CORK & KERRY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Capturing all the tears, chaos and laughter in Munster's most scenic locations.


FULLY BOOKED FOR 2022

WILD, NOSTALGIC, IRISH FAMILY PORTRAITS

Family PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A BIT OF CRAIC

Dear family,

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.

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

I create more than family photos, it's a fun experience & one you get to celebrate with the people who matter the most.

You know when your bent double with laughter, tears in your eyes

That's what I want from your session

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, but I always get a heartfelt, genuine laugh.

Its a privilege to do that right!

Legacy maker

Capturing your family for generations to enjoy.

My main 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. To pull the album out when new girlfriends come to visit for the first time. To use as blackmail in times of duress!

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Cork Family Photographer | Sarah Kate Photography

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."

Brid

"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!"

Alanna

"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

Cork Family photographer, Killarney Family Photographer
West Cork Family Photographer
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

STORYTELLING PORTRAITS

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 my family photographer?


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.

Most of my clients invest between €650 and €1500 including albums, wall art and digital images.



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

Contact Me

FAQ

WHAT CAN I EXPECT ONCE I'VE BOOKED A SESSION?

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

WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND DO YOU TRAVEL?

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. If the weather has an extreme weather warning, we can either change the time or reschedule to another date.

WHAT iS THE AVERAGE SPEND ON A SESSION?

Most families buy additional prints, frames and heirloom albums so the average spend can be between €550 to €1200 euros. 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.

DO YOU PHOTOSHOP OUR IMAGES?

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 and I want to capture children in their purest form. Please consider this when selecting a location for your session. Choosing an aesthetically pleasing clutter free background such as a beach, forest or park is a wise choice if you wish to avoid unsightly backdrops.

HOW DO WE BOOK?

Contact me via the link above, summer sessions fill up months in advance so I recommend booking sooner rather than later.

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes, I am a fully insured & registered I.P.P.V.A photographer!

WHEN WILL WE GET OUR PHOTOS?

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.

CAN WE GET PRINTS OR GET IMAGES FRAMED?

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. Definitely get them printed and hung on your wall.

HOW MANY PICTURES WILL WE RECEIVE?

This depends on which package you book. I edit all your photos individually and put the best ones up for you to choose. Your gallery is available to purchase if you would like access to all your images.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

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.

DO YOU SHOOT OTHER TYPES OF 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.

TERMS OF SERVICE

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. 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.

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