Rugged, Wild, IRISH Vacation Photography

I create un-staged, authentic, honest portraits of you as a couple or family, on vacation in Ireland. Pressing pause on a holiday, you want to savour forever. A true investment to savour for eternity. And not only this, you get Ireland as a stunning backdrop.

As a natural light, lifestyle vacation photographer located in the Cork, the south of Ireland, I capture beauty in those ordinary, everyday moments whilst incorporating the beauty of the Irish landscape. Local sights such as West Cork, Kinsale, Gougane Barra, Blarney, Kenmare and Killarney National Park are all quite close to where I grew up so I have a natural affinity for taking photos of families and couples holidaying here.

I love story telling through photography so will deliver a galley which tells a tale of who and where you are. All the fine details are included.

Family & Couple Photographer

in Cork, Kerry and the south of ireland

Our vacation photography session can take place at a location that's important to you, your holiday or maybe even your cultural heritage, such as a local beach, bog, forest or mountain. Anywhere that you will feel comfortable. It might be your first family holiday in a number or years you might be making the trip to Ireland to celebrate a big birthday or anniversary.

Sarah Kate Photography, Vacation Photographer Ireland

“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 Kate Photography, Vacation Photographer Ireland , Kinsale

Lets get out in nature

I'm a nature lover at heart, so I incorporate the Irish landscape and nature play as much as I can. The best places in Ireland to get your candid vacation photography done are in the countryside. You might be thinking, gosh but the Irish weather isn't that great! Don't worry, I have ways to get around this!

Sarah Kate Photography, Vacation Photographer, Gougane Barra, Cork, Ireland

Where to shoot your Irish Vacation Photoshoot

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 & couple vacation photos. It really sums up the essence of Ireland.

Great places to have your vacation photos taken in the south of Ireland.

  • Gougane Barra
  • Killarney National Park
  • Ross Castle
  • Glengarriff
  • Sheeps Head Way
  • Three Castle Heads
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • The Burren
  • Muskross House and Gardens
  • Kinsale
  • Dingle
  • Dun Chaoin
  • Kenmare

Please note some of these places require written permission ahead of time, so booking early is required. Additional travel expenses occur outside of a 1hr radius of Macroom, Ireland and I let you know these ahead of booking.

Sarah Kate Photography, Vacation Photographer Ireland , Killarney

“These are so fantastic!!! I love them!

Can't wait to select the ones I want... plus a few more LOL”

Romantic Couple Photographer, Ireland

Sarah Kate Photography, Vacation Photographer Ireland, Waterford

Are you coming to ireland with your partner?

Do you want romantic, loving, natural couple photography to remember your trip by? I offer relaxed and enjoyable couple, love vacation shoots. I plan and arrange the session around your holiday plans so you don't have to stress or worry.

So whether your in a new relationship, planning a secret proposal or a happily married couple looking for a couple photographer near your holiday destination, get in touch.

Natural Couple Photographer Cork, Kerry, Sarah Kate Photography, Vacation Photographer Ireland

Do you have a sense of adventure?

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.

If you fancy a hike and a session up a mountain we can arrange that too! Im a massive hiker and if I connect with families and couples who want the same thing than that's a double bonus.

VACATION Photography Pricing & Packages


Bespoke lifestyle family photography 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

Starting from €350


Romantic Couple photography in a stunning Irish location.

15 beautifully edited digital images.

Slideshow of all your favourite images.

Al la Carte Digitals available

Starting from €350





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

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


I am based in Macroom and I travel within a 1 hour radius from here for free which includes around Cork, West Cork & parts of Kerry.

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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