Heart with Wings


Dublin Lifestyle & Family Photographer

Award Winning Lifestyle, Family, Child & Baby Photography with soul (and a heart-beat) >

"I couldn't believe how beautiful the pictures are. They are everything I had hoped for. Just lovely"  Marianne

portrait of a young woman in a Dublin park

"Cara was warm and friendly, I felt comfortable right away. The photoshoot was amazing. Absolutely delighted with the pictures, I couldn't recommend Cara enough." Chloe

Alice "How long is forever"?
White Rabbit
"Sometimes, just one second"

Alice in Wonderland

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 What if it takes one small click to preserve your most precious memories?

That's my kind of magic!


For celebrations big, small & tiny, welcome to Cara Hodge Photography.  Lifestyle & Family photographer, Dublin.


A bit about me. My favorite color is blue. I love marmalade on toast & tea, Cola-Bottle sweets, Asian food with lots of chili. Books, Netflix, pasta Arrabiata (did I mention food again?). Travel, road trips. Oh, and shoes! Photography, of course. Chasing the light, the light outside and the light within...


Baby &Newborn First

Start the precious journey of being a parent

with your newborn or baby's first pictures.

Baby hands & feet...

Feeding, napping, playing. Documentary style first days at home. Or a place you feel at home...

Gallery quality albums, fine art books & prints

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For special occasions big, small & tiny 

Family Highlights

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My family & lifestyle highlights. Precious family moments with babies, newborns, young children & older teens. Includes special occasions, engagements, maternity, birthday, graduation, debs, Communion portraits

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Baby & Newborn

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Baby & newborn first pictures & albums. At home or somewhere special. Traditional & documentary style. Create a keepsake

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Feminine Portraits

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Your turn to be in the spotlight. "Model for a day". In a place you feel at home. Wardrobe changes. Dress up or keep it super casual & relaxed

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My Photoshoots

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Individual photoshoot galleries. Glance at some of my family & lifestyle photoshoots & take in my look & feel. Digitals & prints. Gallery quality, fine art printing

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Engagement & couples photography. In a beautiful outdoor location. Seascape or landscape. You decide. This isn't about perfect posing, it's about who you are

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Award Winning

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Award winning child photography. Timeless & evocative black & whites. Vibrant colour. Award winning lifestyle & portrait child photography. A glimpse at what to expect from your gallery

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

Award winning black & white portrait of a boy in a tree

Cara Hodge Photography in the media >

2nd place - Winters Bone - Caroline Hodg
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Light filled

Making lifestyle & family photography light filled and fun!

 My Dublin photoshoots are all natural light.  Park or beach. Or, the comfort of your own home.

Family portraits, engagement & couples, maternity, child, baby & newborn. Special occasions like Holy Communion, graduation, birthday parties, debs.

Details like baby feet, unruly hair, the curl of an eyelash. A favorite dress... I love vibrant natural color & timeless, emotive black & white pictures.

Favorites are featured in Iconic Artist Magazine & have won numerous prizes at International Child Photo Competition.


Precious portraits of your older child & teenager

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Frozen Summer

Summer photoshoot with frozen feels

Digitals & beautiful mat printing. Fine art, gallery quality

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