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  • Writer's pictureCara Hodge

Glastonbury Girls. Autumn photo shoot in a flower garden.

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

Here's a little of what I've been up to these past couple of weeks.

Autumn photo shoot in a flower garden. Over mid term break here in Dublin, Ireland, I escaped Blackrock to visit my sister in Glastonbury, England, and my adorable nieces and nephews.

It's always amazing to see them and if it wasn't for the lockdown we've had in past months here, I would probably have a made at least an extra trip this year.

Over the course of 6 days which felt a little like an early Christmas - lots of treats, two roast dinners - I got the chance to photograph them.

The Hydrangea made an idea backdrop for some emotive child portraits. Although the cloudy pink blooms were starting to fade, they were still very pretty.

I've put a few portraits in color here, but might visit at least one of these for a black & white portrait.

I think the one of my niece crouching among the flowers has enough texture and contrasts of light & shade to be a good candidate for a black & white child portrait.

It can take a couple of attempts (and sometimes more), to get the black & white portrait finished to my liking. Are the blacks dramatic enough, are the whites..? Is there too much contrast, too little. ANYWAY, that's next weeks job!

I love these girls so much and their expressions are priceless. (I am also mad about my nephews and have some pictures of my boys to follow). My nieces and I had a good giggle posing in the garden. Particularly as their expressions could be so dramatic at times, and purposefully hilarious. I call the littlest my little witch. Quite aside from her striking long dark hair and green eyes, she can pull the most "witchiest" of expressions.

For my summer series. Untamed Summer Story please go HERE & HERE for more documentary family photography featuring my two adorable nieces in their garden at home.

These girls are just both, well, totally gorgeous, inside & out. Can you tell I'm smitten? Anyway. My little off-the-cuff portrait session in an Autumn garden in Glastonbury, England. More to follow.

Have a lovely week, Cara x

girl with dark hair looking into ornate gold mirror

girl leaning back on a swing

girl in red jumper and denim dress crouching by fading hydrangea blooms

dark haired girl in demin jacket in an autumn garden

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