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Family & Lifestyle

Tug on the Heart Strings. Outdoor family photo shoots, & in your own home.

Feel the connection. Candid lifestyle & family photographer Dublin.

My lifestyle & family photo shoots are natural & easygoing with classic, emotive family portraits mixed in. Capture the untold, every day stories of your family.

Indoor or outdoor family photo shoots Dublin, 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.


Sometimes pictures can be as simple as you all squeezing together in the frame. Just that bit closer together. But then, I love the unscripted moments as well. Where timeless portraits blend with documentary family photography. Perhaps the baby has fallen asleep in your arms. And then 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.

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.

Christmas Family Photo shoot Dublin, outdoors or at home.


Natural family photographer Dublin. That shines YOUR LIGHT honestly from the inside out



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

Family keepsake

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

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


Classic black & white & true natural color. All the little details.


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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
young son hugging his mother and showing great tenderness on both their faces, with a background of woodlands in killiney hill dublin. candid dublin family photo shoot for christmas family photography
award winning communion portrait showing girl in communion dress tumbling down dune grasses  overlooking the seawith her older sister
little boy falling out of Little Tikes car on to his dad's lap as mum watches holding her new baby girl. They are sitting in the garden under an apple tree at home in the garden.

Outdoor family photo shoots/location ideas...

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 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.
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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