Ireland's best vacation photographer


For lovers and families, who are on vacation in Cork or Kerry,

and want to take home more than Aran jumpers

and cans of Guinness and have an epic little adventure with Sarah Kate Photography


Fully Booked for May, June, July & August 2024


KILLARNEY, KINSALE, BANTRY, GLENGARRIFF, KENMARE, WEST CORK, DINGLE VACATION PHOTOGRAPHER

Who am I? I'm Sarah Kate, a wild little woman with a grá for all things Irish


Hold onto your granny knickers, folks, because we're about to feck off on a wild Irish adventure through the lens of an equally wild Irish photographer (how cheesy is that)!


As a vacation couple & family photographer, I've had the pleasure of capturing some truly magical moments - from loved-up engagements to heartwarming vow renewals to extended family gatherings back in the home country. There's nothing quite like capturing that special connection between people against the stunning backdrop of the Emerald Isle, my home sweet home!


Whether it's stealing a kiss on the Kerry Cliffs or frolicking through fields of cow shite and gorse bushes. Ireland offers endless possibilities for creating unforgettable memories. As an Irish photographer with a penchant for all things wild and whimsical, I  thrive on capturing those candid and real moments that truly reflect the spirit and love between couples.


So if you're looking to add a touch of Irish magic to your couple photography, engagement shoots or vow renewals, look no further.


Let's feck off on an adventure together and create photographs that will have you saying "Sláinte!" in no time.


Picture of me, acting the maggot at 40 years of age on a tyre swing by Dierdre Rusk

Make your holiday to Ireland last longer, with a stunning Irish vacation photoshoot by an Irish Photographer


As a natural lifestyle vacation photographer located in Cork (in the south of Ireland) my goal is to capture all the wonderful experiences and the stunning beauty of the Irish landscape for lovers. If you’re planning a vacation to Ireland, then I’m the photographer for you. Local sights such as West Cork, Kinsale, Gougane Barra, Blarney, Kenmare, Dingle, Slea Head, 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 Irish history & storytelling and I strive to capture both through my photography, delivering a gallery which will tell a tale of who you are and your once in a lifetime (or maybe yearly!) experiences you have had.


And when you print your photographs - you’ll be able to return to Ireland whenever you want!


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. Make your vacation extra special, by hiring a vacation photographer to capture moments which are timeless and memory evoking.


I've got you covered for engagement session, getting to know you sessions, pre-wedding sessions, family vacation sessions, couple sessions and wild Irish adventure sessions.

Adventurous, loved up couples - This is not your average photoshoot!


Capturing the romance, fun and intimacy to create truly unique images you’ll treasure forever. But let's go on explore! You want photographs that capture your personalities, your love, your destination 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! It's 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.



What kind of photoshoot can you book?


  • ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY
  • ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY
  • DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
  • ADVENTURE COUPLE PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SURPRISE PROPOSAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • VOW RENEWAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • ANNIVERSARY COUPLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Your vacation photography session can take place ANYWHERE!

Your vacation photography session can take place ANYWHERE!

Couple & Family vacation photographer

Couple & Family vacation photographer

Like where? Let’s see…

- Somewhere that’s important to you
- A popular tourist spot
- A hidden gem
- A place you’ve dreamed of visiting

Or maybe somewhere that’s a part of your cultural heritage, such as a local beach, bog, forest, mountain, castle or quiet street.
The places you’ve heard about in family stories.

Or perhaps a secret location only a local would know?

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Client feedback

I simply cannot recommend Sarah Kate enough! She was an absolute joy and pleasure to be around and work with.

My husband and I can be a little awkward behind a camera but I still wanted great memories of our trip to Ireland and she knocked it out of the park! She was such a great hype girl, suggested unique and new ways to pose and move that turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

I just love all her work, I wish she lived in the US so I could use her all the time ❤️❤️

Tara and Marshal

We cannot say enough good about our experience and time spent with Sarah!!! If you are traveling to Ireland (or are lucky enough to live there!) do yourself a favor and get photos done with Sarah!!!!

