Cork, Kerry & Ireland

Natural Wedding photographer

For hopeless romantics

with a sense of adventure

And fun lovers

and mischief makers

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Intimate Wedding, SMALL WEDDING & Elopement photographer in Ireland

Now booking weddings in 2022 & 2023

Hi, I'm Sarah Kate, based in Cork, I cover weddings & destination weddings in Cork, Kerry & all over Ireland. Whether you’re planning an intimate Irish countryside wedding, or slick city centre celebration, let’s capture it through evocative yet authentic imagery that tells the detailed story of your day.


Inspired by the rugged Irish landscape, history and cinema, my wedding photography has a timeless and romantic feel, and will be the perfect compliment to your love story. This is artistic photography, without the fads, frills and fuss, that will stand the test of time.

Gougane Barra Wedding Photographer

wEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR INTROVERTS, EXTRoVERTS,

LUNATICS AND LEGENDS!

As an Irish wedding photographer

I know the lay of the land, I offer natural wedding photography in Ireland, that stands the test of time.



Natural, romantic Wedding & Elopement Photographer

IN cORK, kerry & Ireland


I shoot adventure 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.


Do you HATE BEING IN FRONT OF A 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.




Cork Gougane Barra Wedding Photographer

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, capturing details

THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME!

Big IRISH SESSION, AHEM, i mean wedding!


Us Irish know how to celebrate in style, and that includes all the big emotions that come with it, the tears, the laughter, the whoopsie daisies! I capture the driving rain, the howling wind and the atmosphere that goes with it too. So matter what the weather, a session will be had!


I'll put you at ease, on your big day.

I go the extra mile to get to know you ahead of the wedding, why? Cause it would be super weird not to! If I'm going to be involved in your big day, I want to know how you, how you met, what you love, and where you hope married life will take you. It also puts you at ease in front of the camera and it allows me to get nicer photos on the day, because you know and trust me. Let me be there for you, it will be worth it.


Cork Wedding Photographer

Has Covid changed your wedding plans?

Fear not, changing your dream large or foreign wedding doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact by having an intimate, small wedding in Cork or Kerry, it means you can save money for the big things later on such as a house or trips abroad. I have tailored intimate wedding photography packages which cater for smaller weddings, they take into account the changeability of restrictions. So you still get a great intimate wedding photography package which will capture your day in a big way!

Cork Wedding Photographer

Wildly romantic small weddings in ireland

From big parties to cozy, candlelit ceremonies, all love stories deserve to be told beautifully. No matter what your budget, you can elope to Ireland and not break the bank. You can choose a quirky wedding venue such as a castle, pub or cottage or you can elope outdoors like the Cliffs of Moher, West Cork or along the Wild Atlantic Way. The possibilities are endless, and it makes a wildly romantic boho alternative to a standard wedding.

Gougane Barra Wedding Photographer

Intimate Wedding at Gougane Barra

Testimonials

Jennifer & Damien

“Wow they are amazing!! Thanks so much you did an amazing job. I actually can’t believe how nice they are! You completely hid our social awkwardness!!”

Eleopement Photographer ireland

You might not consider yourselves traditional, so the thought of planning a big wedding just doesn't feel right or you might not like the fuss or the limelight. Instead, you dream to Elope to Ireland, 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. 



Cork Elopement | Intimate Wedding | Wedding Photographer

WHAT BETTER WAY TO BEGIN A MARRIAGE THEN TO HAVE AN ADVENTURE?

Get your best clothes on, pack your hiking boots and a flask of whiskey and let's discover some beautiful backdrops for your Irish wedding.


Where to GET ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY in Cork and Kerry

I shoot intimate weddings, and Irish elopements 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, Mt. Brandon, Castlegregory, Molls Gap, Torc Mountain, Muckross Abbey.


I'm local to all the best off-beat Elopement spots 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 elopement or intimate wedding that bit easier. I grew up 20 minutes drive from Gougane Barra, 40 minutes from Killarney National Park, and 40 minutes from West Cork, so not only am I a local Cork wedding photographer, I know these places inside out. I have connections and memories here, just like you.


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 wedding 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. I am located 40 minutes from all the best West Cork & Kerry wedding locations.


OUTDOOR ELOPEMENTS AND Irish Weather


It is often said that you can get four seasons in one day. Irish weather can be unpredictable, but that just adds to the fun and excitement of the day.


WHEN TO ELOPE?


Spring to summer is usually the safest time to elope outdoors in Ireland. The average temperature ranges from 09/12°C (48/50°F) to 19/20 °C (66/68 °F) in Spring or Summer and7/8 °C (45/46 °F) in inland areas, to 8/10 °C (46/50 °F) along the coasts and milder periods, when southerly air masses reach Ireland, the temperature can reach 15 °C (59 °F) even in winter. 


WHAT TO BRING?


It is best to prepare for all-weather possibilities for your adventure elopement. Bring an umbrella, a pair of wellingtons and a woollen or lace shawl to keep you warm.

A hot flask of tea or coffee works well, or even a flask of whiskey or hot toddy if you're feeling extra adventurous.


Get in touch to learn more about my elopement photography packages

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iNTIMATE, Small wedding & ELOPEMENT photographer prices


If you are planning a small wedding with under 30 guests or if its just the two of you and witnesses and would like information on what I can offer please contact me to be sent my brochure all about wedding photography prices for small Irish weddings. And if you’re after a more tailored collection I am very happy to come up with something that works for you.

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Wedding Photographer Ireland
@sarahkatemurphyphotography

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