Sarah Kate Photography

Investment Guide 2024/2025

As a documentary wedding photographer, I capture real laughter, tears and joy!

No matter your preferences, choose a photographer who will go above and beyond to make your wedding day extraordinary. Consider it an investment in you – in your love story, your cherished memories, and the unique moments that define your special day. This is your day, after all – make it truly yours! My main aim is to capture and document moments naturally.

I believe it’s my job to make sure that you feel calm, authentic, and engaged during a shoot with me and I will go above and beyond to ensure this is the case. I'm a big believer in capturing moments as is. I won't ask you to recreate a moment. My primary focus as a documentary wedding photographer is to capture your day in all its gory glory, including laughter, snots and tears. For couple portraits, I will always guide you so you don’t feel or look awkward in any of your photographs and that the photos look natural. I set 15 minutes aside for family portraits as I know these are important but for the most part, letting your day unfold your way, garners better imagery.

As a wedding photographer, I’ve gone to a fair few weddings. I’ve seen it all - the nerves, the wardrobe malfunction's, the teary parent, the annoying neighbour and the token crazy uncle. But one thing that I know for sure, is that regardless of how much planning you do, the wedding will always unfold as it’s meant to. People seem to swing between being extremely excited and extremely overwhelmed as they’re going through the stages of wedding planning- -so if you’re feeling either of those things, know that this is completely normal!

Timeless wedding imagery with a sprinkle of fun

Am I'm the right photographer for you?

Choosing a photographer you can actually enjoy your wedding day is super important,  and you're probably wondering why?

Because you'll be spending most of your day with me (crazy thought right?)

It's important that we are a good fit, that you trust me and that we get on! Imagine the most important day of  

life and not getting on with your photographer, I could think of nothing worse.

What type of person am I? Well, I'm here for a good time, not a hard time.

All I want to do is have fun, find the fun in others, and capture that. It's my whole modus operandi for life, it ain't complicated. I don't do high stress, or shouting, but pints, yes, I do pints!

So if you're looking for a wedding photographer who blends epic photos with a laid-back West Cork approach, I'm your cailín. And just to forewarn you, I'm a die hard romantic with poorly timed jokes!

Let's chat and make your wedding day even more special with timeless photographs that reflect your unique style and love.

The messers guide to wedding photography

I'm an award-winning wedding photographer serving the stunning Cork and Kerry region and service locations all over Munster. From magical spots like Killarney and Kenmare to the vibrant streets of Cork to the safe havens of West Cork, I've got what it takes to capture your wedding, your way! Whether you choose enchanting lakeside venues such as Gougane Barra, or charming locations like Bantry House and Gardens, The Dunloe Hotel, Dromquinna Manor, Ballyvolane House, Muckross Park, Cloughjordan House or Adare Manor, I'll be there to ensure every precious moment is beautifully preserved. No pushy sales here, just genuine dedication to creating unforgettable memories.

If you're the kind of couple who want a small alternative wedding or a couple who love to throw one hell of a party & dance the night away, then hit me up bitches!

Gimme all the big feels for alternative weddings, elopements, destination weddings and micro weddings in Ireland. I'm an anti-stress photographer. I'm a stand back and let the moment happen kinda gal, rather than dictate every waking moment of your wedding.

While I'm wholly inappropriate and I curse like a trooper, there'll be no shouting at guests from me, so there won't, it's just not my style. I very much like to hang out in the background and let the day unfold.

I take on a limited number of weddings per year to focus on my client relationships.

I want to arrive at your wedding like a friend and
leave feeling like family.


Because genuine connection is at the heart of what I do!

Sarah Kate

What's my process you ask?

I. Book the date.

Let me know if you wish to choose package 1, 2 or 3?

Pay a retainer to secure your date!

I operate on a first-come-first-serve basis and get lots of lovely bubbly couples jousting for the same date (not actual jousting, but I kinda wish they did)

Anywho, only the lucky ones get me! So get booking bitches.

II. Take shit hot photos.

I bloody hate showing up at a wedding not knowing my couple, it's super important for me to have a relationship going into your big day. Which is why after booking and again before your wedding, we Zoom the heck out of it, and I am always down with texts and DM's. So hit me up lovely people, for all the chats!

Prior to your wedding we run through a timeline of your day, and then I rock up on your wedding ready to party!

Pretty simple really, I'm not a stress head, I like having craic and talking absolute shite with your guests and having a littler boogie not he dance floor.

Everything about the excitement and buzz off a wedding day, it's hard to put into words. I JUST LOVE IT.

