The messers guide to wedding photography

I'm an award-winning wedding photographer serving the stunning Cork and Kerry region. From magical spots like Killarney and Kenmare to the vibrant streets of Cork to the safe havens of West Cork, I've got what it takes to capture your wedding, your way! Whether you choose enchanting lakeside venues such as Gougane Barra, or charming locations like Bantry House and Gardens, The Dunloe Hotel, Dromquinna Manor, Ballyvolane House, Muckross Park, Cloughjordan House orAdare Manor, I'll be there to ensure every precious moment is beautifully preserved. No pushy sales here, just genuine dedication to creating unforgettable memories.

Do I take life seriously? Fuck no!

Do I want your wedding day to be fun loving and filled with laughter? Hell yes!

So if you're looking for a wedding photographer who blends epic photos with a laid-back West Cork approach, I'm your cailín.

And just to forewarn you, I'm a die hard romantic with poorly timed jokes!

Let's chat and make your wedding day even more special with timeless photographs that reflect your unique style and love.

Documenting real moments including all the laughter, snots and tears!

No matter your preferences, choose a photographer who will go above and beyond to make your wedding day extraordinary. Consider it an investment in you – in your love story, your cherished memories, and the unique moments that define your special day. This is your day, after all – make it truly yours! My main aim is to capture and document moments naturally.

I believe it’s my job to make sure that you feel calm, authentic, and engaged during a shoot with me and I will go above and beyond to ensure this is the case. I'm a big believer in capturing moments as is. I won't ask you to recreate a moment. My primary focus as a documentary wedding photographer is to capture your day in all its gory glory, including laughter, snots and tears. For couple portraits, I will always guide you so you don’t feel or look awkward in any of your photographs and that the photos look natural. I set 15 minutes aside for family portraits as I know these are important but for the most part, letting your day unfold your way, garners better imagery.

As a wedding photographer, I’ve gone to a fair few weddings. I’ve seen it all - the nerves, the wardrobe malfunction's, the teary parent, the annoying neighbour and the token crazy uncle. But one thing that I know for sure, is that regardless of how much planning you do, the wedding will always unfold as it’s meant to. People seem to swing between being extremely excited and extremely overwhelmed as they’re going through the stages of wedding planning- -so if you’re feeling either of those things, know that this is completely normal!

Check out what Rachel and Dave are saying.....

It's not until you meet Sarah Kate in person that you understand how amazing she really is. Her work on her Instagram speaks for itself. She can capture every fleeting glance, unposed and unscripted moments of joy, and still be a massive presence on the best days of your life. She made us laugh, and. Feel so chilled. I felt like I knew her years before I ever met her. She is the nicest and most beautiful soul who captured our wedding day is the most stunning way. There was no pressure or time lines. No bossing around for the perfect shot. She just knew where to be at all times and captured moments I didn't even see on the day myself.

What we received back was pure and utter joy captured in her photos. I couldn't even share my favoirite snaps because they all truly are master pieces in their own ways. Im hopefully not looking to remarry anytime soon but if I was she'd be the 1st vendor I'd book again in a heartbeat. Your wedding will be flawlessly captured if you pick Sarah kate for your day. Her banter and craic is just an added bonus xxx

Rachel and Dave


I take on a limited number of weddings per year to focus on my client relationships.

I want to arrive at your wedding like a friend and
leave feeling like family.


Because genuine connection is at the heart of what I do!

Sarah Kate

So what's my process you ask?

I. Book the date.

Pay a retainer to secure your date!

I operate on a first-come-first-serve basis and get lots of lovely bubbly couples jousting for the same date (not actual jousting, but I kinda wish they did)

Anywho, only the lucky ones get me!

So get booking bitches.

II. Take shit hot photos.

I bloody hate showing up at a wedding not knowing my couple, it's super important for me to have a relationship going into your big day. Which is why after booking and again before your wedding, we Zoom the heck out of it, and I am always down with texts and DM's. So hit me up lovely people, for all the chats!

Prior to your wedding we run through a timeline of your day, and then I rock up on your wedding ready to party!

Pretty simple really, I'm not a stress head, I like having craic and talking absolute shite with your guests and having a littler boogie not he dance floor.

Everything about the excitement and buzz off a wedding day, it's hard to put into words. I JUST LOVE IT.

III. Deliver memories.

I edited all my photos, one by one so it takes me between 8-10 weeks for your gallery to be delivered and up to 12 weeks in the silly season.

You will have access to your online gallery & slideshow for a year and you'll be able to download both high res and web res photos, not only that but you'll also be able to order your own frames and prints! Pretty neat hey?


my friends is about you,

the beoir's, legends,

and pure flah's.

Your epic love story & me

(the socially awkward one)

Just a head's up - I'm different from the rest

I love working with non-traditional couples, for whom craic is at the heart of everything they do!