She is not only an amazing photographer but SO knowledgeable about all things Ireland and such a joy to be around! She makes you feel comfortable and like you’re with a friend.

They could not have turned out better! We hope to be back again & again & will be booking her

Abbigale

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
Gap of Dunloe Photoshoot | Sarah Kate Photography

Are you planning a surprise engagement photoshoot on your vacation in Ireland?


You might have seen the same images over and over of an Irish engagement session think the Cliffs of Mohar or Dunluce castle


I know you've probably seen the same old photos of couples getting engaged at the Cliffs of Moher or Dunluce Castle.


But why not try something a bit more intimate and meaningful, eh? How about finding a cozy little nook in the rolling hills of West Cork or the charming streets of Killarney or Kenmare?


And afterwards, we can celebrate with a proper pint of the black stuff - the perfect way to kick off the party!


Whatever the reason for choosing an Irish engagement, 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, West Cork, Killarney or Kenmare. 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

Let's get out in nature, enjoy the Irish Landscape through Ireland adventure photography


I'm a history lover at heart, which means I incorporate the Irish history, landscape and nature in my all vacation stories. The best places in Ireland to get your candid vacation photography done are in the countryside.


The Wild Atlantic Way such as Kerry and West Cork make for a stunning backdrop for vacation photography as do all the stunning Castles, Cliff Tops and National Parks.


You might be thinking, gosh but the Irish weather isn't that great! Don't worry, I have ways to get around this!

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Where to get the best vacation couple photos in Ireland?


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. Not only that but I often pick up and drop off my couples so they can enjoy their session** and not stress about Irish roads. 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

Muskross House and Gardens

Ross Castle

Glengarriff

Kenmare

Inchadoney

Kinsale

Old Head of Kinsale

Blarney Castle - Entry price not included

Sheeps Head*

Healy Pass*

Barleycove*

Derrynane*

Dingle*

Gap of Dunloe*

Slea Head*

Dun Chaoin*

Adare Manor*

Dromoland*

Ring of Kerry*


Some of my packages include multi stop locations, so you get more out of your imagery & a little tour too! Why not say yes to a little Irish adventure?


*Only available on certain packages due to distances.

**Pick up and Drop off only available to those staying in Killarney town


Please remember while Ireland looks small on a map to add at least 20% travel time to get from A to B

Leave Ireland

with more than selfies

You deserve to capture your vacation memories or your beautiful time here in Ireland

Hiring a photographer for your magical trip to Ireland is like adding a sprinkle of fairy dust to your adventure! Ireland's landscapes are straight out of a storybook, let me turn those moments into treasured memories.

Whether it's the misty cliffs, cozy pubs, or charming villages, they'll capture it all in a way that your smartphone simply can't.

Don't miss the chance to bring home the magic

Why a Vacation Photoshoot in Ireland is Worth Every Penny

Couple Photographer Cork, Kerry, Ireland

I plan your photoshoot around your holiday itinerary


Do you want romantic, loving, natural couple photography to remember your trip to Ireland 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 you're 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.

Killarney Couple Photographer

For the wild at heart, do you fancy a hike and a photoshoot up a mountain we can arrange that too!


I'm a massive hiker and outdoorsy person and if I connect with couples who want the same thing then that's a double bonus. I do offer extended sessions, which is where my most award winning images come from. While they do take longer to get too, they're normally off the beaten track and a unique part of Ireland you might not otherwise see.

I got the extra mile to I help couples create memories in Ireland that they will cherish for years to come

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COUPLE VACATION PHOTOGRAPHER

Vacation couple photography in a stunning Irish location in Cork or Kerry. Covers Killarney, Gap of Dunloe, Kenmare, Gougane Barra, and West Cork.

