• Cara Hodge

Frozen Summer

Updated: Oct 3, 2020

What do you make of my ice fairy princess? When Ashley, bright & beautiful, came to stay with us in France this summer, she said she felt she was in a scene from Disney's Beauty & The Beast. The opening scenes, you know. All quaint houses, flower meadows, birds chirping, tractors carrying hay, and those very french circular hay bales. Here's a reminder (...Little town It's a quiet village/Every dayLike the one before/Little town full of little people/Waking up to say/Bonjour! Bonjour!/Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour!). Well now. That's all well and good, but. I'd say this gorgeous creature is less Belle and more Elsa. Elsa from Frozen, right? I mean if that hair is not rocking the frozen look, I'm not sure what is. And it's 100 % real. No bottle. Well, I'd already roped her in instantly for an impromptu photoshoot. Lets see where the moment takes us. As with any lifestyle & family photoshoots, I looked about the garden - the meadow, really - for attractive locations. Places where the light was just that little bit more magical. We enjoyed ourselves, traipsing around, looking for shady corners, as the light, even at golden hour, can still blaze incredibly intense in the height of summer. The old oak made for a quintessential French backdrop (...oh, more of these pics later. I don't have them down quite yet..). Finally, we ended up in a little spot next to an old whitened tree. The sun was so gorgeous, just about starting to set. Yet in this little corner, the world was still steeped in shadow. As the light was so perfect, I haven't had to do a big edit for most of these colour ones. I really like the natural colours here. For the moment, I've just lightened the pictures and added some glow, some extra vibrance here and there. I can't wait to share more of these soon. I'll go back and further edit a few of my faves, and have my eye on some black & white conversions too. Aside from this, I'm very very excited to be working on a brand new website this week, and it's going to be clean and airy, this time. As a Dublin based lifestyle family & child photographer, I'm here for all kinds of Dublin photoshoots, special occasions, large and small. I have special packages for photoshoots, one hour or half an hour. So there's plenty to choose from. More about my special packages super soon! And more from this shoot, with icy glam feels soon, Cara x

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