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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.

With this in mind, I present to you a photo shoot gallery of the best moments. This will include rich, natural color & my signature classic black & white.

You can decide to purchase a digital only package, or one with gallery quality prints or album included. (I really, really want you to be able to frame your favorite pictures with love so I would highly recommend that you print. Being able to hold the pictures in your hand is everything! Owning your digital pictures also means you can repeat print your pictures, always.)

I supply Giclee archival pigment prints for superior quality and color reproduction. These are available to purchase  a la carte. I also supply the printer information so you can get printing yourself.

My regular family & newborn photography sessions last 1-2 hours, but I also do seasonal mini family portrait sessions in my local area & extended "Fly On The Wall" documentary family sessions.

My sessions are all location lifestyle & natural family photography Dublin sessions. At your home & garden, inside & outdoor family photo shoots. Parks, coastal walks, beach... You decide your favorite spot. Or I can help with ideas. All natural light, the prettiest kind.

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.
And let's have fun creating these memories together!)

Family & Lifestyle > Family Photography Mentoring >


dad holding young daughter on his shoulder as she plays with his hair and he looks up at her. outdoor photo shoot in killiney woods dublin


One hour photo shoot.

25 hand edited digital images.

Giclee gallery printer information so you can print.


(Dublin area only)

newborn baby boy sitting on mum's lap with dad stroking cheek on the master bed. at home newborn photo shoot dublin by cara. natural newborn photographer

One hour & 20 min photo shoot.

40 hand edited digital images.

Giclee gallery printer information so you can print.


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


Two hour photo shoot.


50-60 hand edited digital images.

(Ideal for making up an album).

2 x (10 x 8) Giclee archival pigment prints.


(Recommended for extended family & friends)

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


Three hours "Fly On The Wall" documentary photo shoot.


 Handcrafted album with 60 professionally printed pictures, & in-house designed magazine layout.

Complete hand edited digital gallery.


(also mounted print boxes are available)

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

Extra time: one hour 80 euro

Additional prints & handcrafted print products can be purchased.

Gift vouchers are available towards photo shoot packages.

autumn special mini's are back in town

"Autumn Color"

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

All the best moments, carefully hand edited, 20

275 euro

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

Thanks for submitting!

Brand new: Bumps & babes package. please ask for details.

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

Frequently asked questions & answers

What I include

My family photo shoots Dublin, include phone/email consultation before the shoot, the shoot on location, at home or a place you love outdoors. Downloading images, image selection & careful 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. All chosen 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.

As well as my packages & seasonal minis, I do offer extended Fly On The Wall, documentary lifestyle & family photography sessions, please ask.

A gift? Vouchers available


I offer prints & print products a la carte as well as part of a package.

I provide high resolution 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.

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. Mat & traditional gloss.

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

cara hodge photography, natural family photographer dublin, selection of professional archival quality mat prints in a fine art book
cara hodge photographer, natural newborn photographer dublin, showing thick pages of matted album with leather cover, handcrafted album for holding best newborn pictures

Luxury handcrafted albums, fine art books, mounted print box

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.

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
womans hands holding a leather fine art book for holding familiy photos of newborns, babies, children, teenagers. dublin photo shoots by cara hodge. mat printing and professional albums
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