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  • Cara Hodge

Autumn Family Session... Carysfort Park, Dublin

Updated: Jan 25

Autumn is beautiful in Dublin. All the leaves from the trees falling fast, decorating the ground in bursts of yellow and gold, and red.


And in this casual family photo shoot with this gorgeous girl in Carysfort Park, Blackrock, the emphasis was on the color red.

Red. Bright & bold. Red gloves and red leaves.

Two pops of red in the frame, the gloves mimicking twin leaves.


We explored hand gestures with the gloves, to make the mood a bit more dramatic. More to show from this session soon - WATCH THIS SPACE!


I also have two of these sisters I took in their back garden where the blooms were starting to brown. As well as in spring & summer, flowers can make beautiful backdrops in autumn when they give a faded quality with lovely texture


As well as timeless, cinematic family, child & baby portraits - I love color. This seasonal autumn family session, allowed me to experiment with lush natural & rich color. In autumn the tones are more subtle & aged, which I love


I adore the white-balance tool in Camera Raw, and this has been a great find. Using this little magic brush tool on an area of neutral color (the whites of the eye, for example), the tool automatically adjusts all the tones in the image.

White balance is something I have corrected fairly instinctively up until now and so it will be interesting to be more forensic about the process.


Lately, and perhaps because of all of the unease in the world (because of covid-19, ugh), I've wanted to re-discover vibrant, life affirming color!


Many of my family Highlights gallery here on this website, show my use of color for family portraits especially.


Here are a few pictures from my Carysfort Park family sessions for now. Including an autumn family photography Dublin session I did with mum, dad & gorgeous baby boy. This family wore woolly hats but the weather was mild enough to shed coats. Mild autumn weather can be warm enough for outdoor baby & natural newborn portraits. More to come soon here too!


My family photography Dublin sessions are during the week & weekends. I love to use golden hour light, and in autumn family sessions can be early in the afternoon. I have plenty of options to choose from with my family packages. Luxury print & album packages that include bespoke, professionally printed handcrafted albums. Also the affordable very popular basic digital package that allows you to print at any time, whenever you are ready. Also to print an image multiple times for friends & family. All different sizes, from small console frames to large wall hanging artwork. Art you can't miss!


I have special offer mini sessions. 30 minutes shooting in my local area with 10 digital images to choose from a winder selection of fully edited images.


Mini family autumn & winter or Christmas photo shoots Dublin are perfect for the run up to Christmas. Your favorite images can be made in Christmas cards for family & friends. A family session makes the perfect gift & vouchers are available


Award winning, professional & experienced photographer Dublin for the best of your family moments! Enjoy your Christmas festivities with friends & family!


Have a great week, Cara xx


young woman with red leather gloves by tree with red leaves

young woman with leather gloves around her face

little girl smiling at reflection in mirror, fading autumn blooms of flowers in background

family portrait, sisters playing in autumn garden

autum family portrait with mum, dad , smiling baby in bobble hat

family portrait, autumn family portrait in park with yellow autumn leaves. With mum, dad and smiling baby boy

girl kneeling next to autumn flowers, autumn family session

autumn family photography for christmas cards

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