• Cara Hodge

We are still in partial lockdown here in Blackrock, Dublin, with restrictions looking to ease further after June 8th. However the sun is shining every day. As soon as the pandemic started, so did the sunshine. It was unprecedented after weeks and months of rain and storms. I have plans for taking portraits down by the sea as soon as possible, now open again for the first time in months. Seapoint, Sanycove, and the Forty Foot are all beckoning. Ideal locations for engagement, maternity, debs, family and child photography. What is necessary is good light and preferably a high enougn tide to get some beautiful atmospheric water shots. In the meantime, here are some summer pictures from a few years ago, in my garden in Abu Dhabi, involving lots of pink bourgainvillea blossoms, a basin, and a garden hose. I have spent many hours in the garden there, as my son was growing up, from a baby into his toddler, pre-school and elementary years. I learned a lot about photography in this particular garden, which provided natural props of all sorts. The forms and textures of flowers and plants, and the effects of water, being some of the most obvious. Here in Blackrock, Dublin, it hasn't felt a millions miles away from an Abu Dhabi kind of springtime either. The gardens have burst forth into blossoms of all kinds here too. The most noticeable being the cherry blossom. Cara x
















  • Cara Hodge

Here are some pictures I've put together of my daughter, Florence, taken in the field in France, Dordogne, next to an incredibly old, gnarly apple tree that has been there forever. Or at least as long as I've been a little girl. I've even been pictured next to this tree many times myself in, if I recall, blue pants and yellow wellington boots, or some other essential summer attire for three year old country urchins. These pictures were taken about 3-4 years ago, when my daughter was around 16, but since we are still in lockdown here in Dublin, Ireland, there has been time enough to breathe life into old pictures. When the restrictions surrounding covid-19 are lifted in Ireland, I'd like to take on a few clients. These pictures are an example of mood and tone of what I'd like to do for family, child, new baby, engagement, maternity, and general portrait photography. I'm based in Blackrock, Dublin, near Seapoint, Sandy Cove and the Forty Foot, perfect for beautiful seascapes & beautiful light. I hope to have examples of portraits taken at these locations very shortly, Cara x












  • Cara Hodge

Still in lockdown here in Dublin, Ireland. Week days and weekends blur together, and some days are way easier than others with the homeschooling. But, in between the challenges, and occasional meltdowns, there are some beautiful family moments. Also, some chances to do some indoor photography. I'm still thinking of indoor themes in the pockets of light I find around the house, where light meets shadow. I am a huge fan of lowlight. However, also in the bathroom where we have a skylight, there is the chance of making some interesting & quirky bath pictures, although this is still a work in progress.... I have taken some initial pictures there, but want to enhance the pictures soon, by adding more texture to the image, through the use of bubbles catching the light across the walls, and maybe some props. There is potential there, time will tell... As for the flower photos, there are more ideas in mind. Here I am so far...Cara x






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Cara Hodge Photography Blackrock Dublin