from wardrobe, we will also choose your session location.


Planning & Wardrobe Styling

After you book, you will receive a confirmation email and 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.  

Tell Me About Yourself!

I recommend booking as early as possible, particularly if you'll need your session to  be in the summer or fall. To book your session, simply head to my booking page.

You will receive an email from me to choose a date for your session.  Then, you will get an email with a link to an invoice, contract, and a guide to choosing outfits and preparing your family.  You will need to pay a 50% deposit on your invoice to secure your session.  Once your contract is signed and deposit is paid, you are officially booked!

Booking Your South Shore Maternity Photographer Session 

The first step is to choose which of my maternity packages best suits you. They are all wonderful choices, you really can't go wrong!

Choose Your Session Package

I would love to share with you my entire maternity session process from start to finish!

The maternity session process

Are you a looking for a photographer who will create the gorgeous, light filled images you've been dreaming of?  You’re in the right place then!

South Shore maternity photographer Christina Runnals provides her unique style of light filled, glowy, natural photography to new parents and young families throughout New England and beyond. 

South Shore Maternity Photographer Christina Runnals

To book me as your South Shore maternity photographer, simply head to my booking page!

How do we book our session?!

There’s only one way to be sure that a photographer can deliver what they promise, and that’s glowing reviews from past sessions! Read what my clients have had to say in the past!

Do you have any testimonies from past maternity couples and families?

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!  Along with my guide, you will have access to my amazing online styling program.

What should we wear for our session with a South Shore maternity photographer?

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.  

Do you travel beyond the South Shore for sessions? 

Your maternity session can be anywhere you'd like! I have many favorite locations, and can guide you in the right direction.

Where should be have our session?

As an experienced South Shore maternity photographer, I am honored to be in quite high demand. Therefore, I always suggest you book a session with me as early as humanly possible! You should choose a date for your shoot that will be when you are between 28-32 weeks along.  

When should we book our maternity session?  

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.

Does the price of our session include digital images?

I have been a South Shore maternity photographer for over five years now, and there are a few questions I get a lot. Hopefully your questions are answered below!

Frequently Asked Questions about MATERNITY SESSIONS

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.

"When we received our gallery back I was literally speechless"

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.

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.

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.

"She Makes Each Photo Look Flawless"

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