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natural family photographer Dublin

award winning lifestyle, family, at home newborn 

boy with face leaning against side of bath with bubble bath foam beard next to a vase with hydrangea. international award winning child portraits and natural family photographer by cara hodge photography. featured in iconic artist magazine, photo vogue

"cara's pictures remind me of stills from a movie. each one tells a story


"I will cherish my newborn pictures, the experience was amazing"


Hi, I'm Cara & I would LOVE to tell your story

picture of Cara Hodge of Cara Hodge Photography, award winning natural family photographer dublin. expertise in child and newborn family portraits. newborn photography in your own home and garden. on location outdoor family photo shoots. internationally published and awarded

unscripted family photography that shines your light from the inside out

It's not about perfect posing, it's about who you really are.

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

The ordinary moments above all.

Chasing the light from the inside out,

I look for a spark of natural connection in my child & family portraits. With a storytelling twist. I love classic, cinematic black & white photography and gentle, natural color tones...

I specialize in natural light, vintage inspired family photography. We can take a stroll together in a favorite place outside. Town, beach, park. Or make your own home & garden the focus...

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

internationally published, professional, natural family photographer Dublin, with over 10 years experience photographing families, children & babies. >

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

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Natural, fuss free, at home newborn portraits

newborn baby portrait showing a baby with legs curled and one hand reaching up into the air. showing unposed, no frills at home newborn photography dublin



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Family photography & expressive child portraits. Outdoor family photo shoots. Includes special occasions, engagement, maternity, birthdays, graduation, debs, baptism. Communion portraits. Documentary family photography

little boy with long hair being swung upside down by dad as he clutches soft toy monkey. outdoor famil

baby & newborn

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Documentary style, no frills at home newborn photography Dublin. Natural newborn sessions when you can't leave your couch. PJ's are welcome

young mum sitting on bench with moss covered old stone wall and baby boy held in her arms, showing his back with dungaree lapels, and half on & half off socks. natural baby & newborn photographer dublin. at home natural, no frills  newborn photographyor outdoor photo shoots with newborns and babies
little girl with unruly curly hair burying her face in crook of dad's arm. at home candid family photographer dublin. also outdoors in the garden. outdoor family photo shoots, classic portraits and documentary family moments. by cara hodge photography dublin

photo shoots

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

smiling priest holding baby swaddled in baptism white blanket in a church for christening. what to expect from your family photo shoot dublin by cara hodge. how to prepare for your family or newborn session. outdoor on location family photography or in your own home and garden. birthday celebrations, graduation, debs, anniversary, holy communion, baptism & christening and other special events photography.

what to expect

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

feminine portraits, debs & graduation

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

beautiful young woman looking through antique gold frame with background of meadow and golden hour light. feminine portraits by cara hodge photography dublin. adults, teenagers, graduation photo shoots and debs photographer. birthday photo shoots and special ocassions

engagement, surprise proposals, 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

pregnant couple in third trimester kissing as they hold two Daschund dogs in their arms in a park with trees. baby bump visible in maternity dress. family photo shoots sublin for couple, surprise proposals, engagement and maternity photography dublin by cara hodge. outdoor natural light photo shoots to celebrate the last days of pregnancy. to capture your surprise proposal in a natural, candid way
award winning child portrait featured in iconic artist milan of a child leaning on kitchen counter with light spot over one eye

award winning
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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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pictures & pricing

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Digitals & gallery quality prints. Handcrafted books & albums. Mounted printed boxes. Gift vouchers perfect for Christmas. 

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Candid family portrait photographer Dublin

Professional, award winning lifestyle & family

Outdoor photo shoots

Natural at home newborn photographer

Winter family photo shoots

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boy leaning on a chopping board with cut herbs including garlic and a statue of Venus next to him. emotive child portraits and award winning family photography dublin by cara hodge. outdoor and at home photo shoots for families, children, babies, newborns
2nd place - Winters Bone - Caroline Hodg
top ten 2021 awards badge for international documentary family awards. 5th place winner for "nothing is better than real life" category
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ist place, winner of international child photo competition, international award winning photographer, best of lifestyle category
click pro elite badge. membership of click pro, international women photographers. for lifestyle, family and child photography, and access to the Voice awards 2024
2nd place, international child photo competition, child lifestyle category, international award winning photographer
this is reportage family logo. for this is reportage family awards. world class family photography in documentary family photography genre
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boy in bath filled with floating Lego with slicked hair holding a cup of hot chocolate in one hand and  with cat drinking water from his cupped other hand. 2nd place in international child photo competition best of black & white child photography. lifestyle and family photographer dublin. featured in iconic artist milan, photo vogue, the times UK, bored panda, international documentary family awards

Internationally published & awarded, featured in The Times, UK, Bored Panda, Iconic Artist, Milan, international documentary family awards, Photo Vogue, international child photo competition, best of b & w  >

early morning light shining on a meadow garden of tall grasses and daisies. cara hodge photography dublin for outdoor, on location family photo shoots.  documentary style natural family photographer dublin. outside or in your own home and garden, all natural light. seasonal mini photo shoots.

Light filled



Dublin outdoor family photo shoots for Spring 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. Indoor, outdoor. In a place you love.

Precious portraits of your older child & teenager 

gallery quality mat printing

mum looking at her newborn baby asleep on a sofa with pools of natural light. at home newborn photographer dublin by cara hodge.

Natural at home newborn photography in the first days (when baby is still curled up...)

When time stands still

baby boy receiving baptism by priest at greek orthodox church dublin, image of wetting baby's head by priest with mother looking on and reaching hand towards baby, with red candle and flowers and red priest robes visible. natural family photography dublin by cara hodge including emotive baptism & christening family portraits

Emotive baptism photo shoot Dublin

Tell your story in pictures

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