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  • Writer's pictureCara Hodge

Authentic Holy Communion family portraits, Dublin

It's Spring! People are starting to think about booking Communion family portraits. It's an exciting date for your diary. Usually in May here in Dublin

Here, I am sharing a few candid Communion portraits taken last May at a hotel in Howth, Dublin.

The family wanted me to focus on their child in her beautiful white Communion gown.

Making the photo shoot as memorable as possible using the hotel as well as the hotel gardens & nearby beach!

Here are the Communion pictures taken inside the hotel.

I immediately noticed the wood staircase and balcony. Either side of the staircase was a balcony with a black & white check floor and antique chairs. There was also really clear, diffuse window light. Being a natural light family photographer in Dublin, I LOVE to make the most of any good window light!

Many of these Communion portraits were taken directly in front of the window which lit up her hair and sides of her face beautifully

I love to experiment with candid & natural child portraits. Focusing on expression & gesture. Here I loved to capture her genuine expression & emotion. Focusing on more subtle, authentic expressions. Nothing too stiff and posed.

The golden incandescent light along with the window light made the portraits beautifully lit. I love the rich depth of color the light provided at the hotel which is why I mainly chose color over black & white for this particular communion photography session!

In general, Holy Communion photography Dublin can be before, during, or even after this special occasion. Often at the church, before or after the mass. Also outside the church with family & friends.

Often the request may be to take some more pictures at home where there are celebrations to be had after the communion mass!

It is especially good to have a mix of outdoor & indoor Communion portraits that take in the atmosphere of the church, inside & out. Also, later perhaps at home in the garden as well as the house. A bit of nature can be a wonderful backdrop for communion portraits Dublin. Also, I like to capture the family interacting naturally with each other in a documentary family photography style, particularly at a party at home during the day!

I love to capture as many details as possible. Capture the lovely communion gown and, if it's a communion boy, the well pressed suit! Equally important is to capture proud parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins...It really is a whole family affair!

Contact me to book your Communion photography Dublin this spring. I have plenty of options to choose from. From one hour to extended family sessions. Mini communion family portrait sessions in my local area.

Now, there is no need to pick & choose your favorite Holy Communion pictures.

My new family packages mean you are automatically able to keep ALL THE BEST MOMENTS from out time together.

I offer the whole digital "best moments" collection. As well as professional, gallery quality printing. Also bespoke, handcrafted albums & mounted print boxes

Cara is a professional & experienced Communion & family photographer Dublin. Contact me to book your communion session and to discover more about my family photography Dublin packages

Have a great week

Cara xx

communion portrait with girl in communion gown descending staircase

communion window light portrait with girl in communion dress, hair lit up in spft window light

communion portrait, girl on staircase

communion girl sitting on hotel step with window light and antique looking chairs, sweet expression and hands in lap of white communion gown

girl turning in stair case wearing dress with big bow, communion portrait

communion portrait with girl in dress swishing her dress on balcony of hotel

girl in communion dress in hotel with big paintings on the wall and golden lamps

girl in communion dress looking over balcony, shot from above

communion portrait with girl in white dress covering face with hands on antique wood staircase

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