son & daughter in a meadow, connection, soulful, cara hodge family

About Cara

That's a picture of my son & daughter in summer 2021

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young boy playing in the ocean with daddy
me smiling, with my son, Cara Hodge
my daughter in a straw hat


Hello!

I am so glad you found me


Cara is a nickname from my grandfather. He called me Cara Mia. When I started on my photography journey, the name stuck. (My real name is Caroline)

Aside from my love of photography, here's a few extra things I love.

My husband, Nick, & two children (one son, one daughter). My Pomeranian, Pebbles. Zara, the cat. 


Cola-Bottle sweets, all that is sweet-sour

Thai food, especially green curry

Vikings (History channel)

Karate

Long walks in nature. Any kind of nature, I'm not fussed, just the pretty kind

Road trips

Shoes

Oh yes, shoes



And some of my favorite photography related things...There are just so many, but, for starters:


Child portraits. Children are so authentic

Passionate couples because love makes the world go around

Sleeping babies, sleeping babies are just perfect

Classic black & white photography. Timeless & emotive. Everything distilled to its purest parts

Low light & shadows

Older children (I include adults). Because love is forever

The kind of pictures that raise goosebumps. Photography is less seen then felt







 









 

I love the kind of pictures that raise goosebumps. Pictures are less seen then felt


I fell in love with photography about 11 years ago when I was living in Abu Dhabi. And I still LOVE taking pictures

 I absolutely love my Nikon camera & my gorgeous Sigma Art lens. Perfect for child portraits

I started out taking pictures of my own children growing up. Ordinary moments, and then later, with a little staging.

Fast forward moving to Dublin in 2018. All around me, there are gorgeous ocean & park locations. Perfect for  atmospheric Dublin photoshoots.


I love the inbetween, unscripted moments. The...

surprises


I'm inspired by films, books, art, music. Fairytales. Other photographers.

As well as everyday family photography, I love special occasions. Engagement, maternity, Holy Communion, baptism & debs. Your perfectly new, newborn.

Celebrating seasonal highlights such as Easter, Halloween, Christmas, birthdays. Or just making the most of seasonal color & light with your family.


My pictures have been featured in  Iconic Artist Magazine & VOGUE Italia portfolios. I have received prizes at the International Child Photo Competition Best of Black & White.

The light outside. And the light within.

I hope to capture just a tiny piece of magic. In my life, and in yours. 

Cara x    (or Caroline)

boy on a beach in Sri-Lanka playing with sand
award winning black & white portrait of a boy looking through a picture frame
family portrait

And that's my gorgeous girl in a straw hat. I love taking pictures of teenagers because they are always our precious babies!

 

I love classic child portraits. Children are so authentic...