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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...

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. 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. natural family photography dublin by cara hodge. showing candid, emotive family connection.

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

mum and dad holding newborn baby girl in dramatic beam of natural light in hall of their home. Natural at home newborn photographer Dublin
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 >

young girl in relaxed black T shirt holding up a golden picture frame, also showing a background of meadow and wood bench
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"

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

pictures & pricing

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

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Candid family portrait photographer Dublin

Professional, award winning lifestyle & family

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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award winning portrait of boy eating spaghetti straight from pan, spaghettin falling out of his mouth, next to roman style bust, internationally published and honorable mention at child photo competition, best of black & white child photography in lifestyle section.

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

sunlight shining through bright pink cherry blossom trees, with a star burst of sunlight, all natural light. To show cara hodge all natural light, on location, professional & natural family & newborn photography dublin. at home or a place you love outside. spring, summer, autumn and winter family photo shoot dublin in the great outdoors!

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. Indoor, outdoor. In a place you love.

Precious portraits of your older child & teenager 

gallery quality mat printing

newborn baby with toes curled. detail of newborn feet as the background of rest of baby and blanket falls into soft focus. for cara hodge, at home newborn photographer moments. best newborn photographer dublin moments that include all the little details like baby hands & feet. in the comfort of your own home, all natural light.

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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