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  • Cara Hodge

Baby at Home. Snug with mum, dad, little brother & kitty

Natural new baby at home Dublin. Here a home that's a stone's throw from Herbert Park Dublin


Often newborn at home sessions Dublin are done within the first two weeks of birth - when baby is still all curled up. However, there is no pressure to do your baby's first pictures within a particular time frame.

Whenever you are ready is the right time & every family adapts to a new baby differently!

What matters is the bond between you, your baby & other family members. That loving connection doesn't come with an age attached! Every age - day, week, month, year - is precious.


Here, baby girl is about 8 weeks or so and can already smile! She's strong enough to kick out her arms and legs and roll around.


When I arrived there was little brother, full of life. He is a gorgeous toddler with lots of curls. A tabby cat snoozing on the sofa. Mum, dad, and new baby girl. Also grandma was there to give a helping hand!

In this family photo shoot with baby girl, I made the most of big brother interacting with the tabby cat. I love the connection that children and adults have with their pets. Cats & dogs really bring out a spark of connection


My baby & newborn at home photography sessions are a slice of life.

That's the perfect & imperfect moments captured. Life with a baby & newborn is naturally hectic! There is barely time to drag a comb through your hair, to take a shower. To get dressed. That's why my family sessions relish the unscripted moments!


Although I do send tips to prepare for my baby & newborn at home sessions Dublin, they are very basic.

I know you don't have time. More to the point, I don't expect you to

I simply ask that you throw open windows & blinds and LET IN THE LIGHT!

As a pure natural light photographer, I arrive 10-15 mins before your baby family photography session to scope out the best light in your home. I may also ask that you simply make up the master bed and clear it of clutter on either side. That's just to create a peaceful spot for family portraits.

Baby clutter - clothes & blankets & toys - are all fine. Just unsightly baby monitors & plugs & cables can be cleared away if possible!


I am humbled to enter your home with my camera and take the first pictures of you & your baby. It's a privilege to see the world through your eyes in this brand new stage of life. I know it's a tight bubble where you exist with your baby and other children. Away from the world for a bit


I make room for traditional family portraits of you all sitting together. I make them as authentic as possible, seeking out genuine moments of connection. Gesture & expression that you recognize. My passion is to document your life as you feed, bathe & play with baby


It takes about 1-2 weeks to view the best moments from your session in a professional online gallery with personalized cover picture. You can mark your favorites there. I have packages of 30 digital images. Or you can go for a full gallery of about 60 pictures. The full gallery is good if you are considering making a family album with about 15 spreads.

My album designers do a great job designing your unique album pages


I have found a range of luxury, handcrafted print products that include mounted print boxes, matted albums & fine art books. Digital images can be expertly printed at Dublin professional, gallery quality printers. I provide all the details. The mat prints are really popular with my families. There is a variety of options, and a la carte is always available


Best newborn photographer Dublin moments. I am an internationally published lifestyle & family photographer Dublin. My expertise is expressive child portraits and natural at home baby & newborn photography Dublin


Contact me to book your family session, Cara xx



natural baby at home dublin, all the family on sofa with baby girl, older brother, mum & dad

close up of newborn in mum's arms

natural newborn at home dublin with dad laughing at newborn on bed, and brother in background

little brother cuddling cat on sofa

newborn at home dublin with mum and newborn in her arms on sofa with little brother smiling at newborn girl

family portrait with mum holding newborn girl on sofa, soft window light

newborn laughing and gurgling on bed, blacl & white newborn portrait

little brother laughing out loud cuddling cat

dad playing with son on bed, family at home portrait dublin

baby portrait, baby in white vest on white bed spread

detail of baby feet

dad kissing newborn girl's feet

newborn girl on pink woolen blanket smiling

grandma holding baby girl by wondow light at home dublin









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