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dad holding newborn baby girl's head showing hair catching the light, in the cusp of his hands. Background in soft focus. at home newborn photographer dublin by cara hodge. award winning family photographer dublin. also children, babies, newborn


see your loved ones in a pretty new light

I take a limited number of photo shoots every month & my packages are designed to suit every family.

I have four main packages & a year round seasonal mini photo shoot in my local area of Blackrock. All these photo shoot packages include a gallery of the best moments from the session. These are fully edited pictures you can download & print yourself. Owning your digital pictures also means you can repeat print, always.

You can expect "looks like film"editing, classic black & white and vintage inspired color. I supply Giclee archival pigment prints for superior quality and color reproduction. All prints, framed prints & handcrafted albums are available separately with any package you choose, a la carte. So you can always make your mind up when you receive your pictures & add print products.

I also have a brand new package of framed Giclee pigment prints which I am excited about, because I want you to have the option of seeing your favorite pictures every day, framed with love.

My family & newborn sessions are all on location, all natural light. Parks, coastal walks, beach... you decide your favorite spot. Or I can help with ideas. Indoor & outdoor family photo shoots may include your own home & garden.

Sessions include all the classic milestones. Engagement & couples, maternity, baby & newborn, family & child portraits. Special occasions, including baptism, christening, birthdays, Holy Communion, debs, graduation.
Also natural at home newborn photography Dublin, fuss free & no frills

I have a frequently Asked Questions page which goes through the nitty gritty of a professional photography session.

And you don't need a reason to book a family session with me. You may just feel it's time...And that's always the best time. Let's have fun creating these memories together!

Family & Lifestyle > Family Photography Mentoring >


dad holding small son and mum looking at her new baby girl sitting in the living room at home


45 minute photo shoot.

20 high resolution, hand edited digital images.

Giclee gallery printer information so you can print.



(Dublin area only)

girl in white communion dress holding a bunch of wild flowers on a country lane surrounded by meadow grass

One hour photo shoot.

40 high resolution, hand edited digital images.

Giclee gallery printer information so you can print.


pregant woman in a long green dress cradling her baby bump. pregnancy and maternity photography photo shoots by cara


Two hour photo shoot.


60-70 high resolution, hand edited digital images.

Giclee gallery printer information so you can print.


(Recommended for celebrations with larger groups, extended family & friends. Also perfect for documentary style family sessions).

baby boy on mum's with auntie kissing him, and another auntie watching. on a wood bench in a private court yard garden at home. at home baby and newborn photographer dublin


Up to 4 hours/half day "Fly On The Wall" documentary style photo shoot covering candid unposed moments & classic portraits. Pick morning or afternoon.


Complete hand edited digital gallery.

Giclee gallery printer information so you can print.


(upgrade to full day possible).

Add prints to your package. From 25 euro (10 x 8), 40 euro (A4)

Giclee pigment prints, framed prints & handcrafted print fine art books & albums available a la carte.

Gift vouchers are available for digital packages & one hour photo shoot and can be redeemed against a package. Contact me.
I ask that a deposit of 100 euro towards the chosen package be paid up to a week before your photo shoot

Travel fee does apply outside Dublin
print & frame package

Prices from:


2 x A4 framed print: 280

3 x A4 framed print: 380

4 x A4 framed print: 480

Other size frames available for wall mounted set


Frame package only starts at 3 frames & digital bundle/please ask

summer family mini's

30 minutes outdoor Summer photo shoot in my local area, Blackrock & Seapoint.

Choose Summer meadow vibes or explore the rock pools at the beach.

All the best moments, carefully hand edited, 25

295 euro

Yes, I'd like to book/ find out more!

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Brand new: framed giclee pigment prints

mounted giclee pigment print  showing beautiful womansmiling under cherry blossom tree. print is on a stone floor with the blurry outline of a flower in soft focus in foreground. showing high quality, professional giclee prints for cara hodge photography, lifestyle & natural child and family photographer dublin

Giclee pigment Printing

"the height of luxury. these prints are divine."

I provide high resolution digital images that are printable any size from small console to big wall hanging frames. 10 x 8, A4 & A2 are all popular sizes. Ask for a print price list.


The beauty of owning a digital collection with your package is you can repeat print any number of times.


There is nothing like holding your pictures in your hand & framing them!

My prints are Giclee archival pigment prints. From a gallery quality Dublin printer. The mat prints are very popular, gloss is also available.

archival giclee pigment print printer. detail of hands feeding prints through a roller at a professional printers in dublin. for cara hodge photography, professionam mat prints and framed prints
fine art album with egg shell blue leather cover and silver foil personalization on a background of linen and blanket and craft box, professionally printed and handcrafted for professional photographers.

Luxury handcrafted albums, fine art books, mounted print box

"The album was so beautiful, even more than i expected" eimear

Handcrafted, professionally printed albums & fine art books from Yorkshire, UK. Personalized albums with variety of leather & material covers & colors.


15 spreads contain 60 pictures.

Layout of album is created by professional folio designers for professional family & newborn photographers in a modern, magazine style layout. The ultimate luxury keepsake.

All albums, fine art books & printed products available also a la carte.

young woman in a fake fur russian style hat under a tree with haze light. framed portrait in silver looking frame standing on a stone surface with flowers in vase in background. for framed professional family prints by cara hodge photography dublin, professional family and lifestyle photographer

Framed Giclee pigment prints

Your favorite hand edited pictures are chosen from your gallery, professionally printed using archival Giclee pigment printing, mounted & framed.

Different sizes and bespoke sets for your wall. Tell me what you have in mind for your home & space...

For frame styles available, please ask.

boy with eyes closed sleeping with one hand reaching out across an open book where his hand touches the hand of a dancer who is turning a cartwheel on the page of the book. ward winning child portrait photograph featured in iconic artist magazine, milan, italy

What I include in your session

"Cara was amazing to work with, from start to finish. thank you, thank you." MAEVE

My family photo shoots Dublin, include phone/email consultation before the shoot, the shoot on location, at home or outdoors. Image selection & hand editing of every best picture, whether classic black & white or color.

I don't do b & w conversions, I do a separate edit for all my b & w's. Setting up passport protected gallery. Pictures are retouched for clothing stains/skin blemishes/background noise.

No need to pick & choose! The best moments from our time together, carefully hand edited in every package.

graduation portrait with young woman wearing fine jewelry looking through antique style gilded frame, black & white portrait

Frequently asked questions & answers

handsome man with Viking style beard and his beautiful girlfriend with arms around him standing by a bull with horns in a field. couples, engagement and surprise proposal photo shoots by cara hodge photography in dublin
mum leaning over to carress her newborn baby girl on a blue velvet coach with patterns of sunlight all over it and yellow cushions with blue birds. at home natural newborn photography dublim
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