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  • Cara Hodge

The last of the cherry blossom! Spring Portraits Dublin

Updated: Jan 15

Spring has been so gorgeous around Blackrock, Dublin.


I love springtime lifestyle & family portrait sessions Dublin. Making the most of a longer day. The spring color around Dublin is so refreshing. White, pink, red - the colors of spring blossom - make fabulous backdrops for family pictures

At golden hour it is wonderful to see the golden light turning some of the trees to fire.


This beautiful young woman wanted a fun, relaxed Dublin photo shoot just off Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, where there were some lovely cherry blossom blooms.


We did these quite late in the season. The grass was also scattered with pink blossom like confetti!


I have started a new page on my website dedicated to Individual portraits in a natural setting.

Where the studio is wherever you want it to be.

(Instead of studio lighting, of course there is always natural light!).

In the comfort of your own home. Or at an outdoor location.

There are many great places in Dublin for outdoor family & lifestyle photo shoots. From the park to the sea.

Look at my Feminine Portraits page for inspiration


Cherry blossom backgrounds are also perfect for child, baby & family photography outside in all natural light. Even a natural newborn session is great in spring weather.

I just tell my families to bring a blanket to sit on.

Close up baby portraits with scattered petals on the blanket!


Clothes can be coordinated to match the subtle colors of spring. Such as pastel, neutral & white hues.

Florence had some fun by adding a black fake fur hat as a focal point! I love pictures of people with a striking hat!


The weather in Ireland can be unpredictable, but the seasons provide a variety of backdrops for family photography in Dublin parks.


I am a family photographer with over 10 years photographing families. I have expertise in expressive, emotive child & family portraits. Focusing on natural expression & gesture.

As well as natural maternity & newborn at home pictures


Older children, teens & adults are also great to photograph as well as children. I am available for graduation & debs photography Dublin. As well as occasion photography including baptism, christening, birthdays & Holy communion photography Dublin


It takes about a week to view the best moments from your photo shoot in a professional online gallery with a personalized cover.

From there, you can choose from a variety of packages, including handcrafted print products, matted albums, fine art books, mat printing & mounted print boxes. All expertly & professionally printed.

These are luxury albums that last a life time.


Contact me to book your family, graduation, debs, maternity - or any other moment worth celebrating. Ordinary or extraordinary!


Cara xx


beautiful girl under cherry blossom

spring portrait with young woman holding blossom

spring portrait Dublin, young woman leaning again cherry tree Dublin

black & white award winning portrait, woman holding cherry blossom in dublin park

portrait of girl under cherry tree, light filtering through





spring portrait Dublin, a young woman under a canopy bursting with pink blooms. She has a mtaching pink jumper





















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