III. Deliver memories.

I edited all my photos, one by one so it takes me between 8-10 weeks for your gallery to be delivered and up to 12 weeks in the silly season.

You will have access to your online gallery & slideshow for a year and you'll be able to download both high res and web res photos, not only that but you'll also be able to order your own frames and prints! Pretty neat hey?

This my friends,

is all about you.

Beoir's, legends, and pure flah's.

Your epic love story & me

(the socially awkward one)

What's it going to be?

Choose a photographer who does hundreds of weddings a year?

Or are you going to choose a photographer who values every moment with you and your family?

Get's excited when they see you in your dress,

Cries at your dad's speech & hold's your hands when the nerves get too much!

What's your worth?

Leave no moment uncaptured

Leave no moment uncaptured

All Inclusive - Your Bells & Whistles Package

All Inclusive - Your Bells & Whistles Package

12 hours wedding coverage x 2 Luxury photographers
Engagement Photo shoot / Rehearsal dinner /or/Second Day party (2 hours)
1000 images available online in a gallery for one year
Zoom 'get to know you' meeting
Vendor Guide
'What to expect' Wedding Day Guide
Highlights slideshow
25 x 25 Heirloom Album


Collection 1

Full coverage from morning prep until first dance

11 hours wedding coverage or until 10pm which ever comes first
All photos available online in a password protected gallery for one year
Zoom 'get to know you' meeting
'What to expect' Wedding Day Guide
Vendor Guide
Highlights slideshow
25 x 25 Luxury Heirloom wedding album in matching keepsake box

€3500 or €3250 without album

Coverage from morning prep until dinner bell

Coverage from morning prep until dinner bell

Collection 2

Collection 2

8 hours wedding coverage
600 images available online in a password protected gallery for one year
Zoom 'get to know you' meeting
Vendor Guide
'What to expect' Wedding Day Guide
Highlights slideshow
USB of all your images


Collection 3

Perfect for Elopement or City Weddings

Up to 3 hours wedding coverage
Choose from a civil ceremony, city backdrop or epic cliff top elopement
All photos available online in a password protected gallery
Zoom 'get to know you' meeting
Vendor Guide
Elopement Guide


Á la carte - Optional Extras

Second Shooter

Have a large wedding of over 120 guests or bride & groom prep are more than 10 minutes apart?

Morning Prep 3 hours - €350

Full Day coverage 8 hours - €550

Additional Time

Want more of me? It's more common than you think €230 per hour

Additional Travel

Weddings outside of Munster €150

Pre wedding shoot

Get your poses down pat before your big day and get unreal photos for your 'save the dates'

Engagement or pre wedding shoot within Cork or Kerry which includes a printed stand for your guest to sign at your wedding



I'm lucky enough to have worked with some of the best videographers in Ireland!

If you need recommendations, let me know!

Heirloom wedding albums

Luxury Heirloom Wedding Albums

The ultimate luxury 25 x 25 Heirloom Album in a linen box individually crafted using a handmade process by European artisans. Nothing says legacy like this!

30 pages (15 Spreads) up to 80 images.

€650 if booked with package

€200 for parent albums


Engagement or Post wedding Shoot

Celebrate you love story without the time constraints of a hectic wedding day & get stunning photos for your 'save the dates'

Beautiful Engagement or Couple shoot within Cork or Kerry

*€500 if booked at the same time as your wedding


Check out some recent wedding work

Are you overwhelmed with planning your wedding?

A significant number of my clients are orchestrating weddings from overseas, and I completely understand the challenges involved. To make your journey smoother, I provide all my couples with comprehensive Vendor Guide, encompassing planners, makeup artists, hairstylists, florists, videographers, and more.

No matter your financial plan, you'll find a vendor that aligns perfectly with your needs.

Your dream wedding is within reach, regardless of the distance!

When you book me, what are you saying yes to?

You're saying yes to someone who cares, really and truly cares about you and your wedding.

You're saying yes to a lifetime of imagery, which will bring back every single fucking emotion.

Year after year.

Anniversary after anniversary.

We recently had the immense pleasure of working with Sarah for our wedding. A number of people in the bridal party are a bit nervous in front of the camera but Sarah’s enormous talent, professionalism and good sense of humour put everyone at ease.

From our sneak peek we can tell that we will have photos that we will cherish for a lifetime and for that we are forever grateful.

If you are not thinking about booking Sarah for your upcoming event then you are making a mistake

Michaela & Tom

You'd like to book, now what?

