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Emotive family photographer Dublin

Professional, award winning lifestyle & family 

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

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


I shed a tear opening the beautiful 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. I love cinematic black & white photography...

For celebrations big, small & tiny, I am an experienced

emotive child & family photographer Dublin. Baby & newborn.

Based in Blackrock.

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
baby portraits

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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.

Celebrating newborn baby boy, family photo shoot in Phoenix Park, Dublin  >


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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 & expressive child portraits. Includes special occasions. Engagement, maternity, birthdays, graduation, debs, baptism. Communion portraits. Documentary family photography

family portrait showing dad spinning his young son upside down, with mum & older brother, at killiney hill 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 at home dublin portrait with newborn girl on pink blanket sleeping with arms clasped around face
communion portrait with girl in communion dress spinning around and smiling

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)

older sister laughing with little sister in a forest with ferns. Both sisters have apples balanced on their heads, from a picnic. Ward winning family portrait

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 portrait with couple kissing, both holding a little dog, in a dublin park

Feminine Portraits

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Feminine portraits. Older children & teenagers, because they are always our babies. A chance to dress up or keep relaxed. Graduation & debs portraits >

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"

stack of mounted print boxes tied with ribbon and containing family photos


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Digitals & gallery quality prints. Handcrafted albums. Mounted printed boxes. Gift vouchers. 

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Emotive Family Portrait Photographer Dublin

Professional, award winning lifestyle & family

Natural newborn at home portraits

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2nd place - Winters Bone - Caroline Hodg
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ist place, winner of international child photo competition, international award winning photographer, best of lifestyle category
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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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 >

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

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

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