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two sisters hugging in a garden, clasping their hands with evening light in their hair. outdoor natural family photography dublin by award winning photographer, cara hodge. outdoor photo shoots for children, babies, newborns and adults in a location or in your own home and garden

Family & Lifestyle

 candid outdoor family photo shoots dublin, or in your own home & garden

Where timeless family portraits blend with unscripted moments.

My lifestyle & family photo shoots are natural & easygoing. I aim for simple, honest, vintage inspired portraits to blend with documentary family photography. To capture the untold, every day stories of your family.

Pictures can start as easy as you all squeezing together in the frame, just that bit closer together. Then, there are the surprises! Perhaps the baby has fallen asleep in your arms. Your daughter wants to climb a tree in her Communion dress... I want you to feel relaxed on our photo shoot together. Games to get the children playing so they can forget about being pictured.

Indoor or outdoor family sessions, in a place you love. Town, beach, park. We can hang out & take a walk together in your favorite place outside. Making the most of nature in the city.


I cover special occasions such as engagement, maternity, baby & newborn at home photography. Natural Communion portraits by Cara, at church & celebrations afterwards. Baptism & christening, birthdays, debs, graduation. Your older child & teenager. Candid lifestyle & family photographer Dublin. That shines your light honestly from the inside out.

Candid outdoor family photo shoots Dublin, or in your own home & garden.


Dublin photoshoots here > Award winning child photography > Baby & Newborn > What to Expect >

communion portrait with little sister hugging her big sister in a white communion dress at home in the garden. communion photo shoot outdoors or in your own home and garden

Family keepsake

Your best family pictures, carefully hand edited & presented to you. Digital collection, gallery quality prints & handcrafted, luxury albums

For Baby & Newborn. At home in the first two weeks when still all curled up. Or a little older in a favorite place outdoors

newborn baby girl portrait with detail of baby feet all curled up

Emotive Holy Communion portraits. On the day, at home & church. Or before & after the occasion. In your own home & garden. 


Classic black & white & natural, vintage  inspired color. All the little details.


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award winning communion portrait showing girl in communion dress tumbling down dune grasses  overlooking the seawith her older sister

Outdoor family photo shoots/location ideas...

we had such a blast on our family photo shoot. it was a walk along sandycove and the forty foot & finishing off with pastries at the baker street bakery in glasthule. we are so excited about the pictures. so many precious moments captured. cara is such a genuine talent.

As one of the biggest international photography competitions, the B&W Child Photo Competition receives entries from talented photographers across the globe...Caroline Therese Hodge (cara of cara hodge photography) won 1st place in the Lifestyle category for her photo, The Embrace. The heart-warming image captures the relationship between a child and his pet cat


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boy lying in the branches of an old whitened fig tree with intense expression in a field with fig leaves surrounding him casting patterns. emotive and internationally publised child and family photography dublin.
baby in christening robes held by mum in lond dress staring at flickering candle held be family member, with priest in red robes and family members. with golden church light and gold church decoration. documentary style christening and baptism family portraits. christening photo shoots by cara hodge photography before, after and during mass
boy covered in tatoos at a table outside with finger poised on rim of adult wine glass with intense gaze and family members around table with dappled tree light. 5th place award for nothing is better than real life, international family photography award by cara hodge photography dublin.
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