Package Selection and Retainer Invoice:

  1. Let me know which package you'd like to book - Collection 1, 2, or 3? (pricing is included in the previous email). I'll then send you an invoice for a retainer, securing your date. The balance is due on your wedding day.
  2. All retainers are Є300 to secure your date

Documentation and Planning:

  1. Sign a charming wedding contract (you had me at kidneys ;-)), and receive a 'what to expect guide.' We'll schedule a virtual 'get to know you' Zoom in Autumn/Winter, followed by a wedding questionnaire to go through all the delightful details. I'll set up a group WhatsApp for easy communication.

Pre-Wedding Preparation and Celebration:

  1. We'll have another Zoom session to plan a seamless timeline. You'll receive an email with tips for a smooth wedding morning. The week of your wedding, I'll touch base to ensure everything is on track. Then, before you know it, your wedding day will arrive, and we'll all celebrate with a giant party!

I have very little dates remaining in 2024 & 2025 is booking fast

If you're thinking about booking, it's a great time to act!

Dates are filling up fast, and I'm receiving multiple requests for the same dates.

To secure your spot, it's essential to book sooner rather than later. Just a heads up, I can't hold a date without a retainer. Let me know if you have any questions or if you're ready to lock in your booking!


I hate getting my photo taken?

You know what? So do I!

If you trust me (which I hope you will) I will take photos which will make you proud of who you are & let your personality shine through! I give guidance on faltering poses. And before you ask, no I won't photoshop you to make you look skinner!

What is your style?

I mix documentary moments with beautiful couple and family portraiture.

I'm a big fan of leaving a moment unfold naturally and won't make you recreate moments on your big day. I'm the right type of photographer for you if you value genuine humour and emotion in your imagery.

How do we book?

Once I have confirmed your date is available, I will send you a contract and then your date is fully secure with two things in place: a retainer and signed agreement.
I cannot hold dates without a retainer & I do get multiple enquiries about the same dates so I would always recommend booking sooner rather than later.

How many photos will we get?

Depending on the duration of coverage, for full day I usually deliver around a 800 final images for a 11 hour day (prep to first dance).

All photographs come in website and high resolution, and can be downloaded without watermarks and enjoyed by family and friends alike.

How long before we get our wedding gallery?

Depending on the time of year it can vary between 10-12 weeks.

I edit all the images myself and while it's time consuming, I love reliving peoples days again and it brings back lot's of lovely memories and emotions! I have been known to cry while I edit, I do this because I want to go the extra mile for clients and don't outsource. It's a labour of love for me.

It's important for men to go the extra mile for my clients, which is why I take the time and effort to do it myself rather than outsource it.

How far do you travel?

I travel all over Munster for weddings,
such as counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick, & Tipperary, in venues such as Dromquinna Manor, Sheen Falls, Muckross Park Hotel, The Europe, Castlemartyr Resort, Adare Manor, Cloughjordan house, Liss Ard Estate, Inish beg, Ballyvolane house, Kilshanehouse etc

Additional fees apply for venues outside of this.

Do you have a shot list?

I try to get all the standard photos of your day, family shots etc! If there are important people you want captured let me know, and also let your mum/bridemaids know so that we can keep on top of that!

Your day will go by so quickly and a lot of the imagery I take & am known for are candid natural moments.

Do you use flash or off camera flash?

I'm primarily a natural light photographer, it.s the most flattering & natural light and I advise this to clients ahead of any ceremony. This is the imagery you can see on my website ahead of booking.

I do use flash for first dance & dancing. I recommend where possible that couple and family portraits take place in natural light which is up to 2 hours before sunset & to bear this in mind ahead of booking.

Why I love Cork Weddings!

Being a Wedding Photographer in Cork is such a privilege. Not only do I get to be a part of one of the most important days of a couple’s lives, I also get to capture their memories at the most amazing venues & locations. Cork has so many options for any couples planning their Wedding. Therefore, there is no reason not to love photographing Weddings in Cork.

Why I love Kerry Weddings?

I grew up close to both Killarney and Kenmare and have spent many a childhood Sunday drive in both! I love Killarney weddings because they have so many stunning backdrops for couple & family portraits. I know the Killarney National Park really well along with the Gap of Dunloe, Molls Gap & Ladies View.

Cork Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day is the one of the most important days in your life & what better place to have it than in Cork. There are so many incredible venues, photography locations in Cork & West Cork and vendors that create the day you’ve always been dreaming of.

Killarney Wedding photographer

I love photographing weddings in Killarney, Killarney has some of the best wedding venues in Ireland and Killarney national Park makes the best backdrop with its mountains and lakes for any couple looking for a complete wedding solution.

Do you have a question?

Hit me up if you have any questions

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