Quirky, creative, Cork wedding photographer

with a tiny bit of sass

Sarah Kate Photographer | Wedding Photographer, Gougane Barra, Cork, Kerry

For hopeless romantics

with a sense of adventure

Sarah Kate Photographer | Wedding Photographer, Gougane Barra, Cork, Kerry

And fun lovers

and mischief makers


for those couples who love their hiking boots just

just as much as each other



Hi, Im Sarah Kate, but you can call me Sarah

I'm a wild & reckless romantic photographer

I'm a Cork based wedding photographer. I photograph creative, contemporary, alternative weddings & destination weddings in Cork, Kerry & all over Ireland.

Whether you’re planning an intimate Irish countryside wedding, or slick city celebration, let’s capture it with artistic yet authentic imagery that tells the detailed love story of you

Inspired by the rugged Irish landscape & history, my wedding photography has a fun, passionate & intimate feel to perfectly compliment your love story.


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And People who just want lol's

I am for the fun loving, Netflix binging, sea swimming, beer guzzlers out there.

If you're easy going, laid back couple who want a no fuss wedding photographer. You want to make the most of the day with your family and friends. If you celebrate each day as if it's your last. If you're the kind of couple who knows they should say no to something, but do it anyways?

If that's you, then read no further & book me as your paparazzi for the day

Cork Wedding Photographer | Sarah Kate Photography

As an Irish wedding photographer

I know the lay of the land, I offer natural, wedding photography in Ireland, thats timeless, evocative and good craic. Its in my DNA, what more can I say.

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.


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.

Sarah Kate Photography | Gougane Barra Wedding Photographer, Cork, Kerry, Killarney, Kenmare Wedding Photographer

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY, capturing details



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! If your dad's rocking it out with the trad band, cousin Brid and her haphazardly applied tan or Uncle Larry, well just being Uncle Larry which is embarrassing, those are the things I'll look out for!

Sarah Kate Photography | Gougane Barra Wedding Photographer, Cork, Kerry, Killarney, Kenmare Wedding Photographer

People don't realise.....

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Cork Wedding Photographer

I'm mad as a box of frogs....

But 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.

I offer pre wedding engagement sessions ahead of your wedding, as part of my wedding packages! 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.

Planning a smaller wedding than you initially thought?

Cork wedding photographer


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!


Small intimate wedding photographer | Cork | Kerry | 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. I'm pretty much down for anything so if you want to ride into the venue

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Intimate Wedding Photography at Gougane Barra

Grab a glass

and let's get langers

Just goofing, new boot goofing.

Fun, I meant let's have fun. Lot's and lots of fun, I love having craic and a laugh with my couples and I want to feel like I'm celebrating with you!

So let's let our hair down and have fun on your wedding day & book me as your crazy wedding photographer!

I make being in front of the camera, super easy!

First off, I give you advice and direction so you're not standing there twiddling your thumbs. I will get you to hug, kiss, caress, embrace, dance, run & climb trees! Well the last one is up to you, I'm a never say never kinda gal. But I do make it easy on you and then I let you sink in those moments and enjoy.

Some of my wedding pricing and packages include pre wedding photography sessions and its the perfect way to get rid of any pre wedding camera shy jitters! Pre wedding or engagement photography can take place in near me in Cork or Kerry or if your based further afield somewhere of your choosing in Ireland. These are my favourite as I get to meet couples ahead of their big day and also go through how your wedding photos will go!

Sarah Kate Photography | Gougane Barra Wedding Photographer, Cork, Kerry, Killarney, Kenmare Wedding Photographer

What my couples are saying!


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

Want a different kind of wedding?

Traditional might not be your style 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 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 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 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!

Couple photographer Ireland, West Cork, Cork wedding photographer
What better way to celebrate your relationship

Than 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 wildly romantic Irish wedding.

Just come prepared for the rain!

Couple Photographer Cork Kerry


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.


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.


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. 


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

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

Beautiful, adventurous, relaxed couples photographer Cork & Kerry

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.

Pricing for couple shoots in Ireland starts at €350 and include a slideshow off all your images to music and 15 digital downloads!

*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.

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

I'm an inclusive photographer

LGBTQ2S+ affirming. 

LGBTQ2S+ friendly. 

LGBTQ2S+ ally

iNTIMATE, Small wedding & ELOPEMENT photographer prices & packages

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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