Capturing all the tears, chaos and laughter in Munsters most scenic locations.




I create un-staged, authentic, honest portraits of your family to treasure for a lifetime. Pressing pause on those moments you want to enjoy forever. A true investment to savour your family in a moment in time.

As a natural light, lifestyle family photographer, I capture beauty in those ordinary, everyday moments.

Understanding and sharing the joys of connection within a family, the small and big experiences, the day-to-day and special moments.

CORK, Kerry & ireland

AWARD WINNING Family photographer

You know when your bent double with laughter, so much so that you don't have a care in the world? Those are the moments I want to capture.

I want you to think back and think "gosh what were we laughing at" "mammy looks so happy" and "didn't we had a lovely time together"

The thought of getting your photos taken is nearly always worse than the end result. I pack humour and adventure into every session and although I get some raised eyebrows from time to time, I always get a heartfelt, genuine laugh.

Think of me

As your family historian

Its a privilege to do that right! Capturing your family for generations to enjoy.

My primary focus as your photographer is to leave behind a legacy of photographs and narratives infused with honesty and artistry.

I want your family to look back and enjoy and savour every moment in those photos for years to come.

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What my clients are saying

"Sarah Kate did a fantastic job capturing some special moments at our family occasion. She made everyone feel very relaxed and produced great photos that capture people's personalities. I would ask Sarah Kate when doing something similar again."


"Sarah, the photos are unreal! Thank you so much! I can't believe some of the shots you got of some of the kids, just amazing!"


"Sarah Kate was so amazing to work with. We did a family shoot with our 1 year old and we'd such a blast. Sarah Kate so chatty we felt comfortable from the get go! The images after then, I was literally bawling they were so amazing it was so hard to pick the ones we wanted to progress with! Seriously, couldn't recommend her enough!"

Ann Martin

Client Galleries

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Cork Family photographer, Killarney Family Photographer
Cork Family photographer, Killarney Family Photographer
Cork Family photographer, Killarney Family Photographer

STORYTELLING PORTRAITS with a wild Irish backdrop


Based in West Cork, Ireland, I have a deep love for the landscape of West Cork and Ireland in general. Growing up here, I know beautiful spots along the while Atlantic way such as Gougane Barra, Inchydoney, Barleycove, Baltimore Beacon, Owinchincha, Roberts Cove to name but a few. I have lots of wonderful spots, up my sleeve for you to choose from.

Where to get the perfect location for your photos

Where to get your photos taken

I capture families and newborns in Cork City, Macroom, Bandon, Blarney, Bantry, Ballincollig, Baltimore, Kinsale, Dunmanway, Millstreet, Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Schull, Allihies, Glengarriff, Gougane Barra, Killarney and Kenmare.

I have more than a few secret spots up my sleeve too.

Photography Gift Cards are available upon request. I am also available for vacation photography, if you do want to capture your magical holiday in the Irish countryside. Additional travel costs do apply.

I'm a sucker for creating beautiful slideshows to emotive music? Why, I rewatch them when my kids are sleeping, or set play on google chrome so that family and visitors can enjoy when they come to visit! Watch below to see an example.

I'm a sucker for creating beautiful slideshows to emotive music? Why, I rewatch them when my kids are sleeping, or set play on google chrome so that family and visitors can enjoy when they come to visit! Watch below to see an example.

You won't ever regret getting pictures taken

Cork Family Photographer

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Cork Family Photographer

How do I book?

Just follow these four simple steps.

  • Send me message below
  • I will send you my pricing and packages
  • Select a package, date and time
  • Pay the session retainer fee & sign the contract
  • Full session fee is due before your session

It's that easy. Once booked I send you a 'What to Expect' from your session and I'm available to answer any questions about the photoshoot.

Please note, my availability does book up months in advance, early booking is recommended where possible.

Contact Me



Once you have booked a session with me, we will plan the specifics. I will answer any questions you may have, as well as assist with location selection and anything else you might need.

Included in all sessions:
*Included is a phone call or unlimited texts consultations to plan the session.
*Wardrobe/styling advice
*Access to an online gallery


I am based in Macroom and I travel within a 1 hour radius around Cork, West Cork, Killarney & Kenmare. For destinations outside of this, travel costs apply. I keep these to a minimum and I am upfront about them before booking. I'm a wanderer at heart so always eager to explore.

What if it rains?

The weather in Ireland is unpredictable. Due to the high volume of bookings, I suggest having an indoor location as a backup or else pack wellies and rain jackets and we can reschedule. If the weather is extreme, we can either change the time or reschedule to another date.

How many pictures will we receive?

Depending on which package you book, You will get 10 photos as part of your package. Your full gallery is available to purchase if you would like access to all your images.


Wear what feels good and makes you comfortable, if you're not comfortable in what you're wearing, you won't be able to relax and enjoy the session.

Upon booking to will send you a bespoke wardrobe guide which acts as a guide to help you plan your perfect pictures.


I have a strict no photoshop policy. I won't edit out wrinkles, lumps or bumps. I like to create imagery, designed to show your natural glow and beauty. I want to capture children in their purest form.


By booking my services, you understand that all photographic images remain the copyright of Sarah Kate Photography and cannot be reproduced, cropped or altered in any form. You agree to receive photos sorted and edited at the sole discretion of the photographer. All unedited files are the sole property of the photographer and will not be included in any final product received. All photos will be edited as seen fit by the photographer. Photos can be subject to online, advertising, marketing, and any other forms of media, press, and hard copy as the photographer sees fit, per the model release form that was signed by the client before session began. The client has full printing rights. The photographer is not responsible for printing issues. These need to be addressed with the printer. If the client is to publish any photos taken by photographer in any media, professional or otherwise, credit is to be given to photographer. There are no refunds once photos are delivered via online gallery or disc. If refund must be issued before gallery is delivered, client will receive their refund MINUS the non refundable retainer that is specifically marked in the contract the client signed. Client agrees to not re edit photos or alter them in any way. Any re editing, or use online without credit to the photographer is prohibited.

Are you Insured?

Yes, I am a fully insured & registered photographer! I do this full time.


You will receive an online gallery link with all your photos between 8-12 weeks. You can download all the photos from the gallery but also share them, choose your favourites, and also order prints! A sneak peek is also available 5 days post shoot.

Whats the average spend on a family session?

Most families buy additional prints, frames and heirloom albums so the average spend can be between €500 to €1200 euros. It is cheaper to purchase the package up front. Payment plans are available upon request.

Do you Bundle Sessions?

Yes, if for instance you want maternity photography and newborn photography bundled together. We can arrange that, and the good news is, bundles come with a discount.


Yes, of course! You can print directly via your private gallery. I have chosen an artisan framer to provide beautifully handmade papers and frames to showcase your photography.


Yes I shoot couple photography, enagements, small business, intimate weddings and elopements. I love unconventional weddings vibes or anything a little quirky. If you like my style and want to work together. Just contact via the link above.

Still got questions?

WhatsApp me on 0872579497. Im hopeless on the phone, but a great texter, so shoot me through a message if you have any more questions.

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