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  • Cara Hodge

Blackrock park autumn family portraits. Pop of red!

Updated: Jan 20

This family photography session will always have my HEART


Darling Pebbles, our beautiful Pomeranian dog passed on Jan 2023


Here in memory of her. She was quite simple the BEST dog. I miss her so much and here is a photo series that I will print & keep forever in her memory


Here are pictures taken of my daughter, Flee, (Florence) in the last months of 2020 at a beautiful park & garden in Blackrock, Dublin. With Pebbles


The leaves on the trees were turning red & gold.

Parks & gardens provide lovely backdrops for family portraits Dublin, through the seasons. Autumn is a very popular time for family photography with autumn colors


With our dog Pebbles in tow, a stone's throw from our house, this was very much a celebration of the every day. Ordinary, perhaps. Yet still very special.


Pebbles was adopted from our 11 years spent in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She was 13 when these pictures were taken. Getting on in dog years...


It's great to celebrate pets in family photo shoots. Having Pebbles in the frame added to a feeling of intimacy and helped to create more rapport.


Florence wore a super simple outfit for this particularly relaxed family photo shoot. A black trench coat and dark trousers and boots. That way, her outfit did not detract much from her gestures and expressions.


Only a pop of red leather gloves mirrored the red of autumn leaves. Actually, I love it when a splash of bright color is repeated across a family in a portrait session. A pop of red especially. If all family members in a session have something red (or another bright color on), as small as a hair-tie or a tie tie - our eye is drawn to everyone in a balanced way.


Here, with the spotlight only on my girl, her red gloves and a dash of red lipstick blended with the red leaves! The red gloves also emphasized her hand gestures well


It's wonderful to celebrate family life, and capture the unique expressions and gestures of our loved ones. However, there is also something precious about celebrating one very special person. In this case my lovely girl. Just as she is here. And of course...


One very special little dog! We LOVE you Pebbles! We miss you!


I have been photographing families, children & babies for over 10 years. Including natural newborn photography Dublin, in the coziness of your home. Contact me to arrange your autumn family portraits in the run up to Christmas. Gift vouchers available. Perfect for Christmas gifts!


Internationally published family photographer Dublin (with dogs more than welcome!)


Cara xx




















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