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My family photography journey started with my own children in Abu Dhabi. Now in Dublin, Ireland.


My little bean featured here and my slightly older bean who has now finished college. Where does the time go? I love to look back and remember these special moments in time.

As well as vibrant life-affirming color, I love the timeless simplicity & power of a black & white portrait. Composition & light. Storytelling, a magic moment of connection. I always have me eye on what might make an emotive, classic child portrait.

My personal black & white pictures of my own child. They have my heart.

Cara in the media, PhotoVOGUE, Iconic Artist, International Child Photo Competition, best of black & white >

family highlights > Family Photography Mentoring >

two sisters hugging in garden with hands clasped and sunlight catching their hair. award winning, internationally published family and child portrait photography by cara hodge in dublin. emotive family photography dublin

My heart & some

award winning family portrait of boy hanging upside down from tree

B & W Gallery

I always include hand edited classic black & white pictures in my lifestyle & family galleries, and they are always a favorite. My b & w are not just conversions from color, they are carefully created by layering different b & w together for a timeless, cinematic feel

young beautiful woman with round straw hat as she hangs off a branch in a summer meadow. award winning lifestyle photography dublin
sisters in garden playing hairdresser. Little sister in checked summer school uniform pulling big sister's unruly dark hair into a large knot, as big sister stares into camera
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