Let's go a wander and enjoy some stunning Irish scenery

Starting from €750

What's included:


  • Unique couple photos of your trip to Ireland
  • Pick up and drop off*
  • A what to wear guide & 'pre session checklist'
  • Photo tour! Not only do you get epic photos with a local photographer but you get an adventure off the beaten path with a local person whose keen to share all about Irish history and nature
  • Online gallery with access to US and Canadian print store so you can order stunning framed prints to hang on your walls at home


*Pick up and Drop off only available for those staying in Killarney town

How to book a vacation photographer in Ireland?

Just follow these four simple steps.


  • Send me message below
  • Select a date and time
  • Pay the session booking fee
  • Sign the contract
  • I will be in touch with you to arrange the finer details


It's that easy.


Once booked I send you a 'What to Expect' from your session and a 'pre session checklist' and I'm available to answer any questions about the photoshoot.

Booking a vacation photographer on your trip to Ireland


My availability does book up 3/4 months in advance for couple photography & vacation photography in Ireland. Early booking is recommended where possible. Due to the high volume of bookings, I do not have a cancellation list.


Please note I am FULLY BOOKED FOR MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST 2024

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FAQ

What's your availability?

At present, I am booking vacation shoots up to 3 to 4 months in advance for mid week vacation shoots. Once your travel plans are finalized, I highly advise securing your spot. I take great pride in providing exceptional service to my clients, often arranging pick-ups and chauffeuring them to various unique destinations in Ireland's best vacation locations. I am fully insured photographer and highly awarded and a member of IPPVA. This is a completely unique photo offering in Ireland.

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 what to expect guide (which is lots of adventure) including tips on tricks on what to wear

*A location guide - Choose from epic locations for your Cork | Kerry Couple photography or Irish Elopement

*Wardrobe/styling advice - The weather in Ireland can changeable, I will guide you on how to make the most out of your outfits to get the most amazing couple photos of your irish vacation.

*Access to an online gallery with a US/ Canadian online store! Which means you can order prints from the comfort of your own home!

WHERE ARE YOU BASED AND DO YOU TRAVEL?

I am based in Macroom so are up local to all the most amazing spots in the south of Ireland.

I travel within a 2 hour radius from here which includes around Cork, West Cork & Kerry.

I focus on local locations so I can give a better client experience and I know the history better. I know these areas intimately, how the light works, when's the best time to shoot etc.

Where do you work?

I exclusively focus on capturing couple photography in County Cork and County Kerry for a simple yet compelling reason – these two picturesque regions hold a special place in my heart. Their landscapes are insanely beautiful and I hike them a lot in my spare time. By specializing in this area, I can offer a better understanding of the local environment, enabling me to craft unique and meaningful images that resonate with the couples I work with. This commitment to a specific geographical area allows me to create a more authentic and connected experience for my clients, ensuring their love story is beautifully woven into the stunning tapestry of Cork and Kerry's natural beauty.

WHEN WILL WE GET OUR PHOTOS?

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.

During peek season it make take 10 weeks to get your gallery! I'm a one woman show and edit each of your photos individually & done outsource this. So typically do not rush editing as I enjoy reliving these moments again.

What if it rains?

The weather in Ireland is unpredictable. We can either change the time or embrace the wild weather! Check out my guide - https://www.sarahkatephotography.ie/blog/the-ultimate-guide-on-how-to-prepare-for-your-couple-session-in-ireland/

Whats the average spend on a family session?

Most families buy additional prints, frames and heirloom albums so the average spend can be between €750 to €1200 euros.

I have a US store with US suppliers if you wish to get print products when you're home.

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.

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.

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.

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 heirloom imagery, designed to show your natural glow and beauty. I want to capture children in their purest form.

DO YOU SHOOT OTHER TYPES OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

Are you insured?

I'm a fully insured and registered I.P.P.V.A photographer. This means I am covered to photograph you.

I am an experienced full time photographer, which means you have my full attention and experience to avail of!

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. 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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