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  • Writer's pictureCara Hodge

Maternity Portraits, Blackrock, Dublin

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

A last minute maternity photoshoot.

38 weeks & counting the days!

A last minute request to document the last fleeting days of pregnancy.

The maternity bag is packed for the hospital. These really are the last days of count down for this excited couple!

This beautiful couple had two equally adorable Daschund dogs.

One caramel, one chocolate. Bright eyes, twitchy noses. Inquisitive, lots of fun.

Once off the lead, these two loved to dart around the park. Almost as much as snuggles with their besotted owners!

We went to a location in Blackrock, Dublin - not far from where I live.

It is a spot I know well throughout the seasons. This garden has particularly beautiful autumn color and spring blossom. Perfect for natural family photography Dublin.

End of the summer season, when this maternity session was taken, the park is bursting with greenery!

I love the easygoing connection between this couple.

The bright pink dress this lady wore gave a lovely celebratory pop of feminine color. A really great way to show off the baby bump for these pregnancy portraits.

I treated this maternity photo shoot like a romantic couples or engagement session.

We did sitting and standing portraits. And as with all my family & lifestyle sessions, I like to go for natural portraits with this couple interacting naturally & joyfully with each other and their dogs.

I wanted to take some portraits at a distance with the large ornamental trees catching the golden hour rays. Turning green leaves to gold.

Photographing maternity portraits between the branches over overhanging trees created an interesting framing opportunity.

I also took a few pet portraits with the owners in soft focus. The Daschund dogs were very much at the heart of this pregnancy session & so I wanted to make sure there were a few purely doggie portraits!

I really liked how the black & whites turned out in this session.

Black & white portraits have a timeless, classic feel. They work particularly well in high contrast, light & shade.

This happens best in golden hour when the light is less intense.

This year, I really want to push my clients towards golden hour & into last light. It really does make for dramatic, atmospheric family pictures.

I have maternity packages that include edited digital pictures as well as beautifully handcrafted print products, such as albums & mounted print boxes. I also have a bespoke print box including a bamboo box and stand.

After any photo shoot package, it is easy to order a la carte.

That way this couple can treasure their maternity pictures forever.

And when newborn arrives, I also offer natural newborn family sessions in my "bump & babe" package. Just ask me for more info!

For more couples, engagement and maternity photography sessions in Dublin, contact me. And, of course, natural newborn sessions at home, for when baby makes her grand entrance into the world

Family & lifestyle photographer in the heart of Blackrock, Dublin

Have a great week, Cara x

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