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  • Writer's pictureCara Hodge

Family Photography Dublin. With the dad's

Here's a celebration of the DAD'S on my family photography Dublin sessions!

There are so many times on my family sessions that I want to thank the dads for being amazing. Also in my newborn at home sessions in Dublin they offer such a helping hand

Might be obvious. But still worth looking at why they make family photography sessions so special

Often mum's book the family session. Not always, but often. They are the ones that look up the photographers, get the prices, make a a decision on who to book

They tend to be more invested AT THE START with the booking of a family session.

Sometimes dad's get seemingly "roped into"doing a family or newborn photography session they would not otherwise have thought about. However in my experience they are very happy to do it, get beautiful family pictures & they understand the importance of family keepsakes. But they just weren't the main organizer at the beginning

Well time & again, on family photo shoots, dad's come into their own. They are essential in the smooth running of the session. They often jump in, help to calm & soothe a disgruntled toddler. Play with the older children so I can have family portraits with mum & newborn

They are also very KEEN to have alone time with the baby, newborn or other children! Dad and baby portraits are a focus on my family photography sessions Dublin. I like to do pictures of all the family. Then focus on both mum ad dad together, and also individually with their children. In my family gallery I try to get an even spread of family member combinations! I also love to take portraits of babies & children individually.

The bond between dad & their family is obvious & undeniably strong. I love to see the natural connection dad's have with their babies. In the first weeks of life, newborn & baby are very much more attached physically to mum. They have to be fed, often breast fed. Mum often is more physically present. However, dad's also love to snuggle with their babies & kids and obviously display tons of tenderness!

Mum's may be the ones who think more about hair, clothes, make up, but dad's definitely like to look good on the family photography sessions. They certainly do make a fantastic effort. (Although I want to point out that there is absolutely no pressure to perform on my family sessions. It is fine to dress super casual. Ripped jeans, shirt, whatever you fee comfortable in.) A family session is all about you celebrating who you are. If you're not a dress up family than don't do it!

To book your Dublin family photography session please send me a message at the Contacts page.

To book a regular one hour family session it is 150 euro, and 80 euro to book a mini in my local area. After that a regular family package containing all the best moments from the session starts now at 369 euro.

These fully edited digital images can be downloaded straight from the gallery. I send information about the professional printers I use for my own family pictures. They include a luxurious mat finish. I also offer family photo shoots Dublin exclusively to make a handcrafted family album keepsake!

I offer standard as well as mini & extended documentary family photography sessions as well. I cover special milestones including Communion portraits, baptism & christening, engagement, maternity, graduation, debs & birthday celebrations. Also just your every day ordinary moments are the best to treasure forever!

I am a professional, award winning photographer. Internationally published & with over 10 years experience photographing babies, children & families!

So here is a post celebrating family portraits with dad's only. More to add soon from my latest family photo shoots Dublin

Have a fantastic week, Cara xx

dad kissing baby son's toes in Blackrock family photography session

dad in white shirt lifting son out of chair in matching white shirt

girl in communion gown hugging dad in a suit

family portrait with dad watching son dry off after river swim

little girl giving dad a pine comb, outdoor family photography dublin session in woods

grandfather walking baby girl over log

natural newborn session at home dublin with dad cradling newborn girl

family portrait with dad swinging his son upside down

dad about to throw son into the sea, golden hour light family portrait

at home family photography session, dad feeding baby son a bottle of milk

dad kissing baby toes on master bed

at home family photography with dad tickling and playing with older toddler son

dad cradling his baby girl on master bed with soft window light dublin

dad throwing son high into the waves of the sea

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