• Cara Hodge

Looking back on family moments...

Updated: Jul 10, 2021

It's been a busy year setting up my Dublin family & lifestyle photography freelance business here in Blackrock. In the middle of a pandemic!

But I am so glad I bit the bullet and did it!

Now that we're hitting summer and (finally) thinking about a holiday, I thought it would be nice to take a trip down memory lane with some of my lovely families...

I found that the busiest season so far was autumn and the run up to Christmas last year before the lockdown

I took many of my families to some pretty outdoor locations around Blackrock, and also to Seapoint in low tide for an engagement photoshoot. Families can wander across the beach and rocks. The sea is also a gorgeous backdrop.

With lifestyle, family, child & baby photography and photoshoots, it is always a good idea to make the most of "in-between" moments. Although I might start a session with some more traditional photography (...everyone squeezed together in the frame, nothing too stiff or posed, or sitting on a blanket together), after that, anything goes. After all, family photoshoots with small children can be unpredictable. Children & small babies have a mind of their own. It is good to go with the flow and see where the moment takes us.

Moments of pure & authentic connection are always the best. Small children can display sudden & very tender affection towards their parents. And vice versa! Children can go from tearing about the place to wanting connection & love in an instant. These are always the most precious moments. They make the best child portraits

I use a wonderful printers in Dublin for museum quality beautiful prints. Also available with a gorgeous mat finish. Photos can be printed at any size, perfect for stand alone frames or wall hanging. Bespoke albums are also available! It's lovely to be able to plan and create a family heirloom

Have a lovely week, Cara x

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