Gimme all the big feels for alternative weddings, elopements, destination weddings and micro weddings in Ireland. I'm an anti-stress photographer. I'm a stand back and let the moment happen kinda gal, rather than dictate every waking moment of your wedding. While I'm wholly inappropriate and I cruse like a trooper, there'll be no shouting at guests from me, so there won't!

If you're the kind of couple who want a small alternative wedding or a couple who love to throw one hell of a party & dance the night away, then hit me up bitches!

So what's it going to be?

Choose a photographer who does hundreds of weddings a year?

Or are you going to choose a photographer who values every moment with you and your family?

Get's excited when they see you in your dress,

Cries at your dad's speech & hold's your hands when the nerves get too much!

What's your worth?

Collection 1

Full coverage from morning prep until first dance

11 hours wedding coverage or until 10pm which ever comes first
Zoom 'get to know you' meeting
All photos available online gallery
Slideshow of all your favourite images to music


About Collection 1

My most popular Package!

Are you ready for the ultimate wedding photography experience from start to finish? My "bells and whistles" package is specifically designed to capture every single special moment of your big day. From the getting-ready jitters in the morning to the last dance of the night, I will be there to capture it all, from morning prep til first dance or 10pm whichever comes first.

Munster Only. Travel fees apply outside of this.

Collection 2

Coverage from morning prep until dinner bell

8 hours wedding coverage
All photos available online in a password protected gallery
Zoom 'get to know you' meeting
Slideshow of all your favourite images to music


About Collection 2

This package is perfect for those who want to remember their wedding day journey. From the morning prep until dinner bell, I'll be there to capture all the candid moments, laughter and love. This package will give you a comprehensive and beautiful record of your special day that you'll treasure forever. Don't miss out, let us capture your memories in the most beautiful way!

Munster Only. Travel fees apply outside of this.

Collection 3

Elopement & City Weddings

Up to 3 hours coverage
Choose from a city backdrop or epic cliff top
All photos available online in a password protected gallery
Zoom 'get to know you' meeting
Vendor guide for couples who need additional recommendations
Optional extras - Additional time

TOTAL €1250

About Collection 3

Big wedding ain't your thing? Perhaps you want to run away and elope, or you want a short and sweet city wedding, either way my smallest package aims to cover all those needs! 3 hours is enough time to capture your commitment, family photos and couple portraits! If this doesn't quite fit, it can be customised for full day & 2 day elopement packages are available also.

Cork & Kerry only. Travel fees apply outside of this.

Á la carte

Second Shooter

Have a large wedding of over 120 guests or bride/groom prep are more than 10 minutes apart?

Morning Prep €350

Full Day coverage €550

Additional Time

Want more of me? It's more common than you think €230 per hour

Additional Travel

Weddings outside of Munster €150

Pre wedding shoot

Get your poses down pat before your big day and get unreal photos for your 'save the dates'

Engagement or pre wedding shoot within Cork or Kerry


Heirloom wedding albums

Luxury Heirloom Wedding Albums

The ultimate luxury 25 x 25 Heirloom Album in a linen box individually crafted using a handmade process by European artisans. Nothing says legacy like this!

30 pages (15 Spreads) up to 80 images.

Extra Spread (2 Pages) €20

Parent albums 20% off


Are you planning a destination wedding in Ireland?

A significant number of my clients are orchestrating weddings from overseas, and I completely understand the challenges involved. To make your journey smoother, I provide all my couples with comprehensive Vendor Guide, encompassing planners, makeup artists, hairstylists, florists, videographers, and more.

No matter your financial plan, you'll find a vendor that aligns perfectly with your needs.

Your dream wedding is within reach, regardless of the distance!

What are you saying yes to?

  • You're saying yes to someone who cares, really and truly cares.
  • You're saying yes to a lifetime of imagery, which will bring back every single fucking emotion.
  • Year after year.
  • Anniversary after anniversary.

We recently had the immense pleasure of working with Sarah for our wedding. A number of people in the bridal party are a bit nervous in front of the camera but Sarah’s enormous talent, professionalism and good sense of humour put everyone at ease.

From our sneak peek we can tell that we will have photos that we will cherish for a lifetime and for that we are forever grateful.

If you are not thinking about booking Sarah for your upcoming event then you are making a mistake

Michaela & Tom

You'd like to book, now what?

  • Email me and confirm which package you'd like to book - Collection 1, 2 or 3?
  • Pay a non-refundable retainer to secure your date
  • Once your date is booked, we arrange a 'get to know you' zoom
  • You will receive a guide on what to expect on your wedding day
  • You will get a couples questionnaire closer to your date & some tips and tricks on how to take painless family portraits
  • Before your ceremony we zoom again because it's important for me to have all the chats!
  • We finalise a timeline of your day
  • The week of your wedding, I touch base again to make sure your on track for an epic day
  • You receive a sneak peek within 48 hours of your wedding
  • You receive your full gallery within 10/12 weeks of your sneak peeks.
  • It's that fucking simple folks!

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