AWARD WINNING Lifestyle & Family Photographer Blackrock Dublin

award winning child portrait. Boy lying in a fig tree. Featured in Iconic artist magazine

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"Cara's family pictures remind me of stills from a movie. Each one tells a story."


I shed a tear opening the most beautifully made handcrafted album and seeing our newborn pictures"


Making Family Photography Light Filled and Fun


family portrait with girl in a communion gown and flower head band, hugging her dad, big smiles

I would LOVE to tell your Story

Whatever your life looks like, the messy & the beautiful, I would love to tell your story in pictures.

The ordinary moments above all.

Those you look back on, time & again...

Chasing the light, the light outside and the light within...

I look for a spark of genuine, natural connection in my child & family portraits. With a storytelling twist. Don't get me started on cinematic black & white photography...

For celebrations big, small & tiny, 

emotive family & child photographer. Lifestyle, baby & newborn.

Based in Blackrock, Dublin.

A bit about me.  I love tea, Cola-Bottle sweets (...all the pick n' mix at the cinema), recipe's with lots of chili. Costume dramas. Travel, road trips.

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Natural newborn

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newborn baby portrait showing a baby with legs curled and one hand reaching up into the air


First days at home. Or a place you feel at home. Sleeping, feeding, bathing. Curious about the world.

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family portrait showing newborn baby girl sleeping on her mum's lap in phoenix park dublin, with fallen autumn leaves

Family Highlights

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Family photography that includes special occasions. Engagement, maternity, birthdays, graduation, debs, baptism. Communion portraits. Includes documentary family photography

communion portrait with girl in a communion dress holding her dad's hand and running down a sand dune on the beach in howth, dublin

Baby & Newborn

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Documentary style newborn & baby. Natural at home newborn sessions when you can't leave your couch. PJ's are welcome

newborn portrait with newborn girl on pink blanket sleeping with arms clasped around face
communion portrait with close up of communion gown and head dress with flowers

My Photo shoots

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Photo shoot galleries. I love a mix of unscripted moments and classic  portraits (either way they look the best framed with love)

award winning family portrait of a boy eating spaghetti straight out of pan

What to Expect

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What to expect from your at home or outdoor Dublin photo shoot. How to prepare, choose a location with the best light, wardrobe tips (but, don't worry, nothing too fussy).

Engagement & Couples. & Maternity

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Let the sparks fly naturally. We can take a walk together in a landscape or seascape you love and see what unfolds

maternity session with pregnant young woman and her husband laughing, holding minature daschund dogs

Feminine Portraits

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Feminine portraits & older children. For teenagers, because they are always our babies. A chance to dress up or keep it laid back >

girl smiling under a branch full of cherry blossoms
award winning child portrait showing a boy watching a cat catch a mouse. Featured in international family documentary awards 2021

Award Winning
Black & White

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My personal child portraits. Including documentary family photography. Featured in Iconic Artist Magazine, Milan, PhotoVogue, Documentary family awards, "Nothing is better than real life"

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Digitals & gallery quality prints. Matted albums, fine art books. Mounted printed boxes. Gift vouchers. 

Authentic, natural moments captured beautifully. In a place you love

award winning child portrait, boy lying on an old tree branch in summer meadow, iconic artist magazine

Internationally awarded, featured in The Times, UK, Bored Panda, Iconic Artist, Milan, Photo Vogue >

2nd place - Winters Bone - Caroline Hodg
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logo of Documentary Family Awards where Cara Hodge has a 5th place winning portrait in the lifestyle category
2nd place, international child photo competition, child lifestyle category, international award winning photographer
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young woman in sun hat in a meadow in golden hour light

Precious portraits of your older child & teenager 

Light filled

Dublin photo shoots are all natural light. That's the big golden lamp in the sky kind of light.

The prettiest kind.

Golden hour light, for golden hour family photography, Dublin. Pictures that shine from the inside out. That you will want to keep as a reminder of what matters most


Digitals & beautiful mat printing. Gallery quality


Natural newborn pictures

First precious days at home

documentary family, baby at a baptism in Stonybatter, Dublin

Emotive Baptism photo shoot in Dublin

Tell your story in pictures

Contact Me

Cara hodge photographer, Blackrock, Dublin

Multi award winning, emotive family & child

Natural newborn photographer

Dublin photo shoots

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