I create un-staged, authentic, honest portraits of your family to treasure for a lifetime. Pressing pause on those moments you want to savour 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. I give my best to every family, newborn and lifestyle photography session and I understand how daunting it can be, to be in front of the camera but together we will create beautiful images which you will treasure for a lifetime.

Family, Newborn, Lifestyle Photography

in Cork, Kerry and ireland

Our photography session can take place in your home or in a location that's important to you, such as a local beach, bog, forest or mountain. Anywhere that you will feel comfortable.

I'm a nature lover at heart, so I incorporate the Irish landscape and nature play as much as I can. I love creating genuine, connections between family members, through activities such as picnics, bubbles, rock pooling (My personal favourite) or playing hide and seek amongst the trees. It makes the sessions a-lot of fun for the kids and fun for adults alike. As a mum of three, I know how hard it can be to get children behave, instead of focusing on their behaviour, I encourage your children to explore and enjoy the space around them.

“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.”

Irish Vacation Photographer

Making the trip to Ireland and want to capture the moments? I offer tailored vacation photography for you. I incorporate the history, landscape and the moody Irish weather in my family photos. It really sums up the essence of Ireland. Just get in touch via the form below and we can chat about how to capture your vacation in Ireland.

Lifestyle family portraits which capture you at your most SINCERE

Based in West Cork, Ireland, I have a deep love and reverence for the landscape of West Cork and Munster in general. Growing up here, I know beautiful spots for family adventure sessions from Gougane Barra, Inchydoney, Barleycove, Baltimore Beacon, Garretstown Beach, Roberts Cove to name but a view. I have lots of wonderful spots, up my sleeve for you to choose from.

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

If you think we are the right fit, please reach out via the contact link below.

Family Photography Pricing & Packages


Bespoke lifestyle family photography at home or at location.

Candid pictures capturing the joy of parenthood and childhood.

15 fully edited digital images.

Slideshow of all your favourite images.

Option to purchase prints and heirloom album


Heirloom Family

Lifestyle photography in the comfort of your home or at location.

30 beautifully edited digital images.

Slideshow of all your favourite images.

Heirloom 20 x 20 Prima Album (10 page spread)

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Heritage Family

Heritage Family sessions, gifts you can pass down for generations to come.

All beautifully edited images.

Slideshow of all your favourite images.

Three 8 x 12 Fine Art printed images.

20 x 20 Embossed Bloom Book in Linen Box

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Holy Communions

And other special occasions that don't fit into a box.

These are customised sessions based on your needs!

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“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!”

Best Photographer Ireland

Beautiful slideshows to music

How do I book?

Just follow these four simple steps.

  • Send me message below
  • Select a date and time
  • Pay the session booking 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.

Please note I am fully booked for 2021 and am now taking bookings for 2022/2023.

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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 Skype or FaceTime call to plan the session.
*Wardrobe/styling advice
*Access to an online gallery

Are you Insured?

Yes, I am a fully insured photographer!


I am based in Macroom and I travel within a 100km radius around Cork and West Cork. 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.


You will receive an online gallery link with all your photos between 4 - 6 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 2-3 days post shoot.

What if it rains?

The weather in Ireland is unpredictable. We can either change the time or reschedule to another date.

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.

How many pictures will we receive?

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.

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.


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.


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.


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


Yes I shoot maternity, small business, interiors, 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.


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.

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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