01/03

Epic Elopement photographer

with a tiny bit of sass & oddles of love

02/03

For hopeless romantics

with a sense of adventure

Sarah Kate Photography, Cork Wedding Photographer
03/03

for those couples who love their hiking boots

just as much as each other

Elopement, Couple, & Destination Photographer


Elope to Ireland and celebrate your relationship through stunning photography in the best locations in the south of Ireland!


Get off the beaten track, hike a mountain, pack a flask full of whiskey and get unique imagery to celebrate your love story in Ireland.


West Cork | Gap of Dunloe | Sheeps Head | Three Castle Head | Killarney |

Kenmare | Ring of Kerry | Dingle | Slea Head | Wild Atlantic Way

Engagement Photographer | Sarah Kate Photography | Cork | Killarney | Kenmare | Dingle
Hi, Im Sarah Kate, but you can call me Sarah

eloping to ireland

I'm a Cork based elopement & couple photographer. I shoot relationship portraits in the most scenic locations in Cork & Kerry.

Whether you’re planning romantic castle elopement or a surprise Irish proposal, or maybe you just want to capture your love in photos!

Inspired by the epic rugged Irish landscape & history, my engagement photography has a fun, passionate & intimate feel.

Think pints of Guiness & a warm embrace.

Thinking of getting couple photos while on vacation in Kerry?


Kerry is a county in the southwest of Ireland that is truly breathtaking. With its rugged landscapes, picturesque lakes, and towering mountains, it's no wonder that so many couples choose to have their romantic vacation photos taken here. Whether you're newlyweds, celebrating an anniversary, or just looking to capture some special memories together, Kerry has something to offer everyone.


One of the most popular locations for romantic couple photos in Kerry is Killarney National Park. This beautiful park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and it offers couples the opportunity to capture their love story amidst the stunning natural beauty of Ireland. The park is also home to Muckross House, a 19th-century mansion that is open to visitors, and the beautiful Torc Waterfall, both of which are perfect backdrops for romantic photos.

Another popular location for romantic couple photos in Kerry is The Gap of Dunloe. This beautiful valley is located just outside of Killarney, and it's known for its rugged landscapes and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The Gap of Dunloe is perfect for couples looking to capture the essence of Ireland in their photos, and it offers a variety of different backdrops for different types of shots.


Ladies View is another must-see location in Kerry for romantic couple photos. This viewpoint is located on the Ring of Kerry and offers some of the most breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. From Ladies View, couples can capture photos of themselves with the beautiful Killarney Lakes and the rugged Macgillycuddy's Reeks mountain range in the background.


Dingle and Slea Head are also great places to get romantic couple photos in Kerry. Dingle is a charming coastal town that is known for its colorful houses, traditional pubs, and friendly locals. Slea Head, located nearby, is a dramatic coastal drive that offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Blasket Islands and the stunning cliffs. Couples can capture some truly epic love stories here.


I'm totally biased in saying this but Kerry is a brilliant place to get romantic couple photos when you're on vacation in Ireland. With its natural beauty, picturesque landscapes, and charming towns, it offers couples the perfect setting to capture their love story in a truly authentic way. So if you're planning a romantic getaway to Ireland, be sure to add Kerry to your itinerary and don't forget to book a couple photoshoot with me.

Need some help before planning your elopement, check out my recent blog!

Calling all fun lovers & wild cats

Chat to me about your elopement plans
elopement Photographer Killarney, Kenmare, Dingle, Gougane Barra

Pack your best dress & hiking boots, we are going on a adventure

I am for the fun loving, Netflix binging, sea swimming, beer guzzling couple's out there.

If you're easy going, laid back couple who want a fun elopement photographer with the same vibe, than I'm your gal!

Elopement, engagement and relationship photography in Cork, Kerry & Ireland


I shoot adventure couple photoshoots, engagements, elopements, micro, small weddings & intimate weddings throughout Cork, West Cork, Kerry & Ireland. Capturing the rugged beauty of Ireland with your endearing journey. I do small, in a big way.


As an Irish Elopement Photographer....


I know the lay of the land, I offer natural, elopements & engagement photography in Ireland, that's timeless, evocative and good craic. I poor the landscape into all my elopement packages, it's in my DNA, what more can I say.


Are you nervous about bring in front of the camera ?


Thats ok, I do too! It's bloody awkward, I have a unique ability to make you relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera so those all those elopements, holy matrimony, unholy matrimony, rituals, coupling, soirees and general expressions of unyielding love. Insert someone playing the violin.


I'M LOCAL TO ALL THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS IN THE SOUTH OF IRELAND


As a local means I have a expert understanding of where and when to shoot, I understand the weather, the terrain and I understand the unique Irish light, which makes planning your Irish engagement or intimate couple session that bit easier. I grew up 20 minutes drive from Gougane Barra, 40 minutes from Killarney National Park, and 40 minutes from West Cork, 1 hour from Dingle. Not only am I a local Cork elopement photographer, I know these places inside out. I have connections and memories here. I know the history and the culture & its really important for me that these play a part in your session.


