• Cara Hodge

Where I'm at...Week beginning Monday 7th Dec...

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

This week I've worked on two photoshoots and I've also got some beautiful gift cards printed as well! I can't wait to pick them up this week from Dublin Printing Co. Gift cards for a One hour Family & Lifestyle photoshoot with me in Dublin, either on location or in the comfort of your own home. Perfect Christmas gift for a loved one, too. I can't wait to see how they turn out...In the meantime, I've also worked on editing a few personal black & white child portraits. Some lingering from my summer files. Yet others are brand new but I've only just started on these. Pictures with roses. Also pictures with a different kind of prop coming up. Yes, i do quite like the props sometimes, and especially when I'm looking for a starting point for a storytelling kind of portrait. Even if the storytelling doesn't get much further in reality then the window light of a room in my home! Sometimes when it's rainy and grey out, and there isn't so much to do, we will work on some pictures. I like to start with the grain of an idea. A small spark of inspiration. In this case, something as simple as flowers.... Why, because it adds a focal point to the image. More importantly, it allows my little model to do something. To interact with something. As well as to interact with me. Yes sometimes just him being him is more than enough, but at other times the prop can spark something rather interesting. Lead to a connection. The connection can be instant and then a little magic can happen. That being said, if it doesn't work out., there is always another day. Same model (my gorgeous monkey) and sometimes a prop. Different day & time. Always a totally different mood & atmosphere to the child portraits. Here in my home in Blackrock Dublin, there is a corner of one room where the window light is just perfect right before golden hour. I can't wait to change the carpet in this room, it's an unbelievably boring beige colour, But the light is just fantastic for the close up detailed portraits. Anyway here I am right now with pictures I've been working on this week...Cara x

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