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natural family photographer Dublin

award winning lifestyle, family, at home newborn 

award winning child portrait. Boy lying in a fig tree. Featured in Iconic artist magazine. cover picture for cara hodge a natural family photographer dublin & fuss free, at home newborn photographer dublin

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


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


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

picture of Cara or Caroline from Cara Hodge Photography, award winning, internationally published, professional family & natural newborn photographer Dublin

family photography that shines 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 rich, natural color tones...

I specialize in natural light 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 family photo shoot dublin in killiney woods

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
mum and dad sitting on simple wood chairs in a nursery strewn with soft toys and a baby bottle filled with milk under the chair, at home natural family photography dublin

photo shoots

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

communion family portrait with girl in communion dress and flower head band hugging her dad in a blue suit. at home natural communion family portraits dublin

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. cara hodge specializes in natural maternity photography dublin as well as natural at home newborn photography. when baby is just two weeks old and still all curled up!

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 in black trench coat with red leather gloves held to her chin in a mock pose surrounded by green leaves turning autumn red. cara hodge photography dublin for natural family photography including pictures of older children, teenagers and adults for des & graduation. also autumn photo shoots for christmas cards
award winning child portrait featured in iconic artist milan of a child leaning on kitchen counter with light spot over one eye

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"

handcrafted pale grey covered fine art book on a copper colored velvet fabric couch. luxury handmade fine art books and albums to show family, baby, newborn and lifestyle photography by cara hodge photography dublin.

pictures & pricing

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

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Candid family portrait photographer Dublin

Professional, award winning lifestyle & family

Outdoor photo shoots

Natural at home newborn photographer

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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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child eating spaghetti spilling from his mouhth straight out of pan with a roman looking bust beside him. award winning child portrait by cara hodge photographer dublin

Internationally published & awarded, featured in The Times, UK, Bored Panda, Iconic Artist, Milan, Photo Vogue, child photo competition >

morning golden sunlight streaming through trees and falling yellow leaves also covering the ground in saint anne's park dublin. for outdoor family photo shoots dublin in parks and gardens including your own home and garden by cara hodge photography. seasonal mini natural family photography sessions. outdoor autumn photo shoots dublin

Light filled

Dublin outdoor family 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. 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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