I know the cutest spots to watch the sun set, I know where the wind blows a gale down the valley and I know cute little spots to get some adventure couple portraits. I will work with you and give you guidance on venues which may make your day extra special and I will help you discover just how adventurous you want to be. Let me take you to all the epic West Cork & Kerry elopement locations.

Want a different kind of engagement session?


You might have seen the same images over and over of an Irish engagement session think the Cliffs of Mohar or Dunluce castle


Instead, you dream to elope to Ireland or an intimate, small wedding, by travelling somewhere beautiful in Ireland and committing your lives to each other in a more intimate and meaningful way.


Whatever the reason for choosing an Irish Elopement, I am glad you found me.


Because I am Irish, I have intimate knowledge of all the best nooks and crannies to get eloped in Ireland and especially, Cork or Kerry. I also know the best places to get a pint of Guinness afterwards to help get the party started.


My wedding photography is perfect for capturing proposals, engagements, vow renewals, anniversary sessions, pre-wedding shoots or simply capturing your travel adventures in a new and awesome place. I enjoy capturing the small intimate moments, and the quirkier your wedding, the better.


I am an inclusive wedding photographer who embraces the LGBTQ community through LGBTQ weddings, elopements, commitment ceremonies, engagements e.t.c. 



My wedding photography is perfect for capturing proposals, engagements, vow renewals, anniversary sessions, pre-wedding

Sarah Kate Photography | Wedding Photographer, Cork, Kerry, Killarney, Kinsale, Kenmare Wedding Photographer

Where is the best place to get elopement, couple or engagement photography in Cork and Kerry?


I even know places that are off the beaten track, untouched, and pure and utter Irishness! I'm happy to share those spots with you but only when you book with me & I will even drive you so you don't have to navigate Irish country roads on your own!


Think about whats important to you, is it a mountain, forest or beach background? Do castles and standing stones play a part in your vision? I offer my couples tailored options based on their needs, I also supply elopement couples with an elopement vendor list! A complete guide on vendors I've worked with and enjoy.


I photograph couples all over Cork City and Cork County such as: Kinsale, Ballycotton, Clonakilty, Inchydoney, Skibbereen, Bantry, Glengarrif, Baltimore, Schull, Ballymaloe, Castlemartyr, Barleycove, Three Castles Head, Sheeps Head, Mizen Head, Healy Pass, Gougane Barra, Leap, Glandore, Garnish Island and the Wild Atlantic Way and all over Kerry and the Ring of Kerry such as Kenmare, Killarney, Dingle, Slea Head, Dunquin Pier, Coumeenole, Glenbeigh, Derrynane, Mt. Brandon, Castlegregory, Molls Gap, Torc Mountain, Muckross Abbey.


Some of my packages include multi-location packages which allow you get more imagery in a variety of great places! Think of it as a photography tour.

What better way to celebrate your relationship

Than to have an adventure

When you plan to book a couple photoshoot in Cork or Kerry, get your best clothes on, pack your hiking boots and a flask of whiskey and let's discover some beautiful backdrops for your wildly romantic Irish wedding.

Just come prepared for the rain!

Beautiful, adventurous, relaxed couples - hit me up!


Capturing the romance, fun and intimacy to create authentic images you’ll treasure forever. Let's go on an adventure! You want photographs that capture your personalities, your love and the bond between you. 


Whether you live in Ireland or you are traveling here on vacation, it makes the perfect backdrop for a couple photoshoot! My couple photo sessions are relaxed, fun with a sprinkle of adventure! Its a great way to celebrate your love and relationship. We can go somewhere with epic scenery, somewhere which means something to both of you or pick an urban location with cool backdrops. Wherever we go, you will be left with beautiful images for you to cherish forever.


*Please note that small travel fees may apply if outside a 1 hour radius of Macroom, Co. Cork. I will let you know these ahead of booking if you wish to shoot elsewhere in Ireland.

Elopement, engagement & couple photographer prices & packages


I offer surprise engagement photoshoots, staged engagement photoshoots for your 'save the dates' and adventure couple sessions.

Contact me via the link below to find out pricing. I offer single shoot locations or multiple locations depending on your budget.

Contact Me

FAQ

How do we book?

I book up 3-4 months in advance. 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.

How many photos will we get?

Depending on the duration of coverage, for full day I usually deliver around a 100 final images and depending on your package you can download directly from your gallery. All photographs come in website and high resolution, and can be downloaded without watermarks.

We are nervous in front of the camera

Dude I get it, so am I! But I promise I make it so much fun you will 100% forget im there with my camera by the end of it! And I'd be very surprised I didn't know your life story by the end of your session too, because I talk ALOT.

Do you edit the photos? Do you photoshop the photos?

Yes I edit all your gallery, image by image. I love reliving your day again and it's a lot of fun, to see all those moments again!

And before you ask, no I will not photoshop you, I love to celebrate natural beauty. If you wish to have your images photoshopped or further post editing additional charges will be applied per image.

How long before we get our gallery?

I will send you a sneak peek within a week of the wedding. Depending on the time of year it can vary between 6 weeks to 12-16 weeks during peek season. .

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